Navigating English Grammar: A Guide to Analyzing Real by Anne Lobeck, Kristin Denham

By Anne Lobeck, Kristin Denham

An enticing and clean tackle the foundations and politics of English grammar, written in energetic prose. It is going a step additional than such a lot books on grammar via delivering an outline of the sector, with a dialogue of historic and present debates approximately grammar, and the way we outline, speak about, and strategy it.

  • Presents a unique, inquiry-based method of figuring out audio system' subconscious wisdom of English grammar
  • Makes lucid connections, while correct, with present linguistic theory
  • Integrates language swap and edition into the examine of grammar
  • Examines ancient resources of socially evaluative perceptions of grammar, as 'good' or 'bad', and notions of language authority
  • Provides syntactic reasons for plenty of smooth punctuation rules
  • Explores the various present controversies approximately grammar educating at school and the position of ordinary English in trying out and assessment

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

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

This quantity brings jointly 16 in-depth experiences of ultimate debris in quite a few languages of the realm, delivering a wealthy number of methological methods to this nonetheless quite underresearched classification of parts. ultimate debris bargains an outline of the different sorts of ultimate debris present in typologically targeted languages and of usual grammaticalization pathways that those components have taken.

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A Grammar of Mongsen Ao (Mouton Grammar Library) by Coupe, A.R.

By Coupe, A.R.

A Grammar of Mongsen Ao, the results of the authors fieldwork over a ten-year interval, provides the 1st entire grammatical description of a language spoken in Nagaland, north-east India. The languages of this sector stay under-documented for a couple of ancient purposes. in the course of the 19th and early 20th centuries, the frequent cultural perform of head-hunting discouraged outsiders from coming into the Naga Hills. presently after Indian independence in 1947, an armed uprising by way of Naga separatists and a central authority coverage of proscribing entry to the bothered region ensured that Nagaland remained a tricky position to behavior study. during this context, A Grammar of Mongsen Ao bargains important new insights into the constitution of a Tibeto-Burman language spoken in a linguistically little-known quarter of the realm. The grammatical research files all of the practical domain names of the language and contains 4 glossed and translated texts, the latter being of curiosity to anthropologists learning folklore. Mongsen Ao is a hugely agglutinating, in general suffixing language with predominantly dependent-marking features. Its grammar demonstrates a few typologically attention-grabbing beneficial properties which are defined intimately within the booklet. between those is an strange case marking method within which grammatical marking is inspired via semantic and pragmatic components, and a wealthy verbal morphology that produces problematic sequences of agglutinative suffixes. Grammaticalisation techniques also are mentioned the place appropriate, thereby extending the allure of the e-book to linguists with pursuits in grammaticalisation conception. This publication can be of worth to any linguist trying to make clear genetic relationships in the Tibeto-Burman family members, and it'll serve extra commonly as a reference grammar for typologists attracted to the typological function

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Definiteness and Indefiniteness: A Study in Reference and by John A. Hawkins

By John A. Hawkins

First released in 1988, this ebook is worried with the certain and indefinite articles in English. It presents an built-in pragmatic-semantic conception of yes and indefinite reference, at the foundation of which, many co-occurance regulations among articles and non-modifiers are defined.

At the final theoretical point, this booklet seems on the function of semantics within the prediction of all and purely the grammatical sentences of a language. A generalisation is proposed uniting semantic oppositions underlying ungrammaticality with syntactic oppositions among stipulations of software on transformational generative principles. A process is advised for distinguishing semantic from syntactic factors of ungrammaticality.

At a extra specific point, the e-book explores the character of reference. It examines a big number of topics similar to the distinction among definiteness and indefiniteness, the connection among certain and demonstrative reference, and the connection among pragmatic and logical points of choosing meaning.

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Locality by Enoch Oladé Aboh, Maria Teresa Guasti, Ian Roberts

By Enoch Oladé Aboh, Maria Teresa Guasti, Ian Roberts

Locality is a key suggestion not just in linguistic theorizing, yet in explaining development of acquisition and styles of restoration in backyard course sentences, to boot. If syntax relates sound and that means over an enormous area, syntactic dependencies and operations has to be constrained in the sort of technique to observe over restricted, finite domain names on the way to be detectable in any respect (although in fact they are allowed to iterate indefinitely). the speculation of what those finite domain names are and the way they relate to the essentially unbounded nature of syntax is the speculation of locality.

The papers during this assortment all care for the idea that of locality in syntactic conception, and, extra particularly, describe and research many of the contributions Luigi Rizzi has made to this quarter over the last 3 and a part many years. The authors are all eminent linguists in generative syntax who've collaborated with Rizzi heavily, and in 11 chapters, they discover locality in either natural syntax and psycholinguistics. This assortment is vital examining for college kids and students of linguistic conception, generative syntax, and comparative syntax.

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Patterns and Development in the English Clause System: A by Clarence Green

By Clarence Green

This e-book examines intimately the types and services of clause mixture in English. utilizing a corpus linguistics method, it describes how the English clause procedure at the moment behaves, the way it has constructed over the heritage of the language, and the way the good points and houses of English clause blend have very important theoretical and empirical value. Adopting the cognitive-functional Adaptive method of grammar, it deals a chain of interconnected reports that examine how English clause mix interacts with the houses of coherence and solidarity in discourse throughout ancient time, besides in modern language use. This paintings contributes to the ever-increasing universal flooring among corpus linguistics and cognitive-functional linguistics, generating new paths for interdisciplinary research.

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Categorial Features: A Generative Theory of Word Class by Phoevos Panagiotidis

By Phoevos Panagiotidis

Offering a unique idea of components of speech, this e-book discusses categorization from a methodological and theoretical aspect a view. It attracts on discoveries and insights from a couple of methods - typology, cognitive grammar, notional techniques, and generative grammar - and offers a generative, feature-based idea. construction on up to date learn and the most recent findings and ideas in categorization and word-building, Panagiotidis combines the primacy of specific positive aspects with a syntactic categorization technique, addressing the basic, yet usually ignored, questions in grammatical idea. Designed for graduate scholars and researchers learning grammar and syntax, this publication is richly illustrated with examples from a number of languages and explains parts and phenomena primary to the character of human language.

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