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  • Cognitive Linguistics and Humor Researchby Geert Brône; Kurt Feyaerts; Tony Veale

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    To what extent can Cognitive Linguistics benefit from the systematic study of a creative phenomenon like humor? Although the authors in this volume approach this question from different perspectives, they share the profound belief that humorous data may provide a unique insight into the complex interplay of quantitative and qualitative... more...

  • Scientific Computingby Timo Heister; Leo G. Rebholz

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 28.00

    Nowadays most mathematics done in practice is done on a computer. In engineering it is necessary to solve more than 1 million equations simultaneously, and computers can be used to reduce the calculation time from years to minutes or even seconds. This book explains: How can we approximate these important mathematical processes? How accurate... more...

  • Mathematics for the Physical Sciencesby Leslie Copley

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 0.00

    Introduction to and use of complex analysis and algebraic techniques to understand the solution of boundary value problems. Physics examples serve to introduce the fundamental partial differential equations and ?special functions? of mathematical physics. A thorough analysis of Green?s functions leads to a discussion of integral equations. Supplementary... more...

  • Aspects of (Post)Colonial Linguisticsby Daniel Schmidt-Brücken; Susanne Schuster; Marina Wienberg

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 140.00

    Research in (Post)Colonial Linguistics has experienced a significant increase in contributions from different fields of linguistics. This volume aims to showcase the variety of topics relevant to the study of language(s) in colonial, postcolonial and decolonial contexts. The new paradigm invites research on subject matters such as language... more...

  • English Pronunciation for Speakers of Spanishby María de los Ángeles Gómez González; Teresa Sánchez Roura

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 56.00

    This book covers the key concepts of English phonetics and phonology for Spanish-speaking learners of English. It combines theoretical issues and applications to practice, and also adopts a contrastive English-Spanish approach. Written by two experienced teachers and researchers, this book and its companion website will appeal to all Spanish-speaking... more...

  • Evolution der Ethikby Emerich Sumser

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 70.00

    There are conflicts in moral judgment between philosophies, between cultures, and even inside an individual conscience. This study takes an interdisciplinary approach focused on modern evolutionary biology to show that such contradictions are systemically determined in a social, functional world. The resulting model of a ?relation-type... more...

  • Groups of Prime Power Order 5by Yakov G. Berkovich; Zvonimir Janko

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 224.00

    This is the fifth volume of a comprehensive and elementary treatment of finite p -group theory. Topics covered in this volume include theory of linear algebras and Lie algebras. The book contains many dozens of original exercises (with difficult exercises being solved) and a list of about 900 research problems and themes. more...

  • Moral, Wissenschaft und Wahrheitby Julian Nida-Rümelin; Jan-Christoph Heilinger

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 154.00

    People argue about which actions are morally right or wrong, good or evil, permitted or forbidden. Can such questions be decided by reference to an objective moral truth? How can such truth be recognized? What role can the natural sciences play? What is the meaning of variations and changes in our ideas of morality? How much tolerance... more...

  • New Research on the Philosophy of Nicolai Hartmannby Keith Peterson; Roberto Poli

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 140.00

    The imposing scope and penetrating insights of German philosopher Nicolai Hartmann?s work have received renewed interest in recent years. The papers collected in this volume explore his ethics, ontology, aesthetics, and philosophy of nature, bringing his philosophy into conversation with that of his peers, the history of philosophy, and... more...

  • Quality of Life and Living Standards Analysisby Sergey Artemyevich Aivazian

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 210.00

    This book is about the concept of ?Quality of Life?. What is necessary for quality of life, and how can it be measured? The approach is a multicriterial scheme reduction which prevents as much information loss as possible when shifting from the set of partial criteria to their convolution. This book is written for researchers, analysts... more...