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Grammar, syntax & morphology books

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The Oxford Handbook of Polysynthesis by Michael Fortescue The Oxford Handbook of Polysynthesis

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...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/09/2017

Verb Valency Changes Theoretical and typological perspectives by Albert Alvarez Gonzalez Verb Valency Changes Theoretical and typological perspectives

This volume surveys a variety of verb valency change phenomena among diverse languages and from diverse theoretical viewpoints. It offers typological studies comparing languages in topics like applicative polysemy, complex predicate formation and locative alternation, but also works describing the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/09/2017

Pragmatic Markers, Discourse Markers and Modal Particles New perspectives by Chiara Fedriani Pragmatic Markers, Discourse Markers and Modal Particles New perspectives

This book offers new perspectives into the description of the form, meaning and function of Pragmatic Markers, Discourse Markers and Modal Particles in a number of different languages, along with new methods for identifying their 'prototypical' instances in situated language...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/09/2017

English Syntax and Argumentation by Bas Aarts English Syntax and Argumentation

From words and phrases to constituency and argumentation, the book's broad coverage and clear organisation make it essential reading for all students of English and linguistics who are encountering the study of syntax for the first time.
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/09/2017

Formal Grammar Theory and Variation across English and Norwegian by Terje Lohndal Formal Grammar Theory and Variation across English and Norwegian

This volume draws together fourteen previously published papers which explore the nature of mental grammar through a formal, generative approach. The book begins by outlining the development of formal grammar in the last fifty years, with a particular focus on...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/09/2017

International Investment Arbitration Substantive Principles by Professor Campbell (Professor of Law, Victoria University of Wellington and Associate Member of Essex Court Chambers McLachlan International Investment Arbitration Substantive Principles
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This is an authoritative and full-scale review of the substantive law and principles of investment treaty arbitration. The first edition has been widely referenced and relied upon, and presents the first and deepest analysis of this rapidly-growing field; the second...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/09/2017

Portuguese Relative Clauses in Synchrony and Diachrony by Adriana (University of Lisbon) Cardoso Portuguese Relative Clauses in Synchrony and Diachrony

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...
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/08/2017

The Oxford Handbook of Inflection by Matthew (Senior Research Fellow in the Surrey Morphology Group, University of Surrey) Baerman The Oxford Handbook of Inflection
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This handbook provides a comprehensive state-of-the-art overview of work on inflection - the expression of grammatical information through changes in word forms. The volume's 24 chapters are written by experts in the field from a variety of theoretical backgrounds, with...
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/08/2017

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Motion and the English Verb A Diachronic Study by Judith (Institut fuer Englische Philologie) Huber Motion and the English Verb A Diachronic Study

Motion and the English Verb offers an extensive study of motion encoding in medieval English, including an investigation of the range of verbs occurring in the medieval English intransitive motion construction and an analysis of which verbs and structures are...
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/09/2017

Making Sense The Glamorous Story of English Grammar by David Crystal Making Sense The Glamorous Story of English Grammar

The world's greatest authority on language explains the secrets and subtleties of the grammar of English. David Crystal explores its history and varieties, explains its rules and irregularities and shows how to navigate its snares and pitfalls. He gives practical...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/09/2017

Compounds and Compounding by Laurie (Victoria University of Wellington) Bauer Compounds and Compounding

This controversial new book addresses the linguistic problems around compounds: words which sit on the borderline of syntax and morphology.
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Compounds and Compounding by Laurie (Victoria University of Wellington) Bauer Compounds and Compounding

This controversial new book addresses the linguistic problems around compounds: words which sit on the borderline of syntax and morphology.
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/09/2017

Chinese Middle Constructions Lexical Middle Formation by Jiajuan Xiong Chinese Middle Constructions Lexical Middle Formation

This book defines Chinese middle constructions as generic constructions, with their highest syntactically saturated argument always understood as an arbitrary one. This working definition sets middle construction apart from middle voice in that it can be instantiated by various constructions...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/10/2017

The Acquisition of Anaphora in Child Mandarin by Ruya Li The Acquisition of Anaphora in Child Mandarin


Format: Hardback - Released: 20/10/2017

Defaults in Morphological Theory by Nikolas (Professor of Linguistics, University of Edinburgh) Gisborne Defaults in Morphological Theory
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This volume sets out four different default-based frameworks for describing morphology. Major proponents of these frameworks address a range of questions about the role of defaults in the lexicon, such as the place of morphology in the grammar and the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 26/10/2017

Grammar, Philosophy, and Logic by Bruce S. Silver Grammar, Philosophy, and Logic

This book argues that a basic grasp of philosophy and logic can produce written and spoken material that is both grammatically correct and powerful. The author analyses errors in grammar, word choice, phrasing and sentences that even the finest writers...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/10/2017

Thematic Relations and Relational Grammar by Patrick Farrell Thematic Relations and Relational Grammar

First Published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/10/2017

Deriving Syntactic Relations by John (Cornell University, New York) Bowers Deriving Syntactic Relations
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This book proposes that the fundamental building blocks of syntax are relations between words rather than constituents formed from words.
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/10/2017

Spontaneous Spoken English An Integrated Approach to the Emergent Grammar of Speech by Alexander Haselow Spontaneous Spoken English An Integrated Approach to the Emergent Grammar of Speech

This book takes the reader on a journey through the structure of everyday spoken English, providing a fresh look at the relation between language and the mind.
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/10/2017

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Syntax by Martin Everaert The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Syntax

An invaluable reference tool for students and researchers in theoretical linguistics, The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Syntax, Second Edition has been updated to incorporate the last 10 years of syntactic research and expanded to include a wider array of important...
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/11/2017

Person, Case, and Agreement The Morphosyntax of Inverse Agreement and Global Case Splits by Andras Barany Person, Case, and Agreement The Morphosyntax of Inverse Agreement and Global Case Splits

This book provides both language-specific and cross-linguistic comparative analyses of phenomena relating to person, case and case-marking, and agreement. The book combines data from eight different language families with theory and explicit analyses, and will be of interest to both...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/12/2017

Gender from Latin to Romance History, Geography, Typology by Michele (Full Professor of Romance Linguistics, University of Zurich) Loporcaro Gender from Latin to Romance History, Geography, Typology
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This book explores grammatical gender in the Romance languages and dialects and its evolution from Latin. It outlines the significant diversity found in the Romance varieties in this regard and uses this variation to show that traditional accounts of the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/12/2017

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Egophoricity by Simeon (Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics Nijmegen) Floyd Egophoricity

Egophoricity is the grammaticalised encoding of personal knowledge or involvement. Markers in egophoric systems are sensitive to epistemic authority; since speakers generally know most about their own affairs, egophoric marking typically associates with first person statements. However, in questions epistemic...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/08/2017

Perspectives on the Architecture and Acquisition of Syntax Essays in Honor of R. Amritavalli by Gautam Sengupta Perspectives on the Architecture and Acquisition of Syntax Essays in Honor of R. Amritavalli

This festschrift volume brings together important contributions by expert syntacticians across the globe on tense and finiteness, adjectives, dative and ergative case, acquisition of case, and other topics both within the domain of Dravidian linguistics and in the broader theoretical...
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/07/2017

A Diachronic Grammar Of Amharic by Dr. Girma A. Demeke A Diachronic Grammar Of Amharic


Format: Paperback - Released: 20/07/2017

How Grammar Links Concepts Verb-mediated constructions, attribution, perspectivizing by Friedrich (University of Rostock) Ungerer How Grammar Links Concepts Verb-mediated constructions, attribution, perspectivizing

The proposed framework of concept linking combines insights of construction grammar with those of traditional functional descriptions to explain particularly challenging but often neglected areas of English grammar such as negation, modality, adverbials and non-finite constructions. To reach this goal...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/07/2017

Lexical Polycategoriality Cross-linguistic, cross-theoretical and language acquisition approaches by Valentina (CNRS & Universite Paris Nanterre) Vapnarsky Lexical Polycategoriality Cross-linguistic, cross-theoretical and language acquisition approaches

This book presents a collection of chapters on the nature, flexibility and acquisition of lexical categories. These long-debated issues are looked at anew by exploring the hypothesis of lexical polycategoriality -according to which lexical forms are not fully, or univocally,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/07/2017

Constructing Families of Constructions Analytical perspectives and theoretical challenges by Francisco Jose (University of La Rioja) Ruiz de Mendoza Ibanez Constructing Families of Constructions Analytical perspectives and theoretical challenges

Within Construction Grammar, this volume moves away from a compartmentalized view of constructions with the aim of providing a more holistic description of grammar. Thus, the book brings together analyses that look at constructional families within the constructicon of such...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/07/2017

Micro-Change and Macro-Change in Diachronic Syntax by Eric Mathieu Micro-Change and Macro-Change in Diachronic Syntax

This volume addresses syntactic change at the macro and the micro level, and explores how these different levels of change are related. It includes numerous case studies of changes in syntactic constructions including relative clauses, verb second, and negation, in...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/07/2017

Transitive Nouns and Adjectives Evidence from Early Indo-Aryan by John J. (Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Oxford) Lowe Transitive Nouns and Adjectives Evidence from Early Indo-Aryan
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This book explores the wealth of evidence from early Indo-Aryan for the existence of transitive nouns and adjectives, a rare linguistic phenomenon. The data is set in the wider historical context, from Proto-Indo-European to Modern Indo-Aryan, and analysed from diachronic,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 29/06/2017

The Development of Latin Clause Structure A Study of the Extended Verb Phrase by Lieven Jozef Maria Danckaert The Development of Latin Clause Structure A Study of the Extended Verb Phrase

This book examines Latin word order patterns, in particular the relative ordering of i) lexical verbs and direct objects and ii) auxiliaries and non-finite verbs. Lieven Danckaert offers a corpus-based description of these alternations and demonstrates that Latin is a...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/06/2017

Choosing a Grammar Learning paths and ambiguous evidence in the acquisition of syntax by Isaac (Ewha Womans University) Gould Choosing a Grammar Learning paths and ambiguous evidence in the acquisition of syntax

This book investigates the role that ambiguous evidence can play in the acquisition of syntax. To illustrate this, the book introduces a probabilistic learning model for syntactic parameters that learns a grammar of best fit to the learner's evidence. The...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/06/2017

The Oxford Handbook of Ergativity by Jessica (Associate Professor, Department of Linguistics, McGill University) Coon The Oxford Handbook of Ergativity
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This volume examines the phenomenon of ergativity, a grammatical patterning whereby direct objects are in some way treated like intransitive subjects, to the exclusion of transitive subjects. It includes theoretical approaches from generative, typological, and functional paradigms, as well as...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/06/2017

Copular Constructions in Lithuanian by Rolandas (Vilnius University) Mikulskas Copular Constructions in Lithuanian

The fourth volume in the VARGReB series presents an in-depth investigation of Lithuanian copular constructions from the viewpoint of Cognitive Grammar. Apart from the fundamental problems of the ontology and taxonomy of copular sentences, the author also discusses a number...
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/06/2017

Mandarin Chinese Words and Parts of Speech A Corpus-Based Study by Huang Chu-Ren, Keh-Jiann Chen, Shu-Kai Hsieh Mandarin Chinese Words and Parts of Speech A Corpus-Based Study
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This monograph is a translation of two seminal works on corpus-based studies of Mandarin Chinese words and parts of speech. The original books were published as two pioneering technical reports by Chinese Knowledge and Information Processing group (CKIP) at Academia...
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/06/2017

A Brief History of English Syntax by Olga Fischer, Wim van der Wurff, Hendrik De Smet A Brief History of English Syntax
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An accessible, up-to-date account of the major changes in English syntax since its beginnings up to the present day.
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/06/2017

A Brief History of English Syntax by Olga Fischer, Wim van der Wurff, Hendrik De Smet A Brief History of English Syntax
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An accessible, up-to-date account of the major changes in English syntax since its beginnings up to the present day.
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/06/2017

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