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  • Efficiency and Complexity in Grammarsby John A. Hawkins

    OUP Oxford 2004; US$ 69.99

    John Hawkins demonstrates a clear link between how languages are used and the conventions of their grammars. He sets out a theory in which performance shapes grammars and accounts for the variation patterns found in the world's languages. He backs this up with evidence from a wide array of languages. He also considers the profound consequences of this... more...

  • A Performance Theory of Order and Constituencyby John A. Hawkins

    Cambridge University Press 1995; US$ 76.00

    Major new work arguing that grammars are profoundly shaped by language processing. more...

  • The Bush Orphanageby John Hawkins

    Port Campbell Press 2011; US$ 17.99

    The author of 'The Bush Orphanage' John Hawkins, himself a 'forced migrant child' from Britain tells in his book about the crimes against humanity that were committed by both British and Australian government authorities and social workers at Australia House in London and how they were engaged in criminal neglect in the frenzy to get... more...

  • Word Order Universalsby John A Hawkins

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 72.95

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  • Definiteness and Indefinitenessby John A. Hawkins

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 51.95

    First published in 1988, this book is concerned with the definite and indefinite articles in English. It provides an integrated pragmatic-semantic theory of definite and indefinite reference, on the basis of which, many co-occurance restrictions between articles and non-modifiers are explained. At the general theoretical level, this book looks at... more...

  • A Comparative Typology of English and Germanby John A. Hawkins

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    First published in 1986, this book draws together analyses of English and German. It defines the contrasts and similarities between the two languages and, in particular, looks at the question of whether contrasts in one area of the grammar is systematically related to contrasts in another, and whether there is any ‘directionality’ or unity to contrast... more...

  • Cross-Linguistic Variation and Efficiencyby John A. Hawkins

    OUP Oxford 2014; US$ 48.99

    This book argues that major patterns of variation across languages are structured by general principles of efficiency in language use and communication, an approach that has far-reaching theoretical consequences for issues such as ease of processing, language universals, complexity, and competing and cooperating principles. more...

  • The Story of Religionby John Hawkins

    Arcturus Digital Limited 2016; US$ 6.99

    This book traces the history of the world's great religions from their foundation to the present day. Their development is shown in interesting visuals - such as maps and photographs - as well as informative yet concise text. Also included are short biographies of major figures, statistics, calendars of festivals and timelines. The religions included... more...

  • War Reportby Desmond Hawkins; John Simpson

    Ebury Publishing 2014; US$ 36.65

    WAR REPORT, the landmark BBC radio program, first broadcast after the nine o-clock news on D-Day, 6 June 1944 and provided an almost-daily chronicle to millions of listeneres of the final year of World War II. A team BBC reporters, including Chester Wilmot, Frank Gillard, Wynford Vaughan Thomas and Richard Dimbleby, trained and were embedded with... more...

  • The Birmingham Jewellery Quarterby John Cattell; Bob Hawkins

    Historic England 2015; US$ 4.99

    The Birmingham Jewellery Quarter contains the best and most extensive surviving group of Victorian and 20th-century buildings devoted to the manufacture of jewellery in Europe. The Quarter is still a vibrant manufacturing community, with people often still working from original premises and in many cases using original machinery and tools. This booklet... more...