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  • Language and Power in Blogsby Brook Bolander

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2013; US$ 143.00

    Language and Power in Blogs systematically analyses the discursive practices of bloggers and their readers in eight English-language personal/diary blogs. The main focus is thereby placed on ties between these practices and power. The book demonstrates that the exercise of power in this mode can be studied via the analysis of conversational control... more...

  • Writing(s) at the Crossroadsby Georgeta Cislaru

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 143.00

    In this paper we briefly introduce keystroke logging as a research method in writing research, focusing more explicitly on the recently developed linguistic analysis technique. In a case study of two elderly people (healthy versus demented), we illustrate some aspects of this linguistic approach. This analysis aggregates event-based data from the character... more...

  • Specific Language Impairmentby Stavroula Stavrakaki

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 149.00

    Specific Language Impairment (SLI) may be best thought of as probabilistically determined by multiple risk and protective factors. It follows from this that the underlying deficits in SLI may vary requiring different approaches to treatment and allowing for the possibility of different strengths or facilitative effects. Not surprisingly, a range of... more...

  • Follow-ups in Political Discourseby Elda Weizman; Anita Fetzer

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 149.00

    This contribution outlines two theoretical frameworks – behaviorist and reflexive– for considering the discursive interaction between states and internationalorganizations within treaty monitoring (a process of assessing states’ compliancewith international treaties). Monitoring is seen as a communicative process,aimed at building... more...

  • Norn im keltischen Kontextby Christer Lindqvist

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 165.00

    Auch die Britischen Inseln waren von der wikingerzeitlichen Expansion ab dem 8. Jh. betroffen. Nördlich und westlich des dänischen Danelag in England entstanden norwegische Siedlungen auf den Shetland- und Orkneyinseln, in Nordschottland, auf den Hebriden, an der schottischen und nordenglischen Westküste, um die Irische See herum und südwärts. Waren... more...

  • Tales from the Trobriand Islands of Papua New Guineaby Gunter Senft

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 165.00

    This volume presents 22 tales from the Trobriand Islands told by children (boys between the age of 5 and 9 years) and adults. The monograph is motivated not only by the anthropological linguistic aim to present a broad and quite unique collection of tales with the thematic approach to illustrate which topics and themes constitute the content of the... more...

  • Voice and Argument Structure in Balticby Axel Holvoet; Nicole Nau

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 165.00

    The present article discusses the nature of the Latvian passive and, more specifically, the impersonal passive. It is argued that Latvian has indeed an impersonal passive that shows no signs of turning into an active impersonal, a development that has occurred in the history of Polish and could be an ongoing process in contemporary Lithuanian. Several... more...

  • The Acquisition of Inflection in Q?anjob?al Mayaby Pedro Mateo Pedro

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 143.00

    Most studies on the acquisition of verbal inflection have examined languages with a single verb suffix. This book offers a study on the acquisition of verb inflections in Q?anjob?al Maya. Q?anjob?al has separate inflections for aspect, subject and object agreement, and status suffixes. The subject and object inflections display a split ergative pattern.... more...

  • Case in Russianby Alexandra Beytenbrat

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 149.00

    This volume presents an analysis of Russian case from a sign-oriented perspective. The study was inspired by William Diver?s analysis of Latin case and follows the spirit of the Columbia School of linguistics. The fundamental premise that underlies this volume is that language is a communicative tool shaped by human behavior.In this study, case is... more...

  • The Dynamics of Political Discourseby Anita Fetzer; Elda Weizman; Lawrence N. Berlin

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 143.00

    The goal of this chapter is to analyse the forms and communicative functions of quotations as follow-ups in mediated political discourse where they are used strategically to achieve the following goals: (1) intensify the force of an argument, (2) demonstrate ideological coherence or non-coherence, (3) construct, reconstruct and deconstruct the credibility... more...