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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

Discussion

The Case for Pure Linguistics
Gilbert Lazard 241 – 259

Articles

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

Book Reviews

Gabriele Diewald, Elena Smirnova (eds.). 2010. Linguistic Realization of Evidentiality in European Languages
Reviewed by Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald 431 – 439

Stolz, Thomas, Cornelia Stroh & Aina Urdze. 2011. Total Reduplication: The Areal Linguistics of a Potential Universal
Reviewed by Yuni Kim 440 – 448

Welo, Eirik. (ed.). 2011. Indo-European Syntax and Pragmatics: Contrastive Approaches.
Reviewed by Silvia Luraghi 449 – 453

Launey, Michel. 2011. An Introduction to Classical Nahuatl.
Reviewed by John F. Schwaller 454 – 461
Publisher: John Benjamins
Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
Typology
 
LL Issue: 23.4617