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  • Israeli Peace Discourseby Dalia Gavriely-Nuri

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 143.00

    What role do language and discourse play in the advancement of peace? What is the connection between a given society?s ?peace language? and the repeated failure of peace initiatives involving it? At the heart of this book lie these basic questions and the attempt to shed light on them from new angles. The book focuses on an analysis of Israeli peace... more...

  • Languages of Governance in Conflictby Ingjerd HoŽm

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 143.00

    Through an ethnographically based study of local communicative practices in the Pacific atoll society of Tokelau, the book adds to our understanding of how systems of governance are constituted by minute acts of social interaction, and are informed by our conceptions of the nature of sociality. It combines a social anthropological approach to postcolonial... more...

  • Temporality in Interactionby Arnulf Deppermann; Susanne GŁnthner

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 149.00

    This chapter deals with the temporal deployment of multiple multimodal resources mobilized by the participants in social interaction, focussing on the emer­gent temporality of turns and actions. More precisely, it analyzes the partici­pants’ mobilization of multimodal resources for achieving unit comple­tions, showing how embodied... more...

  • Education in Languages of Lesser Powerby Craig Alan Volker; Fred E. Anderson

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 149.00

    Pasifika peoples in Aotearoa New Zealand are amongst the fastest growing population of all the minority groups. The 2006 census shows that the Pasifika population makes up 6.9% of the total New Zealand population (Statistics New Zealand 2009). The current projections are that this figure will increase in 2026 to 18%. Many of the children who... more...

  • Language Proficiency in Native and Non-native Speakersby Jan H. Hulstijn

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 143.00

    This book, written for both seasoned and novice researchers, presents a theory of what is called Basic and Higher Language Cognition (BLC and HLC), a theory aimed at making some fundamental issues concerning first and second language learning and bilingualism (more) empirical. The first part of the book provides background for and explication of the... more...

  • Language Issues in Saint Vincent and the Grenadinesby Paula Prescod

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 143.00

    Languages of the Caribbean are fascinating and have been studied extensively. It is a particularly fertile ground for the study of pidgins and creoles and the interplay of language and culture and society. However, the languages of St Vincent and the Grenadines have not received the comprehensive attention they deserve. Because the work accomplished... more...

  • Transatlantic Perspectives on Late Modern Englishby Marina Dossena

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 143.00

    This contribution explores the use of the formal resources of English (third-person singular pronouns in anaphora, sex-sensitive collocations) for “assigned gender” in a corpus of letters written by settlers of the Great Plains of the United States in the last decades of the nineteenth century. The textual work is introduced by a discussion... more...

  • Participation in Public and Social Media Interactionsby Marta Dynel; Jan Chovanec

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 143.00

    This chapter discusses the function of blogs as tools enhancing citizen participation in political communication. Adopting the perspective of corpus-assisted critical discourse analysis, a set of blogs from the US presidential election campaign are analysed in order to determine the frequency of reference to the candidates, the parties, as well as... more...

  • Grammatical Change in English World-Wideby Peter Collins

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 158.00

    This chapter examines the use of the progressive aspect in Black South African English (BSAfE) since the late 19th century in corpora of fiction and newspapers. Previous research points to on-going change in native varieties and the extension to stative contexts in non-native varieties of English. The findings are: There has been a consistent increase... more...

  • Producing and Managing Restricted Activitiesby Fabienne H.G. Chevalier; John Moore

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 149.00

    Previous studies of clinical settings show that patients exhibit an orientation towards an institutional restriction against them proposing treatment solutions for their medical condition. In this paper we demonstrate how that restriction is relaxed in a particular clinical setting, that of audiology. Focusing on video-recorded interactions in a Danish... more...