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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:   Boas and Dewey at Columbia University
Author:   Dan Everett
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Query:   In February of 1905, John Dewey, one of the two most famous and influential philosophers in America at the time (the other was William James, Dewey's mentor) took up an appointment at Columbia University. Nine years earlier Franz Boas had also accepted a position at Columbia. They served at Columbia together for roughly the next 31 years. I am looking for evidence of interactions between the two of them at Columbia. I am also interested in discovering evidence of intellectual influence that either might have had on the other.

If readers of the LinguistList have any suggestions or sources that might provide evidence for institutional or intellectual contact or influence of one of these scholars on the other, I would be very grateful to hear of them. I will post a summary to this list if there is a nonnegligible response.


Dan Everett
University of Manchester
LL Issue: 14.3300
Date posted: 23-Nov-2003


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