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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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Title: 'T-to-R and the Northern Subject Rule: questionnaire-based spatial, social and structural linguistics'
Author: IsabelleBuchstaller
Institution: 'Universität Leipzig'
Author: KarenPCorrigan
Institution: 'Newcastle University'
Author: AndersHolmberg
Institution: 'Durham University'
Author: PatrickHoneybone
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Homepage: 'http://www.englang.ed.ac.uk/people/patrick.html'
Institution: 'University of Edinburgh'
Author: WarrenMaguire
Institution: 'University of Edinburgh'
Linguistic Field: 'Sociolinguistics'
Abstract: Accents and dialects of English and Scots in Britain have been under active investigation for many decades, as reported through the Survey of English Dialects (Orton et al. 1962–71) and the Linguistic Atlas of Scotland (Mather et al. 1975–86), Wells’ three-volume compendium (1982), and a host of detailed studies of individual varieties. There are also welcome recent signs of the reintegration of variation data into theoretical discussion (see Henry 2002, Cornips & Corrigan 2005a and Trousdale & Adger 2007 for morphosyntax, as well as Anttila 2002 and Coetzee & Pater 2011 for phonology). Nonetheless, the precise structural, geolinguistic and sociolinguistic patterning of many features of vernacular Englishes in the UK is still largely unknown.

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This article appears in English Language and Linguistics Vol. 17, Issue 1, which you can read on Cambridge's site or on LINGUIST .



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