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Title: Proceedings of the 28th West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics
Edited By: Mary Byram Washburn
Katherine McKinney-Bock
Erika Varis
Ann Sawyer
Barbara Tomaszewicz
URL: http://www.lingref.com/cpp/wccfl/28/index.html
Series Title: Cascadilla Proceedings Project
Description:

This volume contains 34 papers selected from among those presented at the
West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics, which took place from February
12-14, 2010 at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. The
papers are grouped into those from the general session and those from the
special session on prosody, and include the keynotes from Richard Kayne and
Sun-Ah Jun. The complete table of contents is available at
http://www.lingref.com/cpp/wccfl/28/index.html along with abstracts and the
complete papers in PDF format.

This volume has been published by Cascadilla Proceedings Project, an
imprint of Cascadilla Press. Proceedings from Cascadilla Proceedings
Project are published in library binding, with free web access to all of
the papers in the proceedings through our web site at www.lingref.com.

Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: Cascadilla Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Morphology
Phonology
Semantics
Syntax
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9781574734416
Pages: 322
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