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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$ 143.00

    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

    Since creole languages draw their properties from both their substrate and superstrate sources, the typological classification of creoles has long been a major issue for creolists, typologists, and linguists in general. Several contradictory proposals have been put forward in the literature. For example, creole languages typologically pair with their... more...

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

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2011; US$ 143.00

    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 volume discusses several facets of English in today's multilingual Europe. It emphasizes the interdependence between cultures, languages and situations that influence its use. This interdependence is particularly relevant to European settings where English is being learned as a second language. Such learning situations constitute the core focus... 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

    The present volume represents a variety of portraits of what happens when families attempt to raise children in Spanish while living in English-speaking societies. Aided by the foregrounding chapter by Suzanne Romaine about language and identity and the afterword by Carol Klee that ties together many issues brought up throughout the collection, the... 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

    This volume presents an overview of changes in paradigms, perspectives and contexts of research into bilingual development over the past two decades. During this time, the focus of perspective has changed. In the early 1990s, most investigations still proceeded from models that assumed modular components, hierarchical relationships and linear processes,... more...