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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:   Nonverbal Communication
Author:   George Elgin, Suzette Haden Elgin
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Discourse Analysis

Query:   Sat, 1 Nov 1997 14:59:03 -0500
George Elgin, Suzette Haden Elgin
Nonverbal Communication

I need specific references for two statistics that turn up everywhere
- including my own notes from grad school. One says that 65% of all
information in typical English speech is nonverbal; the other says 90%
of emotional information in English speech is nonverbal. I've found a
dozen references *to* these statistics, but none offering an original
source, although one cryptic note appears to credit Bolinger. Please
email me directly if you can help -- thanks.

Suzette Haden Elgin
LL Issue: 8.1573
Date posted: 02-Nov-1997


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