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3 Free Books, Collect from London (UK)

Date Submitted: 20-Aug-2011
From: Clare Patterson
Subject: 3 Free Books, Collect from London (UK)
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Institution/Organization: University of Essex

Notice: I have got the following books to give away (I would like one person to take all three please!):

"Linguistic Categorization: prototypes in linguistic theory", second edition, John R Taylor (OUP 1995)

"Linguistic Diversity", Daniel Nettle (OUP 1999).

"Function, Selection, and Innateness: the emergence of language universals", Simon Kirby (OUP 1999).

I am based in North London, but could bring them to a central London location if preferred.