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Journal Title: Journal of Linguistics
Volume/Issue:   47/2
Date: 2011
Table of Contents: Are non-standard dialects more ‘natural’ than the standard? A test case from English verb morphology
by Lieselotte Anderwald
pp 251-274

On the anatomy of a chain shift
by Daniel A. Dinnsen, Christopher Green, Judith A. Gierut, Michele L. Morrisette
pp 275-299

Reduced auxiliaries in early child language: Converging observational and experimental evidence from French
by Cristina Domnita Dye
pp 301-339

Attributive adjectives, infinitival relatives, and the semantics of inappropriateness
by Nicholas Fleisher
pp 341-380

Conjunctive agreement in Lamaholot
by Kunio Nishiyama
pp 381-405

Reconstructing last week's weather: Syntactic reconstruction and Brythonic free relatives
by David W. E. Willis
pp 407-446

Scavenging, the stag hunt, and the evolution of language
by Brady Z Clark
pp 447-480

What's in a compound?
by Andrew Spencer
pp 481-507

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Language Acquisition
Subject Language(s): Breton
LL Issue: 22.2570