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Journal Title: Journal of Linguistics
Volume/Issue:   41/2
Date: July 2005
Table of Contents: The aspectual system of Singapore English and the systemic substratist explanation
by Zhiming Bao
pp 237-267

A multi-dimensional approach to the category ‘verb’ in Cantonese
by Elaine J. Francis, Stephen Matthews
pp 269-305

The zoom-on-possessee construction in Kam (Dong): the anatomy of a new construction type
by Matthias Gerner
pp 307-352

Use of complex phonological patterns in speech processing: evidence from Korean
by Natasha L. Warner, Jeesun Kim, Chris Davis, Anne Cutler
pp 353-387

Robyn Carston on semantics, pragmatics and ‘encoding’
reviewed by Noel Burton-Roberts
pp 389-407

Hungarian in focus
reviewed by István Kenesei
pp 409-435

Cedric Boeckx & Kleanthes K. Grohmann (eds.), Multiple wh-fronting (Linguistics Today 64). Amsterdam & Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 2003. Pp. ix+289.
reviewed by Catherine Rudin
pp 437-441

Ellen Brandner & Heike Zinsmeister (eds.), New perspectives on case theory (CSLI Lecture Notes 156). Stanford, CA: Center for the Study of Language and Information, 2003. Pp. ix+373.
reviewed by Andrew Spencer
pp 441-444

Noam Chomsky, The architecture of language (edited by Nirmalangshu Mukhergi, Bibudhendra Narayan Patniak & Rama Kant Agnihotri). New Delhi, Oxford & New York: Oxford University Press, 2000. Pp. xv+89.
reviewed by Philip Carr
pp 445-452

Guglielmo Cinque, Adverbs and functional heads: a cross-linguistic perspective (Oxford Studies in Comparative Syntax). Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999. Pp. vi+275.
reviewed by Satu Manninen
pp 452-457

Richard S. Kayne, Parameters and universals. Oxford & New York: Oxford University Press, 2000. Pp. xiv+369.
reviewed by Sergio Balari Ravera
pp 457-462

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Phonology
Semantics
Syntax
 
LL Issue: 16.2023