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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

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:   online qiestionnaire on future time reference in English
Author:   Benedikt Szmrecsanyi
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Query:   Dear colleagues,

I am currently working on a project that deals with the expression of future
time reference in Present Day English. More specifically, I am looking into
a number of syntactic factors (for instance, contexts of negation) that may
make speakers more likely to employ a specific future marker form. Also, I
am analyzing patterns of regional as well as stylistic variation.

Although my approach is primarily corpus-based, I would also like to base my
interpretations on data that have been obtained through elicitation tests.
To that end, I have designed a questionnaire that is available online and
that can be submitted online. It should take no more than 4-5 minutes to
fill it out (although all you have to do is basically click). The
questionnaire is available a

Everyone is welcome to participate; comments, questions, or remarks, are of
course greatly appreciated. At the same time, however, I would like to poin
out (preventively, so to say) that almost none of the data that is submitted
to respondents' judgement is made up by me; all data - except some stuff in
section I - have been actually produced by native speakers, and the option
that these speakers chose to employ is always included among the
alternatives from which you can choose.

I do promise to post a summary of the findings of this questionnaire in a
few weeks or so!

thanks for your participation,

LL Issue: 12.2350
Date posted: 22-Sep-2001


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