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Title: Little Words
Subtitle: Their History, Phonology, Syntax, Semantics, Pragmatics, and Acquisition
Edited By: Ronald P. Leow
Héctor Campos
Donna Lardiere
Series Title: Georgetown University Round Table on Languages and Linguistics Series

Little Words is an interdisciplinary examination of the functions and
change in the use of clitics, pronouns, determiners, conjunctions,
discourse particles, auxiliary/light verbs, prepositions, and other “little
words” that have played a central role in linguistic theory and in language
acquisition research. Leading scholars present advanced research in
phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, discourse function, historical
development, variation, and acquisition by children and adults.

This unique volume integrates the views and findings of these different
research areas into one professional source to be used within and across
disciplines. Languages studied include English, Spanish, French, Romanian,
German, Norwegian, Swedish, Slavonic, and Medieval Leonese.

Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
Norwegian Bokmål
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 1589012542
ISBN-13: 9781589012547
Pages: 258
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