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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

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Query Subject:   Acceptability of prepositions on, in and auf, in
Author:   Arnoud Thuss
Submitter Email:  click here to access email
Subject Language(s):  English

Query:   For my Phd thesis on language attrition I am looking for example phrases in which the acceptability of the preposition is questionable. For example, "Ajax scored 17 points on a year", which some English speakers would accept ("on" being used in a rather statistical sense) and others would reject ("in" being a more obvious choice). One of my theses is that emigrants, who live in an L2 environment, tend to find questionable sentences with "in" and "on" less acceptable than the control group in an L1 environment. I also want to investigate this with German "auf" and "in". Does anybody know where I can find example sentences?
LL Issue: 8.1471
Date posted: 12-Oct-1997


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