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  • Auxiliariesby Bernd Heine

    Oxford University Press 1994; US$ 149.99

    This is a comprehensive study of the linguistic concept of auxiliaries, which offers a new perspective on language structure in general. It also provides an introduction to recent work in grammaticalization theory. more...

  • Clause Structure and Language Changeby Adrian Battye; Ian Roberts

    Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 109.99

    A collection of previously unpublished papers on a specific topic in historical linguistics - clause structure. These papers testify to the recent renewal of interest in diachronic syntax, a consequence of the new emphasis on comparative issues in the principles and parameters framework. more...

  • Double Caseby Frans Plank

    Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 164.99

    This volume contains a collection of previously unpublished essays on an unusual and little-known pattern of case agreement in the noun phrase. The contributors examine the pattern as it occurs in a wide variety of languages. more...

  • Ellipsisby Anne Lobeck

    Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 144.99

    This treatise elaborates a theory of ellipsis which brings the phenomenon under the aegis of very general and universal principles. It argues that the Empty Category Principle (ECP) constrains the distribution of ellipsis, just as it constrains the distributions of traces and null pronouns. 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...

  • 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...

  • Restructuring and Functional Headsby Guglielmo Cinque

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 41.99

    Collects the articles of Guglielmo Cinque of the University of Venice. This book is divided into two sections, the first on restructuring, a central topic in Romance syntax and with connections to other language groups as well. The second part focuses on the consequences of treating clausal functional heads as members of a universal hierarchy. more...

  • Structures and Beyondby Adriana Belletti

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 54.99

    Adriana Belletti here collects work by scholars presented at the University of Siena in connection with a visit by Noam Chomsky. The book's eight articles touch on broader theoretical questions related to Chomsky's Minimalist Program in particular. Contributors include Guglielmo Cinque, Richard Kayne, Luigi Rizzi, Noam Chomsky, and others. more...

  • Tense and Aspectby Alessandra Giorgi; Fabio Pianesi

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 74.99

    The authors bridge the gap between the semantic and syntactic properties of verb tense and aspect, suggest a unified account of tense and aspect using Chomsky's Principles and Parameters Framework and compare tense and aspect systems in Romance languages with Germanic ones. In the OXFORD STUDIES IN COMPARATIVE SYNTAX series. more...

  • The Emergence and Development of SVO Patterning in Latin and Frenchby Brigitte L. M. Bauer

    Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 107.99

    This treatise argues that there has been an evolution in Romance syntax and morphology from left-branching structures (subject-object-verb) to right-branching structures (subject-verb-object). It uses data from child language acquisition studies to back up this claim. more...