LINGUIST List 10.1336

Sat Sep 11 1999

Qs: Anti Cog/Ling Material,Bilingual Single-Parents

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  1. PR&NCX Woods, Anti Cog Ling Materials
  2. Sonia Wagner, Bilingual single-parents

Message 1: Anti Cog Ling Materials

Date: Fri, 10 Sep 1999 23:49:26 +0100
From: PR&NCX Woods <prncxwoodspr.freeserve.co.uk>
Subject: Anti Cog Ling Materials

Hello Linguists, a quick request for info.
Does anyone have any references for well-argued books or papers which are
hostile to cognitive linguistics, particularly the idea of "schemas".
Thanks very much. BTW I am looking for academic musings, rather than
polemical stuff!
Paul Woods.
Uni of Sheffield, UK.
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Message 2: Bilingual single-parents

Date: Fri, 10 Sep 1999 11:56:54 +0200
From: Sonia Wagner <Sonia.Wagnererziehung.uni-giessen.de>
Subject: Bilingual single-parents

- ---------------- Hi ! I'm currently writing my examspaper on my
"motherese" to my almost 2 year old daughter Sarah. We live in
Giessen, Germany and I'm a single mother, who was raised by "all
German" parents. We moved around the world due to my father's
occupationon; consequently I turned quite multi-lingual myself. The
English language, especially (I fine-tune me own variation to who I'm
speaking to) is a part of me I don't want to give up, while raising my
child alone, in a ML German environment. 
I have 2 questions: 
#1
Are there any reports/data/information/statistics on bilingual
single-parents out there, that give me information on the choices
these people make (and I know they exist, I can't be the only one) 
or made, when it comes to deciding on how to speak to their
children?
#2 Is there any current research going on concerning
language input theories - fine-tuning, etc. And where do I obtain this
kind of information? (results ?) Thank you so much for any
help.

Sonia Wagner Giessen, Germany
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