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  • Syntax and Semantics of Prepositionsby Patrick Saint-Dizier

    Springer Netherlands 2006; US$ 65.33

    A great deal of attention has been devoted in the past ten years in the lingu- tic and computational linguistics communities to the syntax and the semantics of nouns, verbs and also, but to a lesser extent, to adjectives. Related p- nomena such as quanti?cation or tense and aspect have motivated a number of in-depth studies and projects. In contrast,... more...

  • Personby Anna Siewierska

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 49.00

    This textbook deals with the grammatical category of person, using data from over 700 languages. more...

  • Evolutionary Phonologyby Juliette Blevins

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 46.00

    Explores the nature of sound change in human language over the past 7000–8000 years. more...

  • The Phonology of Tone and Intonationby Carlos Gussenhoven

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 52.00

    This book provides a survey of research into tone and intonation, and how they are integrated into our grammars. more...

  • Phonetically Based Phonologyby Bruce Hayes; Robert Kirchner; Donca Steriade

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 46.00

    This book is a study of phonetically based phonology, investigating the role of phonetics in phonological sound patterns. more...

  • Morphology and Lexical Semanticsby Rochelle Lieber

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 29.00

    Rochelle Lieber discusses the lexical semantics of word formation in a systematic way, allowing the reader to explore the nature of affixal polysemy. 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...

  • A Theory of Ellipsisby Marjorie J. McShane

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 134.99

    Ellipsis is the non-expression of one or more sentence elements whose meaning can be reconstructed either from the context or from a person's knowledge of the world. In speech and writing, ellipsis is pervasive, contributing in various ways to the economy, speed, and style of communication. Resolving ellipsis is a particularly challenging issue in... 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 1993; US$ 179.99

    Offering a new perspective on auxiliaries in particular and language structure in general, this study argues that language cannot be explained satisfactorily with reference to linguistic variables alone; what is required in addition are extra-linguistic parameters relating to how we perceive the world around us, and how we utilize the linguistic resources... more...