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  • The Standard in South African English and its Social Historyby Len W. Lanham; C.A. MacDonald

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1979; US$ 135.00

    This study of the South African variety of English is an exercise in the sociology of language conducted mainly within the conceptual framework and methodology created by William Labov. It accepts that social process and social structure are reflected in patterns of covariation involving linguistic and social variables, and in attitudes to different... more...

  • Universal Grammar in Child Second Language Acquisitionby Usha Lakshmanan

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1994; US$ 44.95

    This book examines child second language acquisition within the Principles and Parameters theory of Universal Grammar (UG). Specifically, the book focuses on null-subjects in the developing grammars of children acquiring English as a second language. The book provides evidence from the longitudinal speech data of four child second language (L2) learners... more...

  • Valence, Semantic Case, and Grammatical Relationsby Werner Abraham

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1978; US$ 188.00

    The papers in this volume have been grouped in three thematic parts: Valence which plays a key concept in the syntactic classification of verbs and adjectives, provides a necessary link for decoding and encoding grammatical relations, and is an important requisite for the evaluation of formal languages for the purpose of describing and explaining phenomena... more...

  • Creoles, their Substrates, and Language Typologyby Claire Lefebvre

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2011; US$ 158.00

    The distinct social origin of creoles, along with pidgins and mixed languages, makes them a source of interest to typologists, given their interest in the cross-linguistic distribution of structural feature values. Typologists, like creolists before them, are interested in issues such as whether creoles have a distinct typological profile and how creoles... more...

  • A Dynamic Approach to Second Language Developmentby Marjolijn Verspoor; Kees de Bot; Wander Lowie

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2011; US$ 49.95

    Dynamic systems theory, a general theory of change and development, offers a new way to study first and second language development and requires a new set of tools for analysis of empirical data. After a brief introduction to the theory, this book, co-authored by several leading scholars in the field, concentrates on tools and techniques recently developed... more...

  • English in Europe Todayby Annick De Houwer; Antje Wilton

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2011; US$ 128.00

    This chapter investigates to what extent the process of second language acquisition is influenced by amount and type of input. After a brief description of the place of English in the lives of secondary school students in the Netherlands, the article reports on a semi-longitudinal study comparing students whose out-of-school contact with English is... more...

  • Linguistic Realization of Evidentiality in European Languagesby Gabriele Diewald; Elena Smirnova

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 210.00

    The book offers the first collection of papers which explicitly deal with the linguistic realization of evidentiality in European languages. The contributions summarize relevant previous research and develop new perspectives on the view of evidentiality. The scope of the papers ranges from broad overviews on areal and typological issues... more...

  • Implicit and Explicit Language Learningby Cristina Sanz; Ronald P. Leow

    Georgetown University Press 2011; US$ 49.95 US$ 39.96

    Over the last several decades, neuroscientists, cognitive psychologists, and psycholinguists have investigated the implicit and explicit continuum in language development and use from theoretical, empirical, and methodological perspectives. This book addresses these perspectives in an effort to build connections among them and to draw pedagogical implications... more...

  • 'The boat's gonna leave'by Anca M. Nemoianu

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1980; US$ 102.00

    This essay attempts to show how a second language is acquired by very young children in the process of socialization with other children. The study seeks to integrate the process of second language learning in the general framework of child development, concentrating in particular on the development of language and conversational skills. more...

  • Contrastive Pragmaticsby Wieslaw Oleksy

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1988; US$ 165.00

    This volume deals with a variety of pragmatic issues involved in cross-language and interlanguage studies as well as second-language acquisition and cross-cultural studies. Part I contains papers dealing with general issues stemming from contrastive work, for example, the question of tertium comparationis and its place in the development of contrastive... more...