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Language Planning as a Sociolinguistic Experiment

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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

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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

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Query Subject:   Initial/final lengthening in Italian and Hungarian
Author:   Laurence White
Submitter Email:  click here to access email
Subject Language(s):  Hungarian

Query:   I'm looking for references, unpublished data, etc. regarding the lengthening of speech segments word-initially and word-finally in Italian and Hungarian, having found little so far in the (English language) literature. I'm interested both in production data describing the magnitude and locus of each effect, and in perception experiments on the use of lengthening as a cue to word boundaries.

References to perception experiments on these word segmentation cues in other languages would also be of interest. I'll post a summary.

Thank you,

Laurence White

Department of Experimental Psychology, Bristol University
LL Issue: 15.1727
Date posted: 07-Jun-2004


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