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Language Planning as a Sociolinguistic Experiment

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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

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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

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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

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Query Subject:   K-12 Linguistic Outreach Programs
Author:   Paula Chesley
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  General Linguistics

Query:   Hi everyone,

I'm a graduate student in linguistics, and I'm interested in participating in an outreach program where university students go to K-12 schools, preferably a high school, once or twice a month and help kids learn about linguistics, or linguistically relevant topics. The outreach coordinator at my university has asked me to find out whether other linguistics programs have established outreach programs, and if so what the students do (I think it might be challenging for her to find something for me to do -- although I've suggested many possibilities, linguistics per se is not a subject taught in K-12 education, at least not usually the U.S.A.).

If your department has such a program or if you know about any such programs, could you let me know about what the programs do, and what the role of graduate students is within the program? Or if you know someone I could contact to find out more about outreach programs, could you put me in touch with him or her? If you don't know of any programs, but have any other thoughts on the matter, please feel free to respond too!

Paula Chesley
LL Issue: 18.1908
Date posted: 25-Jun-2007


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