"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more
To find some answers Tim Machan explores the language's present and past, and looks ahead to its futures among the one and a half billion people who speak it. His search is fascinating and important, for definitions of English have influenced education and law in many countries and helped shape the identities of those who live in them.
This volume provides a new perspective on the evolution of the special language of medicine, based on the electronic corpus of Early Modern English Medical Texts, containing over two million words of medical writing from 1500 to 1700.
Linguistic Inquiry leads the field in research on current topics in linguistics. In each issue, its authors keep themselves and other readers informed of new theoretical developments based on the latest international scholarship.
Linguistic Inquiry captures the excitement of contemporary debate in the field by publishing full-scale articles as well as shorter contributions (Squibs and Discussion) and more extensive commentary (Remarks and Replies).
Volume 43, Issue 4 - Fall 2012
On Headless XP-Movement/Ellipsis full access Kenshi Funakoshi
Children’s Grammar of Null Subjects: Evidence from Comprehension Robyn Orfitelli, Nina Hyams
Remarks and Replies
VP-Ellipsis Is Not Licensed by VP-Topicalization Lobke Aelbrecht, Liliane Haegeman
Quantificational Binding Does Not Require C-Command Chris Barker
Classifiers and DP Lisa Lai-Shen Cheng, Rint Sybesma
Flavors of Division Éric Mathieu
Voiding Island Effects via Head Movement Arthur Stepanov
Squibs and Discussion
Consequences of Candidate Omission Max Bane, Jason Riggle