Download Predicative Possession (Oxford Studies in Typology and by Leon Stassen PDF

By Leon Stassen

ISBN-10: 0199211655

ISBN-13: 9780199211654

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.

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Download Understanding English Grammar: A Linguistic Introduction by Thomas E. Payne PDF

By Thomas E. Payne

ISBN-10: 0521763290

ISBN-13: 9780521763295

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.

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Download Challenging Clitics by Christine Meklenborg Salvesen, Hans Petter Helland PDF

By Christine Meklenborg Salvesen, Hans Petter Helland

ISBN-10: 902725589X

ISBN-13: 9789027255891

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.

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Download Final Particles by Sylvie Hancil, Alexander Haselow, Margje Post (eds.) PDF

By Sylvie Hancil, Alexander Haselow, Margje Post (eds.)

ISBN-10: 3110353806

ISBN-13: 9783110353808

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.

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Download Chicano English in Context by C. Fought PDF

By C. Fought

ISBN-10: 0333986377

ISBN-13: 9780333986370

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.

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Download The Syntax of Chichewa by Sam Mchombo PDF

By Sam Mchombo

ISBN-10: 0511231164

ISBN-13: 9780511231162

ISBN-10: 0521573785

ISBN-13: 9780521573788

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.

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Download Montague Grammar by D. Partee PDF

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).

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Download Determiners: Universals and variation (Linguistik by Jila Ghomeshi, Ileana Paul, Martina Wiltschko PDF

By Jila Ghomeshi, Ileana Paul, Martina Wiltschko

ISBN-10: 902725530X

ISBN-13: 9789027255303

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.

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Download Phrasal Movement and Its Kin (Linguistic Inquiry Monographs) by David Pesetsky PDF

By David Pesetsky

ISBN-10: 0262161966

ISBN-13: 9780262161961

ISBN-10: 0262661667

ISBN-13: 9780262661669

ISBN-10: 1423737822

ISBN-13: 9781423737827

This research investigates the kinds of circulation and movement-like kin that hyperlink positions in syntactic constitution. David Pesetsky argues that there are 3 such family. in addition to overt phasal circulation, there are specific varieties of circulate with out phonological impact: covert phrasal move and have circulation. targeting wh-questions, he indicates how his category of movement-like kinfolk permits us to appreciate the tale in the back of wh-questions during which an in a different way inviolable estate of flow -- "Attract Closest" -- seems to be violated. through demonstrating that extra flow occurs in such configurations than formerly suspected, he indicates that allure Closest is really now not violated in any respect in those instances. This end attracts on fresh examine in either syntax and semantics, and relies crucially on Pesetsky's accelerated repertoire of movement-like relations.Linguistic Inquiry Monograph No. 37

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