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- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2010; US$ 128.00
In dealing with the nature of protolanguage, an important formative factor in its development, and one that would surely have influenced that nature, has too often been neglected: the precise circumstances under which protolanguage arose. Three factors are involved in this neglect: a failure to appreciate radical differences between the functions of... more...
- De Gruyter 2007; US$ 224.00
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...
- De Gruyter 2007; US$ 252.00
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...
- De Gruyter 2009; US$ 210.00
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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- De Gruyter 2002; US$ 321.00
Der Wörterbuchcharakter vieler namenkundlichen Arbeiten ist ein deutliches Indiz für die Berührungspunkte zwischen Onomastik und Lexikographie. Umgekehrt sieht sich die Lexikographie (und mit ihr die Lexikologie) in mancherlei Hinsicht mit der Frage der Behandlung der Eigennamen konfrontiert. Die Sektionsarbeit ging auf eine Reihe dieser... more...
- De Gruyter 1996; US$ 909.00
All known languages of the world have special lexical units called names or proper names, whose purpose is to designate the individuality of single persons, groups of people, families, places, hills, mountains, rivers, and animals, as well as things and institutions, etc. The study of names, also called onomastics or onomatology, is not... more...