Linguistics: Grammar, Syntax & Linguistic Structure

  • Southern Min: Comparative Phonology and Subgrouping book cover

    Southern Min

    Comparative Phonology and Subgrouping, 1st Edition

    By Bit-Chee Kwok

    Southern Mǐn refers to a group of Chinese dialects spoken mainly in Southeast China and Taiwan. This group occupies a special position in the study of Chinese dialects, not only because of its large population of speakers (around 48 million) but also because of its preservation of various archaic…

    Hardback – 2018-02-08
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in East Asian Linguistics

  • Aspects of Grammatical Architecture book cover

    Aspects of Grammatical Architecture

    1st Edition

    By Alain Rouveret

    This volume collects eleven papers written between 1991 and 2016, some of them unpublished, which explore various aspects of the architecture of grammar in a minimalist perspective. The phenomena that are brought to bear on the architectural issue come from a range of languages, among them French,…

    Hardback – 2018-01-31
    Routledge
    Routledge Leading Linguists

  • Prosodic Morphology in Mandarin Chinese book cover

    Prosodic Morphology in Mandarin Chinese

    1st Edition

    By Shengli Feng

    It is not entirely clear if modern Chinese is a monosyllabic or disyllabic language. Although a disyllabic prosodic unit of some sort has long been considered by many to be at play in Chinese grammar, the intuition is not always rigidly fleshed out theoretically in the area of Chinese morphology.…

    Hardback – 2017-12-14
    Routledge

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2017-10-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Leading Linguists

  • A New Approach to English Pedagogical Grammar: The Order of Meanings book cover

    A New Approach to English Pedagogical Grammar

    The Order of Meanings, 1st Edition

    Edited by Akira Tajino

    This book proposes Meaning-order Approach to Pedagogical Grammar (MAP Grammar) as a practical pedagogical approach in ESL and EFL contexts. Teaching grammar through an easy-to-understand three-dimensional model, MAP Grammar establishes the clause as the fundamental unit of English and interprets…

    Hardback – 2017-10-10
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Language Education

  • Origin of Kibosh: Routledge Studies in Etymology book cover

    Origin of Kibosh

    Routledge Studies in Etymology, 1st Edition

    By Gerald Cohen, Stephen Goranson, Matthew Little

    This is an etymological study of the origins of the word kibosh, which has long been one of the great mysteries of the English language. Unconvincing derivations have been suggested from Yiddish to Gaelic and Italian, and thus far consensus among lexicographers has leaned toward referencing the…

    Hardback – 2017-10-09
    Routledge

  • A Study of Sino-Korean Phonology: Its Origin, Adaptation and Layers book cover

    A Study of Sino-Korean Phonology

    Its Origin, Adaptation and Layers, 1st Edition

    By Youyong Qian

    The term Sino-Korean may refer to either the phonological system or vocabulary in Korean that is of Chinese origin. Along with the borrowing of Chinese characters, the Chinese readings of characters must also have been transmitted into Korean. A Study of Sino-Korean Phonology aims to contribute to…

    Hardback – 2017-10-03
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Chinese Linguistics

  • Vocabulary and English for Specific Purposes Research: Quantitative and Qualitative Perspectives book cover

    Vocabulary and English for Specific Purposes Research

    Quantitative and Qualitative Perspectives, 1st Edition

    By Averil Coxhead

    This volume provides an important contribution to the study of vocabulary and its relationship to English for Specific Purposes (ESP) research and teaching. Focussing on quantitative and qualitative approaches, this book draws on a wide range of literature to explores key issues that include: how…

    Hardback – 2017-09-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in English for Specific Purposes

  • Current Research in Puerto Rican Linguistics book cover

    Current Research in Puerto Rican Linguistics

    1st Edition

    Edited by Melvin González-Rivera

    Current Research in Puerto Rican Linguistics is an edited collection of original contributions which explores the idiosyncratic grammatical properties of Puerto Rican Spanish. The book focuses on the structural aspects of linguistics, analysed with a variety of frameworks and methodological…

    Hardback – 2017-09-11
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics

  • Mandarin Chinese Words and Parts of Speech: A Corpus-based Study book cover

    Mandarin Chinese Words and Parts of Speech

    A Corpus-based Study, 1st Edition

    By Chu-Ren Huang, Shu-Kai Hsieh, Keh-Jiann Chen

    This monograph is a translation of two seminal works on corpus-based studies of Mandarin Chinese words and parts of speech. The original books were published as two pioneering technical reports by Chinese Knowledge and Information Processing group (CKIP) at Academia Sinica in 1993 and 1996,…

    Hardback – 2017-06-13
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Chinese Linguistics

  • The Semantics of Chinese Classifiers and Linguistic Relativity book cover

    The Semantics of Chinese Classifiers and Linguistic Relativity

    1st Edition

    By Song Jiang

    The Semantics of Chinese Classifiers and Linguistic Relativity focuses on the semantic structure of Chinese classifiers under the cognitive linguistics framework, and the implications thereof on linguistic relativity and language acquisition. It examines the semantic correlation between a given…

    Hardback – 2017-06-02
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Chinese Linguistics

  • Conceptual Conflicts in Metaphors and Figurative Language book cover

    Conceptual Conflicts in Metaphors and Figurative Language

    1st Edition

    By Michele Prandi

    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…

    Hardback – 2017-05-03
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Linguistics

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