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Journal Title: English Language and Linguistics
Volume/Issue:   13 / 1
Date: 2009
Table of Contents: Are clefts contagious in conversation?
by AndreeaSimonaCalude, StevenMiller
pp 127-132

On the syntactic differences between OE dialects: evidence from the Gospels
by CristinaSuárez-Gómez
pp 57-75

Structural persistence: a case based on the grammaticalization of English adjectives of difference
by TineBreban
pp 77-96

The consequences of the loss of verb-second in English: information structure and syntax in interaction
by BettelouLos
pp 97-125

Exploring the role of token frequency in phonological change: evidence from TH-Fronting in east-central Scotland
by LynnClark, GraemeTrousdale
pp 33-55

Shape-shifting, sound-change and the genesis of prodigal writing systems
by MargaretLaing, RogerLass
pp 1-31

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
English, Middle
English, Old
 
LL Issue: 20.932