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  • 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...

  • Nominalizationsby Maria Koptjevskaja-Tamm

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 47.95

    Based on extensive and diverse material from 70 languages, and covering a range of previously undiscussed problems, this book provides a thorough analysis of how nominalization types interact with other structural features. It focuses on action nominal constructions, and in particular, the comparison of their syntactic structure with that of finite... more...

  • The Meaning of Focus Particlesby Ekkehard König

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 47.95

    Focus particles (words such as even , only , also ) play an important role in English, in various syntactic and semantic domains, but their characteristics pose numerous problems for current syntactic frameworks and semantic theories. This book presents a comprehensive analysis of the syntax, meaning and use of focus particles and related function... 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...

  • Category Neutralityby Neil Whitman

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 47.95

    "Feature neutrality" is an issue that has received much attention among linguists. For example, consider the sentence, "I have never, and will never, put my name on this document." Here, the verb 'put' acts simultaneously as a past participle (as in "have never put") and a base form (as in "will never put"), and is therefore said to be neutral between... more...

  • Lenition and Contrastby Naomi Gurevich

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    This book analyzes 153 languages from a large variety of families to establish a previously unexplored relationship between phonetically conditioned sound changes such as lenitions and functional (meaning maintenance related) considerations. Carefully collecting numerous inventories of consonants, this collection is likely to become an important resource... 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...

  • Comparative Syntax and Language Acquisitionby Luigi Rizzi

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 54.95

    In this collection of essays, the author addresses the central issues in syntax theory, comparative syntax and the theoretically conscious study of language acquisition. Key topics are explored, including the properties of null elements and the theory of parameters. Some of the essays presented here have been highly influential in their field, while... 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...

  • 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...