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Linguistics

  • The Handbook of Speech Productionby Melissa A. Redford

    Wiley 2015; US$ 195.00

    The Handbook of Speech Production is the first reference work to provide an overview of this burgeoning area of study. Twenty-four chapters written by an international team of authors examine issues in speech planning, motor control, the physical aspects of speech production, and external factors that impact speech production. Contributions bring... more...

  • The Story of Australian Englishby Kel Richards

    NewSouth 2015; US$ 12.99

    The English language arrived in Australia with the first motley bunch of European settlers on 26 January 1788. Today there is clearly a distinctive Australian regional dialect with its own place among the global family of ‘Englishes’. How did this come about? Where did the distinctive pattern, accent, and verbal inventions that make up Aussie... more...

  • African American Slangby Maciej Widawski

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 84.00

    A pioneering exploration of form, meaning, theme and function in African American slang, illustrated with thousands of contextual examples. more...

  • Auxiliary Selection Revisitedby Rolf Kailuweit; Malte Rosemeyer

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    From a typological perspective, auxiliary selection - the alternation between have and be in participle constructions - presents both striking regularities and differences. The papers presented in this volume describe and explain this variation on the basis of synchronic and diachronic evidence from a multitude of European languages. The volume is... more...

  • I ?ricettari di segreti? nel Regno di Sicilia (?400??600)by Davide Soares da Silva

    De Gruyter Mouton 2015; US$ 140.00

    This study sheds new light on the language history of medieval and early modern Italy. It discusses the ricettari di segreti, a discourse tradition that is extremely complex and varied, both in terms of language and contents (conveying medical, scientific and religious knowledge). By studying these texts, the book analyzes the dynamics of linguistic... more...

  • Sprachwissenschaft im Fokusby Ludwig Eichinger

    De Gruyter Mouton 2015; US$ 140.00

    The contributions of this volume, celebrating the 50th anniversary of Institut für deutsche Sprache, discuss current trends in grammar research and grammaticography, lexicology and lexicography, spoken language research, as well as corpus and computer linguistics. In addition, they provide an overview of the current status of linguistic research and... more...

  • Iconicityby Masako K. Hiraga; William J. Herlofsky; Kazuko Shinohara; Kimi Akita

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 158.00

    This paper reexamines the notion of diagrammatic iconicity in grammar, i.e. the isomorphism of relational structure across form and meaning. After a quick survey of the various definitions of diagrammatic iconicity, some illustrations are given from coordinating constructions. It is shown that grammatical (a)symmetry in the expression of complex events... more...

  • Education in Languages of Lesser Powerby Craig Alan Volker; Fred E. Anderson

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 149.00

    Pasifika peoples in Aotearoa New Zealand are amongst the fastest growing population of all the minority groups. The 2006 census shows that the Pasifika population makes up 6.9% of the total New Zealand population (Statistics New Zealand 2009). The current projections are that this figure will increase in 2026 to 18%. Many of the children who... more...

  • Language Proficiency in Native and Non-native Speakersby Jan H. Hulstijn

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 143.00

    This book, written for both seasoned and novice researchers, presents a theory of what is called Basic and Higher Language Cognition (BLC and HLC), a theory aimed at making some fundamental issues concerning first and second language learning and bilingualism (more) empirical. The first part of the book provides background for and explication of the... more...

  • Israeli Peace Discourseby Dalia Gavriely-Nuri

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 143.00

    What role do language and discourse play in the advancement of peace? What is the connection between a given society?s ?peace language? and the repeated failure of peace initiatives involving it? At the heart of this book lie these basic questions and the attempt to shed light on them from new angles. The book focuses on an analysis of Israeli peace... more...