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LINGUIST List 19.3796

Thu Dec 11 2008

Qs: Linguists Writing About Their Own Children

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        1.    Arika Okrent, Linguists Writing About Their Own Children


Message 1: Linguists Writing About Their Own Children
Date: 10-Dec-2008
From: Arika Okrent <arikaokrent.com>
Subject: Linguists Writing About Their Own Children
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It can't be helped. Every linguist with a child is also a scientist with a
subject. I am looking for examples of works published by linguists about
the language behavior of their own children. For example, Sadock's ''The
Bennish Optative'' (CLS, 1982) or Jaeger's ''Kids' Slips'' (2005). They
might be broad programs of study (a la Piaget) or one-time papers. I am
interested in the the unique perspective that being a linguist gives to a
parent of small children.

Arika Okrent

Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition

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