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Title: Reading Working Papers in Linguistics 8
Edited By: Michalis Georgiafentis
George Kotzoglou
URL: http://www.rdg.ac.uk/slals/wp8/index.htm
Series Title: Reading Working Papers in Linguistics
Description:

The volume features a cross-section of current work in various areas of
linguistics by staff and postgraduate students at the School of Linguistics
& Applied Language Studies, University of Reading.


Syntax

Bilingualism and syntactic change in medieval England
Richard Ingham

Clitics in Greek restrictive relatives: an integrated aproach
George Kotzoglou & Spyridoula Varlokosta

Benefactives in English: evidence against argumenthood
Tim Nisbet

Phonetics/Phonology

The relationship between note values and speech timing - Moraic
representation in Japanese children's songs
Hitomi Nakata


Pragmatics

The Modern Greek anaphoric expression o idhios: a neo-Gricean pragmatic
analysis
Michael Chiou

Sentence connectives and deictic shift in Paasaal narrative
Stuart McGill


Applied Linguistics

TEI mark-up of spoken language data: the BASE experience
Sarah M. Creer & Paul Thompson

A metacognitive perspective on the growth of self-regulated EFL student writers
Zhoulin Ruan


Clinical linguistics

Piloting a new battery of phonological awareness tasks on Greek hearing
children: implications for administration with Greek deaf children
Evi Kyritsi & Deborah M. James

Comprehension of wh-questions in agrammatism: a single-case study
Christos Salis & Susan Edwards

Linguistic heterogeneity in Williams syndrome
Vesna Stojanovik, Mick Perkins & Sara Howard

Verbal inflection in Greek aphasia
Spyridoula Varlokosta, Natalia Valeonti, Maria Kakavoulia, Mirto Lazaridou,
Alexandra Economou & Athanassios Protopapas

Publication Year: 2005
Publisher: University of Reading, School of Linguistics & Applied Language Studies
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Historical Linguistics
Phonetics
Phonology
Pragmatics
Psycholinguistics
Syntax
Subject Language(s): English
Greek, Modern
Japanese
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