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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:   Apologies for 'Talk' Offences
Author:   James Murphy
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Discourse Analysis

Query:   Dear all,

I'm hoping you will be able to point me in the direction of any work done, particularly within Conversation Analysis, on interlocutors apologising for things like interrupting, mistiming their turn, or having to correct themselves (/engaging in repair work). I am currently working on interaction at public inquiries and there are a number of examples of politicians producing conventional apology tokens for such 'offences' and I am struggling to find literature which discusses this behaviour in everyday conversation. I'll post a summary of replies to the list.

Many thanks in advance,

James Murphy
LL Issue: 23.4364
Date posted: 18-Oct-2012


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