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- 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...
- Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 35.00
This accessible textbook provides a clear introduction to phonology, the study of sound patterns. Providing a solid foundation in phonology and presenting examples from over 100 languages, it is set to become the leading text for any introductory course, and will be invaluable to students beginning to study the discipline. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 41.00
The relationship between verbs and their arguments is a widely debated topic in linguistics. This comprehensive survey explores this important research area, discussing theories of how a verb's semantics can determine the morphosyntactic realization of its arguments. It will be invaluable to those working in syntax, semantics, and related fields. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 35.00
This book provides students of phonology with an accessible introduction to the way in which sounds combine to form words. It offers more detail than previously available in introductory textbooks and is an indispensable first step towards understanding the major theoretical issues in modern phonology at the word level. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 37.00
Syncretism - where a single form serves two or more morphosyntactic functions - is a persistent problem at the syntax-morphology interface. This poineering book provides the first full-length study of inflectional syncretism, examining its occurence across a wide range of languages. It will be of key interest to syntacticians and morphologists alike. more...
- Oxford University Press 1992; US$ 48.99
Not everything that can be said in one language can be said in another. The lexicons of different languages seem to suggest different conceptual universes. Investigating cultures from a universal, language-independent perspective, this book rejects analytical tools derived from the English language and Anglo culture and proposes instead a "natural... more...
- Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 54.99
This collection of linguistic essays examines functional heads using the "principles and parameters" approach. The main focus is on the general theory of head movement, the properties of derived structures and their parametrization. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 49.95
Derivations draws together some of the most influential work of one of the world's leading syntactitians, Juan Uriagekera. These essays provide several empirical analyses and technical solutions within the Minimalist Program. The book persues a naturalistic take on Minimalism, explicitly connecting a variety of linguistic principles and conditions... more...