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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:   English 'r' Acquisition Errors
Author:   Eleanor Anderson
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Phonetics
Language Acquisition

Query:   I am looking for information on acquisition of post-vocalic and syllabic r
(primarily by American English speaking children). Most of the sources
I've found describe acquisition in binary terms--at any given point either
the child has acquired the phoneme or s/he has not. What are really relevant
for me though, are the mistakes children make on their way to full mastery.
Does anyone know where I might look for qualitative descriptions of common
errors in r production?


Eleanor Anderson
LL Issue: 17.558
Date posted: 20-Feb-2006


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