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Routledge Library Editions: The English Language

Routledge Library Editions: The English Language

1st Edition

By Various
July 03, 2015

This set reissues 29 books on the English language, originally published between 1932 and 2003. Together, the volumes cover key topics within the larger subject of the English Language, including grammar, dialect and the history of English. Written and edited by an international set of scholars, ...

The Phrase Phonology of English and French

The Phrase Phonology of English and French

1st Edition

By Elisabeth O. Selkirk
February 02, 2017

This work, first published in 1980, was a doctoral dissertation submitted to the Department of Foreign Literatures and Linguistics of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1972. This study concerns certain aspects of the relationship between syntax and phonology in English and French. In ...

The Structure of English Clauses

The Structure of English Clauses

1st Edition

By David J. Young
February 02, 2017

First published in 1980, this book provides a clear and practical introduction to a wide variety of English structures. It concentrates on a large and crucial area of English grammar, which covers units of higher rank than words, and structures that have verbs rather than nouns as their nuclear ...

A Comparative Typology of English and German Unifying the Contrasts

A Comparative Typology of English and German: Unifying the Contrasts

1st Edition

By John A. Hawkins
February 02, 2017

First published in 1986, this book draws together analyses of English and German. It defines the contrasts and similarities between the two languages and, in particular, looks at the question of whether contrasts in one area of the grammar is systematically related to contrasts in another, and ...

Anaphoric Relations in English and French A Discourse Perspective

Anaphoric Relations in English and French: A Discourse Perspective

1st Edition

By Francis Cornish
February 02, 2017

First published in 1986, this book focuses on Anaphoric relations in the English and French languages, a phenomenon that involves a complex interaction between grammar and discourse. Studies of anaphora taking a largely ‘textual’ approach to the subject have tended to underestimate the effect upon...

Cleft and Pseudo-Cleft Constructions in English

Cleft and Pseudo-Cleft Constructions in English

1st Edition

By Peter C. Collins
February 02, 2017

First published in 1991, this book examines the communicative properties of ‘cleft’ and ‘pseudo-cleft’ constructions in contemporary English. The book argues that these properties cannot be ignored in any attempt to provide an adequate grammatical description of the constructions. Furthermore, they...

Grammatical Gender in English 950 to 1250

Grammatical Gender in English: 950 to 1250

1st Edition

By Charles Jones
February 02, 2017

First published in 1988, this book explores the grammatical loss of gender in English. It demonstrates that from the end of the Old English period, there was a considerable time period, of about three hundred years, during which there existed "echoes" of the gender classification of nouns. The ...

Listeners' Guide to Medieval English A Discography

Listeners' Guide to Medieval English: A Discography

1st Edition

By Betsy Bowden
February 02, 2017

From the middle of the twentieth century, dozens of medievalists and other performers have recorded early English. Many educational institutions already own sound recordings of English before 1500, or may wish to purchase the most useful ones available. This discography aims to assist teachers, ...

On the Semantics of Syntax Mood and Condition in English

On the Semantics of Syntax: Mood and Condition in English

1st Edition

By Eirian C. Davies
February 02, 2017

First published in 1979, this book develops a grammatically orientated semantics (as opposed to a semantically orientated grammar) of mood and condition in English. It seeks to establish correspondences between areas of semantic organisation (‘planes’) and surface grammar, without reverting to an ...

Pronouns and Word Order in Old English With Particular Reference to the Indefinite Pronoun Man

Pronouns and Word Order in Old English: With Particular Reference to the Indefinite Pronoun Man

1st Edition

By Linda van Bergen
February 02, 2017

First published in 2003, this is a study of the syntactic behaviour of personal pronoun subjects and the indefinite pronoun man in Old English. It focuses on differences in word order as compared to full noun phrases. In generative work on Old English, noun phrases are usually divided into two ...

Syllable-Based Generalizations in English Phonology

Syllable-Based Generalizations in English Phonology

1st Edition

By Daniel Kahn
February 02, 2017

This dissertation, first published in 1980, is concerned with the role of the syllable in generative grammar. Kahn argues that the syllable is a necessary element in phonological descriptions by identifying aspects of phonology that seem to call for analysis in terms of syllabic structure and ...

Tense in English Its Structure and Use in Discourse

Tense in English: Its Structure and Use in Discourse

1st Edition

By Renaat Declerck
February 02, 2017

First published in 1991, this book looks at tense in English, one of the most controversial areas of grammar. Prior to the book’s original publication, the problems and interest in the subject led to an impressive number of books and articles. Yet, despite the amount of work produced, nothing ...

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