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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:   Un systeme ou tout se tient
Author:   Laurie Bauer
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Query:   I've been looking for the origin of the famous structuralist dictum
that a language is 'un système où tout se tient'. A search of the
net finds it variously attributed to de Saussure or to Meillet (I
believe the latter is correct), but NO reference! Can anyone supply
the reference? Thank you!

Laurie Bauer
Professor of Linguistics
School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies
Victoria University of Wellington
PO Box 600
Wellington
New Zealand

Fax: +64 4 463 5604
DDI: + 64 4 463 5619
e-mail: laurie.bauer@vuw.ac.nz
web: http://www.vuw.ac.nz/lals


LL Issue: 14.1913
Date posted: 12-Jul-2003



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