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  • 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...

  • Language in the British Islesby David Britain

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 44.00

    This book provides a comprehensive survey of the dominant languages and dialects used in the British Isles. more...

  • The Changing Languages of Europeby Bernd Heine; Tania Kuteva

    OUP Oxford 2006; US$ 54.99

    This book shows that the languages and dialects of Europe are becoming increasingly alike and furthermore that this unifying process goes back to Roman times, is accelerating, and affects every European language including those of different families such as Basque and Finnish. The unifying process involves every grammatical aspect of the languages... more...

  • The Languages and Linguistics of Europeby Bernd Kortmann; Johan van der Auwera

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 405.00

    The Languages and Linguistics of Europe: A Comprehensive Guide is part of the multi-volume reference work on the languages and linguistics of the continents of the world. The book supplies profiles of the language families of Europe, including the sign languages. It also discusses the the areal typology, paying attention to the Standard... more...