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  • Processby Sam Featherston; Susanne Winkler

    De Gruyter Mouton 2009; US$ 182.00

    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 are using... more...

  • Productby Sam Featherston; Susanne Winkler

    De Gruyter Mouton 2009; US$ 182.00

    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 captured.... 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...

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

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 100.00

    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 Age Factor and Early Language Learningby Marianne Nikolov

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 182.00

    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 and... more...

  • The Multiple Realities of Multilingualismby Jasone Cenoz; Elka Todeva

    De Gruyter Mouton 2009; US$ 182.00

    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 a richer... more...

  • The Native Speaker Conceptby Neriko Musha Doerr

    De Gruyter Mouton 2009; US$ 168.00

    The volume forges a new look at the "native speaker" by situating him/her in wider sociopolitical contexts. Using anthropological and educational frameworks and ethnographic data from around the world, the book addresses the questions of who qualifies as a "native speaker" and his/her social relations in the regime of standardization in multilingual... more...

  • Indogermanische Forschungen 2009by Wolfgang P. Schmid

    Walter de Gruyter, Inc. 2009; US$ 223.00

    Indogermanische Forschungen publishes contributions (essays and reviews) mainly in the areas of historical-comparative linguistics, historical linguistics, typology and characteristics of the languages of the Indogermanic language family. Essays on general linguistics and non-Indogermanic languages are also featured, provided thatthey coincide with... more...

  • Kodierungstechniken im Wandelby Dagmar Bittner; Livio Gaeta

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 182.00

    The contributions in this grammar-theoretical volume examine current developmental trends in German under the aspect of changing coding techniques. These tendencies include morpho-syntactical changes in the realization of aspect, tense and mode as well as tendencies to omit the article and the processes resulting from this and also purely syntactic... more...

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

    De Gruyter Mouton 2010; US$ 182.00

    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. All ten... more...