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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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The Oxford Handbook of Compositionality

Edited by Wolfram Hinzen, Edouard Machery and Markus Werning.

February 2012; published online September 2012.

Book. Subjects: linguistics. 768 pages.

Compositionality is a key concept in linguistics, the philosophy of mind and language, and throughout the cognitive sciences. Understanding how it works is a central element of syntactic...

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The Oxford Handbook of Language Evolution

Edited by Kathleen R. Gibson and Maggie Tallerman.

November 2011; published online September 2012.

Book. Subjects: linguistics. 800 pages.

The Oxford Handbook of Language Evolution presents critical accounts of every aspect of the field. The book’s five parts are devoted to insights from comparative animal...

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The Oxford Handbook of Laboratory Phonology

Edited by Abigail C. Cohn, Cécile Fougeron and Marie K. Huffman.

December 2011; published online September 2012.

Book. Subjects: linguistics. 896 pages.

The Oxford Handbook of Laboratory Phonology provides coverage of research in laboratory phonology. Laboratory phonology denotes a research perspective, not a specific theory:...

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The Oxford Handbook of the History of Linguistics

Edited by Keith Allan.

March 2013; published online July 2013.

Book. Subjects: linguistics. 952 pages.

In the Oxford Handbook of the History of Linguistics leading scholars from around the world explore and discuss the complex of interconnected approaches, skills, and tasks that has...

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The Oxford Handbook of Computational Linguistics

Edited by Ruslan Mitkov.

January 2005; published online September 2012.

Book. Subjects: linguistics. 808 pages.

The Oxford Handbook of Computational Linguistics features thirty-eight articles commissioned from experts all over the world. The book describes major concepts, methods, and...

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