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  • Conceptual Conflicts in Metaphors and Figurative Language

    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 – 2017-05-22 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Linguistics

  • Merge in the Mind-Brain

    Essays on Theoretical Linguistics and the Neuroscience of Language

    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 – 2017-04-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge Leading Linguists

  • An Advanced English Syntax

    Based on the Principles and Requirements of the Grammatical Society

    By C. T. Onions

    This book, first published in 1970, is the reissue of the sixth edition of C. T. Onions’ standard introductory text-book, based on the principles and requirements of the Grammatical Society. The Introduction is designed to provide a full scheme of sentence analysis. The rest of the book is arranged…

    Paperback – 2017-02-02
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: The English Language

  • Anaphoric Relations in English and French

    A Discourse Perspective

    By Francis Cornish

    First published in 1986, this book focuses on Anaphoric relations in the English and French languages, a phenomenon that involves a complex interaction between grammar and discourse. Studies of anaphora taking a largely ‘textual’ approach to the subject have tended to underestimate the effect upon…

    Paperback – 2017-02-02
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: The English Language

  • The Phrase Phonology of English and French

    By Elisabeth O. Selkirk

    This work, first published in 1980, was a doctoral dissertation submitted to the Department of Foreign Literatures and Linguistics of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1972. This study concerns certain aspects of the relationship between syntax and phonology in English and French. In…

    Paperback – 2017-02-02
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: The English Language

  • Definiteness and Indefiniteness

    A Study in Reference and Grammaticality Prediction

    By John A. Hawkins

    First published in 1988, this book is concerned with the definite and indefinite articles in English. It provides an integrated pragmatic-semantic theory of definite and indefinite reference, on the basis of which, many co-occurance restrictions between articles and non-modifiers are explained. At…

    Paperback – 2017-02-02
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: The English Language

  • On the Semantics of Syntax

    Mood and Condition in English

    By Erian C. Davies

    First published in 1979, this book develops a grammatically orientated semantics (as opposed to a semantically orientated grammar) of mood and condition in English. It seeks to establish correspondences between areas of semantic organisation (‘planes’) and surface grammar, without reverting to an…

    Paperback – 2017-02-02
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: The English Language

  • Routledge Revivals: English Usage (1986)

    A Guide to First Principles

    By Walter Nash

    First published in 1986, this book examines the changing patterns in English usage and style. It encourages a constructive attitude to language, demonstrating the creative resources of grammar, discussing in detail the options of written style, and challenging the authoritarian spirit that inhibits…

    Hardback – 2016-11-30
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals: Language, Education and Society Series

  • Modern Chinese Grammar - a Clause-Pivot Approach

    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
    China Perspectives

  • Routledge Library Editions: Discourse Analysis

    By Various

    Discourse analysis is a wide ranging area of study that examines the features of language beyond the limits of a sentence — including vocal, written and sign language, along with any significant semiotic events. It has been employed from a number of interdisciplinary perspectives in an attempt to…

    Hardback – 2016-11-02
    Routledge
    RLE: Discourse Analysis

  • Focus, Coherence and Emphasis

    Edited by Paul Werth

    First published in 1984, this book examines a number of questions on the boundary of competence and performance — whose solutions have implications for linguistic theory in general. In particular, the form of grammatical statements, the relationship between various rules of grammar, the interaction…

    Hardback – 2016-11-02
    Routledge
    RLE: Discourse Analysis

  • Situations and Speech Acts

    Toward a Formal Semantics of Discourse

    Edited by David A. Evans

    First published in 1985, this book aims to develop an approach to speech acts that has the virtue of being straight-forward, explicit, formal and flexible enough to accommodate many of the more general problems of interactive verbal communication. The first chapter introduces situation semantics…

    Hardback – 2016-11-02
    Routledge
    RLE: Discourse Analysis

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