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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:   Request for bibliography
Author:   Ronald Ross
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Language Acquisition

Query:   A student at the University of Costa Rica who does not have access to
linguist.list and wants to write her Master's thesis on some aspect of
non native acquisition of Spanish has asked me to ask the members of
the list to suggest essential bibliography in this specific area as
well as the general area of second language acquisition. She, and I,
will genuinely appreciate your assistance. You may respond directly
to me.

Many thanks,

Ronald Ross
Department of Linguistics
University of Costa Rica

Mon, 17 Feb 1997 00:06:15 -0600
Philip W Davis
Ethnic slurs & insults

I am posting this request on behalf of a friend who is on the
faculty of a Houston, Texas law school. She is doing research on the
use of ethnic slurs and insults as a means of social control and would
appreciate any references you may know on this subject, first in the
context of North America, but also in any other cultural context.
Responses may be sent to me and I will pass them on to her. Thank you.

Philip W. Davis

Philip W. Davis e-mail:
Department of Linguistics MS23 tel: (713)527-6010
Rice University fax: (713)527-4718
6100 Main St.
Houston, TX 77005

Sun, 16 Feb 1997 10:10:22 -0800 (PST)
Paul Kiparsky
Films with dialectal variations

My Brother's Keeper, a documentary about a murder trial involving
three elderly brothers who have spent their lives in virtual isolation
on a farm in upstate New York. Their English is unique and at times
requires subtitles (particularly that of the eldest brother, Delbert).
I'm wondering if it is a ''family dialect'' rather than a regional
dialect. Does anyone have more information on this?

Paul Kiparsky
LL Issue: 8.243
Date posted: 20-Feb-1997


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