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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:   Case of Genie
Author:   Nobuko Koyama-Murakami
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Cognitive Science
Language Acquisition

Query:   Dear Linguists,

Does anyone know the present situations of a wild child Genie? She must
be about 43 years old by now. I would like to know whether she is still
alive, whether any researchers still monitor her linguistic development,
and her overall well being (language, cognition, physical conditions,

If you have any knowldege about Genie (beyond the documentary footage
presented by Nature, PBS), please respond to me at my e-mail add.

Thank you in advance.

Nobuko Koyama-Murakami
LL Issue: 11.962
Date posted: 26-Apr-2000


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