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- Multilingual Matters 2004; US$ 49.95
Vernacular Palaver examines the continuing appeal of the idea of the 'local' for cultural brokers in West Africa, even in instances where they have a growing interaction with diverse global and continental languages of wider communication. more...
- 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...
- Franz Steiner Verlag 2013; US$ 34.27
<P>In both Manchester and Vienna, there is much anecdotal evidence about the social implications of one's spoken language variety. However, the evaluation of a person's character based on the way they speak might not necessarily be the same in different countries with different languages. If evaluations of a speaker's social class, professional... more...
- De Gruyter Mouton 2006; US$ 349.00
The volume is a collection of papers reporting the results of investigations on the interaction of discourse and sentence structure in the languages of Europe. The subjects discussed in the book include: morphosyntactic characteristics of spontaneous spoken texts; different patterns of word order in a pragmatic perspective; the coding of the pragmatic... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2000; US$ 180.00
This book is concerned with a number of central issues in the theory of clitics, a topic that has become much debated in recent years. Mainly written within a recent generative framework, its contrastive approach discusses these issues against the background of a number of European languages, among which the Balkan Slavic languages figure prominently.... more...
- 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...
- De Gruyter 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... more...