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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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Quantity Implicatures
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Language, Migration, and Identity : Neighborhood Talk in Indonesia
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Preposition Placement in English : A Usage-based Approach
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How Children Learn to Write Words
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The Rhythm of English Prose : A Manual for Students
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Standard English Speech : A Compendium of English Phonetics for Foreign Students
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Adjunct Adverbials in English
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