Language - Volume 92, Number 4 (December 2016)

Learnability shapes typology: The case of the midpoint pathology

Juliet Stanton

pp. 753-791, DOI: 10.1353/lan.2016.0071

Seri verb classes: Morphosyntactic motivation and morphological autonomy

Matthew Baerman

pp. 792-823, DOI: 10.1353/lan.2016.0073

Outliers, impact, and rationalization in linguistic change

Sali A. Tagliamonte, Alexandra D’Arcy, & Celeste Rodríguez Louro

pp. 824-849, DOI: 10.1353/lan.2016.0074

The temporal interpretation of clause chaining in Northern Paiute

Maziar Toosarvandani

pp. 850-889, DOI: 10.1353/lan.2016.0075

Do serial verb constructions describe single events?: A study of co-speech gestures in Avatime

Rebecca Defina

pp. 890-910, DOI: 10.1353/lan.2016.0076

Grammaticalization and prosody: The case of English sort/kind/type of constructions

Nicole Dehé & Katerina Stathi

pp. 911-946, DOI: 10.1353/lan.2016.0077

Language and linguistics on trial: Hearing Rachel Jeantel (and other vernacular speakers) in the courtroom and beyond

John R. Rickford & Sharese King

pp. 948-988, DOI: 10.1353/lan.2016.0078

Historical Syntax

Extraposition is disappearing

Joel C. Wallenberg

pp. e237-e256, DOI: 10.1353/lan.2016.0079

Language and Public Policy

The Common Core State Standards and English learners: Finding the silver lining

Betsy Rymes, Nelson Flores, & Anne Pomerantz

pp. e257-e273, DOI: 10.1353/lan.2016.0080

Teaching Linguistics

Learning to think like linguists: A think-aloud study of novice phonology students

Catherine Anderson

pp. e274-e291, DOI: 10.1353/lan.2016.0081

Teaching Linguistics: Textbook Review

The sounds of language: An introduction to phonetics and phonology by Elizabeth C. Zsiga (review)

Lauren Ackerman, Haley Boone, & Michal Temkin Martinez

pp. e292-e295, DOI: 10.1353/lan.2016.0082

Research Report

Grammar and social agency: The pragmatics of impersonal deontic statements

Giovanni Rossi & Jörg Zinken

pp. e296-e325, DOI: 10.1353/lan.2016.0083


The acquisition of ergativity ed. by Edith Bavin and Sabine Stoll (review)

Jane Simpson

pp. 989-992, DOI: 10.1353/lan.2016.0084

Why only us? Language and evolution by Robert C. Berwick and Noam Chomsky (review)

Ljiljana Progovac

pp. 992-996, DOI: 10.1353/lan.2016.0085

The evolution of functional left peripheries in Hungarian syntax ed. by Katalin É. Kiss (review)

István Kenesei & Anikó Lipták

pp. 997-1000, DOI: 10.1353/lan.2016.0086

Confusion of tongues: A theory of normative language by Stephen Finlay (review)

James Lenman

pp. 1000-1001, DOI: 10.1353/lan.2016.0087

Automaton theories of human sentence comprehension by John T. Hale (review)

Sashank Varma

pp. 1002-1006, DOI: 10.1353/lan.2016.0088

New perspectives on Chinese syntax by Waltraud Paul (review)

Jinglian Li & Fanjun Meng

pp. 1006-1009, DOI: 10.1353/lan.2016.0089

Evolutionary syntax by Ljiljana Progovac (review)

Barbara Citko

pp. 1009-1012, DOI: 10.1353/lan.2016.0090

The language of fraud cases by Roger Shuy (review)

Lawrence M. Solan

pp. 1012-1015, DOI: 10.1353/lan.2016.0091