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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:   !Xu Sound System
Author:   Adelaide Silva
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Phonetics

Query:   Does anybody know about the sound system in !Xu, I mean, how many sounds
are there in that language? I was noticed that this is probably the
language with the biggest sound inventory. Besides, it seems that !Xu has
the biggest phoneme inventory. Is it true? If so, what are the sounds and
the phonemes of !Xu? I would appreciate if someone can tell me something,
or even relate to some references where I can find this response. After
receiving the answers, I summarize them and post it to Linguist, so that
you can also know about !Xu sound system!
LL Issue: 16.2833
Date posted: 02-Oct-2005


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