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  • The Columbia Sourcebook of Literary Taiwanby Sung-sheng Yvonne Chang; Michelle Yeh; Ming-ju Fan

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 74.99

    This sourcebook contains more than 160 documents and writings that reflect the development of Taiwanese literature from the early modern period to the twenty-first century. Selections include seminal essays in literary debates, polemics, and other landmark events; interviews, diaries, and letters by major authors; critical and retrospective essays... more...

  • Reworking English in Rhetoric and Compositionby Bruce Horner; Karen Kopelson

    Southern Illinois University Press 2014; US$ 40.00

    In Reworking English in Rhetoric and Composition , editors Bruce Horner and Karen Kopelson gather leading scholars and new voices in the field of rhetoric and composition to offer a dynamic new perspective on English as it is used today. This provocative volume explores the myriad ways in which English is constantly redefined, revised, and redirected... more...

  • Romance Perspectives on Construction Grammarby Hans C. Boas; Francisco Gonzálvez-García

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 149.00

    Spanish constructions of telic motion with manner verbs are somewhat problematic for the Talmian typology, while also posing a challenge for constructionist frameworks anchored in English grammar. In response to Talmy (2000), Aske (1989), Morimoto (2008), and Beavers et al. (2010) among others, I demonstrate in this article that this construction type... more...

  • Profiling Discourse Participantsby Barbara De Cock

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 149.00

    The construction of discourse is a challenging field where many discourse structures and interactional effects remain poorly understood. This analysis provides a systematic explanation for the way in which discourse participants (speaker and hearer) are construed in Spanish through a corpus-driven analysis of informal conversation, TV-debates and parliamentary... more...

  • English in the Indian Diasporaby Marianne Hundt; Devyani Sharma

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 149.00

    Migrant groups maintain ties to their region of origin to different degrees, but this variable factor has not been consistently integrated into sociolinguistic studies of diaspora communities. A balanced consideration of transnational interaction, as well as the social valuation of such ties, is needed in order to understand the development of diasporic... more...

  • History of Linguistics 2011by Vadim Kasevich; Yuri A. Kleiner; Patrick Sériot

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 158.00

    Since the end of the 19th Century, phonetics builds up an international network. In France, two figures attract foreigners: Paul Passy, the leader of the renewal of foreign language learning through an oral approach and Father Rousselot, the undisputed father of experimental phonetics. This paper aims at recognizing the presence of Russian research... more...

  • Literature as Dialogueby Roger D. Sell

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 143.00

    How is it that some texts achieve the status of literature? Partly, at least, because the relationship they allow between their writers and the people who respond to them is fundamentally egalitarian. This is the insight explored by members of the Åbo literary communication network, who in this new book develop fresh approaches to literary works of... more...

  • Beyond 'Khoisan'by Tom Güldemann; Anne-Maria Fehn

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 158.00

    This paper briefly summarises the current state of research on the classification of Taa. It suggests a genealogical (historical) classification based on the evidence of grammatical and phonological features in the data from 20 varieties. The split between West !Xoon of Namibia and the remaining varieties is argued to be historically deeper than the... more...

  • Perspectives on Semantic Rolesby Silvia Luraghi; Heiko Narrog

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 149.00

    This paper targets the phenomenon of non valence-governed datives of affectedness linked to possession. By adopting a constructional approach based on Goldberg (1995) and a revision of Raineri and Evola (2008), I work out a grid that may be adopted for cross-linguistic purposes. By applying this model to German, French and Italian, I show that the... more...

  • Exploring Functional-Cognitive Spaceby Christopher S. Butler; Francisco Gonzálvez-García

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 158.00

    This book, intended primarily for researchers and advanced students, expands greatly on previous work by the authors exploring the topography of the multidimensional ?functional-cognitive space? within which functional, cognitive and/or constructionist approaches to language can be located. The analysis covers a broad range of 16 such approaches, with... more...