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Major Works: Grammar, Syntax & Linguistic Structure

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  1. The Pseudo-Cleft Construction in English

    By F. R. Higgins

    Series: Routledge Library Edition: The English Language

    This work, first published in 1979, was a doctoral dissertation submitted to the Department of Foreign Literatures and Linguistics of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on June 22nd 1973. The ostensible central topic of this essay is a construction which is generally known as the "...

    Published June 29th 2015 by Routledge

  2. The Grammar of English Reflexives

    By Michael Helke

    Series: Routledge Library Edition: The English Language

    This work, first published in 1979, was a doctoral dissertation submitted to the Department of Foreign Literatures and Linguistics of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1970. The first chapter of this thesis concerns the supposed complementarity of reflexives and ordinary anaphoric...

    Published June 29th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Subject and Object in Modern English

    By Barbara H Partee

    Series: Routledge Library Edition: The English Language

    Subject and Object in Modern English, first published in 1979, deals with subjects in the English language (one of the two main constituents of a clause), first comparing two possible notions of derived subject and then re-examining some derived subjects which had been assumed to be underlying...

    Published June 29th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Pattern in English

    A Fresh Approach to Grammar

    By W. H. Mittins

    Series: Routledge Library Edition: The English Language

    This book, first published in 1950, is a collection of what the author felt to be the minimum of English grammar relevant to efficient communication in language. The scope of this title was determined by collecting from children’s writings examples of common faults and weaknesses, and it is through...

    Published June 29th 2015 by Routledge

  5. An Historic Tongue

    Studies in English Linguistics in Memory of Barbara Strang

    Edited by Graham Nixon, John Honey

    Series: Routledge Library Edition: The English Language

    This volume, first published in 1988, represents in its papers the wide-ranging yet coherent linguistic interests of the late Barbara Strang (1925-1982). For her, the history of English and its current state were two sides of the same coin, and the principle theme of this collection is that neither...

    Published June 29th 2015 by Routledge

  6. An Advanced English Syntax

    Based on the Principles and Requirements of the Grammatical Society

    By C. T. Onions

    Series: Routledge Library Edition: The English Language

    This book, first published in 1970, is the reissue of the sixth edition of C. T. Onions’ standard introductory text-book, based on the principles and requirements of the Grammatical Society. The Introduction is designed to provide a full scheme of sentence analysis. The rest of the book is arranged...

    Published June 29th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Questions of Intonation

    By Gillian Brown, Karen L. Currie, Joanne Kenworthy

    Series: Routledge Library Edition: The English Language

    First published in 1980, this book questions many of the assumptions that have accumulated around the subject of intonation as it occurs in spontaneous speech, as well as texts read aloud. The book suggests alternative ways of examining the subject and primarily uses data derived from Edinburgh...

    Published June 29th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Anaphoric Relations in English and French

    A Discourse Perspective

    By Francis Cornish

    Series: Routledge Library Edition: The English Language

    First published in 1986, this book focuses on Anaphoric relations in the English and French languages, a phenomenon that involves a complex interaction between grammar and discourse. Studies of anaphora taking a largely ‘textual’ approach to the subject have tended to underestimate the effect upon...

    Published June 29th 2015 by Routledge

  9. Studies in the Pronunciation of English

    A Commemorative Volume in Honour of A.C. Gimson

    Edited by Susan Ramsaran

    Series: Routledge Library Edition: The English Language

    First published in 1990, this collection celebrates the life and work of Professor A. C. Gimson, four years after his untimely death in 1985. A. C. Gimson, Professor of Phonetics at University College London, 1966-83, was the most distinguished and influential phonetician of his day concentrating...

    Published June 29th 2015 by Routledge

  10. Pronouns and Word Order in Old English

    With Particular Reference to the Indefinite Pronoun Man

    By Linda van Bergen

    Series: Routledge Library Edition: The English Language

    First published in 2003, this is a study of the syntactic behaviour of personal pronoun subjects and the indefinite pronoun man, in Old English. It focuses on differences in word order as compared to full noun phrases. In generative work on Old English, noun phrases have usually divided into two...

    Published June 29th 2015 by Routledge