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  • Topics in the Syntax and Semantics of Infinitives and Gerunds

    1st Edition

    By Gennaro Chierchia

    This title, first published in 1988, is an inquiry into the nature of predication in natural language. The study is based on the hypothesis that infinitives and gerunds are not clausal or propositional constructions and attempts to provide support for such a hypothesis, whilst also drawing from…

    Paperback – 2018-03-27
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  • Theory of Complementation in English Syntax

    1st Edition

    By Joan Bresnan

    The subject of this study, first published in 1979, is the role of the complementizer in English syntax and its implications for syntactic theory. It is argued that the familiar transformational treatment of complementizers is inadequate, and that they must be specified in deep structure by means…

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  • On Syntax of Negation

    1st Edition

    By Itziar Laka

    The central concern of this title, first published in 1994, is the syntactic nature of negation in Universal Grammar, and its relation to other functional elements in the Syntax. The study argues that negation is not a syntactic category on its own; rather, it is one of the values of a more…

    Paperback – 2018-03-27
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  • Some Syntactic Rules in Mohawk

    1st Edition

    By Paul Martin Postal

    The aim of this syntactic study, first published in 1979, is to formulate part of a generative grammar of Mohawk. A generative grammar is a finite set of explicit rules which enumerate the sentences of the language and which automatically assign to each sentence its correct grammatical analysis or…

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  • Interaction of Morphology and Syntax in American Sign Language

    1st Edition

    By Carol A. Padden

    This study, first published in 1988, examines cases of interaction of morphology and syntax in American Sign Language and proposes that clause structure and syntactic phenomena are not defined in terms of verb agreement or sign order, but in terms of grammatical relations. Using the framework of…

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  • Reflexivization

    A Study in Universal Syntax, 1st Edition

    By Leonard M. Faltz

    This title, first published in 1985, is the result of a cross-linguistic, comparative study of reflexives, with a major role played by syntactic conditions on reflexivization rules. The basic definitions outlined in the book lead to a discussion of morphological types, discussions about syntax, and…

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  • Mojave Syntax

    1st Edition

    By Pamela Munro

    In this study the author not only comments on some of the important processes in the syntax of the Mojave language but also provides the reader with an introduction to a language whose grammar had, previous to the titles publication in 1976, never been described. This title will be of interest to…

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  • Syntactic Issues in the English Imperative

    1st Edition

    By Eric Potsdam

    This study, first published in 1998, provides a close investigation of central syntactic issues in the English imperative clause type. It argues that the imperative has largely regular syntactic behaviour within a conventional conception of English clause structure. This title will be of interest…

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  • German Temporal Semantics

    Three-Dimensional Tense Logic and a GPSG Fragment, 1st Edition

    By John A. Nerbonne

    First published in 1985, this book analyses temporal meaning in German. The framework is that of a model-theoretic semantics, more specifically one incorporating a multi-dimensional tense logic. The first chapter presents this logic and argues that three dimensions are optimal for the description…

    Paperback – 2018-02-27
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    Routledge Library Editions: Semantics and Semiology

  • The Semantics and Pragmatics of Preposing

    1st Edition

    By Gregory L. Ward

    First published in 1988, this book examines the aspects of pragmatic competence involving the class of preposing constructions in English. By limiting the scope of investigation to particular grammatical categories, the author argues previous studies have failed to capture significant pragmatic…

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  • Anaphora and Semantic Interpretation

    1st Edition

    By Tanya Reinhart

    First published in 1983, this book examines anaphora — a central issue in linguistic theory as it lies at the crossroads of several major problems. On the one hand it is believed that the same conditions that govern the interpretation of anaphora also govern syntactic movement rules but on the…

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  • Word Meaning and Belief

    1st Edition

    By S.G. Pulman

    First published in 1983, the aim of this book is to diagnose linguists’ failure to advance satisfactory theories of lexical meaning, then to propose the requirements that such a theory should meet and, drawing on work in philosophy and psychology, to take the first steps towards satisfying these…

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