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Journal Title: Studies in Language
Volume/Issue:   36 / 2
Date: 2012
Table of Contents: 2012. iii, 223 pp.

Table of Contents

Preface 239


The Case for Pure Linguistics
Gilbert Lazard 241 – 259


What Controls the “Genitive Variation” in Present-Day English?
Jim Feist 261 – 299

Ideophones in Alto Perené (Arawak) from Eastern Peru
Elena I. Mihas 300 – 344

Critical Frequency as an Independent Variable in Grammaticalization
Rui Peng 345 – 381

Five-Level Classification of clause Linkage in Japanese
Mie Tsunoda 382 – 429

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Publisher: John Benjamins
Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
LL Issue: 23.4617