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  • Rückläufiges Wörterbuch des Altwestnordischenby Hans Fix-Bonner; Norbert Endres

    De Gruyter Mouton 2016; US$ 349.00

    This reverse dictionary of Old West Norse containing the almost complete Icelandic and Norwegian vocabulary from the 12th to the 16th centuries is presented here in print for the first time. For linguists concerned with lexicology and word formation, morphology and morphonology, it provides materials in a fixed norm for the study of word composition... more...

  • Wörterbuch deutscher Geheimsprachenby Klaus Siewert; Christian Efing

    De Gruyter Mouton 2016; US$ 321.00

    The dictionary presents the argot of German cyptolects, which have been documented in the last 20 years as part of the resurrection of research in jargons. We are dealing here with the dialects of what is known as Rotwelsch (thieves? cant) which could function as cryptolects by integrating words from donors such as Jewish German, Romany, Romance and... more...

  • Language and Mathematicsby Marcel Danesi

    De Gruyter Mouton 2016; US$ 182.00

    This book explores the many disciplinary and theoretical links between language, linguistics, and mathematics. It examines trends in linguistics, such as structuralism, conceptual metaphor theory, and other relevant theories,to show that language and mathematics have a similar structure, but differential functions, even though one without the other... more...

  • Writing across the Social Spectrumby Anita Auer

    De Gruyter Mouton 2016; US$ 140.00

    This book takes a sociolinguistic approach to examine literacy and social mobility, in particular in the lives and language use of letter writers, during the early nineteenth century in northern England. The study provides new insights into the lives and educational opportunities across the layers of society during this era of change. more...

  • Temporalität, Aspektualität und Modalität in romanischen Sprachenby Gerda Haßler

    De Gruyter Mouton 2016; US$ 140.00

    This book discusses the categories of temporality, aspectuality, and modality and analyzes how these are made up and function in the Romance languages. The study particularly focuses on verbs and their grammatical features, yet it also considers other linguistic means. The description is based on a functional understanding of grammar, taking into account... more...

  • Spanish Clitics on the Moveby Elisabeth Mayer

    De Gruyter Mouton 2016; US$ 140.00

    This volume explores the complex relationship between primary agreement by means of object marking or differential object marking (DOM), and secondary agreement through clitics in non-standardized variation data from Limeño Spanish contact varieties (LSCV). As such it is concerned with diachronic as well as synchronic morphosyntactic variation of the... more...

  • Handbook of Japanese Contrastive Linguisticsby Prashant Pardeshi; Taro Kageyama

    De Gruyter Mouton 2016; US$ 419.00

    This volume brings together insights from three traditions - Japanese linguistics, linguistic typology, and contrastive linguistics - and makes important contributions to deepening our understanding of various phenomena in Japanese as well other languages. Its primary goal is to uncover principled similarities and differences between Japanese and other... more...

  • Malaysian Englishby Stefanie Pillai

    De Gruyter Mouton 2016; US$ 140.00

    Is Malaysian English (MalE) a mangled or bad variety of English? Is there only one type of MalE? What are the characteristic features of MalE? These are some of the questions addressed in this book, the first publication solely dedicated to the systematic description of the linguistic and discourse features of MalE as it is used in various contexts.... more...

  • The plurilingual ESOL teacherby Elizabeth Ellis

    De Gruyter Mouton 2016; US$ 140.00

    This book explores the language biographies of plurilingual and monolingual teachers, drawing on theories of teacher cognition and linguistic identity. It shows how circumstantial and elective experiences constitute powerful resources contributing to their professional knowledge and beliefs, and calls for the valuing of these resources in teacher education. more...

  • Boundaries and Bridgesby Kofi Yakpo; Pieter Muysken

    De Gruyter Mouton 2016; US$ 140.00

    Multidirectional language contact involving more than two languages is little described. However, it probably represents the most common type of contact in the world, where a colonial past, rapid socioeconomic change, and society-wide multilingualism have led to equally dramatic linguistic change. This book presents fascinating cases of multiple contact... more...