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- De Gruyter 2004; US$ 28.00
This work-book discusses the basics of linguistic text analysis from a present-day viewpoint. Its special concern is to underline the commonalities existing between many of the text-linguistic approaches that have been proposed, and to provide a well-defined overview of descriptive aspects. Chapter 1 looks at the history of the discipline, Chapter... more...
- De Gruyter 2012; US$ 168.00
Karl Philipp Moritz is best known as the author of the novel Anton Reiser, and as a scholar of classical aesthetics. However, there is another area of his workthat was extremely important to him: his engagement with language. Against the backdrop of European intellectual history, this book spotlights Moritz as an original grammarian and philosopher... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 1993; US$ 210.00
The present volume contains revised versions of selected papers from the general sessions of ICHL 9. The 34 papers cover topics from the full range of contemporary historical linguistic scholarship. The papers address issues of language change in a large variety of languages and language families, both Indo-European and non-Indo-European: students... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2013; US$ 143.00
This paper describes the thematic variation observed in two newspaper genres – news reports and commentaries – in English and Spanish and studies the influence of genre-specific and language-specific constraints on the observed variation. The study is based on the contrastive analysis of certain clausal and discourse-thematic features... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 64.99
This book considers how and why forms and meanings of different languages at different times may resemble each other. Its distinguished authors investigate the relationship between areal diffusion and the genetic development of languages, and reveal the means of distinguishing what may cause one language to share the characteristics of another. The... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 49.99
The present volume examines the ways in which linguistic traits may change in a contact situation. It contains an encyclopaedic introduction, which sets out a general theory of contact-induced change, and twelve subsequent chapters, which analyse the effects of language contact on grammatical systems in a variety of languages belonging to different... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 32.00
This lucid and up-to-date overview of language change, considering both changes that occurred long ago and those currently in progress. This substantially revised third edition includes two new chapters on change of meaning and grammaticalization. New sections have also been added as well as over150 new references. more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 1995; US$ 198.00
This volume contains a selection of 34 of the 96 papers presented at ICHL 1993, including several of the contributions to the workshop on Parameters and Typology organized jointly by Henning Andersen and David W. Lightfoot. Major topics represented are grammaticalization and functional renewal (illustrated with changes in romance, French, Pennsylvania... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2003; US$ 180.00
Every language includes layers of lexical and grammatical elements that entered it at different times in the more or less distant past. Hence, for periods preceding our earliest historical documentation, linguistic stratigraphy ? the systematic study of such layers ? may yield information about the prehistory of a given tradition of speaking in a... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 1990; US$ 210.00
The volume contains 37 papers originally presented at the 8th International Conference on Historical Linguistics in Lille, France. The papers bring historical data to bear on issues in theoretical linguistics, both descriptive and diachronic or deal with specific questions in the history of individual languages. The theoretical issues range from phonology... more...