By Leon Stassen
This can be the 1st entire remedy of the recommendations hired within the world's languages to specific predicative ownership, as in "the boy has a bat". It provides the result of the author's fifteen-year examine undertaking at the topic. Predicative ownership is the resource of many grammaticalization paths - as within the English excellent annoying shaped from to have - and its typology is a crucial key to figuring out the structural number of the world's languages and the way they alter. Drawing on info from a few four hundred languages representing all of the world's language households, such a lot of which lack an in depth reminiscent of the verb to have, Professor Stassen goals (a) to set up a typology of 4 simple sorts of predicative ownership, (b) to find and describe the procedures through which ordinary buildings might be changed, and (c) to discover hyperlinks among the typology of predicative ownership and different typologies so that it will show styles of interdependence. He exhibits, for instance, that the parameter of simultaneous sequencing - the way in which a language officially encodes a chain like "John sang and Mary danced" - correlates with how it encodes predicative ownership. by way of this and different hyperlinks the writer units up a unmarried common version so as to account for all morphosyntactic version in predicative ownership present in the languages of the realm, together with styles of edition over the years.
Predicative ownership will curiosity students and complex scholars of language typology, diachronic linguistics, morphology and syntax.
By Herbert Bruce Hannah
Grammar of the Tibetan language literary and colloquial. В книге широко представлена литературная и разговорная грамматика тибетского языка.
By Thomas E. Payne
Language is basically a device for verbal exchange, but many textbooks nonetheless deal with English grammar as easily a suite of principles and evidence to be memorised via rote. This new textbook is made for college kids who're pissed off with this method and would prefer as a substitute to appreciate grammar and the way it really works. Why are there destiny tenses in English? What are auxiliaries and why are they so complicated? Why are English movement verbs demanding to exploit? Why are determiners so very important in English? those and lots of different commonly asked questions are responded during this convenient consultant. scholar studying is supported with a number of routines, bankruptcy summaries and proposals for extra analyzing. An accompanying web site deals extra assets, together with extra school room routines and an opportunity to engage with the writer. it's the crucial grammar toolkit for college students of English language and linguistics and destiny academics of English as a moment Language.
By Christine Meklenborg Salvesen, Hans Petter Helland
Challenging Clitics offers with a number of aspects of cliticisation from assorted theoretical frameworks and with info from a couple of varied languages. in contrast to many different books on clitics the place clitics are thought of from a trifling syntactical viewpoint, this publication additionally discusses the purchase of clitics; the position of the PF in cliticisation; the morphophonological elements of cliticisation; and historic switch – to call yet the various techniques offered. As such this assortment provides leading edge theoretical concerns in addition to new information on clitics. Taken jointly, the contributions during this quantity not just supply perception into the super complicated nature of clitics, but additionally into derivations and constructions in language that transcend the examine of clitics themselves.
By Sylvie Hancil, Alexander Haselow, Margje Post (eds.)
This quantity brings jointly 16 in-depth reviews of ultimate debris in a number of languages of the area, supplying a wealthy number of methological methods to this nonetheless quite underresearched category of components. ultimate debris bargains an outline of the different sorts of ultimate debris present in typologically detailed languages and of general grammaticalization pathways that those parts have taken.
By C. Fought
Chicano English in Context is the 1st glossy, accomplished learn of Chicano English, a spread spoken via thousands of Latinos within the U.S. it's also one of many first stories of ongoing sound switch inside of an ethnic minority neighborhood. It in short describes the phonology, syntax and semantics of this kind, and explores its the most important position within the building of ethnic id between younger Latinos and Latinas. It additionally corrects misconceptions I how most of the people perspectives Chicano English.
By Sam Mchombo
The most issues coated during this description of the most important syntactic constructions of Chichewa, a Bantu language broadly spoken in Malawi, comprise phonetic and phonological features of the language, clause constitution facets, and interactions among tone and syntactic constitution. Sam Mchombo's research is supplemented through observations approximately how the examine of African languages, particularly Bantu languages, has contributed to growth in grammatical conception. The textual content covers debates concerning the interplay among syntax and the lexicon, in addition to the contributions of African linguistic constitution to the evaluate of competing grammatical theories.
By D. Partee
This quantity represents a few preliminary makes an attempt to increase Richard Montague's paintings at the syntax and semantics of traditional languages. Taken including Montague's gathered works at the concept of language, it makes to be had to linguists and philosophers a view of the diversity of purposes of Montague's idea to difficulties of syntax and semantics, and a few comparisons of Montague's method of different theories of language. Seven of the authors are essentially philosophers, and 5 are basically linguists; their ways are certainly not homogeneous, yet all proportion with Montague a priority for treating semantics as conscientiously as syntax and a wish to discover systematic connections among the 2. (from the Preface, p. xi).
By Jila Ghomeshi, Ileana Paul, Martina Wiltschko
This quantity brings jointly contemporary paintings at the formal and interpretational homes of determiners throughout quite a few typologically and geographically unrelated languages. It seeks to reply to the center query of contemporary linguistic concept: Which houses of languages are common and that are variable? In contemporary theorizing, a lot of language edition is argued to stem from modifications within the houses of good points linked to sensible heads. As such, this quantity might be considered as a case examine of 1 such type: the determiner (D). The contributions all examine the prestige of D as a language common through analyzing the language-specific syntactic and semantic homes linked to this class. This quantity will attract researchers and scholars in syntax and semantics, in addition to to those that have extra a particular curiosity in determiners and noun words.
By David Pesetsky