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  • 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...

  • Bibliografía cronológica de la lingüística, la gramática y la lexicografía del español (BICRES III)by Hans-Josef Niederehe

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2005; US$ 203.00

    Since the publication of the still very valuable Biblioteca histórica de la filología by Cipriano Muñoz y Manzano, conde de la Viñaza (Madrid, 1893), our knowledge of the history of the study of the Spanish language has grown considerably. It has been the purpose of BICRES I (from the early beginnings to 1600), published in 1994, to bring together... more...

  • 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 Raku?an

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1999; US$ 29.95

    This is a revised and expanded edition of Cowan and Raku?an?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...