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The Social Origins of Language

By Daniel Dor

Presents a new theoretical framework for the origins of human language and sets key issues in language evolution in their wider context within biological and cultural evolution


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Preposition Placement in English: A Usage-Based Approach

By Thomas Hoffmann

This is the first study that empirically investigates preposition placement across all clause types. The study compares first-language (British English) and second-language (Kenyan English) data and will therefore appeal to readers interested in world Englishes. Over 100 authentic corpus examples are discussed in the text, which will appeal to those who want to see 'real data'


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Dissertation Title [E] Author Date Posted Asc/Desc
Educação para a diversidade e desenvolvimento fonológico na infância Mónica Lourenço 07-Oct-2013
Early Language Learning within a Greek Regional Context Christina Nicole Giannikas 26-Jul-2013
Event Participant Representations and the Instrumental Role: A cross-linguistic study Lilia Rissman 09-Apr-2013
Evaluation of the TEFL Program at Master's Level in Iran Elham Foroozandeh 09-Jan-2013
Expressions of epistemic modality in Mainland Scandinavian. A study into the lexicalization-grammaticalization-pragmaticalization interface. Karin Beijering 21-Oct-2012
English Language Teaching in Greece from 1913 to 1967: The case of Ioannina prefecture Methodological, Teaching, Historical perspectives and Comparison with Current Teaching Approaches Evangelia Soulioti 10-Oct-2012
Exploring social meanings of variation in Australian English Cara Penry Williams 29-Aug-2012
Explicitation and Implicitation in Translation: A corpus-based study of English-German and German-English translations of business texts Viktor Becher 10-Nov-2011
Evidentiality and Intersubjectivity in Yurakaré: An interactional account Sonja Gipper 22-Sep-2011
Electrophysiological Investigations of Age Differences in Phrasal Interpretation: The time course of cross-modal interactions Shani H Abada 30-Jun-2011
Explorations in the Informational Component Aviad Eilam 19-Jun-2011
Early Evidence for Tuscanisation in the Letters of Milanese Merchants in the Datini Archive, Prato, 1396-1402 Joshua J Brown 18-May-2011
English in Russian Academia: Uses and perceived significance Elena Lawrick 22-Mar-2011
Evidentiality and the Structure of Speech Acts Sarah Elizabeth Murray 01-Dec-2010
Exploring the Discourse-Syntax and the Lexicon-Syntax Interfaces in Language Pathology: Evidence from Broca's aphasia Eleni Peristeri 11-May-2010
El Pretérito Perfecto Compuesto del español de Chile, Paraguay y Uruguay: Aspectos semánticos y discursivos/The Present Perfect in the Spanish of Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay: Semantic and discursive aspects Carlos Henderson 09-May-2010
Extramural English Matters: Out-of-school English and its impact on Swedish ninth graders' oral proficiency and vocabulary Pia Sundqvist 29-Jan-2010
Everyday Genres and the Location of Culture Susanne Tienken 04-Dec-2009
English in Nepalese Education: An analysis of theoretical and contextual issues for the development of its policy guidelines Ram Ashish Giri 22-Nov-2009
El Elemento Español en la Lengua Chamorra (Islas Marianas) Rafael Rodriguez-Ponga Salamanca 11-Nov-2009
Ethnicity and Phonetic Variation in a San Francisco Neighborhood Lauren Hall-Lew 06-Nov-2009
Evaluation in ICT-Mediated Genres of Financial Disclosure: A contrastive analysis of spoken earnings presentations vs. written earnings releases Belinda Crawford Camiciottoli 24-Aug-2009
Experimental Syntax: Exploring the effect of repeated exposure to anomalous syntactic structure --evidence from rating and reading tasks Jerid Cole Francom 16-Aug-2009
Exploring the Nature of the Phonological Deficit in Dyslexia: Are phonological representations impaired? Catherine Dickie 29-Jul-2009
Efik Morphology: A study of word structure in generative grammar Eyo Offiong Mensah 06-Jul-2009
ESL Teacher Professional Development & Curriculum Innovation: The case of the Malaysian Smart School project Kean-Wah Ken Lee 24-May-2009
English in Context in an East-Asian Intercultural Workplace Alan Thompson 21-Nov-2008
Effect of L2 Phonetic Learning on L1 Vowels Haisheng Jiang 17-Oct-2008
El proceso de localización web: estudio contrastivo de un corpus comparable del género sitio web corporativo Miguel Angel Jimenez 08-Jul-2008
Envisioning Eden: A glocal ethnography of tour guiding Noel B. Salazar 24-May-2008
English Stress Preservation and Stratal Optimality Theory Sarah Collie 19-May-2008
"Extraordinary Renderings" in the War on Terror: A corpus-based study of lexical items in the German-speaking press Del Amanda Barrett 21-Apr-2008
Evidentiality and Perception Verbs in English and German: A corpus-based analysis from the early modern period to the present Richard Jason Whitt 20-Mar-2008
Example-Based Parsing for Resource-Deficient Languages Shailly Goyal 12-Mar-2008
Ecology of PF: A study of Korean phonology and morphology in a derivational approach Inkie Chung 11-Jan-2008
Embedded Clauses in Khasi Gracious Mary Temsen 05-Dec-2007
Ethnolinguistic Vitality and Language Maintenance in Second-generation Migrants: a study of Albanian and Egyptian pupils in Athens Nikos Gogonas 27-Nov-2007
Expressing Location in Tlacolula Valley Zapotec Brook Danielle Lillehaugen 07-Sep-2007
Encoding of argument structure in Romanian and SiSwati Udo Klein 05-Sep-2007
Early Verb Representations Sudha Arunachalam 12-Jun-2007
Englisches in gesprochenem Deutsch: Eine empirische Analyse der Aussprache und Beurteilung englischer Laute im Deutschen Julia Abresch 23-Apr-2007
Efeito retroativo do vestibular da Universidade Federal do Paraná no ensino de língua inglesa em nível médio no Paraná: uma investigação em escolas públicas, particulares e cursos pré-vestibulares Miriam Sester Retorta 09-Feb-2007
Eléments de grammaire du français pour une théorie descriptive et formelle de la langue / Elements of French grammar for a descriptive and formal theory of natural language Marie-Laure Guénot 17-Dec-2006
Exploring the Boundaries of Formulaic Sequences: A corpus-based study of lexical substitution and insertion in contemporary British English Kelly Pycroft 10-Oct-2006
Economical Parameter-Setting in Second Language Acquisition: Japanese-speaking learners of English Hyun Kyung Bong 03-Oct-2006
Extending Spatial Frames of Reference to Temporal Concepts: An Embodied Perspective Alexander Kranjec 01-Oct-2006
El Voseo en Chile: Factores historico-morfologicos que explican su aparicion y mantenimiento Patricia C. Sweeney 15-Sep-2006
Ethnicity and Sound Change: Mexican American accommodation to the Northern Cities Shift in Lansing, Michigan Rebecca Roeder 17-Aug-2006
Empirical Acquisition of Conceptual Distinctions via Dictionary Definitions Tom O'Hara 10-Jul-2006
Elliptical Predicate Constructions in Mandarin Ruixi Ressy Ai 01-Jun-2006
Evidentiality. The linguistic code of point-of-view Fernando Bermúdez 30-Apr-2006
Evaluating Text-to-Speech (TTS) Synthesis for use in Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL) Zoe Louise Handley 15-Dec-2005
Exploring the Adaptive Structure of the Mental Lexicon Monica Tamariz 24-Aug-2005
Energy of Linguothinking Dmytro I. Drozdovsky 05-Jun-2005
Ergativity and Word Order in Austronesian Languages Edith Aldridge 15-Feb-2005
Estimation of Strength of Association and Its Application to Structural Ambiguity Resolution Eduardo Alves 26-Jan-2005
El castellano de Cataluña. Aspectos cualitativos y cuantitativos. Carsten Sinner 06-Dec-2004
Event Structure and the Internally-Headed Relative Clause Construction in Korean and Japanese Min-Joo Kim 23-Sep-2004
Ellipsis in Dutch Dialects Jeroen van Craenenbroeck 06-Sep-2004
Event Conceptualization and Grammatical Realization: The case of motion in Mandarin Chinese Chengzhi Chu 12-Jul-2004
Elements of Cyclic Syntax: Agree and merge Milan Rezac 12-Jul-2004
Event Structure in Language Comprehension Erin L. O'Bryan 15-Apr-2004
EPP Satisfiers: Verb-initial orders in Greek Evi Sifaki 25-Mar-2004
EEG-Coherence Analysis and Foreign Language Learning: Brain activation differences between high and low proficiency second language speakers Susanne Maria Reiterer 14-Mar-2004
Entity Coherence for Descriptive Text Structuring Nikiforos Karamanis 15-Jan-2004
English Speech Timing: A domain and locus approach Laurence White 16-Oct-2003
Experiments on the Automatic Induction of German Semantic Verb Classes Sabine Schulte im Walde 07-Jul-2003
Echo Words in Tamil Elinor Keane 15-Apr-2003
ECM Construction in Oriya and English and Tree Adjoining Grammar Rajat Kumar Mohanty 02-Apr-2003
Effects of Prosody on Articulation in English Taehong Cho 05-Nov-2002
Enriched Composition and Inference in the Argument Structure of Chinese Ren Zhang 25-Jun-2002
El sistema de clasificación nominal del Miraña Frank Christian Seifart 15-May-2002
Evidentiality and Assertion in Tibetan Edward John Garrett 31-Mar-2002
English Spelling in the Seventeenth Century. A study of standardisation as seen through the MS and printed versions of the Duke of Newcastle's Margaret J-M Sonmez 25-Mar-2002
Event Semantics of Verb Frame Alternations: A case study of Dutch and its acquisition Angeliek Van Hout 28-Sep-2001
Eine Grammatik des Burunge (A Grammar of Burunge) Roland Kiessling 28-Sep-2001
English as an International Language: A sociolinguistic analysis of the Japanese experience Marek Koscielecki 17-Sep-2001
Enquête sur l'alternance codique Antakarana/Français à Antsirana (Madagascar) Isabelle J Chan 17-Sep-2001
Evolution de la syntaxe et de l'ancrage énonciatif dans des narrations d'enfants de moins de six ans. Interaction langagière entre adulte, enfant et livre :The Evolution of Syntax and Deictic Involvement in the Narratives of Children under Six Years Old. Adult-Child Interaction with Children's Books Emmanuelle Canut 17-Sep-2001
English Goal Infinitives David P. Baxter 14-Sep-2001
Effects of Working Memory and Semantic Impairment on Speech in Alzheimer's Disease Lori J. P. Altmann 13-Sep-2001
Ethnic Identity and Language Use By Women In The Immigrant Malaysian-Bengali Community Dipika M. Mukherjee 07-Sep-2001
Elements for a Definition of Nominal Ellipsis in the Portuguese Language: A systemic-functional approach Manoel Soares Sarmento 07-Sep-2001
Eigennamen in französischen Pressetexten Frank F. Paulikat 07-Sep-2001
Evaluating Heaviness: Relative weight in the spoken production of heavy-NP shift Lynne M. Stallings 06-Sep-2001
Estuary English. A Sociophonetic Study Joanna Przedlacka 06-Sep-2001
Expectations and Linguistic Meaning Simon Winter 05-Sep-2001
Expressions for the Future in the Swedish Tense System Lisa U. Christensen 31-Jul-2001
Effect of Task Types and Task Condition on EFL Writing Performance Huiyuan Chen 31-Jul-2001