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  • The Grammar of Chinese Characters

    Productive Knowledge of Formal Patterns in an Orthograhic 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 – 2019-05-06 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in East Asian Linguistics

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Aspects of Grammatical Architecture

    1st Edition

    By Alain Rouveret

    This volume collects eleven papers written between 1991 and 2016, some of them unpublished, which explore various aspects of the architecture of grammar in a minimalist perspective. The phenomena that are brought to bear on the architectural issue come from a range of languages, among them French,…

    Hardback – 2018-01-31
    Routledge
    Routledge Leading Linguists

  • Conceptual Conflicts in Metaphors and Figurative Language

    1st Edition

    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 – 2017-05-03
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Linguistics

  • Merge in the Mind-Brain

    Essays on Theoretical Linguistics and the Neuroscience of Language, 1st Edition

    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 – 2017-04-25
    Routledge
    Routledge Leading Linguists

  • Modern Chinese Grammar - a Clause-Pivot Approach

    1st Edition

    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
    Routledge Studies in Chinese Linguistics

  • Explorations in Maximizing Syntactic Minimization

    1st Edition

    By Samuel D. Epstein, Hisatsugu Kitahara, T. Daniel Seely

    This volume presents a series of papers written by Epstein, Kitahara and Seely, each of which explores fundamental linguistic questions and analytical mechanisms proposed in recent minimalist work, specifically concerning recent analyses by Noam Chomsky. The collection includes eight papers by…

    Hardback – 2015-04-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Leading Linguists

  • A Unification of Morphology and Syntax

    Investigations into Romance and Albanian Dialects, 1st Edition

    By M. Rita Manzini, Leonardo M. Savoia

    This highly original and innovative analysis focuses on the morphosyntax of dialects comprising Italy, Corsica and the Italian and Romansch-speaking areas of Switzerland. The empirical base used in the book includes a wealth of previously unknown or understudied data from a variety of Romansch…

    Paperback – 2015-04-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Leading Linguists

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