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Language Planning as a Sociolinguistic Experiment

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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

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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

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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:   Noun root melodies associating to whole words
Author:   Dave Roberts
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Morphology

Query:   In Kabiye (Gur, Togo), I analyse noun class suffixes as being toneless.
The suffix receives its tone as the noun root melody associates to the
whole word.

From discussions with several colleagues, I understand that this is a fairly
widespread phenomenon in African, Amazonian and Asian tonal
languages, but I am interested in published references supporting this.
Can anyone help?

Thanks in advance,
Dave Roberts
LL Issue: 22.4763
Date posted: 29-Nov-2011


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