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Ways of Structure Building

Ways of Structure Building

Myriam Uribe-Etxebarria and Vidal Valmala (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199644933
eISBN:
9780191741609
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644933.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This volume offers the reader a wide and updated view of some of the most important approaches to three key questions in contemporary syntactic theory: What are the operations available for ... More

Weak Island Semantics

Weak Island Semantics

Márta Abrusán

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199639380
eISBN:
9780191757426
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199639380.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Theoretical Linguistics

This book presents a novel semantic account of weak, or selective, islands. Weak islands are configurations that block the displacement of certain elements in a sentence. Examples of island ... More

West Midlands EnglishBirmingham and the Black Country

West Midlands English: Birmingham and the Black Country

Urszula Clark and Esther Asprey

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748641697
eISBN:
9780748693900
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641697.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This book focuses on the closely allied yet differing linguistic varieties of Birmingham and its immediate neighbour to the west, the industrial heartland of the Black Country. Both of these areas ... More

What if Derrida Was Wrong About Saussure?

What if Derrida Was Wrong About Saussure?

Russell Daylight

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748641970
eISBN:
9780748671564
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641970.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

Between 1907 and 1911, Ferdinand de Saussure gave three series of lectures on the topic of general linguistics. After his death, these lecture notes were gathered together by his students and ... More

What is English?And Why Should We Care?

What is English?: And Why Should We Care?

Tim William Machan

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199601257
eISBN:
9780191759031
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199601257.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, English Language

What is English? Why do we care? And for that matter how do we know? To answer these questions this book draws on original archival research as well as historical and grammatical analysis. It ... More

What Is Good Writing?

What Is Good Writing?

Geoffrey Huck

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780190212957
eISBN:
9780190212971
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190212957.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

There was a time when good writing would be defined simply by adverting to a few literary classics. That kind of strategy is less helpful these days, when so many different styles and voices are ... More

When Languages DieThe Extinction of the World's Languages and the Erosion of Human Knowledge

When Languages Die: The Extinction of the World's Languages and the Erosion of Human Knowledge

K. David Harrison

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195181920
eISBN:
9780199870622
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181920.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

It is commonly agreed by linguists and anthropologists that the majority of languages spoken now around the globe will likely disappear within our lifetime. The phenomenon known as language death has ... More

Where Does Binding Theory Apply?

Where Does Binding Theory Apply?

David Lebeaux

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012904
eISBN:
9780262255332
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012904.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

This wide-ranging book examines where the conditions of binding theory apply and in doing so considers the nature of phrase structure (in particular how case and theta roles apply) and the nature of ... More

Where Metaphors Come FromReconsidering Context in Metaphor

Where Metaphors Come From: Reconsidering Context in Metaphor

Zoltán Kövecses

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780190224868
eISBN:
9780190224882
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190224868.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This book argues that what is known as “conceptual metaphor theory” has stood the test of time. At the same time, it also suggests that the view of metaphorical grounding as proposed in the book ... More

Why Do You Ask?The Function of Questions in Institutional Discourse

Why Do You Ask?: The Function of Questions in Institutional Discourse

Alice Freed and Susan Ehrlich (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195306897
eISBN:
9780199867943
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306897.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This volume is a study of question use in institutional discourse, the first volume of its kind to make questions and questioning the explicit focus of its investigation. It brings together studies ... More

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