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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:   Personal Pronoun Origins
Author:   Kirill Babaev
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Historical Linguistics

Query:   Dear Colleagues,

I am gathering data on the diachronic origins of personal pronouns in
various world languages. There are numerous cases where they are directly
derived from nouns (Indones. saya < sahaya 'servant' etc.) or compositions
(Japan. anata 'that side' > 'you').

I am looking for any other interesting cases like these. If you have
something in mind, I will greatly appreciate your feedback to Will definitely refer to you when getting anything
published, and will put the summary of this discussion here.

Thank you all,

Kirill Babaev
LL Issue: 19.2189
Date posted: 09-Jul-2008


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