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  • 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...

  • Split Possessionby Thomas Stolz; Sonja Kettler; Cornelia Stroh; Aina Urdze

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2008; US$ 195.00

    This book is a functional-typological study of possession splits in European languages. It shows that genetically and structurally diverse languages such as Icelandic, Welsh, and Maltese display possessive systems which are sensitive to semantically based distinctions reminiscent of the alienability correlation. These distinctions are grammatically... more...

  • Subordination and Coordination Strategies in North Asian Languagesby Edward J. Vajda

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2008; US$ 158.00

    Across North Asia, complex sentence formation patterns display an unusually high prevalence of suffixed relational morphemes used to convey subordination. Suffixal subordinators occur in a variety of genetic groupings, most notably Samoyedic, Turkic, and Tungusic, but also in some of the region?s language isolates, such as Ket and Ainu. No general... 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...