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  • Time and the Verbby Robert I. Binnick

    Oxford University Press 1991; US$ 194.99

    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...

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

    De Gruyter 2006; US$ 321.00

    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...

  • 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 for the further development of research into linguistic politeness into the 21st century. The original articles focus on the phenomenon of politeness in language.... 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...

  • 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...

  • Vague Language Exploredby Dr Joan Cutting

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 120.00

    Vague language ('bags of time', 'doing stuff', 'and all that') is an aspect of communicative competence of considerable social importance. This book examines its function. It spans genre analysis, critical discourse analysis, psycholinguistics and cross-cultural sociolinguistics, and suggests applications in TEFL and directions for future research. more...

  • Syllable Weightby Matthew Gordon

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    The book is the first systematic exploration of a series of phonological phenomena previously thought to be unified under the rubric of syllable weight. Drawing on a typological survey of 400 languages, it is shown that the traditional conception that languages are internally consistent in their weight criteria across weight-based processes is not... more...

  • Phonology in Contextby Professor Martha C. Pennington

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 45.00

    Phonology in Context takes a fresh look at phonology in a range of real-world contexts that go beyond traditional concerns and challenge existing assumptions and practices. It brings together research and theory from a range of research areas to suggest new directions for the field. more...

  • The Blackwell Companion to Syntaxby Martin Everaert; Henk C. Van Riemsdijk

    Wiley 2008; US$ 1,590.00 US$ 1,431.00

    This long-awaited reference work marks the culmination of numerous years of research and international collaboration by the world’s leading syntacticians. There exists no other comparable collection of research that documents the development of syntax in this way. Under the editorial direction of Martin Everaert and Henk van Riemsdijk, this 5... more...