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- Microcosm Publishing 2014; US$ 9.99
Drawing from personal experiences to explore a wide range of topics in linguistics, this clever memoir looks at the ways people use language to communicate, to make art, and simply to survive. It begins with descriptions of the rich linguistic history of the author?s family, her evolution as a feminist and an artist, and the influence of her lively... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 143.00
This chapter examines the referential domain, communicative function and perlocutionary effect of the first person plural pronoun we in dialogic and monologic British political discourse. Its methodological framework is an integrated one, combining interactional sociolinguistics, in particular co-occurrence and conversational inference, with quantitative... more...
- De Gruyter Mouton 2013; US$ 140.00
This work proposes a definition of the notion of salience in sociolinguistics. Salient linguistic variants are those that are easily picked up by the listeners, and these stand in opposition to `invisible' variants, which are, even if they also show complex social stratification, completely ignored. Taking a quantitative angle, this work sees salience... more...
- Franz Steiner Verlag 2013; US$ 40.41
<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 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...
- 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...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2011; US$ 143.00
Is Africa a linguistic area (Heine & Leyew 2008)? The present volume consists of sixteen papers highlighting the linguistic geography of Africa, covering, in particular, southern Africa with its Khoisan languages. A wide range of phenomena are discussed to give an overview of the pattern of social, cultural, and linguistic interaction that characterizes... more...
- 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...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2008; US$ 173.00
This volume is a collection of articles on clitic doubling, a phenomenon that has preoccupied generative linguists since the 1980s, when its theoretical importance was noted. Clitic doubling is prevalent in the Balkan languages. However, generative studies initially dealt with its properties in Romance languages, with the Balkan patterns coming increasingly... more...
- De Gruyter Mouton 2008; US$ 196.00
This book examines the coding of the three coordination relations of combination, contrast and alternative on the basis of a 74 language sample, with special focus on the languages spoken in Europe. It shows that the 'and-but-or' coding system which is typical of Central-Western Europe appears to be extremely rare outside Europe, where a great variation... more...