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Little Words: Their History, Phonology, Syntax, Semantics, Pragmatics, and Acquisition
edited by Ronald P. Leow, Héctor Campos and Donna Lardiere
contributions by Luis Sáez, Remus Gergel, Heather Lee Taylor, Ljiljana Progovac, Omar Velázquez-Mendoza, John Beavers, Michael F. Thomas, Jong Un Park, Stéphanie Pellet, Laura Alba-Juez, Sigrun Biesenbach-Lucas, Melissa A. Bowles, Maria José de de la Fuente, Tanja Kupisch, Christina D. Dye, Héctor Campos, Roumyana Pancheva, D. Eric Holt, Robert Berdan, Raúl Aranovich, Laura A. Michaelis, Silvina Montrul, Merete Anderssen, Donna Lardiere, Michael Fender, Ute Bohnacker, Neal Snape, Ronald P. Leow, Agnieszka Łazorczyk, Minta Elsman, Carol Lord and Lisa Rochman
Georgetown University Press, 2009
Paper: 978-1-58901-254-7 | eISBN: 978-1-58901-596-8
Library of Congress Classification P201.L557 2009
Dewey Decimal Classification 415


Little Words is an interdisciplinary examination of the functions and change in the use of clitics, pronouns, determiners, conjunctions, discourse particles, auxiliary/light verbs, prepositions, and other “little words” that have played a central role in linguistic theory and in language acquisition research. Leading scholars present advanced research in phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, discourse function, historical development, variation, and acquisition by children and adults.

This unique volume integrates the views and findings of these different research areas into one professional source to be used within and across disciplines. Languages studied include English, Spanish, French, Romanian, German, Norwegian, Swedish, Slavonic, and Medieval Leonese.

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