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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:   Equivalents of General Service List for MFLs
Author:   Zoe Handley
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Applied Linguistics

Query:   Hi Everyone,

I was wondering whether anyone could help me in my search for equivalents
of West's (1953) General Service List, frequency-ordered list of basic
English vocab, for the following languages:

- French
- German
- Spanish
- Italian
- Chinese

Thanks in advance for your help with this
I will post a summary of replies

Zoe Handley
LSRI, University of Nottingham
LL Issue: 20.198
Date posted: 22-Jan-2009


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