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  • The Native Speaker Conceptby Neriko Musha Doerr

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 168.00

    The volume forges a new look at the "native speaker" by situating him/her in wider sociopolitical contexts. Using anthropological and educational frameworks and ethnographic data from around the world, the book addresses the questions of who qualifies as a "native speaker" and his/her social relations in the regime of standardization in multilingual... more...

  • Indogermanische Forschungen 2009by Wolfgang P. Schmid

    Walter de Gruyter, Inc. 2009; US$ 223.00

    Indogermanische Forschungen publishes contributions (essays and reviews) mainly in the areas of historical-comparative linguistics, historical linguistics, typology and characteristics of the languages of the Indogermanic language family. Essays on general linguistics and non-Indogermanic languages are also featured, provided thatthey coincide with... more...

  • Kodierungstechniken im Wandelby Dagmar Bittner; Livio Gaeta

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 182.00

    The contributions in this grammar-theoretical volume examine current developmental trends in German under the aspect of changing coding techniques. These tendencies include morpho-syntactical changes in the realization of aspect, tense and mode as well as tendencies to omit the article and the processes resulting from this and also purely syntactic... more...

  • Advances in Cognitive Sociolinguisticsby Dirk Geeraerts; Gitte Kristiansen; Yves Peirsman

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 182.00

    Advances in Cognitive Sociolinguistics brings together ten studies into the social and conceptual aspects of language-internal variation. The volume covers three main areas where Cognitive Linguistics and sociolinguistics meet: lexical and lexical-semantic variation, constructional variation, and research on lectal attitudes and acquisition. All ten... more...

  • Sustaining Linguistic Diversityby Kendall A. King; Natalie Schilling-Estes; Lyn Wright Fogle

    Georgetown University Press 2008; US$ 44.95

    In the last three decades the field of endangered and minority languages has evolved rapidly, moving from the initial dire warnings of linguists to a swift increase in the number of organizations, funding programs, and community-based efforts dedicated to documentation, maintenance, and revitalization. Sustaining Linguistic Diversity brings together... more...

  • Bibliographie des sources historiquesby Ana Maria Cano González; Claudia Maas-Chauveau

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 321.00

    The Dictionnaire de l'anthroponymie romane (PatRom) is a genetic dictionary of personal names; it comprises 6 volumes (with part-volumes). The Bibliographie des sources historiques together with the Cahier des Normes rédactionelles and the secondary literature (Vol. I,1) provide the basis and nucleus of the PatRom dictionary. It records the medieval... more...

  • Trask's Historical Linguisticsby Robert McColl Millar

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95

    A new edition of this very well-respected introduction to Historical Linguistics. more...

  • Die Sprachwissenschaft des 20. Jahrhundertsby Wolfgang Wildgen

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 119.00

    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$ 182.00

    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...

  • 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...