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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: Why We Talk
Subtitle: The Evolutionary Origins of Language
URL: http://www.oup.com/uk/catalogue/?ci=9780199276233
Series Title: Studies in the Evolution of Language
Description:

Constant exchange of information is integral to our societies. Jean-Louis
Dessalles explores how this came into being. He develops a view of language
as an instrument for conversation rather than mental representation and
thought. Presenting language evolution as a natural history of
conversation, the author sheds light on the emergence of communication in
the hominine congregations, as well as on the human nature.

Publication Year: 2007
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
Anthropological Linguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0199276234
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 400
Prices: U.K.£ 35.00