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  • Gender Across Languagesby Marlis Hellinger; Heiko Motschenbacher

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 54.00

    This is the fourth volume of a comprehensive reference work which provides systematic descriptions of the manifestations of gender in languages of diverse areal, typological and socio-cultural affiliations. To the 30 languages already analysed in previous volumes, Vol. 4 adds another 12 languages whose gendered structures have received little or no... more...

  • Language Variation - European Perspectives Vby Eivind Torgersen; Stian Hårstad; Brit Mæhlum; Unn Røyneland

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 158.00

    This paper presents a collaborative study of variation and potential change in the voicing contrast in Scottish English plosives, analyzed in recordings from twelve vernacular female speakers of different generations made in the 1970s and the 2000s in Glasgow. We adapted an existing automatic measurement algorithm for predicting Voice Onset Time (VOT)... more...

  • Learner Corpora in Language Testing and Assessmentby Marcus Callies; Sandra Götz

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 135.00

    Language testing guidelines like the Common European Framework of Referencefor Languages (CEFR) have been very influential for language testing and assessment,yet the way they define proficiency levels using ‘can-do-statements’ hasoften been criticized as being too vague. In the present chapter, I will take acorpus-based approach towards... more...

  • New Directions in Grammaticalization Researchby Andrew D.M. Smith; Graeme Trousdale; Richard Waltereit

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 143.00

    By arguing that grammaticalisation inevitably involves paradigmatisation, i.e. formation of new paradigms or reformation of existing paradigms, we challenge leading approaches to grammaticalisation that consider the stages on the so-called cline of grammaticality the prototypical path of grammaticalisation. After having questioned the notions of scalarity... more...

  • Pidgins, Creoles and Mixed Languagesby Viveka Velupillai

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 49.95

    This lucid and theory-neutral introduction to the study of pidgins, creoles and mixed languages covers both theoretical and empirical issues pertinent to the field of contact linguistics. Part I presents the theoretical background, with chapters devoted to the definition of terms, the sociohistorical settings, theories on the genesis of pidgins and... more...

  • Marke Menschby Sven Henkel; Christoph Gottschalk; Frank Huber

    Deutscher Universitätsverlag 2015; US$ 39.52

    Sven Henkel und Frank Huber Huber klären, ob TV-Personen als Marken aufgebaut werden können und wie die Loyalität des Zuschauers gegenüber einem Prominenten gewährleistet werden kann. Eine besondere Rolle spielt hierbei die Art sowie die Intensität der Pseudointeraktion zwischen der TV-Person und dem Zuschauer. more...

  • Trojan Horsesby Page DuBois

    NYU Press 2001; US$ 50.00

    We've become accustomed to the wisdom of the ancient Greeks being trotted out by conservatives in the name of timeless virtues. At the same time, critics have charged that multiculturalists and their ilk have hopelessly corrupted the study of antiquity itself, and that the teaching of Classics is dead. Trojan Horses is Page duBois's answer to... more...

  • Code-Switching in Early Englishby Herbert Schendl; Laura Wright

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 182.00

    The future of English linguistics as envisaged by the editors of Topics in English Linguistics lies in empirical studies which integrate work in English linguistics into general and theoretical linguistics on the one hand, and comparative linguistics on the other. The TiEL series features volumes that present interesting new data and... more...

  • Locke's Philosophy of Languageby Walter R. Ott

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 37.00

    Examines John Locke's claims about the nature and workings of language. more...

  • The Lahti File Level 3by Richard MacAndrew

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 6.00

    Award-winning original fiction for learners of English. At seven levels, from Starter to Advanced, this impressive selection of carefully graded readers offers exciting reading for every student's capabilities. more...