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  • Bilingual Youthby Kim Potowski; Jason Rothman

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2011; US$ 143.00

    Over the last two decades, immigration to New Zealand has resulted in increasing cultural and linguistic diversity. Despite New Zealand’s diverse ethnolinguistic makeup, the country remains a predominantly English-speaking society, where 74% of the population speak English only (Statistics New Zealand 2007b). Spanish is one of the lesser spoken... more...

  • Language Variation - European Perspectives IIIby Frans Gregersen; Jeffrey K. Parrott; Pia Quist

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2011; US$ 149.00

    Language Variation – European Perspectives III contains 18 selected papers from the International Conference on Language Variation in Europe which took place in Copenhagen 2009. The volume includes plenaries by Penelope Eckert (‘Where does the social stop?’) and Brit Mæhlum (on how cities have been viewed by dialectologists, sociolinguists – and... more...

  • Modeling Bilingualismby Monika S. Schmid; Wander Lowie

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2011; US$ 135.00

    Levelt’s blueprint of speech production and perception (Levelt 1989; Levelt, Roelofs, & Meyer 1999) has been widely accepted and is well established. One of the crucial characteristics of the model is its modularity, which is required to account for the speed with which we speak (about two to three words per second). At the same time, the... more...

  • Source Book for Linguisticsby William Cowan; Jaromira Rakušan

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1999; US$ 29.95

    This is a revised and expanded edition of Cowan and Rakušan’s Source Book for Linguistics . In addition to the chapters on Phonetics, Phonology, Phonological Alternations, Morphology, Syntax, Sound Change and Historical Reconstruction, there are two new chapters: one on Semantics and one on Grammatical and Lexical Change. In addition, an index of... more...

  • Talking and Testingby Richard Young; Agnes Weiyun He

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1998; US$ 57.00

    This book brings together a collection of current research on the assessment of oral proficiency in a second language. Fourteen chapters focus on the use of the language proficiency interview or LPI to assess oral proficiency. The volume addresses the central issue of validity in proficiency assessment: the ways in which the language proficiency interview... more...

  • Cameroonby Loreto Todd

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1982; US$ 135.00

    This volume on the Cameroonian English contains two main sections. The first section is devoted to the history of language contact in Cameroon (contact with Islam and contact with Europeans); the development of English in Cameroon; the teaching of English in Cameroon in various stages of its history; and on idiosyncratic aspects of this variety of... more...

  • Central American Englishby

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1983; US$ 135.00

    This volume is about the Anglophone creoles to be found on the Caribbean coast of Central America (Belize, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama), and its offshore islands (Providencia, San Andrés and the Caymans) . The study of these Anglophone varieties is comparatively recent and based on current field work from Belize to Panama. One of the interesting... more...

  • Chronologisches Verzeichnis französischer Grammatiken vom Ende des 14. bis zum Ausgange des 18. Jahrhunderts, nebst Angabe der bisher ermittelten Fundorte derselbenby Edmund Stengel; Hans-Josef Niederehe

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1976; US$ 165.00

    This volume (1976) contains a fac simile reprint of the original 1890 edition of Stengel’s Chronologisches Verzeichnis Französischer Grammatiken . In addition, it contains an appendix by Hans-Josef Niederehe which gives a short biography of E.M. Stengel and brings together the additions and corrections to the Verzeichnis which Stengel published... more...

  • The Importance of Techmer's 'Internationale Zeitschrift für Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft' in the Development of General Linguisticsby E.F.K. Koerner

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1973; US$ 158.00

    Techmer’s Internationale Zeitschrift für Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft (1884–1890) served, at a time of neogrammarian domination in the linguistic scene of the late 19th century, as an international forum for the discussion of general linguistics topics, the Humboldtian philosophy of language, and the promotion of non-Indo-European linguistic research.... more...

  • Issues in English Creolesby Richard R. Day

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1980; US$ 135.00

    The purpose of this volume is to make more accessible, for the use of researchers and students in the field of pidgins and creoles, presentations of the third International Conference on Pidgins and Creoles in Honolulu, 1975, dealing with English-based creoles. Aside from their documentary value, the ten papers of this volume are of interest for several... more...