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Homeric ánthos. Glotta 41 (1963) 271-8.
The Achaean homeland: Achaifía or Achaifís?. Glotta 42 (1964) 19-28.
Telam nios Aías and other patronymics. Glotta 42 (1964) 132-8.
Mini-malapropisms. British Journal of Disorders of Communication 7 (1972) 38-43.
British books on linguistics: the past decade. British Book News (1972) 921-8.
Phonological change: some causes and constraints. In Historical Linguistics vol.2 edited by J.M. Anderson and C. Jones (Amsterdam: North-Holland, 1974) 1-15.
The distinctive features of Ancient Greek. Glotta 54 (1976) 173-201.
Malapropisms. Paper presented at working group on `Slips of the Tongue and Ear', 12th International Congress of Linguists, Vienna, Aug.-Sept. 1977. (Mimeo).
One of my elephants' birthday is today: the interaction between universal and language specific perceptual strategies. Salzburger Beitrage zur Linguistik 5.
Malapropisms and adult-child differences in the mental lexicon. Working Papers of the London Psycholinguistics Research Group 1 (1979) 27-41.
The order of word order change. Transactions of the Philological Society (1979) 43-65.
Unhappiness about not unhappy people. (with G. Bailey). Journal of Linguistics 15 (1979) 245-266.
Some idiosyncratic strategies utilized by a chronic Broca's aphasic (with R. Hand and J. Tonkovich). Linguistics 17 (1979) 729-759.
Abnormal syntactic compensations utilized by a patient with chronic Broca's aphasia (with R. Hand and J. Tonkovich). In Clinical Aphasiology edited by R.H. Brookshire (Minneapolis: BRK Publishers, 1979) 261-269.
Cuscus or goose-goose? Error and strategy variety in the acquisition of lexical items (with S. Chiat). Grazer Linguistische Studien 11/12 (1980) 11-27.
Learning language the hard way (with P. Todd). First Language 1 (1980) 122-140.
Natural phonology and recall mechanisms (with S. Chiat). Working Papers of the London Psycholinguistics Research Group 2 (1980) 17-29.
Multiple psychological realities. Working Papers of the London Psycholinguistics Research Group 2 (1980) 41-50.
Lexical storage and retrieval: a developing skill? (with M. Straf). Linguistics 19 (1981) 751-795. Reprinted in Slips of the Tongue and Language Production ed. A. Cutler (The Hague: Mouton, 1982).
Natural phonology or natural memory? The interaction between phonological processes and recall mechanisms (with S. Chiat). Language and Speech 24 (1981) 311-26.
Slips of the tongue and slips of the pen (with P. Todd). In Language and Cognitive Styles: Patterns of Neurolinguistic and Psycholinguistic Development ed. by R.N. St. Clair and W. von Raffler-Engel (Lisse: Swets and Zweitlinger, 1982) 180-194.
Bloomfield, Firth, Halliday, Hjelmslev, Jakobson, Jones, Labov, Martinet, Montague, Sapir, Saussure, Trubetzkoy, Whorf. Biographical Companion to Modern Thought edited by A. Bullock & R. B. Woodings (London: Fontana, 1983). Reprinted as The Fontana Dictionary of Modern Thinkers.
Pidgins, creoles and child language. Working Papers of the London Psycholinguistics Research Group 5 (1983) 5-16.
The mental representation of prefixes. Osmania University Papers in Linguistics 9, 10: Nirmala Memorial volume (1983-4) 61-72.
Recall errors and natural phonology (with S. Chiat). Proceedings of the Second International Congress for the Study of Child Language vol. 2 edited by C.L. Thew and C.E. Johnson (Lanham, Maryland: University Press of America, 1984) 17-26.
Social networks and urban New Guinea Pidgin (Tok Pisin). York Papers in Linguistics 11 (1984) 9-18.
I deny that I'm incapable of not working all night: divergence in negative structures between British and Indian English (with R.K. Agnihotri). Papers from the 4th International Conference on English Historical Linguistics ed. by Roger Eaton et al. Current Issues in Linguistic Theory vol.41. Amsterdam Studies in the Theory and History of Linguistic Science. (Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 1986) 3-14. Reprinted in Second Language Acquisition: Socio-cultural and linguistic aspects of English in India edited by R.K. Agnihotri and A.L. Khanna (New Delhi and London: Sage, 1994) 165-177.
Butler English: A minimal pidgin? (with P. Hosali). Journal of Pidgin and Creole Languages 1 (1986) 51-79.
Other keyholes: language universals from a pidgin-creole viewpoint. In Noam Chomsky: Consensus and Controversy edited by S. and C. Modgil (Lewes, Sussex: Falmer Press, 1987) 93-103.
The language lifegame: prediction, explanation and language change. In Explanation and Linguistic Change edited by W. Koopman et al. (Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 1987) 11-32.
Reproductive furniture and extinguished professors. In Language Topics: Essays in honour of Michael Halliday vol. 2, edited by R. Steele and T. Threadgold (Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 1987) 3-14.
All paths lead to the mental lexicon. In Linguistic Theory and Second Language Acquisition edited by S. Flynn and W. O'Neil (Dordrecht: Kluwer, 1988) 346-361.
Spaghetti junctions and recurrent routes: some preferred pathways in language evolution. Lingua 77 (1989) 151-171.
Hidden treasure: the search for language universals. In Language and Cognition edited by J. Montangero and A. Tryphon (Geneva: Fondation Archives Jean Piaget, Cahier 10, 1989) 75- 84.
Language and mind: Psycholinguistics. In Encyclopaedia of Linguistics edited by N.E. Collinge (London: Croom Helm, 1990) 333-70.
The missing link: the role of the lexicon. In Historical Linguistics and Philology edited by J. Fisiak (Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, 1990) 11-28.
Psycholinguistics and language change. In English Past and Present edited by J. Aitchison, T. Frank, & N. Pantaleo. (Fasano, Italy: Schena, 1990) 13-24.
Bagaraps in Tok Pisin. In Studies in Dravidian and general linguistics: A festschrift for Bh. Krishnamurti edited by B. Lakshmi Bai and B. Ramakrishna Reddy. (Hyderabad, India: Osmania University, Dept. of Linguistics, 1991) 245-254.
Assessing language status: some problems. In Status Change of Languages edited by U. Ammon & M. Hellinger. (Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, 1991) 487-495.
Good birds, better birds and amazing birds: the development of prototypes. In Vocabulary and Applied Linguistics edited by P.J.L. Arnaud & H. Béjoint (London: Macmillan, 1992) 71-84.
Relative clauses in Tok Pisin: Is there a natural pathway? In Internal and External Factors in Linguistic Change edited by M. Gerritsen and D. Stein (Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, 1992) 295- 316.
Chains, nets or boxes? The linguistic treatment of love, anger and fear. In Anglistentag 1991 Düsseldorf, Proceedings edited by W.G. Busse (Tübingen: Niemeyer, 1992) 29-39. Translated into Russian: Yazik i emotsin. Sbornik nauchnik trydov. (Volgograd: `Peremena', 1995). Translated into Portuguese in Intercompreensão: Revista de didáctica das línguas 6. (September 1997), 47-60.
Agglutinating language, Analytic language, Classification of languages, Competence and performance, Component, Constituent, Description/descriptive, Diachronic and synchronic, Fusional language, Inflected language, Language (with editor), Language Acquisition Device, Language family, Language universals, Langue and parole, Level of language, Linguist, Linguistics, Linguistic sign, Linguistic typology, Malapropism, Marked and unmarked, Metalanguage, Models of language, Natural language, Paradigmatic and syntagmatic, Pragmatics, Progress and decay in language (with editor), Psychology of language, Psycholinguistics, Sapir, Sapir- Whorf hypothesis, Slip of the tongue, Spoonerism, Structural linguistics, Synthetic language, Whorf. Oxford Companion to the English Language edited by T. McArthur (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1992).
Birds, bees and switches: Psycholinguistic issues 1967-2017. ELT Journal 47.2 (1993) 107-116.
Tense and aspect in child language, pidgins and creoles. In Tense and Aspect in Indian Languages edited by B. Lakshmi Bai and A. Mukherjee (Hyderabad, India: Centre for Advanced Study in Linguistics, Osmania University and Booklinks Corporation, 1993) 27-38.
Pidgins, creoles and change. In The Encyclopaedia of Language and Linguistics edited by R.E. Asher (Oxford & Aberdeen: Pergamon Press & Aberdeen University Press, 1994), vol. 6, 3181-6.
Understanding words. In Language and Understanding edited by Gillian Brown, Kirsten Malmkjoer, Alastair Pollitt and John Williams. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1994), 81-96.
`Say, say it again Sam': the treatment of repetition in linguistics. In Repetition edited by Andreas Fischer. (Tübingen: Gunter Narr, 1994), 15-34.
Tadpoles, cuckoos and multiple births: Language contact and models of change. In Linguistic change under contact conditions edited by Jacek Fisiak (Berlin and New York: Mouton de Gruyter, 1995), 1-13.
Free or ensnared? The hidden nets of language. In LSE on freedom edited by Eileen Barker (London: LSE Books, 1995), 75-86.
Chimps, children and creoles: the need for caution. In The biology of language edited by Stanislaw Puppel (Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 1995), 1-17.
How to handle wimps: Incorporating new lexical items as an adult. (With Diana Lewis.) Folia Linguistica 29 (1-2) (1995), 7-20.
Minds, modules and evolution. Discussion of Wallace Chafe's paper. In Of thoughts and words: The relation between language and mind edited by Sture Allén (Singapore and London: Imperial College Press, 1995), 127-133. (Proceedings of Nobel Symposium 92.) Summary of Session 5: Artificial intelligence, (ibid), 293-4.
Small steps or large leaps? Undergeneralization and overgeneralization in creole acquisition. In Creole languages and language acquisition edited by Herman Wekker (Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, 1996), 9-31.
Taming the wilderness: words in the mental lexicon. In Words, words, words: The translator and the language learner edited by Gunilla Anderman and Margaret Rogers (Clevedon, Avon: Multilingual Matters, 1996), 15-26.
The mental word web: Forging the links. (With Diana Lewis.) In Words edited by Jan Svartvik. Stockholm: Swedish Academy 1996, 39-47 (KVHAA Konferenser 36).
Lost nails and maypoles some current language issues. In IATEFL 31st International Annual Conference, Brighton, April 1997 edited by Peter Grundy. (Whitstable, Kent: IATEFL), 88-94.
On discontinuing the continuity-discontinuity debate. In Approaches to the evolution of language edited by J. Hurford, C. Knight and M. Studdert-Kennedy (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998), 17-29.
The media are ruining English. In Language myths edited by L. Bauer & P. Trudgill (London: Penguin, 1998), 15-22.
An ABC (Attractive, Brief, Contemporary) approach to English language and linguistics. In Proceedings of 7th Annual Symposium, Netherlands Society of English Studies (NSES) 7.1 (1999), 7-16.
Birdy birds, maypoles and absolute disasters: Building the lexical mosaic. In Vocabulary learning in a foreign language. (Fontenay/St-Cloud: ENS Editions), 13-24.
Tasting terms and linguistics. In Oxford companion to wine, 2nd edition, edited by Jancis Robinson (Oxford: Oxford University Press), p. 395.
From birdy birds to absolute disasters. In Proceedings from the 7th Nordic Conference on English Studies, edited by S.-K. Tanskanen and B. Wårvik. Anglica Turkuensia 20, 3-12.
Shuddering halt or sudden spurt? The linguistic development of (pre-)adolescents. In Recent developments and issues in applied linguistics: A collection of SAAL (Singapore Association for Applied Linguistics) lectures, edited by H.W. Kam and A.Pakir. Singapore: EPB 2000, 97-111.
'Car murder hubby caged' and other murderous headlines. (With D.M. Lewis and B. Naylor). In English Today 61, vol. 16, no. 1 (January 2000), 23-30.
Absolute disasters and other bleached words. In Proceedings of 13th International Symposium on Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, edited by Katerina Nicolaidis and Marina Mattheoudakis. (Thessaloniki: Aristotle University School of English, 2000), 17-27.
Happy talking: children and spoken language. In Ways to words: Ideas to enliven literacy and oracy, edited by Brian Daubney. (London: St Katherine and Shadwell Trust, 2000), 8-12.
Birdy birds, maypoles and absolute disasters: building the lexical mosaic. In Alternatives 98, edited by Jana Dvoráková (Prague: Asociace ucitelú anglictiny CR - AUACR/ATECR), 5-8.
Standardisation: Is is desirable? Is it possible? Franco-British Studies: Journal of the British Institute in Paris 30 (2000), 5-12.
Words pour into English. In Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English: New words supplement. (London: Longman 2001), 1-7.
The birth of rules. In New essays on the origin of language, edited by Jürgen Trabant and Sean Ward. (Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter 2001), 133-148.
Misunderstandings about language: A historical overview. Journal of Sociolinguistics 5.4 (November 2001), 611-619.
Language change. In The Routledge companion to semiotics and linguistics edited by Paul Cobley. (London: Routledge 2001), 95-104.
Pidgins, creoles: models. In Concise Encyclopaedia of Sociolinguistics (Elsevier Science 2001).
From birdy birds to absolute disasters: Advances in understanding our memory for words. EFL challenges in the new millenium: Selected papers from the 2001 TESOL Arabia International Conference, edited by Salah Troudi, Susan Riley, Christine Coombe. (Dubai: TESOL Arabia 2001), 1-15.
Jean Aitchison. In Linguistics in Britain: Personal histories, edited by Keith Brown and Vivien Law. Publications of the Philological Society 36. (Oxford and Boston: Blackwell 2002), 1-13.
Birdy birds and bubbles: Identifying and evaluating mental models. In Revolutions in consciousness: Local identities, global concerns in 'Language and intercultural communication'. Proceedings of the 1st IALIC Conference, edited by Sylvette Cormerale, David Killick and Margaret Parry. (Leeds: International Association for Languages and Intercultural Communication 2002), 1-11.
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