By Maurizio Gotti (Ed.), Marina Dossena (Ed.), Richard Dury (Ed.)
The papers amassed during this quantity have been first provided on the 14th overseas convention on English old Linguistics (Bergamo, 2006). along reviews of syntax, morphology, lexis and semantics, released in sister volumes, many leading edge contributions serious about geo-historical edition in English. a gently peer-reviewed choice, together with plenary lectures, seems the following in print for the first time, bearing witness to the expanding scholarly curiosity in kinds of English except so-called 'standard' English. In all of the contributions, well-established equipment of. Read more...
By Irène Baron (Ed.), Michael Herslund (Ed.), Finn Sørensen (Ed.)
Few linguistic ideas are extra elusive than possession. the current selection of articles, chosen from a global workshop held in Copenhagen in may well 1998, confronts the topic from numerous angles (lexicon; the semantics of ownership and the verb HAVE; the syntax of genitives and different possessive constructions; the interplay of verbal and nominal buildings; the semantic and textual implications of the alienable/inalienable contrast, etc.) and ways (formal semantics; practical semantics; and syntax as diachronic and typological comparisons). The languages coated comprise either ecu languages akin to Danish, French, Russian, Spanish, Portuguese and Latin, and a number of other American, Australian, African and Asian languages. This quantity within which the contributing students have sought to check as many 'dimensions' as attainable is of curiosity to all linguists, specifically these operating within the box of typology and sensible techniques to language.