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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: Event Representation in Language and Cognition
Series Title: Language Culture and Cognition 11
Description:

Event Representation in Language and Cognition examines new research into
how the mind deals with the experience of events. Empirical research into
the cognitive processes involved when people view events and talk about
them is still a young field. The chapters by leading experts draw on data
from the description of events in spoken and signed languages, first and
second language acquisition, co-speech gesture and eye movements during
language production, and from non-linguistic categorization and other
tasks. The book highlights newly found evidence for how perception,
thought, and language constrain each other in the experience of events. It
will be of particular interest to linguists, psychologists, and
philosophers, as well as to anyone interested in the representation and
processing of events.

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Psycholinguistics
Sociolinguistics
Cognitive Science
Language Acquisition
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 052189834X
ISBN-13: 9780521898348
Prices: U.K.£ 55.00
U.S.$ 95.00