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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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Query Subject:   Asiatic Vernacular Movements
Author:   Richard Durkan
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Sociolinguistics

Query:   I am very interested in the literary and vernacular movements of the Far East at the turn of the 20th century. As well as the New Culture Movement of China, I am interested in the Taiwanese New Literature Movement, the literary movement launched by Ch’oe Namsŏn and Yi Kwangsu in Korea, the Hkit-san vernacular movement in Burma and wonder why these movements seem to be such a specifically Asian phenomenon.

I notice that a number of the protagonists in these movements spent time in Japan and I wonder to what extent they were influenced by Japanese reformers such as those of the earlier Meiji 6 Society and also to what extent they influenced one another. Has anyone attempted to make a comparative study of some (or indeed all) of these movements? Is anyone working in this area?
LL Issue: 24.1820
Date posted: 25-Apr-2013


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