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Evolutionary Syntax

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The Making of Vernacular Singapore English

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Title: Children rule, or do they (as far as innovations are concerned)?
Author: Brian D Joseph
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Institution: Ohio State University
Linguistic Field: Historical Linguistics; Linguistic Theories
Abstract: Meisel (hereafter, M) has offered a well-argued and tightly structured piece, discussing in a clear and compelling way a crucial topic in the understanding of language change. I applaud him for both the content and the presentation.


This article appears IN Bilingualism: Language and Cognition Vol. 14, Issue 2, which you can READ on Cambridge's site or on LINGUIST .

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