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  • The Orphan of Zhao and Other Yuan Playsby Stephen H. West; Wilt L. Idema

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 64.99

    This is the first anthology of Yuan-dynasty zaju (miscellaneous comedies) to introduce the genre to English-speaking readers exclusively through translations of the plays? fourteenth-century editions. Almost all previous translations of Yuan-dynasty zaju are based on late-Ming regularized editions that were heavily adapted for performance at the Ming... more...

  • Keywords for American Cultural Studies, Second Editionby Bruce Burgett; Glenn Hendler

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 21.25

    Since its initial publication, scholars and students alike have turned to Keywords for American Cultural Studies as an invaluable resource for understanding key terms and debates in the fields of American studies and cultural studies. As scholarship has continued to evolve, this revised and expanded second edition offers indispensable meditations... more...

  • Yosef Haim Brennerby Anita Shapira; Anthony Berris

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 75.00

    Based on previously unexploited primary sources, this is the first comprehensive biography of Yosef Haim Brenner, one of the pioneers of Modern Hebrew literature. Born in 1881 to a poor Jewish family in Russia, Brenner published his first story, "A Loaf of Bread," in 1900. After being drafted into the Russian army, he deserted to England and later... more...

  • Discourses of Helping Professionsby Eva-Maria Graf; Marlene Sator; Thomas Spranz-Fogasy

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 149.00

    Doctors perceive consultations with patients with functional neurological symptoms (FNS) as challenging because of the dichotomy between the psychosocial nature of the symptoms and patients’ perceptions that their condition is essentially physical. Through conversation analysis, we describe some communicative strategies neurologists employ to... more...

  • Non-Nuclear Casesby Nicole Delbecque; Karen Lahousse; Willy Van Langendonck

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 158.00

    This paper focuses on oblique variation in the passive. It relies on insights on causal modeling to study the construction types available to express a passive or medio-passive meaning in Spanish. Oblique variation is argued to fulfill an important function in the profiling of the relation between agent and patient, causer and causee, affectant and... more...

  • On Diversity and Complexity of Languages Spoken in Europe and North and Central Asiaby Pirkko Suihkonen; Lindsay J. Whaley

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 149.00

    In this article, the historical development of sentential negation is compared across the Japonic, Koreanic, Tungusic, Mongolic, and Turkic languages to make inferences about the expression of negation in the common Transeurasian proto-language. Integrating typological considerations, including grammaticalization theory, into the argumentation, the... more...

  • Pedagogical Grammarby Casey Keck; YouJin Kim

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 143.00

    This book provides a comprehensive overview of pedagogical grammar research and explores its implications for the teaching of grammar in second language classrooms. Drawing on several research domains (e.g., corpus linguistics, task-based language teaching) and a number of theoretical orientations (e.g., cognitive, sociocultural), the book proposes... more...

  • Variation within and across Romance Languagesby Marie-Hélène Côté; Eric Mathieu

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 165.00

    Testing oral proficiency is an important but challenging part of foreign language assessment: currently accepted methods are time-consuming and expensive. Our recent efforts have led to the implementation of new assessment methods for English (Graham et al. 2008), Japanese, and Spanish. We demonstrate that this work is also relevant for French oral... more...

  • Dynamics and Terminologyby Rita Temmerman; Marc Van Campenhoudt

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 143.00

    La dynamique terminologique s’intéresse à l’évolution des termes. Complémentaire, la terminométrie offre une mesure de cette mutation. Par une étude de l’usage en diachronie courte (deux années consécutives) dans un domaine de spécialité, la nanotechnologie, il est démontré... more...

  • Endocentric Structuring of Projection-free Syntaxby Hiroki Narita

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 149.00

    Endocentric Structuring of Projection-free Syntax puts forward a novel theory of syntax that rigidly adheres to the principle of Minimal Computation, in which a number of traditional but extraneous stipulations such as referential indices and representational labels/projections are eliminated. It specifically articulates the overarching hypothesis... more...