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Language Planning as a Sociolinguistic Experiment

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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:   Effects of Frequencies on Speech Production
Author:   Kim Potowski
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Cognitive Science
Language Acquisition

Query:   Greetings,

I'm wondering what evidence exists that, on a lexical task, the first word
offered by a speaker may in fact be the word that is heard and
produced with higher frequency (the thorny problem of interviewer
effects notwithstanding).

Matthei & Roeper (1985) argue that frequency of occurrence of a word
affects the time it takes to gain access in the mental lexicon.

Anything else?

Happy to compile & share responses upon request.

Kim Potowski
The University of Illinois at Chicago
LL Issue: 23.215
Date posted: 12-Jan-2012


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