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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:   Query: onsetless syllables
Author:   Katalin Balogne Berces
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Query:   Dear Linguists,

I would like to collect information on the cross-linguistic
distribution and behaviour of vowel-initial syllables. For example, is
there any implicational relationship between the occurrence of
word-initial and word-medial ones, e.g., do you always have hiatuses
in languages with vowel-initial words? Or, do you know of any cases
where vowel-initial words behave in a special way?

Many thanks,
Katalin Balogne Berces

Katalin Balogne Berces (bbk)
* PhD student, English Linguistics PhD Programme,
Eotvos Lorand University, Ajtosi Durer sor 19-21,
Budapest, H-1146, Hungary
* assistant lecturer, Dept. of English Language
and Literature, Pazmany Peter Catholic University,
Piliscsaba, H-2081, Hungary

LL Issue: 14.1652
Date posted: 11-Jun-2003


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