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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:   Language Variation/Dialects
Author:   Faisa Amadan
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Sociolinguistics

Query:   I am planning to write a paper on the linguistic situation in Syria. I noticed that
people at the capital use different dialects at different situations. its not like
diglossia. people around here shift between dialects depending on the
situation/interlocutor and there seems no one High variety in contrast to many
low ones. I thought heteroglossia probably. Anyways. How to study this
situation? and what references/similar situations/ theories.. etc that relate to this
situation do you kindly suggest to me to get started with?
LL Issue: 22.3963
Date posted: 11-Oct-2011


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