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  • Language, Power and Ideologyby Ruth Wodak

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1989; US$ 54.00

    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...

  • New Directions in Linguistics and Semioticsby James E. Copeland

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1984; US$ 158.00

    This volume derives from a symposium held in March 1982, to celebrate the inauguration of the Department of Linguistics at Rice University. The focus of the symposium was the state of linguistics and semiotics in its recent past, the current status, and directions to be explored in the immediate future. more...

  • On the Medieval Theory of Signsby Umberto Eco; Costantino Marmo; Shona Kelly

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1989; US$ 54.00

    In the course of the long debate on the nature and the classification of signs, from Boethius to Ockham, there are at least three lines of thought: the Stoic heritage, that influences Augustine, Abelard, Francis Bacon; the Aristotelian tradition, stemming from the commentaries on De Interpretatione; the discussion of the grammarians, from Priscian... more...

  • Simultaneous Interpretationby Robin Setton

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1999; US$ 195.00

    Simultaneous interpretation is among the most complex of human cognitive/linguistic activities. This study, which will interest practitioners and trainers as well as linguists, draws more on linguistics-based theories of cognition in communication (cognitive semantics and pragmatics) than on the traditional information-processing approaches of cognitive... more...

  • Strategies and Structuresby Gary D. Prideaux; William J. Baker

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1987; US$ 158.00

    In this monograph, the nature of processing strategies is explored in some detail, with an attempt to cut through the maze of often contradictory and confused proposals concerning the nature and form of various strategies. Once a preliminary conception of the nature of cognitive strategies and a hypothesis of how they interact with linguistic structures... more...

  • Theoretical Issues in Contrastive Linguisticsby Jacek Fisiak

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1981; US$ 198.00

    Contrastive Linguistics, roughly defined as a subdiscipline of linguistics which is concerned with the comparison of two or more (subsystems of) languages, has long been associated primarily with language teaching. Apart from this applied aspect, however, it also has a strong theoretical purpose, contributing to our understanding of language typology... more...