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- Microcosm Publishing 2014; US$ 9.99
Drawing from personal experiences to explore a wide range of topics in linguistics, this clever memoir looks at the ways people use language to communicate, to make art, and simply to survive. It begins with descriptions of the rich linguistic history of the author?s family, her evolution as a feminist and an artist, and the influence of her lively... more...
- Multilingual Matters 2004; US$ 49.95
Vernacular Palaver examines the continuing appeal of the idea of the 'local' for cultural brokers in West Africa, even in instances where they have a growing interaction with diverse global and continental languages of wider communication. more...
- Franz Steiner Verlag 2013; US$ 41.05
<P>In both Manchester and Vienna, there is much anecdotal evidence about the social implications of one's spoken language variety. However, the evaluation of a person's character based on the way they speak might not necessarily be the same in different countries with different languages. If evaluations of a speaker's social class, professional... more...
- De Gruyter Mouton 2013; US$ 140.00
This work proposes a definition of the notion of salience in sociolinguistics. Salient linguistic variants are those that are easily picked up by the listeners, and these stand in opposition to `invisible' variants, which are, even if they also show complex social stratification, completely ignored. Taking a quantitative angle, this work sees salience... more...
- Multilingual Matters 2003; US$ 39.95
This text tackles the controversial language issues facing an increasingly diverse nation. Highlighting the roles the non-English language have had in American history, it offers a cogent argument against language restrictionism. more...
- Multilingual Matters 2006; US$ 99.95
The Southwest Pacific from Southern China through Indonesia, Australia and the Pacific Islands constitutes the richest linguistic region of the world. Some of its languages have already been lost; many more are under threat. This book tries to describe the languages that exist today and suggests policies that will support their maintenance. more...
- Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 84.99
This collection of seven papers studies important aspects of the syntax of Albanian, Bulgarian, Greek, and Romanian from a comparative perspective based on current linguistic frameworks, including the Minimalist Program. Topics addressed include control, raising, and obviation, negation, noun phrase structure, clitic pronouns, and verb movement. more...