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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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Serial Verbs in Oceanic

Terry Crowley.

November 2002; published online January 2010.

Book. Subjects: semantics. 300 pages.

This book describes the diversity of serial verb constructions within Oceanic languages and constitutes a full account of this unusual linguistic phenomenon. Serial verb constructions are...

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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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The Interactional Instinct

Namhee Lee, Lisa Mikesell, Anna Dina L. Joaquin, Andrea W. Mates and John H. Schumann.

August 2009; published online September 2009.

Book. Subjects: sociolinguistics. 256 pages.

This book explores a theory of language evolution as a complex adaptive system that exists as a cultural artifact without any requirement for innate abstract grammatical representations....

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Investigating Variation

Nancy C. Dorian.

May 2010; published online September 2010.

Book. Subjects: sociolinguistics. 384 pages.

Linguistic variation has been studied primarily in communities with the dominant social organization of our time: ethnic diversity, socioeconomic stratification, and a population size...

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The Pragmatics of Politeness

Geoffrey Leech.

July 2014; published online August 2014.

Book. Subjects: semantics. 368 pages.

This book presents a general account of politeness, championing the thesis that politeness is communicative altruism. It gives an account of a wide range of politeness phenomena in English,...

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Do You Make These Mistakes in English?

Edwin L. Battistella.

November 2008; published online January 2009.

Book. Subjects: linguistics. 224 pages.

In the early 1900s, the language of America was becoming colloquial English — the language of the businessman, manager, and professional. Since college and high school education were far...

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