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- Routledge 2012; US$ 298.00
Rhythm, intonation, exotic and familiar languages as well as computer-sythesized audio-communications, procedures in forensic linguistics, pronunciation lexicography, language change and sociological aspects of speech such as English regional accents and dialects in Britain and other parts of the world are covered in these thirty-eight articles in... more...
- Routledge 2012; US$ 193.00
This study provides an illuminating and ground-breaking account of the complex interaction of intonational phenomena, semantics and pragmatics. Based on examples from German and English, and centred on an analysis of the fall-rise intonation contour, a semantic interpretation for two different pitch accents - Focus and Topic - is developed. The cross-sentence,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 26.95
This fully updated second edition includes a new introduction, a wide range of new entries (reflecting developments in linguistics since the book's original release) and added specialized further reading for lecturers and more advanced students. A comprehensive and critical A-Z guide to the main terms and concepts used in the study of language... more...
- Taylor and Francis 1999; US$ 49.95
Specifiers and Heads covers such topics as: * interpretation and distribution of pronouns * ECP effects * specifiers and phrase structure * the role and functioning of head movement * the architecture of grammar Each chapter draws syntactic arguments from phenomena in a broad range of languages and brings these to bear on the structure of syntactic... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2000; US$ 49.95
In this collection of essays, the author addresses the central issues in syntax theory, comparative syntax and the theoretically conscious study of language acquisition. Key topics are explored, including the properties of null elements and the theory of parameters. Some of the essays presented here have been highly influential in their field, while... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 190.00
Based on extensive and diverse material from 70 languages, and covering a range of previously undiscussed problems, this book provides a thorough analysis of how nominalization types interact with other structural features. It focuses on action nominal constructions, and in particular, the comparison of their syntactic structure with that of finite... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 185.00
Focus particles (words such as even , only , also ) play an important role in English, in various syntactic and semantic domains, but their characteristics pose numerous problems for current syntactic frameworks and semantic theories. This book presents a comprehensive analysis of the syntax, meaning and use of focus particles and related function... more...
- Taylor and Francis 1992; US$ 150.00
Spoken language is subject to constant change and the influence of other speakers. This book takes in a survey of literature available on the topic of accent attrition and merging, and goes on to show that accent shift happens across the world and in all social settings, finally taking in an analysis of prehistoric European proto-language with the... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 35.95
Word Structure , provides a complete introduction to morphology, the study of the structure of words. Word Structure : * examines how words work as part of the language system * encourages readers to take an objective and analytic approach * refers to a wealth of languages, including Turkish and Latin, to illustrate points raised * provides clear... more...