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Grammar

  • Intermediate Cantoneseby Virginia Yip; Stephen Matthews

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 49.95

    Intermediate Cantonese is designed for learners who have achieved basic proficiency and wish to progress to more complex language. Each of the 25 units combines clear, concise grammar explanations with communicatively oriented exercises to help build confidence and fluency. Features include: Many authentic examples from contemporary media,... more...

  • Modality Across Syntactic Categoriesby Ana Arregui; María Luisa Rivero; Andrés Salanova

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 98.99

    This volume explores the linguistic expression of modality in natural language from a cross-linguistic perspective, and demonstrates that modality involves many more syntactic categories and levels of syntactic structure than traditionally assumed. more...

  • Noun-Modifying Clause Constructions in Languages of Eurasiaby Yoshiko Matsumoto; Bernard Comrie; Peter Sells

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2017; US$ 149.00

    The late Michael (Mickey) Noonan participated in the early stages of the NMC project, including presenting an analysis of GNMCCs in the Tibeto-Burman language Chantyal at the workshop meeting held at Stanford University on March 22–24, 2008. His further participation was cut short by his untimely death in February of 2009. We have decided to... more...

  • Syntactic Analysisby Robert D. Levine

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 31.00

    An advanced-level introductory textbook taking a critical, practical approach to the analysis of syntactic structures. more...

  • 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...

  • Sociolinguistics in Walesby Mercedes Durham; Jonathan Morris

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2017; US$ 84.55

    This volume showcases recent sociolinguistic research about Wales and offers contributions from scholars working on Welsh, English and other languages spoken in the country. The chapters present a range of frameworks and methodologies used in sociolinguistics and apply them to the Welsh linguistic context. This context is very distinctive compared... more...

  • The Story of Zeroby T. Givón

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2017; US$ 149.00

    The zero coding of referents or other clausal constituents is one of the most natural, communicatively and cognitively-transparent grammatical devices in human language. Together with its functional equivalent, obligatory pronominal agreement, zero is both extremely widespread cross-linguistically and highly frequent in natural text. In the domain... more...

  • Argument Realisation in Complex Predicates and Complex Eventsby Brian Nolan; Elke Diedrichsen

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2017; US$ 149.00

    Prepositions contribute to the schematic meanings in Persian complex predicates. Based on the Concept Structuring System (Talmy 2000), we argue that since the light verb and preverbal noun belong to different subsystems, they fulfill distinctive conceptual dimensions of the semantic representation. The preverbal noun, belonging to the open class system... more...

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

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 91.95

    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...