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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:   Foreign Language Learning Disability and Linguistics
Author:   Andrea Osburne
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Applied Linguistics
Cognitive Science

Query:   Thu, 20 Nov 1997 21:16:24 -0500
Andrea Osburne
Foreign Language Learning Disability and Linguistics

Recently we have discovered that some of the students in our introductory
linguistics course are taking it because they have been exempted from the
university language requirement as a result of a diagnosis of _foreign language
learning disability_. The Dean has placed them in our course as a substitute
for the requirement. Anything that gets students into linguistics courses is,
naturally, delightful, but we are wondering about this practice. Does anyone
have any information about it? Is it a standard procedure at other

Andrea Osburne
LL Issue: 8.1683
Date posted: 24-Nov-1997


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