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Journal Title: Journal of Linguistics
Volume/Issue:   43/3
Date: 2007
Table of Contents: The scope interpretation of complex predicates in Japanese: A unified lexicalist analysis
by Yusuke Kubota
pp 489-530

Body as subject
by Irit Meir, Carol A. Padden, Mark Aronoff, Wendy Sandler
pp 531-563

Fusion of functions: The syntax of once, twice and thrice
by John Payne, Rodney D. Huddleston, Geoffrey K Pullum
pp 565-603

A (phrasal) affix analysis of the Persian Ezafe
by Pollet Samvelian
pp 605-645

Shared assumptions: Semantic minimalism and Relevance Theory
by Daniel Wedgwood
pp 647-681

Inherent variability and Minimalism: Comments on Adger's ‘Combinatorial variability’
by Richard A. Hudson
pp 683-694

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Semantics
Syntax
Lexicography
 
LL Issue: 18.3131