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  • Language Typology and Syntactic Description: Volume 2, Complex Constructionsby Timothy Shopen

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 43.00

    The second in a three-volume 2007 survey exploring the syntactic and morphological structures of the world's languages. more...

  • Grammar And Style At Your Fingertipsby Lara Robbins

    DK Publishing 2005; 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; ellipses... more...

  • The Evolution of Morphologyby Andrew Carstairs-McCarthy

    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...

  • Coordination in Syntaxby Niina Ning Zhang

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 93.00

    Addresses the syntactic issues raised by coordinate pairings, with particularly emphasis on their properties in English and Chinese. more...

  • Grammatical Categoriesby M. Rita Manzini; Leonardo M. Savoia

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 90.00

    A study of grammatical categories, unifying morphology and syntax, and drawing on an unusually large amount of original dialect data. more...

  • Syntactic Analysisby Nicholas Sobin

    Wiley 2010; US$ 94.95

    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 Introduces... more...

  • Greek Prepositionsby Pietro Bortone

    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...

  • Insights into Non-native Vocabulary Teaching and Learningby Ruben Chacon-Beltran; Christian Abello-Contesse; Maria Del Mar Torreblanca-Lopez

    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...

  • The Event Structure of Perception Verbsby Nikolas Gisborne

    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...

  • Vowel Prosthesis in Romanceby Rodney Sampson

    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...