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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Logic of Markednessby Edwin L. Battistella

    Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 134.99 US$ 116.09

    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...

  • The Syntax of Anaphoraby Ken Safir

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 82.99 US$ 71.37

    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$ 249.32

    The book is aimed at constructing a system of concepts for linguistic morphology. In a rigorously deductive way, these concepts are applied to the description of morphological phenomena of about 100 languages. The chapters are dedicated to such issues as grammatical case, voice, morph vs. morpheme, morphological processes, agreement and... more...

  • Herrschaft und Schriftby Jeannette Rauschert

    De Gruyter 2006; US$ 174.14

    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...

  • 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...