Linguistics: Grammar, Syntax & Linguistic Structure

  • Merge in the Mind-Brain: Essays on Theoretical Linguistics and the Neuroscience of Language book cover

    Merge in the Mind-Brain

    Essays on Theoretical Linguistics and the Neuroscience of Language, 1st Edition

    By Naoki Fukui

    This collection of nine papers brings together Naoki Fukui’s pioneering body of work on Merge, the basic operation of human language syntax, from the two distinct but related perspectives of theoretical syntax and neurosciences. Part I presents an overview of the development of the theory of Merge…

    Hardback – 2017-04-25
    Routledge
    Routledge Leading Linguists

  • A Complete Guide to the Spanish Subjunctive book cover

    A Complete Guide to the Spanish Subjunctive

    1st Edition

    By Hans-Jörg Busch

     A Complete Guide to the Spanish Subjunctive is the most complete reference guide to the use of the subjunctive in Spanish. After an exhaustive review of published literature on the subjunctive, and a thorough discussion of all the uses of the subjunctive, including those that have generated…

    Hardback – 2017-04-06
    Routledge

  • Dimensions of Variation in Written Chinese book cover

    Dimensions of Variation in Written Chinese

    1st Edition

    By Zheng-Sheng Zhang

    Dimensions of Variation in Written Chinese uses a corpus-based, multi-dimensional model to account for variation in written Chinese. Using statistical method and two-dimensional visual representation, it provides a concrete and objective view of the internal variation in written Chinese. This book…

    Hardback – 2017-04-03
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Chinese Linguistics

  • The Interfaces of Chinese Syntax with Semantics and Pragmatics book cover

    The Interfaces of Chinese Syntax with Semantics and Pragmatics

    1st Edition

    By Yicheng Wu

    The Interfaces of Chinese Syntax with Semantics and Pragmatics provides an in-depth exploration of a variety of interface phenomena in Chinese, a non-inflectional language, where to a large extent word order constrains its interpretation and defines its grammatical functions. Under the Dynamic…

    Hardback – 2017-02-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Chinese Linguistics

  • 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
    Routledge Comprehensive Grammars

  • The Grammar of Japanese Mimetics: Perspectives from structure, acquisition, and translation book cover

    The Grammar of Japanese Mimetics

    Perspectives from structure, acquisition, and translation, 1st Edition

    Edited by Noriko Iwasaki, Peter Sells, Kimi Akita

    Mimetic words, also known as ‘sound-symbolic words’, ‘ideophones’ or more popularly as ‘onomatopoeia’, constitute an important subset of the Japanese lexicon; we find them as well in the lexicons of other Asian languages and sub-Saharan African languages. Mimetics play a central role in Japanese…

    Hardback – 2016-12-13
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in East Asian Linguistics

  • Syntax-Phonology Interface: Argumentation from Tone Sandhi in Chinese Dialects book cover

    Syntax-Phonology Interface

    Argumentation from Tone Sandhi in Chinese Dialects, 1st Edition

    By Hongming Zhang

    This book centers on theoretical issues of phonology-syntax interface based on tone sandhi in Chinese dialects. It uses patterns in tone sandhi to study how speech should be divided into domains of various sizes or levels. Tone sandhi refers to tonal changes that occur to a sequence of adjacent…

    Hardback – 2016-11-24
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Chinese Linguistics

  • 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
    Routledge Studies in Chinese Linguistics

  • Complementarity Between Lexis and Grammar in the System of Person: A Systemic Typological Approach book cover

    Complementarity Between Lexis and Grammar in the System of Person

    A Systemic Typological Approach, 1st Edition

    By Pin Wang

    This book investigates the lexico-grammatical complementarity in language in its construal of person as a semantic system. Given the vast and wide spectrum of resources for expressing distinctions in the assignment of person roles in language, this book presents person-related system networks…

    Hardback – 2016-09-30
    Routledge
    China Perspectives

  • English Pronunciation Models in a Globalized World: Accent, Acceptability and Hong Kong English book cover

    English Pronunciation Models in a Globalized World

    Accent, Acceptability and Hong Kong English, 1st Edition

    By Andrew Sewell

    This book explores the topics of English accents and pronunciation. It highlights their connections with several important issues in the study of English in the world, including intelligibility, identity, and globalization. The unifying strand is provided by English pronunciation models: what do…

    Hardback – 2016-04-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in World Englishes

  • 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
    Routledge Studies in Rhetoric and Stylistics

  • Arabic L2 Interlanguage: Syntactic sequences, agreement and variation book cover

    Arabic L2 Interlanguage

    Syntactic sequences, agreement and variation, 1st Edition

    By Ghassan Husseinali

    Arabic L2 Interlanguage is a significant and timely addition to the field of Second Language Acquisition, providing valuable insight into the development of ‘interlanguage’, the interim language of early beginners, in learners of Arabic. This book: Clearly establishes what interlanguage is and…

    Hardback – 2015-11-16
    Routledge

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