Archive For The “Grammar” Category
By Claire Halpert
First, whereas this e-book argues in prefer of a case-licensing research of Zulu, it locates the positions the place case is assigned reduce within the clause than what's present in nominative-accusative languages. additionally, Zulu indicates facts that case and contract are specified operations within the language, situated on varied heads and working independently of one another. regardless of those unfamiliarities, there's facts that the timing relationships among operations replicate these present in different languages. moment, this ebook proposes a singular kind of morphological case that serves to masks many structural licensing results in Zulu; the results of this situation are unexpected, Halpert argues that its lifestyles is anticipated given the present typological photograph of case. ultimately, this publication explores the implications of case and contract as dissociated operations, displaying that given this example, different strange houses of Bantu languages, equivalent to hyper-raising, are a usual end result. This exploration yields the belief that many of the more odd houses of Bantu languages actually end result from small quantities of version to deeply regularly occurring syntactic ideas similar to case, contract, and the EPP.
By Geert Booij
the large number of morphological operations that we discover in average languages is kind of fascinating. the 1st a part of the ebook supplies a cross-linguistic survey of those operations: affixation, compounding, reduplication, and a number of other varieties of phonological operation. the explicit homes of note formation and inflection are handled in next chapters.
the second one a part of the publication specializes in the ways that the morphological constitution of phrases determines their phonological, syntactic, and semantic homes. those diverse 'interfaces' are handled systematically, back with illustrations from a few languages.
within the final a part of the ebook the reader is brought to present-day examine at the acquisition of morphological wisdom, and at the means during which complicated phrases are processed. it will supply perception as to how lexical wisdom is based and the way it truly is kept in memory.
By Omer Preminger
By Natalia Gagarina,Insa Gülzow
This quantity investigates the linguistic improvement of kids in regards to their wisdom of the verb and its grammar. the choice of papers brings to researchers and specifically psycholinguists empirical proof from a large choice of languages from Hebrew, via English to Estonian. The authors interpret their findings with a spotlight on cross-linguistic similarities and modifications, with no subscribing to both a UG-based or usage-based approach.
By Tony McEnery,Richard Xiao
This ebook is anxious with cross-linguistic distinction of significant grammatical different types in English and chinese language, most vital but genetically various global languages. This genetic distinction has ended in many subsidiary ameliorations which are, between different issues, regarding grammar. in comparison with typologically similar languages, cross-linguistic distinction of English and chinese language is tougher but promising. the most topic of this booklet lies in its concentrate on cross-linguistic distinction of aspect-related grammatical different types, or, grammatical different types that give a contribution to aspectual that means – either state of affairs element on the semantic point and point of view point on the grammatical point – in English and Chinese.
The distinct energy of this quantity lies in that it really is first corpus-based publication contrasting English and chinese language. on condition that the state-of-the-art in language reports is to exploit corpora, the importance of the wedding among contrastive stories and the corpus technique during this booklet isn't really to be underestimated.
By Rodney Huddleston,Geoffrey K. Pullum
By Michael Barlow
Typical instances of contract are effortless to spot, yet the place the bounds of contract lie rely on what facets of the contract relation are thought of to be defining homes. it's a brief step from viewing contract within the conventional method, as an identical of beneficial properties, to defining contract as any relation that guarantees consistency of data in separate constructions. This e-book takes as its subject contract because it is generally conceived, person who basically comprises morphosyntactic categories.
By Eriko Sato,Carolina Ferré Pellicer
Este libro permite al estudiante crear su propio programa de aprendizaje, adaptado a sus inquietudes: dar mejor atención a los clientes japoneses en el ámbito turístico o de los negocios, abrirse nuevas puertas para el desarrollo profesional, viajar a Japón por trabajo o por ocio, and so on. En él se presentan las reglas básicas de pronunciación, los dos alfabetos principales (kanji y kana), gramática, conversación, un poco de japonés para los negocios, expresiones genuinamente japonesas y algo de culturilla basic sobre Japón.
By Samuel David Epstein,Erich M. Groat,Ruriko Kawashima,Hisatsugu Kitahara
By R. M. W Dixon
alongside gold-en, will we say silver-y (not silver-en)? Why is it wood-en (not wood-ic) yet metall-ic (not metall-en)?
After brief initial chapters, which set the scene and description the standards hired, there are money owed of the derivation of destructive phrases, of alternative derivations which don't swap be aware classification, on making new verbs, new adjectives, new nouns, and new adverbs. the ultimate bankruptcy bargains with combos of suffixes, of prefixes, and of the 2 jointly. inside of each one bankruptcy, derivational affixes are prepared in semantic teams, the individuals of that are contrasted with recognize to which means and
function; for instance, child-less and child-free. for every affix there's an account of its genetic beginning (from outdated English, Greek, Latin, French, and so on), its phonological shape and implications for rigidity placement, the roots it may be hooked up to (and why), and the way its variety of meanings has
developed over the centuries. The e-book is written within the author's accustomed kind - transparent and well-organised, with easy-to-understand reasons. The exposition is illustrated via examples, starting from Shakespeare, W. S. Gilbert, and smooth novels to what was once heard at the radio. it is going to be a useful textual content and sourcebook for students and scholars of the English language and of basic linguistics, from undergraduate point upwards. the numerous interesting evidence provided the following, in one of these lucid
and obtainable demeanour, also will entice the overall reader drawn to making a choice on to items the English language to determine the way it works.