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Journal Title: English Language and Linguistics
Volume/Issue:   12/3
Date: 2008
Table of Contents: The English comparative – language structure and language use
by Martin Hilpert
pp 395-417

Fricated realisations of /t/ in Dublin and Middlesbrough English: an acoustic analysis of plosive frication and surface fricative contrasts
by Mark Jonathan Jones, Carmen Llamas
pp 419-443

Order out of chaos? The English gender change in the Southwest Midlands as a process of semantically based reorganization
by Merja Stenroos
pp 445-473

Deictification: the development of secondary deictic meanings by adjectives in the English NP
by Kristin Davidse, Tine Breban, An Van linden
pp 475-503

English stress preservation: the case for ‘fake cyclicity’
by Sarah Collie
pp 505-532

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Morphology
Phonology
Semantics
Syntax
 
LL Issue: 19.3172