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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:   sign language lingua franca
Author:   fcosw5
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Query:   A student of mine has asked if there is any international lingua
franca within the deaf community, as English currently serves among
the hearing? When deaf people from a variety of countries encounter
each other, is there some more-or-less agreed-upon language they can
use to communicate with each other?


Steven Schaufele
Asst. Prof. Linguistics,
English Department, Soochow University
Taipei 11118, Taiwan, ROC

LL Issue: 12.3051
Date posted: 06-Dec-2001


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