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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:   Terminology Development in Amerindian Languages
Author:   José Álvarez
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Applied Linguistics

Query:   I will be involved in a project aimed at developing basic scientific
terminology in Amerindian languages of Venezuela for use in primary and
secondary schools. I am looking for references and other sources about the
process of lexicon development. I have conducted fruitless searches in the
WWW. I am fully aware that an understanding of the structure of the
language is crucial for creating new terms (for example, derivational
morphology and compounding), but I need something like general guidelines,
theory of lexicon creation, and information about current and past projects
in this area. Thank you.

José Álvarez
Universidad del Zulia
Maracaibo, Venezuela
LL Issue: 17.1090
Date posted: 11-Apr-2006


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