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Reconciling Synchrony, Diachrony and Usage in Verb Number Agreement with Complex Collective Subjects

Reconciling Synchrony, Diachrony and Usage in Verb Number Agreement with Complex Collective Subjects

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Yolanda Fernández-Pena
December 30, 2020

This book uses corpus-based methodologies to investigate the wide variety of factors behind verb number agreement with complex collective noun phrases in English. The literature on collective nouns and their agreement patterns spans an array of disciplines and approaches. However, little of the ...

Persian Linguistics in Cultural Contexts

Persian Linguistics in Cultural Contexts

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Alireza Korangy, Farzad Sharifian
October 30, 2020

Korangy and Sharifian’s groundbreaking book offers the first in-depth study into cultural linguistics for the Persian language. The book highlights a multitude of angles through which the intricacies of Persian and its many dialects and accents, wherever spoken, can be examined. Linguistics with ...

The Discourse of Desperation Late 18th and Early 19th Century Letters by Paupers, Prisoners, and Rogues

The Discourse of Desperation: Late 18th and Early 19th Century Letters by Paupers, Prisoners, and Rogues

1st Edition

Ivor Timmis
July 08, 2020

This book discusses how the poor and desperate in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries mobilised their linguistic resources in pursuit of vital pragmatic goals, drawing on three corpora of letters written by the poor. The main question addressed by the book is, ‘How were the poor, ...

Analysing Scientific Discourse from A Systemic Functional Linguistic Perspective A Framework for Exploring Knowledge Building in Biology

Analysing Scientific Discourse from A Systemic Functional Linguistic Perspective: A Framework for Exploring Knowledge Building in Biology

1st Edition

Jing Hao
February 03, 2020

This book describes the discourse of biology from a systemic functional linguistic perspective. It offers a detailed description of resources based on text analysis. The description reveals co-textual patterns of language features, their expressions through grammatical resources, as well as their ...

Casting a Minimalist Eye on Adjuncts

Casting a Minimalist Eye on Adjuncts

1st Edition

Stefanie Bode
December 09, 2019

This book offers a comprehensive account of adjuncts in generative grammar, seeking to reconcile the differing ways in which they have been treated in the past by proposing a method of analysis grounded in simplification based on Simplest Merge. The volume provides an up-to-date review of the ...

Approaches to the Study of Sound Structure and Speech Interdisciplinary Work in Honour of Katarzyna Dziubalska-Kołaczyk

Approaches to the Study of Sound Structure and Speech: Interdisciplinary Work in Honour of Katarzyna Dziubalska-Kołaczyk

1st Edition

Magdalena Wrembel, Agnieszka Kiełkiewicz-Janowiak, Piotr Gąsiorowski
October 24, 2019

This innovative work highlights interdisciplinary research on phonetics and phonology across multiple languages, building on the extensive body of work of Katarzyna Dziubalska-Kołaczyk on the study of sound structure and speech. // The book features concise contributions from both established and ...

Systemic Functional Language Description Making Meaning Matter

Systemic Functional Language Description: Making Meaning Matter

1st Edition

J.R. Martin, Y.J. Doran, Giacomo Figueredo
October 08, 2019

This volume showcases previously unpublished research on theoretical, descriptive, and methodological innovations for understanding language patterns grounded in a Systemic Functional Linguistic perspective. Featuring contributions from an international range of scholars, the book demonstrates...

Externalization Phonological Interpretations of Syntactic Objects

Externalization: Phonological Interpretations of Syntactic Objects

1st Edition

Yoshihito Dobashi
September 19, 2019

This book explores theoretical issues of the syntax-phonology interface within the Minimalist Program of linguistic theory and proposes an entirely new approach to prosodic categories. Conceptual as well as empirical questions are addressed, concerning how syntactic objects are mapped to the ...

Rarely Used Structures and Lesser-Studied Languages Insights from the Margins

Rarely Used Structures and Lesser-Studied Languages: Insights from the Margins

1st Edition

Emily Manetta
September 04, 2019

This book investigates a set of marginal syntactic structures which have been singularly influential in the development of generative theory, spotlighting lesser-studied languages of the Indic family while emphasizing implications for linguistic theory more broadly. After first defining what ...

Systemic Functional Political Discourse Analysis A Text-based Study

Systemic Functional Political Discourse Analysis: A Text-based Study

1st Edition

Eden Sum-hung Li, Percy Luen-tim Lui, Andy Ka-chun Fung
August 29, 2019

Systemic Functional Political Discourse Analysis: A Text-based Study is the first book which takes a comprehensive systemic functional perspective on political discourse to provide a complete, integrated, exhaustive, systemic and functional description and analysis. Based on the political ...

Conceptual Conflicts in Metaphors and Figurative Language

Conceptual Conflicts in Metaphors and Figurative Language

1st Edition

Michele Prandi
July 12, 2019

This innovative volume provides a comprehensive integrated account of the study of conceptual figures, demonstrating the ways in which figures and in particular, conflictual figures, encapsulate linguistic expression in the fullest sense and in turn, how insights gleaned from their study can ...

Heart- and Soul-Like Constructs across Languages, Cultures, and Epochs

Heart- and Soul-Like Constructs across Languages, Cultures, and Epochs

1st Edition

Bert Peeters
January 21, 2019

All languages and cultures appear to have one or more "mind-like" constructs that supplement the human body. Linguistic evidence suggests they all have a word for someone, and another word for body, but that doesn’t mean that whatever else makes up a human being (i.e. someone) apart from the body ...

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