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Language Planning as a Sociolinguistic Experiment

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Provides richly detailed insight into the uniqueness of the Norwegian language development. Marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of the Norwegian nation following centuries of Danish rule


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Acquiring Phonology: A Cross-Generational Case-Study

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The study also highlights the constructs of current linguistic theory, arguing for distinctive features and the notion 'onset' and against some of the claims of Optimality Theory and Usage-based accounts.


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Language Production and Interpretation: Linguistics meets Cognition

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The importance of Henk Zeevat's new monograph cannot be overstated. [...] I recommend it to anyone who combines interests in language, logic, and computation [...]. David Beaver, University of Texas at Austin


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Title: Positional Faithfulness: An Optimality Theoretic Treatment of Phonological Asymmetries
Written By: JillN.Beckman
URL: http://www.garlandpub.com/
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In many of the world's languages, segments which appear in perceptually of psycholinguistically prominent positions such as initial syllables, stressed syllables, and syllable onsets exhibit privileged phonological behavior. This privileged behavior is manifested three ways: triggering of phological processes, blocking of phonological processes, and licensing of phonological contrasts not found in other positions. This book examines these diverse segmental asymmetries, using Optimality Theory, a constraint-based approach to generative grammar, as an analytic tool. The central claim of the study is that the phonological asymmetries associated with prominence derive from high-ranking

Publication Year: 1999
Publisher: Garland Publishers
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Linguistic Field(s): Phonology
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 081533348X
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 320pp
Prices: $69