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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:   A need for participation
Author:   Nawrass Sabah
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Applied Linguistics
Discourse Analysis

Query:   I am Nawrass Almudhafar, an assistant lecturer in the department of English –College of Education/ Humanities- Basra- Iraq. I have an MA in applied linguistics, and I am specialized in pragmatic studies.

I am preparing a research entitled Investigating Cross-Linguistic Differences in Refusal Speech Act among Native English Students and Iraqi Students Speaking English. The study aims at obtaining answers to the following questions:

1.What strategies and preferred order of strategies do British students (native English speakers of English) and Iraqi students of English language use when they refuse offers, requests, suggestions, and invitations?
2.What are the gender differences among male and female speakers?
3.How the use of refusal strategies affected by the interlocutor status?

Really, I have a problem of finding British students (university students at the age of 21. Ten males and ten females) to do the questionnaire. If you are ready to help me I will be very grateful and I will send all the details related to the study and the questionnaire.

LL Issue: 24.4601
Date posted: 18-Nov-2013


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