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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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There are 22 dissertation abstracts for titles starting with U

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Dissertation Title [U] Author Date Posted Asc/Desc
Univariate, Bivariate, and Multivariate Methods in Corpus-Based Lexicography: A study of synonymy Antti Arppe 30-Jan-2009
Universal Constraints on Relationally Complex Clauses J. Albert Bickford 14-Sep-2001
Using Metafunctions in a Stylistic Analysis of Point of View in an Afro-American Short Story Bonifacio Tala Cunanan 14-Nov-2006
Understanding Nasality Karthik Durvasula 26-Nov-2009
Uses and Functions of Literacy in Morocco from 1960s to 1990s Reddad Erguig 06-May-2006
Under Construction! An investigation into the cognitive processes involved in second language acquisition Fernando Gonçalves Ferreira-Junior 12-Jan-2008
Understanding the Kanji Learning Process: Gayathri Geethanjalie Haththotuwa Gamage 09-Feb-2006
Une lecture pragmatique des morphemes temporels du swahili Frederick Kang'ethe Iraki 20-May-2003
Une Traduction Judeo-Italienne de la Bible Hebraïque: l’edition critique du manuscrit ms Parme 3068 (Biblioteca Palatina di Parma) Seth Jerchower 14-Nov-2007
Using Space in German Sign Language. (Deutsch: Aspekte der Raumnutzung in der Deutschen Gebärdensprache) Jörg Keller 28-Sep-2001
Umlaut in Optimality Theory Thomas B. Klein 07-Sep-2001
Universal Grammar and Focus Constraints: The acquisition of pronouns and word order in non-native Spanish Cristóbal Lozano 21-Jun-2006
Universal Grammar and the Acquisition of Semantic Knowledge: An experimental investigation into the acquisition of quantifier-negation interaction in English Julien Musolino 07-Sep-2001
Understanding Syntactic Complexity: The measurement of change in the syntax of instructed L2 Spanish learners Lourdes Ortega 15-Nov-2005
Uticaj balkanskih jezika na jevrejsko-spanski jezik (Balkan Elements in Judeo-Spanish) Dimitrije Pesic 25-Jun-2008
Unexpected (In)definiteness: Plural generic expressions in Romance Heather Merle Robinson 12-Jan-2005
UNDERstanding. How infants acquire the meaning of UNDER and other spatial relational terms. Katharina J. Rohlfing 22-Apr-2002
Um Olhar Comunicativo Sobre Atividades de Leitura em Materiais Didaticos de Portugues Como Segunda Lingua Luiz Carlos Souza 22-Jan-2005
Unaccusativity, Unergativity and the Causative Alternation in Hindi: A minimalist analysis Richa Srishti 13-May-2010
Ultimate Attainment in Postpuberty Second Language Acquisition Marja Inkeri Urponen 10-Sep-2004
Use of Referring Expressions by Autistic Children in Spontaneous Conversations: Does impaired metarepresentational ability affect reference production? Mark Wicklund 11-Apr-2012
Unifying Optional Wh-movement Norman Yeo 25-Jan-2011