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Journal Title: Journal of Linguistics
Volume/Issue:   39/1
Date: March 2003
Table of Contents: Mechanisms of change in areal diffusion: new morphology and language contact
by Chia-jung Pan, Sheena C Van Der Mark
pp 1-29

Grammaticalization and modality: the emergence of a case-marked pronoun in Israeli Sign Language
by Irit Meir
pp 109-140

On South American Indian languages: reply to Aikhenvald
by Lyle Campbell
pp 141-146

Response to Campbell
by Chia-jung Pan, Sheena C Van Der Mark
pp 141-146

Tone, accent and stress in Chinese
reviewed by Zhiming Bao
pp 147-166

Co-occurrence restrictions on identical consonants in the Hebrew lexicon: are they due to similarity?
by Iris Berent, Joseph Shimron
pp 31-55

Gradient auxiliary selection and impersonal passivization in German: an experimental
by Frank Keller, Antonella Sorace
pp 57-108

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Language Documentation
Phonology
 
LL Issue: 14.1459