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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:   Data on 19th century dialects
Author:   Annie Pruett
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Historical Linguistics
Language Documentation
Ling & Literature

Query:   How does one research the dialects of groups of people of a certain time
and place? Specifically, I am interested in learning about the dialect of
rural people in Vermont in the late 1860s. I'm writing novel and want to
distinguish their speech from the educated narrator from Maryland, and I
have no idea where to begin. Thank you very much for your time!
LL Issue: 22.4762
Date posted: 29-Nov-2011


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