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  • Word Order Change in Icelandicby Thorbj÷rg Hrˇarsdˇttir

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2001; US$ 195.00

    While Modern Icelandic exhibits a virtually uniform VO order in the VP, Old(er) Icelandic had both VO order and OV order, as well as ‘mixed’ word order patterns. In this volume, the author both examines the various VP-word order patterns from a descriptive and statistical point of view and provides a synchronic and diachronic analysis of... more...

  • Word Order in Hungarianby Genoveva Puskßs

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2000; US$ 203.00

    Hungarian word-order is characterized by large scale preposing of constituents to sentence-initial positions. This study examines systematically the elements which occur in the left periphery. Focal, wh- and negative operators which have scope over the whole sentence must appear in the left periphery overtly; topicalized elements precede the scope... more...

  • Word Order, Agreement and Pronominalization in Standard and Palestinian Arabicby Mohammad A. Mohammad

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2000; US$ 158.00

    The two related issues of word order, and subject-verb agreement have occupied center stage in the study of Arabic syntax since the time of Sibawayhi in the eighth century. This book is a contribution to both of these areas. It is grounded within the generative grammar framework in one of its most recent versions, namely Minimalism, as expounded in... more...

  • Words, Grammar, Textby Rosamund Moon

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2009; US$ 120.00

    John Sinclair?s work is widely known and has had a far-reaching influence, particularly in the areas of corpus linguistics, lexis, phraseology, lexicography, grammar, and discourse analysis. This collection of papers, written by former colleagues at Birmingham University, looks at some key writings by John Sinclair, with the intention of showing why... more...

  • Work Organization and Europe as a Development Coalitionby Richard Ennals; Bj°rn Gustavsen

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1999; US$ 102.00

    Work Organization has achieved recent prominence in European policy, as new employment guidelines are embodied in the policies of all European Member States. New forms of Work Organization, properly understood, offer collaborative competitive advantage to European enterprises. This book, based on decades of action research in separate European nations,... more...

  • World Englishes ? Problems, Properties and Prospectsby Thomas Hoffmann; Lucia Siebers

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2009; US$ 149.00

    Literature in non-canonical Englishes is infused with distinct culture, history, and politics. Should the creative writer adhere strictly to traditional English literary norms, language use would seem artificial and unconvincing, and social nuances would be lost. This paper tests this hypothesis with African-American English (AAE) literature. One passage... more...

  • Writing in Nonstandard Englishby Irma Taavitsainen; Gunnel Melchers; Pńivi Pahta

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2000; US$ 188.00

    This book investigates linguistic variation as a complex continuum of language use from standard to nonstandard. In our view, these notions can only be established through mutual definition, and they cannot exist without the opposite pole. What is considered standard English changes according to the approach at hand, and the nonstandard changes accordingly.... more...

  • Writing Organizationby Carl Rhodes

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2001; US$ 83.00

    Carl Rhodes examines the implicit power of writing and authorship that is at play when people and organisations are (re)presented in research. To explore this, the book reports a research project in the area of organisational storytelling that investigates how people in one organisation used stories to (re)present their own learning experiences from... more...

  • Written Communication across Culturesby Yunxia Zhu

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2005; US$ 158.00

    Winner of ABC's award for Distinguished Publication for 2006 This book explores effective written communication across cultures both theoretically and practically. Specifically it conceptualizes cross-cultural genre study and compares English and Chinese business writing collected from Australia, New Zealand and China. It is also one of those... more...

  • Written Reliquariesby Leslie K. Arnovick

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2006; US$ 173.00

    Written Reliquaries: The resonance of orality in medieval English texts establishes the linguistic component of orality and oral tradition. The relics it examines are traces of spoken performance, artifacts of linguistic and cultural processes. Seven case studies animate verbal acts of making promises, quoting proverbs, pronouncing curses, speaking... more...