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  • Tense and Aspectby Alessandra Giorgi; Fabio Pianesi

    Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 82.99

    The authors bridge the gap between the semantic and syntactic properties of verb tense and aspect, and suggest a unified account of tense and aspect using Chomsky's Principles and Parameters Framework. They compare tense and aspect systems in Romance languages with Germanic ones. more...

  • The Emergence and Development of SVO Patterning in Latin and Frenchby Brigitte L. M. Bauer

    Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 124.99

    This book analyzes--in terms of branching--the pervasive reorganization of Latin syntactic and morphological structures: in the development from Latin to French, a shift can be observed from the archaic, left-branching structures (which Latin inherited from Proto-Indo-European) to modern right-branching equivalents. Brigitte Bauer presents a detailed... more...

  • The Logic of Markednessby Edwin L. Battistella

    Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 134.99

    Theories of language espoused by linguists during much of this century have assumed that there is a hierarchy to the elements of language such that certain constructions, rules, and features are unmarked while others are marked ; "play" for example, is unmarked or neutral, while "played" or "player" is marked. This opposition, referred to as markedness... more...

  • Linguistic Universalsby Ricardo Mairal; Juana Gil

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 44.00

    An overview of how linguists have accounted for 'linguistic universals', the properties that all languages have in common. more...

  • The Syntax of Verb Initial Languagesby Andrew Carnie; Eithne Guilfoyle

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 59.99

    The first book to take a cross-linguistic comparative approach to verb initial syntax, this volume provides new data to some old problems and debates and explores some innovative approaches to the derivation of verb initial order. more...

  • Time and the Verbby Robert I. Binnick

    Oxford University Press 1991; US$ 184.99

    This comprehensive examination of tense and grammatical aspect provides fascinating insight into how languages indicate distinctions of time. Binnick focuses on the major Classical and modern European languages, providing an in-depth survey of the scholarship from the ancient Greeks through the present. more...

  • Markednessby Paul de Lacy

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 44.00

    This book presents a theory of 'markedness', the way in which languages demonstrate bias towards particular sounds. more...

  • Subjects and Universal Grammarby Yehuda N. Falk

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 37.00

    This book examines the 'subject' of a sentence, and how it displays similarities across typologically different languages. more...

  • The Syntax of Anaphoraby Ken Safir

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 82.99

    In this work, Ken Safir develops a comprehensive theory on the role of anaphora in syntax. First, he contends that the complementary distribution of forms that support the anaphoric readings is not accidental, contrary to most current thinking, but rather should be derived from a principle, one that he proposes in the form of an algorithm. Secondly,... more...

  • Aspects of the Theory of Morphologyby Igor Mel'cuk; David Beck

    De Gruyter 2006; US$ 246.58

    The series publishes state-of-the-art work on core areas of linguistics across theoretical frameworks as well as studies that provide new insights by building bridges to neighbouring fields such as neuroscience and cognitive science. The series considers itself a forum for cutting-edge research based on solid empirical data on language... more...