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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

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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: 'Guest Editors'' Preface'
Author: RoelM.Vismans
Institution: 'University of Sheffield'
Author: MatthiasHüning
Email: click here to access email
Homepage: 'http://userpage.fu-berlin.de/~mhuening/'
Institution: 'Freie Universität Berlin'
Author: FredWeerman
Institution: 'University of Amsterdam'
Linguistic Field: 'Applied Linguistics'
Subject Language: 'Dutch'
' English'
' German'
Abstract: It is not uncommon for the naive native speaker of English to confuse German and Dutch. One reason for this lies in the English names for the languages, but another reason is that Dutch and German sound similar to the anglophone ear. Many, perhaps even most, university students of Dutch in the United Kingdom and elsewhere in the anglophone world come to Dutch with a good knowledge of German and again, often draw parallels between their mother tongue, and Dutch and German. Of course, professional linguists know that English and German are neighbors of Dutch and members of the same Germanic language family. However, comments by naive native speakers serve to highlight questions about the typological contrasts between these three languages.

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This article appears in Journal of Germanic Linguistics Vol. 22, Issue 4, which you can read on Cambridge's site or on LINGUIST .



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