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Language Planning as a Sociolinguistic Experiment

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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:   Syntax: Vietnamese, Thai, and Laotian
Author:   Mark Baltin
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Syntax
Subject Language(s):  Lao

Query:   Greetings,

I was wondering if any of you were native speakers of Vietnamese,
Thai, or Laotian. If you are, could you tell me whether your language
(please specify) has productive object ellipsis (i.e. can drop the object
freely), as well as whether your language has copy-raising (as in
English "John(i) looks like he(i)'s gonna win.").

This is for an NSF proposal that I am putting together and if you could
furnish examples of each in your replies, I would be most grateful.

Mark Baltin
LL Issue: 21.5072
Date posted: 15-Dec-2010


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