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  • 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...

  • Academic and Professional Discourse Genres in Spanishby Giovanni Parodi

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2010; US$ 143.00

    This volume offers a description and a deep examination of discourse genres across four disciplines (Psychology, Social Work, Industrial Chemistry, and Construction Engineering), in academic and professional settings. The study is based on one of the largest available corpus on disciplinary written discourse in Spanish ( PUCV-2006 Corpus of Spanish... more...

  • Dialogue in Spanishby Dale April Koike; Lidia Rodríguez-Alfano

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2010; US$ 149.00

    Dialogue in Spanish provides a strong theoretical and empirical foundation for the study of dialogue. This edited collection of twelve original studies contributes to a broad comprehension of dialogue in two general contexts: personal interactions among friends and family; and public speech, such as political debates, medical interviews, court translations... more...

  • Romance Languages and Linguistic Theory 2008by Reineke Bok-Bennema; Brigitte Kampers-Manhe; Bart Hollebrandse

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2010; US$ 165.00

    This volume assembles a significant number of selected papers that were presented at the 22nd edition of Going Romance, held at the University of Groningen in December 2008. Though it contains a variety of topics, 'tense, mood and aspect' is represented most extensively. This volume contains a rich variety of Romance languages: Cape Verdean, European... more...

  • Romance Linguistics 2008by Karlos Arregi; Zsuzsanna Fagyal; Silvina A. Montrul; Annie Tremblay

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2010; US$ 158.00

    The sixteen papers here united have been selected from the 38th Linguistic Symposium of the Romance Languages held in Champaign-Urbana in 2008. The papers, whose authors include both well-known researchers and younger scholars, cover a broad and truly interdisciplinary range of topics in phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and their interfaces.... more...

  • Romance Linguistics 2009by Sonia Colina; Antxon Olarrea; Ana Maria Carvalho

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2010; US$ 165.00

    This volume contains a selection of twenty-four peer-reviewed papers from the 39th annual Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages (LSRL) held at the University of Arizona in 2009. Contributions cover a wide variety of topics in the areas of phonology, phonetics, syntax, morphology, and diachronic Romance linguistics, with an emphasis on language... more...

  • Sentential Form and Prosodic Structure of Catalanby Ingo Feldhausen

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2010; US$ 149.00

    This monograph presents an experimental and theoretical inquiry into the role of sentential form and variation in the prosodic structure of Catalan. The empirical section examines intonational phrasing across sentence forms, including SVO structures with either nominal or sentential objects and structures involving clitic left- and right-dislocations.... 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...

  • The Lexical Basis of Grammatical Borrowingby Ruth King

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2000; US$ 165.00

    This book is a detailed study of French-English linguistic borrowing in Prince Edward Island, Canada which argues for the centrality of lexical innovation to grammatical change. Chapters 1–4 present the theoretical and methodological perspectives adopted along with the sociolinguistic history of Acadian French. Chapter 5 outlines the basic features... more...

  • The Motivated Syntax of Arbitrary Signsby Erica C. García

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2009; US$ 158.00

    This detailed study challenges the claim that syntax is arbitrary and autonomous, as well as the assumption that Spanish clitic clusters constitute grammaticalized units. Diverse--apparently unrelated--restrictions on clitic clustering in both simplex VP's and Accusative cum Infinitive structures are shown to be cognitively motivated, given the meaning... more...