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The Social Origins of Language

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Presents a new theoretical framework for the origins of human language and sets key issues in language evolution in their wider context within biological and cultural evolution


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Preposition Placement in English: A Usage-Based Approach

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This is the first study that empirically investigates preposition placement across all clause types. The study compares first-language (British English) and second-language (Kenyan English) data and will therefore appeal to readers interested in world Englishes. Over 100 authentic corpus examples are discussed in the text, which will appeal to those who want to see 'real data'


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Title: Areal Diffusion and Genetic Inheritance: Problems in Comparative Linguistics
Edited By: Chia-jung Pan
R. M. W. Dixon
Description:

This book considers how and why forms and meanings of different languages
at different times may resemble one another. Its editors and authors aim to
explain and identify the relationship between areal diffusion and the
genetic development of languages, and to discover the means of
distinguishing what may cause one language to share the characteristics of
another.

Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Typology
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0198299818
ISBN-13: 9780198299813
Pages: 472
Prices: U.S. $ 288.00