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History of Linguistics Vol III Renaissance and Early Modern Linguistics

History of Linguistics Vol III: Renaissance and Early Modern Linguistics

1st Edition

By Giulio C. Lepschy
November 11, 1997

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 ...

The Acquisition of Syntax Studies in Comparative Developmental Linguistics

The Acquisition of Syntax: Studies in Comparative Developmental Linguistics

1st Edition

By Marc-Ariel Friedemann, Luigi Rizzi
October 18, 1999

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 ...

General Linguistics

General Linguistics

4th Edition

By R.H. Robins
June 05, 1989

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- ...

Linguistic Typology Morphology and Syntax

Linguistic Typology: Morphology and Syntax

1st Edition

By Jae Jung Song
August 11, 2000

There are generally estimated to be between 4,000 and 6,000 languages in the world. This number alone gives an idea of the immense diversity of languages: at the same time, there also has to be an underlying unity to human languages. Linguistic Typology is the study of the structural ...

Problems and Perspectives Studies in the Modern French Language

Problems and Perspectives: Studies in the Modern French Language

1st Edition

By Wendy Ayres-Bennett, Janice Carruthers, Rosalind Temple
December 29, 2000

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 ...

History of Linguistics, Volume IV Nineteenth-Century Linguistics

History of Linguistics, Volume IV: Nineteenth-Century Linguistics

1st Edition

By Anna Morpurgo Davies, Giulio C. Lepschy
August 17, 2016

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 ...

An Introduction to the Celtic Languages

An Introduction to the Celtic Languages

1st Edition

By Paul Russell
June 27, 1995

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, ...

Experimental Phonetics An Introduction

Experimental Phonetics: An Introduction

1st Edition

By Katrina Hayward
May 26, 2000

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

The English Verb

The English Verb

2nd Edition

By F.R. Palmer
February 29, 1988

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....

Introduction to Text Linguistics

Introduction to Text Linguistics

1st Edition

By Robert De Beaugrande, Wolfgang U. Dressler
August 24, 1981

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: ...

Linguistic History of Italian, A

Linguistic History of Italian, A

1st Edition

By Martin Maiden
January 09, 1995

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 ...

Principles of Pragmatics

Principles of Pragmatics

1st Edition

By Geoffrey N. Leech
July 04, 1983

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 ...

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