Key Features and Parameters in Arabic Grammar by Abdelkader Fassi Fehri

By Abdelkader Fassi Fehri

In mild of modern generative minimalism, and comparative parametric conception of language edition, the booklet investigates key beneficial properties and parameters of Arabic grammar. half I addresses morpho-syntactic and semantic interfaces in temporality, aspectuality, and actionality, together with the Past/Perfect/Perfective ambiguity similar to the very man made temporal morphology, collocating time adverb construal, and interpretability of verbal quantity as pluractional. half II is devoted to nominal structure, the behaviour of naked nouns as precise indefinites, the count/mass dichotomy (re-examined in mild of common, collective, and singulative DP properties), the reflect snapshot ordering of serialized adjectives, and N-to-D flow in man made ownership, right names, and individuated vocatives. half III examines the position of CP in time and house anchoring, double entry studying (in a DAR language comparable to Arabic), series of demanding (SOT), silent pronominal different types in constant null topic languages (including referential and common pro), and the interpretability of inflection. Semantic and formal parameters are set out, inside a combined macro/micro-parametric version of language version. The publication is of specific curiosity to scholars, researchers, and academics of Arabic, Semitic, comparative, typological, or common linguistics.

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Cognitive linguistics : convergence and expansion by Mario Brdar, Stefan Th. Gries, Milena Žic Fuchs

By Mario Brdar, Stefan Th. Gries, Milena Žic Fuchs

Cognitive Linguistics isn't a unified concept of language yet relatively a suite of versatile and jointly appropriate theoretical frameworks. even if those frameworks can or may still stabilize right into a unified concept is open to discuss. One set of contributions to the quantity makes a speciality of facts that strengthens the elemental tenets of CL referring to e.g. non-modularity, which means, and embodiment. A moment set of chapters explores the growth of the overall CL paradigm and the incorporation of theoretical insights from different disciplines and their methodologies – a improvement which can bring about competing and jointly unique theories in the CL paradigm itself. The authors are major specialists in cognitive grammar, cognitive pragmatics, metaphor and metonymy concept, quantitative corpus linguistics, useful linguistics, and cognitive psychology. This quantity is consequently of serious curiosity to students and scholars wishing to notify themselves in regards to the present kingdom and attainable destiny advancements of Cognitive Linguistics

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A Grammar of Spoken English Discourse: The Intonation of by Gerard O'Grady

By Gerard O'Grady

David Brazil's pioneering paintings at the grammar of spoken discourse ended at A Grammar Of Speech (1995) because of his premature loss of life. Gerard O'Grady selections up the baton during this booklet and checks the outline of used language opposed to a spoken corpus. He contains findings from the decade of corpus linguistics research, particularly relating words and lexical goods greater than unmarried orthographic phrases and ellipsis. He demonstrates the additional communicative value that the incorporation of 2 structures of intonation ('Key' and 'Termination') deliver to the grammar.

O'Grady stories the literature and covers the speculation sooner than relocating directly to a pragmatic, analytic part. His ultimate bankruptcy reports the arguments, maps the line forward and lays out the sensible functions of the grammar. The booklet may be of serious curiosity to researchers in utilized linguistics, discourse research and likewise EFL/ESL.

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A Derivational Syntax for Information Structure (Studies in by Luis López

By Luis López

During this quantity, Luis L?pez sheds new mild on details constitution and makes an important contribution to paintings on grammatical operations within the Minimalist software. via a cautious research of dislocations and concentration fronting in Romance, the writer exhibits that notions akin to 'topic' and 'focus', as frequently outlined, yield no predictions and proposes as an alternative a function process according to the notions 'discourse anaphor' and 'contrast'. He offers a close version of syntax---information-structure interplay and argues that this interplay happens on the section point, with a privileged function for the sting of the section. extra, he investigates phenomena in regards to the syntax of gadgets in Romance and Germanic - accusative A, p-movement, clitic doubling, scrambling, item shift - and exhibits that there are cross-linguistic correlations among syntactic configuration and specificity, autonomous of discourse connectedness. the quantity ends with a longer research of the syntax of dislocations in Romance.

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Chicano English in Context by Carmen Fought (auth.)

By Carmen Fought (auth.)

Chicano English in Context is the 1st sleek, finished research of Chicano English, a range spoken by way of hundreds of thousands of Latinos within the U.S. it's also one of many first reviews of ongoing sound switch inside 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 development of ethnic identification between younger Latinos and Latinas. It additionally corrects misconceptions in how most people perspectives Chicano English.

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The Syntax of Adjuncts by Thomas Ernst

By Thomas Ernst

This e-book proposes a idea of the distribution of adverbial adjuncts in a ideas and Parameters framework, claiming that there are few syntactic ideas particular to adverbials; particularly, for the main half, adverbials adjoin freely to any projection. quite a lot of adverbial forms is analyzed; predicational adverbs (such as demeanour, and modal adverbs), area expressions similar to financially, temporal, frequency, length, and focusing adverbials; player PP's (e.g. locatives and benefactives); resultative and conditional clauses, and others, taken essentially from English, chinese language, French, and Italian, with occasional connection with others (such as German and Japanese).

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Adjectives and Adverbs: Syntax, Semantics, and Discourse by Louise McNally, Christopher Kennedy

By Louise McNally, Christopher Kennedy

During this quantity top researchers current new paintings at the semantics and pragmatics of adjectives and adverbs, and their interfaces with syntax. Its issues contain the semantics of gradability; the connection among adjectival scales and verbal element; the connection among that means and the positions of adjectives and adverbs in nominal and verbal projections; and the fine-grained semantics of alternative subclasses of adverbs and adverbs. Its objectives are to supply a accomplished imaginative and prescient of the linguistically major structural and interpretive houses of adjectives and adverbs, to spotlight the similarities among those different types, and to sign the significance of a cautious and particular integration of lexical and compositional semantics. The editors open the booklet with an outline of present learn earlier than introducing and contextualizing the remainder chapters. The paintings is aimed toward students and complicated scholars of syntax, semantics, formal pragmatics, and discourse. it's going to additionally entice researchers in philosophy, psycholinguistics, and language acquisition drawn to the syntax and semantics of adjectives and adverbs.

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