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Language Planning as a Sociolinguistic Experiment

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Acquiring Phonology: A Cross-Generational Case-Study

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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

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Academic Paper


Title: The Danish Communicative Developmental Inventories: Validity and main developmental trends
Author: DortheBleses
Institution: University of Southern Denmark
Author: WernerVach
Institution: University of Southern Denmark
Author: MaleneSlott
Institution: University of Southern Denmark
Author: SonjaWehberg
Institution: University of Southern Denmark
Author: PiaThomsen
Institution: University of Southern Denmark
Author: ThomasO.Madsen
Institution: University of Southern Denmark
Author: HansBasbøll
Institution: University of Southern Denmark
Linguistic Field: Language Acquisition; Psycholinguistics
Subject Language: Danish
Abstract: This paper presents a large-scale cross-sectional study of Danish children's early language acquisition based on the Danish adaptation of the (CDI). Measures of validity and reliability imply that the Danish adaptation of the American CDI has been adjusted linguistically and culturally in appropriate ways which makes it suitable for tapping into Danish children's language acquisition. The study includes 6,112 randomly selected children in the age of 0 ; 8 to 3 ; 0, and results related to the development of early gestures, comprehension and production of words as well as grammatical skills, are presented.

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This article appears in Journal of Child Language Vol. 35, Issue 3, which you can read on Cambridge's site or on LINGUIST .



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