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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:   strong crossover task
Author:   William Crawford
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Syntax
Language Acquisition

Query:   In the absence of any (known) test, I am currently working on a
grammaticality judgment task involving knowledge of the strong
crossover phenomenon in wh-questions and relative clauses. I am
particularly interested in a task suitable for adult second language
learners of English. I have two questions:

1. Does anyone know of an existing task suitable for my purpose?

2. Would anyone be willing to look at my task and provide any

Thanks in advance. I'll post a summary if the need arises.

William J. Crawford
Lecturer, Department of English
University of Wisconsin, Madison
LL Issue: 11.650
Date posted: 22-Mar-2000


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