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  • English Grammarby Angela Downing

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    This best-selling comprehensive descriptive grammar forms a complete course, ideal for all students studying English Language ,whether on a course or for self-study. Broadly based on Hallidayan systemic-functional grammar but also drawing on cognitive linguistics and discourse analysis, English Grammar is accessible, avoiding overly theoretical... more...

  • Non-Nuclear Casesby Nicole Delbecque; Karen Lahousse; Willy Van Langendonck

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 158.00

    This paper focuses on oblique variation in the passive. It relies on insights on causal modeling to study the construction types available to express a passive or medio-passive meaning in Spanish. Oblique variation is argued to fulfill an important function in the profiling of the relation between agent and patient, causer and causee, affectant and... more...

  • On Diversity and Complexity of Languages Spoken in Europe and North and Central Asiaby Pirkko Suihkonen; Lindsay J. Whaley

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 149.00

    In this article, the historical development of sentential negation is compared across the Japonic, Koreanic, Tungusic, Mongolic, and Turkic languages to make inferences about the expression of negation in the common Transeurasian proto-language. Integrating typological considerations, including grammaticalization theory, into the argumentation, the... more...

  • Endocentric Structuring of Projection-free Syntaxby Hiroki Narita

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 149.00

    Endocentric Structuring of Projection-free Syntax puts forward a novel theory of syntax that rigidly adheres to the principle of Minimal Computation, in which a number of traditional but extraneous stipulations such as referential indices and representational labels/projections are eliminated. It specifically articulates the overarching hypothesis... more...

  • Weak Referentialityby Ana Aguilar-Guevara; Bert Le Bruyn; Joost Zwarts

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 158.00

    We provide a survey of different aspects of definiteness by means of comprehension data collected via event-related brain potential recordings. We present a processing account including differences between definites and indefinites, as well as the contribution of lexical feature specifications, uniqueness, degrees of accessibility and enrichment. We... more...

  • The Language of Emotionsby Maïa Ponsonnet

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 158.00

    The Language of Emotions: The case of Dalabon (Australia) is the first extensive study of the linguistic encoding of emotions in an Australian language, and further, in an endangered, non-European language. Based on first-hand data collected using innovative methods, the monograph describes and analyzes how Dalabon speakers express emotions... more...

  • Handbuch der deutschen Konnektoren 2by Eva Breindl; Anna Volodina; Ulrich Hermann Waßner

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 419.00

    An adequate semantic description of German connectors has been lacking to date. This handbook provides a comprehensive description of the meanings of sentence connectors and their systemic linkages. The work is relevant for composing and understanding texts, as well as for a number of subfields in linguistics. Furthermore, it has practical... more...

  • Dislokation im bilingualen Erstspracherwerbby Veronika Jansen

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 140.00

    This book explores nominal dislocations in simultaneous bilingual French and German language acquisition in early childhood. The study shows that this process involves a grammatical area that is not vulnerable to language influence. In addition, empirical analyses provide evidence that postverbal, non-resumptive subjects are dissociated... more...

  • Das Paradigma deutscher Modalpartikelnby Lena Brünjes

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 140.00

    Are modal particles grammatical signs? This study investigates whether the modal particle meets the two key criteria forclassifying itas a grammatical element. Do all modal particles have a relational function? And do they constitute a grammatical paradigm? Describing this paradigm lends insight into the distribution and significance of... more...

  • Grammar Smart, 3rd Editionby Princeton Review

    Random House Children's Books 2014; US$ 9.99

    Everything you need to know to be a grammar guru. This eBook edition is formatted for on-screen viewing with cross-linked questions, answers, and explanations. The words you use say a lot about you. Grammar makes a lasting impression on friends, coworkers, and teachers, but learning the rules has always been notoriously dull. That?s why... more...