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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: Begat
Subtitle: The King James Bible and the English Language
URL: http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/product/9780199695188.do
Description:

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The King James Bible has contributed more to English than any other source. In
this enlightening book David Crystal asks why. He looks at how its words have
been given new life by poets, playwrights, novelists, politicians, journalists,
advertisers, film-makers, hip-hop artists, and many others.

Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Sociolinguistics
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0199695180
ISBN-13: 9780199695188
Pages: 336
Prices: U.K.£ 8.99