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  • 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 II, 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

    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...

  • Language in the British Islesby David Britain

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 40.00

    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

    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...