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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:   Adjectives Modifying Sentence-Level Adverbs
Author:   Elizabeth Coppock
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Semantics

Query:   Hi linguists,

I am looking for formal semantic treatments of sentence-level adverbs like
'possibly' and 'obviously' modifying an attributive adjective, as in 'an
obviously tall man', 'a possibly relevant article', etc. I am finding lots
of treatments of these kinds of adverbs modifying sentences, as in
'Obviously, he will come,' but I am unable to find anything on the
adjective-modifying case. Can anyone point me in the right direction? I
would be much obliged.


Elizabeth Coppock
Postdoctoral Scholar
Lund University
LL Issue: 21.5200
Date posted: 21-Dec-2010


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