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Journal Title: Journal of French Language Studies
Volume/Issue:   18/2
Date: 2008
Table of Contents: Pour commencer, il faut arrêter de décoder: plaidoyer pour une linguistique sans métaphysique
by Pierre Frath
pp 147-173

More on (distinctive!) vowel length in historical French
by Randall S. Gess
pp 175-187

The topics and roles of the situational code-switching of an English-French bilingual
by Frédérique Grim
pp 189-208

Le SN démonstratif
by Anne Theissen
pp 209-226

Les constructions préverbales du français et du néerlandais: typologie et grammaticalisation
by Kristel Van Goethem
pp 227-248

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Sociolinguistics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Typology
Cognitive Science
 
LL Issue: 19.1712