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Linguistics

  • Place-Making in urbanen Diskursenby Beatrix Busse; Ingo Warnke

    De Gruyter Mouton 2014; US$ 168.00

    Urban spaces are configurations of discursively generated places. This volume of essays in discursively oriented urban research features a broad range of interdisciplinary perspectives. A focus is placed on practices and resources for analyzing urban spaces, as well as on communicative markers of urban identity. The book reveals urban linguistics as... more...

  • Frequency, Forms and Functions of Cleft Constructions in Romance and Germanicby Anna-Maria Cesare

    De Gruyter Mouton 2014; US$ 140.00

    The volume describes the frequency, the forms and the functions of different cleft construction types across two language families: the Romance languages (with discussion of Italian, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Romansh and Romanian data) and the Germanic languages (with focus on English, German and Danish). more...

  • Forensic Authorship Analysis and the World Wide Webby Samuel Larner

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    Implementing a novel method for identifying idiolectal co-selections, and taking the UNABOM investigation as a case study, this Pivot evaluates the effectiveness and reliability of using the web for forensic purposes. more...

  • Aspektualitätby Sarah Dessì Schmid

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 126.00

    This synchronic study presents a new onomasiological, frame-theoretical model for the classification and interpretation of aspectual characteristics of facts. Differently from traditional approaches, that differentiate between the grammatical and lexical aspect of the verb and analyze the grammatical aspect by looking at only one language and by raising... more...

  • Komplexe Argumentstrukturenby Gisela Zifonun; Stefan Engelberg; Ruxandra Cosma; Susan Schlotthauer; Speranta L. Stanescu

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 140.00

    In addition to the canonical expression of the argument structure of verbs in the form of intransitive or transitive constructions with noun or prepositional phrases, arguments can also be structured in diverse ways in complex non-canonical form. Such argument structures show interesting variations, especially in comparative linguistics, as this volume... more...

  • Frames of Understanding in Text and Discourseby Alexander Ziem

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 149.00

    How do words mean? What is the nature of meaning? How can we grasp a word?s meaning? The frame-semantic approach developed in this book offers some well-founded answers to such long-standing, but still controversial issues. Following Charles Fillmore?s definition of frames as both organizers of experience and tools for understanding, the monograph... more...

  • Mots nous en català / New words in Catalanby M. Teresa Cabré Castellví; Ona Domènech Bagaria; Rosa Estopà Bagot

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 143.00

    Semantic neologisms contribute to renewing and enlarging the capacity of expression and communicating resources of languages. They usually help speakers to make their descriptions more powerful and their speech more effective. However, neologisms related to semantic change are rather difficult to detect by automatic procedures, because changes in meaning... more...

  • Portuguese-Spanish Interfacesby Patrícia Amaral; Ana Maria Carvalho

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 149.00

    Western hemisphere varieties of Spanish and Portuguese show substantial similarity in the patterning of sociolinguistic variation and change. Caribbean and coastal dialects of Latin American Spanish share several variables with Brazilian Portuguese (e.g., deletion of coda –s, –r). These variables also show similar social distribution in... more...

  • Paradigm Changeby Martine Robbeets; Walter Bisang

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 149.00

    The paper reviews the data concerning the nominal inflectional morphology in the chain of languages comprising Uralic, Turkic, Mongolic, Tungusic, Koreanic and Japonic, collectively termed “Ural-Altaic”. Although nominal morphology has traditionally been quoted in support of the hypothesis concerning the genetic relationship of these languages,... more...

  • Advances in the Syntax of DPsby Anna Bondaruk; Gréte Dalmi; Alexander Grosu

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 149.00

    This chapter argues for the view that Standard Free Relatives and Transparent Free Relatives have exactly the same bi-dimensional configurational structures, and against the view that they have distinct multi-dimensional structures, the transparent variety being externally headed by a token of a CP-internal post-copular phrase. It is argued that the... more...