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Journal Title: Natural Language and Linguistic Theory
Volume/Issue:   31/1
Date: 2013
Table of Contents: DOI: 10.1007/s11049-012-9182-4
Title: Anticausatives in Sinhala: involitivity and causer suppression
Author(s): John Beavers, Cala Zubair
pages: 1-46

DOI: 10.1007/s11049-012-9179-z
Title: Frequency biases in phonological variation
Author(s): Andries W. Coetzee, Shigeto Kawahara
pages: 47-89

DOI: 10.1007/s11049-012-9183-3
Title: Verb-stranding verb phrase ellipsis and the structure of the Russian verbal complex
Author(s): Vera Gribanova
pages: 91-136

DOI: 10.1007/s11049-012-9184-2
Title: Passivization, reconstruction and edge phenomena: connecting English and Japanese nominalizations
Author(s): Angeliek van Hout, Masaaki Kamiya, Thomas Roeper
pages: 137-159

DOI: 10.1007/s11049-012-9185-1
Title: Covert possessor raising in Japanese
Author(s): Hideki Kishimoto
pages: 161-205

DOI: 10.1007/s11049-012-9181-5
Title: Temporal and modal anaphora in sign language (ASL)
Author(s): Philippe Schlenker
pages: 207-234

DOI: 10.1007/s11049-012-9180-6
Title: The syntax of Dutch embedded fragment answers: on the PF-theory of islands and the wh/sluicing correlation
Author(s): Tanja Temmerman
pages: 235-285
Publisher: Springer
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
 
LL Issue: 24.812