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  • Colloquial Estonianby Christopher Moseley

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 65.00

    This new edition of Colloquial Estonian is easy to use and completely up-to-date. Specially written by an experienced teacher for self-study or class use, the course offers you a step-by-step approach to written and spoken Estonian. No prior knowledge of the language is required. What makes Colloquial Estonian your best choice in personal language... more...

  • Colloquial Hungarianby Carol Rounds; Erika Solyom

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 85.00

    COLLOQUIAL HUNGARIAN is easy to use and completely up to date! Specially written by experienced teachers for self-study or class use, the course offers a step-by-step approach to written and spoken Hungarian. No prior knowledge of the language is required. What makes COLLOQUIAL HUNGARIAN your best choice in personal language learning? ... more...

  • Colloquial Finnishby Daniel Abondolo

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 85.00

    Colloquial Finnish provides a step-by-step course in Finnish as it is written and spoken today. Combining a user-friendly approach with a thorough treatment of the language, it equips learners with the essential skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in Finnish in a broad range of situations. No prior knowledge of the language... more...

  • Verb Clustersby Katalin É. Kiss; Henk van Riemsdijk

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2004; US$ 218.00

    Many languages have constructions in which verbs cluster. But few languages have verb clusters as rich and complex as Continental West Germanic and Hungarian. Furthermore the precise ordering properties and the variation in the cluster patterns are remarkably similar in Hungarian and Germanic. This similarity is, of course, unexpected since Hungarian... more...

  • A Grammar of Tundra Nenetsby Irina Nikolaeva

    De Gruyter Mouton 2014; US$ 210.00

    The book is the first substantial description of Tundra Nenets, a Uralic language spoken in Western Siberia and the north of European Russia. It provides a lasting piece of documentation of this highly endangered language. For a language as little researched as Nenets, any aspect of grammar may prove to be of potential significance for the field of... more...

  • Word Order in Hungarianby Genoveva Puskás

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2000; US$ 203.00

    Hungarian word-order is characterized by large scale preposing of constituents to sentence-initial positions. This study examines systematically the elements which occur in the left periphery. Focal, wh- and negative operators which have scope over the whole sentence must appear in the left periphery overtly; topicalized elements precede the scope... more...

  • Hungarian Language Contact Outside Hungaryby Anna Fenyvesi

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2005; US$ 203.00

    In Communist times, it was impossible to do sociolinguistic work on Hungarian in contact with other languages. In the short period of time since the collapse of the Soviet bloc, Hungarian sociolinguists have certainly done their very best to catch up. This volume brings together the fruits of their work, some of which was hitherto only available in... more...

  • Responding in Conversationby Marja-Leena Sorjonen

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2001; US$ 173.00

    This book concerns particles that are used as responses in conversations. It provides much needed methodological tools for analyzing the use of response particles in languages, while its particular focus is Finnish. The book focuses on two Finnish particles, nii(n) and joo, which in some of their central usages have “yeah” and “yes”... more...

  • Saami Linguisticsby Ida Toivonen; Diane Nelson

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2007; US$ 173.00

    The papers in this volume describe and analyze an array of intriguing linguistic phenomena as they occur in the Saami languages, ranging from etymological nativization of loanwords to the formation of deadjectival and denominal verbs. Saami displays a number of characteristics that are unusual from a cross-linguistic perspective, including partial... more...

  • Syntax in the Makingby Marja-Liisa Helasvuo

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2001; US$ 149.00

    Research on the interplay between language structure and language use has shown that grammar is shaped, maintained, and modified by language use. In this view, then, grammar is not seen as existing apart from language use, but rather as a set of recurrent, grammaticized patterns of discourse. This book focuses on syntactic structuring in Finnish from... more...