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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:   Metaphor and Age
Author:   Helena Frännhag
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Sociolinguistics

Query:   Hi,

I have a student who wants to write a paper on the use of metaphor among adult
writers, specifically about whether usage changes with age. Neither of us has
been able to find any previous studies dealing with a potential correlation
between age and the use of metaphor - other than studies dealing with the
development of metaphor in children (my student is only interested in adults'

What I'd like to know, then, is simply whether there have been any studies like
this at all?

Any help at all would be greatly appreciated!!

LL Issue: 22.3998
Date posted: 12-Oct-2011


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