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  • Vowel Inherent Spectral Changeby Geoffrey Stewart Morrison; Peter F. Assmann

    Springer 2013; US$ 179.00

    It has been traditional in phonetic research to characterize monophthongs using a set of static formant frequencies, i.e., formant frequencies taken from a single time-point in the vowel or averaged over the time-course of the vowel. However, over the last twenty years a growing body of research has demonstrated that, at least for a number of dialects... more...

  • The Golden Threadby Ewan Clayton

    Atlantic Books Ltd 2013; US$ 23.32

    The Golden Thread is an enthralling and accessible history of the cultural miracle that is the written word. It is an invention that has been used to share ideas in every field of human endeavour, and a motor of cultural, scientific and political progress. From the simple representative shapes used to record transactions of goods and animals... more...

  • Scrolling Forward: Making Sense of Documents in the Digital Ageby David M. Levy

    Arcade Publishing 2012; US$ 24.95

    We are surrounded by documents of all kinds, from receipts to letters, business memos to books, yet we rarely stop to reflect on their significance. Now, in this period of digital transition, our written forms as well as out reading and writing habits are being questioned and transformed by new technologies ad practices. What is the future of the... more...

  • Grammar Without Grammaticalityby Geoffrey Sampson; Anna Babarczy

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 140.00

    Grammar is said to be about defining all and only the 'good' sentences of a language, implying that there are other, 'bad' sentences - but it is hard to pin those down. A century ago, grammarians did not think that way, and they were right: linguists can and should dispense with 'starred sentences'. Corpus data support a different model: individuals... more...

  • Completion, Volume 2/Part 2by Jindrich Toman; Stephen Rudy

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 210.00

    The present volume continues De Gruyter Mouton's project of completing Roman Jakobson's Selected Writings. It covers the period between 1916 and 1943, offering texts that have not been reprinted since their original appearance. Linguistic and literary studies are flanked by reviews, obituaries, and encyclopedia entries, all providing a fresh insight... more...

  • Lost in Thoughtby Cara Bertrand

    Luminis Books, Inc. 2014; US$ 6.99

    Perfect for readers who love books and series such as Vampire Academy, Spellbound, and Sweet Peril, Lost in Thought is a sure winner for young adult readers interested in the paranormal, romance, and action-packed twists   Lainey Young has a secret: she?s going crazy. Everyone else thinks she has severe migraines from stress and exhaustion.... more...

  • Der literarische Text - eine Fiktionby Henrik Nikula

    Narr Francke Attempto 2012; US$ 78.82

    Hauptbeschreibung Der Begriff der Fiktionalität spielt eine zentrale Rolle bei der Unterscheidung zwischen literarischen und nicht - literarischen Texten. In der vorliegenden Untersuchung wird strikt zwischen literarischen Texten und literarischer Kommunikation unterschieden. Literarische oder ästhetische Kommunikation wird verwendet, um das auszudrücken,... more...

  • Transcription Techniques for the Spoken Wordby Willow Roberts Powers

    AltaMira Press 2005; US$ 25.99

    This practical handbook aims to clarify the need for and the use of transcription methodology and provides a useful, efficient guide to creating good transcripts for a variety of people using ethnographic methods. Appropriate for varying levels of expertise, it will be an essential tool for transcriptionists, ethnographers, researchers, oral historians,... more...

  • The Kitan Language and Scriptby Daniel Kane

    BRILL 2008; US$ 173.00

    The Kitan language and script have disappeared from history for more than 800 years. Recent research has partially deciphered a number of Kitan inscriptions, reveal significantly more of its lexicon and morphology. This book summarises the current state of research. more...

  • Grammatikalisierung und Pragmatikalisierungby Robert Mroczynski

    Narr Francke Attempto 2012; US$ 78.89

    Hauptbeschreibung Das Werk behandelt einen der spannendsten Abschnitte der derzeitigen theoretischen Entwicklung im Bereich der Linguistik, die sogenannten "Diskursmarker", die eine zentrale Rolle in der Gesprächsorganisation übernehmen und zu denen es bisher nur wenig konkrete, empirische Forschung gibt. In die Analyse mündlicher, gesprochener Sprache... more...