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Journal Title: Language Variation and Change
Volume/Issue:   17/3
Date: October 2005
Table of Contents: Monosyllabic word merger in Mandarin
by Shu-chuan Tseng
pp 231-256

Why DO dove: Evidence for register variation in Early Modern English
by Anthony Warner
pp 257-280

New perspectives on an ol' variable: (t,d) in British
by Sali A Tagliamonte, Rosalind Temple
pp 281-302

Assessing representations of South African Indian English in print
by Rajend Mesthrie
pp 303-326

The development of linguistic constraints: Phonological innovations
by Alexandra D'Arcy
pp 327-355

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin
English
 
LL Issue: 16.2583