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Journal Title: Journal of Linguistics
Volume/Issue:   49/2
Date: 2013
Table of Contents: EDITORIAL NOTE
by Nigel Fabb, Caroline Heycock, Robert D. Borsley
pp 257-257

Empirical evidence for laryngeal features: Aspirating vs. true voice languages
by Jill N. Beckman, Michael Jessen, Catherine Ringen
pp 259-284

An expectation-based account of subject islands and parasitism
by Rui Pedro Chaves
pp 285-327

Wide-domain r-effects in English
by John Harris
pp 329-365

Sentential negation in early child English
by Rosalind Jean Thornton, Graciela Tesan
pp 367-411

Do contrastive topics exist?
by Elena Titov
pp 413-454

Join the dots: A musical interlude in the evolution of language?
by Maggie Tallerman
pp 455-487

Underlying representations. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012.
by Stig S. E. Eliasson
pp 489-495

Gender, sexuality, and meaning: Linguistic practice and politics. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011.
by Deborah Cameron
pp 495-499

Of minds and language: A dialogue with Noam Chomsky in the Basque Country. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009.
by Christina Behme
pp 499-506

Cross-disciplinary perspectives on lexical blending. Berlin & Boston, MA: De Gruyter Mouton, 2012.
by Natalia Beliaeva
pp 507-512

ANNOUNCEMENT
by pp 513-514

LIN volume 49 issue 2 Cover and Back matter
by pp b1-b8

LIN volume 49 issue 2 Cover and Front matter
by pp f1-f2

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Phonetics
Phonology
Pragmatics
Syntax
Genetic Classification
 
LL Issue: 24.2128