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Title: The Fruits of Empirical Linguistics
Subtitle: Volume 2: Product
Edited By: Susanne Winkler
Sam Featherston
URL: http://degruyter.de/cont/fb/sk/detailEn.cfm?id=IS-9783110213478-1
Series Title: Studies in Generative Grammar [SGG] 102
Description:

"The Fruits of Empirical Linguistics. Volume 2: Product" focuses on the
linguistic outcomes of empirical linguistics. The contributions present
some of the insights that linguists can gain by applying the new methods:
progress within language study is accelerated by the new evidence since
language systems are more precisely captured. Readers will enjoy the fresh
perspective on linguistic questions made possible by the evidence-based
approach.

Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): Discipline of Linguistics
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ISBN-13: 9783110216158
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Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9783110216158
Pages: 265
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9783110213478
Pages: 265
Prices: U.S. $ 140.00