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Journal Title: Nordic Journal of Linguistics
Volume/Issue:   28/1
Date: June 2005
Table of Contents: Note from the Editors
by Catherine Ringen, Sten Vikner
pp 1-1

Höskuldur Thráinsson, Hjalmar P. Petersen, Jógvan í Lon Jacobsen, Zakaris Svabo Hansen. Faroese: An Overview and Reference Grammar. Tórshavn: F⊘roya FróÐskaparfelag, 2004, 501 pp
reviewed by Martin Ringmar
pp 133-140

Ole Togeby. Fungerer denne sætning? Funktionel dansk sproglære [Does this sentence work? Functional Danish grammar]. K⊘benhavn: Gads forlag, 2003, 365+xii pp
reviewed by Ulf Teleman
pp 140-145

Publications received 2004
by Catherine Ringen
pp 147-147

Call for papers: NJL Special Issue on Grammaticalization
by Lars Heltoft, Henrik Rosenkvist
pp 3-3

How well can Norwegians identify their dialects?
by Charlotte Gooskens
pp 37-60

Transliteration between spoken language corpora
by Jens Allwood, Peter Juel Henrichsen, Leif Grönqvist, Elisabeth Ahlsén, Magnus Gunnarsson
pp 5-36

Lexical specification of tone in North Germanic
by Aditi Lahiri, Allison Wetterlin, Elisabet Jönsson-Steiner
pp 61-96

Verb-first constructions as a syntactic and functional resource in (spoken) Swedish
by Jan Lindström, Susanna Karlsson
pp 97-131

Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
 
LL Issue: 16.2026