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Journal Title: Language Variation and Change
Volume/Issue:   25/1
Date: 2013
Table of Contents: Remodeling the age variable: Number concord in Brazilian Portuguese
by Anthony J. Naro, Maria Marta Pereira Scherre
pp 1-15

Variation in English auxiliary realization: A new take on contraction
by Laurel MacKenzie
pp 17-41

Regional dialect leveling in Najdi Arabic: The case of the deaffrication of [k] in the Qaṣīmī dialect
by Yousef Al-Rojaie
pp 43-63

Domain minimization and beyond: Modeling prepositional phrase ordering
by Daniel Wiechmann, Arne Lohmann
pp 65-88

Individual effects in variation analysis: Model, software, and research design
by John C. Paolillo
pp 89-118

LVC volume 25 issue 1 Cover and Back matter
by pp b1-b3

LVC volume 25 issue 1 Cover and Front matter
by pp f1-f2

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Discipline of Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
Portuguese
 
LL Issue: 24.1406