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  • The Book of Jobby Ilana Pardes; Leora Batnitzky

    De Gruyter Mouton 2014; US$ 140.00

    The Book of Job has held a central role in defining the project of modernity from the age of Enlightenment until today. Why has Job?s response to disaster become a touchstone for modern reflections on catastrophic events? This volume engages this question and offers new perspectives on the tragic bent of the Book of Job, on its dramatic irony, on Job?s... more...

  • Lexicografía de las lenguas románicasby María José Domínguez Vázquez; Xavier Gómez Guinovart; Carlos Valcárcel Riveiro

    De Gruyter Mouton 2014; US$ 140.00

    This volume contains essays on modern and contrastive Romance lexicography as well as studies discussing lexicographical theories and methods and current research trends in the field. Different Romance languages and a number of traditions are taken into account, as well as a variety of both monolingual and comparative approaches. more...

  • On Relativization and Cleftingby Chiara Branchini

    De Gruyter Mouton 2014; US$ 140.00

    This work is a contribution to our understanding of relativization strategies and clefting in Italian Sign Language, and more broadly, to our understanding of these constructions in world languages by setting the discussion on the theories that have been proposed in the literature of spoken languages to derive the syntactic phenomena object of investigation. more...

  • Dislokation im bilingualen Erstspracherwerbby Veronika Jansen

    De Gruyter Mouton 2014; US$ 140.00

    This book explores nominal dislocations in simultaneous bilingual French and German language acquisition in early childhood. The study shows that this process involves a grammatical area that is not vulnerable to language influence. In addition, empirical analyses provide evidence that postverbal, non-resumptive subjects are dissociated elements in... more...

  • Die Stellung der deutschen Sprache in der Weltby Ulrich Ammon

    De Gruyter Mouton 2014; US$ 112.00

    This book provides an overview of the global position of the German language and its recent history. It illuminates the position of German in the context of a global constellation of competing languages, examining unique features and congruities in such areas as business, science, diplomacy, linguistics, word art, the media, and foreign language instruction.... more...

  • Voir, croire, savoirby Barbara Vinken; Pierre-Marc de Biasi; Anne Herschberg Pierrot

    De Gruyter Mouton 2014; US$ 126.00

    Modern-day research on Flaubert has placed particular emphasis on the bibliothèques de savoir (?libraries of knowledge?) integrated into his literary work. Their status and function, however, have not yet been fully understood. In this volume, members of the Franco-German research group ?Fractal? present their analyses of Flaubert?s intertextual work... more...

  • Handbuch der deutschen Konnektoren 2by Eva Breindl; Anna Volodina; Ulrich Hermann Waßner

    De Gruyter Mouton 2014; US$ 419.00

    An adequate semantic description of German connectors has been lacking to date. This handbook provides a comprehensive description of the meanings of sentence connectors and their systemic linkages. The work is relevant for composing and understanding texts, as well as for a number of subfields in linguistics. Furthermore, it has practical applications... more...

  • Das Paradigma deutscher Modalpartikelnby Lena Brünjes

    De Gruyter Mouton 2014; US$ 140.00

    Are modal particles grammatical signs? This study investigates whether the modal particle meets the two key criteria forclassifying itas a grammatical element. Do all modal particles have a relational function? And do they constitute a grammatical paradigm? Describing this paradigm lends insight into the distribution and significance of specific particles... more...

  • A Grammar of Kulinaby Stefan Dienst

    De Gruyter Mouton 2014; US$ 210.00

    Amazonia is a linguistically highly diverse region with numerous underdocumented, often seriously endangered languages. This work is a reference grammar of an Amazonian language spoken in the rainforests of Brazil and Peru. The book provides a comprehensive insight into the grammatical structure of Kulina, which will be of great value to linguistic... more...

  • The Postethnic Literaryby Florian Sedlmeier

    De Gruyter Mouton 2014; US$ 140.00

    What are the discursive and theoretical conditions for conceptualizing the notion of the postethnic literary? The book suggests an answer to this question by reading contemporary literary texts commonly classified as multicultural or postcolonial for their investment in literary form and for their dramatizations of individual gestures of authorship. more...