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Linguistics

  • Language Between Description and Prescriptionby Lieselotte Anderwald

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 97.99

    Based on 258 English grammar books, Language Between Description and Prescription investigates nineteenth-century grammar writing relating to actual language change, especially in the verb phrase. Lieselotte Andewald proposes that not all changes were noticed in the first place, and those that were noticed were not necessarily criticized. The book... more...

  • Dhivehiby

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 140.00

    Dhivehi, the language of the Maldives, has received little attention in the linguistic literature, and no other comprehensive grammar of the standard language has yet been published.This work describes the phonology, unique orthography, morphology, and syntax of standard Dhivehi. Plentiful examples with native orthography, Roman transliteration, and... more...

  • Handbook of Japanese Semantics and Pragmaticsby

    De Gruyter Mouton 2016; US$ 419.00

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  • Doing Conceptual History in Africaby Axel Fleisch; Rhiannon Stephens

    Berghahn Books 2016; US$ 120.00

    Employing an innovative methodological toolkit, Doing Conceptual History in Africa provides a refreshingly broad and interdisciplinary approach to African historical studies. The studies assembled here focus on the complex role of language in Africa's historical development, with a particular emphasis on pragmatics and semantics. From precolonial... more...

  • Working Memory and Second Language Learningby Zhisheng (Edward) Wen

    Channel View Publications 2016; US$ 35.00

    The book investigates theories and measures of working memory in second language learning, processing and development. Research syntheses, theoretical perspectives and methodological insights illuminate the relationships between working memory components and functions in connection with specific L2 acquisition domains, skills and processes. more...

  • Dictating to the Mobby J?rg R. Schwyter

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 39.99

    This book is the first detailed history of The BBC's Advisory Committee on Spoken English, which was set up to provide an authoritative guide to pronunciation and the use of language for BBC announcers. It draws upon a wealth of primary sources made available by the BBC Written Archives Centre as well as other published materials. more...

  • Queering Bordersby David A.B. Murray

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2016; US$ 128.00

    In recent years, migration has moved to the forefront of national and global debates, intensifying discussions about borders, security, identity and citizenship. In this volume we ask how language and sexuality impact these discussions: how do sexuality and language contribute toward the construction and maintenance of varying scales of borders? How... more...

  • The Languages and Linguistics of South Asiaby Hans Henrich Hock; Elena Bashir

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 377.00

    This volume is a state-of-the-art survey of research on the languages of South Asia, with contributions by well-known experts. It covers the languages, their histories and classification; contact and convergence; phonetics/phonology, morphology, and syntax; sociolinguistics; indigenous grammatical traditions; applications of modern technology to South... more...

  • Variational Text Linguisticsby Christoph Schubert; Christina Sanchez-Stockhammer

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 140.00

    This volume fosters the field of ?variational text linguistics?. Its focus on both functional and regional types of textual variation provides new insights into the concept of ?register?. The book is a forum for the description and discussion of registers which have not received enough linguistic attention so far. The studies collected point out emerging... more...

  • Pragmatism in Philosophical Inquiryby Nicholas Rescher

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 54.99

    This book showcases the history and theory of pragmatism and its alignment to the sensibilities of contemporary analytic philosophy. It does this not only by describing its mode of operation and explaining its legitimating rationale, but also by substantiating its claims by a series of instructive case studies.  The unifying insight of this... more...