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  • In the mood for moodby Tanja Mortelmans; Jesse Mortelmans; Walter De Mulder

    Editions Rodopi 2010; US$ 50.00

    This volume is a selection of papers presented at the 7th Chronos colloquium in Antwerp (2006), which deal with the expression of modality (in a wide sense), by modal and semi-modal verbs (in Germanic and Romance languages), on the one hand, and by other markers (in languages like Turkish, Tibetan and Japanese), on the other. The Antwerp edition’s... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Complex Predicatesby Leila Lomashvili

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2011; US$ 143.00

    Complex predicates present different levels of complexity at the syntactic and morphological levels crosslinguistically. The focus of this book is a subset of these constructions (causative and applicative) in three polysynthetic languages of the South Caucasian language family, in which the functional morphology associated with the argument structure... more...

  • Practice Makes Perfect Complete Spanish Grammarby Gilda Nissenberg

    McGraw-Hill Education 2011; US$ 14.00 US$ 11.48

    Build your confidence in your Spanish skills with practice, practice, practice! From present tense regular verbs to double object pronouns, this comprehensive guide and workbook covers all those aspects of Spanish grammar that you might find a little intimidating or hard to remember. Practice Makes Perfect: Complete Spanish Grammar focuses on... more...

  • Studies in Ditransitive Constructionsby Andrej Malchukov; Martin Haspelmath; Bernard Comrie

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 349.00

    This rich volume explores the cross-linguistic variation in ditransitive constructions, syntactic patterns of 'give'-like verbs taking Agent, Theme and Recipient arguments. The volume includes a typological overview of ditransitive constructions, the editors' questionnaire, as well as 23 in-depth studies of ditransitive constructions in... more...

  • Structuring the Lexiconby Dagmar Divjak

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 210.00

    Structuring the Lexicon presents a cognitively realistic, clustered model for near-synonymy that explicitly addresses the question of how semantic knowledge is distributed along the continuum from grammar to lexicon. Usage-based in nature, it proposes an innovative approach to quantifying meaning, while re-appraising traditional semantic... more...

  • Syntactic Variation and Genreby Heidrun Dorgeloh; Anja Wanner

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 210.00

    This volume explores the interplay of syntactic variation and genre. How do genres emerge and what is the role of syntax in constituting them? Why do certain constructions appear in certain types of text? The articles in this book include both overviews of theoretical approaches to the concept of genre in linguistics and data-based analyses... more...

  • The Grammar of French Quantificationby Lena Baunaz

    Springer Netherlands 2011; US$ 209.00

    This first extensive study of French Quantification in the field of Syntax provides a typology of four main quantified noun phrases in French (existential, universal, negative and wh -), detailing their syntactic, semantic and prosodic behaviors. more...