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  • Dialogue in Multilingual and Multimodal Communitiesby Dale A. Koike; Carl S. Blyth

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 149.00

    The Community of Practice (CofP; Wenger 1998) model of social learning has recently been a preferred lense for investigating professional practice in education. This chapter focuses on the experiences and resultant beliefs and practices of a group of teachers from a range of backgrounds (local, national, international) engaged in a highly diverse community... more...

  • Language Developmentby Annette Gerstenberg; Anja Voeste

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 143.00

    This paper focuses on the writing of compound words in the private journals of Thomas Mann (1875–1955) and Harry Graf Kessler (1868–1937),* with special attention to their later years. It will be established that the percentage of closed compound words decreases with time while hyphenated compound words, medial capital spelling and... more...

  • Creating Social Orientation Through Languageby Andreas Langlotz

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 143.00

    This monograph develops a new socio-cognitive theory of sense-making for analyzing the creative management of situated social meaning. Drawing on cognitive-linguistic and social-interactional heuristics in an innovative way, the book both theorizes and demonstrates how embodied cognizers create complex situated conceptualizations of self and other,... more...

  • Pragmatic Markers in Irish Englishby Carolina P. Amador-Moreno; Kevin McCafferty; Elaine Vaughan

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 149.00

    This chapter investigates the use of discourse markers in L2 Irish English, specifically like by Polish people, assuming that the use of discourse markers is an indicator of integration. Quantitative and qualitative approaches are used to analyse the corpus of speech, focusing in particular on the positional distribution of like and the impact of age... more...

  • Proto-Indo-European Syntax and its Developmentby Leonid Kulikov; Nikolaos Lavidas

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 128.00

    The Parametric Comparison Method (PCM, Guardiano & Longobardi 2005, Longobardi & Guardiano 2009) is grounded on the assumption that syntactic parameters are more appropriate than other traits for use as comparanda for historical reconstruction, because they are able to provide unambiguous correspondences and objective measurements, thus guaranteeing... more...

  • Diachronic Construction Grammarby Jóhanna Barğdal; Elena Smirnova; Lotte Sommerer; Spike Gildea

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 143.00

    The grammatical literature on Dutch generally distinguishes two “passive” alternatives to the active double object construction, one of which, the so-called krijgen -passive is a fairly recent addition to the grammar, the earliest reported examples dating from around 1900. The present chapter addresses the early and subsequent history... more...

  • Argumentation in Political Deliberationby Marcin Lewinski; Dima Mohammed

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 128.00

    Dialectical approaches traditionally conceptualize argumentation as a discussion in which two parties debate on “two sides of an issue” (pro and con). However, many political issues engender multiple positions. This is clear in multi-party online deliberations in which often an array of competing positions is debated in one and the same... more...

  • Functional Categories in Three Atlantic Creolesby Claire Lefebvre

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 158.00

    This chapter discusses the material presented in this book organized around the various themes announced in the Introduction, and it addresses questions and comments pertinent to the issues related to these themes. The first theme to be addressed is the question of the similarity between the subsystems of functional categories between the three creoles.... more...

  • Tradition,Tension and Translation in Turkeyby Sehnaz Tahir Gürçaglar; Saliha Paker; John Milton

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 143.00

    Focusing on the novels of Orhan Pamuk and Bilge Karasu in English translation, this study explores the ways their reception evokes identity issues regarding Turkey. It begins with a theoretical discussion, comparing “national allegory” (Jameson 1986) and “metonymics” (Tymoczko 1999), which is a more apt concept when dealing... more...

  • The Acquisition of Italianby Adriana Belletti; Maria Teresa Guasti

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 149.00

    A major contribution to the study of language acquisition and language development inspired by theoretical linguistics has been made by research on the acquisition of Italian syntax. This book offers an updated overview of results from theory-driven experimental and corpus-based research on the acquisition of Italian in different modes (monolingual,... more...