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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:   Understandability of Errors
Author:  Noriko Nakanishi (Hirokawa)
Submitter Email:  click here to access email
Linguistic LingField(s):   Language Acquisition

Summary:   Dear Linguists,Thank you for your responses to the query and summary submitted on Aug.26in Linguist 15.2394 (http://linguistlist.org/issues/15/15-2394.html#2) andAug.30 in Linguist 15.2412 (http://linguistlist.org/issues/15/15-2412.html).Listed below is the statistical data on the understandability of errorsentences, judged by 321 respondents (Native speakers of English=121,Japanese=106, Others=94). The 60 sentences were judged according to the5-scale understandability levels (?1=very easy? to ?5= very difficult?),thus the smaller the means of evaluation, the easier the error sentenceswere judged to be. The means, and standard deviations (SD) of the 60sentences are listed according to the degree of understandability, ?theeasiest sentence? on top and the ?most difficult sentence? at the bottom.

LL Issue: 15.3596
Date Posted: 23-Dec-2004


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