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Journal Title: English Language and Linguistics
Volume/Issue:   18 / 1
Date: 2014
Table of Contents: Grammaticalization at an early stage: future be going to in conservative British dialects
by SaliATagliamonte, MercedesDurham, JenniferSmith
pp 75-108

There is no such thing as a free combination: a usage-based study of specific construals in adverb–adjective combinations
by BrittErman
pp 109-132

Conjuncts in nineteenth-century English: diachronic development and genre diversity
by Peter J.Grund, ErikSmitterberg
pp 157-181

Non- ly adverbs in preverbal position: the case of fast
by WojciechGuz
pp 133-156

Measuring the success of prescriptivism: quantitative grammaticography, corpus linguistics and the progressive passive
by LieselotteAnderwald
pp 1-21

Structural nativization, typology and complexity: noun phrase structures in British, Kenyan and Singaporean English
by ThomasBrunner
pp 23-48

The emergence of English reflexive verbs: an analysis based on the Oxford English Dictionary
by PeterSiemund
pp 49-73

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Sociolinguistics
Syntax
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Lexicography
Ling & Literature
Cognitive Science
Subject Language(s): English
English, Middle
 
LL Issue: 25.723