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Autosegmental Representation in a Declarative Constraint-Based Framework

Autosegmental Representation in a Declarative Constraint-Based Framework

1st Edition

By James M. Scobbie
August 03, 2016

First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

A Minimalist Approach to Intrasentential Code Switching

A Minimalist Approach to Intrasentential Code Switching

1st Edition

By Jeff MacSwan
July 29, 2016

First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

Grammatical Case Assignment in Finnish

Grammatical Case Assignment in Finnish

1st Edition

By Diane C. Nelson
July 27, 2016

First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

Positional Faithfulness An Optimality Theoretic Treatment of Phonological Asymmetries

Positional Faithfulness: An Optimality Theoretic Treatment of Phonological Asymmetries

1st Edition

By Jill N. Beckman
July 27, 2016

First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

The Fine Structure of Polarity Sensitivity

The Fine Structure of Polarity Sensitivity

1st Edition

By Lucia M. Tovena
July 22, 2016

First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

Input-based Phonological Acquisition

Input-based Phonological Acquisition

1st Edition

By Tania Zamuner
July 21, 2016

This book provides an analysis of two theories of language acquisition: the theory that acquisition is primarily mediated by innate properties of language provided by universal grammar, and the opposing theory that language is acquired based on the patterns in the ambient language. A problem not ...

Nasalization, Neutral Segments and Opacity Effects

Nasalization, Neutral Segments and Opacity Effects

1st Edition

By Rachel Walker
July 21, 2016

This book explores cross linguistic variation in nasalization....

Turn-taking in English and Japanese Projectability in Grammar, Intonation and Semantics

Turn-taking in English and Japanese: Projectability in Grammar, Intonation and Semantics

1st Edition

By Hiroko Furo
July 21, 2016

This book examines turn-taking in English and Japanese conversations and political news interviews to investigate the relationship between language and interaction....

Noun Phrase Licensing

Noun Phrase Licensing

1st Edition

By Jeffrey T. Runner
July 20, 2016

This book examines the syntax of direct object noun phrases in English within the Principles and Parameters, specifically Chomsky's Minimalist Program, approach to generative grammar. The main focus is on the phrase structural positions of object noun phrases at the various levels of representation...

Parallelism and Prosody in the Processing of Ellipsis Sentences

Parallelism and Prosody in the Processing of Ellipsis Sentences

1st Edition

By Katy Carlson, Laurence Horn
July 18, 2016

First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

Origins of Predicates Evidence from Plains Cree

Origins of Predicates: Evidence from Plains Cree

1st Edition

By Tomio Hirose
July 15, 2016

This book offers a new perspective on natural language predicates by analyzing data from the Plains Cree language. Contrary to traditional understanding, Cree verbal complexes are syntactic constructs composed of morphemes as syntactic objects that are subject to structurally defined constraints, ...

The Morphosyntax of the Algonquian Conjunct Verb A Minimalist Approach

The Morphosyntax of the Algonquian Conjunct Verb: A Minimalist Approach

1st Edition

By Julie Brittain
July 15, 2016

The book investigates the synatctic distribution of the Algonquian Conjuct verb from the theoretical perspective of the Minimalist Program....

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