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Scenarios for the emergence of language

Denis Bouchard

in The Nature and Origin of Language

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199681624
eISBN:
9780191761584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681624.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter discusses reasons to study the origin of language. The most important is that it provides a good test for linguistic theories. It considers some current scenarios of the emergence of ... More


The relation between L2 perception and L1 phonology in Japanese loanwords: An analysis of geminates in loanwords from Italian

Shin’ichi Tanaka

in The Phonetics and Phonology of Geminate Consonants

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198754930
eISBN:
9780191816420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198754930.003.0014
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter examines how geminates in words from a donor language are borrowed by a recipient language that already has a geminate/singleton contrast. It analyses the loanword adaptation of Italian ... More


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