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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more



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Title: Linguistic Theory and Empirical Evidence
Edited By: Bob de Jonge
Yishai Tobin
URL: http://benjamins.com/catalog/sfsl.64
Series Title: Studies in Functional and Structural Linguistics 64
Description:

This volume further elaborates the empirical tradition of Columbia School (CS)
Linguistics by offering diverse empirical analyses for a wide variety of
languages. These studies open a much needed debate advocating the
necessity of the independent validation of linguistic hypotheses. This research
exemplifies how such a validation should be conducted by determining which
forms underlie the analyses and extracting those observations that are
considered to be objective. The volume consists of two parts: a section on
synchronic and diachronic grammatical problems and a section on Phonology
as Human Behavior (PHB), the Columbia School version of phonology, applied
to evolutionary, developmental and clinical issues and the phonotactics of the
selected lexicon of a literary text. It provides a wealth of useful empirical data
and in-depth and sophisticated qualitative and quantitative analyses of a broad
range of languages from diverse families: French, Spanish, Afrikaans, Dutch,
English, Polish, Russian, Japanese, and Hebrew.

Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
General Linguistics
Linguistic Theories
Phonology
Clinical Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Afrikaans
Dutch
English
French
Hebrew
Japanese
Polish
Russian
Spanish
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ISBN-13: 9789027286871
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