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- Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 120.00
This volume provides the most up-to-date and comprehensive survey of corpus-based linguistic research on English. more...
- De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00
How can we systematize adpositional spatial relationships across different languages? This book presents and evaluates linguistic and typological approaches at creating a tertium comparationis for a corpus-based description and explanation of adpositional spatial relations in Chinese and German, in which comparative spatial relations... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 100.00
Despite several efforts by the New Zealand government in the 1990s this book suggests that their national literacy strategy has failed to reduce the literacy achievement gap. The major contributing factors are examined and alternative effective strategies are suggested to achieve excellence and equity in New Zealand's literacy education. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 70.95
Realms of Meaning presents an accessible introduction to semantics. It provides an understanding of the way meaning works in natural languages, against a background of how we communicate with language. Avoiding theoretical terminology and linguistic theories it concentrates instead on the analysis of meaning, and looks in depth at such subjects as... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 143.00
Being polite is an effective way to facilitate interpersonal communication. One of the key issues is how the human cognitive system perceives verbal politeness and deals with the cases in which politeness principles are violated. By using event-related potentials (ERPs), we aim to address the nature of real time processing of disrespectful reference... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 100.00
This book examines the extent to which the insights of STS can be used to analyse the role of architecture in and for social life. The contributions examine the question of whether architecture ? and thus materiality as a whole ? has agency. The book also proposes a theoretical and methodological approach on how to research architecture's agency. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95
Most pre-service education students are enthusiastic about the progressive, constructivist, and student-centered theory and practice advocated in many teacher education programs and by the National Council of Teachers of English. Yet in actual day-to-day practice, teachers often have trouble thinking of ways in which such student-centered and constructivist... more...
- De Gruyter 2015; US$ 35.00
The book offers an up-to-date introduction to the essential phenomena, issues, and theoretical approaches of linguistic semantics. It covers the key aspects of word and sentence semantics. In his step-by-step development of the theme, the author puts great stock in the consistency, coherence, and understandability of the scientific approach.... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 149.00
Post-structural and post-modern theories have understood the concept of gender as a “fictitious” element rooted exclusively in a linguistic reality (see Butler, 1990), constituted by an illusory metaphysic of substances. Therefore, for these schools, “there is no gender identity behind the expression of gender” and consequently,... more...