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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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Title: Language and genetics: Needs and opportunities
Author: Peggy McCardle
Institution: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
Author: Judith Cooper
Institution: National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
Author: Lisa Freund
Institution: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
Linguistic Field: Psycholinguistics
Abstract: This paper describes the next steps for establishing detailed, useful behavioral phenotypes and for moving forward in the study of the relationships among genes, the environment, and language disorders. Key issues are recognizing the continuum of language behaviors to accurately describe disorders and the spectrum of typical development. A coordinated plan with foundational studies that address definition, measurement, design, and analytical methods is needed. Researcher capacity must be increased, and a greater focus on communication across disciplines to successfully accomplish interdisciplinary research is required. Language is not static, even in disorders; thus, we must study change over time. It is necessary to think about behavioral phenotypes in terms of developmental trajectories. Finally, data sharing and ethical and legal issues must be addressed.

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This article appears in Applied Psycholinguistics Vol. 26, Issue 1, which you can read on Cambridge's site or on LINGUIST .



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