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  • Auxiliariesby Bernd Heine

    Oxford University Press 1994; US$ 179.99

    This is a comprehensive study of the linguistic concept of auxiliaries, which offers a new perspective on language structure in general. It also provides an introduction to recent work in grammaticalization theory. more...

  • Clause Structure and Language Changeby Adrian Battye; Ian Roberts

    Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 134.99

    A collection of previously unpublished papers on a specific topic in historical linguistics - clause structure. These papers testify to the recent renewal of interest in diachronic syntax, a consequence of the new emphasis on comparative issues in the principles and parameters framework. 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...

  • Double Caseby Frans Plank

    Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 184.99

    This volume contains a collection of previously unpublished essays on an unusual and little-known pattern of case agreement in the noun phrase. The contributors examine the pattern as it occurs in a wide variety of languages. more...

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

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 59.99

    This volume contains 12 chapters on the derivation of and the correlates to verb initial word order. The studies cover such widely divergent languages as Irish, Welsh, Scots Gaelic, Old Irish, and Biblical Hebrew. 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...

  • Ellipsisby Anne Lobeck

    Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 164.99

    This treatise elaborates a theory of ellipsis which brings the phenomenon under the aegis of very general and universal principles. It argues that the Empty Category Principle (ECP) constrains the distribution of ellipsis, just as it constrains the distributions of traces and null pronouns. more...

  • Time and the Verbby Robert I. Binnick

    Oxford University Press 1991; US$ 184.99

    Tense and aspect, linguistic markers signifying relations in time, have been peculiarly resistant to linguistic classification and explanation. The aim of this study is to enable students, teachers and scholars to understand the use of verb forms in particular languages. more...

  • Parameters and Universalsby Richard S. Kayne

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 87.99

    A collection of essays on comparative syntax by distinguished linguist Richard Kayne. The papers cover issues of comparative syntax as they are applied to French, Italian, and other Romance languages and dialects, together forming a cohesive text that aims to be of value to scholars and students. more...

  • Fragmentsby Shalom Lappin; Elabbas Benmamoun

    Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 159.99

    A collection of essays on ellipsis and the related syntactic phenomena of conjunction and gapping. The papers address different perspectives and examine cross-linguistic aspects of ellipsis by comparing possibilities for a given type of elided structure in several languages. more...