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  • Simultaneous Interpretationby Robin Setton

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1999; US$ 195.00

    Simultaneous interpretation is among the most complex of human cognitive/linguistic activities. This study, which will interest practitioners and trainers as well as linguists, draws more on linguistics-based theories of cognition in communication (cognitive semantics and pragmatics) than on the traditional information-processing approaches of cognitive... more...

  • Strategies and Structuresby Gary D. Prideaux; William J. Baker

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1987; US$ 158.00

    In this monograph, the nature of processing strategies is explored in some detail, with an attempt to cut through the maze of often contradictory and confused proposals concerning the nature and form of various strategies. Once a preliminary conception of the nature of cognitive strategies and a hypothesis of how they interact with linguistic structures... more...

  • Theoretical Issues in Contrastive Linguisticsby Jacek Fisiak

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1981; US$ 198.00

    Contrastive Linguistics, roughly defined as a subdiscipline of linguistics which is concerned with the comparison of two or more (subsystems of) languages, has long been associated primarily with language teaching. Apart from this applied aspect, however, it also has a strong theoretical purpose, contributing to our understanding of language typology... more...

  • Towards a History of the Basque Languageby José Ignacio Hualde; Joseba A. Lakarra; R.L. Trask

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1996; US$ 188.00

    Questions related to the origin and history of the Basque language spark considerable interest, since it is the only surviving pre-Indo-European language in western Europe. However, until now, there was no readily available source in English providing answers to these questions or giving an overview of past and current research in this area. This book... more...

  • The Ubiquity of Metaphorby Wolf Paprotté; René Dirven

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1985; US$ 284.00

    This volume brings together a number of articles representative of the present outlook on the importance of metaphors, and of the work done on metaphors in several domains of (psycho)linguistics. The first part of the volume deals with metaphor and the system of language. The second part offers papers on metaphor and language use. In the third part... 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...