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Journal Title: Journal of Linguistics
Volume/Issue:   47/1
Date: 2011
Table of Contents: Defectiveness and homophony avoidance
by Matthew Baerman
pp 1-29

On the role of phonology and discourse in Francilian French wh questions
by Fatima Hamlaoui
pp 129-162

Freezing effects and objects
by Terje Londhal
pp 163-199

A diachronic frequency account of the allomorphy of some grammatical markers
by Thomas Berg
pp 31-64

The floating C-Place node in Latin
by András Cser
pp 65-85

Bare nominals and incorporating verbs in Spanish and Catalan
by M. Teresa Espinal, Louise E. McNally
pp 87-128

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Catalan-Valencian-Balear
Tuvalu
English
French
Hungarian
Icelandic
Mazatec, San Jerónimo Tecóatl
Mazatec, Jalapa De Díaz
Mazatec, Ixcatlán
Mazatec, Chiquihuitlán
Mazatec, Huautla
Norwegian Bokmål
Russian
Spanish
Tamasheq
Mazatec, Soyaltepec
Mazatec, Ayautla
Mazatec, Mazatlán
 
LL Issue: 22.675