Category Archives: Grammar

Applying Cognitive Grammar in the Foreign Language by Jakub Bielak,Miroslaw Pawlak

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By Jakub Bielak,Miroslaw Pawlak

The monograph constitutes an try and exhibit how Cognitive Grammar (CG) may be hired within the overseas language lecture room on the way to assisting newcomers in larger knowing the complexities of English grammar. Its theoretical half offers a short evaluate of the most tenets of Cognitive Grammar in addition to illustrating how the outline of English annoying and element may be approached from a standard and a CG standpoint. The empirical half reviews the findings of an empirical learn which aimed to match the consequences of guide using conventional pedagogic descriptions with these grounded in CG at the particular an implicit wisdom of the current basic and current non-stop Tenses. The e-book closes with the dialogue of instructions for extra learn by way of the appliance of CG to language pedagogy in addition to a few pedagogic implications

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Causation in Grammatical Structures (Oxford Studies in by Bridget Copley,Fabienne Martin

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By Bridget Copley,Fabienne Martin

This publication brings jointly study regarding causation from specialists within the fields of linguistics, philosophy, and psychology. It seeks to reach at a extra refined realizing either one of how causal ideas are expressed in causal meanings, and the way these meanings in flip are geared up into constructions. Chapters handle probably the most interesting present concerns within the box, together with the relata of causal relatives; the illustration of defeasible causation
within verb words and on the point of modality; the variation among direct and oblique causal chains; and the illustration of those chains in syntax.

The e-book examines facts from a large choice of languages, comparable to Tohono O'odham, Finnish, Tagalog, Vietnamese, Hindi, and Karachay-Balkar, and may be of curiosity to syntacticians and semanticists, in addition to psycholinguists and philosophers, from graduate point upwards.

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The Syntax of Specifiers and Heads: Collected Essays of by Hilda J. Koopman

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By Hilda J. Koopman

Specifiers and Heads covers such subject matters as:
* interpretation and distribution of pronouns
* ECP effects
* specifiers and word structure
* the position and functioning of head movement
* the structure of grammar
every one bankruptcy attracts syntactic arguments from phenomena in a wide variety of languages and brings those to undergo at the constitution of syntactic idea and the certainty of crosslinguistic version. one of the languages studied are the African languages, Welsh and Irish, Norwegian, French, English and Dutch.

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Theoretical Implications of Some Global Phenomena in Syntax: by Gilles Fauconnier

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By Gilles Fauconnier

This name, first released in 1979, centres on keep watch over and binding in networks of anaphora. a large choice of phenomena that are superficially international instead of neighborhood techniques are tested, and the learn bargains without delay with facets of usual common sense and reveals its empirical motivation in concrete grammatical phenomena, thereby accounting for similarities and variations among average languages and synthetic formal logics. This name can be of curiosity to scholars of language and linguistics.

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Language Contact in Europe: The Periphrastic Perfect through by Bridget Drinka

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By Bridget Drinka

This entire new paintings presents large proof for the basic position of language touch as a main set off for switch. particular in breadth, it strains the unfold of the periphrastic ideal throughout Europe during the last 2,500 years, illustrating at each one degree the micro-responses of audio system and groups to macro-historical pressures. one of the key forces claimed to be answerable for normative suggestions in either japanese and western Europe is 'roofing' - the superstratal impression of Greek and Latin on languages below the impression of Greek Orthodoxy and Roman Catholicism respectively. the writer offers a brand new interpretation of the thought of 'sprachbund', providing the version of a third-dimensional stratified convergence area, and applies this version to her research of the have and be perfects in the Charlemagne sprachbund. The publication additionally tackles broader theoretical matters, for instance, demonstrating that the ideal demanding shouldn't be considered as a common category.

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Movement and Silence (Oxford Studies in Comparative Syntax) by Richard S. Kayne

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By Richard S. Kayne

This quantity collects very important contemporary articles by means of Richard Kayne, one of many most sensible formal linguists on this planet. even supposing the articles variety commonly in subject and subject matter, they hold jointly in that they illustrate the facility of the comparative technique, and they toughen Kayne's view that syntax is mostly extra complicated than it first seems. As with different volumes during this sequence, the viewers for the quantity might be formal linguists and syntacticians round the world.

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Case, Argument Structure, and Word Order (Routledge Leading by Shigeru Miyagawa

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By Shigeru Miyagawa

Over the years, a big strand of Miyagawa's study has been to check how syntax, case marking, and argument constitution engage. particularly, Miyagawa's paintings addresses the character of the connection among syntax and argument constitution, and the way case marking and different phenomena support to clarify this dating. during this selection of new and revised items, Miyagawa expands and develops new analyses for numeral quantifier stranding, ditransitive structures, nominative/genitive alternation, "syntactic" research of lexical and syntactic causatives, and old switch within the accusative case marking from previous eastern to trendy jap. All of those analyses exhibit an intimate relation between case marking, argument constitution, and be aware order.

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Lateinische Grammatik (German Edition) by Dirk Panhuis,Roland Hoffmann

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By Dirk Panhuis,Roland Hoffmann

Diese Lateinische Grammatik ist ein innovatives Nachschlagewerk mit großem Interesse an der wissenschaftlichen Entwicklung, die in der Linguistik seit der zweiten Hälfte des vergangenen Jahrhunderts stattgefunden hat. Dies hat zu einer Grammatik mit einem zusammenhängenden Blick auf die syntaktische und semantische Struktur des Satzes und seiner Teile und zu einer angemessenen grammatikalischen Terminologie mit korrekteren Definitionen geführt. Die Grammatik folgt dabei nicht einem bestimmten linguistischen Modell. Vielmehr sind in ihr die wichtigsten neuen Einsichten in Sprache und Linguistik sinnvoll mit traditionellen Erkenntnissen kombiniert worden. Eine klare Strukturierung der sprachlichen Phänomene ermöglicht auch eine größere didaktische Klarheit und Einfachheit.

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Constructional Approaches to English Grammar (Topics in by Graeme Trousdale,Nikolas Gisborne

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By Graeme Trousdale,Nikolas Gisborne

This selection of articles brings jointly new examine from either validated and rising foreign specialists within the examine of English grammar, all of whom have engaged with the inspiration of 'construction' of their work.The study this is excited by either synchrony and diachrony, with the connection among development Grammar and different linguistic theories, and with a couple of matters within the research of grammar, reminiscent of elevating and keep watch over phenomena, transitivity, relative clause constitution, the syntax of gerunds, attributive and predicative makes use of of adjectives, modality, and grammaticalization.

Some of the articles are written inside a constructional framework, whereas others spotlight strength issues of constructional ways to English grammar; many of the articles are in accordance with info gathered from corpora, a few on introspection; a few of the articles recommend capability advancements for diachronic development grammar, whereas others search to match building Grammar with different cognitive linguistic theories, such a lot really be aware Grammar.The learn suggested during this quantity provides a chain of how of the connection among buildings and styles in English grammar, both now or within the past.

The bookaddresses students and complicated scholars who're attracted to English grammar, constructional techniques to language, and the connection among practical and formal concerns in linguistic description and theory.



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The Morphology of Chinese: A Linguistic and Cognitive by Jerome L. Packard

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By Jerome L. Packard

This flooring breaking research dispels the typical trust that chinese language 'doesn't have phrases' yet as an alternative 'has characters'. Jerome Packard's e-book offers a complete dialogue of the linguistic and cognitive nature of chinese language phrases. It indicates that chinese language, faraway from being 'morphologically impoverished', has a distinct morphological approach since it selects diversified 'settings' on parameters shared via all languages. The research of chinese language note formation accordingly complements our realizing of observe universals. Packard describes the intimate courting among phrases and their parts, together with how the identities of chinese language morphemes are word-driven, and provides new insights into the evolution of morphemes in keeping with chinese language information. versions are provided for the way chinese language phrases are kept within the psychological lexicon and processed in typical speech, exhibiting that a lot of what local audio system find out about phrases happens innately within the kind of a hard-wired, in particular linguistic 'program' within the brain.

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