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Title: The Fruits of Empirical Linguistics
Subtitle: Volume 1: Process
Edited By: Sam Featherston
Susanne Winkler
URL: http://degruyter.de/cont/fb/sk/detailEn.cfm?id=IS-9783110213386-1
Series Title: Studies in Generative Grammar [SGG] 101
Description:

The contributions to "The Fruits of Empirical Linguistics. Volume 1:
Process" reveal why the data-driven approach makes for a research
environment which is fast-moving and democratic: technological change has
made the sources of linguistic data readily accessible. These contributions
show the methods both professional and student linguists are using to
gather more evidence more easily than before.

Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): Discipline of Linguistics
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Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9783110216141
Pages: 265
Prices: Europe EURO 112.00
 
Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9783110213386
Pages: 265
Prices: Europe EURO 99.95

 
 
Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9783110216141
Pages: 265
Prices: U.S. $ 140.00
 
Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9783110213386
Pages: 265
Prices: U.S. $ 140.00