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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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Modern Syntaxby Andrew Carnie

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 32.00

    This practical coursebook introduces all the basics of modern syntactic analysis in a simple step-by-step fashion. more...

  • Objects and Information Structureby Mary Dalrymple; Irina Nikolaeva

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 28.00

    A cross-linguistic study of how objects are affected by information structure. more...

  • Symmetry in Syntaxby Barbara Citko

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 88.00

    This book examines symmetric aspects of three core mechanisms in minimalist syntax: merge, move and labeling. 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...