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A History of English Negation

A History of English Negation

1st Edition

Gabriella Mazzon
March 11, 2004

Negation is one of the main functions in human communication.A History of English Negation is the first book to analyse English negation over the whole of its documented history, using a wide database and accessible terminology. After an introductory chapter, the book analyses evidence from the...

Psycholinguistics: Language, Mind and World

Psycholinguistics: Language, Mind and World

2nd Edition

Danny D. Steinberg, Hiroshi Nagata, David P. Aline
March 20, 2001

How do we learn to produce and comprehend speech? How does language relate to thought?This second edition of the successful text Psycholinguistics- Language, Mind and World considers the psychology of language as it relates to learning, mind and brain as well as various aspects of society and...

Problems and Perspectives: Studies in the Modern French Language

Problems and Perspectives: Studies in the Modern French Language

1st Edition

Wendy Ayres-Bennett, Janice Carruthers, Rosalind Temple
December 29, 2000

Problems and Perspectives- Studies in the Modern French Language looks at a number of interesting or problematic areas in the phonology, morphology, syntax and lexis of the French language and encourages the reader to think critically about different ways of approaching, describing and explaining...

Linguistic Typology: Morphology and Syntax

Linguistic Typology: Morphology and Syntax

1st Edition

Jae Jung Song
August 11, 2000

Language typology is the study of the structural similarities between languages regardless of their history, to establish a classification or typology of languages. It is a core topic of historical linguistics and is studied on all traditional linguistics degree courses. In recent years there has...

Experimental Phonetics: An Introduction

Experimental Phonetics: An Introduction

1st Edition

Katrina Hayward
May 26, 2000

First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

The Acquisition of Syntax: Studies in Comparative Developmental Linguistics

The Acquisition of Syntax: Studies in Comparative Developmental Linguistics

1st Edition

Marc-Ariel Friedemann, Luigi Rizzi
October 18, 1999

This volume contains a collection of studies that survey recent research in developmental linguistics, illustrating the fruitful interaction between comparative syntax and language acquisition. The contributors each analyse a well defined range of acquisition data, aiming to derive them from...

History of Linguistics, Volume IV: Nineteenth-Century Linguistics

History of Linguistics, Volume IV: Nineteenth-Century Linguistics

1st Edition

Anna Morpurgo Davies, Giulio C. Lepschy
January 09, 1998

The History of Linguistics, to be published in five volumes, aims to provide the reader with an authoritative and comprehensive account of the attitudes to language prevailing in different civilizations and in different periods by examining the very varied development of linguistic thought in the...

History of Linguistics Vol III: Renaissance and Early Modern Linguistics

History of Linguistics Vol III: Renaissance and Early Modern Linguistics

1st Edition

Giulio C. Lepschy
November 11, 1997

TheHistory of Linguistics, to be published in five volumes, aims to provide the reader with an authoritative and comprehensive account of the attitudes to language prevailing in different civilizations and in different periods by examining the very varied development of linguistic thought in the...

A Short History of Linguistics

A Short History of Linguistics

4th Edition

R.H. Robins
February 28, 1997

This complete revision and updating of Professor Robins' classic text offers a comprehensive account of the history of linguistic thought from its European origins some 2500 years ago to the present day. It examines the independent development of linguistic science in China and Medieval Islam, and...

Causatives and Causation: A Universal -typological perspective

Causatives and Causation: A Universal -typological perspective

1st Edition

Jae Jung Song
August 20, 1996

Causatives and Causation is the first comprehensive study of causative constructions found in the world's languages. This important new research, based on a data base of more than 600 languages, not only investigates fully the richness and variety of causative types, but also presents an...

An Introduction to the Celtic Languages

An Introduction to the Celtic Languages

1st Edition

Paul Russell
June 27, 1995

This text provides a single-volume, single-author general introduction to the Celtic languages.The first half of the book considers the historical background of the language group as a whole. There follows a discussion of the two main sub-groups of Celtic, Goidelic (comprising Irish, Scottish,...

Frontiers of Phonology: Atoms, Structures and Derivations

Frontiers of Phonology: Atoms, Structures and Derivations

1st Edition

Jacques Durand, Francis Katamba
June 15, 1995

Frontiers of Phonology is a collection of essays that present a selective overview of trends in the linguistic analysis of sound structure. The essays are written by specialists from Europe, Canada and the USA and discuss issues from three broad areas of phonology: the nature and representation of...

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