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Linguistics

  • The Evolution of Slavic Aspectby Stephen M. Dickey

    De Gruyter Mouton 2016; US$ 140.00

    This study is the first cross-Slavic analysis of the historical development of Slavic verbal aspect. It employs principles of cognitive linguistics, grammaticalization theory, and contact linguistics in the analysis of processes that have combined to produce an eastern and a western aspectual system within Slavic. more...

  • Land and Language in Cape York Peninsula and the Gulf Countryby Jean-Christophe Verstraete; Diane Hafner

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2016; US$ 165.00

    A few years ago I revisited the Hopevale community in North Queensland with the intention of “repatriating” various sorts of materials – mostly photographs and films – from more than forty years of (discontinuous) research among Guugu Yimithirr-speaking people north of Cooktown. Taking as the central focus a short film about... more...

  • Pakistani Punjabiby Thomas J. Conners; Brook Hefright

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 140.00

    punjabi is a major world language with some 80 million speakers in Pakistan where it is the most widely spoken language and 30 million in India where it is a national language. And yet Punjabi has received remarkably little attention in the linguistic literature.This work describes the phonology, orthography, morphology, and syntax of Pakistani Punjabi... more...

  • Romance Linguistics 2013by Christina Tortora; Marcel den Dikken; Ignacio L. Montoya; Teresa O'Neill

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2016; US$ 165.00

    The paper addresses the distribution of preposition-drop with the noun casa ‘home’ in the spatial adpositions of some Northern Italian varieties. It is shown that in these varieties P-less home behaves syntactically as a locative adverb, which under specific circumstances, becomes a particle . It is suggested that P-less home is... more...

  • The Acquisition of L2 Mandarin Prosodyby Chunsheng Yang

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2016; US$ 143.00

    This book examines the acquisition of L2 Mandarin prosody, a less explored area in SLA. While acknowledging that tone acquisition is one of the most important aspects in acquiring L2 Mandarin phonology, the book demonstrates that phrase- and utterance-level prosody is equally important. Specifically, this book discusses the acquisition of Mandarin... more...

  • Third Person Referencesby Jenny Dumont

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2016; US$ 149.00

    This volume, a case study on the grammar of third person references in two genres of spoken Ecuadorian Spanish, examines from a discourse-analytic perspective how genre affects linguistic patterns and how researchers can look for and interpret genre effects. This marks a timely contribution to corpus linguistics, as many linguists are choosing to work... more...

  • Doublespeakby William Lutz

    Ig Publishing 2016; US$ 19.95

    Describes the four different types of doublespeak (euphemism, jargon, gobbledygook, and inflated language). more...

  • Introducing Translation Studiesby Jeremy Munday

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 41.95

    Introducing Translation Studies remains the definitive guide to the theories and concepts that make up the field of translation studies. Providing an accessible and up-to-date overview, it has long been the essential textbook on courses worldwide. This fourth edition has been fully revised and continues to provide a balanced and detailed guide to... more...

  • The Cultural and Intercultural Dimensions of English as a Lingua Francaby Prue Holmes; Fred Dervin

    Channel View Publications 2016; US$ 35.00

    This book investigates the cultural and intercultural aspects of English as a Lingua Franca (ELF). The chapters consider the communication and pedagogical implications of these dimensions and offer suggestions for new directions in ELF research, pedagogy and curriculum development. more...

  • Doubletalkby Chuck McCutcheon; David Mark

    University Press of New England 2016; US$ 5.99

    With 100 key phrases, this is your up-to-the-minute ebook guide to the presidential election follies more...