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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:   Native Speakers' Intuitions about Newsreader Talk
Author:   Gabriele Azzaro
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Discourse Analysis
Subject Language(s):  English

Query:   Dear Linguists,

I am doing some research on how native speakers of English react to
newsreaders' speaking and reading styles. In particular I would be
interested in seeing whether the speaker's emotions are visible or not to
the listener. For this purpose I have put on the web an online test, which
includes short videoclips of high emotional impact. It is made up of 17
short clips with questions. ADSL OR HIGHER is needed to view the clips with
decent quality. It should not take more than 30 minutes to complete. I am
extremely grateful to anyone who will take the time to answer it (hoping it
will be a not-too-cumbersome holiday distraction).

There are two versions of exactly the same test, one for Windows and the
other for Mac. You can choose either according to your computer type.

I will obviously post the final results here, in early autumn.

Thank you for your time and help!

The page is:

LL Issue: 16.2323
Date posted: 03-Aug-2005


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