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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:   need reference - cross-cultural pragmatics
Author:   Fay Wouk
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Query:   I read an article a few years ago which compared naturally occurring data with role play, and possibly also with DCT data, focussing, as I remember, on the speech act of expression of gratitude. the findings were to the effect that naturally occurring instances took more turns and were more elaborate than the role plays. I've misplaced my reference, and would appreciate it if anyone can supply same.

LL Issue: 14.3299
Date posted: 30-Nov-2003


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