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Evolutionary Syntax

By Ljiljana Progovac

This book "outlines novel and testable hypotheses, contains extensive examples from many different languages" and is "presented in accessible language, with more technical discussion in footnotes."


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The Making of Vernacular Singapore English

By Zhiming Bao

This book "proposes a new theory of contact-induced grammatical restructuring" and "offers a new analytical approach to New English from a formal or structural perspective."


Academic Paper


Title: Review of G. Yule (2006) The Study of Language (3rd Edition) and R. W. Fasold & J. Connor-Linton (eds.) (2006) An Introduction to Language and Linguistics
Paper URL: http://www.sil.org.8090/silebr/2009/silebr2009-019
Author: Steve Nicolle
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Institution: Canada Institute of Linguistics
Linguistic Field: Discipline of Linguistics
Abstract: Both books show that linguistics can be exciting, without trivializing issues.
Type: Individual Paper
Status: Completed
Publication Info: SIL Electronic Book Reviews
URL: http://www.sil.org.8090/silebr/2009/silebr2009-019


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