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On Complementation in Icelandic

On Complementation in Icelandic

1st Edition

Hoskuldur Thrainsson
November 25, 2016

This study deals with the complementation of verbs in Icelandic. The main emphasis is on clausal complements of verbs and the syntactic rules that operate in and on such complements. This study is written with two kinds of readers in mind. First, it is written for the theoretical linguist who is...

Judeo-Romance Linguistics (RLE Linguistics E: Indo-European Linguistics): A Bibliography (Latin, Italo-, Gallo-, Ibero-, and Rhaeto-Romance except Castilian)

Judeo-Romance Linguistics (RLE Linguistics E: Indo-European Linguistics): A Bibliography (Latin, Italo-, Gallo-, Ibero-, and Rhaeto-Romance except Castilian)

1st Edition

Paul Wexler
May 20, 2016

A separate bibliographic treatment of the Judeo-Romance languages should facilitate a deeper appreciation of the contributions that they may make to Romance linguistics in general. Up until now, Judeo-Romance topics have scarcely been canvassed in Romance linguistic bibliographies. It is hoped that...

Object and Absolutive in Halkomelem Salish

Object and Absolutive in Halkomelem Salish

1st Edition

Donna B. Gerdts
May 20, 2016

This book treats aspects of the syntax of Halkomelem, a Salish language spoken in southwestern British Columbia, specifically those constructions which involve objects, and seeks to accomplish two goals. First, it provides natural language fodder for the debate concerning the nature of grammatical...

Weakening Processes in the History of Spanish Consonants (RLE Linguistics E: Indo-European Linguistics)

Weakening Processes in the History of Spanish Consonants (RLE Linguistics E: Indo-European Linguistics)

1st Edition

Ray Harris-Northall
May 20, 2016

Raymond Harris-Northall uses the distinctive features of generative phonology to present synchronic and diachronic rules, but exploits the evidence of the history of the Spanish sound system to show that the ‘simplicity’ required by the generativists often obscures rather than illuminates the way...

Dialogue and Discourse (RLE Linguistics C: Applied Linguistics): A Sociolinguistic Approach to Modern Drama Dialogue and Naturally Occurring Conversation

Dialogue and Discourse (RLE Linguistics C: Applied Linguistics): A Sociolinguistic Approach to Modern Drama Dialogue and Naturally Occurring Conversation

1st Edition

Deirdre Burton
May 17, 2016

This book is based on a close study of modern drama texts. In the first section – Dialogue – it studies specific drama texts. Drama has been neglected by linguistic studies of literature, and this book develops a new area of literary-linguistic stylistics. It demonstrates how recent advances in the...

Accessing Noun-Phrase Antecedents

Accessing Noun-Phrase Antecedents

1st Edition

Mira Ariel
May 11, 2016

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...

A Linguistic Description and Computer Program for Children's Speech

A Linguistic Description and Computer Program for Children's Speech

1st Edition

Geoffrey J. Turner, Bernard A. Mohan
February 28, 2016

This book presents a framework for the linguistic analysis of speech and a computer program to process the results of this analysis. The model of description for the linguistic analysis is that known as ‘scale-and-category’ grammar. It is particularly suited for a study of how people use their...

Australian Aboriginal Grammar

Australian Aboriginal Grammar

1st Edition

Barry Blake
February 28, 2016

This study covers a number of topics that are prominent in the grammars of Australian Aboriginal languages, especially ergativity and manifestations of the hierarchy that runs from the speech-act participants down to inanimates. This hierarchy shows up in case marking, number marking and agreement,...

The Irish Language: An Annotated Bibliography of Sociolinguistic Publications 1772-1982

The Irish Language: An Annotated Bibliography of Sociolinguistic Publications 1772-1982

1st Edition

John Edwards
February 28, 2016

In compiling this bibliography, the main purpose was to assemble references to published material of a sociolinguistic nature concerning the Irish language. The intent was not to cover publications treating language per se, but rather to consider those dealing with language in its social context....

The Northwest Caucasian Languages: A Phonological Survey

The Northwest Caucasian Languages: A Phonological Survey

1st Edition

John Colarusso
February 28, 2016

Perhaps more than any other group of languages those of the Caucasus are famous for their enormous and difficult consonantal systems. It is by no means exceptional for one of these languages to have as many as 50 consonants, and of these languages those from the Northwest Caucasus have the largest...

Speaking With Style: The Sociolinguistics Skills of Children

Speaking With Style: The Sociolinguistics Skills of Children

1st Edition

Elaine Slosburg Andersen
February 01, 2016

In acquiring communicative competence, children must learn to speak not only grammatically but also appropriately. Although rules for appropriate language use may vary from culture to culture, they are usually sensitive across languages to many of the same factors, including the context and the...

Language Processing in Bilinguals: Psycholinguistic and Neuropsychological Perspectives

Language Processing in Bilinguals: Psycholinguistic and Neuropsychological Perspectives

1st Edition

Jyotsna Vaid
January 21, 2016

For decades, bilingualism has resisted definition. If bilingualism is defined as habitual, fluent, correct and accent-free use of two languages, few individuals would qualify as bilinguals. A more viable approach may be to concede that ‘bilingual’ can be seen instead as a range of points on a...

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