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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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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

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Query Subject:   Question on the French reply "Si"
Author:   Ira Noveck
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Query:   What languages other than French have the reply "Si" as in:
A: Al Gore is not tall.
B: Si.

(which can be glossed as "Your assertion (presupposition) is wrong; in fact,
yes he is tall"). Italian doesn't have it and neither does English.

Can someone direct me to relevant papers on the matter?


Ira Noveck
Institut des Sciences Cognitives
Lyon, France

LL Issue: 11.2201
Date posted: 11-Oct-2000


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