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  • Herrschaft und Schriftby Jeannette Rauschert

    De Gruyter 2006; US$ 224.00

    The study examines late medieval society?s cultural practice in dealing with texts, enquiring into how in a principally oral society texts are made public, stored, damaged or even destroyed. Using the Lucerne (Picture) Chronicle of Diebold Schilling allows Rauschert to demonstrate how representations are organised both in the medium of... more...

  • Politeness in Languageby Richard J. Watts; Richard J. Watts; Sachiko Ide; Konrad Ehlich

    De Gruyter 2005; US$ 137.00

    The second edition of this collection of 13 original papers contains an updated introductory section detailing the significance that the original articles published in 1992 have had for the further development of research into linguistic politeness into the 21st century. The original articles present both the most important problems in... more...

  • Restructuring and Functional Headsby Guglielmo Cinque

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 59.99 US$ 51.59

    This volume collects the recent published articles of Guglielmo Cinque of the University of Venice, one of the world's top linguists. The book is divided into two sections, the first on restructuring, a central topic in Romance syntax and with connections to other language groups as well. The second part focuses on the consequences of treating clausal... more...

  • Markednessby Paul de Lacy

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 42.00 US$ 34.44

    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$ 36.00 US$ 29.52

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

  • Structures and Beyondby Adriana Belletti

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 59.99 US$ 51.59

    Adriana Belletti here collects work presented by top scholars at a workshop at the University of Siena in connection with a visit by Noam Chomsky. These eight articles go beyond strictly mapping syntactic properties, touching on broader theoretical questions related to Chomsky's Minimalist Program in particular. The reputation of the contributors,... more...

  • Functional Structure in DP and IPby Guglielmo Cinque

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 99.99 US$ 85.99

    This volume presents the first results of a long-term research project, funded by the Italian government, which aims at mapping out the fine functional structure of sentences, nominal phrases, and other major phrases making up sentences. In particular, it examines the functional structure of DPs (determiner phrases) and IPs (inflection phrases). more...

  • Tense and Aspectby Alessandra Giorgi; Fabio Pianesi

    Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 82.99 US$ 71.37

    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...

  • Linguistic Universalsby Ricardo Mairal; Juana Gil

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 44.00 US$ 36.08

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

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

    Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 124.99 US$ 107.49

    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...