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  • 'Subordination' versus 'Coordination' in Sentence and Textby Cathrine Fabricius-Hansen; Wiebke Ramm

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2008; US$ 165.00

    The papers collected in this volume (including a comprehensive introduction) investigate semantic and discourse-related aspects of subordination and coordination, in particular the relationship between subordination/coordination at the sentence level and subordination/coordination ? or hierarchical/non-hierarchical organization ? at the discourse level.... more...

  • (In)vulnerable Domains in Multilingualismby Natascha Müller

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2003; US$ 113.00

    This study has been conducted within the larger context of the project SKOBI and its research questions concerning the acquisition and development of linguistic connectivity in Turkish and German in bilingual children. The phenomenon analyzed is approached from the perspective of language typology, sociolinguistics, language psychology and acquisition... more...

  • (Mis)Representing Islamby John Richardson

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2004; US$ 54.00

    (Mis)Representing Islam explores and illustrates how élite broadsheet newspapers are implicated in the production and reproduction of anti-Muslim racism. The book approaches journalistic discourse as the inseparable combination of ?social practices?, ?discursive practices? and the ?texts? themselves from a perspective which fuses Critical Discourse... more...

  • (Multi) Media Translationby Yves Gambier; Henrik Gottlieb

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2001; US$ 165.00

    The globalisation of communication networks has increased the domains of translation and is challenging ever more the translator?s role. This volume is a collection of contributions from two different conferences (Misano, 1997 and Berlin, 1998). (Multi)Media translation, especially screen translation (TV, cinema, video), has made more explicit the... more...

  • Academic Voicesby Kjersti Fløttum; Trine Dahl; Torodd Kinn

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2006; US$ 173.00

    This book explores how the voices of authors and other researchers are manifested in academic discourse, and how the author handles the polyphonic interaction between these various parties. It represents a unique study of academic discourse in that it takes a doubly contrastive approach, focusing on the two factors of discipline and language at the... more...

  • Accessibility and Acceptability in Technical Manualsby Inger Lassen

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2003; US$ 143.00

    Accessibility and Acceptability in Technical Manuals is written for an audience with a general interest in readability studies, linguistics and technical writing. With the main emphasis on technical manuals the book is primarily targeted at those who have a special interest in the design and use of utility texts and how these texts are received and... more...

  • Acquisition in Interlanguage Pragmaticsby Anne Barron

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2003; US$ 188.00

    Acquisition in Interlanguage Pragmatics provides readers with a much-needed insight into the development of pragmatic competence, an area of research long neglected in interlanguage pragmatics. The longitudinal investigation which provides the basic material for this book consists of a corpus of requests, offers and refusals of offers elicited from... more...

  • The Acquisition of Diminutivesby Ineta Savickiene; Wolfgang U. Dressler

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2007; US$ 180.00

    This chapter explores the hypothesis that diminutive usage in child-directed speech may provide multiple benefits for language acquisition. We summarize a series of experiments that exposed naïve English-speaking adults to Dutch or Russian diminutives, and tested their ability to isolate words in fluent speech or acquire gender categories. Across studies,... more...

  • The Acquisition of Direct Object Scrambling and Clitic Placementby Jeannette C. Schaeffer

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2000; US$ 143.00

    This book offers a new contribution to the debate concerning the “real time acquisition” of grammar in First Language Acquisition Theory. It combines detailed and quantitative observations of object placement in Dutch and Italian child language with an analysis that makes use of the Modularity Hypothesis. Real time development is explained... more...

  • The Acquisition of Frenchby Philippe Prévost

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2009; US$ 54.00

    This book presents a thorough description of morphosyntactic knowledge developed by learners of French in four different learning situations ? first language (L1) acquisition, second (L2) language acquisition, bilingualism, and acquisition by children with Specific Language Impairment ? within the theoretical framework of generative grammar. This approach... more...