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Linguistics

  • The Indo-European Controversyby Asya Pereltsvaig; Martin W. Lewis

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 79.00

    This book challenges media-celebrated evolutionary studies linking Indo-European languages to Neolithic Anatolia, instead defending traditional practices in historical linguistics. more...

  • Word-Formationby

    De Gruyter Mouton 2015; US$ 419.00

    This handbook comprises an in-depth presentation of the state of the art in word-formation. The four volumes contain 207 articles written by leading international scholars. The 16 sections of the handbook provide the reader in general articles and individual studies with a wide variety of perspectives. The final section contains 74 portraits of word-formation... more...

  • The Phonology of Consonantsby Wm G. Bennett

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 88.00

    The most comprehensive work on dissimilation to date, this book surveys over 160 dissimilation patterns drawn from over 130 languages. more...

  • Synaesthesia and Individual Differencesby Aleksandra Maria Rogowska

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 80.00

    A multidisciplinary exploration of the relationships between linguistic-colour synaesthesia and various dimensions of individual differences in human cognition. more...

  • Pretense and Pathologyby Bradley Armour-Garb; James A. Woodbridge

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 88.00

    This book provides a new philosophical fictionalism to solve traditional paradoxes and puzzles in the philosophy of language and metaphysics. more...

  • Diskurs ? interdisziplinärby Heidrun Kämper; Ingo H. Warnke

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 168.00

    What happens when philosophers and sociologists, historians, literary scholars, and linguists try to engage in discourse? The essays in this volume examine this question and describe the structure of discourses as instances of meaning-production based on a common basic understanding of ?discourse? from a theoretical, methodological, and empirical perspective. more...

  • Deixis in der face-to-face-Interaktionby Anja Stukenbrock

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 182.00

    This study develops an empirically founded theory of deixis (words only understandable in context) in the German language. Using a broad base of video documentation from different genres, it investigates the practices of deictic reference as localized, embodied activities in face-to-face interaction. The detailed analyses are systematically referenced... more...

  • Ambiguityby Susanne Winkler

    De Gruyter Mouton 2015; US$ 140.00

    This volume uncovers a great mystery about language: why can we communicate so effectively despite the fact that ambiguity is pervasive? Conversely, how do speakers use ambiguity to achieve a specific goal? Answers to these questions are provided from different fields: (psycho)linguistics, literary criticism, rhetoric, theology, media studies, law. more...

  • Adpositional kodierte Raumrelationen im Chinesischen und im Deutschenby Jyhcherng Jang

    De Gruyter Mouton 2015; US$ 140.00

    How can we systematize adpositional spatial relationships across different languages? This book presents and evaluates linguistic and typological approaches at creating a tertium comparationis for a corpus-based description and explanation of adpositional spatial relations in Chinese and German, in which comparative spatial relations play a major role. more...

  • Textuelle Formationen von Erinnerung und Gedächtnisby Matthias Attig

    De Gruyter Mouton 2015; US$ 140.00

    Uwe Johnson?s great novel Anniversaries weaves poetic sequences and realities into an artfully composed montage to represent a process of remembrance that is at once fragile and complex. This study combines linguistic and literary approaches to explore the unique structure of this poetics of memory ? the reciprocal referentiality of memory and what... more...