Stretched Verb Constructions in English (Routledge Studies by D. J. Allerton

By D. J. Allerton

buildings equivalent to 'make an accusation against', or 'give one's approval for' might be noticeable as 'stretched' types of straightforward verbs, equivalent to 'accuse' or 'approve of'. what's the specified linguistic nature of stretched verbs, and the way many simple forms are there? What sorts of grammatical connections are concerned, and what lexical limits are there on those buildings? what's their unique semantic price? those are a number of the questions that this e-book units out to respond to in its research of stretched verb constructions.

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Parentheticals in Spoken English: The Syntax-Prosody by Nicole Dehé

By Nicole Dehé

Taking either an empirical and a theoretical view of the prosodic phraseology of parentheticals in English, this ebook stories the syntactic and prosodic literature on parentheticals besides suitable theoretical paintings on the syntax-prosody interface. It bargains an in depth prosodic research of six varieties of parentheticals - complete parenthetical clauses, non-restrictive relative clauses, nominal appositions, remark clauses, reporting verbs, and query tags, all taken from the spoken a part of the British component to the foreign Corpus of English. to this point, the typical assumption is that by way of default, parentheticals are prosodically phrased individually, an assumption which, as this learn indicates, isn't continuously in keeping with the predictions made by way of present prosodic idea. the current research offers new empirical facts for the prosodic phraseology of parentheticals in spontaneous and semi-spontaneous spoken English, and gives new implications for a concept of linguistic interfaces.

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The Noun Phrase (Oxford Studies in Typology and Linguistic by J. Rijkhoff

By J. Rijkhoff

Jan Rijkhoff investigates noun phrases--linguistic structures with the noun as crucial element--in a consultant pattern of the world's 6000 languages and proposes a semantic version to explain their underlying constitution. Assuming no wisdom of any formal or useful idea of grammar, he exhibits that the noun word notice order styles of any language may be derived from 3 common ordering rules and in addition that those rules are gildings of a common ordering technique, through which parts that belong jointly semantically are inclined to take place jointly syntactically.

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The Papuan Languages of Timor, Alor and Pantar: Volume 1: by Antoinette Schapper

By Antoinette Schapper

This quantity presents descriptive sketches of the Papuan languages scattered over the islands of Timor, Alor, and Pantar on the western perimeter of Melanesia. Timor-Alor-Pantar languages are a gaggle of similar "Papuan outliers," which until eventually lately have been mostly undocumented. This e-book offers an authoritative and finished assessment of the original and various grammars of the Timor-Alor-Pantar languages.

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Corpus Linguistics: Refinements and Reassessments (Language by Antoinette Renouf,Andrew Kehoe

By Antoinette Renouf,Andrew Kehoe

all through background, linguists and literary students were impelled by way of interest approximately specific linguistic or literary phenomena to hunt to monitor them in motion in unique texts. The culmination of every prior enquiry in flip nourish the need to proceed to procure wisdom, via additional statement of more moderen linguistic facts.
As time is going by means of, the corpus linguist operates more and more within the know-how of what has long gone earlier than. Corpus Linguistics, thirty years on, is much less an blameless sortie into corpus territory at the foundation of a droop than an educated, severe reassessment of current analytical orthodoxy, within the mild of latest information approaching stream.
This quantity contains twenty-two articles penned through contributors of the ICAME (International laptop Archive of contemporary and Mediaeval English) organization, which jointly offer a serious and expert reappraisal of the evidence, info, equipment and instruments of Corpus Linguistics that are to be had at the present time. Authors re-examine the bounds of the self-discipline, exploring its components of commonality with Sociolinguistics, Language version, Discourse Linguistics, and Lexical records and displaying how that commonality is in all probability of giant gain to practitioners within the fields concerned.
The quantity culminates within the document of a well timed and novel professional panel dialogue at the function of Corpus Linguistics within the examine of English as a world language. This encompasses concerns similar to English as a world lingua franca, ‘norms’ for international English, and the query of ‘ownership’, or who qualifies as a local speaker.

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Teaching and Learning English Grammar: Research Findings and by MaryAnn Christison,Donna Christian,Patricia A. Duff,Nina

By MaryAnn Christison,Donna Christian,Patricia A. Duff,Nina Spada

An vital contribution to the rising physique of research-based wisdom approximately English grammar, this quantity offers empirical stories in addition to syntheses and overviews of earlier and ongoing paintings at the instructing and studying of grammar for freshmen of English as a second/foreign language. It explores various ways, together with form-focused guide, content material and language integration, corpus-based lexicogrammatical methods, and social views on grammar instruction.


Nine bankruptcy authors are precedence study provide or Doctoral Dissertation furnish awardees from The overseas examine origin for English Language schooling (TIRF), and 4 evaluate chapters are written via famous specialists in English language schooling. each one examine bankruptcy addresses matters that prompted the learn, the context of the study, information assortment and research, findings and dialogue, and implications for perform, coverage, and destiny examine. The TIRF-sponsored study used to be made attainable by way of a beneficiant reward from Betty Azar. This publication honors her contributions to the sphere and acknowledges her generosity in taking part with TIRF to aid examine on English grammar.


Teaching and studying English Grammar is the second one quantity within the international study on instructing and studying English sequence, co-published via Routledge and TIRF.

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Manual de la Nueva Gramática de la lengua española (Spanish by Real Academia Española

By Real Academia Española

Después del clamoroso éxito de los angeles Nueva gramática de los angeles Lengua Española,la genuine Academia Española presenta los angeles versión compendiada de esta magna obra. El guide consta de los mismos capítulos que los angeles versión extensa, pero tratados de forma más resumida y asequible para llegar al público basic. Con este objetivo, los contenidos se han seleccionado y dispuesto atendiendo a criterios didácticos, primando l. a. información relativa a aspectos normativos de los angeles lengua --que interesan a todos los hablantes-- sobre las cuestiones teóricas o doctrinales más especializadas. 

Esta obra quiere contribuir a que todos los hispanohablantes reflexionen sobre su propia lengua, tomen conciencia de sus posibilidades expresivas, de las estructuras lingüísticas que los angeles caracterizan y de los angeles enorme riqueza patrimonial que suponen su unidad y variedad.

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Sign-Based Construction Grammar (Lecture Notes) by Hans C. Boas,Ivan A. Sag

By Hans C. Boas,Ivan A. Sag

This publication bargains a long-awaited unified and unique treatise on construction-based grammar. The method of grammar offered this is the union of Berkeley building Grammar, as represented by way of the early paintings of Charles J. Fillmore and Paul Kay, with building HPSG as pioneered through Ivan Sag, Carl Pollard, and others. The presentation of this concept in a close bankruptcy via Sag offers the entire outlines of a brand new method of grammar. It displays the confluence of 2 separate, even though converging, traditions, and constitutes a singular synthesis.

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Morphology and Lexical Semantics (Cambridge Studies in by Rochelle Lieber

By Rochelle Lieber

Morphology and Lexical Semantics explores the meanings of morphemes and the way they mix to shape the meanings of advanced phrases, together with derived phrases (writer, unionise), compounds (dog mattress, truck motive force) and phrases shaped by means of conversion. Rochelle Lieber discusses the lexical semantics of note formation in a scientific manner, permitting the reader to discover the character of affixal polysemy, the explanations why there are a number of affixes with a similar functionality and the problems of mismatch among shape and which means in observe formation. utilizing a sequence of case reports from English, this e-book develops and justifies the theoretical equipment beneficial for elevating and answering many questions about the semantics of be aware formation. Distinguishing among a lexical semantic skeleton that's featural and hierarchically organised and a lexical semantic physique that's holistic, it exhibits how the semantics of observe formation has a paradigmatic character.

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