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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: The Grammar of Space
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This volume examines the way human beings experience space and the way it is encoded grammatically in language. Basing her observations on 26 unrelated languages, the author centers the research on the encoding and expression of spatial relations around the emergence and evolution of spatial "grams," and the semantic and morphosyntactic characteristics of two types of spatial grams, which are shown to be similar for all languages, not only for the expression of spatial relations, but also for temporal and other non-spatial relations. Motivation for these similarities may lie in the way we, as human beings, experience the world, which is constrained by our physical configuration and neurophysiological apparatus, as well as our individual cultures.

Publication Year: 1994
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
Syntax
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Pages: 290
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