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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

Query Details

Query Subject:   Adult Use of Holographic Speech
Author:   John Selfridge
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  General Linguistics

Query:   I am trying to do a presentation about adults who use holographic speech as infants do. That is, when adults use one word to convey an entire message. For example young people will say ''dude'' and it can have several different meanings. These meanings are dependent on the context and the non-verbal language that go along with that word.

Most information I can find on this topic concerns speech therapy. This is not the direction I was hoping to go. Does anyone know any resources I could hunt down? Or maybe a different term for what it is that I am trying to research?

Thank you for any and all help.

John Selfridge
Linguistics Student
LL Issue: 24.1439
Date posted: 28-Mar-2013


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