Linguistics: Grammar

  • French Creoles: A Comprehensive and Comparative Grammar book cover

    French Creoles

    A Comprehensive and Comparative Grammar, 1st Edition

    By Anand Syea

    French Creoles: A Comprehensive and Comparative Grammar is the first complete reference to present the morphology, grammar and syntax of a representative selection of French Creoles in one volume. The book is organised to promote a thorough understanding of the grammar of French Creoles and…

    Hardback – 2017-01-05
    Routledge Comprehensive Grammars

  • Modern Chinese Grammar - a Clause-Pivot Approach book cover

    Modern Chinese Grammar - a Clause-Pivot Approach

    1st Edition

    By Fuyi Xing

    Modern Chinese Grammar provides a comprehensive coverage of Chinese grammar through the clause-pivot theory and the double triangle approach, first proposed by Fuyi Xing in 1996. Translated into English for the first time, the book is widely regarded by linguists as a seminal text, and…

    Hardback – 2016-11-17
    Routledge Studies in Chinese Linguistics

  • From Conversation to Oral Tradition: A Simplest Systematics for Oral Traditions book cover

    From Conversation to Oral Tradition

    A Simplest Systematics for Oral Traditions, 1st Edition

    By Raymond F Person

    This book argues that many of the most prominent features of oral epic poetry in a number of traditions can best be understood as adaptations or stylizations of conversational language use, and advances the claim that if we can understand how conversation is structured, it will aid our…

    Hardback – 2015-12-01
    Routledge Studies in Rhetoric and Stylistics

  • The Grammar of Identity: Intensifiers and Reflexives in Germanic Languages book cover

    The Grammar of Identity

    Intensifiers and Reflexives in Germanic Languages, 1st Edition

    By Volker Gast

    English self-forms and related words from other Germanic languages (e.g. Dutch zelf, Swedish själv, etc.) are used in two different functions: as ‘intensifiers’ (e.g. The president himself made the decision) and as markers of reflexivity (John criticized himself). On the basis of a comparative…

    Paperback – 2015-04-07
    Routledge Studies in Germanic Linguistics

  • Grammaticalization and English Complex Prepositions: A Corpus-based Study book cover

    Grammaticalization and English Complex Prepositions

    A Corpus-based Study, 1st Edition

    By Sebastian Hoffmann

    What is a grammatical unit? How does grammatical structure evolve? How can we best investigate the mental representation of grammar? What is the connection between language use and language structure? This book aims to help answer such questions by presenting a detailed analysis of English…

    Paperback – 2015-02-09
    Routledge Advances in Corpus Linguistics

  • Pronouns, Presuppositions, and Hierarchies: The Work of Eloise Jelinek in Context book cover

    Pronouns, Presuppositions, and Hierarchies

    The Work of Eloise Jelinek in Context, 1st Edition

    Edited by Andrew Carnie, Heidi Harley

    Eloise Jelinek was a leading authority on syntactic and semantic theory, information structure, and several Native American languages (including Lummi, Yaqui, and Navajo). She was one of the very first generative linguists who brought the theoretical implications of the properties of typologically…

    Hardback – 2014-02-20
    Routledge Leading Linguists

  • Primitive Elements of Grammatical Theory: Papers by Jean-Roger Vergnaud and His Collaborators book cover

    Primitive Elements of Grammatical Theory

    Papers by Jean-Roger Vergnaud and His Collaborators, 1st Edition

    Edited by Katherine McKinney-Bock, Maria Luisa Zubizarreta

    This book is a compilation of manuscripts and publications from 2001-2010 by Jean-Roger Vergnaud, in collaboration with colleagues and students. This work is guided by the scientific belief that broader mathematical principles should guide linguistic inquiry, as they guide classical biology and…

    Hardback – 2013-10-18
    Routledge Leading Linguists

  • The Elliptical Noun Phrase in English: Structure and Use book cover

    The Elliptical Noun Phrase in English

    Structure and Use, 1st Edition

    By Christine Günther

    This book presents a detailed analysis of structural as well as pragmatic aspects underlying the phenomenon of noun ellipsis in English. Here Günther examines the structure of elliptical noun phrases to account for the conditions on noun ellipsis and those on one-insertion, with special emphasis on…

    Hardback – 2012-12-05
    Routledge Studies in Germanic Linguistics

  • Reciprocity in English: Historical Development and Synchronic Structure book cover

    Reciprocity in English

    Historical Development and Synchronic Structure, 1st Edition

    By Florian Haas

    Although the grammatical expression of reciprocal (or ‘mutual’) situations in the languages of the world has received a surprising amount of attention in recent years, so far no comprehensive study specifically dealing with the historical development and synchronic structure of English reciprocal…

    Hardback – 2009-12-10
    Routledge Studies in Germanic Linguistics

  • Between Syntax and Semantics book cover

    Between Syntax and Semantics

    1st Edition

    By C.T. James Huang

    This indispensable volume contains articles that represent the best of Huang's work on the syntax-semantics interface over the last two decades. It includes three general topics: (a) questions, indefinites and quantification, (b) anaphora, (c) lexical structure and the syntax of events.…

    Hardback – 2009-10-05
    Routledge Leading Linguists

  • Dislocated Elements in Discourse: Syntactic, Semantic, and Pragmatic Perspectives book cover

    Dislocated Elements in Discourse

    Syntactic, Semantic, and Pragmatic Perspectives, 1st Edition

    Edited by Benjamin Shaer, Philippa Cook, Werner Frey, Claudia Maienborn

    This volume is about 'dislocation' – the removal of phrases from their canonical positions in a sentence to its left or right edge. Dislocation encompasses a wide range of linguistic phenomena, related to nominal and adverbial expressions and to the information structuring notions of topic and…

    Hardback – 2008-12-22
    Routledge Studies in Germanic Linguistics

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