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Historical Linguistics: HISTORICAL LINGUISTICS

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Historical Linguistics is concerned with the process of language change through time. It investigates how and why the language of individuals, a social group or a whole 'speech community' develops in respect of its pronunciation, vocabulary and grammar. Dr…
Psycholinguistics: PSYCHOLINGUISTICS
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|September 28, 1990

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This book is an introduction to psycholinguistics, the study of human language processing. It deals with the central areas of this field, the language abilities of the linguistically mature, monolingual adult. Within this scope it offers comprehensive coverage,…
Relevance and Linguistic Meaning: The Semantics and Pragmatics of Discourse Markers

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The importance of discourse markers (words like "so," "however," and "well") lies in the theoretical questions they raise about the nature of discourse and the relationship between linguistic meaning and context. Diane Blakemore asserts that the exercise in…
The Dynamics of Focus Structure: DYNAMICS OF FOCUS STRUCTURE

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All modes of perception (vision, hearing, etc.) are organized into foreground or focus and background constituents. Natural language sentences are no different. This book explores the role of focusing in natural language sentences and the role of this basic…
Foundations of French Syntax: FOUNDATIONS OF FRENCH SYNTAX
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|September 28, 1996

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Designed for students, this analysis of the principal areas of French grammar combines the insights of modern linguistic theory with those of more traditional grammarians. The book offers a comprehensive discussion of the French language, including verbs and verb…
Principles of English Stress: PRINCIPLES OF ENGLISH STRESS

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In this provocative work, Luigi Burzio argues that many common assumptions within stress theory, and phonological theory more generally, are in fact rather arbitrary. He proposes radical departures from recent tradition. In Part I he analyzes stress in the…
A Performance Theory of Order and Constituency: PERFORMANCE THEORY OF ORDER &

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In this major new book, John A. Hawkins presents a new theory of linear ordering in syntax. He argues that processing can provide a simple, functional explanation for syntactic rules of ordering, as well as for the selection among ordering variants in languages…
Gender: GENDER -OS N/D
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|April 26, 1991

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Gender is a fascinating category, central and pervasive in some languages and totally absent in others. In this new, overall account of gender systems, over 200 languages are discussed, from English and Russian to Archi and Chichewa. More detailed analysis of…