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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

New from Cambridge University Press!


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.

New from Brill!


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:   Mainstream language books
Author:   Katie Haegele
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Query:   Hello all. I'm a former linguistics student and I now write a book column for a newspaper. I'm trying to come up with some books on language that would appeal to a non-academic audience. I'm thinking of mainstream books that aren't dopey -- somewhere in the vicinity of William Safire or Geoffrey Nunberg. I'd be very appreciative if anyone has a moment to respond with their favorite books; if they're newer titles, all the better. Thank you so much!
LL Issue: 14.2014
Date posted: 23-Jul-2003


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