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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: Review of E. Shay & U. Seibert (eds.) (2003) Motion, Direction and Location in Languages: In honor of Zygmunt Frajzyngier
Author: Steve Nicolle
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Institution: Africa International University
Linguistic Field: Semantics; Typology
Abstract: This volume contains a lot of data that may be of use to typologists, as well as interesting analyses of a broadly functional and cognitive nature. The linguistic expression of motion, direction and location offers a wealth of material for typological analysis, and this volume is a welcome contribution to the field.
Type: Individual Paper
Status: Completed
Publication Info: Linguistic Typology 9: 147-150.


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