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- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 110.00
Based on Comrie's much-praised The World's Major Languages , this is the first comprehensive guide in paperback to descibe in detail the language families of Eastern Europe, and includes an introduction which surveys the field. more...
- De Gruyter 2012; US$ 126.00
The ?European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages? of the Council of Europe now applies in 25 states. The articles in this volume examine the basic concept and the language planning measures of the treaty from the linguistic and legal perspectives. A large number of concrete case studies are used to investigate whether the Charter is adequate... more...
- De Gruyter 2011; US$ 363.00
The Languages and Linguistics of Europe: A Comprehensive Guideis part of the multi-volume reference work on the languages and linguistics of the continents of the world. The book supplies profiles of the language families of Europe, including the sign languages. It also discusses the the areal typology, paying attention to the Standard Average European,... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2011; US$ 143.00
Is Africa a linguistic area (Heine & Leyew 2008)? The present volume consists of sixteen papers highlighting the linguistic geography of Africa, covering, in particular, southern Africa with its Khoisan languages. A wide range of phenomena are discussed to give an overview of the pattern of social, cultural, and linguistic interaction that characterizes... more...
- Continuum International Publishing 2010; US$ 140.00
The impact of globalization processes on language is an emergent field in sociolinguistics. To date there has not been an in-depth look at this in Asia, although Asia includes the two most populous globalizing economies of the world, India and China. Covering the major themes in the field of globalization and language, this book will take a look... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2008; US$ 158.00
Across North Asia, complex sentence formation patterns display an unusually high prevalence of suffixed relational morphemes used to convey subordination. Suffixal subordinators occur in a variety of genetic groupings, most notably Samoyedic, Turkic, and Tungusic, but also in some of the region?s language isolates, such as Ket and Ainu. No general... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2008; US$ 173.00
This volume is a collection of articles on clitic doubling, a phenomenon that has preoccupied generative linguists since the 1980s, when its theoretical importance was noted. Clitic doubling is prevalent in the Balkan languages. However, generative studies initially dealt with its properties in Romance languages, with the Balkan patterns coming increasingly... more...
- De Gruyter 2008; US$ 168.00
This book examines the coding of the three coordination relations of combination, contrast and alternative on the basis of a 74 language sample, with special focus on the languages spoken in Europe. It shows that the 'and-but-or' coding system which is typical of Central-Western Europe appears to be extremely rare outside Europe, where a great variation... more...
- OUP Oxford 2008; US$ 149.99
This book provides a typological overview of the different manifestations of grammaticalized case systems in African languages. In the course of thoroughly analyzing case in roughly 100 African languages, Christa K--ouml--;nig reveals several features, such as tone as a marker for case, which are rare phenomena in other languages of the world. - ;This... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2008; US$ 195.00
This book is a functional-typological study of possession splits in European languages. It shows that genetically and structurally diverse languages such as Icelandic, Welsh, and Maltese display possessive systems which are sensitive to semantically based distinctions reminiscent of the alienability correlation. These distinctions are grammatically... more...