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- DK Publishing 2007; US$ 16.95
Knowing the rules of grammar never goes out of style. Now readers can brush up on their writing skills with just one book. This guide covers the gamut of grammar and style topics, including nouns and pronouns; tense, mood, and voice as expressed through verbs; subject and verb agreement in complete sentences; commas, colons, and semicolons;... more...
- Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 44.99
This book considers the evolution of the grammatical structure of words in the more general contexts of human evolution and the origins of language. The consensus in many fields is that language is well designed for its purpose, and became so either through natural selection or by virtue of non-biological constraints on how language must be structured.... more...
- Wiley 2010; US$ 34.95
Highly readable and eminently practical, Syntactic Analysis: The Basics focuses on bringing students with little background in linguistics up to speed on how modern syntactic analysis works. A succinct and practical introduction to understanding sentence structure, ideal for students who need to get up to speed on key concepts in the field ... more...
- Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 119.99
This is the most comprehensive history of the Greek prepositional system ever published. It is set within a broad typological context and examines interrelated syntactic, morphological, and semantic change over three millennia. By including, for the first time, Medieval and Modern Greek, Dr Bortone is able to show how the changes in meaning of Greek... more...
- Channel View Publications 2010; US$ 49.95
In a field like L2 vocabulary teaching and learning where interest and research studies are burgeoning, this book offers a useful collection of papers that contains new ways of investigating vocabulary development, techniques for vocabulary teaching such as the Focus on Form hypothesis, word associations, and the use of concordance data. In addition,... more...
- Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 109.99
This book makes an original contribution to the understanding of perception verbs and the treatment of argument structure, and offers new insights on lexical causation, evidentiality, and processes of cognition. Perception verbs - such as look, see, taste, hear, feel, sound, and listen - present unresolved problems for theories of lexical semantics.... more...
- Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 124.99
This book presents for the first time an in-depth historical account of vowel prosthesis in the Romance languages. Vowel prosthesis is a change which involves the appearance of a non-etymological vowel at the beginning of a word: a familiar example is the initial e which appears in the development of Latin sperare to Spanish esperar and French esp--eacute--;rer... more...