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  • In a Manner of Speakingby Colin McNairn

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 14.99

    What do “the whole kit and caboodle,? “the whole shebang,? “the whole megillah,? “the whole enchilada,? “the whole nine yards,? “the whole box and dice,? and “the full Monty? have in common? They?re all expressions that mean “the entire quantity,? and they?re all examples of the breadth and depth of the English-speaking world?s vocabulary. From the... more...

  • The Disappearing Dictionaryby David Crystal

    Pan Macmillan 2015; US$ 11.60

    Wherever you go in the English-speaking world, there are linguistic riches from times past awaiting rediscovery. All you have to do is choose a location, find some old documents, and dig a little. In The Disappearing Dictionary, linguistics expert Professor David Crystal collects together delightful dialect words that either provide an insight... more...

  • Narrative and Identity Construction in the Pacific Islandsby Farzana Gounder

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 149.00

    Post-structural and post-modern theories have understood the concept of gender as a “fictitious” element rooted exclusively in a linguistic reality (see Butler, 1990), constituted by an illusory metaphysic of substances. Therefore, for these schools, “there is no gender identity behind the expression of gender” and consequently,... more...

  • Sequences in Language and Textby George K. Mikros; Ján Macutek

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    The aim of this volume is to present the diverse but highly interesting area of the quantitative analysis of the sequence of various linguistic structures. The collected articles present a wide spectrum of quantitative analyses of linguistic syntagmatic structures and explore novel sequential linguistic entities. This volume will be interesting... more...

  • Endangered Languagesby Sarah G. Thomason

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 28.00

    An introduction to language endangerment. What is it? How and why does it happen? Why should we care? more...

  • Transdisciplinary Approach to Language Studyby Jelena Filipovic

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 45.00

    This book is about complexity-driven, trandsisciplinary approach to language study. It illustrates how complexity science can be applied in the research of language and society in order to create and sustain a transdisciplinary dialogue across interested communities of practice which may be beneficial in improving living conditions of real people.... more...

  • Corpus-based Studies of Lesser-described Languagesby Amina Mettouchi; Martine Vanhove; Dominique Caubet

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 149.00

    For a long time, Toolbox has been the most used software dedicated to text annotation in the community of field linguists, especially for African linguistics. However, its limitations, and the growing need to pair text and sound, have made it important to find another solution to text annotation. This paper, aimed at a readership of information technology... more...

  • Analysing Discourseby Norman Fairclough

    Routledge 2003; US$ 44.95

    This accessible introduction to text and discourse analysis will help all students and researchers who rely on real language data to get the most out of their resources. more...

  • Language Typology and Syntactic Description: Volume 3, Grammatical Categories and the Lexiconby Timothy Shopen

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 44.00

    Third in a three-volume survey exploring the syntactic and morphological structures of the world's languages. more...

  • How Language Worksby David Crystal

    Penguin Publishing Group 2007; US$ 20.00

    Steven Pinker meets Bill Bryson in this landmark exploration of language. In the author's own words, " How Language Works is not about music, cookery, or sex. But it is about how we talk about music, cookery, and sex-or, indeed, anything at all." Language is so fundamental to everyday life that we take it for granted. But as David Crystal makes... more...