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Journal Title: English Language and Linguistics
Volume/Issue:   16/3
Date: 2012
Table of Contents: The Morphology of -ly and the Categorial Status of ‘Adverbs’ in English
by Heinz J. Giegerich
pp 341-359

Pre-R Dentalisation in Northern England
by Warren Maguire
pp 361-384

Branching Direction in Recursive Structures
by Thomas Berg
pp 385-401

Preposition Copying and Pruning in Present-Day English
by Andrew Radford, Claudia Felser, Oliver Boxell
pp 403-426

Prosodically Conditioned Morphological Change: Preservation vs Loss in Early English Prefixes
by Benjamin J. Molineaux
pp 427-458

Never Again: The Multiple Grammaticalization of Never as a Marker of Negation in English
by Christopher Lucas, David W. E. Willis
pp 459-485

Ne + Infinitive Constructions in Old English
by Linda van Bergen
pp 487-518

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Morphology
Phonology
Pragmatics
Syntax
Subject Language(s): English
English, Middle
English, Old
 
LL Issue: 23.4511