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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:   Action nouns
Author:   Lars Martin Fosse
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Query:   Dear members of the list,

I am looking for bibliographic references to books/papers dealing with the
syntax of action nouns such as "destruction", "discovery" etc., e.g. as in
"the Huns' destruction of the city/the city's destruction by the Huns",
"Colombus' discovery of America/the discovery of America by Colombus".

Please send information to my personal email address:
I'll be happy to make available a list of the references that I receive for

Best regards,

Lars Martin Fosse

LL Issue: 12.868
Date posted: 28-Mar-2001


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