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  • History of the Language Sciences / Geschichte der Sprachwissenschaften / Histoire des sciences du langage. 3. Teilbandby

    De Gruyter Mouton 2006; US$ 699.00

    Writing in English, German, or French, more than 300 authors provide a historical description of the beginnings and of the early and subsequent development of thinking about language and languages within the relevant historical context. The gradually emerging institutions concerned with the study, organisation, documentation, and distribution are considered... more...

  • Romanische Sprachgeschichte / Histoire linguistique de la Romania. 2. Teilbandby

    De Gruyter Mouton 2006; US$ 825.00

    Drawing upon the long documentation history, this book describes the systematic nature of spoken and written language in the Romance language area, and determines the conditionality of such human behavior due to regional, social and situational conformities. It is published in German and French. more...

  • Dependenz und Valenz / Dependency and Valency. 2. Halbbandby

    De Gruyter Mouton 2006; US$ 699.00

    The handbook provides an overview of the current status of research in this field. The second volume begins with a comprehensive description of grammatical phenomena as seen from dependency and valency viewpoints. This is followed by chapters on the application of dependency and valency concepts in computer-based language processing. The remaining... more...

  • Cognitive Linguistics, Second Language Acquisition, and Foreign Language Teachingby Michel Achard; Susanne Niemeier

    De Gruyter Mouton 2004; US$ 196.00

    This book shows that the notions developed within the Cognitive Linguistics movement afford an insightful perspective on several important areas of second language acquisition and pedagogy. The key concepts commonly invoked in cognitive analyses such as the usage-based conception of grammar, the radial organization of categories, metaphors, or cultural... more...

  • Aspects of the Theory of Morphologyby Igor Mel'cuk; David Beck

    De Gruyter Mouton 2006; US$ 293.00

    The book is aimed at constructing a system of concepts for linguistic morphology. In a rigorously deductive way, these concepts are applied to the description of morphological phenomena of about 100 languages. The chapters are dedicated to such issues as grammatical case, voice, morph vs. morpheme, morphological processes, agreement and government,... more...

  • Read the Cultural Otherby Jan Servaes; Shi-xu; Manfred Kienpointner

    De Gruyter Mouton 2005; US$ 182.00

    A ground-breaking work, Read the Cultural Other argues that non-Western discourses cannot be contained in a 'general', 'universal', or 'integrated' model of linguistic communication or discourse, but must be understood from a culturally pluralist perspective. Proceeding from this standpoint, it offers a variety of innovative analyses of China and Hong... more...

  • A Minimalist Approach to Scramblingby Simin Karimi

    De Gruyter Mouton 2005; US$ 182.00

    This monograph provides a new analysis of so-called 'free word order' by concentrating on Persian, and is designed to contribute to the scholarship in theoretical linguistics and the study of Iranian languages. It makes available to the scholars and students in a variety of fields an analytical and in-depth analysis of a not-so-well studied language,... more...

  • Sociolinguistics / Soziolinguistik. Volume 3by

    De Gruyter Mouton 2006; US$ 615.00

    Sociolinguistics (or the sociology of language) has established itself as an academic subject in many countries. The discipline promises to be of benefit in solving practical problems in such areas as language planning and standardization, language teaching and therapy, and language policy. This handbook provides this account. more...

  • Diagnosis as Cultural Practiceby Judith Felson Duchan; Dana Kovarsky

    De Gruyter Mouton 2005; US$ 182.00

    Diagnosis isn?t what it seems. It is usually treated as a label, arrived at by professionals, to explain a problem and to point to treatment. This view of diagnosis fits ?the medical model?. Authors in this book view diagnosis as a process, not a label. Diagnosis involves a negotiation of power relationships as well as of professional accountability.... more...

  • Politeness in Languageby Richard J. Watts; Sachiko Ide; Konrad Ehlich; Richard J. Watts

    De Gruyter Mouton 2005; US$ 137.00

    The second edition of this collection of 13 original papers contains an updated introductory section detailing the significance that the original articles published in 1992 have had for the further development of research into linguistic politeness into the 21st century. The original articles present both the most important problems in developing a... more...