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  • Early Germanic Languages in Contactby John Ole Askedal; Hans Frede Nielsen; Erik W. Hansen; Alexandra Holsting; Flemming Talbo Stubkjær

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 149.00

    This volume contains revised and, in some cases, extended versions of twelve of the fourteen lectures read at the conference on ?Early Germanic Languages in Contact? held at the University of Southern Denmark in Odense on 22-23 August 2013 ? with a paper and a review article added at the end on themes pertaining to the aim and scope of the symposium.... more...

  • The Habsburg Monarchy's Many-Languaged Soulby Michaela Wolf; Kate Sturge

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 149.00

    In the years between 1848 and 1918, the Habsburg Empire was an intensely pluricultural space that brought together numerous ?nationalities? under constantly changing ? and contested ? linguistic regimes. The multifaceted forms of translation and interpreting, marked by national struggles and extensive multilingualism, played a crucial role in constructing... more...

  • Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Im/politenessby Marina Terkourafi; Staci Defibaugh

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 143.00

    Being polite is an effective way to facilitate interpersonal communication. One of the key issues is how the human cognitive system perceives verbal politeness and deals with the cases in which politeness principles are violated. By using event-related potentials (ERPs), we aim to address the nature of real time processing of disrespectful reference... more...

  • The Constitution of Phenomenal Consciousnessby Steven M. Miller

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 158.00

    Philosophers have largely abandoned the claim that the special sciences will ultimately reduce to microphysics in favour of the view that the special sciences trade in functional explanations. However, a careful examination of scientific practice reveals that the explanatory strategy of the special sciences is neither reductionist nor functionalist,... more...

  • Interdisciplinarity in Translation and Interpreting Process Researchby Maureen Ehrensberger-Dow; Susanne Göpferich; Sharon O'Brien

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 128.00

    On the basis of a pilot study using speech recognition (SR) software, this chapter attempts to illustrate the benefits of adopting an interdisciplinary approach in translator training. It shows how the collaboration between phoneticians, translators and interpreters can (1) advance research, (2) have implications for the curriculum, (3) be pedagogically... more...

  • Language Structure and Environmentby Rik De Busser; Randy J. LaPolla

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 149.00

    It is widely understood that the socio-historical contexts of languages have a direct bearing on their structures and on the types of stance that communities take in relation to them. Within the discipline of linguistics these socio-historical contexts and their impacts on communities’ use and understanding of language are generally referred... more...

  • Where do nouns come from?by John B. Haviland

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 120.00

    All established languages, spoken or signed, make a distinction between nouns and verbs. Even a young sign language emerging within a family of deaf individuals has been found to mark the noun-verb distinction, and to use handshape type to do so. Here we ask whether handshape type is used to mark the noun-verb distinction in a gesture system invented... more...

  • Multilingualism in the Drama of Shakespeare and his Contemporariesby Dirk Delabastita; Ton Hoenselaars

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 135.00

    Ben Jonson animates The Alchemist with an intersection of languages. In this moral satire, he captures the layered dialects, specialized vocabularies, and social desires of London and holds them up for view. This essay examines the play’s negotiation of ‘vertical’ and ‘horizontal’ modes of translation, also with reference... more...

  • Negation in Uralic Languagesby Matti Miestamo; Anne Tamm; Beáta Wagner-Nagy

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 165.00

    More than a millenium of contact between Finno-Ugric (Mordvin, Mari and Permic) and Turkic languages (Bulgar-Chuvash and Volga Kipchak) in the Volga-Kama area have produced conditions of multilingualism and mutual linguistic influence. Lexical borrowings have been well studied and offer a starting point for exploring less treated aspects such as phonological... more...

  • A Sociophonetic Approach to Scottish Standard Englishby Ole Schützler

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 143.00

    Applying a sociophonetic research paradigm, this volume presents an investigation of variation and change in the Scottish Standard English accent. Based on original audio recordings made in Edinburgh, it provides detailed acoustic and auditory analyses of selected accent features. In contrast to other studies of English in Scotland, the focus is on... more...