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The Social Origins of Language

By Daniel Dor

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

By Thomas Hoffmann

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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Semantics-Syntax Interface

Call Deadline: 15-Sep-2014

Call Information:
The inaugural issue of Semantics-Syntax Interface is now available online:

The second issue (Fall 2014) will be a special issue on 'Past Tense'.
Sub-themes include (but are not limited to):
- past tense in the embedded contexts
- interaction of past tense with perfectivity
- temporal adverbs and adjectives of past
- past and perfect subjunctives

Deadline for article submissions: 15 September 2014

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