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  • Grammar, Rhetoric and Usage in Englishby Nuria Yez-Bouza

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 79.00

    This detailed, corpus-based study shows how the placement and usage of the English preposition has changed since the sixteenth century. more...

  • The Form of Structure, the Structure of Formby Sabrina Bendjaballah; Noam Faust; Mohamed Lahrouchi; Nicola Lampitelli

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 158.00

    The paper argues that both nouns and adjectives are interpreted as relational in the construct state. Accordingly, relational nouns can all be inflected in the construct state, and so can some sortal nouns which can be coerced to a relational interpretation. Similarly, relational adjectives can all be inflected in the construct state, and so can some... more...

  • Romance Languages and Linguistic Theory 2012by Karen Lahousse; Stefania Marzo

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 165.00

    This investigation constitutes a quantitative variationist approach toward Spanish in contact with Catalan in Barcelona, Spain. It seeks to empirically measure concrete usage patterns of two phonetic variants, [ɫ] and [z], in the Spanish of Catalan-Spanish bilinguals, as well as establish the extent to which both variants are conditioned by linguistic... more...

  • Writing and Literacy in Chinese, Korean and Japaneseby Insup Taylor; M. Martin Taylor

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 165.00

    The book describes how the three East Asian writing systems-Chinese, Korean, and Japanese- originated, developed, and are used today. Uniquely, this book: (1) examines the three East Asian scripts (and English) together in relation to each other, and (2) discusses how these scripts are, and historically have been, used in literacy and how they are... more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of Chinese Linguisticsby William S-Y. Wang; Chaofen Sun

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 174.99

    The Oxford Handbook of Chinese Linguistics offers a broad and comprehensive coverage of the entire field from a multi-disciplinary perspective. All chapters are contributed by leading scholars in their respective areas. This Handbook contains eight sections: history, languages and dialects, language contact, morphology, syntax, phonetics and phonology,... more...

  • The Routledge Handbook of Language and Cultureby Farzad Sharifian

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 205.00

    The Routledge Handbook of Language and Culture presents the first comprehensive survey of research on the relationship between language and culture. It provides readers with a clear and accessible introduction to both interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary studies of language and culture, and addresses key issues of language and culturally based... more...

  • Introducing Global Englishesby Nicola Galloway; Heath Rose

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 36.95

    Introducing Global Englishes provides comprehensive coverage of relevant research in the fields of World Englishes, English as a Lingua Franca, and English as an International Language. The book introduces students to the current sociolinguistic uses of the English language, using a range of engaging and accessible examples from newspapers ( Observer,... more...

  • Pragmaticsby Yan Huang

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 38.99

    Yan Huang's highly successful textbook on pragmatics - the study of language in use - has been fully revised and updated in this second edition. It includes a brand new chapter on reference, a major topic in both linguistics and the philosophy of language. Chapters have also been updated to include new material on upward and downward entailment,... more...

  • Japaneseby Yoko Hasegawa

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 31.00

    A succinct overview of the Japanese language, looking at grammar, vocabulary, meaning and sound structure, as well as sociolinguistics and history. more...

  • City Branding and New Mediaby Maria Cristina Paganoni

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 45.00

    This book explores city branding in the public sector as an aspect of e-governance from a privileged linguistic, discursive and semiotic perspective. It analyses how local administrations and public bodies engage their stakeholders by addressing key issues such as active citizenship, social inclusion and promotion of cultural heritage and events. more...