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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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Title: Tense and Aspect: From Semantics to Morphosyntax
Series Title: Oxford Studies in Comparative Syntax
Description:

This book examines the interactions between the morphosyntax and the
semantic interpretation of tense and aspect in the Germanic and Romance
languages. These languages diverge not only in their variety of tense and
aspectual forms, but also in the distribution and interpretation of given
forms. Adopting Noam Chomsky's minimalist framework, Alessandra Giorgi and
Fabio Pianesi attempt to provide theoretical explanations for the observed
patterns of form and meaning which link the morphosyntactic properties of
languages in both universal and language-particular constraints on
interpretation.

Publication Year: 1997
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Morphology
Semantics
Syntax
Language Family(ies): Romance
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0195091922
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 336 p
Prices: AUS$ $85.00

 
 
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0195091930
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 336 p
Prices: AUS$ $35.00