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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

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:   Suppletion Cross-linguistically
Author:   Piers Kelly
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Typology

Query:   Hi Linguists,
I'm working on a Philippine auxiliary language that has bucketloads of
suppleted forms. In other words, I'm dealing with words where the
morphology is not explicit, as in English 'go' -> 'went' and Russian.

I would like to know if you can tell me of other languages that have a high
degree of this kind of implicit morphology. And is there a way of
quantifying suppletion in a language?

Many thanks,
LL Issue: 23.1116
Date posted: 06-Mar-2012


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