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Books: Lang Desc, Estonian: Metslang, Rannut (eds.)

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  1. LINCOM.EUROPA, Languages in development: Metslang, Rannut (eds.)

Message 1: Languages in development: Metslang, Rannut (eds.)

Date: Thu, 23 Jan 2003 13:24:47 +0000
Subject: Languages in development: Metslang, Rannut (eds.)

Title: Languages in development
Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Lincom Europa
Availability: Available
Editor: Helle Metslang, 
Editor: Mart Rannut, 
Hardback: ISBN: 3895867039., Pages: 196pp., Price: USD 60 / EUR 62 /
GBP 42.
The volume comprises a selection of papers presented at the conference
on language development titled 'Estonian in Europe', held in Tallinn
in March 2001 to open the European Year of Languages 2001 in
Estonia. The main aim of the conference was to discuss the processes
and developments in progress in both Estonian and other languages at
the turn of the millennium, and factors influencing various
languages. The papers are divided into three sections according to
their content:

Language and society - the increasing importance of languages and
their implementation in functional domains in current Europe, with
special attention to the condition of and outlook for the languages
spoken on the shores of the Baltic Sea;

Language and technology - the current situation, development
prospects, and requirements of language technology;

Language and structure problems of orthography and pronunciation, word
formation, lexicology, syntax, semantics, language acquisition.

The authors of the articles are �. Dahl (Stockholm), M. Rannut
(Tallinn), H. Tommola (Tampere), I. Druviete (Riga), B. Klaas (Tartu),
E. Meister (Tartu), H. �im (Tartu), M. Mihkla (Tallinn), G. Dias
(Lisboa), H.-J. Kaalep (Tartu), T. Tenbrink ( Hamburg), M. Hint
(Tallinn), K. Pajusalu (Tartu / Helsinki), R. Kasik (Tartu), S. Vare
(Tallinn), J. Toyota (Manchester), T. Salasoo (Sydney), S. Liiv
(Tallinn), U. Sutrop (Tallinn), L. Erilt (Los Angeles).

Table of Contents:

Preface and Acknowledgements


�sten Dahl. The Ecology of Languages

Mart Rannut. Postmodern Trends in Current Language Development

Hannu Tommola. What Happens to Our Languages?

Ina Druviete. The Latvian Language in the 21st Century World

Birute Klaas. Estonians and the Estonian Language in Southern Sweden
and Lithuania


Einar Meister, Haldur �im. Estonian Language Technology - Where Do We

Meelis Mihkla. Evaluation of the Quality of Estonian Text-to-speech
Synthesis and Future Developments of TTS System

Gaul Dias, Heiki-Jaan Kaalep. Automatic Extraction of Multiword Units
for Estonian: Phrasal Verbs

Thora Tenbrink. Communicative Aspects of Human-Robot Interaction


Mati Hint. The Syllabic Foundations of Estonian Orthography

Karl Pajusalu. What Has Changed in Estonian Pronunciation: the Making
of Estonian Accents

Reet Kasik. Morphology of Loan-Verbs in the Estonian Language

Silvi Vare. Back-Formation of Verbs in Estonian

Junichi Toyota. Locativisation in Hiberno-English: Simple or Complex

Tiiu Salasoo. A Step in the Search for an Explanation of the
Acquisition of Estonian

Suliko Liiv. The Role and the Use of English Loanwords in Estonian
Press: their Assimilation Process

Urmas Sutrop. Development of Smell Terms in Estonian: Smells in Poetry

Lumme Erilt. Meaning as a Theory
Lingfield(s): Language Description
Subject Language(s): Estonian (Language Code: EST)

Written In: English (Language Code: ENG)

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