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  • Ellipsisby Anne Lobeck

    Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 164.99

    This book elaborates a theory of ellipsis that sheds new light on a well-known phenomenon, bringing it under the aegis of general and universal principles. Lobeck argues that ellipted categories in IP (VP Ellipsis), DP (N' Ellipsis), and CP (Sluicing) are empty, non-referential pronominals, subject to the same licensing and identification conditions... more...

  • Fragmentsby Shalom Lappin; Elabbas Benmamoun

    Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 159.99

    This volume contains essays on ellipsis -- the omission of understood words from a sentence -- and the closely related phenomena of gapping. This volume presents work by leading researchers on syntactic, semantic and computational aspects of ellipsis. The chapters bring together a variety of theoretical perspectives and examine a range of cross-linguistic... 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...

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

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 59.99

    The first book to take a cross-linguistic comparative approach to verb initial syntax, this volume provides new data to some old problems and debates and explores some innovative approaches to the derivation of verb initial order. more...

  • Time and the Verbby Robert I. Binnick

    Oxford University Press 1991; US$ 184.99

    This comprehensive examination of tense and grammatical aspect provides fascinating insight into how languages indicate distinctions of time. Binnick focuses on the major Classical and modern European languages, providing an in-depth survey of the scholarship from the ancient Greeks through the present. more...

  • Markednessby Paul de Lacy

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 44.00

    This book 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$ 37.00

    This book examines the 'subject' of a sentence, and how it displays similarities across typologically different languages. more...

  • Linguistic Universalsby Ricardo Mairal; Juana Gil

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 44.00

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