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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

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Query Subject:   Raising children bilingual or not bilingual?
Author:   Stefan Ploch
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Query:   I have searched the archives of this list but could not find much. I am trying to find out what exactly the evidence for AND AGAINST the claim is that growing up bilingually has only advantages. I have heard some linguists say (but only informally) that children who grow up bilingually have, on average, more learning difficulties than monolingual children.

Is there anything to such claims? Who agrees with such a view, who opposes it, what should I read?

Thanks for your help.

Of course, I will post a summary.
LL Issue: 14.2574
Date posted: 26-Sep-2003


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