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  • Case, Typology and Grammarby Anna Siewierska; Jae Jung Song

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1998; US$ 195.00

    The present volume is a collection of fifteen original articles that include descriptive, typological and/or theoretical studies of a number of morphosyntactic phenomena, such as case, transitivity, grammaticalization, valency alternations, etc., in a variety of languages or language groups, and discussions concerning theoretical issues in specific... more...

  • Case, Valency and Transitivityby Leonid Kulikov; Andrej Malchukov; Peter de Swart

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2006; US$ 218.00

    The three concepts of case , valency and transitivity belong to the most discussed topics of modern linguistics. On the one hand, they are crucially connected with morphological aspects of the clause, including case marking, person agreement and voice. On the other hand, they are related to several semantic issues such as the meaning of case,... more...

  • The Categorization of Spatial Entities in Language and Cognitionby Michel Aurnague; Maya Hickmann; Laure Vieu

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2007; US$ 180.00

    This paper investigates certain puzzling predications about locations and physical objects. I argue first that locations and physical objects are distinct types of things. Locations and physical objects have different individuation conditions. So this should entail that nothing is both a location and a physical object. However, there are commonplace... more...

  • Challenging the Traditional Axiomsby Nike K. Pokorn

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2005; US$ 143.00

    Translation into a non-mother tongue or inverse translation, especially of literary texts, has always been frowned upon within Translation Studies in Western cultures and regarded by literary scholars and linguists as an activity of dubious worth, doomed to fail. The study, which received an award from EST in 2001, sets out to challenge the established... more...

  • Child Second Language Acquisitionby Sonia Rocca

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2007; US$ 158.00

    As one of the first books in child second language acquisition (SLA), this book focuses on the core area of tense-aspect morphology, reporting on three L1-Italian children learning L2 English vs. three L1-English children learning L2 Italian. An innovative longitudinal/bidirectional research design, where two languages represent both source and target,... more...

  • Children's Literature as Communicationby Roger D. Sell

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2002; US$ 165.00

    In this book, members of the ChiLPA Project explore the children?s literature of several different cultures, ranging from ancient India, nineteenth century Russia, and the Soviet Union, to twentieth century Britain, America, Australia, Sweden, and Finland. The research covers not only the form and content of books for children, but also their potential... more...

  • The Chinese Rime Tablesby David Prager Branner

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2006; US$ 180.00

    This book, the first in its field in a Western language, examines China?s native phonological tool with regard to reconstruction, theory, and linguistic philosophy. After an introductory essay on the nature of the tables and the history of their interpretation, the book concentrates on three areas: application of rime table theory to reconstruction,... more...

  • Circum-Baltic Languagesby ึsten Dahl; Maria Koptjevskaja-Tamm

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2001; US$ 195.00

    The area around the Baltic Sea has for millennia been a meeting-place for people of different origins. Among the circum-Baltic languages, we find three major branches of Indo-European ? Baltic, Germanic, and Slavic, the Baltic-Finnic languages from the Uralic phylum and several others. The circum-Baltic area is an ideal place to study areal and contact... more...

  • Circum-Baltic Languagesby ึsten Dahl; Maria Koptjevskaja-Tamm

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2001; US$ 210.00

    The area around the Baltic Sea has for millennia been a meeting-place for people of different origins. Among the circum-Baltic languages, we find three major branches of Indo-European ?Baltic, Germanic, and Slavic, the Baltic-Finnic languages from the Uralic phylum and several others. The circum-Baltic area is an ideal place to study areal and contact... more...

  • The Civilized Organizationby Ad van Iterson; Willem Mastenbroek; Tim Newton; Dennis Smith

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2002; US$ 83.00

    This book brings a major new resource to organization studies: the work of Norbert Elias. By applying his ideas in a critical but sympathetic way, the authors provide a new perspective on the never-ending stream of management fads and fashions. Standing back and taking a more detached perspective, inspired by the work of Norbert Elias (1897-1990),... more...