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Grammar

  • The Oxford Handbook of Pragmaticsby Yan Huang

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 134.99

    This volume brings together distinguished scholars from all over the world to present an authoritative, thorough, and yet accessible state-of-the-art survey of current issues in pragmatics. It covers a wide range of topics and will be an indispensable reference for scholars and students in pragmatics, philosophy of language, and related fields. more...

  • The Indo-European Languagesby Mate Kapovi?; Anna Giacalone Ramat; Paolo Ramat

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    The Indo-European Languages presents a comprehensive survey of the individual languages and language subgroups within this language family. With over four hundred languages and dialects and almost three billion native speakers, the Indo-European language family is the largest of the recognized language groups and includes most of the major current... more...

  • Contrastiveness in Information Structure, Alternatives and Scalar Implicaturesby Chungmin Lee; Ferenc Kiefer; Manfred Krifka

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 92.42

    A group of authors containing both leading authorities and young researchers addresses a number of issues of contrastiveness, polarity items and exhaustivity, quantificational expressions and the implicatures they generate, and the interaction between semantic operators and speech acts. The 19 contributions provide insights on the interplay between... more...

  • Syntactic Issues in the English Imperativeby Eric Potsdam

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 170.00

    This study, first published in 1998, provides a close investigation of central syntactic issues in the English imperative clause type. It argues that the imperative has largely regular syntactic behaviour within a conventional conception of English clause structure. This title will be of interest to students of language and linguistics. more...

  • Multiple Exponenceby Alice C. Harris

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 72.99

    Multiple exponence (ME) is the occurrence of multiple realizations of a single morphosyntactic feature within a word. The four most commonly encountered types of ME are characterized, and these form the basis for discussion of processing of ME, acquisition of ME, historical development of ME, and analysis of ME. more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of Universal Grammarby Ian Roberts

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 159.99

    This handbook provides a critical guide to the most central proposition in modern linguistics: the notion, generally known as Universal Grammar, that a universal set of structural principles underlies the grammatical diversity of the world's languages. It will be a vital reference for linguists, philosophers, and cognitive scientists. more...

  • Theoretical Approaches to Linguistic Variationby Ermenegildo Bidese; Federica Cognola; Manuela Caterina Moroni

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2016; US$ 149.00

    Whether multilingual heritage settings can lead to imperfect language acquisition and language change is debated in the literature (Lightfoot 1991; Meisel 2010; Montrul 2004; Montrul & Potowski 2007; Pascual Y Cabo & Rothman 2012; Silva-Corvalán 1994; Sorace 2004). By investigating the syntax of subject pronouns and the pro-drop parameter... more...

  • Atypical predicate-argument relationsby Thierry Ruchot; Pascale Van Praet

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2016; US$ 158.00

    Starting out from the consideration that conclusions as to what is atypical regarding a linguistic feature have to be drawn on the basis of language norms, the paper discusses three types of norms: those defined in authoritative grammars or dictionaries, those apparent through judgements by native speakers, and those determined by corpus-based analyses... more...

  • Formal Studies in Slovenian Syntaxby Franc Lanko Maru?ic; Rok ?aucer

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2016; US$ 158.00

    In the diachronic literature, it is well known that reciprocals, which are usually bipartite structures, arise as grammaticalizations of a quantifier and an alterity word, English each other being a typical example. Typical stages in this development are (A) each … other (the parts are independent), (B) each at other (the parts are loosely... more...

  • Bare Argument Ellipsis and Focusby Andreas Konietzko

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2016; US$ 143.00

    This monograph explores the syntax and information structure of bare argument ellipsis. The study concentrates on stripping, which is identified as a subtype of bare argument ellipsis typically associated with focus sensitive particles or negation. This monograph presents a unified account of stripping located at the syntax-information structure interface... more...