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Journal Title: Functions of Language
Volume/Issue:   20 / 1
Date: 2013
Table of Contents: 2013. iii, 155 pp.

Table of Contents


A systemic typology of existential and possessive constructions
Yong Wang and Jie Xu 1 – 30

Metonymy in grammar: Korean multiple object constructions
Chongwon Park 31 – 63

Distinguishing causative and permissive readings of the Swedish verb låta
Gudrun Rawoens and Thomas Egan 64 – 89

Sources of BET
Dan Ponsford, Willem Hollmann and Anna Siewierska 90 – 124

book reviews

Klaus-Uwe Panther & Günter Radden (eds.) Motivation in Grammar and the Lexicon.
Reviewed by Daniël Van Olmen 125 – 133

Soares Da Silva, Augusto, Amadeu Torres & Miguel Gonçalves (eds.) Línguas pluricêntricas. Variação linguística e dimensões sociocognitivas / Pluricentric languages. Linguistic variation and sociocognitive dimensions.
Reviewed by Carla Amoros Negre 134 – 144

Hidemitsu Takahashi. A cognitive linguistic analysis of the English imperative. With special reference to Japanese imperatives.
Reviewed by Bernard De Clerck 145 – 155
Publisher: John Benjamins
Linguistic Field(s): Syntax
Subject Language(s): Korean
LL Issue: 24.2287