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Semantics

  • Adpositional kodierte Raumrelationen im Chinesischen und im Deutschenby Jyhcherng Jang

    De Gruyter 2014; 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 play a major role. more...

  • Contexts of Subordinationby Laura Visapää; Jyrki Kalliokoski; Helena Sorva

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 143.00

    The change from temporal to cause is one of the well-known grammaticalization paths. This article analyses the change in the Estonian conjunction kuna, ‘while; as, because’ from temporal to causal one as well as the attitude of the Estonian language planners towards this change. This change has mainly taken place during the twentieth century.... more...

  • Political Argumentation in the United Statesby David Zarefsky

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 149.00

    Especially during Barack Obama’s first campaign for the presidency, commentators and Obama himself noted several similarities between him and Abraham Lincoln. These comparisons became the premises for arguments from historical analogy. Such arguments can have several purposes, including making a direct comparison, using the past as a new frame... more...

  • Fictive Interactionby Esther Pascual

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 143.00

    Language is intimately related to interaction. The question arises: Is the structure of interaction somehow mirrored in language structure and use? This book suggests a positive answer to this question by examining the ubiquitous phenomenon of fictive interaction, in which non-genuine conversational turns appear in discourse, even within clauses, phrases,... more...

  • How to Speak Britby Christopher J Moore

    Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 10.99

    The quintessential A to Z guide to British English?perfect for every egghead and bluestocking looking to conquer the language barrier Oscar Wilde once said the Brits have "everything in common with America nowadays except, of course, language." Any visitor to Old Blighty can sympathize with Mr. Wilde. After all, even fluent English... more...

  • Differentielle Objektmarkierung bei unbelebten Objekten im Spanischenby Marco Garcia Garcia

    De Gruyter Mouton 2014; US$ 140.00

    When and why are direct objects in Spanish marked with an ?a?? This study investigates this question by considering inanimate objects that are normally unmarked, butrequire marking when combined with a small, stable class of verbs.Presenting an analysis of semantic roles, the author shows that diffential object marking in Spanish is determined not... more...

  • Cambridge International AS and A Level English Language Coursebook Ebookby Mike Gould; Marilyn Rankin

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 31.00

    Comprehensive student-friendly resources designed for teaching Cambridge International AS and A Level English Language (syllabus 9093 for first examination in 2015). more...

  • Pragmatics, Semantics and the Case of Scalar Implicaturesby Salvatore Pistoia Reda

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 85.00

    This book is an advanced debate on the nature of scalar implicatures, one of the most popular topics in philosophical linguistics in the last 20 years. Leading theorists in the field offer an up-to-date presentation of the subject in a way that will help readers to orient themselves in the vast literature on the topic. more...

  • The Evaluation of Language Regimesby Michele Gazzola

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 149.00

    Building on existing analytical frameworks, this book provides a new methodology allowing different language policies in international multilingual organisations (or ?language regimes?) to be compared and evaluated on the basis of criteria such as efficiency and fairness. It explains step-by-step how to organise the evaluation of language regimes and... more...

  • From Gesture in Conversation to Visible Action as Utteranceby Mandana Seyfeddinipur; Marianne Gullberg

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 143.00

    Children begin to gesture long before talking. Gestures, such as pointing or waving goodbye, constitute the principal means of interacting conventionally with others before the emergence of the lexicon. Children continue to gesture after they start to talk, and through to adulthood. In spite of that, some key concepts related to gesture and language... more...