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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:   Finnish/ESL/Errors, Uto-Aztecan 'die'/'kill'
Author:   John Hammink
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Query:   I've been asked to design and deliver a short course in "Writing with Precision" in English for an audience of Finnish native speakers.

Many of them have asked me about what are some of the typical "mistakes" made by Finnish speakers when writing in English.

Better yet, as many non-native English writers often "borrow" syntactic devices from their own languages (to the adopted language), what might some of these be?

I'll post a summary when I hear your responses.


John Hammink
LL Issue: 13.1775
Date posted: 20-Jun-2002


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