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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:   Denotation of the "n-th Week of the Month/Year"
Author:   Gregor Erbach
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Query:   I would like to know what the exact denotation is of
expressions like

"the first week of April"
"the third week of this year"

in different languages und cultures.

I have heard claims that in the US the "first week"
is the period from the first day of the month until
the following Saturday, whereas in Germany it is
the first full week (Monday to Sunday) of the month.

Please respond to me ( directly, and I
will post a summary of responses to the list.

Gregor Erbach

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LL Issue: 12.1660
Date posted: 25-Jun-2001


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