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  • Domains and Directions in the Development of TBLTby Martin Bygate

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 149.00

    Task-based language teaching has been claimed to promote language acquisition by inviting learners to use language for meaningful purposes and focus on form while doing so. In this article, a range of classroom observation studies conducted in Flanders (Belgium) are reported, vividly illustrating the many ways in which teachers reinterpret tasks which... more...

  • The Phonetics?Phonology Interfaceby Joaquín Romero; María Riera

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 149.00

    The Autosegmental-Metrical framework (AM) assumes that a distinction needs to be made between linguistic phonological information (categorical) and paralinguistic phonetic information (gradient) in intonation. However, empirical evidence supporting this assumption has proved to be elusive so far. In this study we analysed whether the theoretical distinction... more...

  • The Acquisition of Referenceby Ludovica Serratrice; Shanley E.M. Allen

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 143.00

    Just like monolingual children, bilingual children need to carve up the referential space to understand and produce discourse-appropriate referential expressions. In the case of bilinguals, this demanding task additionally requires language-specific form-function mappings that may be structurally similar or different in their two languages. Cases of... more...

  • On Multiple Source Constructions in Language Changeby Hendrik De Smet; Lobke Ghesquière; Freek Van de Velde

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 135.00

    Multiple sources abound in language, at all levels of linguistic analysis (phonology, syntax, semantics, etc.), and in a range of historical pursuits, including etymology and variationist investigations. From a methodological standpoint, moreover, recognizing multiple sources is often good historical linguistic practice (contrary to inclinations towards... more...

  • The Pragmatics of Personal Pronounsby Laure Gardelle; Sandrine Sorlin

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 149.00

    Second person forms of pronouns (e.g. Engl. you , Germ. du ) or verbs (e.g. Russian pišeš ‘you write’) have a basically deictic function and refer to the addressee. In uses that have been called “impersonal” or “non-canonical”, the second person forms are used in a generalizing way (e.g. You only live... more...

  • How to do Linguistics with Rby Natalia Levshina

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 158.00

    This chapter introduces motion charts as a method for dynamic visualization of language change. More specifically, they enable one to detect and explore changes in the use of constructions by visualizing the relative frequencies of different lexemes that fill in the constructional slots. The method is illustrated with a case study that explores the... more...

  • Verb Classes and Aspectby Elisa Barrajón López; José Luis Cifuentes Honrubia; Susana Rodríguez Rosique

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 149.00

    This chapter analyzes a number of predicates with Spanish ser and estar which may occur in the imperative: behavior predicates, controlled states, and emotional predicates. The imperative mood is usually related to action and, therefore, it would seem somewhat strange to think of constructions where this mood could combine with prototypical copular... more...

  • Context and Appropriatenessby Anita Fetzer

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2007; US$ 158.00

    This book departs from the premise that context and appropriateness represent complex relational configurations which can no longer be conceived as analytic primes but rather require the accommodation of micro and macro perspectives to capture their inherent dynamism. The edited volume presents a collection of papers which examine the connectedness... more...

  • Context as Other Mindsby T. Givón

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2005; US$ 173.00

    Givon's new book re-casts pragmatics, and most conspicuously the pragmatics of sociality and communication, in neuro-cognitive, bio-adaptive, evolutionary terms. The fact that context, the core notion of pragmatics, is a framing operation undertaken on the fly through judgements of relevance, has been well known since Aristotle, Kant and Peirce. But... more...

  • Control in Grammar and Pragmaticsby Rudolf Ru?icka

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1999; US$ 158.00

    The claim that “…pronominals have phonological features only where they must, for some reason”, is strongly supported by the occurrence of the null pronoun PRO as coined and introduced by Noam Chomsky. How reference of PRO is determined is the main subject of control theory, the subsystem of core grammar to which this study is dedicated.... more...