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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:   Resources on Child Language Acquisition
Author:   Magdalena Hahn
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Language Acquisition

Query:   Hi!

I am studying English and have been wondering for a long time why children (toddlers) refer to themselves in 3rd person (mostly by their name). I have found many theories, but no scientific evidence, papers yet. It would be very helpful to receive some useful links or information concerning procedure, age, problems, etc. of acquiring the ''correct'' personal pronoun use in young children.

Thanks for your help!
LL Issue: 24.306
Date posted: 17-Jan-2013


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