LINGUIST List 18.825|
Sun Mar 18 2007
Qs: Language Planning in Iran; Lexical Availability/Dominance
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Language Planning in Iran
Message 1: Language Planning in Iran
From: Samira Farwaneh <farwanehemail.arizona.edu>
Subject: Language Planning in Iran
I have been teaching for some time now a course on the languages and
societies of the middle East. A number of new publications have appeared on
the linguistic situation in Israel, Turkey and the Arab World, but for some
reason, I have not been able to locate current publications on the
linguistic situation in Iran, especially in the post-revolution period. I
would appreciate any information on publications or web sites pertaining to
With many thanks and promise for a summary,
University of Arizona
Message 2: Lexical Availability/Dominance
From: Kim Potowski <kimpotowuic.edu>
Subject: Lexical Availability/Dominance
Is there any evidence to suggest that the first word people offer in a
picture naming exercise is, in fact, the word they tend to use more often?
In this specific case, the people are adult Spanish heritage speakers,
dominant in English but very proficient in Spanish. They are being asked
to identify common everyday items in Spanish - eyeglasses, drinking straw,
sidewalk, swimming pool, etc.
Thanks for any citations.
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