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The Social Origins of Language

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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

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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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Title: Lexicon–phonology relationships and dynamics of early language development – a commentary on Stoel-Gammon's ‘Relationships between lexical and phonological development in young children’
Author: Jan Edwards
Institution: University of Wisconsin Madison
Author: Benjamin Munson
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Homepage: http://www.tc.umn.edu/~munso005/
Institution: University of Minnesota
Author: Mary Esther Beckman
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Homepage: http://ling.osu.edu/~mbeckman
Institution: Ohio State University
Linguistic Field: Linguistic Theories; Psycholinguistics
Abstract: We applaud Stoel-Gammon's (this issue) call for a more comprehensive account of the relationship between lexicon and phonology, and we strongly endorse her suggestions for future research. However, we think that it will not be enough simply to integrate findings and methods from the adult-centered and child-centered literatures. Both of these literatures suggest that we need to rethink standard assumptions about what phonological representations are and how they emerge to support the very large vocabularies that speakers develop over the course of a lifetime. Our commentary focuses on three themes relevant to this reconceptualization.

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This article appears in Journal of Child Language Vol. 38, Issue 1, which you can read on Cambridge's site or on LINGUIST .



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