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  • Causation, Permission, and Transferby Brian Nolan; Gudrun Rawoens; Elke Diedrichsen

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 149.00

    This chapter aims to study the prepositional marking and the postpositional marking of the recipient in the Persian non-canonical ditransitive alignments, which are associated respectively with a particular role that the recipient as topic or exhaustive focus plays in the information-structural representation of the benefactive event. I will argue... more...

  • Im/Politeness Implicaturesby Michael Haugh

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    This volume brings together two highly researched but also highly controversial concepts, those of politeness and implicature. A theory of implicature as social action and im/politeness as social practice is developed that opens up new ways of examining the relationship between them. It constitutes a fresh look at the issues involved that... more...

  • Spatial Semiotics and Spatial Mental Modelsby Martin Thiering

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    This book presents novel data from endangered languages and cultures that are ever so often still not focused on. It combines different disciplines to capture the intricacies of spatial orientation and navigation. Also, the interplay between culture through language and practices presents new insights in the importance of combining cognitive... more...

  • Endocentric Structuring of Projection-free Syntaxby Hiroki Narita

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 149.00

    Endocentric Structuring of Projection-free Syntax puts forward a novel theory of syntax that rigidly adheres to the principle of Minimal Computation, in which a number of traditional but extraneous stipulations such as referential indices and representational labels/projections are eliminated. It specifically articulates the overarching hypothesis... more...

  • Understanding Syntaxby Maggie Tallerman

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95

    Assuming no prior knowledge, Understanding Syntax  illustrates the major concepts, categories and terminology associated with the study of cross-linguistic syntax. A theory-neutral and descriptive viewpoint is taken throughout. Starting with an overview of what syntax is, the book moves on to an explanation of word classes (such as noun, verb, adjective)... more...

  • Frequency, Forms and Functions of Cleft Constructions in Romance and Germanicby Anna-Maria De Cesare

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 140.00

    The volume describes the frequency, the forms and the functions of different cleft construction types across two language families: the Romance languages (with discussion of Italian, French and Spanish data) and the Germanic languages (with focus on English, German, Swiss German and Danish). more...

  • Syllable and Word Languagesby Javier Caro Reina; Renata Szczepaniak

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 168.00

    The typology of syllable and word languages is based on a multi-layered and hierarchically structured phonological model. The main claim is that the phonological make-up of a language depends on the relevance of the prosodic categories? with the syllable and the phonological word being typologically most important. The contributions discuss... more...

  • Advances in the Syntax of DPsby Anna Bondaruk; Gréte Dalmi; Alexander Grosu

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 149.00

    This chapter argues for the view that Standard Free Relatives and Transparent Free Relatives have exactly the same bi-dimensional configurational structures, and against the view that they have distinct multi-dimensional structures, the transparent variety being externally headed by a token of a CP-internal post-copular phrase. It is argued that the... more...

  • The Diachrony of Negationby Maj-Britt Mosegaard Hansen; Jacqueline Visconti

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 143.00

    Labov’s idea that the vernacular is the most stable variety of a language raises questions especially where languages of wider communication are concerned. Whether the vernacular practices of a language’s geographical varieties are convergent synchronically and historically can be established by looking at particular variables. One such... more...

  • Reclaiming Control as a Semantic and Pragmatic Phenomenonby Patrick Duffley

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 143.00

    This monograph is part of a growing research agenda in which semantics and pragmatics not only complement the grammar, but replace it. The analysis is based on the assumption that human language is not primarily about form, but about form-meaning pairings. This runs counter to the autonomous-syntax postulate underlying Landau (2013)?s Control in Generative... more...