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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: Merging Features
Subtitle: Computation, Interpretation, and Acquisition
URL: http://www.oup.com/uk/catalogue/?ci=9780199553266
Description:

This book presents new work on how Merge and formal features, two basic
factors in the Minimalist Program, should determine the syntactic
computation of natural language. Merge combines simpler objects into more
complex ones. Formal features establish dependencies within objects. In
this book leading scholars examine the intricate ways in which these two
factors interact to generate well-formed derivations in natural language.
It is divided into two parts concerned with formal features and
interpretable features - a subset of formal features. The authors combine
grammatical theory with the analysis of data drawn from a wide range of
languages, both in the adult grammar and in first language acquisition. The
mechanisms at work in linguistic computation are considered in relation to
a variety of linguistic phenomena, including A-binding, A'-dependencies and
reconstruction, agreement, word order, adjuncts, pronouns and complementizers.

Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
Syntax
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0199553262
ISBN-13: 9780199553266
Pages: 392
Prices: U.K.£ 65.00
U.S.$ 125.00