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  • Topicalization in Asian Englishes

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

    By Sven Leuckert

    This monograph is the first comprehensive analysis 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, i.e. the sentence-initial placement of…

    Hardback – 2019-02-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in World Englishes

  • A Systemic Functional Grammar of English

    A Simple Introduction, 1st Edition

    By David Banks

    Providing a simple – but not simplistic – introduction to the systemic functional grammar of English, this book serves as a launching pad for the beginning student and a review for the more seasoned linguist. With an introduction to systemic functional grammar (SFG) through lexicogrammar and the…

    Paperback – 2019-01-18 
    Routledge

  • Diachronic and Comparative Syntax

    1st Edition

    By Ian Roberts

    This book brings together for the first time a series of previously published papers featuring Ian Roberts’ pioneering work on diachronic and comparative syntax over the last thirty years in one comprehensive volume. Divided into two parts, the volume engages in recent key topics in empirical…

    Hardback – 2018-08-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Leading Linguists

  • Routledge Revivals: English Usage (1986)

    A Guide to First Principles, 1st Edition

    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 – 2018-08-08
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals: Language, Education and Society Series

  • Multilayer Corpus Studies

    1st Edition

    By Amir Zeldes

    This volume explores the opportunities afforded by the construction and evaluation of multilayer corpora, an emerging methodology within corpus linguistics that brings about multiple independent parallel analyses of the same linguistic phenomena, and how the interplay of these concurrent analyses…

    Hardback – 2018-07-04
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Corpus Linguistics

  • Partition and Quantity

    Numeral Classifiers, Measurement, and Partitive Constructions in Mandarin Chinese, 1st Edition

    By Jing Jin

    Partition and Quantity: Numeral Classifiers, Measurement, and Partitive Constructions in Mandarin Chinese presents an in-depth investigation into the semantic and syntactic properties of Chinese classifiers and conducts a comprehensive examination on the use of different quantity constructions in…

    Hardback – 2018-07-03
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Chinese Linguistics

  • Biolinguistic Investigations and the Formal Language Hierarchy

    1st Edition

    Edited by Juan Uriagereka

    This volume collects some of Juan Uriagereka’s previously published pieces and presentations on biolinguistics in recent years in one comprehensive volume. The book’s introduction lays the foundation for the field of biolinguistics, which looks to integrate concepts from the natural sciences in the…

    Hardback – 2018-06-08
    Routledge
    Routledge Leading Linguists

  • Routledge Revivals: An Outline of Anglo-Saxon Grammar (1936)

    Published as an Appendix to "An Anglo-Saxon Reader", 1st Edition

    By James W. Bright

    First published in 1936, this book is intended to provide an outline of Anglo-Saxon grammar for beginners, focusing on well-selected, succinctly stated rules rather than giving a detailed survey. It focuses on the West-Saxon dialect as this is best suited to beginners due to its uniformity in…

    Paperback – 2018-05-31
    Routledge

  • Focus, Coherence and Emphasis

    1st Edition

    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…

    Paperback – 2018-05-17
    Routledge
    RLE: Discourse Analysis

  • Situations and Speech Acts

    Toward a Formal Semantics of Discourse, 1st Edition

    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…

    Paperback – 2018-05-17
    Routledge
    RLE: Discourse Analysis

  • Acquiring conversational competence

    1st Edition

    By Elinor Ochs, Bambi B. Schieffelin

    First published in 1983, this book represents a substantial body of detailed research on children’s language and communication, and more generally on the nature of interactive spoken discourse. It looks at areas of competence often examined in young children’s speech have that have not been…

    Paperback – 2018-05-17
    Routledge
    RLE: Discourse Analysis

  • Common Discourse Particles in English Conversation

    1st Edition

    By Lawrence C. Schourup

    First published in 1985, this book studies several common items in English conversation known variously as ‘discourse particles’, ‘interjections’, ‘discourse markers’, and, more informally, ‘hesitations’ or ‘fillers’. While the analysis primarily focuses on ‘like’, ‘well’ and ‘you know’, the larger…

    Paperback – 2018-05-17
    Routledge
    RLE: Discourse Analysis

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