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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:   Introspective Help
Author:   Costas Gabrielatos
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  General Linguistics

Query:   Dear All

I'd be grateful if you could respond with your introspective judgements on
the function of two sentences (unfortunately, the context, or more co-text,
is not available):

(1) If they want others to do it, I'll advise against their having children.

(2) If they want others to do it, I'd advise against their having children.

Please select one of the following:

A. Both sentences function as advice

B. Only sentence (1) functions as advice

C. Only sentence (2) functions as advice

D. Neither sentence functions as advice

E. I cannot tell out of context

Could you also clarify if you would describe yourself as a native speaker
or non-native speaker of English?

Of course, any other comments are more than welcome.

Please respond directly to me ( - I will post
a summary when I've collated all responses.

Thank you

Costas Gabrielatos

Lancaster University, UK
LL Issue: 19.2290
Date posted: 18-Jul-2008


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