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- Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 42.00
Referencing new developments, this book investigates various ways in which a speaker/hearer's experience with language affects the representation of phonology. Rather than assuming phonological representations in terms of phonemes, Joan Bybee adopts an exemplar model, in which specific tokens of use are stored and categorized phonetically with reference... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 65.00
This book proposes a theory of the distribution of adverbial adjuncts in a Principles and Parameters framework, claiming that there are few syntactic principles specific to adverbials; rather, for the most part, adverbials adjoin freely to any projection. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 34.00
The phenomenon of grammaticalization - the historical process whereby new grammatical material is created - has attracted a great deal of attention within linguistics in recent years. However, until now no attempt has been made to provide a general account of this phenomenon in terms of a formal theory of syntax. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 46.00
This book provides an introduction to the grammatical category of number, surveying many languages to reveal that the world's linguistic resources are richer than even many linguists realise. Aimed at linguistic students, it is the first book-length treatment of this topic and can serve as an entry to linguistic typology. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 130.00
In this book, Yael Greenberg discusses and clarifies a number of controversial issues and phenomena in the generic literature, including the existence of "episodic genericity," existential presuppositions, and contextual restrictions of generics. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 39.00
Clearly organized and accessible, this comprehensive textbook provides students with a thorough grounding in the analysis of syntactic structure using data from a typologically wide variety of languages. It includes a chapter on theories of syntax and each chapter includes generous exercises and recommendations for further study. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 54.00
A new contribution to linguistic theory, this book presents a formal framework for the analysis of word structure in human language. It presents a network of hypotheses constituting Paradigm Function Morphology, a theory of inflectional form. The book introduces several new concepts and demonstrates their importance for understanding morphological... more...
- Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 42.00
Definiteness is the concept expressed by definite articles such as 'the', and also by demonstratives ('this', that') and personal pronouns. This textbook surveys such expressions in many languages, and examines theoretical literature on this aspect of grammar, to establish what definiteness is and how languages can express it. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 35.00
Case is an accessible introduction to the ways relations between words in sentences are marked in languages. In this revised edition, Blake refines and expands on his discussions of the most important concepts in the study of case and incorporates significant additions to the data. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 42.00
Mark C. Baker investigates the fundamental nature of nouns, verbs, and adjectives. He claims that the various superficial differences that are found in particular languages have a single underlying source which can be used to give better definitions of these 'parts of speech'. more...