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  • Tibetanby Philip Denwood

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1999; US$ 188.00

    The Tibetan language comprises a wide range of spoken and written varieties whose known history dates from the 7th century AD to the present day. Its speakers inhabit a vast area in Central Asia and the Himalayas extending into seven modern nation states, while its abundant literature includes much of vital importance to the study of Buddhism. After... more...

  • Theory and Data in Cognitive Linguisticsby Nikolas Gisborne; Willem B. Hollmann

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 143.00

    How do people describe events they have witnessed? What role does linguistic aspect play in this process? To provide answers to these questions, we conducted an experiment on aspectual framing. In our task, people were asked to view videotaped vehicular accidents and to describe what happened (perfective framing) or what was happening (imperfective... more...

  • Paradigm Changeby Martine Robbeets; Walter Bisang

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 149.00

    The paper reviews the data concerning the nominal inflectional morphology in the chain of languages comprising Uralic, Turkic, Mongolic, Tungusic, Koreanic and Japonic, collectively termed “Ural-Altaic”. Although nominal morphology has traditionally been quoted in support of the hypothesis concerning the genetic relationship of these languages,... more...

  • Mots nous en catalŕ / New words in Catalanby M. Teresa Cabré Castellví; Ona Domčnech Bagaria; Rosa Estopŕ Bagot

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 143.00

    Semantic neologisms contribute to renewing and enlarging the capacity of expression and communicating resources of languages. They usually help speakers to make their descriptions more powerful and their speech more effective. However, neologisms related to semantic change are rather difficult to detect by automatic procedures, because changes in meaning... more...

  • A Grammar of Luwoby Anne Storch

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 165.00

    This book is a description of Luwo, a Western Nilotic language of South Sudan. Luwo is used by multilingual, dynamic communities of practice as one language among others that form individual and flexible repertoires. It is a language that serves as a means of expressing the Self, as a medium of art and self-actualization, and sometimes as a medium... more...

  • Communication in Autismby Joanne Arciuli; Jon Brock

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 143.00

    Autism is among the most severe, prevalent and heritable of all neurodevelopmental disorders. However, the factors causing autism are still unclear. Language difficulties are at the core of autism, and any aetiological theory must incorporate a plausible explanation of this symptom. The development of cerebral lateralisation has long been theorised... more...

  • Reclaiming Control as a Semantic and Pragmatic Phenomenonby Patrick Duffley

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 143.00

    This monograph is part of a growing research agenda in which semantics and pragmatics not only complement the grammar, but replace it. The analysis is based on the assumption that human language is not primarily about form, but about form-meaning pairings. This runs counter to the autonomous-syntax postulate underlying Landau (2013)?s Control in Generative... more...

  • Portuguese-Spanish Interfacesby Patrícia Amaral; Ana Maria Carvalho

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 149.00

    Western hemisphere varieties of Spanish and Portuguese show substantial similarity in the patterning of sociolinguistic variation and change. Caribbean and coastal dialects of Latin American Spanish share several variables with Brazilian Portuguese (e.g., deletion of coda –s, –r). These variables also show similar social distribution in... more...

  • Educating in Dialogby Sebastian Feller; Ilker Yengin

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 149.00

    In this paper, I develop a view of teaching and learning as explorative action games (TaLEAG). The concept of the action game is borrowed from Weigand’s (2010) Theory of Dialogic Action Games or Mixed Game Model (MGM). The MGM rests on two basic assumptions: communication is dialogic and language is action. These two assumptions are adapted to... more...

  • Certainty-uncertainty ? and the Attitudinal Space in Betweenby Sibilla Cantarini; Werner Abraham; Elisabeth Leiss

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 149.00

    Religious belief is an emotional attitude that is not based on a “certain” experience. Adolescence is a very uncertain stage of life and an unstable faith can mirror this turbulence. The aim of this work is to investigate the discursive construction of religious experience in late adolescence. We asked 230 university students to write about... more...