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Language Planning as a Sociolinguistic Experiment

By: Ernst Jahr

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

By Neil Smith

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

By Henk Zeevat

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: Meaning Change in Grammaticalization
Subtitle: An Enquiry into Semantic Reanalysis
URL: http://www.oup.com/uk/catalogue/?ci=9780199262601
Description:

This book explores the key mechanisms underlying semantic change. Meaning
changes work, the author shows, through modes of reanalysis undertaken by
speakers and listeners, and are particularly evident in processes of
grammaticalization in which lexical items lose autonomous meaning. Regine
Eckardt's approach is derived from formal semantic theory and developed in
the context of several in-depth case studies. Her book will interest
scholars and advanced students of historical and comparative linguistics
and formal semantics.

Publication Year: 2006
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Semantics
Sociolinguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0199262608
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 296
Prices: U.K.£ 50.00