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  • English for Academic Research: A Guide for Teachersby Adrian Wallwork

    Springer International Publishing 2016; Not Available

    Scientific English is possibly the most rewarding area of EFL teaching. It differs from English for Academic Purposes (EAP) as it is directed to a much smaller audience: PhD and postdoc students. Courses on Scientific English are held in universities throughout the world, yet there is very little support for teachers in understanding what... more...

  • Focus-related Operations at the Right Edge in Spanishby Iván Ortega-Santos

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2016; US$ 143.00

    Syntactic movement is a pervasive phenomenon in natural language and, as such, has played a key role in syntactic theorizing. Nonetheless, an understanding of the mechanism that allows a constituent to appear to the right of its base-generated position has remained elusive. This groundbreaking research monograph aims to address this gap in our knowledge... more...

  • Grammaticalization and the Rise of Configurationality in Indo-Aryanby Uta Rein?hl

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 104.99

    This book examines historical changes in the grammar of the Indo-Aryan languages from the period of their earliest attestations in Vedic Sanskrit (around 1000 BC) to contemporary Hindi, with specific focus on the rise of configurational structure as a by-product of the grammaticalization of postpositions. more...

  • Syntactic and Semantic Mastery of English Auxiliaries by Kurd Learners at College Levelby Paiman Hama Salih Sabir

    UPA 2016; US$ 26.99

    This book investigates Kurd EFL learners? ability in recognizing and producing the various forms and meanings of English auxiliary verbs, clarifying the problems that Kurd EFL learners encounter in learning the auxiliary verbs and identifies the sources behind them, and trying to put suitable suggestions to overcome these problems. more...

  • Verb Movement and Clause Structure in Old Romanianby Virginia Hill; Gabriela Alboiu

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 114.99

    The book provides a formal analysis of root and complement clauses in Old Romanian, focussing on the combination of Balkan syntactic patterns and Romance morphology. It presents a new perspective on the manifestation of Balkan Sprachbund properties in the language, and on the nature of parametric differences in relation to other Romance languages. more...

  • Are Some Languages Better than Others?by R. M. W. Dixon

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 27.99

    This book sets out to answer a question that many linguists have been hesitant to ask: are some languages better than others? Written in the author's usual accessible and engaging style, the book outlines the essential and optional features of language, before concluding that the ideal language does not and probably never will exist. more...

  • The Semantics of Compoundingby Pius ten Hacken

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 88.00

    Presents three frameworks for studying morphology, offering different insights into the meaning of compounds. more...

  • Academic Writingby Andrew P. Johnson

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 31.99

    This book provides a foundation and framework to enhance your understanding of the various processes involved in academic writing. The term, academic writing , here refers to the types of writing used in college level writing courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level. However, this book was not written simply to help you pass another... more...

  • English for Interacting on Campusby Adrian Wallwork

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 29.99

    This volume covers the day-to-day activities of a non-native English speaking student carrying out research, attending lectures, socializing, and living in a foreign country.  Whether on a US campus as a foreign student, or in a non-English speaking country where classes are given in English, this book will help students build confidence in interacting... more...

  • The Structure of Modern Standard Frenchby Maj-Britt Mosegaard Hansen

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 23.99

    This book is an advanced student's grammar of French that integrates traditional grammar with knowledge and insights from modern linguistics. It assumes some prior knowledge of French grammar but is designed to be accessible to those with no background in linguistics. more...