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Grammar

  • Transitive Nouns and Adjectivesby John J. Lowe

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 94.99

    This book explores the wealth of evidence from early Indo-Aryan for the existence of transitive nouns and adjectives, a rare linguistic phenomenon. The data is set in the wider historical context, from Proto-Indo-European to Modern Indo-Aryan, and analysed from diachronic, typological, and theoretical perspectives. more...

  • Modern Korean Grammar Workbookby Andrew Sangpil Byon

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 39.95

    Routledge’s Modern Grammar series is an innovative reference guide combining traditional and function-focused grammar in a single volume, with an accompanying workbook. The aim of the Modern Korean Grammar Workbook is to strengthen the reader’s understanding of the main volume, Modern Korean Grammar.. Designed for those who have already acquired... more...

  • Cambridge IGCSE® French Student Book Second Editionby Jean-Claude Gilles; Virginia March; Wendy O'Mahony; Kirsty Thathapudi; Jayn Witt

    Hodder Education 2017; US$ 27.99

    This Student Book provides a grammar-led approach with extensive exam preparation to develop independent, culturally aware students of German, ready for the exam. This book is endorsed by Cambridge International Examinations for the latest IGCSE® (0525) and International Level 1/Level 2 Certificate (0677) syllabuses. Extensive use of German reflects... more...

  • Cambridge IGCSE Mandarin Chineseby Yan Burch

    Hodder Education 2017; US$ 34.99

    Endorsed by Cambridge International Examinations to support the full syllabus for examination from 2015. Help your students to develop strong practical skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing Mandarin Chinese by providing guidance, exercises and examples in the four key areas that improve their comprehension and delivery of the language.... more...

  • Putting Adpositions in Placeby Kaori Takamine

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2017; US$ 149.00

    This monograph explores the grammar of modifier PPs in Japanese, concentrating on their word order. The study argues that (i) modifier PPs are hierarchically arranged and (ii) there is an interesting fine-grained correlation between different PP types and Modal/Aspect functors which indicates that Temporal and Locative appear relatively freely with... more...

  • The Phonology of Chichewaby Laura J. Downing; Al Mtenje

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 89.99

    This book provides thorough descriptive and atheoretical coverage of the full range of phonological phenomena of Chichewa, a Malawian Bantu language. It covers topics such as vowel harmony, nasal place assimilation, postnasal laryngeal alternations, tonal phenomena, prosodic morphology, and the phonology-syntax interface. more...

  • Boundaries, Phases and Interfacesby Olga Fernández-Soriano; Elena Castroviejo; Isabel Pérez-Jiménez

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2017; US$ 149.00

    This paper offers a syntactic account of Haverling’s (1994 ff.) descriptive insights regarding the formation of both stative verbs and -sco verbs expressing change in Early and Classical Latin. In particular, the formal distinction between incorporation and conflation (cfr. Haugen 2008, 2009 and Mateu 2012, i.a.) is shown to be useful when... more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of Ergativityby Jessica Coon; Diane Massam; Lisa deMena Travis

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 159.99

    This volume examines the phenomenon of ergativity, a grammatical patterning whereby direct objects are in some way treated like intransitive subjects, to the exclusion of transitive subjects. It includes theoretical approaches from generative, typological, and functional paradigms, as well as 16 language-specific case studies. more...

  • Choosing a Grammarby Isaac Gould

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2017; US$ 149.00

    This book investigates the role that ambiguous evidence can play in the acquisition of syntax. To illustrate this, the book introduces a probabilistic learning model for syntactic parameters that learns a grammar of best fit to the learner’s evidence. The model is then applied to a range of cross-linguistic case studies – in Swiss German, Korean, and... more...

  • A Guide to Old Literary Yiddishby Jerold C. Frakes

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 144.99

    This book is a comprehensive introductory manual that guides beginners to a functional reading knowledge of late medieval and early modern Yiddish (c.1100-1750). It is the first such manual to exist for that language, whose early literary tradition comprises a range of genres as broad as other contemporary European literary traditions. more...