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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Sustaining Linguistic Diversityby Kendall A. King; Natalie Schilling-Estes; Lyn Wright Fogle

    Georgetown University Press 2008; US$ 44.95

    In the last three decades the field of endangered and minority languages has evolved rapidly, moving from the initial dire warnings of linguists to a swift increase in the number of organizations, funding programs, and community-based efforts dedicated to documentation, maintenance, and revitalization. Sustaining Linguistic Diversity brings together... more...

  • Die Sprachwissenschaft des 20. Jahrhundertsby Wolfgang Wildgen

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 119.00

    Until now an overview of the history of linguistics during the 20th century has been lacking. With this book, Wolfgang Wildgen fills this gap. Starting with the predecessors of Saussure, the main chapters highlight the most important trends. Special attention is given to sustainable approaches. Wildgen also evaluates the yield of linguistic research... more...

  • Prozesse sprachlicher Verstärkungby Rüdiger Harnisch

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 182.00

    Processes in which linguistic entities are "weakened" formally and in their meaning (e.g. Kien-Föhre > Kiefer) have been well researched, but "strengthening processes" (e.g. Caribbean hamaca > folk-etymological explanation Hänge-matte) in which linguistic entities are first created have hardly been researched at all. The intention of this volume is... 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...

  • Gender Identity and Discourse Analysisby Lia Litosseliti; Jane Sunderland

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2002; US$ 173.00

    Gender and discourse interface in many more epistemological sites than can be represented in one collection. Gender Identity and Discourse Analysis therefore focuses on a principled diversity of key sites within four broad areas: the media, sexuality, education and parenthood. The different chapters together illustrate how taking a discourse perspective... more...

  • Germanic Languages and Linguistic Universalsby John Ole Askedal; Ian Roberts; Tomonori Matsushita; Hiroshi Hasegawa

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2009; US$ 143.00

    For sale in all countries except Japan. For customers in Japan: please contact Yushodo Co. The Senshu University Project The Development of the Anglo-Saxon Language and Linguistic Universals has as its general aim the investigation of structural characteristics common to the Germanic languages, such as English, German, Norwegian, and Icelandic,... more...

  • Narrative and Identityby Jens Brockmeier; Donal Carbaugh

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2001; US$ 158.00

    How does narrative give shape and meaning to human life? And what special role do narratives play in identifying one as a person in the world? This book explores these questions from the vantage points of various human and cultural sciences, with special attention to the importance of narrative as expression of embodied experience, mode of communication,... more...