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Abraham, Werner; Samuel David Epstein; Hskuldur Thrinsson; and
Jan-Wouter Zwart (eds.) Minimal ideas: Syntactic studies in the
minimalist framework. Amsterdam & Philadelphia: John Benjamins,
1996. Pp. xii, 363.

Akatsuka, Noriko; Shoichi Iwasaki; and Susan Strauss (eds.)
Japanese/Korean linguistics (vol. 5). Stanford: Center for the
Study of Language and Information, 1996. Pp. xii, 446. $69.95.

Alatis, James E.; Carolyn A. Straehle; Maggie Ronkin; and Bren
Gallenberger (eds.) Georgetown University round table on
languages and linguistics, 1996: Linguistics,language acquisition
and language variation: Current trends and future prospects.
Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 1996. Pp. 287. Paper

Anderssen, Merete. The acquisition of functional categories.
Oslo: Novus Press, 1996. Pp. vi, 165. Paper NOK 160.00

Barbiers, Sjef. The syntax of interpretation. The Hague: Holland
Academic Graphics, 1995. Pp. 225.

Barg, Petra. Automatischer Erwerb von linguistischen Wissen: Ein
Ansatz zur Inferenz von DATR-Theorien. T=FCbingen: Niemeyer, 1996.
Pp. vii, 203.

Battistella, Edwin. The logic of markedness. New York: Oxford
University Press, 1996. Pp. viii, 179. $39.95.
Berg, Rene van den. Muna-English Dictionary (Koninklijk Instituu
voor Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde). Leiden: KITLV Press, 1996. Pp.
xxviii, 709. NLG 125.00.

Bernini, Giuliano, and Paolo Ramat. Negative sentences in the
languages of Europe: A typological approach. Berlin: Mouton de
Gruyter, 1996. Pp. xiii, 274. DM 128.00.

Boguraev, Branimir and James Pustejovsky (eds.) Corpus processing
for lexical acquisition. Cambridge: MIT Press, 1996. Pp. xi, 245.
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Borsley, Robert D. Modern phrase structure grammar. Oxford, UK:
Blackwell, 1996. Pp. xi, 270. Paper $24.95.

Brainard, Sherri. The phonology of Karao, the Phillipines.
Canberra: The Australian National University, 1996. Pp. 259.

Brandt, Soren. Infinitive control in Danish. (Historisk-
filosfiske Meddelelser, 69). Copenhagen: Munksgaard, 1995. Pp.

Braunmuller, Kurt. Deutsch-Skandinavisch im Vergleich. Oslo:
Novus Forlag, 1996. Pp. 239. Paper NOK 245.00.

Brinton, Laurel J. Pragmatic markers in English:
Grammaticalization and discourse function. Berlin: Mouton de
Gruyter, 1996. Pp. xiii, 412. DM 168.00.

Brown, Nicholas J. Russian learners' dictionary: 10,000 words in
frequency order. London & New York: Routledge, 1996. Pp. 429.
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Choo, Miho and William O'Grady. Handbook of Korean vocabulary: A
resource for word recognition and comprehension. Honolulu, Hi.:
University of Hawai'i Press, 1996. Pp. xxvii, 387.

Cinque, Guglielmo. Italian syntax and universal grammar.
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996. Pp. 332. $64.95.

Clark, Eve V. (ed.) The proceedings of the twenty-seventh annual
child language research forum. Stanford: Center for the Study of
Language and Information, 1995. Pp. ix, 247. $64.95. =


Couper-Kuhlen, Elizabeth and Margret Selting (eds.) Prosody in
conversation: Interactional studies. Cambridge: Cambridge
University Press, 1996. Pp. xii, 471. $74.95.

Cremers, Crit and Marcel den Dikken (eds.) Linguistics in the
Netherlands 1996. Amsterdam & Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 1996.
Pp. ix, 268.

Devriendt, Betty, et al. Complex structures: A functionalis
perspective. Mouton de Gruyter, 1996. =


Di Sciullo, Anna-Maria (ed.) Configurations: Essays on structure
and interpretation. Somerville, Mass: Cascadilla Press, 1996. Pp.
352. Paper $23.95.

Dodd, Bill; Christine Eckhard-Black; John Klapper; and Ruth
Whittle. Modern German grammar: Workbook. London & New York:
Routledge, 1996. Pp. 105. Paper $12.95. =


Downing, Pamela. Numeral classifier systems: The case of
Japanese. Amsterdam & Philadelphia: Benjamins, 1996. Pp. xx, 336.

Duchan, Judith F., Gail A.Bruder, and Lynne E. Hewitt (eds.)
Deixis in narrative: A cognitive science perspective. Hillsdale,
NJ & Hove, UK: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1995. Pp. xix, 522. =


Faltings, Volkert F. Nordfriesische Grabhugelnamen mi
anthroponymem Erstglied. Odense: Odense University Press, 1996.
Pp. 186. Paper Dkr. 225.00.

Forrester, Michael A. Psychology of language: A critical
introduction. London: Sage Publications, 1996. Pp. vii, 216.
Paper $22.95.

Frellesvig, Bjarke. A case study in diachronic phonology: The
Japanese Onbin sound changes. Aarhus, 1995.

Fretheim, Thorstein and Jeanette K. Gundel (eds.) Reference and
reference accessibility. Amsterdam & Philadelphia: John
Benjamins, 1996. Pp. 313. =


Green, Georgia. Pragmatics and natural language understanding. =

Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum, 1996. Pp. ix, 186. Paper $18.50. =


Green, Georgia, and Jerry Morgan. Practical guide to syntactic
analysis. Stanford: Center for the Study of Language and
Information, 1996. Pp. xi, 127. $64.95. =


Guy, Gregory R.; Crawford Feagin; Deborah Schiffrin; and John
Baugh (eds.) Towards a social science of language. Volume 1:
Variation and change in language and society. Amsterdam &
Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 1996. Pp. xviii, 436.

Hasan, Ruqaiya; Carmel Cloran; and David G. Butt (eds.)
Functional descriptions: Theory in practice. New Horizons:
Papers from the third language international conference.
Amsterdam & Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 1996. Pp. xiii, 381.

Hasan, Ruqaiya and Peter H. Fries (eds.) On subject and theme: A
discourse functional perspective. (Current Issues in Linguistic
Theory, 118). Amsterdam & Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 1995. Pp.
xlx, 414.

Henriksen, Carol; Even Hovdhaugen; Fred Karlsson; and Bren
Sigurd (eds.) Studies in the development of linguistics in
Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden (Papers from the
conference on the history of linguistics in the Nordic countries,
Oslo, November 20-22, 1994). Oslo: Novus Press, 1996. Pp. 378.
Paper NOK 290.00

Hirsh-Pasek, Kathy and Roberta Michnick Golinkoff. The Origins of
grammar: Evidence from early language acquisition. Cambridge: MIT
Press, 1996. Pp. x, 230. $30.00.

Hoeksema, Jacob (ed.) Partitives: Studies on the syntax and
semantics of partitive and related constructions. Berlin: Mouton
de Gruyter, 1996. Pp. 236. DM 158.00.

Hoem, Ingjerd. A way with words: Language and culture in Tokelau
society. Bangkok: White Orchid Press & Oslo: Institute for
Comparative Research in Human Culture, 1995. Pp. xxii, 232.

Hoff-Ginsberg, Erika. Language development. Pacific Grove,
CA:Brooks/Cole, 1996. Pp. xxiv, 529. $54.50. =


Holmer, Arthur J. A parametric grammar of Seediq. Lund: Lund
University Press, 1996. Pp. 235.

Hovdhaugen, Even (ed.) ... and the word was God: Missionary
linguistics and missionary grammar. Munster: Nodus Publikationen,
1996. Pp. 128.

Hurch, Bernhard and Richard A. Rhodes (eds.) Natural phonology:
The state of the art. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, 1996. Pp. xii,
348. DM 168.00

Julien, Marit. Syntactic word formation in Northern S=E1mi. Oslo:
Novus Press, 1996. Pp. 295. Paper NOK 249.00

Kamhi, Alan G.; Karen E. Pollock; and Joyce L. Harris (eds.)
Communication development and disorders in African American
children: Research, assessment and intervention. Baltimore: Paul
H. Brooks Publishing, 1996. Pp. xii, 374. =


Kenny, K. Dallas. Language loss and the crisis of cognition:
Between socio- and psycholinguistics. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter,
1996. Pp. xiv, 306. DM 158.00.

Levelt, William J. M. (ed.) Advanced psycholinguistcs: A
Bressanone retrospective for Giovanni B. Flores d'Arcais.
Nijmegen: Max Planck Institute, 1996. Pp. ix, 162.

Lopes, Jose Manuel. Foregrounded description in prose fiction: 5
cross-literary studies. Toronto: University of Toronto Press,
1995. Pp. x, 183. $45.00.

MacLaughlin, Dawn and Susan McEwen (eds.) Proceedings of the 19th
annual Boston University Conference on Language Development (vols
1 & 2). Somerville, Mass: Cascadilla Press, 1995. Pp. 688. Paper

Mathiassen, Terje. A short grammar of Lithuanian. Columbus, OH:
Slavica, 1996. Pp. 256. Paper $22.95.

Motsch, Wolfgang (ed.) Ebenen der Textstruktur: Sprachliche und
kommunikative Prinzipien. Tubingen: Niemeyer, 1996. Pp. xii, 332.
Paper DM 158.00.

Nelson, Katherine. Language in cognitive development: The
emergence of the mediated mind. Cambridge: Cambridge University
Press, 1996. Pp. xiv, 432. $44.95.

Newman, John. Give: A cognitive linguistic study. Berlin: Walter
de Gruyter, 1996. xvi, 319. DM 138.

Nowack, Elke. Transforming the images: Ergativity and
transitivity in Inuktitut (Eskimo). Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter,
1996. Pp. xii, 309. DM 228.00.

Otake, Takashi and Anne Cutler (eds.) Phonological structure and
language processing: Cross-linguistic studies. Berlin: Mouton de
Gruyter, 1996. Pp. xii, 254. DM, 158.00.

Palmer, Gary B. Toward a theory of cultural linguistics. Austin:
University of Texas Press, 1996. Pp. xii, 348. Paper $21.95.

Pensado, Carmen (ed.) El complemento directo preposicional.
Madrid: Visor Libros, 1995. Pp. 233.

Rosen, Haiim B. Selected Writing in Linguistics III. Munchen:
Wilhelm Fink Verlag, 1994. Pp. 486. Cloth DM 168.

Senft, Gunter. Classificatory particles in Kilivila. Oxford,

Seuren, Pieter A. M. Semantic syntax. London: Blackwell, 1996.
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Singh, Rajendra. Linguistic theory, language contact, and Modern
Hindustani. NY: Peter Lang, 1996. Pp. 153, $31.95.

Song, Jae Jung. Causatives and causation: A universal-typological
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Sperber, Dan. Explaining culture: A naturalistic approach.
Blackwell Publishers, 1996. Pp. vii, 175. Paper $18.95.

Stainton, Robert J. Philosophical perspectives on language.
Peterborough, Ontario: Broadview Press, 1996. Pp. 239. Paper

Stringfellow, Andy; Dalia Cahana-Amitay; Elizabeth Hughes; and
Andrea Zukowski (eds.) Proceedings of the 20th annual Boston
University Conference on Language Development (vols 1 & 2).
Somerville, Mass: Cascadilla Press, 1996. Pp. 872. Paper $50.00.

Stroik, Thomas. Minimalism, scope, and VP structure. Thousand
Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, 1996. Pp. vii, 173. Paper $37.00

Stromshaug, Kristian. Mal i stfold. Oslo: Novus Forlag, 1995.
Pp. xxx, 326. Paper NOK 295.00.

Svartik, Jan (ed.) Words: Proceedings of an international
symposium, Lund, 25-26 August, 1995. Stockholm: Kungl. Vitterhets
Historie och Antikvitets Akademien, 1996. Pp. 249.

Tateishi, Koichi. The syntax of 'subjects'. Stanford: Center for
the Study of Language and Information & Tokyo: Kurosio
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Unger, J. Marshall. Literacy and script reform in occupation
Japan: Reading between the lines. NY: Oxford University Press,
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Verrips, Maaike. Potatoes must peel: The acquisition of the Dutch
passive. Dordrecht: Holland Institute of Generative Linguistics,
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Walton, Douglas. Argument structure: A pragmatic theory. Toronto:
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Wechsler, Stephen. The semantic basis of argument structure.
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Willi, Urs. Die segmentale Dauer als phonetischer Parameter von
'fortis' und 'lenis' bei Plosiven im Zurichdeutschen. Stuttgart:
Franz Steiner Verlag, 1996. Pp. ix, 250.

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