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  • Aspectual Grammar and Past Time Referenceby Laura A. Michaelis

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 54.95

    This study presents a semantic framework for analysing all aspectual constructions in terms of the event state distinction, and describes the grammatical expression of aspectual meaning in terms of a theory of grammatical constructions. In this theory, grammatical constructions, like words, are conventionalized form-meaning pairs, which are best described... more...

  • Grammar and Contextby Ann Hewings; Martin Hewings

    Routledge 2004; US$ 41.95

    Grammar in Context considers how grammatical choices influence and are influenced by the context in which communication takes place within a wide variety of contexts. more...

  • Word Structureby Richard Coates

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 35.95

    Word Structure , provides a complete introduction to morphology, the study of the structure of words. Word Structure : * examines how words work as part of the language system * encourages readers to take an objective and analytic approach * refers to a wealth of languages, including Turkish and Latin, to illustrate points raised * provides clear... more...

  • Current Morphologyby Andrew Carstairs-McCarthy

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 54.95

    This book aims to provide a thorough and wide-ranging introduction to approaches to morphology in linguistic theory over the last twenty years. This comprehensive survey concentrates not only on the generative linguistic mainstream, but on approaches that are less fashionable or relatively unknown to English-speaking linguists, and highlights recent... more...

  • Studies in General and English Phoneticsby Jack Windsor Lewis

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    Rhythm, intonation, exotic and familiar languages as well as computer-sythesized audio-communications, procedures in forensic linguistics, pronunciation lexicography, language change and sociological aspects of speech such as English regional accents and dialects in Britain and other parts of the world are covered in these thirty-eight articles in... more...

  • The Meaning of Topic and Focusby Daniel Büring

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 47.95

    This study provides an illuminating and ground-breaking account of the complex interaction of intonational phenomena, semantics and pragmatics. Based on examples from German and English, and centred on an analysis of the fall-rise intonation contour, a semantic interpretation for two different pitch accents - Focus and Topic - is developed. The cross-sentence,... more...

  • Essays in Syntactic Theoryby Samuel David Epstein

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    The essays in this important collection explore wide-ranging aspects of the syntax and semantics of human languages. Key topics covered include movement phenomena and the syntax of logical form, methods in generative linguistics and the role of rules vs. principles in syntactic theory. This volume makes a vital contribution to substantive and methodological... more...

  • Generative Phonologyby Iggy Roca

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 62.95

    "Generative Phonology" offers an overview of the post-SPE theory of generative phonology and is suitable for linguists not specializing in phonology, who want to keep abreast of the latest developments in the subject. It deals with all the major trends in what has come to be known as "non-linear" phonology, including: particle phonology; dependancy... more...

  • The Syntax of Specifiers and Headsby Hilda J Koopman

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 54.95

    Specifiers and Heads covers such topics as: * interpretation and distribution of pronouns * ECP effects * specifiers and phrase structure * the role and functioning of head movement * the architecture of grammar Each chapter draws syntactic arguments from phenomena in a broad range of languages and brings these to bear on the structure of syntactic... more...

  • The Phonetics and Phonology of Gutturalsby Amanda Miller-Ockhuizen

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    This book is the first detailed investigation and description of phonotactic sound patterns affecting Khoesan click consonant inventories. It also includes the first quantitative study of phonation types in Khoesan languages, and the first study of phonation types associated with pharyngeal consonants all around. Although bases of OCP constraints have... more...