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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 Affect Word-List
Author:   Brian Murphy
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Computational Linguistics
Cognitive Science

Query:   I am looking for a resonably comprehensive list of English words,
classified by affect (i.e. sentiment). While the connotations carried by
words are surely complex, and context dependent, I would think that the
word ''fireman'' has predominantly positive connotations, while
''sorcerer'' has predominantly negative connotations.

Preferably the list would included nouns and verbs, but a list of adverbs
and adjectives would be very useful too. Lists in Chinese an German would
also be of interest, if such a thing is freely available.

Will gratefully receive any suggestions, and will post summary,


Brian Murphy
Computational Linguistics
Trinity College Dublin
LL Issue: 17.2582
Date posted: 13-Sep-2006


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