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  • The Columbia Anthology of Yuan Dramaby C. T. Hsia; Wai-yee Li; George Kao

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 39.99

    This anthology features translations of ten seminal plays written during the Yuan dynasty (1279–1368), a period considered the golden age of Chinese theater. By turns lyrical and earthy, sentimental and ironic, Yuan drama spans a broad emotional, linguistic, and stylistic range. Combining sung arias with declaimed verses and doggerels, dialogues and... more...

  • Lost in Thoughtby Cara Bertrand

    Luminis Books, Inc. 2014; US$ 6.99

    Perfect for readers who love books and series such as Vampire Academy, Spellbound, and Sweet Peril, Lost in Thought is a sure winner for young adult readers interested in the paranormal, romance, and action-packed twists   Lainey Young has a secret: she?s going crazy. Everyone else thinks she has severe migraines from stress and exhaustion.... more...

  • English Vernacular Minuscule from Æthelred to Cnut, circa 990 - circa 1035by Peter A. Stokes

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 99.00

    A new, distinct script, English vernacular minuscule, emerged in the 990s, used for writing in Old English. It appeared at a time of great political and social upheaval, with Danish incursions and conquest, continuing monastic reform, and an explosion of writing and copying in the vernacular. The writings in which it is used have rarely, however, been... more...

  • The Sociolinguistics of Grammarby Tor A. Åfarli; Brit Maehlum

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 149.00

    In this paper, I argue that linguistics is a historical science in more than one sense: Not only is the object, language, embedded in time, but so is the study of it. This has consequences for our conception of language change. A central result of previous sociolinguistic analyses of spoken Copenhagen Danish, starting with Brink & Lund 1975, is... more...

  • A History of the Chinese Languageby Hongyuan Dong

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 46.95

    A History of the Chinese Language provides a comprehensive introduction to the historical development of the Chinese language from its proto Sino-Tibetan roots in prehistoric times to Modern Standard Chinese. Taking a highly accessible and balanced approach, it presents a chronological survey of the various stages of Chinese language development,... more...

  • A History of the English Languageby Elly van Gelderen

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 149.00

    The English language in its complex shapes and forms changes fast. This thoroughly revised edition has been refreshed with current examples of change and has been updated regarding archeological research. Most suggestions brought up by users and reviewers have been incorporated, for instance, a family tree for Germanic has been added, Celtic influence... more...

  • Grammatical Variation and Change in Jersey Englishby Anna Rosen

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 149.00

    Situated at the crossroads of dialectology, sociolinguistics and contact linguistics, this volume provides a first comprehensive description of the morphosyntactic inventory of the variety of English spoken on Jersey, the largest of the Channel Islands. Based on a specially compiled corpus of spoken material containing both present-day sociolinguistic... more...

  • Grammar: 1,001 Practice Questions For Dummies (+ Free Online Practice)by Geraldine Woods

    Wiley 2014; US$ 22.99

    Practice makes perfect - and helps deepen your understanding of English grammar Establishing good grammar habits will set you up for success. From English class to writing your college essay, from corporatecommunications, to updating your social media sites, good grammar is essential and now you have 1,001 ways to deepen your understanding... more...

  • Auxiliary Selection in Spanishby Malte Rosemeyer

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 149.00

    Although usage-based linguistics emphasises the need for studies of language change to take frequency effects into account, there is a lack of research that tries to systematically model frequency effects and their relation to diffusion processes in language change. This monograph offers a diachronic study of the change in Spanish perfect auxiliary... more...

  • Missionary Linguistics V / Lingüística Misionera Vby Otto Zwartjes; Klaus Zimmermann; Martina Schrader-Kniffki

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 165.00

    Over the last decades several studies have appeared about the role of translation and interpreters in the process of European colonization of the Americas and Asia from the 15th century onwards. Placed in the most generic area of the History of Translation or, more specifically, in the area of missionary and colonial linguistics, these works have not... more...