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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:   Cancelling Gricean Implicatures
Author:   Emma Borg
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Pragmatics

Query:   I read somewhere that Generalized Conversational Implicatures can be
cancelled by purely syntactic features; for instance, they are not present
in downward entailing contexts. However, I don't know who discusses this
point or where.

If anyone could let me know who first raised this point, or where it has
been subsequently discussed, I'd be very grateful.

Emma Borg
Philosophy Department
University of Reading
Reading RG6 6AA
LL Issue: 16.2044
Date posted: 30-Jun-2005


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