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  • Essential Hindiby Richard Delacy

    Tuttle Publishing 2014; US$ 10.99

    This portable, userfriendly Hindi language guide and phrasebook is the cheapest and easiest way to learn Hindi before and during your trip. If you only want to purchase one Hindi language book Essential Hindi is the way to go. Part of Tuttle Publishing's Essential Series, it is a great first introduction and beginner guide to the language... more...

  • Saussure's Third Course of Lectures on General Linguistics (1910-1911)by R. Harris; E. Komatsu

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 72.95

    The notes taken by Saussure's student Emile Constantin were not available to the editors of the published Cours de linguistique générale ( 1916 ), and came to light only after the second world war. They have never been published in their entirety. The third and last course of lectures, of which Constantin kept this very full record, is generally... more...

  • Concise History of the Language Sciencesby E. F. K. Koerner; R. E. Asher

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 190.00

    This book presents in a single volume a comprehensive history of the language sciences, from ancient times through to the twentieth century. While there has been a concentration on those traditions that have the greatest international relevance, a particular effort has been made to go beyond traditional Eurocentric accounts, and to cover a broad geographical... more...

  • Montague Grammarby Barbara H Partee

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 72.95

    Montague Grammar is a collection of papers that discusses Richard Montague's work on the syntax and semantics of natural languages. The papers examine the applications of Montague's theory to problems of syntax and semantics, and compares Montague's approach to other theories of language. One paper describes the features in Montague's "The Proper Treatment... more...

  • The Silent Experiences of Young Bilingual Learnersby Caroline Bligh

    SensePublishers 2014; US$ 38.01

    Many teachers are increasingly concerned with how to best support the learning of the rising numbers of bilingual learners in schools ? particularly those children who are new to English and therefore cannot yet communicate with the teacher or their peers in their first language ? during the silent period.This book offers an alternative insight to... more...

  • English for Academic Purposes (EAP) in Asiaby Indika Liyanage; Tony Walker

    SensePublishers 2014; US$ 38.01

    The adoption of English as the language of study and scholarship is becoming increasingly common among universities across Asia. But does this adoption of the English language not also mean the adoption of Western approaches to scholarship and knowledge? This most timely and important book critically examines how EAP practitioners can negotiate between... more...

  • 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...