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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

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 Categorization of Spatial Entities in Language and Cognition
Series Title: Human Cognitive Processing 20
Description:

Despite a growing interest for space in language, most research has focused
on spatial markers specifying the static or dynamic relationships among
entities (verbs, prepositions, postpositions, case markings'). Little
attention has been paid to the very properties of spatial entities, their
status in linguistic descriptions, and their implications for spatial
cognition and its development in children. This topic is at the center of
this book, that opens a new field by sketching some major theoretical and
methodological directions for future research on spatial entities. Brought
together linguistic descriptions of spatial systems, formal accounts of
linguistic data, and experimental findings from psycholinguistic studies,
all couched within a wide cross-linguistic perspective. Such an
interdisciplinary approach provides a rich overview of the many questions
that remain unanswered in relation to spatial entities, while also throwing
a new light on previous research focusing on related topics concerning
space and/or the relation between language and cognition.

Publication Year: 2007
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Psycholinguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9027223742
ISBN-13: 9789027223746
Pages: 379
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