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Noun Phrase Complexity in English by Dr Eva Berlage

By Dr Eva Berlage

This booklet explores noun word complexity in English, exhibiting that it's best accounted for either through a linear and a hierarchical parameter: its size and its form of postmodifier(s). The research is methodologically distinctive in that it combines univariate and multivariate analyses in an research of 4 diverse syntactic variables. Drawing on greater than 3 billion phrases of British and American information, Eva Berlage indicates that the size and the constitution of the NPs, besides language-external components comparable to the neighborhood number of English, paintings as strong determinants of the adaptation. On a theoretical point, the publication finds that the structural complexity of NPs can't be sufficiently captured by way of (phrasal) node counts yet that we have to comprise the measure to which NPs are sentential. The e-book is designed for researchers and scholars attracted to syntax, language version, sociolinguistics, structural complexity and the background of English.

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The Polysynthesis Parameter by Mark C. Baker

By Mark C. Baker

This booklet investigates intimately the grammar of polysynthetic languages--those with very advanced verbal morphology. Baker argues that polysynthesis is greater than an unintentional selection of morphological tactics; relatively, it's a systematic means of representing predicate-argument relationships that's parallel to yet particular from the approach utilized in languages like English. Having repercussions for lots of components of syntax and similar points of morphology and semantics, this argument leads to a entire photograph of the grammar of polysynthetic languages. Baker attracts on examples from Mohawk and sure languages of the yankee Southwest, Mesoamerica, Australia, and Siberia.

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The Parametrization of Universal Grammar by Gisbert Fanselow

By Gisbert Fanselow

During this quantity the topic of parametrization is addressed from a number of, although interrelated views, starting from learnability, the shape and nature of parametrization, the function of the interface among morphology and syntax and the parameters of X-bar syntax, to the lexical parametrization hypothesis.

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Language Description Informed by Theory by Rob Pensalfini, Myfany Turpin, Diana Guillemin

By Rob Pensalfini, Myfany Turpin, Diana Guillemin

This quantity explores how linguistic theories tell the ways that languages are defined. Theories, as representations of linguistic different types, advisor the sphere linguist to appear for varied phenomena with no presupposing their beneficial life and supply the instruments to account for varied units of information throughout varied languages. A objective of linguistic description is to symbolize the complete diversity of language constructions for any given language. The chapters during this publication disguise numerous sub-disciplines of linguistics together with phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, language acquisition, and anthropological linguistics, drawing upon theoretical techniques corresponding to prosodic Phonology, Enhancement concept, allotted Morphology, Minimalist syntax, Lexical practical Grammar, and Kinship idea. The languages defined during this booklet contain Australian languages (Pama-Nyungan and non-Pama-Nyungan), Romance languages in addition to English. This quantity should be of curiosity to researchers in either descriptive and theoretical linguistics.

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Itzaj Maya Grammar by Charles A Hofling, Charles Andrew Hoflling

By Charles A Hofling, Charles Andrew Hoflling

The Itzaj Maya language is member of a the Yukatekan Maya language family members spoken within the lands of Guatemala, Mexico, and Belize, a relations that comes with Maya, Mopan, and Lakantun. Many vintage Maya hieroglyphic texts have been written in an past kind of those languages, as have been many vital colonial files. as well as being a invaluable checklist of an historical language, Andrew Hofling's Itzaj Maya Grammar contributes drastically to the research of those older documents.This exemplary grammar completes a simple documentation that started with Itzaj Maya Texts and Itzaj Maya-Spanish-English Dictionary. Its assurance of the linguistic constructions of Itzaj comprises the phonological, morphophonological, and syntactic constructions. each one morphological and grammatical building is thoroughly defined, with extra examples of every development included.Itzaj Maya Grammar is a landmark contribution to the examine of discourse in Maya languages. while used with Hofling's earlier texts, it presents a completely dynamic documentation of the language, important to all drawn to the learn of Yukatekan languages or linguistics.

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Signalling Nouns in English: A Corpus-Based Discourse by John Flowerdew, Richard W. Forest

By John Flowerdew, Richard W. Forest

Signalling nouns (SNs) are summary nouns like 'fact', 'idea', 'problem' and 'result', that are non-specific of their which means whilst thought of in isolation and particular of their that means by means of connection with their linguistic context. SNs give a contribution to solidarity and overview in discourse. This paintings bargains the 1st book-length learn of the SN phenomenon to regard the practical and discourse good points of the class as fundamental. utilizing a balanced corpus of actual information, the e-book explores the lexicogrammatical and discourse good points of SNs in educational magazine articles, textbooks, and lectures throughout quite a number disciplines within the typical and social sciences. The publication can be crucial analyzing for researchers and complicated scholars of semantics, syntax, corpus linguistics and discourse research, as well as students and academics within the box of English for educational reasons.

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Introducing Language Typology by Edith A. Moravcsik

By Edith A. Moravcsik

Language typology identifies similarities and ameliorations between languages of the area. This textbook presents an creation to the topic which assumes minimum previous wisdom of linguistics. It bargains the broadest insurance of any introductory ebook, together with sections on historic switch, language acquisition, and language processing. scholars turns into accustomed to the topic by way of operating via a variety of examples of crosslinguistic generalizations and variety in syntax, morphology, and phonology, in addition to vocabulary, writing structures, and signed languages. bankruptcy outlines and summaries, keyword phrases, a word list, and copious literature references aid the reader comprehend and internalize what they've got learn, whereas actions on the finish of every bankruptcy toughen key issues.

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