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Journal Title: English Language and Linguistics
Volume/Issue:   10 / 1
Date: 2006
Table of Contents: The Social and Linguistic Conditioning of Back Vowel Fronting across Ethnic Groups in Memphis, Tennessee
by pp 1-22

The Segmental Phonology of Nineteenth-century Tristan da Cunha English: convergence and local innovation
by Peter Trudgill, Daniel Schreier
pp 119-141

The Variability of Compound Stress in English: structural, semantic, and analogical factors
by Ingo Plag
pp 143-172

Descriptive Genitives in English: a case study on constructional gradience
by Anette Rosenbach
pp 77-118

Elly van Gelderen, Grammaticalization as Economy. Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today 71. Amsterdam and Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 2004. Pp. 320. ISBN 90 272 2795 0 (Eur.), 1 58811 552 6 (US)
reviewed by Elizabeth Closs Traugott
pp 200-208

Gabriella Mazzon, A History of English Negation. London: Pearson Longman, 2004. Pp. xv + 176. ISBN 0 582 38185 1
reviewed by Gunnel Tottie
pp 195-200

Joan C. Beal, English in Modern Times: 1700–1945. London: Arnold, 2004. xvi + 264 pp. ISBN 0 340 76117 2
reviewed by Erik Smitterberg
pp 208-219

The History of the Genitive Case from the Old English Period Onwards
by Takeshi Koike
pp 49-75

Stour and Blyth as English River-names
by Richard Coates
pp 23-29

Watching English Grammar Change: a case study on complement selection in British and American English
by pp 31-48

Linguistic Change, Sociohistorical Context, and Theory-building in Variationist Linguistics: new-dialect formation in New Zealand
by Miriam Meyerhoff
pp 173-194

Publications Received
by Miriam Meyerhoff
pp 223-223

Gunnel Melchers and Philip Shaw, World Englishes. The English Language Series. London: Arnold, 2003. Pp. 229. ISBN 0 340 71887 0 (hb), 0 340 71888 0 (pb), 0 340 71889 7 (CD)
reviewed by Gerald Nelson
pp 219-221

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
LL Issue: 17.2374