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  • Die Sprachwissenschaft des 20. Jahrhundertsby Wolfgang Wildgen

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 112.00

    Until now an overview of the history of linguistics during the 20th century has been lacking. With this book, Wolfgang Wildgen fills this gap. Starting with the predecessors of Saussure, the main chapters highlight the most important trends. Special attention is given to sustainable approaches. Wildgen also evaluates the yield of linguistic research... more...

  • Prozesse sprachlicher Verstärkungby Rüdiger Harnisch

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 168.00

    Processes in which linguistic entities are "weakened" formally and in their meaning (e.g. Kien-Föhre > Kiefer) have been well researched, but "strengthening processes" (e.g. Caribbean hamaca > folk-etymological explanation Hänge-matte) in which linguistic entities are first created have hardly been researched at all. The intention of this volume is... more...

  • Fundamentals of Psycholinguisticsby Ferná; Eva M. ndez; Helen Smith Cairns

    Wiley 2010; US$ 107.95

    Introducing the fundamental issues in psycholinguistics, this book explores the amazing story of the unconscious processes that take place when humans use language. It is an ideal text for undergraduates taking a first course in the study of language. Topics covered include the biological foundations of language; acquisition of first and second languages... more...

  • Narrative and Identityby Jens Brockmeier; Donal Carbaugh

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2001; US$ 158.00

    How does narrative give shape and meaning to human life? And what special role do narratives play in identifying one as a person in the world? This book explores these questions from the vantage points of various human and cultural sciences, with special attention to the importance of narrative as expression of embodied experience, mode of communication,... more...

  • Studies in Stemmatology IIby Pieter van Reenen; August den Hollander; Margot van Mulken

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2004; US$ 135.00

    Stemmatology is the discipline that attempts to reconstruct the transmission of a text on the basis of relations between the various surviving manuscripts. The object of this volume is the evaluation of the most recent methods and techniques in the field of stemmatology, as well as the development of new ones. The book is largely interdisciplinary... more...

  • Advances in Comparative Germanic Syntaxby Artemis Alexiadou; Jorge Hankamer; Thomas McFadden; Justin Nuger; Florian Schäfer

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2009; US$ 158.00

    The present volume contains a selection of papers presented at the 21st and 22nd Comparative Germanic Syntax Workshop held at the University of California, Santa Cruz and the University of Stuttgart. The contributions provide insightful discussions of several topics of current interest for syntactic theory on the basis of comparative data from a wide... more...

  • Gender Identity and Discourse Analysisby Lia Litosseliti; Jane Sunderland

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2002; US$ 173.00

    Gender and discourse interface in many more epistemological sites than can be represented in one collection. Gender Identity and Discourse Analysis therefore focuses on a principled diversity of key sites within four broad areas: the media, sexuality, education and parenthood. The different chapters together illustrate how taking a discourse perspective... more...

  • Germanic Languages and Linguistic Universalsby John Ole Askedal; Ian Roberts; Tomonori Matsushita; Hiroshi Hasegawa

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2009; US$ 143.00

    For sale in all countries except Japan. For customers in Japan: please contact Yushodo Co. The Senshu University Project The Development of the Anglo-Saxon Language and Linguistic Universals has as its general aim the investigation of structural characteristics common to the Germanic languages, such as English, German, Norwegian, and Icelandic,... more...

  • Vision and the Emergence of Meaningby Anne Dunlea

    Cambridge University Press 1989; US$ 43.00

    This work clearly demonstrates the crucial contribution it makes to child language research. more...

  • Language Planning and Social Changeby Robert L. Cooper

    Cambridge University Press 1990; US$ 36.00

    This book describes the ways in which politicians, church leaders, generals, leaders of national movements and others try to influence our use of language. Professor Cooper argues that language planning is never attempted for its own sake. Rather it is carried out for the attainment of nonlinguistic ends such as national integration, political control,... more...