Syntactic Theory

Author: Geoffrey Poole

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9780333770962

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 316

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This text emphasizes theory building and hypothesis testing as it develops and motivates Chomsky's Principles and Parameters framework. Initial chapters guide the student through introductory topics such as X' Theory, Transformations and elementary Binding Theory. For students needing a bridge to the primary literature, later chapters cover more advanced topics which form the core empirical background to Chomsky's Minimalist Programme, including the Empty Category Principle and Economy of Derivation/Representation. In-text exercises engage the student at every stage of the theory development process and every chapter concludes with an Open Issue to encourage further exploration of the chapter's topic.
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Morphology

Palgrave Modern Linguistics

Author: N.A

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137111313

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Page: 400

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NP-Anaphora in Modern Greek

A Partial Neo-Gricean Pragmatic Approach

Author: Michael Chiou

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 144381895X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 250

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Anaphora is one of the most fascinating linguistic phenomena as it constitutes a unique and universal property of human language. Every single natural language provides linguistic means which facilitate speakers to refer to entities in the world. The understanding of the complexity of anaphora and of the problems surrounding it will ameliorate our understanding of the nature of human languages. This explains why anaphora constitutes a central research topic in contemporary linguistic science. This study examines the phenomenon of NP-anaphora with the main focus on modern Greek. By maintaining the empirical and theoretical benefits of the classical generative approach to binding, in this study we propose a partial pragmatic reduction of the interpretation of NP-anaphora in modern Greek in terms of the neo-Gricean pragmatic principles of communication. The proposed analysis is articulated on the following basis: it is argued that the choice of anaphoric expressions and their interpretation by Greek speakers and addressees respectively is heavily dependent on preference, which is regulated by principles of language use and communication. Therefore, by employing a model, which is based on the systematic interaction of the neo-Gricean pragmatic principles of communication, we provide a neat and more elegant approach to NP-anaphora resolution for modern Greek. In a nutshell, this study offers a quite new perspective into the study of NP-anaphora in modern Greek but it is also a little step towards a better understanding of the phenomenon of anaphora across languages.
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The Palgrave Handbook of Economics and Language

Author: V. Ginsburgh,S. Weber

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137325054

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 748

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Do the languages people speak influence their economic decisions and social behavior in multilingual societies? This Handbook brings together scholars from various disciplines to examine the links and tensions between economics and language to find the delicate balance between monetary benefits and psychological costs of linguistic dynamics.
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Bibliographic Index

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Bibliographical literature

Page: 26

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Semantics

Author: Kate Kearns

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230356095

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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'Kearns' book provides a lively and engaging introduction to formal semantics. This new edition extends the scope of the first edition by providing additional material on formalization in a very accessible manner. The presentation is clear and user-friendly throughout, making this a really useful resource for use with undergraduates and beginning graduate students alike' – Professor Louisa Sadler, University of Essex Semantics is the study of the literal meaning of words and the meaning of the way words are combined. This engaging introduction to formal semantics assumes no prior knowledge, providing a solid understanding of a range of semantic phenomena. Truly wide-ranging in coverage, no other introductory textbook discusses a comparable range of topics. Areas covered include: • a beginner's introduction to type theory and the lambda calculus • generalized quantifier theory • referential opacity • thematic roles and lexical conceptual structure • aktionsarten • tense and aspect, including Discourse Representation Theory • event semantics Illustrated throughout with numerous practical examples, each chapter also contains exercises, graded to three different levels of difficulty, as well as suggestions for further reading. Thoroughly revised and expanded, this second edition includes entirely new material on type theory, lambda calculus, semantic composition and discussion of time within a narrative. Comprehensive and accessible, Semantics is ideal for both undergraduate and postgraduate students working at a variety of levels.
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Die Sprache

Ein Phänomen und seine Erforschung

Author: Jürgen Reischer

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110896184

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 314

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This book sets itself three objectives. Firstly, it aims to provide a general and readable insight into the phenomenon of language in order to gain the reader's attention for this fascinating and uniquely human ability; secondly, it sees itself not only as an introduction to language but also as a fully-fledged introduction to linguistics which deals with all branches of the subject, and thirdly, the readers should be motivated and sensitised to continue their studies of language from a scientific standpoint on their own initiative.
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English Syntax and Argumentation

Author: Bas Aarts

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9780230551213

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 368

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This successful textbook gives students a thorough grounding in the basics of sentence structure and acquaints them with the essentials of syntactic argument. Now updated and expanded, the third edition features an additional chapter on grammatical indeterminacy, a case study on subordinating conjunctions and prepositions, and new exercises.
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Romanticism and Linguistic Theory

William Hazlitt, Language, and Literature

Author: M. Tomalin

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230228313

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 201

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This innovative and ground-breaking study explores the complex relationship between linguistic theory and literature during the Romantic period, focusing particularly on William Hazlitt's writings about linguistic theory and also considering figures such as Leigh Hunt, Percy Shelley, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and Thomas De Quincey.
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Pragmatics

Author: Noel Burton-Roberts

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9781403986993

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 267

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In this book, distinguished authors address a wide range of issues that have arisen in post-Gricean pragmatic theory.
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Analysing Sentences

An Introduction to English Syntax

Author: Noel Burton Roberts

Publisher: Addison Wesley Publishing Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: English language

Page: 265

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Standardization, Ideology and Linguistics

Author: N. Armstrong,I. Mackenzie

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137284390

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 253

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The authors explore some of the ways in which standardization, ideology and linguistics are interrelated. Through a number of case studies they show how concepts such as grammaticality and structural change covertly rely on a false conceptualization of language, one that derives ultimately from standardization.
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Language

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Comparative linguistics

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Die Natur der Sprache

Evolution, Paradigmen und Schaltkreise

Author: Dieter Hillert

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3658201134

Category: Psychology

Page: 264

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Dieter Hillert untersucht, wie Bausteine der sprachlichen Evolution diskutiert werden können und wie sich diese in Bezug auf den modernen Menschen entwickelt haben. Insbesondere die hier vorgestellten neuronalen Kartierungsmethoden ermöglichen, wichtige Ergebnisse über die neuronalen Schaltkreise zu gewinnen, die an der Sprachverarbeitung beteiligt sind. Der Autor verdeutlich zudem kortikale Kartierungen sowohl bei typischem und als auch bei atypischem Sprachverhalten. Entsprechend wird aus diesen angesprochenen Perspektiven besprochen, wie sich unser Sprachvermögen evolutionär entwickelten hat, um beispielsweise Ideen, Gefühle, Ziele und Humor lautsprachlich vermitteln zu können. Das vorgestellte evolutionäre Sprachmodell beruht auf den kognitiven Fähigkeiten unserer biologischen Vorahnen.
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The Linguistic Review

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Grammar, Comparative and general

Page: N.A

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Analysing Sentences

An Introduction to English Syntax

Author: Noel Burton-Roberts

Publisher: Longman

ISBN: 9780582248762

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 308

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This highly successful text has established itself as a standard introduction to the practical analysis of English sentence structure. In this second edition, Noel Burton-Roberts has fully revised his original text to improve the clarity of exposition and the level of exemplification and to make the analysis more consistent with current assumptions. As before, important concepts such as constituency, category and function are carefully explained as they are introduced. Tree diagrams are clearly explained and used throughout to help the reader visualise the hierarchical structure of sentences. The final chapter sets the analysis within the context of generative grammar and language study in general.
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