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- John Benjamins Publishing Company 1991; US$ 165.00
The first grammatical descriptions of the French language were produced in England, several centuries before the first grammar written in French (but also several centuries after the Norman Conquest). This book describes the status of French in England during the period from the marriage of Emma of Normandy to thelred (1004) to the fixing of a (relatively)... more...
In Memoriam Friedrich Diez: Akten des Kolloquiums zum Wissenschaftsgeschichte der Romanistik/Actes du Colloque sur l'Histoire des Etudes Romanes/ ProcJohn Benjamins Publishing Company 1976; US$ 210.00
The first 'Kolloquium zur Wissenschaftsgeschichte der Romanistik' (Trier 1975) was held to commemorate the hundredth anniversary of the death of Friedrich Diez, the founder of Romance philology. The colloquium offered Romanists and historians of linguistics the opportunity for intense discussion, which is continued in the papers in this volume. more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 1996; US$ 158.00
Adopting the theoretical framework of the minimalist program, this study of syntactic limitations on complement configuration investigates the link between thematic external arguments and case. Using evidence from pronominal, psychological experiencer, and inalienable constructions, it argues that both accusative and dative are structural cases in... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 1997; US$ 158.00
This study is based on the writings and teaching of Gustave Guillaume (1883-1960), one of the earliest proponents of what is today called Cognitive Linguistics. It offers (1) a much needed presentation in English of Guillaume’s view of the French system, (2) the clarifications added by his successors, and (3) much empirical detail added by the... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 1985; US$ 102.00
Left detachment constructions (LDs) (e.g. un buffet de campagne, c?est un meuble ) are examined in a corpus of informal spontaneous conversation between educated native speakers of French. The overwhelming majority of these constructions are shown to have a clearly pragmatic motivation. The author?s observations support a view of LD in French as a... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 1981; US$ 102.00
The author describes and explains the syntactic and pragmatic properties of the nominal and pronominal elements in sentences of the types Ces Romains ils sont fous and Ils sont fous, ces Romains , which, in spite of their frequent occurrence, have so far received little attention among linguists and grammarians. He argues that far from having the... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 1996; US$ 195.00
This comprehensive study of Anglicisms in the context of accelerated neological activity in Contemporary Metropolitan French not only provides detailed documentation and description of a fascinating topic, but opens up new vistas on issues of general linguistic interest: the effects of technology on language, the analyticity-syntheticity controversy,... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 1999; US$ 188.00
In this contrastive French-English grammar, the comparisons between French structures and their English equivalents are formulated as rules which associate a French schema (of a particular grammatical structure) with its translation into an equivalent English schema. The grammar contains all the rules giving the English equivalents under translation... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 1981; US$ 158.00
This study is a discussion of, rather than a contribution to, generative phonology. The central question posed, is: Does linguistic theory provide a basis for choosing between competing grammars ? that is, an evaluation procedure for grammars? If so, then what is its form? If not, then how are we to interpret controversies between linguists as to the... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 1995; US$ 158.00
In most French linguistic studies, the object is so-called standard French, a rather woolly and reductive designation. The particularities of national languages such as Belgian and Quebec French are often forgotten or treated as outlandish facts. The first Montreal conference Lexiques grammaires comparés , on the contrary, deals with the formal... more...