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  • Parametric Variationby Theresa Biberauer; Anders Holmberg; Ian Roberts; Michelle Sheehan

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 96.00

    A defence of the parametric approach to linguistic variation, set within the framework of the Minimalist Program. more...

  • Diachronic Syntaxby Ian Roberts

    OUP Oxford 2007; US$ 64.99

    This book shows how the generative approach to linguistics may be used to understand how languages change. Ian Roberts explains how generative theory can throw light on central questions in historical linguistics, including word-order change, grammaticalization, and reanalysis. He examines the links between syntactic change and first-language acquisition... more...

  • Creative Authenticityby Ian Roberts

    Atelier Saint-Luc Press 2004; US$ 11.95

    Serious working artists are the intended audience of this collection of short essays that clarify common expressive and personal problems that many artists encounter, including the fear of being clichéd, the desire to convey truth in art, and the frustration behind trying to find an authentic voice. These crippling fears are laid to rest through insightful... more...

  • Syntactic Changeby Ian Roberts; Anna Roussou

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 36.00

    A general account of grammaticalization in terms of formal syntax. more...

  • Clause Structure and Language Changeby Adrian Battye; Ian Roberts

    Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 134.99

    The Principles-and-Parameters approach to linguistic theory has triggered an enormous amount of work in comparative syntax over the last decade or so. A natural consequence of the growth in synchronic comparative work has been a renewed interest in questions of diachronic syntax, and this collection testifies to that trend. These papers focus on questions... more...

  • The Energy Glutby Ian Roberts; Phil Edwards

    Zed Books 2010; US$ 26.95

    The Energy Glut shows how the heating of our planet and the bulging of our waistlines are manifestations of the same global malaise. Ian Roberts presents a frightening vision of humanity besieged by a food industry pushing a surfeit of energy-dense food, while the rise of the car means we have fewer opportunities to move our bodies than ever before. more...

  • Oops!by Hywel Roberts; Ian Gilbert

    Crown House Publishing 2012; US$ 27.69

    This book is about engaging learners in great learning. It's about the dance that happens behind positive engagement - the cool moves and steps a teacher needs to choreograph in order to create a context where great learning can happen - and about the importance of relationships in engagement and how rapport can be learned. The book also shines a spotlight... more...

  • The Origins, Prevention and Treatment of Infant Crying and Sleeping Problemsby Ian St James-Roberts

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95

    Babies who cry a lot, or are unsettled in the night, are common sources of concern for parents and, consequently, costly problems for health services. In this book, Ian St James-Roberts summarises the evidence concerning infant crying and sleeping problems to provide a new evidence-based approach to these common challenges for parents and health services.... more...

  • Challenges to Linearizationby Theresa Biberauer; Ian Roberts

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 168.00

    The still largely mysterious question of how hierarchical linguistic structures are converted into sequentially ordered linear strings is the challenging problem at the heart of this volume. The ten contributions approach it from a range of angles, considering both specific empirical challenges in spoken and signed languages, and broader... more...

  • Victoriansby Ian Roberts; Brian Moses

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 37.95

    This book will support children as they: * Write a school report for a Victorian pupil * Compile the biography of a real-life circus performer- "The Human Canon Ball" * Produce a letter to complain about the after-effects of the Victorian remedy carbolic smoke balls! more...