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  • Language Empires in Comparative Perspectiveby Christel Stolz

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 119.71

    The articles gathered in Language Empires in Comparative Perspective address language spread and subsequent marginalization of minority languages, language endangerment and revitalization, contact-induced language change, and identity issues, with an emphasis on the dominance of non-Western languages, namely Arabic, Chinese, and Russian.... more...

  • Atlantic Wall and Other Poemsby Rosalie Littell Colie

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 29.95 US$ 23.96

    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$ 108.82

    What does it mean to be authentic? How is authenticity indexed in contexts of language expression? Authenticity is considered a driving force of individuals? behaviour and is evaluated according to cultural contexts and mediated by and expressed in language. This volume examines the meanings of linguistic authenticity and problematises the authentic... 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$ 130.59

    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... more...

  • Die Sprachpolitik des Europaratsby Franz Lebsanft; Monika Wingender

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 119.71

    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$ 38.05

    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$ 314.64

    The Languages and Linguistics of Europe: 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 the areal typology, paying attention to the Standard... 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...