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  • 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$ 94.99

    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...

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

    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...

  • A Dictionary of European Anglicismsby Manfred Gorlach

    OUP Oxford 2005; US$ 67.99

    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...

  • The Discourse of Europeby Sharon Millar; John Wilson

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2007; US$ 149.00

    In this volume we approach the question of what it is to be European by considering the way in which citizens talk about their everyday lives, as they are perceived against the background of Europe and European issues. Hence, the volume will offer insights into the rarely glimpsed micro political world of ordinary talk and explore the way in which... more...

  • Europe and the Mediterranean as Linguistic Areasby Paolo Ramat; Elisa Roma

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2007; US$ 180.00

    This article provides a new vista of an old problem, viz. the supposed counter-iconic nature of a variety of reduplicative patterns which encode categories such as diminution, attenuation, etc. It is argued that even these categories are iconically represented by reduplication because iconicity is not tied to an increase in size of the entities referred... more...

  • Handbook of Perceptual Dialectologyby Dennis R. Preston

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1999; US$ 261.00

    Perceptual dialectology investigates what ordinary people (as opposed to professional linguists) believe about the distribution of language varieties in their own and surrounding speech communities and how they have arrived at and implement those beliefs. It studies the beliefs of the common folk about which dialects exist and, indeed, about what attitudes... more...

  • Handbook of Perceptual Dialectologyby Daniel Long; Dennis R. Preston

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2002; US$ 261.00

    The Handbook of Perceptual Dialectology, Volume 2, expands on the coverage of both regions and methodologies in the investigation of nonlinguists' perceptions of language variety. New areas studied include Canada (anglophone and francophone), Cuba, Hungary, Italy, Korea, and Mali, and most prominent among the new approaches are studies of the salience... more...

  • Language, Religion and National Identity in Europe and the Middle Eastby John Myhill

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2006; US$ 173.00

    This book discusses the historical record of the idea that language is associated with national identity, demonstrating that different applications of this idea have consistently produced certain types of results. Nationalist movements aimed at ?unification?, based upon languages which vary greatly at the spoken level, e.g. German, Italian, Pan-Turkish... more...

  • Linguistic Theory and South Asian Languagesby Josef Bayer; Tanmoy Bhattacharya; M.T. Hany Babu

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2007; US$ 173.00

    This article deals with phonological awareness which is explicit or conscious knowledge of the phonological structure that speakers of a language exhibit. It seeks to establish whether biliterate speakers of Telugu and English who are exposed to an alphabetic writing system and a semi-syllabic writing system are able to manipulate words in terms of... more...