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Journal Title: Journal of Linguistics
Volume/Issue:   41/1
Date: March 2005
Table of Contents: On epithets qua attributive anaphors
by Eros Corazza
pp 1-32

On the power-law distribution of language family sizes
by Søren K. Wichmann
pp 117-131

Who forgot Paul Broca? The origin of language as test case for speciation theory
reviewed by Timothy J Crow
pp 133-156

Biology and language: a consideration of alternatives
reviewed by pp 157-175

Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald & R. M. W. Dixon (eds.), Studies in evidentiality (Typological Studies in Language 54). Amsterdam & Philadelphia, PA: John Benjamins, 2003. Pp. xiv+345.
reviewed by pp 177-182

Michael Brody, Towards an elegant syntax. London: Routledge, 2003. Pp. viii+309.
reviewed by pp 182-185

Michael Clyne, Dynamics of language contact: English and immigrant languages. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003. Pp. xv+282.
reviewed by pp 185-190

Martine Coene & Yves D'hulst (eds.), From NP to DP, vol. I: The syntax and semantics of noun phrases. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 2002. Pp. vi+359. From NP to DP, vol. II: The expression of possession in noun phrases. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 2002. Pp. viii+291.
reviewed by Éric Mathieu
pp 191-197

Norbert Corver & Henk van Riemsdijk (eds.), Semi-lexical categories (Studies in Generative Grammar 59). Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, 2001. Pp. viii+556.
reviewed by pp 197-200

Maria Teresa Guasti, Language acquisition: the growth of grammar. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2003. Pp. xiv+474.
reviewed by pp 201-205

Yan Huang, Anaphora: a cross-linguistic study. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000. Pp. vii+396.
reviewed by pp 205-209

Renate Musan, The German perfect: its semantic composition and its interactions with temporal adverbials (Studies in Linguistics and Philosophy). Dordrecht, Boston, MA & London: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2002. Pp. xi+271.
reviewed by pp 209-214

Mitsuhiko Ota, The development of prosodic structure in early words (Language Acquisition and Language Disorders 34). Amsterdam & Philadelphia, PA: John Benjamins, 2003. Pp. xi+222.
reviewed by pp 214-218

Ingo Plag, Word-formation in English (Cambridge Textbooks in Linguistics). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003. Pp. xiv+240.
reviewed by pp 218-220

Ian Roberts & Anna Roussou, Syntactic change: a minimalist approach to grammaticalization (Cambridge Studies in Linguistics 100). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003. Pp. xi+275.
reviewed by pp 220-225

Kerstin Schwabe & Susanne Winkler (eds.), The interfaces: deriving and interpreting omitted structures (Linguistics Today 61). Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 2003. Pp. vi+399.
reviewed by Éric Mathieu
pp 225-229

Christina Tortora (ed.), The syntax of Italian dialects (Oxford Studies in Comparative Syntax). Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003. Pp. xiv+255.
reviewed by pp 229-233

The meaning of time: polysemy, the lexicon and conceptual structure
by Vyvyan Evans
pp 33-75

The phonology of Greek lyric meter
by Chris Golston, Tomas Riad
pp 77-115

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Morphology
Semantics
Sociolinguistics
Syntax
Typology
Neurolinguistics
Cognitive Science
Language Acquisition
Subject Language(s): English
German
Greek, Modern
Italian
 
LL Issue: 16.1055