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  • 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...

  • 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 Handbook of Hispanic Sociolinguisticsby Manuel Diaz-Campos

    Wiley 2011; US$ 59.95

    This Handbook provides a comprehensive, state-of-the-art overview of theoretical and descriptive research in contemporary Hispanic sociolinguistics. Offers the first authoritative collection exploring research strands in the emerging and fast-moving field of Spanish sociolinguistics Highlights the contributions that Spanish Sociolinguistics has offered... more...

  • Practice Makes Perfect: Spanish Conversationby Jean Yates

    McGraw-Hill Education 2011; US$ 13.00

    Practice the Art of Conversation in Spanish! Want to strike up a conversation with a native Spanish speaker but nervous that you?re not ready? This book helps you overcome that obstacle and before you know it, you?ll be speaking comfortably in your new native language. Practice Makes Perfect: Spanish Conversation is organized around twelve... more...

  • Epistemic Modalityby Paola Pietrandrea

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2005; US$ 158.00

    This volume offers an original theoretical and methodological approach to the hotly debated issue of epistemic modality. The analysis is conducted in a rigorous typological frame developed after a careful consideration of a wealth of cross-linguistic data, and focuses on Italian, a language often disregarded in comparative analyses. The complexity... more...

  • Speech and Sociability at French Urban Marketplacesby Jacqueline Lindenfeld

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1990; US$ 149.00

    This study is both particularistic and generalizing. At one level it can be seen as an investigation of French urban marketplaces as systems of communication, with a microscopic examination of verbal interaction and sociability patterns in a specific cultural setting. At another level it constitutes an attempt to show some relationships between the... more...