Linguistics: Grammar, Syntax & Linguistic Structure

  • Rarely Used Structures and Lesser-Studied Languages: Insights from the Margins book cover

    Rarely Used Structures and Lesser-Studied Languages

    Insights from the Margins, 1st Edition

    By Emily Manetta

    This book investigates signature but marginal syntactic configurations influential in the development of generative theory, spotlighting lesser-studied languages of the Indic family toward illustrating the value of their study and subsequent implications for linguistic theory more broadly. After…

    Hardback – 2019-09-04
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Linguistics

  • Prominence and Locality in Grammar: The Syntax and Semantics of Wh-Questions and Reflexives book cover

    Prominence and Locality in Grammar

    The Syntax and Semantics of Wh-Questions and Reflexives, 1st Edition

    By Jianhua Hu

    This book challenges the current consensus on the analysis of wh-questions and reflexives from the perspective of the syntax-semantics interface. An integrated approach incorporating analyses of the interaction between different levels of linguistic knowledge is proposed. It argues that the…

    Hardback – 2019-06-06
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Chinese Linguistics

  • Prosodic Syntax in Chinese: History and Changes book cover

    Prosodic Syntax in Chinese

    History and Changes, 1st Edition

    By Feng Shengli

    In the two volumes of Prosodic Syntax in Chinese, the author develops a new model, which proposes that the interaction between syntax and prosody is bi-directional and that prosody can not only constrains syntactic structures but also activates syntactic operations. All of the facts investigated in…

    Hardback – 2019-05-29
    Routledge
    Chinese Linguistics

  • Focus Manifestation in Mandarin Chinese and Cantonese: A Comparative Perspective book cover

    Focus Manifestation in Mandarin Chinese and Cantonese

    A Comparative Perspective, 1st Edition

    By Peppina Po-lun Lee

    One prominent function of natural language is to convey information. One peculiarity is that it does not do so randomly, but in a structured way, with information structuring formally recognized to be a component of grammar. Among all information structuring notions, focus is one primitive needed…

    Hardback – 2019-05-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Chinese Linguistics

  • Prosodic Syntax in Chinese: Theory and Facts book cover

    Prosodic Syntax in Chinese

    Theory and Facts, 1st Edition

    By Feng Shengli

    In the two volumes of Prosodic Syntax in Chinese, the author develops a new model, which proposes that the interaction between syntax and prosody is bi-directional and that prosody not only constrains syntactic structures but also activates syntactic operations. All of the facts…

    Hardback – 2019-05-15
    Routledge
    Chinese Linguistics

  • The Grammar of Chinese Characters: Productive Knowledge of Formal Patterns in an Orthographic System book cover

    The Grammar of Chinese Characters

    Productive Knowledge of Formal Patterns in an Orthographic System, 1st Edition

    By James Myers

    Anybody who reads or writes Chinese characters knows that they obey a grammar of sorts: though numerous, they are built out of a much smaller set of constituents, often interpretable in meaning or pronunciation, that are themselves built out of an even smaller set of strokes. This book goes far…

    Hardback – 2019-05-02
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in East Asian Linguistics

  • Prosodic Syntax in Chinese book cover

    Prosodic Syntax in Chinese

    1st Edition

    By Feng Shengli

    In THE TWO VOLUMES of Prosodic Syntax in Chinese, the author develops a new model which proposes that the interaction between syntax and prosody is bi-directional and that prosody can not only constrains syntactic structures, but also activates syntactic operations. All of the facts investigated in…

    Hardback – 2019-04-24
    Routledge
    Chinese Linguistics

  • Modern Chinese Parts of Speech: Classification Theory book cover

    Modern Chinese Parts of Speech

    Classification Theory, 1st Edition

    By Guo Rui

    What is the essence of a part of speech? Why is it difficult to classify parts of speech? What are the bases and criteria for classifying them? How should they be classified? In doing so, how should a conversional word be dealt with? How should nomonalization be treated? These are…

    Hardback – 2019-02-26
    Routledge
    Chinese Linguistics

  • Lexical Ontological Semantics book cover

    Lexical Ontological Semantics

    1st Edition

    By Guoxiang Wu, Yulin Yuan

    Lexical Ontological Semantics introduces ontological methods into lexical semantic studies with the aim of giving impetus to various fields of endeavours which envision and model the semantic network of a language. Lexical ontological semantics (LOS) provides a cognition-based…

    Hardback – 2019-02-14
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Chinese Linguistics

  • Before Emotion: The Language of Feeling, 400-1800 book cover

    Before Emotion: The Language of Feeling, 400-1800

    1st Edition

    Edited by Juanita Feros Ruys, Michael W. Champion, Kirk Essary

    Before Emotion: The Language of Feeling, 400-1800 advances current interdisciplinary research in the history of emotions through in-depth studies of the European language of emotion from late antiquity to the modern period. Focusing specifically on the premodern cognates of ‘affect’ or ‘affection’…

    Hardback – 2019-02-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Medieval Literature and Culture

  • Architecture of the Periphery in Chinese: Cartography and Minimalism book cover

    Architecture of the Periphery in Chinese

    Cartography and Minimalism, 1st Edition

    By Victor Junnan Pan

    Architecture of the Periphery in Chinese offers a comprehensive survey on the fine structure of the sentence peripheral domain in Mandarin Chinese from a cartographic perspective. Different functional projections hosting sentence-final particles, implicit operators and other informational…

    Hardback – 2019-01-30
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Chinese Linguistics

  • Topicalization in Asian Englishes: Forms, Functions, and Frequencies of a Fronting Construction book cover

    Topicalization in Asian Englishes

    Forms, Functions, and Frequencies of a Fronting Construction, 1st Edition

    By Sven Leuckert

    This monograph is the first comprehensive study of topicalization in Asian second-language varieties of English and provides an in-depth analysis of the forms, functions, and frequencies of topicalization in four Asian Englishes. Topicalization, that is, the sentence-initial placement of…

    Hardback – 2019-01-29
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in World Englishes

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