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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:   Languages with fricative-initial onset clusters
Author:   Lisa Davidson
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Query:   Hi all--

I'm trying to compile information on languages that allow two-member fricative-initial consonant clusters in word-initial position. Specifically, I'm interested in cases where the fricatives are something other than /s/ that combine with nasals and obstruents.

Any information would be helpful, even if it's just the name of a language, but I would be very appreciative if you have information regarding which particular clusters are allowed in the language.

Lisa Davidson

Lisa Davidson
Department of Cognitive Science
Johns Hopkins University
3400 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21218
LL Issue: 13.3161
Date posted: 03-Dec-2002


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