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  • Dialectology meets Typologyby Bernd Kortmann

    De Gruyter 2003; US$ 210.00

    In what ways can dialectologists and language typologists profit from each others' work when looking across the fence? This is the guiding question of this volume, which involves follow-up questions such as: How can dialectologists profit from adopting the large body of insights in and hypotheses on language variation and language universals... more...

  • Free Adjuncts and Absolutes in Englishby Bernd Kortmann

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    Free adjuncts and absolutes typically function as adverbial clauses which are not overtly specified for any particular adverbial relation. The book is a non-formal, corpus based study of their current use in English. Its particular focus is on a comprehensive and in-depth analysis of their semantic indeterminacy and the syntactic, semantic, and pragmatic... more...

  • Cause - Condition - Concession - Contrastby Elizabeth Couper-Kuhlen; Bernd Kortmann

    De Gruyter 2000; US$ 196.00

    English, today's most important international language, is probably the best-described and most widely studied language in linguistic research. This is because there is an immense body of descriptive and theoretical publications and especially because of the existence of large computer corpora for Present-Day English, as well as for older periods... more...

  • Linguistic Complexityby Bernd Kortmann; Benedikt Szmrecsanyi

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 168.00

    Linguistic complexity is one of the currently most hotly debated notions in linguistics. The essays in this volume address the intricacies of assessing the complexity of languages and language varieties (here: of English) in three major linguistic disciplines: creolistics, indigenization and nativization studies, and Second Language Acquisition... more...

  • The Mouton World Atlas of Variation in Englishby Bernd Kortmann; Kerstin Lunkenheimer

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 420.00

    The Mouton World Atlas of Variation in English (WAVE) presents grammatical variation in spontaneous spoken English, mapping 235 features in 48 varieties of English (traditional dialects, high-contact mother tongue Englishes, and indiginized second-language Englishes) and 26 English-based Pidgins and Creoles in eight Anglophone world... more...

  • The Pacific and Australasiaby Kate Burridge; Bernd Kortmann

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 420.00

    This volume gives a detailed overview of the varieties of English spoken in the Pacific and Australasia, including regional, social and ethnic dicalects (such as New Zealand, Australian Vernacular, or Maori English) as well as pidgins and creoles (such as Tok Pisin, Hawaii Creole, or Kriol in Australia). The chapters, written by widely... more...

  • The British Islesby Bernd Kortmann; Clive Upton

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 420.00

    This volume gives a detailed overview of the varieties of English spoken on the British Isles, including lesser-known varieties such as those spoken in Orkney and Shetland and the Channel Islands. The chapters, written by widely acclaimed specialists, provide concise and comprehensive information on the phonological, morphological and syntactic... more...

  • Agreement, Gender, Relative Clausesby Bernd Kortmann; Tanja Herrmann; Lukas Pietsch; Susanne Wagner

    De Gruyter 2005; US$ 210.00

    This volume offers qualitative as well as corpus-based quantitative studies on grammatical variation in the British Isles written from a typological perspective. All studies make use of the Freiburg English Dialect Corpus (FRED), a computerized corpus for predominantly British English dialects. Systematic comparative analyses of the following... more...

  • The Languages and Linguistics of Europeby Bernd Kortmann; Johan van der Auwera

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 391.00

    The Languages and Linguistics of Europe: A Comprehensive Guide is part of the multi-volume reference work on the languages and linguistics of the continents of the world. The book supplies profiles of the language families of Europe, including the sign languages. It also discusses the the areal typology, paying attention to the Standard... more...

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