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  • Language Empires in Comparative Perspectiveby Christel Stolz

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 154.00

    The notion of empire is associated with economic and political mechanisms of dominance. For the last decades, however, there has been a lively debate concerning the question whether this concept can be transferred to the field of linguistics, specifically to research on situations of language spread on the one hand and concomitant marginalization... more...

  • Atlantic Wall and Other Poemsby Rosalie Littell Colie

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 29.95 US$ 27.25

    A noted historian of Renaissance English literature and scholar of comparative literature, Rosalie L. Colie was also a serious poet. This volume brings together 31 of her poems, illustrating the striking interplay between her scholarship and her personal response to the world. The title poem and the shorter poems that follow testify to Professor Colie's... more...

  • Indexing Authenticityby Véronique Lacoste; Jakob Leimgruber; Thiemo Breyer

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 140.00

    The concept of authenticity has received some attention in recent academic discourse, yet it has often been left under-defined from a sociolinguistic perspective. This volume presents the contributions of a wide range of scholars who exchanged their views on the topic at a conference in Freiburg, Germany, in November 2011. The authors... more...

  • Constructing Collectivityby Theodossia-Soula Pavlidou

    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...

  • Salience in Sociolinguisticsby Péter Rácz

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 130.28

    The future of English linguistics as envisaged by the editors of Topics in English Linguistics lies in empirical studies which integrate work in English linguistics into general and theoretical linguistics on the one hand, and comparative linguistics on the other. The TiEL series features volumes that present interesting new data and... more...

  • Die Sprachpolitik des Europaratsby Franz Lebsanft; Monika Wingender

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 119.42

    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... more...

  • Wirtschaftsrussischby Elena Saprykina; Doris Pribyl

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 37.96

    Die Lektionen behandeln relevante Wirtschaftsthemen mit einem Vokabular, das im täglichen Geschäftsleben verwendet wird. Tipps für das praktische Leben in Russland und landeskundliche Informationen bieten Einblicke in Land und Leute. more...

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

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 313.89

    Open publication > The Languages and Linguistics ofEurope: A Comprehensive Guide is 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 areal typology, paying... more...

  • Geographical Typology and Linguistic Areasby Osamu Hieda; Christa König; Hiroshi Nakagawa

    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...

  • 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...