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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:   Subjects Needed for Fantasy Project
Author:   June Luchjenbroers
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Anthropological Linguistics

Query:   Hi all,

Michelle Aldridge (Communication, Cardiff Univ) and I (Linguistics, Bangor
Univ) are running a new Survey to establish an International, discourse
corpus of people's fantasies. The full title of this project is : ''A
cross-cultural study of people’s Fantasies : The linguistic structure of
fantasies across social groups.''

Participation is accomplished through the Survey Monkey link offered below.
To begin, roughly 6 unidentifying questions about the submitter are asked
(eg country, age group, gender, English ability) and then after the fantasy
is offered (in complete anonymity) we ask another 5 or 6 questions that
relate to that fantasy. The entire process is completely anonymous and this
project has University ethical approval.

Also of importance is that we are not targeting any particular type of
fantasy and all types of fantasy will be welcome contributions.

We hope that members of this list will consider
(i) participating in this study: and/or
(ii) posting details of this study where possible so that we can collect as
large a data-set as possible.

This link is now LIVE & will be open until 1 October.

June & Michelle
LL Issue: 22.3804
Date posted: 29-Sep-2011


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