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Optimality Theory
This is an introduction to Optimality Theory, whose central idea is that surface forms of language reflect resolutions of conflicts between competing... Les mer
The Linguistics of British Sign Language
This is the first detailed explanation of the way British Sign Language works and is the product of many years’ experience of research and teaching... Les mer
Indian Semantic Analysis
The Indian tradition of semantic elucidation known as nirvacana analysis represented a powerful hermeneutic tool in the exegesis and transmission of ... Les mer
The Korean Language
This book provides a detailed survey of the Korean language, covering its speakers, genetic affiliation, historical development, dialects, lexicon,... Les mer
Lexical Strata in English
In Lexical Strata in English, Heinz Giegerich investigates the way in which alternations in the sound patterns of words interact with the... Les mer
Creole Genesis and the Acquisition of Grammar
This study focuses on the cognitive processes involved in creole genesis - relexification, reanalysis and direct levelling - processes which the... Les mer
A Reference Grammar of Spoken Tamil
This is a reference grammar of the standard spoken variety of Tamil, a language with 65 million speakers in India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia and Singapore.... Les mer
The Amazonian Languages
The Amazon Basin is arguably both one of the least-known and the most complex linguistic regions in the world. It is the home of some 300 languages... Les mer
The Cambridge History of the English Language
This volume deals with the history of the English language from 1776 to 1997. An extensive introduction details the changing socio-historical setting... Les mer
When first published in 1980, Dialectology broke new ground by integrating urban dialectology (sociolinguistics), dialect geography and spatial... Les mer
Shifting Languages
Indonesian is the national language of a vast, plural nation state, the world’s fourth-largest country with a population of over 200 million.... Les mer
Approaches to the Evolution of Language
This is one of the first systematic attempts to bring language within the neo-Darwinian framework of modern evolutionary theory, without abandoning... Les mer
Shifting Languages
Indonesian is the national language of a vast, plural nation state, the world’s fourth-largest country with a population of over 200 million.... Les mer
Slavic Prosody
In Slavic Prosody Professor Bethin gives a coherent account of the Slavic languages at the time of their differentiation and relates these... Les mer
The Dynamics of Focus Structure
In this book, Nomi Erteschik-Shir develops a new theory of focus structure, integrating insights from syntax, semantics, phonology and pragmatics.... Les mer
Phonological Representations
Rewriting rules, derivations and underlying representations is an enduring characteristic of generative phonology. In this book, John Coleman argues... Les mer
Syntax: A Minimalist Introduction
Syntax provides a concise, readable introduction to contemporary work in syntactic theory, particularly to key concepts of Chomsky\'s minimalist... Les mer
Describing Morphosyntax
Current estimates are that around 3,000 of the 6,000 languages now spoken may become extinct during the next century. Some 4,000 of these existing... Les mer
Syntactic Theory and the Structure of English
Andrew Radford’s textbook is written for students with little or no background in syntax, and introduces them to key concepts of Chomsky’s... Les mer
Historical Linguistics and Language Change
Language change happens in the spatio-temporal world. Historical linguistics is the craft linguists exercise upon its results, in order to tell... Les mer
In this new work, Bernd Heine claims that the structure of grammatical categories is predictable to a large extent once we know the range of possible... Les mer
The Raising of Predicates
One of the basic premises of the theory of syntax is that clause structures can be minimally identified as containing a verb phrase, playing the role... Les mer
This book is an introduction to syntactic theory and analysis which can be used for both introductory and advanced courses in theoretical syntax.... Les mer
A Notional Theory of Syntactic Categories
This book presents an innovative theory of syntactic categories and the lexical classes they define. It revives the traditional idea that these are... Les mer