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  1. Routledge Library Editions: Linguistics Mini-set E: Indo-European Linguistics

    Edited by Various

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Linguistics

    RLE: Linguistics Mini-set E focuses on Indo-European Linguistics, and features a range of important works by leading international linguists. These classic titles include On Complementation in Icelandic, German Pronunciation and Phonology, The Irish Language and Reduced Constructions...

    Published November 20th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Routledge Library Editions: Linguistics Mini-set F: World Languages

    Edited by Various

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Linguistics

    RLE: Linguistics Mini-set F gathers together a collection of out of print titles on World Languages. These essential works, all from key international linguists, include Australian Aborginal Grammar, The Northwest Caucasian Languages and Plains Cree Morphosyntax....

    Published November 20th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Accessing Noun-Phrase Antecedents (RLE Linguistics B: Grammar)

    By Mira Ariel

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Linguistics

    Accessing Noun-Phrase Antecedents offers a radical shift in the analysis of discourse anaphora, from a purely pragmatic account to a cognitive account, in terms of processing procedures. Mira Ariel defines referring expressions as markers signalling the degree of Accessibility in memory of the...

    Published November 20th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Basic Word Order (RLE Linguistics B: Grammar)

    Functional Principles

    By Russell S Tomlin

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Linguistics

    This book examines the frequencies of the six possible basic word (or constituent) orders (SOV, SVO, VSO, VOS, OSV, OVS) provides a typologically grounded explanation for those frequencies in terms of three independent, functional principles of linguistic organization. From a database of nearly...

    Published November 20th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Categorial Grammars (RLE Linguistics B: Grammar)

    By Mary McGee Wood

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Linguistics

    In the last few years categorial grammars have been the focus of dramatically expanded interest and activity, both theoretical and computational. This book, the first introduction to categorical grammars, is written as an objective critical assessment. Categorial grammars offer a radical...

    Published November 20th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Categorial Morphology (RLE Linguistics B: Grammar)

    By Jack Hoeksema

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Linguistics

    This book presents an account of certain problems of morphological analysis that occurs within a theoretical framework that derives its inspiration from recent studies of the lexicon in generative grammar. The starting point is the controversy about the proper analysis of synthetic compounds. Are...

    Published November 20th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Existential Sentences (RLE Linguistics B: Grammar)

    Their Structure and Meaning

    By Michael Lumsden

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Linguistics

    What is the relationship between the structure of existential sentences and their meaning? How do hearers interpret existential sentences using pragmatic assumptions? This study attempts to account for the relationship between the structure of existential sentences (ES) and their meaning. The study...

    Published November 20th 2013 by Routledge

  8. The Formal Grammar of Switch-Reference (RLE Linguistics B: Grammar)

    By Daniel L Finer

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Linguistics

    This book studies the syntax of switch-reference and its implications for the theory of grammar. Switch-reference, found in many genetically and geographically diverse languages, is a phenomenon whereby referential identity between subjects of hierarchically adjacent clauses is encoded by the...

    Published November 20th 2013 by Routledge

  9. The Foundations of Linguistic Theory (RLE Linguistics B: Grammar)

    Selected Writings of Roy Harris

    Edited by Nigel Love

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Linguistics

    For Roy Harris, the fundamental problem about linguistics is that it has been led astray by the fact that we are capable intellectually of ‘decontextualising’ our own verbal behaviour. A whole interlocking system of doctrines about forms, meanings and communication has arisen designed to support...

    Published November 20th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Generative Grammar and Linguistic Competence (RLE Linguistics B: Grammar)

    By P.H. Matthews

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Linguistics

    According to Chomsky, to learn a language is to develop a grammar for it – a generative grammar which assigns a definite structure and a definite meaning to each of a definite set of sentences. This forms the speaker’s linguistic competence, which represents a distinct faculty of the mind, called...

    Published November 20th 2013 by Routledge