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By Douglas Biber

Douglas Biber's new e-book extends and refines the learn and method suggested in his ground-breaking version throughout Speech and Writing (1988), and provides for the 1st time a diachronic measurement. In it he offers a linguistic research of sign in in 4 largely differing languages: English, Nukulaelae Tuvaluan, Korean, and Somali. extraordinary similarities in addition to transformations emerge, permitting Biber to foretell for the 1st time cross-linguistic universals of sign up version.

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