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  • 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

  • Acquiring Conversational Competence

    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…

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

  • Common Discourse Particles in English Conversation

    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…

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

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

    Published as an Appendix to "An Anglo-Saxon Reader"

    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…

    Hardback – 2016-11-01 
    Routledge

  • Modern Chinese Grammar

    A Clause-Pivot Theoretical 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 – 2016-10-31 
    Routledge
    China Perspectives
    Routledge Studies in Chinese Linguistics

  • Essentials of Grammatical Theory

    A Consensus View of Syntax and Morphology

    By D. J. Allerton

    The aim of this book, first published in 1979, is to provide a sound basic introduction to the study of grammar within linguistics. The work concentrates primarily on the core of grammatical theory rather than a single narrow theoretical viewpoint. After introductory chapters on the study of…

    Hardback – 2016-10-11 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Edition: Syntax

  • Thematic Theory in Syntax and Interpretation

    By Robin Clark

    In recent years, lexical argument structure, in the guise of thematic roles, has come to play an increasingly important part in syntactic theory. The first part of this book, first published in 1990, explores the interplay between thematic role assignment and movement processes, with particular…

    Hardback – 2016-10-11 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Edition: Syntax

  • Descriptive Syntax and the English Verb

    By David Kilby

    Intended for advanced students and researchers in linguistics, Descriptive Syntax and the English Verb, first published in 1984, focuses on the syntax of the English verb and notions of tense/aspect, transivity, passive, phrasal verb constructions, nominalisations and complement sentence types are…

    Hardback – 2016-10-11 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Edition: Syntax

  • The Syntax of Coordination

    By Robert R. van Oirsouw

    Coordination is a syntactic construction which occurs in most languages. In the past, it has been a fruitful area of research, but also a controversial one. Arguments from coordination have been used in support of transformations, and against phrase-structure rules, but also in support of…

    Hardback – 2016-10-11 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Edition: Syntax

  • Comparative Constructions in Spanish and French Syntax

    By Susan Price

    This study, first published in 1990, presents a comprehensive description of the comparative constructions of Spanish and French, and shows that the apparently numerous differences in their syntactic realisations can be accounted for by general constraints on the expression of comparison. There is…

    Hardback – 2016-10-11 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Edition: Syntax

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