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- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 54.95
In this book, the author examines the transformation of the Pacific language region under the impact of colonization, westernization and modernization. By focusing on the linguistic and socio-historical changes of the past 200 years, it aims to bring a new dimension to the study of Pacific linguistics, which up until now has been dominated by questions... 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$ 94.99 US$ 81.69
This collection of seven papers studies important aspects of the syntax of Albanian, Bulgarian, Greek, and Rumanian 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...
- De Gruyter 2008; US$ 224.00
This book examines the coding of the three coordination relations of combination, contrast and alternative on the basis of a 74 language sample, with special focus on the languages spoken in Europe. It shows that the 'and-but-or' coding system which is typical of Central-Western Europe appears to be extremely rare outside Europe, where a great... more...
- OUP Oxford 2005; US$ 67.99 US$ 58.47
The first dictionary of its kind to provide an exhaustive comparative treatment of the influence of English on other European languages. Covering sixteen selected languages from different language families, entries consist of words which are recognizably English in form and which appear in at least one of the languages tested. Entries comprise of a... more...