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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:   Fieldwork recorder advice
Author:   HMooney HMooney
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  General Linguistics
Language Documentation

Query:   I'm looking for an extremely small and portable recording device to use while
doing fieldwork this summer. The ideal machine would be pocket size, would have
a built-in voice activated mic, hi-sensitivity, have removable/replaceable
media, but ideally would not use tape (I don't like tape: a magnetic or optical
medium would be ideal.). I'd like to be able to just walk into a situation,
switch it on, and have it record everything that happens.

Any suggestions?


Mon, 12 Jun 2000 16:18:26 -0400
Norvin Richards
Italian Double-Infinitive Filter

I've been doing some work related to the ''double-infinitive filter'',
reported by Longobardi for Italian, which rules out (under some
circumstances) sequences consisting of more than one infinitive:

*Paolo potrebbe sembrare dormire tranquillamente
Paolo could INF-seem INF-sleep quietly

Does anyone know of other languages that exhibit such a filter? If
there's enough interest, I'll generate a summary.

- Norvin Richards
LL Issue: 11.1313
Date posted: 12-Jun-2000


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