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  • Historical and Comparative Linguisticsby Raimo Anttila

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1989; US$ 195.00

    In any course of historical and comparative linguistics there will be students of different language backgrounds, different levels of linguistic training, and different theoretical orientation. This textbook attempts to mitigate the problems raised by this heterogeneity in a number of ways. Since it is impossible to treat the language or language family... more...

  • Iconicity in Languageby Raffaele Simone

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1995; US$ 180.00

    Several current linguistic approaches converge in rejecting the wide-spread idea that language is an autonomous system, i.e. that it is structured independently from the outside world and the natural equipment of language users. Around the world, semiotically biased linguistics (functionalism, naturalism, etc.) takes this position, which differentiates... more...

  • Language Change and Variationby Ralph W. Fasold; Deborah Schiffrin

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1989; US$ 206.00

    The study of language variation in social context continues to hold the attention of a large number of linguists. This research is promoted by the annual colloquia on New Ways of Analyzing Variation in English' (NWAVE). This volume is a selection of revised papers from the NWAVE XI, held at Georgetown University. It deals with a number of items, some... more...

  • Language Form and Linguistic Variationby John A. Anderson

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1982; US$ 227.00

    The papers in this volume celebrate the work of Angus McIntosh, who specialized in dialects of Later Middle English, and wrote on other topics in English linguistics as well. Of the papers in this volume most deal with English and a few with other subjects in (historical) dialectology. more...

  • Language Historyby Andrew L. Sihler

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2000; US$ 180.00

    This classroom-tested volume aspires to be a brief but technically and factually accurate exposition of linguistic description and history. Whether studied as prime subject or as background information, it should help students understand the assumptions and reasoning that underlie the contents of their handbooks and etymological dictionaries. This... more...

  • Language, Power and Ideologyby Ruth Wodak

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1989; US$ 147.00

    The topic of Language and Ideology has increasingly gained importance in the linguistic sciences. The general aim of critical linguistics is the exploration of the mechanisms of power which establish inequality, through the systematic analysis of political discourse (written or oral). This reader contains papers on a variety of topics, all related... more...

  • The Laws of Indo-Europeanby N.E. Collinge

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1985; US$ 49.95

    This book collects all the named laws of Indo-European, presents each in its original form and rationale and then provides an evaluation of all major attacks, revisions and exploitations, along with a full bibliography and index. Complete ? thorough ? exhaustive. more...

  • Learnability and the Lexiconby Alan Juffs

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1996; US$ 158.00

    This book provides a critical review of recent theories of semantics-syntax correspondences and makes new proposals for constraints on semantic structure relevant to syntax. Data from several languages are presented which suggest that semantic structure in root morphemes is subject to parametric variation which has effect across a variety of verb classes,... more...

  • Lexical and Syntactical Constructions and the Construction of Meaningby Marjolijn Verspoor; Kee Dong Lee; Eve Sweetser

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1997; US$ 195.00

    The basic tenet of cognitive linguistics is that every linguistic expression is a construal relation. The first section of this volume focuses on issues of such construal and presentation of information, including figure-ground relations, image-schematic structures, and the role of syntactic constructions in information structure.In sections two and... more...

  • Machine Translationby John Lehrberger; Laurent Bourbeau

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1988; US$ 158.00

    The use of the computer in translating natural languages ranges from that of a translator's aid for word processing and dictionary lookup to that of a full-fledged translator on its own. However the obstacles to translating by means of the computer are primarily linguistic. To overcome them it is necessary to resolve the ambiguities that pervade a... more...