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  • Antonymy

    A Corpus-Based Perspective

    By Steven Jones

    Antonymy is the technical name used to describe 'opposites', pairs of words such as rich/poor, love/hate and male/female. Antonyms are a ubiquitous part of everyday language, and this book provides a detailed, comprehensive account of the phenomenon.This book demonstrates how traditional linguistic…

    Paperback – 2016-01-31 
    Routledge Advances in Corpus Linguistics

  • The Routledge Handbook of Semantics

    Edited by Nick Riemer

    The Routledge Handbook of Semantics provides a broad and state-of-the-art survey of this field, covering semantic research at both word and sentence level. It presents a synoptic view of the most important areas of semantic investigation, including contemporary methodologies and debates, and…

    Hardback – 2015-08-17
    Routledge Handbooks in Linguistics

  • Definiteness and Indefiniteness

    A Study in Reference and Grammaticality Prediction

    By John A. Hawkins

    First published in 1988, this book is concerned with the definite and indefinite articles in English. It provides an integrated pragmatic-semantic theory of definite and indefinite reference, on the basis of which, many co-occurance restrictions between articles and non-modifiers are explained. At…

    Hardback – 2015-06-29
    Routledge Library Edition: The English Language

  • On the Semantics of Syntax

    Mood and Condition in English

    By Erian C. Davies

    First published in 1979, this book develops a grammatically orientated semantics (as opposed to a semantically orientated grammar) of mood and condition in English. It seeks to establish correspondences between areas of semantic organisation (‘planes’) and surface grammar, without reverting to an…

    Hardback – 2015-06-29
    Routledge Library Edition: The English Language

  • Language (Routledge Revivals)

    By Leonard Bloomfield

    First published in Great Britain in 1935, this Routledge Revival reissues one of the most influential works ever published in the field of linguistics. Leonard Bloomfield's Language is both a masterpiece of textbook writing and a classic of academic scholarship, which …

    Paperback – 2015-06-12

  • Negative Contexts

    Collocation, Polarity and Multiple Negation

    By Ton van der Wouden

    This research emphasizes semantic, syntactic and pragmatic considerations illustrating a wide array of linguistic approaches. Written from within the theoretical framework of Generalized Quantifiers, the three main areas considered are collocations, polarity items and multiple negations.…

    Paperback – 2015-06-09

  • The Elliptical Noun Phrase in English

    Structure and Use

    By Christine Günther

    This book presents a detailed analysis of structural as well as pragmatic aspects underlying the phenomenon of noun ellipsis in English. Here Günther examines the structure of elliptical noun phrases to account for the conditions on noun ellipsis and those on one-insertion, with special emphasis on…

    Paperback – 2015-06-08
    Routledge Studies in Germanic Linguistics

  • Typological Studies

    Word Order and Relative Clauses

    By Guglielmo Cinque

    In this book, Cinque takes a generative perspective on typological questions relating to word order and to the syntax of relative clauses. In particular, Cinque looks at: the position of the Head vis à vis the relative clause in relation to the position of the verb vis à vis his object; a general…

    Paperback – 2015-06-08
    Routledge Leading Linguists

  • Naming and Reference

    The Link of Word to Object

    By R.J. Nelson

    First published in 1992. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.…

    Paperback – 2015-04-27

  • On Shell Structure

    By Richard K. Larson

    This volume collects together core papers by Richard K. Larson developing what has since come to be known as the "VP Shell" or "Split VP" analysis of sentential structure. The volume includes five previously published papers together with two major unpublished works from the same period: "Light…

    Hardback – 2014-02-21
    Routledge Leading Linguists

  • Pronouns, Presuppositions, and Hierarchies

    The Work of Eloise Jelinek in Context

    Edited by Andrew Carnie, Heidi Harley

    Eloise Jelinek was a leading authority on syntactic and semantic theory, information structure, and several Native American languages (including Lummi, Yaqui, and Navajo). She was one of the very first generative linguists who brought the theoretical implications of the properties of typologically…

    Hardback – 2014-02-20
    Routledge Leading Linguists

  • Metaphor and the Dynamics of Knowledge

    By Sabine Maasen, Peter Weingart

    This book opens up a new route to the study of knowledge dynamics and the sociology of knowledge. The focus is on the role of metaphors as powerful catalysts, and the book dissects their role in the construction of theories of knowledge. It is of vital interest to social and cognitive scientists…

    Paperback – 2013-12-16
    Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

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