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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:   Community Multi-lingualism
Author:   Dick Hudson
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Sociolinguistics

Query:   Does anyone know what the limits of community multi-lingualism are? I'veheard anecdotally of a town in India where everybody is said to be able tocode-switch among five languages. Can anyone confirm that this number isindeed possible, or even offer a higher figure?Dick Hudson--Richard Hudson, FBA,Emeritus Professor of Linguistics,University College
LL Issue: 15.3555
Date posted: 21-Dec-2004


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