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Oxford Handbook of Corpus Phonology

Edited by Jacques Durand, Ulrike Gut, and Gjert Kristoffersen

Offers the first detailed examination of corpus phonology and serves as a practical guide for researchers interested in compiling or using phonological corpora

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The Languages of the Jews: A Sociolinguistic History

By Bernard Spolsky

A vivid commentary on Jewish survival and Jewish speech communities that will be enjoyed by the general reader, and is essential reading for students and researchers interested in the study of Middle Eastern languages, Jewish studies, and sociolinguistics.

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Indo-European Linguistics

New Open Access journal on Indo-European Linguistics is now available!

Summary Details

Query:   Understandability of Errors
Author:  Noriko Nakanishi (Hirokawa)
Submitter Email:  click here to access email
Linguistic LingField(s):   Language Acquisition

Summary:   Dear Linguists, Thank you for your responses to the query and summary submitted on Aug.26 in Linguist 15.2394 ( and Aug.30 in Linguist 15.2412 ( Listed below is the statistical data on the understandability of error sentences, judged by 321 respondents (Native speakers of English=121, Japanese=106, Others=94). The 60 sentences were judged according to the 5-scale understandability levels (?1=very easy? to ?5= very difficult?), thus the smaller the means of evaluation, the easier the error sentences were judged to be. The means, and standard deviations (SD) of the 60 sentences are listed according to the degree of understandability, ?the easiest sentence? on top and the ?most difficult sentence? at the bottom.

LL Issue: 15.3596
Date Posted: 23-Dec-2004


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