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  • The Dynamics of Focus Structureby Nomi Erteschik-Shir

    Cambridge University Press 1998; US$ 45.00 US$ 36.90

    Develops a new theory of focus structure, exploring the role of focusing in natural language sentence. more...

  • Quantity Implicaturesby Bart Geurts

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 37.00 US$ 30.34

    Presents a theory of quantity implicatures, a type of pragmatic inference which is widely debated in linguistics, philosophy, and psychology. more...

  • Practice Makes Perfect Advanced Italian Grammarby Marcel Danesi

    McGraw-Hill Education 2011; US$ 16.00 US$ 13.12

    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...

  • Quantificationby Anna Szabolcsi

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 40.00 US$ 32.80

    The most useful and rigorous overview of quantification to date. 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...

  • 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...

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

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 152.37

    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...