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  • Describing and Modeling Variation in Grammarby Andreas Dufter; Jürg Fleischer; Guido Seiler

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 196.00

    The aim of the volume is to bridge the 'cultural gap' between sociolinguistics and theoretical linguistics in the study of variation. The various contributions seek to combine corpus-based and competence-based approaches. They document the plurality of current research into models of grammatical competence that live up to the challenge of... more...

  • Dependenz und Valenz / Dependency and Valency. 1. Halbbandby Vilmos Ágel

    De Gruyter 2003; US$ 727.00

    This series of HANDBOOKS OF LINGUISTICS AND COMMUNICATION SCIENCE is designed to illuminate a field which not only includes general linguistics and the study of linguistics as applied to specific languages, but also covers those more recent areas which have developed from the increasing body of research into the manifold forms of communicative action... more...

  • Übersetzung - Translation - Traduction. 2. Teilbandby Harald Kittel; Armin Paul Frank; Norbert Greiner

    De Gruyter 2007; US$ 713.00

    This international encyclopedia documents and surveys, for the first time, the entire complex of translation as well as the operations and phenomena associated with it. Structured along systematic, historical and geographic lines, it offers a comprehensive and critical account of the current state of knowledge and of international research.... more...

  • Development of Nominal Inflection in First Language Acquisitionby Ursula Stephany; Maria D. Voeikova

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 196.00

    The crosslinguistic studies of the early developmental stages of number, case, and gender in twelve typologically different languages with eight genetic affiliations follow a functional-constructivist approach. Some issues addressed are mean size of paradigms, percentage of base forms, and productivity. One of the main findings is that the... more...

  • Processby Sam Featherston; Susanne Winkler

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 196.00

    The contributions to The Fruits of Empirical Linguistics . Volume 1: Process reveal why the data-driven approach makes for a research environment which is fast-moving and democratic: technological change has made the sources of linguistic data readily accessible. These contributions show the methods both professional and student linguists... more...

  • Productby Susanne Winkler; Sam Featherston

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 196.00

    The second volume of the two-volume set The Fruits of Empirical Linguistics focuses on the linguistic outcomes of empirical linguistics. The contributions present some of the insights that linguists can gain by applying the new methods: progress within language study is accelerated by the new evidence since language systems are more precisely... more...

  • Contact Languagesby Umberto Ansaldo

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 28.00

    This book explores the social and structural dynamics that underlie the creation of new, or restructured, grammars. more...

  • The Age Factor and Early Language Learningby Marianne Nikolov

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 196.00

    This edited volume offers readers 17 chapters on the age factor in different educational contextsacross three continents. Papers discuss curriculum and assessment, individual differences, innovation in teacher education, and the role of target language. The book documents the impressive development in research methods into early language learning... more...

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

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 105.00

    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 Elka Todeva; Jasone Cenoz

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 196.00

    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... more...