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A History of English Negation

A History of English Negation

1st Edition

Gabriella Mazzon
March 11, 2004

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 ...

Dialects of English Studies in Grammatical Variation

Dialects of English Studies in Grammatical Variation

1st Edition

Peter Trudgill, J. K. Chambers
April 02, 1991

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, ...

Pidgin and Creole Languages

Pidgin and Creole Languages

1st Edition

Suzanne Romaine
March 21, 1988

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....

A History of English Phonology

A History of English Phonology

1st Edition

Charles Jones
October 23, 1989

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 ...

History of Linguistics Volume I The Eastern Traditions of Linguistics

History of Linguistics Volume I The Eastern Traditions of Linguistics

1st Edition

Giulio C. Lepschy
June 27, 1994

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...

Linguistic Theory The Discourse of Fundamental Works

Linguistic Theory The Discourse of Fundamental Works

1st Edition

Robert-Alain De Beaugrande
October 14, 1991

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 ...

History of Linguistics Volume II Classical and Medieval Linguistics

History of Linguistics Volume II Classical and Medieval Linguistics

1st Edition

Giulio C. Lepschy
June 27, 1994

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...

Meaning of Syntax A Study in the Adjectives of English

Meaning of Syntax A Study in the Adjectives of English

1st Edition

Connor Ferris
July 19, 1993

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....

Introduction to Bilingualism

Introduction to Bilingualism

1st Edition

Charlotte Hoffmann
September 09, 1991

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? ...

English Historical Syntax

English Historical Syntax

1st Edition

David Denison
July 05, 1993

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 ...

Generative Grammar

Generative Grammar

1st Edition

Geoffrey Horrocks
November 16, 1987

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 ...

Causatives and Causation A Universal -typological perspective

Causatives and Causation A Universal -typological perspective

1st Edition

Jae Jung Song
August 20, 1996

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 ...

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