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Translating Buddhism

Explores key questions about translations and translators of South Asian Buddhist texts, past and present.

Advances in African Linguistics

A selection of papers presented at the 28th Annual Conference on African Linguistics.

Lexeme-Morpheme Base Morphology

This is the first complete theory of the morphology of language, a compendium of information on morphological categories and operations.

Understanding Language Acquisition

How is language acquisition possible? How is it that humans, within a few years of birth, can speak and understand language, transcending both its limited experience and biological limitations?

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Gaps in Nature

This book is a study of the relation between cognitive linguistics and literary theory. Theory of literary interpretation is reinterpreted in terms of current debate in cognitive science. While research ...

Esperanto

Esperanto, spoken by thousands of people across the world, is the most successful international language project. In this book, the French linguist and literary critic Pierre Janton describes the history ...

Morphology Now

Several distinct general linguistic theories are represented here: autolexical theory, categorial grammar, functional grammar, and government and binding syntax. Each essay in this book is centered around ...

Markedness

Battistella traces the development of markedness theory as a central part of structuralist theories of language. He outlines the concepts of marked and unmarked from Prague School structuralism to present ...

On Monosemy

In this book, the author argues that words should be presumed initially to be monosemic: having a single, highly abstract meaning. Semantic research should first seek a unitary meaning, resorting to polysemy, ...

Theoretical Perspectives on Native American Languages

American linguistics has a tradition of finding unique and important insights from studies of Native American languages, often leading to innovations in current theories. At the same time, research on ...

Informal Lectures on Formal Semantics

This book is an introduction to the current developments in model-theoretic semantics, which has become an essential part of the work in theoretical linguistics over the last decade. The author examines ...

The Science of Linguistics in the Art of Translation

Drawing from more than two hundred examples representing twenty-two languages of wide genetic and typological variety, the author guides the reader through a broad collection of situations encountered ...

Dependency Syntax

This work presents the first sustained examination of Dependency Syntax. In clear and stimulating analyses Mel'cuk promotes syntactic description in terms of dependency rather than in terms of more familiar ...

An Integrated Theory of Autosegmental Processes

This volume resolves an inconsistency that has arisen in the autosegmental theory of phonology and morphology - some versions of this theory allow a single distinctive feature to be duplicated on more ...

Studies of Passive Clauses

In this work, Paul M. Postal supports the universalist theory of language by examining passive clauses. Contrary to a skeptical tradition, Postal argues that passive clauses are cross-linguistically identifiable ...

Using Language

In a pioneer study of how language is actually used, Dr. Kearns combines the rigor of formal logic with a detailed analysis of natural language patterns. Through this double focus, he develops artificial ...

Semiotics and Linguistic Structure

This book is devoted to elementary formal logic and metalogic, and their applications to language.