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  • A History of English Negation book cover

    A History of English Negation

    1st Edition

    By Gabriella Mazzon

    Negation is one of the main functions in human communication.A History of English Negation is the first book to analyse English negation over the whole of its documented history, using a wide database and accessible terminology. After an introductory chapter, the book analyses evidence from the…

    Paperback – 2004-03-11
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  • Psycholinguistics: Language, Mind and World book cover

    Psycholinguistics

    Language, Mind and World, 2nd Edition

    By Danny D. Steinberg, Hiroshi Nagata, David P. Aline

    How do we learn to produce and comprehend speech? How does language relate to thought?This second edition of the successful text Psycholinguistics- Language, Mind and World considers the psychology of language as it relates to learning, mind and brain as well as various aspects of society and…

    Paperback – 2001-03-20
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  • Problems and Perspectives: Studies in the Modern French Language book cover

    Problems and Perspectives

    Studies in the Modern French Language, 1st Edition

    By Wendy Ayres-Bennett, Janice Carruthers, Rosalind Temple

    Problems and Perspectives- Studies in the Modern French Language looks at a number of interesting or problematic areas in the phonology, morphology, syntax and lexis of the French language and encourages the reader to think critically about different ways of approaching, describing and explaining…

    Paperback – 2000-12-29
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  • Linguistic Typology: Morphology and Syntax book cover

    Linguistic Typology

    Morphology and Syntax, 1st Edition

    By Jae Jung Song

    Language typology is the study of the structural similarities between languages regardless of their history, to establish a classification or typology of languages. It is a core topic of historical linguistics and is studied on all traditional linguistics degree courses. In recent years there has…

    Paperback – 2000-08-11
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  • Experimental Phonetics: An Introduction book cover

    Experimental Phonetics

    An Introduction, 1st Edition

    By Katrina Hayward

    First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.…

    Paperback – 2000-05-26
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  • The Acquisition of Syntax: Studies in Comparative Developmental Linguistics book cover

    The Acquisition of Syntax

    Studies in Comparative Developmental Linguistics, 1st Edition

    By Marc-Ariel Friedemann, Luigi Rizzi

    This volume contains a collection of studies that survey recent research in developmental linguistics, illustrating the fruitful interaction between comparative syntax and language acquisition. The contributors each analyse a well defined range of acquisition data, aiming to derive them from…

    Paperback – 1999-10-18
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  • History of Linguistics, Volume IV: Nineteenth-Century Linguistics book cover

    History of Linguistics, Volume IV

    Nineteenth-Century Linguistics, 1st Edition

    By Anna Morpurgo Davies, Giulio C. Lepschy

    The History of Linguistics, to be published in five volumes, aims to provide the reader with an authoritative and comprehensive account of the attitudes to language prevailing in different civilizations and in different periods by examining the very varied development of linguistic thought in the…

    Paperback – 1998-01-09
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  • History of Linguistics Vol III: Renaissance and Early Modern Linguistics book cover

    History of Linguistics Vol III

    Renaissance and Early Modern Linguistics, 1st Edition

    By Giulio C. Lepschy

    TheHistory of Linguistics, to be published in five volumes, aims to provide the reader with an authoritative and comprehensive account of the attitudes to language prevailing in different civilizations and in different periods by examining the very varied development of linguistic thought in the…

    Paperback – 1997-11-11
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  • A Short History of Linguistics book cover

    A Short History of Linguistics

    4th Edition

    By R.H. Robins

    This complete revision and updating of Professor Robins' classic text offers a comprehensive account of the history of linguistic thought from its European origins some 2500 years ago to the present day. It examines the independent development of linguistic science in China and Medieval Islam, and…

    Paperback – 1997-02-28
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  • Causatives and Causation: A Universal -typological perspective book cover

    Causatives and Causation

    A Universal -typological perspective, 1st Edition

    By Jae Jung Song

    Causatives and Causation is the first comprehensive study of causative constructions found in the world's languages. This important new research, based on a data base of more than 600 languages, not only investigates fully the richness and variety of causative types, but also presents an…

    Paperback – 1996-08-20
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  • An Introduction to the Celtic Languages book cover

    An Introduction to the Celtic Languages

    1st Edition

    By Paul Russell

    This text provides a single-volume, single-author general introduction to the Celtic languages.The first half of the book considers the historical background of the language group as a whole. There follows a discussion of the two main sub-groups of Celtic, Goidelic (comprising Irish, Scottish,…

    Paperback – 1995-06-27
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  • Frontiers of Phonology: Atoms, Structures and Derivations book cover

    Frontiers of Phonology

    Atoms, Structures and Derivations, 1st Edition

    By Jacques Durand, Francis Katamba

    Frontiers of Phonology is a collection of essays that present a selective overview of trends in the linguistic analysis of sound structure. The essays are written by specialists from Europe, Canada and the USA and discuss issues from three broad areas of phonology: the nature and representation of…

    Paperback – 1995-06-15
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  • Linguistic History of Italian, A book cover

    Linguistic History of Italian, A

    1st Edition

    By Martin Maiden

    A Linguistic History of Italian offers a clear and concise explanation of why modern Italian grammar has become the way it is. It focuses on the effects of historical changes on the modern structure of Italian, revealing patterns and structures which are not always apparent to those who are only…

    Paperback – 1995-01-09
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  • History of Linguistics Volume I: The Eastern Traditions of Linguistics book cover

    History of Linguistics Volume I

    The Eastern Traditions of Linguistics, 1st Edition

    By Giulio C. Lepschy

    This comprehensive history of linguistics is part of a 5 volume set. Together, the volumes examine the social, cultural and religious functions of language, its place in education, the prestige attached to different varieties of language, and the presentation of lexical and grammatical descriptions…

    Paperback – 1994-06-27
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  • History of Linguistics Volume II: Classical and Medieval Linguistics book cover

    History of Linguistics Volume II

    Classical and Medieval Linguistics, 1st Edition

    By Giulio C. Lepschy

    This comprehensive history of linguistics is part of a 5 volume set. Together, the volumes examine the social, cultural and religious functions of language, its place in education, the prestige attached to different varieties of language, and the presentation of lexical and grammatical descriptions…

    Paperback – 1994-06-27
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  • Meaning of Syntax: A Study in the Adjectives of English book cover

    Meaning of Syntax

    A Study in the Adjectives of English, 1st Edition

    By Connor Ferris

    This book adopts a new approach to a major area of syntax - the way in which adjectives are bound together with other words in phrases or sentences.…

    Paperback – 1993-07-19
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  • English Historical Syntax book cover

    English Historical Syntax

    1st Edition

    By David Denison

    This study brings together many of the resources needed for the exploration of English historical syntax and deals with many of the important changes in English sentence structure from Old English to present. It also features a survey of published research from both classical and modern linguistic…

    Paperback – 1993-07-05
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  • Historical Linguistics: Problems and Perspectives book cover

    Historical Linguistics

    Problems and Perspectives, 1st Edition

    By Charles Jones

    The contributors to this volume cover the international range of scholarship in the field of Historical Linguistics, as well as some of its major themes. The work and ideas they discuss are relevant not only to other aspects of Historical Linguistics but also to more general developments in…

    Paperback – 1993-04-05
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  • A History of American English book cover

    A History of American English

    1st Edition

    By J.L. Dillard

    This impressive volume provides a chronological, narrative account of the development of American English from its earliest origins to the present day.…

    Paperback – 1992-03-16
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  • Linguistic Theory: The Discourse of Fundamental Works book cover

    Linguistic Theory

    The Discourse of Fundamental Works, 1st Edition

    By Robert-Alain De Beaugrande

    In Linguistic Theory, Robert de Beaugrande analyses linguistic theories not as abstract ideas or theses, but as the process and product of theoretical discourse. He argues that the best documentation of this discourse can be found in the 'fundamental' works of major linguists from Ferdinand de…

    Paperback – 1991-10-14
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  • Introduction to Bilingualism book cover

    Introduction to Bilingualism

    1st Edition

    By Charlotte Hoffmann

    An Introduction to Bilingualism provides a comprehensive review of the most important aspects of individual and societal bilingualism, examining both theoretcial and practical issues.At the level of the individual, it addresses such questios as: What is involved in the study of bilingual children?…

    Paperback – 1991-09-09
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  • Dialects of English: Studies in Grammatical Variation book cover

    Dialects of English

    Studies in Grammatical Variation, 1st Edition

    By Peter Trudgill, J. K. Chambers

    This collection consists of 15 articles by an international group of linguists and 7 essays by the editors, tackling a broad range of issues and representing some of the most authoritative work in English dialect grammar.Individual chapters cover the full international range of English dialects,…

    Paperback – 1991-04-02
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  • Generative and Non-Linear Phonology book cover

    Generative and Non-Linear Phonology

    1st Edition

    By Jacques Durand

    Generative phonology is a developing field of linguistics, and is producing both rival interpretations and models. This book provides a clear and accessible evaluation of the debate. It provides a detailed overview of the main models, revealing that they are often complimentary rather than…

    Paperback – 1990-02-19
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  • Modality and the English Modals book cover

    Modality and the English Modals

    2nd Edition

    By F.R. Palmer

    A detailed account of the many uses and functions of these verbs. The nature of modality, and some controversial issues, are also discussed.…

    Paperback – 1990-02-19
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  • A History of English Phonology book cover

    A History of English Phonology

    1st Edition

    By Charles Jones

    This is an attempt to view historical phonological change as an ongoing, recurrent process. The author sees like events occurring at all periods, a phenomenon which he considers is disguised by too great a reliance upon certain characteristics of the scholarly tradition. Thus he argues that those…

    Paperback – 1989-10-23
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  • General Linguistics book cover

    General Linguistics

    4th Edition

    By R.H. Robins

    The fourth edition of General Linguistics provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to linguistics.The book considers:- semantics and pragmatics- dialect and style- phonetics and phonology- morphology and syntax, with reference both to traditional and current theories-…

    Paperback – 1989-06-05
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  • Pidgin and Creole Languages book cover

    Pidgin and Creole Languages

    1st Edition

    By Suzanne Romaine

    This book defines and describes the linguistic features of these languages and considers the dynamic developments that bring them into being and lead to changes in their structure.…

    Paperback – 1988-03-21
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  • The English Verb book cover

    The English Verb

    2nd Edition

    By F.R. Palmer

    A long established and highly regarded account of all aspects of the English verb taking account of recent work on tense, phase and aspect, and of the author's own research. Theoretical discussion is kept to a minimum, but the arguments are always presented within a modern theoretical framework.…

    Paperback – 1988-02-29
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  • Generative Grammar book cover

    Generative Grammar

    1st Edition

    By Geoffrey Horrocks

    This book provides a critical review of the development of generative grammar, both transformational and non-transformational, from the early 1960s to the present, and presents contemporary results in the context of an overall evaluation of recent research in the field.Geoffrey Horrocks compares…

    Paperback – 1987-11-16
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  • Principles of Pragmatics book cover

    Principles of Pragmatics

    1st Edition

    By Geoffrey N. Leech

    Over the years, pragmatics - the study of the use and meaning of utterances to their situations - has become a more and more important branch of linguistics, as the inadequacies of a purely formalist, abstract approach to the study of language have become more evident. This book presents a…

    Paperback – 1983-07-04
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  • Introduction to Text Linguistics book cover

    Introduction to Text Linguistics

    1st Edition

    By Robert De Beaugrande, Wolfgang U. Dressler

    Since its initiation some twenty years ago <i>Longman Linguistics Library</i> has established itself as a series aimed primarily at an undergraduate and postgraduate student readership. Some of its books serve as introductions to key aspects of the subject, others are more specialised:…

    Paperback – 1981-08-24
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