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  • Das Nachfeld im Deutschenby Hélène Vinckel-Roisin

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    This is the first study devoted exclusively to the typically overlooked non-sentential usage form of the ?postfield? ( Nachfeld ) in German. The essays present findings from empirical studies and examine theoretical aspects related to syntax, information structure, stylistics/pragmatics, and language acquisition. They address written as... more...

  • Welsh Englishby Heli Paulasto; Rob Penhallurick

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    This book is the first comprehensive, research-based description of the development, structure, and use of Welsh English. One of the oldest varieties in the World Englishes family, Welsh English combines the sociolinguistic context of the L1 Inner Circle with the development and linguistic behaviour of L2 Englishes, making it of particular interest... more...

  • Possession in Ancient Egyptianby Eitan Grossman; Stéphane Polis

    De Gruyter Mouton 2015; US$ 182.00

    This volume deals with empirical and theoretical aspects of the domain of possession in Ancient Egyptian. It comprises a series of case studies on phrasal and clausal possession in the individual phases of the language, from Old Egyptian through the Coptic dialects, from both synchronic and diachronic perspectives. more...

  • Locative Expressions in English and Frenchby Mark Tutton

    De Gruyter Mouton 2015; US$ 140.00

    Expressing location is one of the most common linguistic tasks that we perform in our daily lives. This book provides the first comprehensive analysis into how speakers of English and French use gesture as well as speech when describing where objects are located. It shows that spoken locative expressions are made up of both speech and gesture components,... more...

  • The Acquisition of the Presentby Dalila Ayoun

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 149.00

    The simple/progressive aspectual contrast is fundamental in present-based narratives in English: the simple present encodes temporally sequenced events whereas the progressive creates a close-up effect and introduces a perspective “from within”, often associated with the subjective viewpoint of the narrator (Chuquet 1994). This dichotomy... more...

  • A Grammar of Mandarinby Jeroen Wiedenhof

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 54.00

    A fascinating description of a global language, A Grammar of Mandarin combines broad perspectives with illuminating depth. Crammed with examples from everyday conversations, it aims to let the language speak for itself. The book opens with an overview of the language situation and a thorough account of Mandarin speech sounds. Nine core chapters explore... more...

  • Afro-Peruvian Spanishby Sandro Sessarego

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 143.00

    The present work not only contributes to shedding light on the linguistic and socio-historical origins of Afro-Peruvian Spanish, it also helps clarify the controversial puzzle concerning the genesis of Spanish creoles in the Americas in a broader sense. In order to provide a more concrete answer to the questions raised by McWhorter?s book on The Missing... more...

  • Greek Interjectionsby Lars Nordgren

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    Interjections in Ancient Greek have long lacked a comprehensive account, despite their frequent occurrence in major texts. The present study of their semantics and pragmatics, encompassing all items encountered in Greek drama from the 5th century BC, applies a moderate minimalism, data-driven method. Readers are offered a thorough and... more...

  • Contemporary Chinese Discourse and Social Practice in Chinaby Linda Tsung; Wei Wang

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 149.00

    This chapter seeks to critically examine the discourse of hybridity and unity in diversity in contemporary China, using a set of tools and concepts which incorporates Foucault’s genealogical work and governmentality, and Laclau and Mouffe’s discourse theory. The study examines China’s education policy documents (2003–2012) produced... more...

  • Head Movement in Syntaxby Rosmin Mathew

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 149.00

    Head Movement in Syntax argues that verb movement is a narrow syntactic phenomenon that can affect locality constraints. The altered locality domains are detectable from the way certain phrasal elements such as a phrase containing a Wh are forced to undergo movement. The basic idea explored in the book dates back to Chomsky (1986) where the movement... more...