Linguistics: Grammar, Syntax & Linguistic Structure

  • 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

  • Structures and Strategies book cover

    Structures and Strategies

    1st Edition

    By Adriana Belletti

    Following crucial insights on the functional structure of the clause and recent developments within the cartographic projects and minimalism, this book addresses various central themes in Italian and Romance syntax ranging from verb syntax and the syntax of verb-related phenomena of agreement and…

    Hardback – 2008-12-09
    Routledge Leading Linguists

  • Structure in Language: A Dynamic Perspective book cover

    Structure in Language

    A Dynamic Perspective, 1st Edition

    By Thomas Berg

    This book examines one of the allegedly unique features of human language: structure sensitivity. Its point of departure is the distinction between content and structural units, which are defined in psycholinguistic terms. The focus of the book is on structural representations, in particular their…

    Hardback – 2008-11-04
    Routledge Studies in Linguistics

  • Aspects of the Syntax of Agreement book cover

    Aspects of the Syntax of Agreement

    1st Edition

    By Cedric Boeckx

    This volume brings together various strands of research focusing on aspects of the syntax of agreement, and the role that agreement plays in linguistic theory. The essays collected here show how and why agreement has emerged in recent years as the central theoretical construct in minimalism.…

    Hardback – 2007-12-18
    Routledge Leading Linguists

  • Structure and Function of the Arabic Verb book cover

    Structure and Function of the Arabic Verb

    1st Edition

    By Maher Bahloul

    Structure and Function of the Arabic Verb is a corpus-based study that unveils the morpho-syntax and the semantics of the Arabic verb. Approaches to verbal grammatical categories - the constituents of verbal systems - often rely on either semantic-pragmatic or syntactic analyses. This research…

    Hardback – 2007-07-26
    Routledge Arabic Linguistics Series

  • Clause Structure and Verb Syntax in Scandinavian and English book cover

    Clause Structure and Verb Syntax in Scandinavian and English

    1st Edition

    By Dianne Jonas

    In this volume, Jonas explores clause structure and syntax in Scandinavian and English.…

    Hardback – 2007-06-15
    Routledge Studies in Linguistics

  • Oral Narration in Modern French: A Linguistics Analysis of Temporal Patterns book cover

    Oral Narration in Modern French

    A Linguistics Analysis of Temporal Patterns, 1st Edition

    By Janice Carruthers

    This book introduces 'performed' oral storytelling into the debate, using data from traditional and contemporary storytellers in French to explore the narrative tenses, the discourse-pragmatic effects of tense switching, as well as broader questions concerning the nature of oral discourse.…

    Hardback – 2005-11-01

  • Rethinking Languages in Contact: The Case of Italian book cover

    Rethinking Languages in Contact

    The Case of Italian, 1st Edition

    By Anna-Laura Lepschy

    This book provides an up-to-date survey of the role of linguistic and cultural interaction in the process of language change. It covers theoretical issues; different forms of language contact in Medieval and Renaissance Italy; and dialect transition and diversity in the North and South of Italy.…

    Hardback – 2005-10-01

  • The Languages of the Kimberley, Western Australia book cover

    The Languages of the Kimberley, Western Australia

    1st Edition

    By William B. McGregor

    The Kimberley, the far north-west of Australia, is one of the most linguistically diverse regions of the continent. Some fifty-five Aboriginal languages belonging to five different families are spoken within its borders. Few of these languages are currently being passed on to children, most of whom…

    Hardback – 2004-07-22

  • Universal Grammar in Second-Language Acquisition: A History book cover

    Universal Grammar in Second-Language Acquisition

    A History, 1st Edition

    By Margaret Thomas

    From the ancient Mediterranean world to the present day, our conceptions of what is universal in language have interacted with our experiences of language learning. This book tells two stories: the story of how scholars in the west have conceived of the fact that human languages share important…

    Hardback – 2004-04-15
    Routledge Studies in the History of Linguistics

  • Old Japanese: A Phonetic Reconstruction book cover

    Old Japanese

    A Phonetic Reconstruction, 1st Edition

    By Marc Hideo Miyake

    First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.…

    Hardback – 2003-09-25

  • Towards an Elegant Syntax book cover

    Towards an Elegant Syntax

    1st Edition

    By Michael Brody

    This collection of essays, written between 1980 and 2001, places the search for theoretical elegance at centre stage. The author shows that although the conceptual difference between 'elegance' and the minimalist search for 'perfection' may appear to be subtle, its consequences are in fact wide…

    Hardback – 2003-05-01
    Routledge Leading Linguists

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