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  • From now to eternityby Jesse Mortelmans; Tanja Mortelmans; Walter De Mulder

    Editions Rodopi 2010; US$ 44.00

    The present volume contains a selection of papers presented at the 7th Chronos colloquium in Antwerp (2006). They specifically focus on issues dealing with the categories of Aktionsart , aspect and tense, and the possible relations between these categories, mainly in Germanic and Romance languages. Some of the papers in this collection put the relation... more...

  • Practice Makes Perfect Advanced Italian Grammarby Marcel Danesi

    McGraw-Hill Education 2011; US$ 16.00

    More practice to expand your Italian skills The Practice Makes Perfect series has helped thousands learn the basics of Italian, from vocabulary to prepositions, verbs, and beyond. Now this innovative series turns its attention to advanced students of Italian who have the foundation of good language skills and want to take their knowledge to the... more...

  • Practice Makes Perfect Italian Pronouns And Prepositions, Second Editionby Daniela Gobetti

    McGraw-Hill Education 2011; US$ 14.00

    Based on the successful approach of the Practice Makes Perfect series, Italian Pronouns and Prepositions offers a clear and engaging presentation of all aspects of pronoun and preposition usage, combined with extensive practice, for beginning and intermediate language learners. This new edition features a new review chapter that allows learners... more...

  • The Noun Phrase in Romance and Germanicby Petra Sleeman; Harry Perridon

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2011; US$ 149.00

    Based on a thorough review of their feature make up and on novel diachronic data on their modification properties, this paper maps out the internal syntactic structure of French n-words and the historical time course of their internal rise within a nominal projection. It charts out precise steps that directly relate internal structural changes to corresponding... more...

  • Studies on German-Language Islandsby Michael T. Putnam

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2011; US$ 158.00

    This article seeks to clarify the role that English-origin pragmatic discourse markers play in the speech of Texas German (TxG). The data in this study reveal that these elements function to lighten the cognitive load of the speaker by pragmatically indicating that the speaker is processing the upcoming utterance. This observation may be taken to indicate... more...

  • Expecting the Unexpected: Exceptions in Grammarby Horst J. Simon; Heike Wiese

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 196.00

    Every linguistic theory has to come to grips with a fundamental property of human language: the existence of exceptions, i.e. phenomena that do not follow the standard patterns one observes otherwise. The contributions to this volume discuss and exemplify a variety of approaches to exceptionality within different formal and non-formal frameworks.... more...

  • Linguistic Analysisby Annarita Puglielli; Mara Frascarelli

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 196.00

    The volumeis a reconsideration of the classic topics of linguistic analysis from a comparative-typological perspective. Data from over seventy languages are considered in their universal and language-specific aspects. Together, they highlight the crucial interactions at the different levels of grammar (phonology, morphology, lexicon, syntax... more...

  • Windows to the Mindby Sandra Handl; Hans-Jörg Schmid

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 196.00

    Focusing on a wide range of linguistic structures, the articles in this volume explore the explanatory potential of two of the most influential cognitive-linguistic theories, conceptual metaphor and metonymy theory and conceptual blending theory. Whether enthusiastic or critical in their stance, the contributors seek to enhance our understanding... more...

  • Typological Changes in the Lexiconby Alexander Haselow

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 196.00

    The book takes a new look at the typological change of English from a synthetic towards an analytic language, focusing on the lexical domain. It presents empirical data that document a considerable decline in the use of synthetic structures in the history of English noun formation and relates them to other typological changes in English... more...

  • Control into Conjunctive Participle Clausesby Youssef A. Haddad

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 196.00

    Control is a relation of co-identity between a pronounced subject (or object) in a matrix clause and a usually unpronounced subject in a subordinate, non-finite clause. The volume investigates Adjunct Control in Assamese, a South Asian language, within the framework of syntactic theory. While Forward Control is a cross-linguistically common... more...