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- Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 42.00
This textbook provides a comprehensive survey of current language issues in the USA, exploring the nature of language variation and its social, historical and political significance. It is divided into three sections: Part I, American English; Part II, Other Language Varieties; and Part III, The Sociolinguistic Situation in the USA. more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 149.99
This book presents the first comprehensive survey of the languages of the Pacific rim, a vast region containing the greatest typological and genetic diversity in the world. As its languages decline and disappear, sometimes without trace, this rich linguistic heritage is rapidly eroding. Distinguished scholars report on the current state of the region's... more...
- Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 149.99
This book provides a typological overview of the different manifestations of grammaticalized case systems in African languages. In the course of thoroughly analyzing case in roughly 100 African languages, Christa K--ouml--;nig reveals several features, such as tone as a marker for case, which are rare phenomena in other languages of the world. - ;This... more...
- De Gruyter 2012; US$ 133.00
The ?European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages? of the Council of Europe now applies in 25 states. The articles in this volume examine the basic concept and the language planning measures of the treaty from the linguistic and legal perspectives. A large number of concrete case studies are used to investigate whether the Charter is adequate... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 115.95
Based on the much-praised The World's Major Languages, this is the first comprehensive guide in paperback to describe the development, grammar sound and writing system, and sociological factors of the major language families in these areas. more...
- De Gruyter Mouton 2003; US$ 238.00
This book applies the theory of cognitive linguistics to the analysis of a variety of grammatical phenomena in non-Indo-European languages. In previous studies of languages from non-Indo-European families, cognitive linguistics has been remarkably useful in explaining non-prototypical structures as well as more common ones. The book expands that effort... more...
- De Gruyter Mouton 2003; US$ 391.00
The result of over five years of close collaboration among an international group of leading typologists within the EUROTYP program, this volume is about the morphology and syntax of the noun phrase. Particular attention is being paid to nominal inflectional categories and inflectional systems and to the syntax of determination, modification, and conjunction.... more...