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Linguistics

  • Following Searle on Twitterby Adam Hodgkin

    University of Chicago Press 2017; US$ 40.00

    Twitter allows us to build communities, track celebrities, raise our social profile, and promote a personal brand. Adam Hodgkin thinks Twitter is much more than a mere social media tool?it is a terrain ripe for a conceptual and theoretical analysis of our use of digital language. In Following Searle on Twitter , Hodgkin takes John Searle?s theory... more...

  • The Routledge Handbook of Instructed Second Language Acquisitionby Shawn Loewen; Masatoshi Sato

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 240.00

    The Routledge Handbook of Instructed Second Language Acquisition is the first collection of state-of-the-art papers pertaining to Instructed Second Language Acquisition (ISLA). Written by 45 world-renowned experts, the entries are full-length articles detailing pertinent issues with up-to-date references. Each chapter serves three purposes: (1)... more...

  • Routledge Revivals: Crabb's English Synonyms (1916)by George Crabb

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 275.00

    First published in 1816 and revised in 1916, this edition of George Crabb?s English Synonyms contains the entirety of his most enduring work. The revised edition is supplemented by a large number of words, the applications of which had grown into the language in the preceding years or had taken on a deeper significance in light of the First World... more...

  • The Routledge Handbook of Language and Humorby Salvatore Attardo

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 225.00

    The Routledge Handbook of Language and Humor presents the first ever comprehensive, in-depth treatment of all the sub-fields of the linguistics of humor, broadly conceived as the intersection of the study of language and humor. The reader will find a thorough historical, terminological, and theoretical introduction to the field, as well as detailed... more...

  • Critical Translation Studiesby Douglas Robinson

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    This book offers an introduction for Translation Studies (TS) scholars to Critical Translation Studies (CTS), a cultural-studies approach to the study of translation spearheaded by Sakai Naoki and Lydia H. Liu, with an implicit focus on translation as a social practice shaped by power relations in society. The central claim in CTS is that translators... more...

  • Modality Across Syntactic Categoriesby Ana Arregui; María Luisa Rivero; Andrés Salanova

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 98.99

    This volume explores the linguistic expression of modality in natural language from a cross-linguistic perspective, and demonstrates that modality involves many more syntactic categories and levels of syntactic structure than traditionally assumed. more...

  • Tense-Aspect-Modality in a Second Languageby Martin Howard; Pascale Leclercq

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2017; US$ 143.00

    Counterfactuality is a semantic subdomain of irreality (Pietrandrea 2010) which results from the comparison of reality to an imagined view of what might have been (Kahneman & Tversky 1982). Previous studies have shown that simple clauses containing the conditional tense are frequently used by native speakers of French to express irreality (Hellberg... more...

  • Noun-Modifying Clause Constructions in Languages of Eurasiaby Yoshiko Matsumoto; Bernard Comrie; Peter Sells

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2017; US$ 149.00

    The late Michael (Mickey) Noonan participated in the early stages of the NMC project, including presenting an analysis of GNMCCs in the Tibeto-Burman language Chantyal at the workshop meeting held at Stanford University on March 22–24, 2008. His further participation was cut short by his untimely death in February of 2009. We have decided to... more...

  • Evidentiality Revisitedby Juana I. Marín Arrese; Gerda Haßler; Marta Carretero

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2017; US$ 143.00

    One feature which has interesting evidential implications in English is the passive form of verbs of saying or thinking. Corpus evidence is used to trace the evolution of the most frequent passive structures of this kind over the last two hundred years, and to explore changes in their use. Diachronic developments in frequency, and evidence for semantic... more...

  • An Introduction to Sociolinguisticsby Janet Holmes; Nick Wilson

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 39.95

    In this best-selling introductory textbook, Janet Holmes and Nick Wilson examine the role of language in a variety of social contexts, considering both how language works and how it can be used to signal and interpret various aspects of social identity. Divided into three sections, this book explains basic sociolinguistic concepts in the light of... more...