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  • The Diachrony of Verb Meaning

    Aspect and Argument Structure

    By Elly van Gelderen

    This innovative volume offers a comprehensive account of the study of language change in verb meaning in the history of the English language. Integrating both the author’s previous body of work and new research, the book explores the complex dynamic between linguistic structures, morphosyntactic…

    Hardback – 2018-01-26 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Historical Linguistics

  • Aspects of Grammatical Architecture

    By Alain Rouveret

    This volume collects thirteen of the author’s previously published papers from the last 25 years which explore various aspects of grammatical architecture from a minimalist perspective. The book examines the structural architectures of phrases and clauses, clitics, and derivations, and draws on…

    Hardback – 2018-01-08 
    Routledge
    Routledge Leading Linguists

  • What is this thing called Philosophy of Language?

    2nd Edition

    By Gary Kemp

    Philosophy of language explores some of the most abstract yet most fundamental questions in philosophy. The ideas of some of the subject's great founding figures, such as Gottlob Frege, Ludwig Wittgenstein and Bertrand Russell, as well as of more recent figures such as Saul Kripke and Hilary Putnam…

    Paperback – 2017-12-12 
    Routledge
    What is this thing called?

  • Formal Grammar

    Theory and Variation across English and Norwegian

    By Terje Lohndal

    This volume draws together fourteen previously published papers which explore the nature of mental grammar through a formal, generative approach. The book begins by outlining the development of formal grammar in the last fifty years, with a particular focus on the work of Noam Chomsky, and moves…

    Hardback – 2017-10-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Leading Linguists

  • Conceptual Conflicts in Metaphors and Figurative Language

    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

  • Tense in English

    Its Structure and Use in Discourse

    By Renaat Declerck

    First published in 1991, this book looks at tense in English, one of the most controversial areas of grammar. Prior to the book’s original publication, the problems and interest in the subject led to an impressive number of books and articles. Yet, despite the amount of work produced, nothing…

    Paperback – 2017-02-02
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: The English Language

  • On the Semantics of Syntax

    Mood and Condition in English

    By Eirian 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…

    Paperback – 2017-02-02
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: The English Language

  • Foundations of Speech Act Theory

    Philosophical and Linguistic Perspectives

    Edited by S.L. Tsohatzidis

    Foundations of Speech Act Theory investigates the importance of speech act theory to the problem of meaning in linguistics and philosophy. The papers in this volume, written by respected philosophers and linguists, significantly advance standards of debate in this area. Beginning with a detailed…

    Paperback – 2016-11-25
    Routledge

  • Understanding Language Change

    By Kate Burridge, Alexander Bergs

    The Understanding Language series provides approachable, yet authoritative, introductions to all the major topics in linguistics. Ideal for students with little or no prior knowledge of linguistics, each book carefully explains the basics, emphasising understanding of the essential notions rather…

    Paperback – 2016-11-04
    Routledge
    Understanding Language

  • Routledge Library Editions: Discourse Analysis

    By Various

    Discourse analysis is a wide ranging area of study that examines the features of language beyond the limits of a sentence — including vocal, written and sign language, along with any significant semiotic events. It has been employed from a number of interdisciplinary perspectives in an attempt to…

    Hardback – 2016-11-02
    Routledge
    RLE: Discourse Analysis

  • Discourse Pragmatics and the Verb

    The Evidence from Romance

    Edited by Suzanne Fleischman, Linda R. Waugh

    First published in 1990, this collection investigates grammatical categories associated with the verb as they are used by speakers and writers in real discourses and texts. Focusing on tense, aspect, mood, and voice in French, Spanish, and Italian, each chapter underscores the importance of context…

    Hardback – 2016-11-02
    Routledge
    RLE: Discourse Analysis

  • A Formal Approach to Discourse Anaphora

    Edited by Bonnie Lynn Webber

    First published in 1979, this book starts from the perspective that dealing with anaphoric language can be decomposed into two complementary tasks: 1. identifying what a text potentially makes available for anaphoric reference and 2. constraining the candidate set of a given anaphoric expression…

    Hardback – 2016-11-02
    Routledge
    RLE: Discourse Analysis

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