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Journal Title: Journal of Linguistics
Volume/Issue:   45/2
Date: 2009
Table of Contents: The *amn't gap: The view from West Yorkshire
by Judith M. Broadbent
pp 251-284

The phonology of Second Occurrence Focus
by Caroline Féry, Shinichiro Ishihara
pp 285-313

Saturation and reification in adjectival diathesis
by Idan Landau
pp 315-361

Between being wise and acting wise: A hidden conditional in some constructions with propensity adjectives
by David Yoshikazu Oshima
pp 363-393

Multiple dependencies and the role of the grammar in real-time comprehension
by Matthew W. Wagers, Colin Phillips
pp 395-433

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Morphology
Phonology
Semantics
Sociolinguistics
Syntax
Cognitive Science
 
LL Issue: 20.2137