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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:   Student slang 'booting'
Author:   Paviour-Smith Martin
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Query:   Dear Listers,
My students and I are currently investigating narratives as discourses which construct identity. We have come across a piece of American slang we canot interpret here in New Zealand, and I ask foryour help. One narrative written by a student in North Carolina writes: [Name] was booting. [Name] was booting. Everyone was.
Any ideas as to what this means?
Martin Paviour-Smith
Massey University,
Palmerston North,
New Zealand
LL Issue: 15.1586
Date posted: 17-May-2004


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