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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:   Bilingual Puns
Author:   Anatol Stefanowitsch
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  General Linguistics

Query:   Dear colleagues,

I am looking for literature on bilingual puns, i.e. puns based on similar
sounding words across two languages. An example of the kind of thing I'm
thinking of is German _fair-aendern_, from German _veraendern_ 'change'
and English _fair_, or German _Design oder nicht sein_, from German
_Sein oder nicht sein_ 'To be or not to be' and English _Design_.

I will post a summary of the responses.

- Anatol Stefanowitsch
Dept. of Linguistics, Rice University
LL Issue: 10.1262
Date posted: 30-Aug-1999


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