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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:   Interdental /l/ in American English
Author:   Mark Jones
Submitter Email:  click here to access email
Subject Language(s):  English

Query:   Dear List Members,

as a native speaker of British English, I have the impression that an interdental lateral
is a possible realisation in American English, perhaps associated with young West Coast females. I would appreciate hearing from anyone who has any insights and observations, or published data, on how common this realisation of
is and whether my impressions are correct. I will post a summary of any responses in due course.

many thanks

Mark J. Jones
Department of Linguistics
University of Cambridge, UK
LL Issue: 15.1675
Date posted: 29-May-2004


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