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- Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 29.95
The Internet is now an integral part of contemporary life, and linguists are increasingly studying its influence on language. In this student-friendly guidebook, leading language authority Professor David Crystal follows on from his landmark bestseller Language and the Internet and presents the area as a new field: Internet linguistics. In his... more...
- Da Capo Press 2009; US$ 18.95
In the childhood of every human being and at the dawn of human history there is an amazing and, until now, unexplained leap from simple genetically programmed behavior to language, symbolic thinking, and culture. In The First Idea , Stanley Greenspan and Stuart Shanker explore this missing link and offer brilliant new insights into two longstanding... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 29.00
Nanette Gottlieb's book considers the role of language in Japanese society in relation to identity formation. It covers important questions such as multilingualism, language and nationalism, and literacy and reading habits. Building on the author's previous highly regarded work, it will be essential reading for students and scholars. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 59.95
The new and updated edition of this bestselling introductory textbook is a comprehensive overview of the field of second language acquisition. In an easy-to-read, accessible style, it provides students with information about the scope of the field, but also provides background information on related areas such as first language acquisition. The book... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 42.00
A convenient, portable paperback derived from the acclaimed Cambridge Encyclopedia of the World's Ancient Languages. more...
- De Gruyter 2010; US$ 307.00
This handbook focuses on the interpersonal aspects of language in use, exploring key concepts such as face, im/politeness, identity, or gender, as well as mitigation, respect/deference, and humour in a variety of settings. The volume includes theoretical overviews as well as empirical studies from experts in a range of disciplines within linguistics... more...
- Wiley 2013; US$ 19.95
We are living through the consequences of a linguistic revolution. Dramatic linguistic change has left us at the beginning of a new era in the evolution of human language, with repercussions for many individual languages. In this book, David Crystal, one of the world's authorities on language, brings together for the first time the three major... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 84.95
Research on language and communication development and intervention in persons with mental retardation has been conducted at a fast and furious pace during the last two decades. Past attempts to summarize this research have been rather restricted, focusing on a single, narrowly defined substantive domain such as lexical development, or of a single... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 135.00
It is now well established that phonological -- and orthographic -- codes play a crucial role in the recognition of isolated words and in understanding the sequences of words that comprise a sentence. However, words and sentences are organized with respect to morphological as well as phonological components. It is thus unfortunate that the morpheme... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 110.00
This volume investigates the implications of the study of populations other than educated, middle-class, normal children and languages other than English on a universal theory of language acquisition. Because the authors represent different theoretical orientations, their contributions permit the reader to appreciate the full spectrum of language acquisition... more...