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  • Portuguese Relative Clauses in Synchrony and Diachronyby Adriana Cardoso

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 114.99

    This book explores language variation and change from the perspective of generative syntax, based on a case study of relative clauses in Portuguese and other languages. It offers a comparative account of three linguistic phenomena in the synchrony and diachrony of Portuguese and an overview of competing theoretical analyses. more...

  • The Accidental Apostropheby Caroline Taggart

    Michael O'Mara 2017; US$ 9.99

    Sunday Times bestselling author Caroline Taggart brings her usual gently humorous approach to punctuation, pointing out what really matters and what doesn’t.In Roman times, blocks of text were commonly written just as blocks without even wordspacingnevermindpunctuation to help the reader to interpret them. Orators using such texts as notes for a speech... more...

  • Lexical Polycategorialityby Valentina Vapnarsky; Edy Veneziano

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2017; US$ 149.00

    The fact that ergative-absolutive inflectional morphology applies to nouns as well as to verbs in Yucatec Maya obscures the boundary between nouns and verbs, and makes it difficult for children to acquire the distinction between them. Acquisition is particularly difficult for the category of action nouns which can be used as either nouns or verbs in... more...

  • The Quotable Guide to Punctuationby Stephen Spector

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 10.99

    This book is designed to help readers punctuate confidently and effectively through enjoyable and illuminating lessons that draw on the words of great writers, celebrities, and historical figures. Chapters begin with quotes that exemplify good punctuation so that readers build proper punctuation skills from context. The quotations themselves are instructive... more...

  • Exploring Intensificationby Maria Napoli; Miriam Ravetto

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2017; US$ 149.00

    In this article, we present a corpus-based analysis to illustrate the extent and the depth of the similarities in the use of Vagueness Expressions (VEs) in spoken Italian and German. Adopting a semiotic approach to the study of vagueness, we have investigated the frequency and the distribution of VEs, conveying informational, relational and discourse... more...

  • Verb Valency Changesby Albert Álvarez González; Ia Navarro

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2017; US$ 149.00

    This paper surveys valency-changing operations in West Circassian (Adyghe), a polysynthetic language of the Northwest Caucasian family. This language has an amazing number of means to increase valency, which include various kinds of applicativization and causativization. In this paper we also present processes which may look valency-decreasing and... more...

  • Fearless Editing:by Tim Pilgrim; Carolyn Dale

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 112.95

    Fearless Editing clearly articulates the basic concepts underlying editing techniques and demonstrates their application for newspapers, public relations, magazines and Web pages. This text takes a conceptual approach that integrates verbal skills with visual elements. Unlike other texts that are clearly designed for print, this book includes multi-media... more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of Polysynthesisby Michael Fortescue; Marianne Mithun; Nicholas Evans

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 174.99

    This book offers a crosslinguistic survey of polysynthetic languages, in which single multi-morpheme verb forms can express what would be whole sentences in English. It looks at a range of issues from a cross-theoretical perspective, including complexity, argument structure, language contact, and language obsolence. more...

  • Quantitative Historical Linguisticsby Gard B. Jenset; Barbara McGillivray

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 84.99

    This book outlines a new framework for quantitatively assessing models and hypotheses in historical linguistics. It offers an in-depth explanation and discussion of the benefits of working with quantitative methods, corpus data, and corpus annotation, and the advantages of open and reproducible research. more...

  • Complete Middle Egyptianby Richard Bussmann

    Hodder & Stoughton 2017; US$ 50.99

    Designed for complete beginners, and tested for years with real learners, Complete Middle Egyptian offers a bridge from the textbook to the real world, enabling you to learn the grammar, access inscriptions in documents and monuments and even teaching you how to draw hieroglyphs yourself. Structured around key artefacts and introducing both the... more...