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  • Kazakh-English dictionaryby Boris Nikolayevich Shnitnikov

    De Gruyter Mouton 1966; US$ 133.00

    Kazakh-English dictionary (Uralic and Altaic) more...

  • The Nordic Languages. Volume 1by

    De Gruyter Mouton 2002; US$ 825.00

    This handbook is a comprehensive history of the North Germanic languages from the oldest times up to the present day. It is not tied to a particular methodology, but keeps in principle to a pronounced methodological pluralism, encompassing all aspects of actual methodology. more...

  • The Expression of Modalityby William Frawley

    De Gruyter Mouton 2006; US$ 196.00

    This book covers the essentials of modality and offers both foundational ideas and cutting edge advances. The book consists of what are essentially tutorials on modality and modal notions, covering definitions of modality, morphosyntactic form, conceptual and logical semantics, historical development, and acquisition. There are also specific chapters... more...

  • Globalization and the Future of Germanby Andreas Gardt; Bernd Hüppauf

    De Gruyter Mouton 2004; US$ 168.00

    Is the world en route to becoming a linguistic colony of the United States? Or is this dramatic view an exaggeration, and there is no danger to linguistic diversity at all? The German language is at the center of an intensive debate on this issue. Its position in the world is under increasing pressure due to the growing importance of (American) English... more...

  • A Grammar of Hupby Patience Epps

    De Gruyter Mouton 2008; US$ 266.00

    This work is a reference grammar of Hup, a Nadahup (Makú) language spoken in the multilingual Vaupés region of northwest Amazonia. This detailed description and analysis addresses both the phonology and morphosyntax of Hup, and includes texts and audio files. It is informed by a functional-typological perspective with particularreference to areal contact... more...

  • Grammatical Borrowing in Cross-Linguistic Perspectiveby Yaron Matras; Jeanette Sakel

    De Gruyter Mouton 2007; US$ 224.00

    The book contains 30 descriptive chapters dealing with a specific language contact situation. The chapters follow a uniform organisation format, being the narrative version of a standard comprehensive questionnaire previously distributed to all authors. The questionnaire targets systematically the possibility of contact influence / grammatical borrowing... more...

  • Studies on Grammaticalizationby Elisabeth Verhoeven; Stavros Skopeteas; Yong-Min Shin; Yoko Nishina; Johannes Helmbrecht

    De Gruyter Mouton 2008; US$ 224.00

    Grammaticalization theory has played a major role in the developments in language typology and functional linguistics during the last three decades. The contributions in this book discuss the major theoretical issues of grammaticalization theory, illustrate the current trends in this field, and present evidence for grammaticalization from several familiar... more...

  • Cognitive Sociolinguisticsby Gitte Kristiansen; René Dirven

    De Gruyter Mouton 2008; US$ 224.00

    A union of Cognitive Linguistics and Sociolinguistics was bound to happen. Both proclaim a usage-based approach to language and aim to analyse actual language use in objective ways. Whereas Sociolinguistics is by nature on the outlook forlanguage in its variety, CL can no longer afford to ignoresocial variation in language as it manifests itself in... more...

  • A Grammar of Cavineñaby Antoine Guillaume

    De Gruyter Mouton 2008; US$ 266.00

    This book is a detailed high-quality descriptive grammar of the endangered Cavineña language of the Amazonian rainforest of northern Bolivia. Cavineña is spoken in an area where the indigenous languages are virtually unknown, namely Lowland Bolivia. Cavineña also belongs to a family, Tacanan, comprising five languages (Araona, Cavineña, Ese Ejja, Reyesano... more...

  • Romanische Sprachgeschichte / Histoire linguistique de la Romania. 3. Teilbandby

    De Gruyter Mouton 2009; US$ 811.00

    With regards to historical linguistics, the study of Romance languages enjoys the privilege of a long documentation history, which, with Latin as its basis, dates back almost three thousand years. This long tradition makes it possible to analyze nearly every language-historical aspect, as well as to develop methods and test theories without having... more...