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Journal Title: English Language and Linguistics
Volume/Issue:   15/1
Table of Contents: Towards a more explicit taxonomy of root possibility
by Ilse Depraetere, Susan Reed
pp 1-29

The distal demonstrative as discourse marker in Beowulf
by Richard L. Epstein
pp 113-135

Vowel change as systemic optimisation: why the New Zealand English front vowel shift is not a good example
by Christian Langstrof
pp 137-147

Phonemically contrastive fricatives in Old English?
by Donka Minkova
pp 31-59

The right-headedness of morphology and the status and development of category-determining prefixes in English
by Akiko Nagano
pp 61-83

Norm vs variation in British English irregular verbs: the case of past tense sang vs sung
by Lieselotte Anderwald
pp 85-112

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
English, Old
 
LL Issue: 22.626