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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 whole nother thing"
Author:   William J. Rapaport
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Query:   Has anyone ever commented on the idiom "that's a whole nother thing",
where the word "whole" is inserted inside the word "another"? I've
heard this in New York City dialects (the one I grew up with; I've
said "a whole nother thing" all my life but only recently realized
how odd it is) and also in Australia.

William J. Rapapor
Associate Professor of Computer Science & Adjunct Professor of Philosophy
Member, Center for Cognitive Science
Associate Director, SNePS Research Group (SNeRG)

201 Bell Hall (office: 214 Bell)
University at Buffalo (SUNY)
Buffalo, NY 14260-2000

LL Issue: 14.2043
Date posted: 30-Jul-2003


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