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By Douglas Biber

Douglas Biber's new ebook extends and refines the examine and method mentioned in his ground-breaking version throughout Speech and Writing (1988), and provides for the 1st time a diachronic size. In it he supplies a linguistic research of sign in in 4 greatly differing languages: English, Nukulaelae Tuvaluan, Korean, and Somali. amazing similarities in addition to changes emerge, permitting Biber to foretell for the 1st time cross-linguistic universals of sign in edition.

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