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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:   emerging pronunciation of 'presentation'
Author:   Rob Hagiwara
Submitter Email:  click here to access email
Subject Language(s):  English

Query:   Does anyone have any data on the variable use or extent of the pronunications of 'presentation' with [i] (high front tense) vs. [E] (mid front lax) in the first syllable? When did this start to become common? Is it limited to particular areas/social groups? Is there a difference between the two forms (for people who have both)?

I'll be happy to post a summary, if interest warrants.
LL Issue: 8.1471
Date posted: 12-Oct-1997


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