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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:   Ellipsis
Author:   Ando Sadao
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Syntax
Subject Language(s):  English

Query:   Dear List Members:

I would like to present my first question to the list. What is your opinion of the following sentences which I found in my reading. Some linguists accept these with the 'it' and 'him' added. I don't think that they are so common, but would like to hear your opinions.

This book is too abstract for me to read [it].
He spoke too fast for me to follow [him].
Which article did you file without reading [it].
(Chomsky accepts this last one without the 'it'.)

Sadao Ando
LL Issue: 10.315
Date posted: 26-Feb-1999


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