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Journal Title: Journal of Linguistics
Volume/Issue:   46/3
Table of Contents: Number/aspect interactions in the syntax of nominalizations: A Distributed approach
by Artemis Alexiadou, Gianina Iordachioaia, Elena Negoita Soare
pp 537-574

Communication and the representation of thought: The use of audience-directed expressions in free indirect thought representations
by Diane Blakemore
pp 575-599

Persian complex predicates and the limits of inheritance-based analyses
by Stefan Müller
pp 601-655

The prosodic word is not universal, but emergent
by René Schiering, Balthasar Bickel, Kristine Ann Hildebrandt
pp 657-709

Accounting for the semantic extension of derived action nouns
by Alan K. Scott
pp 711-734

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Phonology
Semantics
Syntax
Subject Language(s): Persian, Iranian
Dari
 
LL Issue: 21.4281