By Reinhard Muskens
By Guglielmo Cinque
In this ebook, Cinque takes a generative point of view on typological questions in relation to observe order and to the syntax of relative clauses. particularly, Cinque appears to be like at: the location of the pinnacle vis à vis the relative clause with regards to the location of the verb vis à vis his item; a common cross-linguistic research of correlatives; the necessity to distinguish a sentence-grammar, from a discourse-grammar, form of non-restrictives (with languages differing as to if they own either, one, the opposite, or neither); a selective form of extraction from relative clauses; and a tentative caricature of a extra plentiful paintings in growth on a unified research of externally headed, internally headed, and headless relative clauses.
By John Pollack
The pun is usually brushed aside because the lowest type of wit, and punsters are frequently unpopular for his or her obsessive wordplay. yet such attitudes are particularly contemporary advancements. In The Pun additionally Rises, John Pollack-a former international Pun Champion and presidential speechwriter for invoice Clinton-explains why such wordplay is important: It either revolutionized language and performed a pivotal position in making the fashionable global attainable. Skillfully weaving jointly tales and facts from historical past, mind technology, popular culture, literature, anthropology, and humor, The Pun additionally Rises is an authoritative but playful exploration of a convention that's universal, in a single shape or one other, to nearly each language on earth.
At as soon as exciting and academic, this enticing booklet solutions primary questions: simply what's a pun, and why do humans cause them to? How did punning impression the improvement of human language, and the way did that force creativity and growth? And why, after centuries of decline, does the pun nonetheless matter?
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By Graeme Forbes
By Jonathan Culpeper,Mireille Ravassat
By Aaron Halpern
By Michael D.C. Drout,Yvette Kisor,Leah Smith,Allison Dennett,Natasha Piirainen
The most unique and ground-breaking paintings on Beowulf in numerous a long time, this publication makes use of “lexomic” tools that mix computer-assisted statistical research with conventional techniques to bare new and striking information regarding the development and resources of the best surviving outdated English poem. thoughts of cluster research establish styles of vocabulary distribution that point out powerful similarities and alterations between segments of the poem. The correlation of those styles with wisdom received from source-study, philological research, and missed prior scholarship sheds new gentle at the fabric of which Beowulf used to be made and how it was once composed. the consequences of this research for the courting, constitution, and cultural context of Beowulf will overturn the present scholarly consensus and considerably enhance our realizing of the poem, its nature, and origins.
By Mary D. Swift
This publication provides a examine of the advance of time reference in childrens buying Inuktitut as a primary language. the 1st such learn of an Eskimo-Aleut language, its account of kid's improvement of time reference in a approach that's essentially diversified from these present in languages formerly studied makes a distinct contribution to the literature at the acquisition of annoying and element. Drawing on longitudinal spontaneous speech info from 8 Inuit teenagers among 2 and 3-and-a-half years outdated, this learn analyzes the temporal constructions, their meanings and context of use in kid's communicative interactions with siblings, friends and caretakers in the course of the early phases of language improvement. the great research of formerly unexplored temporal phenomena and its extraordinary findings makes this booklet an immense source for researchers, lecturers and scholars of kid language improvement, specifically the improvement of time reference. furthermore, the documentation of the Inuktitut temporal process, in particular as utilized in conversational speech, can be of curiosity to researchers of time reference.
By Lidia Mazzitelli
This ebook discusses the structures utilized in Belarusian and Lithuanian to precise predicative ownership. The paintings is written inside of a typological body: the Belarusian and Lithuanian structures are analyzed within the mild of the typology of the possessive predicative structures proposed through Heine (1997).
By Mieszko Talasiewicz
Since 1970-ties within the thought of syntax of usual language a number of of competing, incommensurable theoretic frameworks have emerged. this day the shortcoming of a number one paradigm and kaleidoscope of views deprives our common knowing of syntax and its relation to semantics and pragmatics. the current booklet is an try and reestablish the main primary principles and intuitions of syntactic well-formedness inside a brand new basic account. The account isn't purported to compete with any of today’s syntactic frameworks, yet to supply a deeper realizing of why those frameworks prevail or fail once they do and to teach a brand new means for cooperation among logicians and linguists that could lead in destiny to a unified, but extra particular account.