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  • Locality Domains in the Spanish Determiner Phraseby M. Emma Ticio

    Springer 2009; US$ 209.00

    Examining its subject from a generative perspective, this highly detailed text deals with the syntax of nominal expressions. It focuses on empirical data taken from the Spanish language, though the author goes further to draw conclusions of wider theoretical interest from material culled from other languages too.The book considers crucial phenomena... more...

  • La variation sociolinguistiqueby Claude Tousignant

    Presses de l''niversite du Quebec 1987; US$ 5.25

    Le présent ouvrage intéressera le chercheur-étudiant de linguistique, de sociologie ou d’anthropologie, avide des méthodes d’analyse rigoureuse dans le traitement des données ainsi que le spécialiste dans son désir de vérifier la vraisemblance des principales notions caractérisant la sociolinguistique... more...

  • Empire du sacre québécoisby Clément Legaré; André Bougaief

    Presses de l''niversite du Quebec 1984; US$ 6.00

    À l’aide des plus récents développements de la sémiotique et de la linguistique, les auteurs exposent la problématique du sacre qu’ils définissent comme un juron, distinct du blasphème, de la malédiction, de l’imprécation, du serment et de l’invocation. more...

  • Le choc des patois en Nouvelle-Franceby Philippe Barbaud

    Presses de l''niversite du Quebec 1984; US$ 18.71

    L’histoire du fait français en Amérique du Nord, c’est d’abord celle de la langue maternelle de nos ancêtres et de leur descendance immédiate. Dans une Nouvelle-France qui ne parlait par encore français, l’enjeu de la langue maternelle est au cœur du rapport de force qui gouverne les parlers et les... more...

  • Gender, Politeness and Pragmatic Particles in Frenchby Kate Beeching

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2002; US$ 165.00

    This study aims to investigate politeness in women?s and men?s speech, with a particular focus on the use of c?est-à-dire, enfin, hein and quoi in contemporary spoken French . Politeness is defined as going beyond the notion of the face-threatening act, englobing both everyday ideas of politeness and the creation of sociability in face-to-face... more...

  • Grammatical Variation across Space and Timeby Martin Elsig

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2009; US$ 158.00

    Interrogative clauses in French show abundant variation, especially with regard to the position of the subject vis-à-vis the finite verb, the placement of the wh-word, and the use of question markers such as est-ce que and ti / tu . This book presents a comprehensive study of the evolution and use of French interrogative constructions across a time... more...

  • Grammaticization, Synchronic Variation, and Language Contactby Rena Torres Cacoullos

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2000; US$ 165.00

    This study of Old Spanish and present-day Mexico and New Mexico data develops a grammaticization account of variation in progressive constructions. Diachronic changes in cooccurrence patterns show that grammaticization involves reductive change driven by frequency increases. Formal reduction results in the emergence of auxilliary-plus-gerund sequences... more...

  • Historical Romance Linguisticsby Randall S. Gess; Deborah Arteaga

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2006; US$ 188.00

    This volume contains 17 studies on historical Romance linguistics within a variety of current theoretical frameworks; it includes studies on phonology, morphology and syntax, focusing solely or comparatively on all five ?major? Romance languages: French, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian and Spanish. An introduction by the eminent Romance Linguist Jürgen... more...

  • Implicatures in Discourseby Sarah E. Blackwell

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2003; US$ 173.00

    Implicatures in Discourse examines Spanish conversations and oral narratives in order to seek support for a pragmatic theory of anaphora. Blackwell argues that the use of anaphoric expressions may be considered conversational implicatures that give rise to inferences of coreference and non-coreference. Her analysis shows how speakers abide by Levinson's... more...

  • The Layered DPby Tabea Ihsane

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2008; US$ 173.00

    This book examines argumental un -NPs and du/des -NPs in French: nominals with the indefinite article and with the so-called ?partitive article? respectively. The main aim is to account for the different interpretations of these indefinites and to determine how interpretation and structure are related. This study thus concerns the syntax-semantics... more...