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  • Dialect Changeby Peter Auer; Frans Hinskens; Paul Kerswill

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 56.00

    This book brings together a team of leading scholars to explore all aspects of recent dialect change. more...

  • Language Diversity in the Pacificby Denis Cunningham; D.E Ingram; Kenneth Sumbuk

    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...

  • Comparative Syntax of the Balkan Languagesby Maria-Luisa Rivero; Angela Ralli

    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...

  • Coordination Relations in the Languages of Europe and Beyondby Caterina Mauri

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 210.00

    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...

  • A Dictionary of European Anglicismsby Manfred Gorlach

    Oxford University Press, UK 2005; US$ 59.99

    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...

  • Balkan Syntax and Semanticsby Olga Mi?eska Tomic

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2004; US$ 210.00

    The book deals with some syntactic and semantic aspects of the shared Balkan Sprachbund properties. In a comprehensive introductory chapter, Tomić offers an overview of the Balkan Sprachbund properties. Sobolev, displaying the areal distribution of 65 properties, argues for dialect cartography. Friedman, on the example of the evidentials, argues... more...

  • Circum-Baltic Languagesby ึsten Dahl; Maria Koptjevskaja-Tamm

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2001; US$ 195.00

    The area around the Baltic Sea has for millennia been a meeting-place for people of different origins. Among the circum-Baltic languages, we find three major branches of Indo-European ? Baltic, Germanic, and Slavic, the Baltic-Finnic languages from the Uralic phylum and several others. The circum-Baltic area is an ideal place to study areal and contact... more...

  • Circum-Baltic Languagesby ึsten Dahl; Maria Koptjevskaja-Tamm

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2001; US$ 210.00

    The area around the Baltic Sea has for millennia been a meeting-place for people of different origins. Among the circum-Baltic languages, we find three major branches of Indo-European ?Baltic, Germanic, and Slavic, the Baltic-Finnic languages from the Uralic phylum and several others. The circum-Baltic area is an ideal place to study areal and contact... more...

  • Clitic Doubling in the Balkan Languagesby Dalina Kallulli; Liliane Tasmowski

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2008; US$ 173.00

    This volume is a collection of articles on clitic doubling, a phenomenon that has preoccupied generative linguists since the 1980s, when its theoretical importance was noted. Clitic doubling is prevalent in the Balkan languages. However, generative studies initially dealt with its properties in Romance languages, with the Balkan patterns coming increasingly... more...

  • Clitic Phenomena in European Languagesby Frits Beukema; Marcel den Dikken

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2000; US$ 180.00

    This book is concerned with a number of central issues in the theory of clitics, a topic that has become much debated in recent years. Mainly written within a recent generative framework, its contrastive approach discusses these issues against the background of a number of European languages, among which the Balkan Slavic languages figure prominently.... more...