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Linguistics

  • Language Processing and Grammarsby Brian Nolan; Carlos Periñán-Pascual

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 149.00

    This paper investigates the notion of low-level situational cognitive model, its role in linguistic description and its possible computational treatment in the knowledge base FunGramKB. Low-level situational models are exploited metonymically to produce situation-based implicatures. When such inferences become stably associated with a formal pattern,... more...

  • A History of the English Languageby Elly van Gelderen

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 149.00

    The English language in its complex shapes and forms changes fast. This thoroughly revised edition has been refreshed with current examples of change and has been updated regarding archeological research. Most suggestions brought up by users and reviewers have been incorporated, for instance, a family tree for Germanic has been added, Celtic influence... more...

  • Grammatical Variation and Change in Jersey Englishby Anna Rosen

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 149.00

    Situated at the crossroads of dialectology, sociolinguistics and contact linguistics, this volume provides a first comprehensive description of the morphosyntactic inventory of the variety of English spoken on Jersey, the largest of the Channel Islands. Based on a specially compiled corpus of spoken material containing both present-day sociolinguistic... more...

  • Auxiliary Selection in Spanishby Malte Rosemeyer

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 149.00

    Although usage-based linguistics emphasises the need for studies of language change to take frequency effects into account, there is a lack of research that tries to systematically model frequency effects and their relation to diffusion processes in language change. This monograph offers a diachronic study of the change in Spanish perfect auxiliary... more...

  • Discourse, Politics and Media in Contemporary Chinaby Qing Cao; Hailong Tian; Paul Chilton

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 143.00

    This chapter discusses theoretical and methodological issues concerning doing critical discourse analysis in China. The authors believe that China’s unique social, cultural and political context justifies an assumption that the Western originated paradigm of critical discourse analysis needs tailoring and appropriating when being applied in China.... more...

  • Missionary Linguistics V / Lingüística Misionera Vby Otto Zwartjes; Klaus Zimmermann; Martina Schrader-Kniffki

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 165.00

    Over the last decades several studies have appeared about the role of translation and interpreters in the process of European colonization of the Americas and Asia from the 15th century onwards. Placed in the most generic area of the History of Translation or, more specifically, in the area of missionary and colonial linguistics, these works have not... more...

  • Cognitive Grammar in Literatureby Chloe Harrison; Louise Nuttall; Peter Stockwell; Wenjuan Yuan

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 149.00

    This is the first book to present an account of literary meaning and effects drawing on our best understanding of mind and language in the form of a Cognitive Grammar. The contributors provide exemplary analyses of a range of literature from science fiction, dystopia, absurdism and graphic novels to the poetry of Wordsworth, Hopkins, Sassoon, Balassi,... more...

  • The Evidential Basis of Linguistic Argumentationby András Kertész; Csilla Rákosi

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 158.00

    This chapter provides a survey about the most frequent methods of inconsistency resolution in Optimality Theory. With the help of the p-model, inconsistencies in OT are divided into two main groups. The first group includes conflicts that are deemed to be fatal and are solved usually by the modification of the theory: namely, clashes between “linguistic... more...

  • Interlanguageby ZhaoHong Han; Elaine Tarone

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 149.00

    This chapter pulls together 40 years of interlanguage study in terms of three interlinked themes: (1) historic roots, emphasizing ongoing questions/issues that needed interlanguage to be asked; (2) interlanguage as a system in its own right, centering on evidence for the systematic nature of interlanguage; (3) a suggested future centering on creation... more...

  • Perspectives on Phonological Theory and Developmentby Ashley W. Farris-Trimble; Jessica A. Barlow

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 143.00

    This paper explores superadditivity effects in natural language by considering three interrelated phenomena in Colloquial Bambara (CB). The premise of superadditivity is that although marked structures are accommodated in a system, particular structures cannot co-occur in a given domain. This arises because the simultaneous, additive violation of... more...