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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


Academic Paper


Title: 'Concord, convergence and accommodation in bilingual children'
Author: AndrewRadford
Institution: 'University of Essex'
Author: TanjaKupisch
Institution: 'Universität Hamburg'
Author: ReginaKöppe
Institution: 'Universität Hamburg'
Author: GabrieleAzzaro
Email: click here to access email
Institution: 'Università degli Studi di Bologna'
Linguistic Field: 'Morphology; Psycholinguistics'
Subject Language: 'English'
' French'
' German'
' Italian'
Abstract: This paper examines the syntax of GENDER CONCORD in mixed utterances where bilingual children switch between a modifier in one language and a noun in another. Particular attention is paid to how children deal with potential gender mismatches between modifier and noun, i.e., if one of the languages has grammatical gender but the other does not, or if one of the languages has a ternary gender system and the other a binary one. We show that the English–Italian and French–German bilingual children in our study accommodate the gender properties of the noun to those of its modifiers in such cases, in order to ensure convergence.

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This article appears in Bilingualism: Language and Cognition Vol. 10, Issue 3, which you can read on Cambridge's site or on LINGUIST .



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