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  • Acquisition of Romance Languagesby Pedro Guijarro-Fuentes; Pilar Larranaga

    De Gruyter Mouton 2016; US$ 140.00

    This volume presents a collection of new articles that investigate the acquisition of Romance languages across different acquisition contexts as well as refine and propose new theoretical constructs such as complexity of linguistic features as a relevant factor forming children?s, adult?s, and bilingual?s acquisition of syntactical, morphological,... more...

  • The Acquisition of Two Languages from Birthby Annick de Houwer

    Cambridge University Press 1990; US$ 76.00

    This study's main aim is to explore the nature of early bilingual morphosyntactic development. more...

  • The Acquisition of the Presentby Dalila Ayoun

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 149.00

    The simple/progressive aspectual contrast is fundamental in present-based narratives in English: the simple present encodes temporally sequenced events whereas the progressive creates a close-up effect and introduces a perspective “from within”, often associated with the subjective viewpoint of the narrator (Chuquet 1994). This dichotomy... more...

  • Actualizationby Henning Andersen

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2001; US$ 165.00

    This collection of papers consolidates the observation that linguistic change typically is actualized step by step: any structural innovation being introduced, accepted, and generalized, over time, in one grammatical environment after another, in a progression that can be understood by reference to the markedness values and the ranking of the conditioning... more...

  • Adpositional Systems in Contactby Eitan Grossman; Giorgio Iemmolo; Petros Karatsareas; Stephane Polis

    De Gruyter Mouton 2016; US$ 140.00

    Balancing between grammar and lexicon, adpositions are a fascinating category showing tremendous intra- and interlinguistic diversity and a great potential for synchronic variation and diachronic innovation. The contributions of this volume take advantage of the multifaceted nature of adpositions to put theories of language contact to the test and... more...

  • Advances in Cognitive Sociolinguisticsby Dirk Geeraerts; Gitte Kristiansen; Yves Peirsman

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 196.00

    Advances in Cognitive Sociolinguistics brings together ten studies into the social and conceptual aspects of language-internal variation. The volume covers three main areas where Cognitive Linguistics and sociolinguistics meet: lexical and lexical-semantic variation, constructional variation, and research on lectal attitudes and acquisition.... more...

  • Advances in Comparative Germanic Syntaxby Artemis Alexiadou; Jorge Hankamer; Thomas McFadden; Justin Nuger; Florian Schäfer

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2009; US$ 158.00

    The present volume contains a selection of papers presented at the 21st and 22nd Comparative Germanic Syntax Workshop held at the University of California, Santa Cruz and the University of Stuttgart. The contributions provide insightful discussions of several topics of current interest for syntactic theory on the basis of comparative data from a wide... more...

  • African Arabic: Approaches to Dialectologyby Mena Lafkioui

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 154.00

    The volume presents the state of the art in research on African varieties of Arabic. Leading scholars from around the world address topics dealing with language contact, the development of Arabic-based pidgins and creoles, synchronic language variation and diachronic language reconstruction. more...

  • Afro-Peruvian Spanishby Sandro Sessarego

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 143.00

    The present work not only contributes to shedding light on the linguistic and socio-historical origins of Afro-Peruvian Spanish, it also helps clarify the controversial puzzle concerning the genesis of Spanish creoles in the Americas in a broader sense. In order to provide a more concrete answer to the questions raised by McWhorter?s book on The Missing... 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...