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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:   Conclusion and Premise Indicators
Author:   Marianne J Washburn
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Discourse Analysis

Query:   A friend of mine is working on a logic text and he posed
the following question:

Do all languages have 'conclusion indicators'(in English:
therefore, thus, so, consequently, it follows that) and
'premise indicators' (in English: because, since, for the
reason that)?

And more specifically: does Chinese have those words?

Information about any language is appreciated.

Marianne Washburn
LL Issue: 11.265
Date posted: 07-Feb-2000


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