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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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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: Pragmatics and Grammar
Description:

When using language, many aspects of our messages are left implicit in what
we say. While grammar is responsible for what we express explicitly,
pragmatics explains how we infer additional meanings. The problem is that
it is not always a trivial matter to decide which of the meanings conveyed
is explicit (grammatical) and which implicit (pragmatic). Pragmatics and
Grammar lays out a methodology for students and scholars to distinguish
between the two. It explains how and why grammar and pragmatics combine
together in natural discourse, and how pragmatic uses become grammatical in
time.

Publication Year: 2008
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0521559944
ISBN-13: 9780521559942
Prices: U.K.£ 23.99
U.S.$ 45.00