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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:   Computational Linguistics/Semantics Question from a Student
Author:   Elizabeth Winkler
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Computational Linguistics

Query:   Hi Folks,

I have received the following query from one of my students. I lack the knowledge to answer the question. If you have any answer or readings I could direct him to, I would appreciate it.
Elizabeth Winkler

Dr. Winkler,

Would you happen to know what computational linguists have to say on the Transmitter vs. Receiver Oriented language topic? For example, is there a structural difference between the two that is detectable by algorithm?

Also, how well do humans differentiate the two? How well do speakers of different languages do so?

Just wondering,

Bryan Knowles
LL Issue: 24.2366
Date posted: 10-Jun-2013


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