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Vowel Length From Latin to Romance

By Michele Loporcaro

This book "draws on extensive empirical data, including from lesser known varieties" and "puts forward a new account of a well-known diachronic phenomenon."


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Letter Writing and Language Change

Edited By Anita Auer, Daniel Schreier, and Richard J. Watts

This book "challenges the assumption that there is only one 'legitimate' and homogenous form of English or of any other language" and "supports the view of different/alternative histories of the English language and will appeal to readers who are skeptical of 'standard' language ideology."


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Title: The Origins of Vowel Systems
Written By: Bart de Boer
Series Title: Studies in the Evolution of Language
Description:

This book addresses universal tendencies of human vowel systems from the point of view of self-organization. It uses computer simulations to show that the same universal tendencies found in human languages can be reproduced in a population of artificial agents. These agents learn and use vowels with human-like perception and production, using a learning algorithm that is cognitively plausible. The implications of these results for the evolution of language are then explored.

Publication Year: 2001
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Phonetics
Cognitive Science
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0198299656
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 182
Prices: £35.00

 
 
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0198299664
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 182
Prices: £12.99