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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

Query Details

Query Subject:   Meaning Analysis of a Sentence
Author:   Hans Prufer
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Query:   Dear Native Speakers of English,
Could you please let me know what you think of the following sentence? I'd rather not give any details on why I would be asking this in order to rule out any bias based on my explanation. Your reply will be greatly appreciated and I will post the summary of my inquiry.

The man gives a dog a water.
LL Issue: 14.588
Date posted: 28-Feb-2003


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