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  • The Meaning of Topic and Focus

    The 59th Street Bridge Accent, 1st Edition

    By Daniel Büring

    This study provides an illuminating and ground-breaking account of the complex interaction of intonational phenomena, semantics and pragmatics. Based on examples from German and English, and centred on an analysis of the fall-rise intonation contour, a semantic interpretation for two different…

    Paperback – 2016-04-24
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Germanic Linguistics

  • A Linguistic Description and Computer Program for Children's Speech

    1st Edition

    By Geoffrey J. Turner, Bernard A. Mohan

    This book presents a framework for the linguistic analysis of speech and a computer program to process the results of this analysis. The model of description for the linguistic analysis is that known as ‘scale-and-category’ grammar. It is particularly suited for a study of how people use their…

    Paperback – 2016-02-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Linguistics

  • Australian Aboriginal Grammar

    1st Edition

    By Barry Blake

    This study covers a number of topics that are prominent in the grammars of Australian Aboriginal languages, especially ergativity and manifestations of the hierarchy that runs from the speech-act participants down to inanimates. This hierarchy shows up in case marking, number marking and agreement,…

    Paperback – 2016-02-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Linguistics

  • The Irish Language

    An Annotated Bibliography of Sociolinguistic Publications 1772-1982, 1st Edition

    By John Edwards

    In compiling this bibliography, the main purpose was to assemble references to published material of a sociolinguistic nature concerning the Irish language. The intent was not to cover publications treating language per se, but rather to consider those dealing with language in its social context.…

    Paperback – 2016-02-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Linguistics

  • The Northwest Caucasian Languages

    A Phonological Survey, 1st Edition

    By John Colarusso

    Perhaps more than any other group of languages those of the Caucasus are famous for their enormous and difficult consonantal systems. It is by no means exceptional for one of these languages to have as many as 50 consonants, and of these languages those from the Northwest Caucasus have the largest…

    Paperback – 2016-02-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Linguistics

  • Nominalizations

    1st Edition

    By Maria Koptjevskaja-Tamm

    Based on extensive and diverse material from 70 languages, and covering a range of previously undiscussed problems, this book provides a thorough analysis of how nominalization types interact with other structural features. It focuses on action nominal constructions, and in particular, the…

    Paperback – 2016-02-28
    Routledge

  • Speaking With Style

    The Sociolinguistics Skills of Children, 1st Edition

    By Elaine Slosburg Andersen

    In acquiring communicative competence, children must learn to speak not only grammatically but also appropriately. Although rules for appropriate language use may vary from culture to culture, they are usually sensitive across languages to many of the same factors, including the context and the…

    Paperback – 2016-02-01
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Linguistics

  • Language Processing in Bilinguals

    Psycholinguistic and Neuropsychological Perspectives, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jyotsna Vaid

    For decades, bilingualism has resisted definition. If bilingualism is defined as habitual, fluent, correct and accent-free use of two languages, few individuals would qualify as bilinguals. A more viable approach may be to concede that ‘bilingual’ can be seen instead as a range of points on a…

    Paperback – 2016-01-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Linguistics

  • Basic Word Order (RLE Linguistics B: Grammar)

    Functional Principles, 1st Edition

    By Russell S Tomlin

    This book examines the frequencies of the six possible basic word (or constituent) orders (SOV, SVO, VSO, VOS, OSV, OVS) provides a typologically grounded explanation for those frequencies in terms of three independent, functional principles of linguistic organization. From a database of nearly…

    Paperback – 2016-01-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Linguistics

  • An Elementary Grammar of Old Icelandic

    1st Edition

    By Helen MacMillan Buckhurst

    The first available Elementary Grammar of Old Icelandic in the English language, this book is primarily intended for the beginner. To this end, the greater part of the space is devoted to a detailed treatment of the inflexions and of such points of syntax as are likely to cause difficulties.…

    Paperback – 2016-01-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Linguistics

  • The Correct Language: Tojolabal

    1st Edition

    By Louanna Furbee-Losee

    Definitions of language cluster around two non-contradictory views: one that language is a shared code, a social entity, and the other that language is the knowledge that enables a native speaker to produce and understand speech. In examining the language and culture of the Tojolabal (Mayan)…

    Paperback – 2016-01-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Linguistics

  • Reduced Constructions in Spanish

    1st Edition

    By John C. Moore

    This book discusses a class of Reduced Constructions which exhibit both mono- and bi-clausal characteristics. In Spanish, as well as other Romance languages, the most salient mono-clausal characteristic is the possibility of clitic climbing, i.e. the possibility of an object clitic attaching to a…

    Paperback – 2016-01-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Linguistics

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