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  • Central American Englishby John Holm

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1982; US$ 135.00

    This volume is about the Anglophone creoles to be found on the Caribbean coast of Central America (Belize, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama), and its offshore islands (Providencia, San Andrés and the Caymans) . The study of these Anglophone varieties is comparatively recent and based on current field work from Belize to Panama. One of the interesting... more...

  • Chronologisches Verzeichnis französischer Grammatiken vom Ende des 14. bis zum Ausgange des 18. Jahrhunderts, nebst Angabe der bisher ermittelten Fundorte derselbenby Edmund Stengel; Hans-Josef Niederehe

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1976; US$ 165.00

    This volume (1976) contains a fac simile reprint of the original 1890 edition of Stengel?s Chronologisches Verzeichnis Französischer Grammatiken . In addition, it contains an appendix by Hans-Josef Niederehe which gives a short biography of E.M. Stengel and brings together the additions and corrections to the Verzeichnis which Stengel published... more...

  • The Importance of Techmer's 'Internationale Zeitschrift für Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft' in the Development of General Linguisticsby E.F.K. Koerner

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1973; US$ 158.00

    Techmer?s Internationale Zeitschrift für Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft (1884?1890) served, at a time of neogrammarian domination in the linguistic scene of the late 19th century, as an international forum for the discussion of general linguistics topics, the Humboldtian philosophy of language, and the promotion of non-Indo-European linguistic research.... more...

  • Issues in English Creolesby Rita Day

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1980; US$ 135.00

    The purpose of this volume is to make more accessible, for the use of researchers and students in the field of pidgins and creoles, presentations of the third International Conference on Pidgins and Creoles in Honolulu, 1975, dealing with English-based creoles. Aside from their documentary value, the ten papers of this volume are of interest for several... more...

  • One Parent ? One Languageby Susanne Döpke

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1992; US$ 158.00

    This volume examines the relationship between young children's degrees of bilingualism and features of the verbal input which these children receive from their parents. In particular, it seeks to explore the following question: to what extent are families who follow the 'one parent-one language' principle and whose children become active bilinguals... more...

  • Quantitative Linguisticsby Marie Te?itelová

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1992; US$ 158.00

    Since the 1960s quantitative linguistics has undergone a great development marked especially by attempts to work systematically with language phenomena on all language levels. Besides traditional areas where significant results were already achieved before the 60s (phonology, graphemics and lexicology), quantitative linguistics has now also penetrated... more...

  • The Standard in South African English and its Social Historyby Len W. Lanham; C.A. MacDonald

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1979; US$ 135.00

    This study of the South African variety of English is an exercise in the sociology of language conducted mainly within the conceptual framework and methodology created by William Labov. It accepts that social process and social structure are reflected in patterns of covariation involving linguistic and social variables, and in attitudes to different... more...

  • Universal Grammar in Child Second Language Acquisitionby Usha Lakshmanan

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1994; US$ 143.00

    This book examines child second language acquisition within the Principles and Parameters theory of Universal Grammar (UG). Specifically, the book focuses on null-subjects in the developing grammars of children acquiring English as a second language. The book provides evidence from the longitudinal speech data of four child second language (L2) learners... more...

  • Valence, Semantic Case, and Grammatical Relationsby Werner Abraham

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1978; US$ 188.00

    The papers in this volume have been grouped in three thematic parts: Valence which plays a key concept in the syntactic classification of verbs and adjectives, provides a necessary link for decoding and encoding grammatical relations, and is an important requisite for the evaluation of formal languages for the purpose of describing and explaining phenomena... more...

  • Creoles, their Substrates, and Language Typologyby Claire Lefebvre

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2011; US$ 158.00

    Since creole languages draw their properties from both their substrate and superstrate sources, the typological classification of creoles has long been a major issue for creolists, typologists, and linguists in general. Several contradictory proposals have been put forward in the literature. For example, creole languages typologically pair with their... more...