Download Comparative and Contrastive Studies of Information Structure by Carsten Breul, Edward Göbbel PDF

By Carsten Breul, Edward Göbbel

This quantity offers unique comparative and contrastive study into a number of points of knowledge constitution (topic, concentration, contrastivity, givenness, anaphoricity) in addition to into kinds and constructions whose realisation is dependent upon information-structural components (clefts, dislocations, reflexives, null topics, prosodic gains, interrogatives) in a couple of assorted languages (Catalan, English, French, Georgian, German, Hebrew, Hungarian). every one contribution emphasises transformations or commonalities among the languages below research with admire to the realisation of knowledge structural different types or with recognize to the knowledge structural implications of a given shape or constitution. the categorical comparative-contrastive viewpoint of the amount makes a considerable contribution in the direction of a greater figuring out of language particular and common features of knowledge constitution. It increases major questions and offers recommendations for the formal illustration and the practical homes of knowledge structural different types.

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Download The AMA Handbook of Business Writing: The Ultimate Guide to by Kevin Wilson, Jennifer Wauson PDF

By Kevin Wilson, Jennifer Wauson

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Just simply because you're no longer a born author doesn't suggest you want to accept under ideal enterprise files. finally, every bit you write displays at once at the caliber of the services or products your corporation deals. Now, this useful advisor takes the guesswork out of greater than 50 general enterprise files, together with: stories Proposals; company plans; displays; Press releases; Memos; electronic mail Newsletters; assortment letters; and, revenues fabrics. prepared alphabetically and cross-referenced for less complicated use, the booklet offers transparent examples of the way to (and how to not) create successful fabrics at any time when. The authors' step by step directions start with an summary of the writing approach, from instruction and learn all the way through to ultimate assessment and e-book. pattern files convey you the way your items may still glance and skim, and shut to three hundred person entries disguise key issues of grammar, variety and spelling, and current recommendations for writing extra in actual fact, warding off bias, casting off cliches, and masses extra.

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Download Gramática de uso del español Teoría y práctica. Con by Ramon Palencia, Luis Aragones PDF

By Ramon Palencia, Luis Aragones

Gramática de uso trata de manera bastante detallada los diferentes temas de l. a. tradición gramatical española, con una perspectiva muy centrada en l. a. morfosintaxis, aunque incluye otras cuestiones de relevancia gramatical (acentuación, ortografía y ciertos contenidos funcionales y léxicos). Para los autores, cubre los niveles A y B del Marco Común Europeo de Referencia.
• Recorrido completo por todas las cuestiones esenciales de l. a. gramática desde un nivel A1 hasta B2.
• Organizado en dobles páginas para enfrentar los angeles teoría con sus ejercicios correspondientes.
• Cuadros para resaltar los puntos gramaticales más importantes.
• Numerosos ejemplos de uso.
• Dibujos para ilustrar y facilitar l. a. comprensión de las explicaciones gramaticales.
• Más de one hundred twenty five páginas de ejercicios, con modelo de respuesta y soluciones, para ayudar al estudiante a desarrollar su autonomía.

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Download Evolution and Revolution in Linguistic Theory (Georgetown by Hector Campos, Paula Kempchinsky PDF

By Hector Campos, Paula Kempchinsky

This quantity offers essays by means of many of the prime figures within the leading edge of theoretical linguistics in the framework of common grammar. one of many first books to undertake the "minimialist" framework to syntactic research, it features a vital essay via Noam Chomsky at the minimialist software and covers a number themes in syntax and morphology.

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Download Embedded V-To-C in Child Grammar: The Acquisition of Verb by Manuela Schönenberger PDF

By Manuela Schönenberger

How youngsters gather competence in verb placement in languages within which verb placement in matrix clauses doesn't coincide with that during embedded clauses isn't good understood. Verb-Second languages like German and Dutch exhibit the verb-final trend in embedded clauses, which might be complicated for a constructing baby. This booklet addresses this challenge within the context of Swiss German, itself a Germanic dialect.
quite a few examples are given of usual language produced by means of kids who have been always among the a while of four and six. by surprise, on account that prior literature has steered that kids grasp verb placement very early of their linguistic improvement, those young ones circulate the verb in any kind of embedded clause, resulting in many verb-placement blunders.
After introducing the matter and describing the knowledge intimately, a technical research is constructed when it comes to a minimally split-CP, that's fairly profitable in accounting for those info.
The e-book may still curiosity complicated scholars and researchers in either language acquisition and syntax.

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Download Essays on Restrictiveness and Learnability by H. Lasnik PDF

By H. Lasnik

The articles accumulated during this ebook are serious about the problems of restrictiveness and learnability inside of generative grammar, in particular, inside of Chomsky's 'Extended regular Theory'. those concerns were important to syntactic study for many years and they're much more crucial now as effects on syntactic idea, on learnability, and on acquisition start to converge. i'm hoping that this booklet supplies researchers in all of those parts with a few perception into the evolution of rules approximately those concerns. The articles seem of their unique shape, with the subsequent exceptions: a number of typographical and different minor mistakes were corrected; bibliog­ raphic references were up to date and a unified bibliography supplied. i want to take this chance to recognize my enormous intellec­ tual debt to Noam Chomsky. My examine shouldn't have been attainable with out his paintings, his recommendation, and his tips. subsequent, I supply deep due to Chomsky and my different co-authors represented the following: Bob Fiengo, Joe Kupin, Bob Freidin, and Mamoru Saito. i'm thankful, certainly, for the chance to collaborate with such awesome linguists, and, extra instantly, for his or her permission to reprint their co-authored articles. I additionally supply common due to the holders of the copyrights of the reprinted fabric. particular acknowledgements seem on a separate page.

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Download Canonical Forms in Prosodic Morphology by Laura J. Downing PDF

By Laura J. Downing

This ebook considers the interplay of morphological and phonological determinants of linguistic shape and the measure to which one determines the opposite. It considers the operation of canonical types, the invariant syllabic shapes of morphemes and the defining attribute of prosodic morphology. Dr Downing offers an unique conception which she exams on facts from a wide selection of languages. Her ebook could be of crucial curiosity to students and complex scholars of phonology and morphology, and of linguistic idea extra generally.

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Download Predicative Possession (Oxford Studies in Typology and by Leon Stassen PDF

By Leon Stassen

This can be the 1st complete therapy of the innovations hired within the world's languages to precise predicative ownership, as in "the boy has a bat". It offers the result of the author's fifteen-year examine venture at the topic. Predicative ownership is the resource of many grammaticalization paths - as within the English excellent annoying shaped from to have - and its typology is a vital key to realizing the structural number of the world's languages and the way they alter. Drawing on facts from a few four hundred languages representing all of the world's language households, such a lot of which lack an in depth corresponding to the verb to have, Professor Stassen goals (a) to set up a typology of 4 easy forms of predicative ownership, (b) to find and describe the strategies during which commonplace structures should be changed, and (c) to discover hyperlinks among the typology of predicative ownership and different typologies so that it will show styles of interdependence. He indicates, for instance, that the parameter of simultaneous sequencing - the best way a language officially encodes a chain like "John sang and Mary danced" - correlates with how it encodes predicative ownership. via this and different hyperlinks the writer units up a unmarried common version with the intention to account for all morphosyntactic edition in predicative ownership present in the languages of the area, together with styles of version over the years.
Predicative ownership will curiosity students and complicated scholars of language typology, diachronic linguistics, morphology and syntax.

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