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  • Discourse and Struggle in Minority Language Policy Formationby Dr Jean-Bernard Adrey

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 100.00

    The author presents a new approach to the study of language policy, by focusing on language policy formation and implementation as a dynamic, conflict-laden process involving the interaction of various actors with different motivations and uneven bargaining powers, rather than as a product , examinable post hoc from existing language legislation. more...

  • The Multiple Realities of Multilingualismby Jasone Cenoz; Elka Todeva

    De Gruyter Mouton 2009; US$ 182.00

    Twelve narratives offer unique personal insights into what shapes the development and maintenance of multiple languages in a single individual. The authors are multilinguals from four continents representing a wide variety of languages and voices. The narratives are analyzed against the background of research on language development revealing a richer... more...

  • The Native Speaker Conceptby Neriko Musha Doerr

    De Gruyter Mouton 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...

  • 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 Mouton 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Trask's Historical Linguistics 2nd Editionby Robert McColl Millar

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95

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

  • 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...