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New and Published Books

  1. Current Morphology

    By Andrew Carstairs-McCarthy

    This book aims to provide a thorough and wide-ranging introduction to approaches to morphology in linguistic theory over the last twenty years. This comprehensive survey concentrates not only on the generative linguistic mainstream, but on approaches that are less fashionable or relatively unknown...

    Published May 8th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Explorations in Maximizing Syntactic Minimization

    By Samuel D. Epstein, Hisatsugu Kitahara, T. Daniel Seely

    Series: Routledge Leading Linguists

    This volume presents a series of papers written by Epstein, Kitahara and Seely, each of which explores fundamental linguistic questions and analytical mechanisms proposed in recent minimalist work, specifically concerning recent analyses by Noam Chomsky. The collection includes eight papers by...

    Published April 27th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Functional Categories and Parametric Variation

    By Jamal Ouhalla

    This book explores the idea that functional categories are the flesh and blood of grammar'. From within the context of the Principles and Parameters framework put forward by Chomsky and others, Jamal Ouhalla develops the argument that much of what we understand by the term grammar and grammatical...

    Published April 27th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Language Isolates

    Edited by Stefan Georg

    Series: Critical Concepts in Linguistics

    This new four-volume collection from Routledge brings together the major works of scholarship concerned with the ‘language isolates’ of the world. ‘Isolated’ languages are languages without any known relatives, languages which are not demonstrably part of any ‘language family’, with Etruscan,...

    Published April 20th 2015 by Routledge

  5. A Unification of Morphology and Syntax

    Investigations into Romance and Albanian Dialects

    By M. Rita Manzini, Leonardo M. Savoia

    This highly original and innovative analysis focuses on the morphosyntax of dialects comprising Italy, Corsica and the Italian and Romansch-speaking areas of Switzerland. The empirical base used in the book includes a wealth of previously unknown or understudied data from a variety of Romansch...

    Published April 7th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Case, Argument Structure, and Word Order

    By Shigeru Miyagawa

    Series: Routledge Leading Linguists

    Over the years, a major strand of Miyagawa's research has been to study how syntax, case marking, and argument structure interact. In particular, Miyagawa's work addresses the nature of the relationship between syntax and argument structure, and how case marking and other phenomena help to...

    Published February 27th 2015 by Routledge

  7. English Studies in Transition

    Papers from the Inaugural Conference of the European Society for the Study of English

    Edited by Piero Boitani, Robert Clark

    Bringing together twenty-five contributors from all over Europe, this volume represents the vitality and diversity of the current transcultural European dialogue on English studies. Topics addressed include: * the nature of the canon * the poetics of language * the representation of women and the...

    Published December 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  8. The Rhetoric of the Right

    Language Change and the Spread of the Market

    By David George

    Series: Routledge Studies in the History of Economics

    This study seeks to demonstrate the subtle ways in which changes in the language associated with economic issues are reflective of a gradual but quantifiable conservative ideological shift. In this rigorous analysis, David George uses as his data a century of word usage within The New York Times,...

    Published August 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  9. Applied Linguists Needed

    Cross-disciplinary Networking in Endangered Language Contexts

    Edited by Lida Cope

    It is a fact that the world’s languages are dying at an alarming rate. This comprehensive volume aspires to raise awareness among applied linguists and language practitioners about the needs and concerns of endangered language communities. It suggests that the way forward lies in building language...

    Published June 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  10. Regimes of Derivation in Syntax and Morphology

    By Edwin Williams

    Series: Routledge Leading Linguists

    Regimes of Derivation in Syntax and Morphology presents a theory of the architecture of the human linguistic system that differs from all current theories on four key points. First, the theory rests on a modular separation of word syntax from phrasal syntax, where word syntax corresponds roughly to...

    Published April 22nd 2014 by Routledge