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Journal Title: Nordic Journal of Linguistics
Volume/Issue:   29/1
Date: 2006
Table of Contents: Note from the Editors
by Sten Vikner
pp 1-1

Oskar Bandle (main editor), Kurt Braunmüller, Ernst Håkon Jahr, Allan Karker, Hans-Peter Naumann & Ulf Teleman (eds.); consulting editors Lennart Elmevik & Gun Widmark. The Nordic Languages: An International handbook of the history of the North Germanic languages, vol. 2 (Handbücher zur Sprach- und Kommunikationswissenschaft 22:2). Berlin & New York: Walter de Gruyter, 2005, xxix + 1150 pp
reviewed by pp 137-141

Robert Zola Christensen & Lisa Christensen. Dansk Grammatik. Odense: Syddansk universitetsforlag, 2005, 304 pp
reviewed by pp 141-145

Publications Received in 2005
by Gjert Kristoffersen
pp 147-148

Call for Papers: NJL special issue on aspect
by Heidi Harley
pp 3-3

English Then and Norwegian Da/Så Compared: A relevance-theoretic account
by Thorstein Fretheim
pp 45-93

Finnish Negation, the EPP Feature and the Valuation Theory of Morphosyntax
by Pauli Brattico
pp 5-44

Markedness in Urban East Norwegian Tonal Accent
by Gjert Kristoffersen
pp 95-135

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
 
LL Issue: 17.2539