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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

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Query Subject:   African Language Presentation
Author:   Lisa Pickens
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Not Applicable

Query:   Dear Linguists:The Albuquerque Biopark recently opened a new exhibit with African animals,and our Education curator suggested we think out of the box when developingeducational discovery stations. He suggested a discussion of Africanlanguage families (!!!! as if we have 20 years with zoo visitors !!!!!).Instead, I amattempting to put together an explanation of the complexity of the clickingsounds used in some African languages, and your site has been a great help.Can anyone tell me where I can find recordings of African children's songs?At this point, I'm not picky about language - as long as they aresub-Saharan African, rather than European languages. I'd like to attemptto teach children a simple song, and show them pictures of people (and thenthe animals) that live where that song is sung.Sincerely,Lisa Pickens, DocentRio Grande Zoo
LL Issue: 15.3552
Date posted: 21-Dec-2004


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