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    • Agenda setting in a digital age : tracking attention to California Proposition 8 in social media, online news, and conventional news 

      Bode, Leticia; Sayre, Ben; Shah, Dhavan V.; Wilcox, Dave; Shah, Chirag (Policy Studies Organization, 2010)
      This study compares the agenda-setting cues of traditional media alongside those of online media in general and social media in particular. The main line of inquiry concerns (a) whether people posting content to openly ...
    • Biology and language : a response to Everett (2005) 

      Lightfoot, David, 1945-; Anderson, Stephen R. (Cambridge University Press, 2006)
    • A Brief Response 

      Lightfoot, David, 1945- (The MIT Press, 1986)
    • The correspondent, the combatant, and the comic : how moderator style and guest civility shape news credibility 

      Bode, Leticia; Vraga, Emily; Bard, Mitchell; Carr, Jasun; Edgerly, Stephanie; Johnson, Courtney; Kim, Young Mie; Shah, Dhavan V. (2010-08)
      Tailored within the increasingly competitive news environment, televised interview programs have adopted a range of moderating styles, heralding a rise in "combatant" and "comic" moderators to complement the conventional ...
    • Designing Sustainable Urban Systems: Features, Metrics, and Processes — Final Report 

      Barba, Evan (National Science Foundation, 2020-01-14)
      This conference was undertaken to begin coalescing a multi-site, multidisciplinary, research network specifically aimed at defining the necessary and sufficient elements of a “sustainable urban system.” By convening a ...
    • The Ecology of Languages 

      Lightfoot, David, 1945- (Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo, 2007)
      This paper discusses the life-cycle of languages: languages die, new languages are born, and languages undergo radical changes in form and structure. This paper considers three changes in the history of English: loss of ...
    • Explaining language change: an evolutionary approach 

      Lightfoot, David, 1945- (Cambridge University Press, 2002)
      Book review of "Explaining language change: an evolutionary approach" by William Croft.
    • Government: The Long and Short of It 

      Lightfoot, David, 1945- (Cambridge University Press, 1992)
      Review article of Luigi Rizzi, Revitalized minimality. (Linguistic Inquiry Monograph 16.) Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1990. Pp. x + 147.
    • Historical Syntax : Types of explanation in history 

      Lightfoot, David, 1945- (Linguistic Society of America, 2013-12)
      This article examines the ways in which explanation has been achieved in scientific work on language change over the last two hundred years. Explanations have come in many forms and at many levels and are greatly influenced ...
    • How Long Was the Nineteenth Century? 

      Lightfoot, David, 1945- (Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo - PUC-SP, 2000)
      This paper reviews the problems of the deterministic and predictive view of language change initiated by nineteenth century linguists and shows that such a view is still present in many analyses proposed by twentieth century ...
    • India and the Soft Power Rubric: The Relevance of Migrants, Students, Visitors and Movies 

      Wu, Irene S.
      Much has been written about India’s soft power – how much it has, its sources and origins, and its deficits and applications. This article aims to place India’s soft power in context of other nations like China and the ...
    • Intact grammars but intermittent access 

      Lightfoot, David, 1945-; Edwards, Susan, Phd, MSc, MRCSLT (Cambridge University Press, 2000)
      Grodzinsky examines Broca’s aphasia in terms of some specific grammatical deficits. However, his grammatical models offer no way to characterize the distinctions he observes. Rather than grammatical deficits, his patients ...
    • The Long Now of Infrastructure: Articulating Tensions in Development 

      Ribes, David; Finholt, Thomas A. (Journal of the Association for Information Systems (JAIS), 2009-05)
      Designing e-infrastructure is work conducted today with an eye toward long-term sustainability. Participants in such development projects find themselves caught with one foot in the demands of the present and the other ...
    • Mapping the Political Twitterverse : Finding Connections Between Political Elites 

      Bode, Leticia; Hanna, Alexander; Sayre, Ben; Yang, JungHwan; Shah, Dhavan V. (2011)
      Twitter provides a new and important tool for political actors, and is increasingly being used as such. In the 2010 midterm elections, the vast majority of candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives and virtually all ...
    • Minimizing Government: Deletion as Cliticization 

      Lightfoot, David, 1945- (Walter de Gruyter GmbH, 2006)
      The rigors of the Minimalist Program eliminate movement operations, traces, and 1980s-style conditions of government. This article emphasizes poverty-of-stimulus problems, reviews lexical government effects, and captures ...
    • More Myths 

      Lightfoot, David, 1945- (Cambridge University Press, 2002)
    • Multilingualism everywhere 

      Lightfoot, David, 1945- (Cambridge University Press, 2011)
    • Predication and PRO 

      Lightfoot, David, 1945-; Hornstein, Norbert (Linguistic Society of America, 1987)
      The comprehensive theory of predication developed by Williams (1980, 1982, 1983) subsumes a wide range of phenomena, but contains some internal problems. An alternative account is presented here which does not postulate ...
    • A Restructuring Rule 

      Lightfoot, David, 1945- (The MIT Press, 1978)