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  • Mongolianby Juha A. Janhunen

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2012; US$ 165.00

    Mongolian is the principal language spoken by some five million ethnic Mongols living in Outer and Inner Mongolia, as well as in adjacent parts of Russia and China. The spoken language is divided into a number of mutually intelligible dialects, while for writing two separate written languages are used: Cyrillic Khalkha in Outer Mongolia (the Republic... more...

  • Language Contact, Inherited Similarity and Social Differenceby Danny Law

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 158.00

    This book offers a study of long-term, intensive language contact between more than a dozen Mayan languages spoken in the lowlands of Guatemala, Southern Mexico and Belize. It details the massive restructuring of syntactic and semantic organization, the calquing of grammatical patterns, and the direct borrowing of inflectional morphology, including,... more...

  • Language, Literacy, and Learning in STEM Educationby Mary Jane Curry; David I. Hanauer

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 135.00

    There is increasing pressure for STEM education to reform in the direction of student-centered learning approaches, active learning, interdisciplinarity, and data-driven evaluations and assessments of student learning. These requirements derive from the need for STEM education to facilitate economic development, national health, technological innovation,... more...

  • Usage-based Approaches to Japanese Grammarby Kaori Kabata; Tsuyoshi Ono

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 149.00

    It is often said that language standardization has been steadily advancing in modern Japan and that speakers in regional Japan are now bi-dialectal and code-switch between “Standard” and “regional” Japanese. The notion of code-switching, however, assumes the existence of varieties, or well-defined linguistic systems, that are... more...

  • Advances in Sociophoneticsby Chiara Celata; Silvia Calamai

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 149.00

    This paper describes the phonetic form, the distribution and the possible functions of ejectives in English and German, proposing that ejectives are on the increase in different varieties in English. The problems of teasing apart the different contributions of allophonic regularity, interactional function, sociophonetic variability and epiphenomenal... more...

  • From Paris to Nurembergby Jesús Baigorri-Jalón; Holly Mikkelson; Barry Slaughter Olsen

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 135.00

    Conference interpreting is a relatively young profession. Born at the dawn of the 20th century, it hastened the end of the era when diplomatic relations were dominated by a single language, and it played a critical role in the birth of a new multilingual model of diplomacy that continues to this day. In this seminal work on the genesis of conference... more...

  • Multilingual Cognition and Language Useby Luna Filipovic; Martin Pütz

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 143.00

    Set in the context of bilingualism in Māori and English, this chapter discusses the interpretation of novel English compounds as right or left-headed. The aim is to report evidence of structural transfer in bilinguals on the level of word formation. In accordance with Grosjean (2012), this study provides evidence for structural transfer when bilinguals... more...

  • Noun Valencyby Olga Spevak

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 149.00

    This article has two objectives. The first is to present an account of valency nouns in Latin. Lyons’ typology (1977) envisaging three orders of entities is useful for predicting the number and type of complements used with various nouns. Expansions of all the categories are distinguished: concrete entities, relational nouns, agent nouns, verbal... more...

  • Exploring Second Language Creative Writingby Dan Disney

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 143.00

    In this chapter, Grace V.S. Chin explores how recent studies of creative writing have moved away from prevailing ideas of individual creative acts to explore the social dimensions of creativity. Using a sociocultural approach, Chin examines the interrelated notions of identity, language, and place by investigating L2 creative writing, specifically... more...

  • Pragmatic Development in First Language Acquisitionby Danielle Matthews

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 158.00

    This chapter highlights the growing need and importance of assessing young children’s pragmatic language abilities given such factors as the increasing recognition of disproportionate difficulties in pragmatics among different clinical groups, the rise of more usage-based and functional approaches to language acquisition and competence, and evidence... more...