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Journal Title: Journal of Linguistics
Volume/Issue:   45/1
Date: 2009
Table of Contents: A history of the LAGB: The first fifty years
by Richard A. Hudson
pp 1-30

The role of psychoacoustic similarity in Japanese puns: A corpus study
by Shigeto Kawahara, Kazuko Shinohara
pp 111-138

Specificational sentences and the influence of information structure on (anti-)connectivity effects
by Karen Lahousse
pp 139-166

Phrase structure vs. dependency: The analysis of Welsh syntactic soft mutation
by Maggie Tallerman
pp 167-201

Indeterminacy by underspecification
by Mary Dalrymple, Tracy Holloway King, Louisa Sadler
pp 31-68

Copy Control in Telugu
by Youssef A Haddad
pp 69-109

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Morphology
Phonology
Syntax
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Japanese
Telugu
Welsh
 
LL Issue: 20.321