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  • Fragmentsby Shalom Lappin; Elabbas Benmamoun

    Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 159.99

    This volume contains essays on ellipsis -- the omission of understood words from a sentence -- and the closely related phenomena of gapping. This volume presents work by leading researchers on syntactic, semantic and computational aspects of ellipsis. The chapters bring together a variety of theoretical perspectives and examine a range of cross-linguistic... 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...

  • Shifting the Focusby Daniel Wedgwood

    BRILL 2005; US$ 109.00

    Extending ideas from frameworks like Relevance Theory and Dynamic Syntax, the author upholds a radical position on modelling linguistic competence. In illustration, he presents a detailed study of a key meeting point of grammar and pragmatics: focus, in particular its syntactic expression in Hungarian. 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...

  • Competition and Variation in Natural Languagesby Mengistu Amberber; Helen de Hoop

    Elsevier Science 2005; US$ 123.00

    This volume combines different perspectives on case-marking: (1) typological and descriptive approaches of various types and instances of case-marking in the languages of the world as well as comparison with languages that express similar types of relations without morphological case-marking; (2) formal analyses in different theoretical frameworks... more...

  • A Theory of Ellipsisby Marjorie J. McShane

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 134.99

    This book presents a comprehensive theory of ellipsis that supports the formal, cross-linguistic description of elliptical phenomena. In contrast to earlier work, this study focuses on the interconnected factors that determine whether ellipsis should or should not be used in a given context. more...

  • Adverbs and Functional Headsby Guglielmo Cinque

    Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 65.00

    This text presents evidence locating adverb phrases in the specifiers of distinct functional projections within a theory of the clause. In this theory, both adverbs and heads, which encode the functional notions of the clause, are ordered in a rigid sequence. 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...