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Major Works: Language & Linguistics

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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. Meanings and Prototypes (RLE Linguistics B: Grammar)

    Studies in Linguistic Categorization

    Edited by S.L. Tsohatzidis

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Linguistics

    There are fewer distinctions in any language than there are distinct things in the universe. If, therefore, languages are ways of representing the universe, a primary function of their elements must be to allow the much more varied kinds of elements out of which the universe is made to be...

    Published November 20th 2013 by Routledge

  4. The Pragmatics of Style (RLE Linguistics B: Grammar)

    Edited by Leo Hickey

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Linguistics

    In the general area of style study or stylistics there is no shortage of ideas, definitions or published works. It is hoped, in the present volume, to contribute to the prosperity of the discipline mainly by clarifying and exemplifying how pragmatic considerations may be relevant to any study of...

    Published November 20th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Semantic Structures (RLE Linguistics B: Grammar)

    Advances in Natural Language Processing

    Edited by David L. Waltz

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Linguistics

    Natural language understanding is central to the goals of artificial intelligence. Any truly intelligent machine must be capable of carrying on a conversation: dialogue, particularly clarification dialogue, is essential if we are to avoid disasters caused by the misunderstanding of the intelligent...

    Published November 20th 2013 by Routledge

  6. A Situated Theory of Agreement (RLE Linguistics B: Grammar)

    By Michael Barlow

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Linguistics

    Typical cases of agreement are easy to identify, but where the boundaries of agreement lie depend on what aspects of the agreement relation are considered to be defining properties. It is a short step from viewing agreement in the traditional way, as a matching of features, to defining agreement as...

    Published November 20th 2013 by Routledge

  7. The Semantics of the Modal Auxiliaries (RLE Linguistics B: Grammar)

    By Jennifer Coates

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Linguistics

    This book is a report of an investigation into the meanings of the modal auxiliaries in modern British English. The investigation took the form of a large-scale corpus-based project, looking at modal auxiliaries in both written and spoken language, and taking into account stylistic variation. The...

    Published November 20th 2013 by Routledge

  8. The Semantics of Determiners (RLE Linguistics B: Grammar)

    Edited by Johan Van Der Auwera

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Linguistics

    This book is a collection of linguistic and philosophical papers dealing with the semantic problems of determiners. The language under investigation is mostly English, although a few papers deal with French and German, and, to a lesser extent, with Dutch, Polish, Russian and Hebrew. The majority of...

    Published November 20th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Production and Comprehension of Utterances (RLE Linguistics B: Grammar)

    Edited by I.M. Schlesinger

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Linguistics

    In this volume, the author reviews the results of research on language performance and proposes a model of production and comprehension. Although recent developments in linguistics are taken into account, consideration of other requirements of a performance model leads to the conclusion that the...

    Published November 20th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Studies in Discourse Analysis (RLE Linguistics B: Grammar)

    Edited by Malcolm Coulthard, Martin Montgomery

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Linguistics

    The book explores ways in which the formal methods of linguistics can cast light on the structure of verbal interaction, and in particular considers how successive utterances cohere together in continuous spoken discourse. Beginning with an earlier model of discourse analysis elaborated to deal...

    Published November 20th 2013 by Routledge