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  • Unreal!by Paul Jennings

    Penguin Books Ltd 1994; US$ 7.98

    It's Unreal . . . the flies were up to my armpits and they were still falling. I was scared out of my wits. I didn't want to drown in a sea of flies. It's all a bit much really. A reunion of bones. The irresistible kisser. Wonder underpants. Cow-dung custard. more...

  • Unbelievable!by Paul Jennings

    Penguin Books Ltd 1994; US$ 7.98

    Unbelievable? Maybe. But I'm telling you it's true. The crusher had pushed all the air out of my lungs. It was squeezing me tighter and tighter. I knew I had only seconds to live. Believe it or not . . . A kid can grow younger. Birds can bury you. Ghosts have exams. There are eyes in the milk. From the one and only Paul Jennings more...

  • Unbearable!by Paul Jennings

    Penguin Books Ltd 1994; US$ 7.98

    It's unbearable . . . The bird's perch is swinging to and fro and hitting me on the nose. I can see my eye in its little mirror. Unbearably weird . . . You have the foulest feet ever. There are flies for lunch. A goat swallows your opal. And you have lived before. more...

  • Scribes as Agents of Language Changeby Esther-Miriam Wagner; Ben Outhwaite; Bettina Beinhoff

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 168.00

    The majority of our evidence for language change in pre-modern times comes from the written output of scribes. The present volume deals with a variety of aspects of language change and focuses on the role of scribes. The individual articles, which treat different theoretical and empirical issues, reflect a broad cross-linguistic and... more...

  • Introduction to Semanticsby Thomas Ede Zimmermann; Wolfgang Sternefeld

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 42.00

    This textbook introduces undergraduate students of language and linguistics to the basic ideas, insights, and techniques of contemporary semantic theory. The book starts with everyday observations about word meaning and use and then gradually zooms in on the question of how speakers manage to meaningfully communicate with phrases, sentences,... more...

  • Lexical Bootstrappingby Dagmar Bittner; Nadja Ruhlig

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 168.00

    The internal bootstrapps for establishing the grammatical system of a human language build an essential topic in language acquisition research. The discussion of the last 20 years came up with the Lexical Bootstrapping Hypothesis which assigns lexical development the role of the central bootstrapping process. The volume presents work from... more...

  • Sprache, Bewusstsein, Normativitätby Christian Ebeling

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 182.00

    Der Essay zur Natur der Sprache entwickelt eine neue und unvoreingenommene Sicht auf Sprache, die die wichtigsten Sprachbegriffe zunächst dekonstruiert, um daraufhin nach möglichen Rekonstruktionen zu suchen. Dabei werden nicht nur die aktuellen Diskurse der Bewusstseinsphilosophie, Sprachphilosophie und Allgemeinen Sprachwissenschaft,... more...

  • The Rei(g)n of ?Rule?by Dana Riesenfeld

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 119.00

    The Rei(g)n of Rule is a study of rules and their role in language. Rules have dominated the philosophical arena as a fundamental philosophical concept. Little progress, however, has been made in reaching an accepted definition of rules. This fact is not coincidental. The concept of rule is expected to perform various, at times conflicting,... more...

  • Noun Phrase Licensingby Jeffrey T. Runner

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95

    This book examines the syntax of direct object noun phrases in English within the Principles and Parameters, specifically Chomsky's Minimalist Program, approach to generative grammar. The main focus is on the phrase structural positions of object noun phrases at the various levels of representation, and secondarily on the relationship between structural... more...

  • Selbsterlösung durch Erkenntnisby Martin R. von Ostheim

    Schwabe Verlag Basel 2013; US$ 21.99

    Die Gnosis als Weg zur Erkenntnis Wer möchte nicht nach Erkenntnis streben? Gnostikerinnen und Gnostiker finden sie in ihrer Religion. Die Gnosis eröffnet ihnen eine neue, geistige Welt. Sie können die Welt des Materiellen verlassen und sich selber in die Welt der Äonen erlösen. Die Gnosis ist eine Religion unbekannten Ursprungs, die sich im zweiten... more...