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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:   Nushu References
Author:   Gabriela Pérez Báez
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Sociolinguistics

Query:   I have noticed the recent outpour of articles on Nushu, described in the media as possibly being the world's only language only spoken by women. I have now numerous media articles and one or two scholarly publications, but I'd like to get a hold of some reliable studies on the topic, touching upon both the sociolinguistic aspects of a potentially gender-specific language and the linguistic aspects such as whether Nushu was strictly a writing system or whether it was also spoken.

I would be grateful for any information that might point me in the direction of more complete data on Nushu.

Gabriela Pérez Báez
University at Buffalo
LL Issue: 15.2727
Date posted: 01-Oct-2004


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