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Journal Title: Studies in Language
Volume/Issue:   37/4
Date: 2013
Table of Contents: 2013. iii, 208 pp.

Table of Contents

Articles

Differential subject marking without ergativity: The case of colloquial Burmese
Mathias Jenny and San San Hnin Tun
693 – 735

The notion of inflection and the expression of nominal gender in Spanish
Igor A. Mel’čuk
736 – 763

Reflexive marking in Fijian
Karen Elizabeth Park
764 – 809

Thai motion verbs paj and maa : Where tense and aspect meet
Prang Thiengburanathum
810 – 845

A contrastive analysis of the present progressive in French and English
Astrid De Wit, Adeline Patard and Frank Brisard
846 – 879

Discussion

A rejoinder to Talmy Givón
Gilbert Lazard
881 – 882

Reviews

Coupe, A. R. A Grammar of Mongsen Ao
Reviewed by Gregory D.S. Anderson
883 – 891

Nolan, Brian. 2012. The structure of Modern Irish: A functional account.
Reviewed by Joseph W. Windsor
892 – 900
Publisher: John Benjamins
Linguistic Field(s): Morphology
Pragmatics
Semantics
Syntax
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Burmese
English
Fijian
French
Pular
Spanish
Thai
Language Family(ies): Austronesian
Tibeto-Burman
 
LL Issue: 25.193