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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:   English native speaker judgements required
Author:   Carsten Breul
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Query:   Dear native speakers of English

Would you please help me with your judgements on the
following 6 sentences? (As ratings I suggest 'acceptable'
or 'unacceptable' or 'cannot decide'.)

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1. Who did you buy recently that beautiful picture of?

2. Of whom did you buy recently that beautiful picture?

3. In which park did you say there could be seen last week
that huge portrait of Chairman Mao?

4. Who did Bill purchase for last week an all expense
paid ticket to Europe?

5. I don't remember which of his sisters Bill bought for in
Europe a fourteenth-century gold ring.

6. This is the woman who Bill purchased from last week a
brand new convertible with red trim.

- ---

Thanks a lot for your help!

Dr. Carsten Breul
Englisches Seminar
Universitaet Bonn
Regina-Pacis-Weg 5
53113 Bonn


LL Issue: 8.1555
Date posted: 29-Oct-1997


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