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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:   Verbal Interrogatives
Author:   Lameen Souag
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Language Documentation

Query:   Obviously, interrogatives can occur as nouns (what), adjectives
(which), adverbs (how), and even perhaps numerals (ikutu/nan- in
Japanese). Does anyone out there know of a language with verbal
interrogatives (perhaps in a sentence like 'what are you doing?')? If
there are none, does anyone know of a reason why there shouldn't be?

Thanks in advance,

Lameen Souag
LL Issue: 11.119
Date posted: 21-Jan-2000


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