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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

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:   Non-concatenative Word Formation
Author:   Getahun Amare
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Linguistic Theories

Query:   In Semitic languages words, especially verbal stems are derived from
consonantal roots with vocalic insertion (vowel insertion between the
consonants. For instance, the verbal stem for 'killed' is derived from
g-dd-l by insrting the mid central vowel in the space indicated by (-)in
Argobba and Amharic. Derivations of this sort can be handled in Prosodic
Morphology. But I do not know if there are works to analyze such derivation
in Constraint Based theories like HPSG. Please inform me works on this issue.

Many thanks.
Getahun Amare
LL Issue: 18.2763
Date posted: 24-Sep-2007


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