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  • Linguistische Diskursanalyse: neue Perspektivenby

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2013; US$ 59.99

    Spätestens seit dem Erscheinen von Dietrich Busses und Wolfgang Teuberts Aufsatz Ist Diskurs ein sprachwissenschaftliches Objekt? (1994) hat die Linguistische Diskursanalyse (manchmal mit dem Zusatz versehen ?nach Foucault?) ein vielfältiges Echo in und außerhalb der Sprachwissenschaft gefunden. Insbesondere Sozialwissenschaftler sind mit dieser... more...

  • Studies in the Composition and Decomposition of Event Predicatesby

    Springer Netherlands 2013; US$ 129.00

    This detailed, perceptive book analyzes the semantic components of event predicates, exploring their fine-grained elements and their agency in linguistic processing. Offers evidence indicating a more complex role than currently assumed for scalar structures. more...

  • Prosody and Language in Contactby

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2015; US$ 129.00

    This volume provides new insights into various issues on prosody in contact situations, contact referring here to  the L2 acquisition process as well as to situations where two language systems may co-exist. A wide array of phenomena are dealt with (prosodic description of linguistic systems in contact situations, analysis of prosodic changes, language... more...

  • Different Kinds of Specificity Across Languagesby

    Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 129.00

    This book surveys specificity markers in natural languages, filling a gap in understanding of the semantics and pragmatics of indefinites and showing that research has not narrowed differences between the markers across languages or within single languages. more...

  • The Alphabet of Natureby

    BRILL 2007; US$ 196.00

    The Alphabet of Nature belongs to the debate over language that marked the transition from the pre-modern to the modern world. Involved were profound issues about the origin and nature of language that could lead authors like van Helmont to imprisonment and even death. more...

  • Vowel Inherent Spectral Changeby

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2012; US$ 179.00

    This book addresses various aspects of vowel inherent spectral change (VISC), including reviews of theoretical and experimental studies of the perceptually relevant aspects of VISC, historical changes related VISC, and the use of VISC in forensic phonetics. more...

  • Syntactic Gradienceby Bas Aarts

    Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 54.99

    This is the first exhaustive investigation of gradience in syntax, conceived of as grammatical indeterminacy. It looks at gradience in English word classes, phrases, clauses and constructions, and examines how it may be recognized, defined, and differentiated. Bas Aarts considers the degree to which gradience is a grammatical phenomenon or a by-product... more...

  • The In-Situ Approach to Sluicingby Jun Abe

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 143.00

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  • Präteritumschwund und Diskursgrammatikby Werner Abraham; C. Jac Conradie

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2001; US$ 98.00

    This work demonstrates that what is commonly called ‘preterite decay in Upper German’ (PS; cf. German Präteritumschwund ) is in fact a phenomenon common to a great number of European languages, all of which are in areal con-tact. However, the conclusion that this is a phenomenon arising under areal influence appears clearly mistaken... more...

  • Discourse, Grammar and Typologyby Werner Abraham; T. Givón; Sandra A. Thompson

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1995; US$ 180.00

    This volume combines papers selected for their affinity with work on discourse analysis and language typology. The methodological platform is the authors' conviction that all linguistic work needs to be empirical in the sense that (1) generalizations are to be made on the basis of spoken texts in larger contexts, (2) generalizations are correct only... more...