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- Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 27.00
In On Nature and Language Noam Chomsky develops his thinking on the relation between language, mind and brain, integrating current research in linguistics into the burgeoning field of neuroscience. It includes a penetrating interview with Chomsky in which he provides a clear introduction to the Minimalist Program. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 27.00
The way languages change offers an insight into the nature of language itself. This specially commissioned volume considers the processes involved in language change and how they can be modelled and studied. In it, leading figures from different branches of linguistics re-examine some of the central issues in this field. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 32.00
This lucid and up-to-date overview of language change, considering both changes that occurred long ago and those currently in progress. This substantially revised third edition includes two new chapters on change of meaning and grammaticalization. New sections have also been added as well as over150 new references. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 35.00
Challenging and original, The Language Organ treats human language as the manifestation of a faculty of the mind, a mental organ whose nature is determined by human biology and whose functional properties should be explored just as physiology explores the functional properties of physical organs. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 42.00
Analyzing Grammar is a clear introductory textbook on grammatical analysis, designed to equip students with the tools and methods needed to analyze grammatical patterns in any language. Standard notational devices such as phrase structure trees and word-formation rules are shown, and a range of problem sets and exercises are provided. more...
- Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 9.99
Linguistics falls in the gap between arts and science, on the edges of which the most fascinating discoveries and important problems are found. This guide begins by discussing the oldest, "arts" end of the subject and moves through to the most up-to-date research. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 38.00
In this up-to-date survey, Laurel Brinton and Elizabeth Traugott examine the various approaches to lexicalization, a process of language change whereby concepts are adopted into the lexicon. Drawing on a number of case studies from the history of English, they then propose a new, unified model of lexicalization and grammaticalization. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 37.00
This book investigates the nature of human language and its importance for the study of the mind. It considers language from a biological point of view and, uniquely, argues that genetic or biological endowment plays a more central role in language acquisition than instruction, learning, or cultural determinants. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 30.00
This concise history of structural linguistics charts its development from the 1870s to the present day. It includes exposition, in particular, of the contributions of Saussure, Bloomfield and Chomsky. more...
- Wiley 2008; US$ 239.95
The Handbook of Historical Linguistics provides a detailed account of the numerous issues, methods, and results that characterize current work in historical linguistics, the area of linguistics most directly concerned with language change as well as past language states. Contains an extensive introduction that places the study of historical linguistics... more...