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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

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Academic Paper


Title: Spoken word recognition in adolescents with autism spectrum disorders and specific language impairment
Author: TomLoucas
Institution: University of Reading
Author: NickGRiches
Institution: University of Reading
Author: GillianBaird
Institution: Guy's Hospital
Author: AndrewPickles
Institution: Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London
Author: EmilySimonoff
Institution: Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London
Author: SusieChandler
Institution: Institute of Education, University of London
Author: T.Charman
Institution: Institute of Education, University of London
Linguistic Field: Psycholinguistics
Abstract: Spoken word recognition, during gating, appears intact in specific language impairment (SLI). This study used gating to investigate the process in adolescents with autism spectrum disorders plus language impairment (ALI). Adolescents with ALI, SLI, and typical language development (TLD), matched on nonverbal IQ listened to gated words that varied in frequency (low/high) and number of phonological onset neighbors (low/high density). Adolescents with ALI required more speech input to initially identify low-frequency words with low competitor density than those with SLI and those with TLD, who did not differ. These differences may be due to less well specified word form representations in ALI.

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This article appears in Applied Psycholinguistics Vol. 34, Issue 2, which you can read on Cambridge's site or on LINGUIST .



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