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Journal Title: California Linguistic Notes
Volume/Issue:   38/1
Date: 7/31
Table of Contents: California Linguistic Notes announces a new volume and issue: http://english.fullerton.edu/publications/cln/clncurrentissue.asp

Articles

Extending the Frontiers of L2 Reading Instruction in the African ESL Context: A 21st Century Imperative
Olushola Bamidele Are

Greetings in Akóóse: A Sociolinguistic Approach
Beatrice Ekanjume-Ilongo

A Preliminary Survey of Some Uralic Elements in Costanoan, Esselen, Chimariko and Salinan
Arnaud Fournet

Exploring Collocations In Nigerian English Usage
Oko Okoro

Noun Phrase Marking in Chabacano (Philippine Creole Spanish): A Comparative Perspective
Jorge E. Porras

Reviews

Review of "Symmetry Breaking in Syntax" by Hubert Haider
Rodrigo Ranero Echeverría
Publisher: California State University, Fullerton
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Pragmatics
Sociolinguistics
Syntax
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Genetic Classification
Subject Language(s): Akoose
Chavacano
Chimariko
English
Esselen
Papiamento
Pidgin, Nigerian
Palenquero
Salinan
Spanish
Language Family(ies): Uralic
Germanic
Costanoan
Miwok
 
LL Issue: 24.3209