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  • 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...

  • Towards a History of the Basque Languageby José Ignacio Hualde; Joseba A. Lakarra; R.L. Trask

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1996; US$ 188.00

    Questions related to the origin and history of the Basque language spark considerable interest, since it is the only surviving pre-Indo-European language in western Europe. However, until now, there was no readily available source in English providing answers to these questions or giving an overview of past and current research in this area. This book... more...

  • The Ubiquity of Metaphorby Wolf Paprotté; René Dirven

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1985; US$ 284.00

    This volume brings together a number of articles representative of the present outlook on the importance of metaphors, and of the work done on metaphors in several domains of (psycho)linguistics. The first part of the volume deals with metaphor and the system of language. The second part offers papers on metaphor and language use. In the third part... 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

    Over the last two decades, immigration to New Zealand has resulted in increasing cultural and linguistic diversity. Despite New Zealand’s diverse ethnolinguistic makeup, the country remains a predominantly English-speaking society, where 74% of the population speak English only (Statistics New Zealand 2007b). Spanish is one of the lesser spoken... more...