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The Interaction of Modality and Negation A Typological Study

The Interaction of Modality and Negation: A Typological Study

1st Edition

By Ferdinand De Haan
November 27, 2015

First Published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

The Discourse Function of Inversion in English

The Discourse Function of Inversion in English

1st Edition

By
November 24, 2015

First published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

The Intonation of English Statements and Questions A Compositional Interpretation

The Intonation of English Statements and Questions: A Compositional Interpretation

1st Edition

By Christine Bartels
November 24, 2015

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

Phonological Augmentation in Prominent Positions

Phonological Augmentation in Prominent Positions

1st Edition

By Jennifer L. Smith
August 07, 2015

Phonologically prominent or "strong" positions are well known for their ability to resist positional neutralization processes such as vowel reduction or place assimilation. However, there are also cases of neutralization that affect only strong positions, as when stressed syllables must be heavy, ...

Morphologically Governed Accent in Optimality Theory

Morphologically Governed Accent in Optimality Theory

1st Edition

By John D. Alderete
June 23, 2015

Alderete examines the influences of morphological factors on stress and pitch accent within Optimality Theory....

On Economizing the Theory of A-Bar Dependencies

On Economizing the Theory of A-Bar Dependencies

1st Edition

By Wei-Tien Dylan Tsai
June 23, 2015

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

Pragmatics of Conditional Marking Implicature, Scalarity, and Exclusivity

Pragmatics of Conditional Marking: Implicature, Scalarity, and Exclusivity

1st Edition

By Scott Schwenter
June 23, 2015

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

Definitions Implications for Syntax, Semantics, and the Language of Thought

Definitions: Implications for Syntax, Semantics, and the Language of Thought

1st Edition

By Annabel Cormack
May 21, 2015

The answer to the question "How can we understand and use a definition?" provides new constraints on natural language and on the internal language in which meaning is mentally represented. Most syntax takes the sentence as the basic unit for well-formedness, but definitions force us to focus on ...

The Inflected Infinitive in Romance Languages

The Inflected Infinitive in Romance Languages

1st Edition

By Emily E. Scida
April 23, 2015

This book investigates two prominent issues with regard to the inflected infinitive-the syntactic distribution of the Portuguese inflected infinitive, and its origin and development from Early Romance. The syntactic analysis offered here differs from traditional descriptions of the inflected ...

The Syntax of Possession in Japanese

The Syntax of Possession in Japanese

1st Edition

By Takae Tsujioka
April 23, 2015

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

Manifestations of Genericity

Manifestations of Genericity

1st Edition

By Yael Greenberg
December 22, 2014

In this book, Yael Greenberg discusses and clarifies a number of controversial issues and phenomena in the generic literature, including the existence of "episodic genericity," existential presuppositions, and contextual restrictions of generics. ...

Existential Faithfullness A Study of Reduplicative TETU, Feature Movement and Dissimulation

Existential Faithfullness: A Study of Reduplicative TETU, Feature Movement and Dissimulation

1st Edition

By Caro Struijke, Laurence Horn
September 11, 2014

First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

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