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Current Studies in Linguistics

The Brain and the Enigma of Impossible Languages

The new edition of a pioneering book that examines research at the intersection of contemporary theoretical linguistics and the cognitive neurosciences.

Suppletion, Superlatives, and the Structure of Words

An argument for, and account of linguistic universals in the morphology of comparison, combining empirical breadth and theoretical rigor.

The Brain and the Enigma of Impossible Languages

An exploration of what research at the intersection of contemporary theoretical linguistics and the cognitive neurosciences can reveal about the constraints on the apparently chaotic variation in human languages.

Linguistic Explorations in Honor of David M. Perlmutter

Essays reflecting the influence of the versatile linguist David M. Perlmutter, covering topics from theoretical morphology to sign language phonology.

The introduction of a mathematical and computational framework within which to analyze the interplay between language learning and language evolution.

Leading phonologists discuss contemporary work on the topics of metrical theory, feature theory, syllable theory, and the relation among grammatical modules.

Studies in Honor of Paul Kiparsky

A collection of essays on the word by colleagues, students, and teachers of linguist Paul Kiparsky that reflects his distinctive focus and his influence on the field.

Essays in Honor of Jean-Roger Vergnaud

Essays by leading theoretical linguists--including Noam Chomsky, B. Elan Dresher, Richard Kayne, Howard Lasnik, Morris Halle, Norbert Hornstein, Henk van Riemsdijk, and Edwin Williams--reflect on Jean-Roger Vergnaud’s influence in the field and discuss current theoretical issues

A Progressive Grammar

The first modern pedagogically oriented reference to the grammar of standard Basque (Euskara Batua), in two volumes: Part 1 presents detailed grammar lessons, Part 2 glosses and supplementary materials.

The Transformational Cycle

Carried out within the framework of the theory of generative grammar originated with Noam Chomsky in the 1950s, this book should be of particular interest to those either active in or conversant with the field of generative grammar and also to those just beginning the study of generative grammar.

The collected works of one of the world's leading scholars in speech acoustics, chronicling the development of speech analysis, feature theory, and applications to language descriptions.

The Interpretation of Coordination, Plurality, and Scope in Natural Language

An investigation of the logical flexibility principles needed for a formal semantic account of coordination, plurality, and scope in natural language.

A Life in Language

This book offers a comprehensive survey of research on parasitic gaps, an intriguing syntactic phenomenon.

This book presents a theory of speech-sound generation in the human vocal system.

Contemporary Lectures on Classic Transformational Theory

Essays present explicit syntactic analyses that adhere to programmatic minimalist guidelines.

This is the first experimental study of Principle B with verb phrase ellipsis and properties of the interpretation of empty pronouns in ellipsis.

In this technical monograph, Paul Postal deals with several issues that inexplicably have been treated only marginally in the development of current linguistic theorizing.

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