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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."


Query Details


Query Subject:   Uvular fricatives and glottal stops
Author:   Randall Gess
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Query:   DOES ANYONE KNOW OF ANY DIACHRONIC CASES IN WHICH UVULAR FRICATIVES (OR APPROXIMANTS) BECOOME GLOTTAL STOPS, OR OF SYNCHRONIC CASES IN WHICH THE TWO SOUNDS ALTERNATE WITH EACH OTHER?
LL Issue: 8.1471
Date posted: 12-Oct-1997