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Language Planning as a Sociolinguistic Experiment

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Language Production and Interpretation: Linguistics meets Cognition

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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:   TOEFL and Konkani speakers
Author:   OHKADO Masayuki
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Query:   Dear Linguists

I have been examining the result of the TOEFL test to find that in the
"classified by native language" section, speakers of Konkani (a
dialect of Marathi) are always marking the highest score, which is a
big surprise to me. (I expected Dutch speakers to be the stronges
since Dutch is the closest language to English in the list.) Do you
have any idea why Konkani speakers are so strong in TOEFL?

OHKADO Masayuki

LL Issue: 12.51
Date posted: 10-Jan-2001


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