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  • Linguistic Realization of Evidentiality in European Languagesby Gabriele Diewald; Elena Smirnova

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 196.00

    The book offers the first collection of papers which explicitly deal with the linguistic realization of evidentiality in European languages. The contributions summarize relevant previous research and develop new perspectives on the view of evidentiality. The scope of the papers ranges from broad overviews on areal and typological issues... more...

  • Bibliografía cronológica de la lingüística, la gramática y la lexicografía del español (BICRES III)by Hans-Josef Niederehe

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2005; US$ 203.00

    Since the publication of the still very valuable Biblioteca histórica de la filología by Cipriano Muñoz y Manzano, conde de la Viñaza (Madrid, 1893), our knowledge of the history of the study of the Spanish language has grown considerably. It has been the purpose of BICRES I (from the early beginnings to 1600), published in 1994, to bring together... more...

  • Bilingual Youthby Kim Potowski; Jason Rothman

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2011; US$ 143.00

    The present volume represents a variety of portraits of what happens when families attempt to raise children in Spanish while living in English-speaking societies. Aided by the foregrounding chapter by Suzanne Romaine about language and identity and the afterword by Carol Klee that ties together many issues brought up throughout the collection, the... more...

  • Language Variation - European Perspectives IIIby Frans Gregersen; Jeffrey K. Parrott; Pia Quist

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2011; US$ 149.00

    Language Variation ? European Perspectives III contains 18 selected papers from the International Conference on Language Variation in Europe which took place in Copenhagen 2009. The volume includes plenaries by Penelope Eckert (?Where does the social stop??) and Brit Mæhlum (on how cities have been viewed by dialectologists, sociolinguists ? and... more...

  • Modeling Bilingualismby Monika S. Schmid; Wander Lowie

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2011; US$ 135.00

    This volume presents an overview of changes in paradigms, perspectives and contexts of research into bilingual development over the past two decades. During this time, the focus of perspective has changed. In the early 1990s, most investigations still proceeded from models that assumed modular components, hierarchical relationships and linear processes,... more...

  • Source Book for Linguisticsby William Cowan; Jaromira Raku?an

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1999; US$ 29.95

    This is a revised and expanded edition of Cowan and Rakušan’s Source Book for Linguistics . In addition to the chapters on Phonetics, Phonology, Phonological Alternations, Morphology, Syntax, Sound Change and Historical Reconstruction, there are two new chapters: one on Semantics and one on Grammatical and Lexical Change. In addition, an... more...

  • Talking and Testingby Richard Young; Agnes Weiyun He

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1998; US$ 188.00

    This book brings together a collection of current research on the assessment of oral proficiency in a second language. Fourteen chapters focus on the use of the language proficiency interview or LPI to assess oral proficiency. The volume addresses the central issue of validity in proficiency assessment: the ways in which the language proficiency interview... more...

  • 'The boat's gonna leave'by Anca M. Nemoianu

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1980; US$ 102.00

    This essay attempts to show how a second language is acquired by very young children in the process of socialization with other children. The study seeks to integrate the process of second language learning in the general framework of child development, concentrating in particular on the development of language and conversational skills. more...

  • Contrastive Pragmaticsby Wieslaw Oleksy

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1988; US$ 165.00

    This volume deals with a variety of pragmatic issues involved in cross-language and interlanguage studies as well as second-language acquisition and cross-cultural studies. Part I contains papers dealing with general issues stemming from contrastive work, for example, the question of tertium comparationis and its place in the development of contrastive... more...

  • Event Structureby Jan van Voorst

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1988; US$ 158.00

    This study establishes a relation between the semantics of the subject and the direct object-NP and aspect. The notion of event is central. Events have a beginning and an end. This means in temporal terms that events have a point in time at which they begin and a point in time at which they end. However, events are not defined in temporal terms but... more...