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Foundations of Language

Ray Jackendoff.

January 2002; published online September 2007.

Book. Subjects: psycholinguistics. 498 pages.

This book surveys the last thirty-five years of research in generative linguistics and related fields and offers a new understanding of how language, the brain, and perception intermesh....

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The Noun Phrase

Jan Rijkhoff.

July 2002; published online January 2010.

Book. Subjects: semantics. 428 pages.

This book investigates noun phrases in a representative sample of the world's 6,000 or so languages and proposes a semantic model to describe their underlying structure in any natural...

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Contact Linguistics

Carol Myers-Scotton.

August 2002; published online January 2010.

Book. Subjects: sociolinguistics. 356 pages.

Contact Linguistics is a critical investigation of grammatical structures when bilingual speakers use their two or more languages in the same clause. Myers-Scotton examines...

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Radical Construction Grammar

William Croft.

October 2001; published online September 2007.

Book. Subjects: grammar, syntax and morphology. 444 pages.

This book presents a profound critique of syntactic theory and syntactic argumentation. Recent syntactic theories are essentially formal models for the representation of grammatical...

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Language and German Disunity

Patrick Stevenson.

December 2002; published online January 2010.

Book. Subjects: historical and diachronic linguistics. 288 pages.

This book investigates the history of national disunity in Germany since the end of the Second World War from a linguistic perspective: what was the role of language in the ideological...

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Adverbial Clauses, Main Clause Phenomena, and the Composition of the Left Periphery

Liliane Haegeman.

October 2012; published online January 2013.

Book. Subjects: grammar, syntax and morphology. 336 pages.

This book uses the cartographic theory to examine the left periphery of the English clause and compare it to the left-peripheral structures of other languages. The book argues that the...

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Information Structure and Syntactic Change in the History of English

Edited by Anneli Meurman-Solin, Maria Jose Lopez-Couso and Bettelou Los.

June 2012; published online September 2012.

Book. Subjects: linguistics. 528 pages.

This book applies information structure as it relates to language change to a corpus-based analysis of a wide range of features in the evolution of English syntax and grammars of prose in...

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“I’m Sorry for What I’ve Done”

M. Catherine Gruber.

May 2014; published online April 2014.

Book. Subjects: sociolinguistics. 272 pages.

This book examines fifty-two apologetic allocutions produced during federal sentencing hearings. Defendants raised the topics of the offense, mitigation, future behavior, and the sentence...

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The Grammar of Knowledge

Edited by Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald and R. M. W. Dixon.

February 2014; published online April 2014.

Book. Subjects: sociolinguistics; historical and diachronic linguistics. 320 pages.

This book offers both a linguistic and anthropological perspective on the expression of information sources, as well as inferences, assumptions, probability and possibility, and gradations...

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American Sign Language

Overview page. Subjects: linguistics.

A communication system for deaf people in the US in which meaning is conveyed by hand signals and the positions of the hands relative to the upper part of the body. See also sign language....

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