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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...

  • Guiron le Courtoisby Venceslas Bubenicek

    De Gruyter Mouton 2016; US$ 363.00

    The 13th-century prose novel Guiron le Courtois tells the story of the fathers of the Arthurian heroes. The third branch of the work that is presented here illustrates the development from the previous texts, Meliadus and Guiron, and offers valuable insights into the narrative techniques and literary tastes of the period around 1240.Prepared and presentedby... 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...

  • Handbuch Sprache in der Geschichteby Jochen A. Bär; Anja Lobenstein-Reichmann; Jörg Riecke

    De Gruyter Mouton 2016; US$ 252.00

    Das Handbuch Sprache in der Geschichte beleuchtet die Rolle, die dem Sprechen und Schreiben in Deutsch im Laufe der Sprachgeschichte zugeschrieben wurde. Die Geschichtlichkeit von Sprache erschließt sich so aus dem überlieferten Sprachbewusstsein bzw. dem Gebrauchsspektrum der Sprache. Auf einen allgemeinen Teil folgt die Analyse verschiedener Wissensdomänen... 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...

  • Discourse, Ideology and Practiceby Martin Guardado

    De Gruyter Mouton 2016; US$ 140.00

    The book examines the development and maintenance of a minority language, engaging on both micro and macro levels to address open questions in the field. Guardado provides a history of the study of language maintenance, including discussion of language socialization, cosmopolitan identities, and home practices. In particular, the author uses 'discourse'... more...

  • The dynamics of nominal classificationby Ruth Singer

    De Gruyter Mouton 2016; US$ 168.00

    The use of grammatical gender in the Australian language Mawng calls into question prevailing ideas about the functions of nominal classification systems. Mawng's gender system has a strong semantic basis and plays an important role in the construction of meaning in discourse. Gender agreement in verbs is frequently lexicalized, creating idioms called... more...