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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: The Cradle of Language
Edited By: RudolfP.Botha
Series Title: Studies in the Evolution of Language
Description:

This book is the first to focus on the African origins of human language.
It explores the origins of language and culture 250,000-150,000 years ago
when modern humans evolved in Africa. Scholars from around the world
address the fossil, genetic, and archaeological evidence and critically
examine the ways it has been interpreted. The book also considers parellel
developments among Europe's Neanderthals and the contrasting outcomes for
the two species. Following an extensive introduction contextualizing and
linking the book's topics and approaches, fifteen chapters bring together
many of the most significant recent findings and developments in modern
human origins research. The fields represented by the authors include
genetics, biology, behavioural ecology, linguistics, archaeology, cognitive
science, and anthropology.

Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
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Versions:
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0199545863
ISBN-13: 9780199545865
Pages: 320
Prices: U.S.$ 45.00

 
 
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0199545855
ISBN-13: 9780199545858
Pages: 320
Prices: U.S.$ 135.00