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  1. Manifestations of Genericity

    By Yael Greenberg

    Series: Outstanding Dissertations in Linguistics

    In this book, Yael Greenberg discusses and clarifies a number of controversial issues and phenomena in the generic literature, including the existence of "episodic genericity," existential presuppositions, and contextual restrictions of generics. ...

    Published December 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  2. Existential Faithfullness

    A Study of Reduplicative TETU, Feature Movement and Dissimulation

    By Caro Struijke

    Edited by Laurence Horn

    Series: Outstanding Dissertations in Linguistics

    First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published September 10th 2014 by Routledge

  3. The Syntax of Negation and the Licensing of Negative Polarity Items in Hindi

    By Rajesh Kumar

    Series: Outstanding Dissertations in Linguistics

    This books studies syntax of NPIs and their interaction with sentential negatives in Hindi. It outlines the clause structure of Hindi and locates the syntactic position of sentential negatives as well as constituent negatives within the structure. It is argued that sentential negative in Hindi...

    Published August 11th 2014 by Routledge

  4. The Phonetics and Phonology of Gutturals

    A Case Study from Ju|'hoansi

    By Amanda Miller-Ockhuizen

    Series: Outstanding Dissertations in Linguistics

    This book is the first detailed investigation and description of phonotactic sound patterns affecting Khoesan click consonant inventories. It also includes the first quantitative study of phonation types in Khoesan languages, and the first study of phonation types associated with pharyngeal...

    Published March 12th 2014 by Routledge

  5. True to Form

    Rising and Falling Declaratives as Questions in English

    By Christine Gunlogson

    Series: Outstanding Dissertations in Linguistics

    This book is concerned with the meaning and use of two kinds of declarative sentences:1) It's raining?2) It's raining.The difference between (1) and (2) is intonational: (1) has a final rise--indicated by the question mark--while (2) ends with a fall.Christine Gunlogson's central claim is that the...

    Published February 12th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Lenition and Contrast

    The Functional Consequences of Certain Phonetically Conditioned Sound Changes

    By Naomi Gurevich

    Series: Outstanding Dissertations in Linguistics

    This book analyzes 153 languages from a large variety of families to establish a previously unexplored relationship between phonetically conditioned sound changes such as lenitions and functional (meaning maintenance related) considerations. Carefully collecting numerous inventories of consonants,...

    Published January 13th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Causes and Consequences of Word Structure

    By Jennifer Hay

    Series: Outstanding Dissertations in Linguistics

    First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published December 10th 2013 by Routledge

  8. The Typology of Parts of Speech Systems

    The Markedness of Adjectives

    By David Beck

    Series: Outstanding Dissertations in Linguistics

    First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published September 2nd 2013 by Routledge

  9. Vietnamese Tone

    A New Analysis

    By Andrea Hoa Pham

    Edited by Laurence Horn

    Series: Outstanding Dissertations in Linguistics

    This new book offers research that will affect further study of tone in Vietnamese and other tonal languages....

    Published September 2nd 2013 by Routledge

  10. Telicity and Durativity

    A Study of Aspect in Dëne Suliné (Chipewyan) and German

    By Andrea Luise Wilhelm

    Series: Outstanding Dissertations in Linguistics

    This book studies the linguistic representation of events by examining the relevance of two salient event characteristics-- telicity and durativity-- to the grammatical system of natural language. The study of events, and of event characteristics, is an important testing ground for theories on the...

    Published April 30th 2013 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Phonological Augmentation in Prominent Positions
    By Jennifer L. Smith
    To Be Published January 4th 2015

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