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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:   Community Service projects in Linguistics
Author:   Peggy Speas
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Historical Linguistics

Query:   A standard textbook on historical linguistics, Hock's 1991 Principles
of Historical Linguistics, 2nd ed., p. 386, says:

'' has been noted that verbs are crosslinguistically less easily
borrowed than nouns...''

Is this a generally accepted claim? Can you suggest a basic
bibliography where I could find documentation?


George Huttar
LL Issue: 13.514
Date posted: 24-Feb-2002


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