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  • 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

    The South Asian languages, mainly Indo-Aryan and Dravidian, have become a focus of interest in the formal study of language as a natural consequence of the research program of the Principle and Parameters approach and an enforced interest in exploring the parametrical space of human language. The contributions to the present volume combine theoretical... 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...

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

    De Gruyter Mouton 2011; US$ 377.00

    The Languages and Linguistics of Europe: A Comprehensive Guideis 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 Average European,... more...

  • The Changing Languages of Europeby Bernd Heine; Tania Kuteva

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 48.99

    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...

  • Crossing Boundariesby István Kenesei

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1999; US$ 180.00

    The book contains eleven articles on theoretical problems in Albanian, Hungarian, Polish, (Old) Russian, Romanian, and the South Slavic languages of Bulgarian, Macedonian, Serbo-Croatian, and Slovenian. They cover topics such as clitics, head and phrasal movement, the structure of the DP, and clause structure. A number of papers refer to and make systematic... more...

  • Studies in the Historical Phonology of Asian Languagesby William G. Boltz; Michael C. Shapiro

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1991; US$ 165.00

    This volume owes its genesis to a series of lectures on various aspects of the historical phonology of Asian languages, sponsored by the Asian Linguistics Colloquium of the Department of Asian Languages and Literature of the University of Washington, in Seattle. The volume includes papers on both theoretical and applied aspects of Asian linguistics,... more...

  • Languages and Prehistory of Central Siberiaby Edward J. Vajda

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2004; US$ 158.00

    The twelve articles in this volume describe Yeniseic, Samoyedic and Siberian Turkic languages as a linguistic complex of great interest to typologists, grammarians, diachronic and synchronic linguists, as well as cultural anthropologists. The articles demonstrate how interdependent the disparate languages spoken in this area actually are. Individual... more...