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  • Words at Work and Playby Shirley Brice Heath

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 24.00

    A thirty year study tracking the changes in family life and language development in 300 working-class families from 1981 onwards. more...

  • Argument Realization in Balticby Axel Holvoet; Nicole Nau

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2016; US$ 165.00

    The article focuses on case marking of the arguments of deverbal nouns (action and agent nouns) in Lithuanian, with particular attention paid to argument alternation. As nominalizations derived from verbs taking nominative, accusative and genitive have already been studied, I mainly analyse nominalizations from verbs taking dative, instrumental and... more...

  • Aspects of (Post)Colonial Linguisticsby Daniel Schmidt-Brücken; Susanne Schuster; Marina Wienberg

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 140.00

    Research in (Post)Colonial Linguistics has experienced a significant increase in contributions from different fields of linguistics. This volume aims to showcase the variety of topics relevant to the study of language(s) in colonial, postcolonial and decolonial contexts. The new paradigm invites research on subject matters such as language... more...

  • Cognitive-Functional Approaches to the Study of Japanese as a Second Languageby Kaori Kabata; Kiyoko Toratani

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 140.00

    This innovative and original volume brings together studies that apply cognitive and functional linguistics to the study of the L2 acquisition of Japanese. With each article grounded on the usage-based model and/or conceptual notions such as foregrounding and subjectivity, the volume sheds light on how cognitive and functional linguistics... more...

  • A Corpus-Driven Approach to Language Contactby Evangelia Adamou

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 140.00

    This book proposes a corpus-driven approach to language contact based on the study of endangered languages. Drawing on variationist and language contact frameworks, an analysis of corpora from Europe and Mexico is proposed based on a combination of criteria. The aim of this approach is to establish patterns of multilingual speech prevailing... more...

  • Die Syntax von Selbstreparaturenby Laura Di Venanzio

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 140.00

    Self-repairs have not been standardized, yet they are systematized in spoken languages. This analysis of 3,015 self-repairs taken from German and Spanish, from language acquisition and German-Spanish speakers, shows linguistic and acquisition-specific characteristics that lend support for some concepts of generative grammar while casting doubt on... more...

  • The Earliest Englishby Chris Mccully; Sharon Hilles

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 68.95

    The Earliest English provides a student-friendly introduction to Old English and the earliest periods of the history of the English Language as it evolved before 1215. Using non-technical language, the book covers basic terminology, the linguistic and cultural backgrounds to the emergence and development of OE, and the OE vocabulary that students... more...

  • Einführung in die französische Morphologieby Nikolaus Schpak-Dolt

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 28.00

    The new revised introduction to French morphology comprises three main parts: Part I develops the basic concepts and the descriptive methods of structural morphology, Part II deals with the inflection of nouns, adjectives and verbs, while Part III provides a survey of the different means of word formation of the French language (suffixation,... more...

  • Einführung in die italienische Sprachwissenschaftby Andreas Michel

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 35.00

    This updated new edition offers a well-written, systematic introduction to the various areas of Italian linguistics. Along with the methods of modern linguistics and their description using Italian examples, aspects of the history of research are also discussed. They concern the Italian reception of modern linguistic methods as well as work on relevant... more...

  • Komplexe Attributionby Mathilde Hennig

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 140.00

    Today?s German frequently uses nominal style, e.g. in scientific language. The occurrence of multiple attributes within a noun group is an especially important element in noun-based sentence structure. This volume illuminates the phenomenon of complex attribution from the perspectives of language history, grammar, typology and functional... more...