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  • Technology in Language Learning: An Overviewby Bryan Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 14.95

    This module on computer assisted language learning provides novice and experienced second and foreign language (L2) teachers alike with an introduction to the field of computer assisted language learning (CALL). The module first provides a historical overview of the field and then explores the most widely researched areas within CALL. The module examines... more...

  • Focusing on Form in Language Instructionby Wynne Wong; Daphnee Simard

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 14.95

    This module on focusing on form in language instruction provides novice and experienced instructors with pedagogical techniques to help second language learners acquire formal elements of an L2. Taking the position that the development of a linguistic representation requires input, the pedagogical interventions presented in this module ? textual enhancement,... more...

  • Cognate Vocabulary in Language Acquisition and Useby Agnieszka Otwinowska

    Channel View Publications 2015; US$ 35.00

    This book brings together linguistic, psycholinguistic and educational perspectives on the phenomenon of cognate vocabulary across languages. It presents a large-scale, long-term research project focusing on Polish-English cognates and their use by bilingual and multilingual learners/users of English. It discusses extensive qualitative and quantitative... more...

  • Learning Chinese as a Heritage Languageby Guanglun Michael Mu

    Channel View Publications 2015; US$ 35.00

    This book explores the fascinating topic of heritage language learning, looking in particular at Chinese Australians? learning of Chinese. The author studies the investment, challenges and benefits of heritage language learning across varied contexts including school, work, home and in the community. The book investigates how Chinese Australians navigate... more...

  • Der Yaeyama-Ishigaki-Dialektby Patrick Pappert

    Tectum Verlag 2015; Not Available

    Das Ryukyuanische ist die einzig nachweisbar mit dem Japanischen verwandte Sprache und wird in einer Vielzahl von Dialekten auf dem gesamten Okinawa-Archipel gesprochen. Patrick Pappert unternimmt die Darstellung der phonologischen und morphologischen Charakteristika des Yaeyama-Ishigaki-Dialekts, einem der südlichsten Dialekte der Ryukyu-Sprachen.... more...

  • Rethinking Syntactocentrismby Andreas Trotzke

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 143.00

    The term ?syntactocentrism? has been used to criticize the claim that syntax, as regarded in generative linguistics, plays the central role in modeling the mental architecture of the human language faculty. This research monograph explores the conjecture that many of the objections to the generative perspective, as they are formulated in alternative... more...

  • Situationsargumente im Nominalbereichby Christian Fortmann; Anja Lübbe; Irene Rapp

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    In the realm of verbal categories, situational arguments are long-established components of lexical semantic representation. The essays in this volume use a broad range of materials to discuss the extent to which it is also possible to justify the notion of situational arguments in the realm of nominal categories. A focus is placed on... more...

  • Serendipitiesby Umberto Eco

    Orion 2015; Not Available

    Serendipities is an iconoclastic, dazzlingly erudite and witty demonstration, by one of the world's most brilliant thinkers, of how myths and lunacies can produce historical developments of no small significance. In Eco's words, 'even errors can produce interesting side effects'. Eco's book shows how: -- believers in a flat earth helped Columbus... more...

  • The Little Book of Cockney Rhyming Slangby Sid Finch

    Summersdale Publishers Ltd 2015; US$ 4.99

    Whether you want to impress your friends with your London lingo, or simply to understand what the characters on EastEnders are talking about, 'The Little Book of Cockney Rhyming Slang' is packed with all the words you'll ever need. It'll be perfect when you're on the dog and bone to your best china plates, or down the rub-a-dub with your trouble and... more...

  • The Names of Homeric Heroesby Nikoletta Kanavou

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 112.00

    The purpose of this book is to contribute to the appreciation of the linguistic, literary and contextual value of Homeric personal names. It considers both epics and is structured around the character and action of selected heroes in their Homeric contexts. It offers a survey of modern etymologies, set against ancient views, in order to... more...