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  • The Emergence of Protolanguageby Michael A. Arbib; Derek Bickerton

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2010; US$ 128.00

    Somewhere and somehow, in the 5 to 7 million years since the last common ancestors of humans and the great apes, our ancestors ?got? language. The authors of this volume all agree that there was no single mutation or cultural innovation that took our ancestors directly from a limited system of a few vocalizations (primarily innate) and gestures (some... more...

  • Syntaktische Relationen: Subjekt und Topik in einer notionalen Grammatikby Dieter Stubbemann

    Diplomica Verlag 2010; US$ 32.81

    Hauptbeschreibung Das vorliegende Buch stellt die Geltung der gängigen syntaktischen Relationen für die deutsche Grammatik grundsätzlich infrage. Die im Text postulierte Redundanz des Subjektbegriffes beansprucht dabei ihre Gültigkeit nicht nur im Hinblick auf funktionalistische Syntaxtheorien, sondern auch für die Schulgrammatik: Die (semanto-)syntaktische... more...

  • Namenby Damaris Nübling; Fabian Fahlbusch; Rita Heuser

    Narr Francke Attempto 2012; US$ 23.85

    Diese Einführung befasst sich aus linguistischer Perspektive mit der nominalen Sondergruppe der Eigennamen im Deutschen. Sie berücksichtigt die neueste Forschung und bietet auch Ausblicke auf die Namen anderer Sprachen und Kulturen. In einem ersten Teil wird synchron ihren spezifischen Funktionen und grammatischen Besonderheiten nachgegangen (phonologisch,... more...

  • Theory and Typology of Proper Namesby Willy Van Langendonck

    De Gruyter 2007; US$ 210.00

    This book proposes a new synthesis of the functions of proper names, from a semantic, pragmatic and syntactic perspective and provides a new classification of names. Since the most recent linguistic book in English on name theory dates back to 1973, this book fills an important gap in the current literature. more...

  • Grammatical Borrowing in Cross-Linguistic Perspectiveby Yaron Matras; Jeanette Sakel

    De Gruyter 2007; US$ 238.00

    The book contains 30 descriptive chapters dealing with a specific language contact situation. The chapters follow a uniform organisation format, being the narrative version of a standard comprehensive questionnaire previously distributed to all authors. The questionnaire targets systematically the possibility of contact influence / grammatical... more...

  • Namen des Frühmittelalters als sprachliche Zeugnisse und als Geschichtsquellenby Albrecht Greule; Matthias Springer

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 196.00

    The main focus of the present collected volume is placed on early medieval personal names, which are examined for their value as sources both for linguists and for historians. There is a discussion of Germanic, Romance and Slavonic names. In addition, there is a paper dealing with pre-historic place-names, and one looking into the future under... more...

  • Linguistic Borrowing in Bilingual Contextsby Fredric Field; Bernard Comrie

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2002; US$ 165.00

    A number of previous approaches to linguistic borrowing and contact phenomena in general have concluded that there are no formal boundaries whatsoever to the kinds of material that can pass from one language into another. At the same time, various hierarchies illustrate that some things are indeed more likely to be borrowed than others. Linguistic... more...

  • Named Entitiesby Satoshi Sekine; Elisabete Ranchhod

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2009; US$ 120.00

    Named Entities provides critical information for many NLP applications. Named Entity recognition and classification (NERC) in text is recognized as one of the important sub-tasks of Information Extraction (IE). The seven papers in this volume cover various interesting and informative aspects of NERC research. Nadeau & Sekine provide an extensive... more...

  • Semitic and Indo-Europeanby Saul Levin

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1995; US$ 210.00

    This volume presents the key examples of morphological correspondences between Indo-European and Semitic languages, afforded by nouns, verbal roots, pronouns, prepositions, and numerals. Its focus is on shared morphology embodied in the cognate vocabulary. The facts that are brought out in this volume do not fit comfortably within either the Indo-Europeanists’... more...

  • Semitic and Indo-Europeanby Saul Levin

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2002; US$ 225.00

    This is a sequel to the author's Semitic and Indo-European: The Principal Etymologies (1995). That volume provided the key examples of morphological correspondences between the Semitic and the Indo-European languages. In this sequel, the author analyzes correspondences of structure, either within a certain group of languages or belonging to a distantly... more...