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  • Aspekte der Sprachbeschreibungby Per Bærentzen

    De Gruyter 1995; US$ 140.00

    Der Band enthält 65 Beiträge, die beim 29. Linguistischen Kolloquium in Aarhus vom 16. bis 18. August 1994 vorgetragen wurden. Es werden sprachliche Phänomene aus germanischen, romanischen und slawischen Sprachen behandelt, teils innerhalb traditioneller Bereiche wie Grammatik, Semantik, Lexikologie und Sprachgeschichte, teils in den Bereichen... more...

  • Asymmetric Eventsby Barbara Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2008; US$ 158.00

    The book introduces the concept of asymmetric events , an important concept in language and cognition, which, for the first time in linguistic literature, is identified in a more systematic way and analyzed in a number of different languages, including typologically or genetically unrelated ones. Asymmetric events are two or more events of unequal... more...

  • Asymmetry in Grammarby Anna Maria Di Sciullo

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2003; US$ 203.00

    Asymmetry in Grammar: Syntax and Semantics brings to fore the centrality of asymmetry in DP, VP and CP. A finer grained articulation of the DP is proposed, and further functional projections for restrictive relatives, as well as a refined analyses of case identification and presumptive pronouns. The papers on VP discuss further asymmetries among... more...

  • Asymmetry in Grammarby Anna Maria Di Sciullo

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2003; US$ 180.00

    Asymmetry in Grammar: Morphology, Phonology and Acquisition presents evidence that asymmetry, as a property of linguistic relations, is salient in grammar. The papers in morphology bring further evidence for the centrality of asymmetry in word-structure. It is shown that asymmetry is part of the internal structure of functional constructs such as... more...

  • At the same Time...by Barbara Schmiedtová

    De Gruyter 2004; US$ 210.00

    The study endeavors a detailed and systematic classification of linguistic simultaneity expressions. Further, it aims at a well described survey of how simultaneity is expressed by native speakers in their own language. On the basis of real production data the book answers the questions of how native speakers express temporal simultaneity... more...

  • Autour des verbesby Kozué Ogata

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2013; US$ 149.00

    This paper is intended as an contrastive study of present narrative in French and in Japanese within the framework of Mental Space Theory. In French the so called “historical present” is a metaphorical use of present tense intending to convey past events as if it were now present before the speaker’s eye. But in Japanese the present... more...

  • Auxiliariesby Bernd Heine

    Oxford University Press 1994; US$ 179.99

    This is a comprehensive study of the linguistic concept of auxiliaries, which offers a new perspective on language structure in general. It also provides an introduction to recent work in grammaticalization theory. more...

  • Auxiliary Verb Constructionsby Gregory D.S. Anderson

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 59.99

    This is the most comprehensive survey ever published of auxiliary verb constructions, as in 'he could have been going to drink it' and 'she does eat cheese'. Drawing on a database of over 800 languages Dr Anderson examines their morphosyntactic forms and semantic roles. He investigates and explains the historical changes leading to... more...

  • Basic Word Order (RLE Linguistics B: Grammar)by Russell S Tomlin

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 47.95

    This book examines the frequencies of the six possible basic word (or constituent) orders (SOV, SVO, VSO, VOS, OSV, OVS) provides a typologically grounded explanation for those frequencies in terms of three independent, functional principles of linguistic organization. From a database of nearly 1,000 languages and their basic constituent orders,... more...

  • Benefactives and Malefactivesby Fernando Zúñiga; Seppo Kittilä

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2010; US$ 158.00

    Benefactives are constructions used to express that a state of affairs holds to someone?s advantage. The same construction sometimes also serves as a malefactive, whose meanings are generally not a simple mirror image of the benefactive. Benefactive constructions cover a wide range of phenomena: malefactive passives, general and specialized benefactive... more...