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  • 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...

  • Fragmentsby Shalom Lappin; Elabbas Benmamoun

    Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 134.99

    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...

  • Parameters and Universalsby Richard S. Kayne

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 74.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • Herrschaft und Schriftby Jeannette Rauschert

    De Gruyter 2006; US$ 196.00

    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 contemporaries?... more...

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

    De Gruyter Mouton 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 developing a... more...

  • Linguistic Universalsby Ricardo Mairal; Juana Gil

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 40.00

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

  • Markednessby Paul de Lacy

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 42.00

    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

    Examines the 'subject' of a sentence, and how it displays similarities across typologically different languages. 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...