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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

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

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Query:   Surnames of Italian Homesteaders in Western Canada
Author:  Mary C Marino
Submitter Email:  click here to access email
Linguistic LingField(s):   Historical Linguistics

Summary:   Regarding Query:

Eleven subscribers responded to our query: Claudia Bortolato, Donna Lillian, Marc Picard, Magdalena Zoeppritz, Paola Attolino, Thomas Leddy-Cecere, Giorgio Arcodia, Francesco Screti, Luisa Bozzo, Alessandra Riccardi and Pier Marco Bertinetto.

They offered various observations about the phonological characteristics of the listed names and directed our attention to the following websites:,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

There is some overlap in this list but we include them all in acknowledgement of our respondents’ contributions. We extend our profound thanks to all of them; the information they have provided has been highly useful to Ms. Bellissimo in her research.

LL Issue: 23.4737
Date Posted: 12-Nov-2012


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