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Journal Title: English Language and Linguistics
Volume/Issue:   14/1
Date: 2010
Table of Contents: Anyone for non-scalarity?
by Patrick J Duffley, Pierre Larrivée
pp 1-17

Th'interpretation of t'definite article in t'North of England
by Ken Lodge
pp 111-127

The rise of the to-infinitive: evidence from adjectival complementation
by An Van linden
pp 19-51

Adnominal adjectives in Old English
by Dagmar Haumann
pp 53-81

Size noun constructions as collocationally constrained constructions: lexical and grammaticalized uses
by Lieselotte Brems
pp 83-109

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Morphology
Phonetics
Semantics
 
LL Issue: 21.898