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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:   German colour expressions: "blau"
Author:   Susanne Niemeier
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Query:   Dear all,

Can anybody tell me where the German expressions "blaumachen", "blauer
Montag", "blauer Brief", "Forelle blau" and "blau" (for drunk)
originate from?

Thanks a lot, and I will post a summary if there are enough answers.

Susanne Niemeier

Dr. Susanne Niemeier
University of Bremen, Germany

Subject-Language: German; Code: GER

LL Issue: 13.1682
Date posted: 14-Jun-2002


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