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

    Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 107.99

    This treatise argues that there has been an evolution in Romance syntax and morphology from left-branching structures (subject-object-verb) to right-branching structures (subject-verb-object). It uses data from child language acquisition studies to back up this claim. more...

  • The Logic of Markednessby Edwin L. Battistella

    Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 109.99

    This work studies the concept of markedness in the Prague School structuralism of Roman Jakobson, its importation into generative linguistics and its development in Chomsky's "principles and parameters" framework. It traces how structuralist and generative linguistics have drawn on the concept. more...

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

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 49.99

    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...

  • A Theory of Ellipsisby Marjorie J. McShane

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 109.99

    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...

  • Auxiliariesby Bernd Heine

    Oxford University Press 1994; US$ 149.99

    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...

  • Linguistic Universalsby Ricardo Mairal; Juana Gil

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 37.00

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

  • Functional Structure in DP and IPby Guglielmo Cinque

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 58.99

    This major collective research project in generative grammar provides a systematic and empirical look at the various functional heads found in the sentence and in other phrases in a variety of world languages. Guglielmo Cinque presents the first results of a long term research project funded by the Italian Government. more...

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

    De Gruyter 2006; US$ 293.00

    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 government,... more...