Linguistics: Grammar

  • Formal Grammar: Theory and Variation across English and Norwegian book cover

    Formal Grammar

    Theory and Variation across English and Norwegian, 1st Edition

    By Terje Lohndal

    This volume draws together fourteen previously published papers which explore the nature of mental grammar through a formal, generative approach. The book begins by outlining the development of formal grammar in the last fifty years, with a particular focus on the work of Noam Chomsky, and moves…

    Paperback – 2019-07-16
    Routledge

  • Routledge Revivals: English Usage (1986): A Guide to First Principles book cover

    Routledge Revivals: English Usage (1986)

    A Guide to First Principles, 1st Edition

    By Walter Nash

    First published in 1986, this book examines the changing patterns in English usage and style. It encourages a constructive attitude to language, demonstrating the creative resources of grammar, discussing in detail the options of written style, and challenging the authoritarian spirit that inhibits…

    Paperback – 2019-05-30
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals: Language, Education and Society Series

  • Routledge Revivals: An Outline of Anglo-Saxon Grammar (1936): Published as an Appendix to

    Routledge Revivals: An Outline of Anglo-Saxon Grammar (1936)

    Published as an Appendix to "An Anglo-Saxon Reader", 1st Edition

    By James W. Bright

    First published in 1936, this book is intended to provide an outline of Anglo-Saxon grammar for beginners, focusing on well-selected, succinctly stated rules rather than giving a detailed survey. It focuses on the West-Saxon dialect as this is best suited to beginners due to its uniformity in…

    Paperback – 2018-05-31
    Routledge

  • Focus, Coherence and Emphasis book cover

    Focus, Coherence and Emphasis

    1st Edition

    Edited by Paul Werth

    First published in 1984, this book examines a number of questions on the boundary of competence and performance — whose solutions have implications for linguistic theory in general. In particular, the form of grammatical statements, the relationship between various rules of grammar, the interaction…

    Paperback – 2018-05-17
    Routledge
    RLE: Discourse Analysis

  • Situations and Speech Acts: Toward a Formal Semantics of Discourse book cover

    Situations and Speech Acts

    Toward a Formal Semantics of Discourse, 1st Edition

    Edited by David A. Evans

    First published in 1985, this book aims to develop an approach to speech acts that has the virtue of being straight-forward, explicit, formal and flexible enough to accommodate many of the more general problems of interactive verbal communication. The first chapter introduces situation semantics…

    Paperback – 2018-05-17
    Routledge
    RLE: Discourse Analysis

  • Acquiring conversational competence book cover

    Acquiring conversational competence

    1st Edition

    By Elinor Ochs, Bambi B. Schieffelin

    First published in 1983, this book represents a substantial body of detailed research on children’s language and communication, and more generally on the nature of interactive spoken discourse. It looks at areas of competence often examined in young children’s speech have that have not been…

    Paperback – 2018-05-17
    Routledge
    RLE: Discourse Analysis

  • Common Discourse Particles in English Conversation book cover

    Common Discourse Particles in English Conversation

    1st Edition

    By Lawrence C. Schourup

    First published in 1985, this book studies several common items in English conversation known variously as ‘discourse particles’, ‘interjections’, ‘discourse markers’, and, more informally, ‘hesitations’ or ‘fillers’. While the analysis primarily focuses on ‘like’, ‘well’ and ‘you know’, the larger…

    Paperback – 2018-05-17
    Routledge
    RLE: Discourse Analysis

  • Essentials of Grammatical Theory: A Consensus View of Syntax and Morphology book cover

    Essentials of Grammatical Theory

    A Consensus View of Syntax and Morphology, 1st Edition

    By D. J. Allerton

    The aim of this book, first published in 1979, is to provide a sound basic introduction to the study of grammar within linguistics. The work concentrates primarily on the core of grammatical theory rather than a single narrow theoretical viewpoint. After introductory chapters on the study of…

    Paperback – 2018-03-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Syntax

  • Thematic Theory in Syntax and Interpretation book cover

    Thematic Theory in Syntax and Interpretation

    1st Edition

    By Robin Clark

    In recent years, lexical argument structure, in the guise of thematic roles, has come to play an increasingly important part in syntactic theory. The first part of this book, first published in 1990, explores the interplay between thematic role assignment and movement processes, with particular…

    Paperback – 2018-03-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Syntax

  • Descriptive Syntax and the English Verb book cover

    Descriptive Syntax and the English Verb

    1st Edition

    By David Kilby

    Intended for advanced students and researchers in linguistics, Descriptive Syntax and the English Verb, first published in 1984, focuses on the syntax of the English verb and notions of tense/aspect, transivity, passive, phrasal verb constructions, nominalisations and complement sentence types are…

    Paperback – 2018-03-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Syntax

  • The Syntax of Coordination book cover

    The Syntax of Coordination

    1st Edition

    By Robert R. van Oirsouw

    Coordination is a syntactic construction which occurs in most languages. In the past, it has been a fruitful area of research, but also a controversial one. Arguments from coordination have been used in support of transformations, and against phrase-structure rules, but also in support of…

    Paperback – 2018-03-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Syntax

  • Comparative Constructions in Spanish and French Syntax book cover

    Comparative Constructions in Spanish and French Syntax

    1st Edition

    By Susan Price

    This study, first published in 1990, presents a comprehensive description of the comparative constructions of Spanish and French, and shows that the apparently numerous differences in their syntactic realisations can be accounted for by general constraints on the expression of comparison. There is…

    Paperback – 2018-03-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Syntax

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