ÐÐ3/4лÑÑÑÐ ̧ÑÑ Ð¿ÐμÑаÑÐ1/2ÑÑ Ð²ÐμÑÑÐ ̧Ñ ÑÑÐ3/4й кÐ1/2Ð ̧гР̧ TRENDS IN LINGUISTICS is a series of books that open up new perspectives in our understanding of language. The series publishes cutting-edge articles on the fundamental areas of linguistics through theoretical frameworks, as well as studies that provide new perspectives by approaching language from an interdisciplinary perspective. TRENDS IN LINGUISTICS publishes remarkable monographs and dissertations as well as anthologies that offer the opportunity to deal with controversial topics from different empirical and theoretical perspectives. High quality standards are ensured by anonymous controls. TRENDS IN LINGUISTICS sees itself as a cutting-edge research forum based on solid empirical data on language in its various manifestations, including sign languages. She considers linguistic variation in its synchronous and diachronic dimensions as well as in its social contexts as important sources of knowledge for a better understanding of the conception of linguistic systems and the ecology and evolution of language. To discuss your book idea or submit a proposal, please contact Birgit Sievert. Ghanshyam Sharma, INALCO, Paris, France; Rajesh Bhatt, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA. .