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  • Prosodic Studies

    Challenges and Prospects, 1st Edition

    Edited by Hongming Zhang, Youyong Qian

    Prosody is one of the core components of language and speech, indicating the information about syntax, turn-taking in conversation, types of utterance, such as questions or statements, as well as speakers' attitudes and feelings. This edited volume takes studies in prosody on Asian languages as…

    Hardback – 2019-09-24 
    Routledge Studies in Chinese Linguistics

  • 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…

    Paperback – 2019-05-30 
    Routledge Revivals: Language, Education and Society Series

  • 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 – 2019-05-02
    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 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 (SFG) 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 SFG through lexicogrammar and the concept of rankshift, this…

    Paperback – 2019-01-14

  • 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 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 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 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 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

  • 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
    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
    RLE: Discourse Analysis

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