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Grammar

  • French Demystified, Premium 3rd Editionby Annie Heminway

    McGraw-Hill Education 2016; US$ 25.00 US$ 20.50

    Say au revoir to your fears of learning French with the updated premium edition of this fast, painless guide The updated third edition of French DeMYSTiFieD provides you with the comprehensive, step-by-step educational experience that has made the DeMYSTiFieD language series such a success. This established, unintimidating approach to speaking,... more...

  • German Demystified, Premium 3rd Editionby Ed Swick

    McGraw-Hill Education 2016; US$ 25.00 US$ 20.50

    Say auf wiedersehen to your fears of learning German with the updated premium edition of this fast, painless guide The updated third edition of German DeMYSTiFieD provides you with the comprehensive, step-by-step educational experience that has made the DeMYSTiFieD language series such a success. This established,... more...

  • Spanish Demystified, Premium 3rd Editionby Jenny Petrow

    McGraw-Hill Education 2016; US$ 25.00 US$ 20.50

    Say adios to your fears of learning Spanish with the updated premium edition of this fast, painless guide The updated third edition of Spanish DeMYSTiFieD provides you with the comprehensive, step-by-step educational experience that has made the DeMYSTiFieD language series such a success. This established,... more...

  • English Nounsby Rochelle Lieber

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 40.00 US$ 32.80

    English Nouns explores the mechanisms by which English nominalizations come to have a variety of readings depending on their syntactic context. more...

  • Studies in Lexicogrammarby Grzegorz Drozdz

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2016; US$ 143.00

    Three factors play an important role in predicting the output of word formation processes and the direction of pattern extension: type frequency, token frequency, and base transparency. Base transparency, the focus of this chapter, is responsible for the selection of allomorphs that diverge the least from the base. One pattern from Finnish and two... more...

  • The Rise and Fall of Ergativity in Aramaicby Eleanor Coghill

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 104.99 US$ 90.29

    This book traces the changes in argument alignment that have taken place in Aramaic during its 3000-year documented history, and proposes a new explanation for them. It draws important theoretical conclusions on the development of tense-conditioned alignment change cross-linguistically, and provides a valuable basis for further research. more...

  • How Gender Shapes the Worldby Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 104.99 US$ 90.29

    This book focuses on how gender in its many guises - Linguistic, Natural, Social - is reflected in human languages, how it features in myths and metaphors, and the role it plays in human cognition. Examples are drawn from all over the world, with a special focus on Aikhenvald's extensive fieldwork in Amazonia and New Guinea. more...

  • Building Predicatesby Justin Nuger

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 179.00

    This volume provides a comprehensive analysis of the syntax of Palauan that will appeal to anyone interested in Austronesian languages or formal syntactic and morphological theory. This volume proposes that words in Palauan are not drawn directly from a mental lexicon, but are instead composed at least partially in the syntax.  Using original... more...

  • Marshallese Reference Grammarby Byron W. Bender; Alfred Capelle; Louise Pagotto; Robert A. Blust

    University of Hawaii Press 2016; US$ 29.00

    This reference grammar covers the phonology, morphology, and syntax of the language of the Republic of the Marshall Islands. It is the result of a long and sustained effort, inexorably entwined with that of the Marshallese-English Dictionary, published in 1976. Following a general introduction that situates the islands and their people in the cultural... more...

  • Intonation and Meaningby Daniel Büring

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 38.99 US$ 33.53

    This book examines the interplay between prosody-stress, phrasing, and melody-and interpretation-felicity in discourse, inferences, and emphasis. It presents the main phenomena involved, and introduces current formal analyses of prosodic structure, relevant aspects of discourse structure, intonational meaning, and the relations between them. more...