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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…
Creole Genesis And The Acquisition Of Grammar: The Case of Haitian Creole

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This study focuses on the cognitive processes involved in creole genesis: relexification, reanalysis, and direct leveling. The role of these processes is documented by a detailed comparison of Haitian creole with its two major contributing languages, French and…
The Raising Of Predicates: Predicative Noun Phrases and the Theory of Clause Structure

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One of the basic premises of the theory of syntax is that clause structures can be minimally identified as containing a verb phrase, playing the role of predicate, and a noun phrase, playing the role of subject. In this study Andrea Moro identifies a new category…
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,…
The Syntax Of Adjuncts
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|November 2, 2006

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This book proposes a theory of the distribution of adverbial adjuncts in a Principles and Parameters framework, claiming that there are few syntactic principles specific to adverbials; rather, for the most part, adverbials adjoin freely to any projection. A wide…
Restrictiveness in Case Theory
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|June 1, 2006

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Henry Smith develops a theory of syntactic case and examines its synchronic and diachronic consequences. Within a unification-based framework, he draws out pervasive patterns in the relationship between morphosyntax "linking" and grammatical function. Beginning…
Slavic Prosody: Language Change and Phonological Theory

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Slavic Prosody is about the Slavic languages and how they changed over time, especially in their syllable structure and accent patterns. This is not a traditional comparative grammar but rather a discussion of selected problems in Slavic and how they relate to…
Form And Meaning In Word Formation: A Study of Afrikaans Reduplication

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This study provides a unified analysis of reduplication, a highly complex word formation process, in Afrikaans. Botha concludes that the reduplication principles at work in Afrikaans are not unique to that tongue and, in fact, that they are used by many other…
Morphological Productivity
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|March 20, 2006

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Morphological productivity has, over the centuries, been a major factor in providing the huge vocabulary of English and remains one of the most contested areas in the study of word formation and structure. This book takes an eclectic approach to the topic,…
Morpheme Order And Semantic Scope: Word Formation in the Athapaskan Verb

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Athapaskan languages are of great linguistic interest due to their intricate morphology. In this clear and insightful book, Keren Rice offers a rich survey of morpheme ordering in Athapaskan verbs, with implications for both synchronic grammar and language…
Inflectional Morphology: A Theory of Paradigm Structure

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A new contribution to linguistic theory, this book presents a formal framework for the analysis of word structure in human language. It sets forth the network of hypotheses constituting Paradigm Function Morphology, a theory of inflectional form. The book differs…
The Dynamics Of Focus Structure
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|February 13, 2006

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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…
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