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  • Frequency of Use and the Organization of Languageby Joan Bybee

    Oxford University Press, USA 2006; US$ 64.99

    Collects three decades of articles by the linguist Joan Bybee. Her articles argue for the importance of frequency of use as a factor in the analysis and explanation of language structure. This work is useful for researchers in linguistics, particularly in discourse analysis, corpus linguistics, phonology, phonetics and historical linguistics. more...

  • Grammars in Contactby Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald; R.M.W. Dixon

    Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 49.99

    The present volume examines the ways in which linguistic traits may change in a contact situation. It contains an encyclopaedic introduction, which sets out a general theory of contact-induced change, and twelve subsequent chapters, which analyse the effects of language contact on grammatical systems in a variety of languages belonging to different... more...

  • Cartesian Linguisticsby Noam Chomsky

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 24.00

    This third edition includes a new and specially written introduction by James McGilvray, contextualising the work for the twenty-first century. more...

  • Corpus Linguistics. Volume 1by

    De Gruyter Mouton 2008; US$ 363.00

    This handbook provides an up-to-date survey of corpus linguistics. Spoken, written, or multimodal corpora serve as the basis for quantitative and qualitative research on many questions of linguistic interest. The volume comprises 61 articles by internationally renowned experts. They sketch the history of corpus linguistics and its relationship with... more...

  • Areal Diffusion and Genetic Inheritanceby Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald; R. M. W. Dixon

    Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 64.99

    This book considers how and why forms and meanings of different languages at different times may resemble each other. Its distinguished authors investigate the relationship between areal diffusion and the genetic development of languages, and reveal the means of distinguishing what may cause one language to share the characteristics of another. The... more...

  • I-Languageby Daniela Isac; Charles Reiss

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 139.99

    The book introduces the major branches of theoretical linguistics - phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics - in the context of cognitive science, with reference to fields such as vision, auditory perception and philosophy of mind. - ;I-Language introduces the uninitiated to linguistics as cognitive science. In an engaging, down-to-earth style Daniela... more...

  • The Comparative Method Reviewedby Mark Durie; Malcolm Ross

    Oxford University Press, USA 1996; US$ 164.99

    Historical reconstruction of languages relies on the comparative method, which itself depends on the notion of the regularity of change. The regularity of sound change is the famous Neogrammarian Hypothesis: "sound change takes place according to laws that admit no exception." The comparative method, however, is not restricted to the consideration... more...

  • InterPhasesby Kleanthes K. Grohmann

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 55.00

    This book addresses the fundamental issues in the phase-based approach to the mental computation of language that have arisen from the recent developments in the Minimalist Program. Leading linguists focus on phase theory and the interaction of syntax with the semantic and phonological interfaces. - ;This book addresses the fundamental issues in the... more...

  • Basic Linguistic Theory, 2by R. M. W. Dixon

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 48.99

    In Basic Linguistic Theory R. M. W. Dixon provides a new and fundamental characterization of the nature of human languages and a comprehensive guide to their description and analysis. In three clearly written and accessible volumes, he describes how best to go about doing linguistics, the most satisfactory and profitable ways to work, and the pitfalls... more...

  • Basic Linguistic Theory, 1by R. M. W. Dixon

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 54.99

    In Basic Linguistic Theory R. M. W. Dixon provides a new and fundamental characterization of the nature of human languages and a comprehensive guide to their description and analysis. In three clearly written and accessible volumes, he describes how best to go about doing linguistics, the most satisfactory and profitable ways to work, and the pitfalls... more...