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The factor ‘perceived crosslinguistic similarity’ in third language production: How does it work?

Björn Hammarberg

in Processes in Third Language Acquisition

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748635115
eISBN:
9780748651504
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635115.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

This chapter explores the function of the similarity factor in the L3 speaking process, drawing examples from the corpus of Swedish conversations between Sarah Williams and Björn Hammarberg. The main ... More


Where Do Words Come From?

Daniel Cloud

in The Domestication of Language: Cultural Evolution and the Uniqueness of the Human Animal

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167925
eISBN:
9780231538282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167925.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This chapter revives the idea that our existing languages are partly the product of ongoing human invention and human judgment, that particular individuals did, and still do, play a role in deciding ... More


The Arts as Language: Invention, Opportunity, and Learning

Merryl Goldberg

in Rich Languages From Poor Inputs

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199590339
eISBN:
9780191745041
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590339.003.0016
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This chapter discusses how uncovering the role of invented spelling in child development highlights the imaginative, persistent, consistent, and creative work of young children. It discusses arts ... More


The Evolution of Language and Its Speakers

Daniel Dor

in The Instruction of Imagination: Language as a Social Communication Technology

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780190256623
eISBN:
9780190256647
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190256623.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

The chapter connects the issues discussed in the book in a new hypothetical, explanatory narration of the evolution of language as a collectively constructed communication technology. Based on work ... More


Some Linguistic Changes

Jürg R. Schwyter

in Dictating to the Mob: The History of the BBC Advisory Committee on Spoken English

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198736738
eISBN:
9780191800399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198736738.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

Changes of a linguistic nature also affected the workings of the Committee: the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) started to be used by the BBC in 1934. In 1937, the regular publication of the ... More


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