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Journal Title: Studies in Language
Volume/Issue:   36/4
Date: 2013
Table of Contents: 2012. iv, 245 pp.

Table of Contents

Articles

Vedic preverbs as markers of valency-changing derivations: Transitivity and objecthood in Indo-European (Evidence from Old Indo-Aryan)
Leonid Kulikov 721 – 746

A new strategy for progressive marking and its implications for grammaticalization theory: The subject clitic construction in Pantiscu
Michele Loporcaro 747 – 784

Emergent projecting constructions: The case of Hebrew yada (‘know’)
Yael Maschler 785 – 847

Scope hierarchies and modality in Manchu
Julian Rentzsch 848 – 881

Ditransitive constructions in Kashibo-Kakataibo and the non-distinguishable objects analysis
Roberto Zariquiey Biondi 882 – 905

Book reviews

Dimmendal, Gerrit J. 2011. Historical linguistics and the comparative study of African languages
Reviewed by Michael C. Cahill 907 – 914

Liljeblad, Sven, Catherine S. Fowler, & Glenda Powell (compilers). 2012. The Northern Paiute-Bannock dictionary, with an English-Northern Paiute-Bannock finder list, and a Northern Paiute-Bannock-English finder list
Reviewed by John E. McLaughlin 915 – 920

Goddard, Cliff. 2011. Semantic Analysis: A Practical Introduction
Reviewed by Onna Nelson 921 – 927

Carsten Breul & Edward Göbbel (eds.), 2010. Comparative and Contrastive Studies of Information Structure
Reviewed by Steve Nicolle 928 – 937

Thieberger, Nicholas (ed.) 20012. Oxford handbook of linguistic fieldwork.
Reviewed by Marcus Smith 938 – 946

Trudgill, Peter. 2011. Sociolinguistic typology: Social determinants of linguistic complexity
Reviewed by James N. Stanford and Timothy J. Pulju 947 – 955

Bartmiński, Jerzy. 2009. Aspects of cognitive ethnolinguistics
Reviewed by Ljiljana Šarić 956 – 965
Publisher: John Benjamins
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
 
LL Issue: 24.733