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  • Linguistic Fieldworkby Dr Claire Bowern

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 42.00

    This is a practical guide to all aspects of linguistic fieldwork. It not only discusses techniques for working on the phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax and discourse of an undescribed language, but also considers field technology, grant application preparation, ethical research methods and problems which might arise when in the field. more...

  • Language Contact in Times of Globalizationby Cornelius Hasselblatt

    Editions Rodopi 2011; US$ 83.00

    Language contact phenomena have been researched throughout the history of the discipline, but the intensity of the research has undoubtedly risen during the last decades due to growing globalization. This peer-reviewed volume presents twelve papers from the Second Conference on Language Contact in Times of Globalization (University of Groningen, June... more...

  • Above and Beyond the Segmentsby Johanneke Caspers; Yiya Chen; Willemijn Heeren; Jos Pacilly; Niels O. Schiller; Ellen van Zanten

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 158.00

    This paper investigates the role of affricates in the phonotactics of English, and notes that these segments behave differently from stops and differently from fricatives. This is taken as evidence against the proposal that affricates cannot form a natural class by themselves, which is inherent in the so-called “Stop Approach” to the representation... more...

  • Surviving the Middle Passageby Pieter Muysken; Norval Smith; Robert Borges

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    The relation between the Surinam Creoles and the languages of West Africa, where slaves who created the creoles originated, has been hotly debated. This book argues that the close relationship can be viewed in terms of a Trans Atlantic Sprachbund. It brings in new historical and linguistic evidence for an extremely close relationship between... more...

  • Language Change at the Syntax-Semantics Interfaceby Chiara Gianollo; Agnes Jäger; Doris Penka

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    This volume focuses on the interplay of syntactic and semantic factors in language change. The contributions draw on data from numerous Indo-European languages and address the question of how syntactic and semantic change are linked and whether both are governed by similar constraints, principles and systematic mechanisms. The volume will... more...

  • Scales and Hierarchiesby Ina Bornkessel-Schlesewsky; Andrej Malchukov; Marc D. Richards

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    The volume advances our understanding of the role of scales and hierarchies across the linguistic sciences. Although scales and hierarchies are widely assumed to play a role in the modelling of linguistic phenomena, their status remains controversial, and it is these controversies that the present volume tackles head-on. more...

  • Corpus, Cognition and Causative Constructionsby Gaëtanelle Gilquin

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2010; US$ 149.00

    English causative constructions with cause , get , have and make are often mistakenly presented as (quasi-)synonymous and more or less interchangeable. This book demonstrates the value of corpus linguistics in identifying the syntactic, semantic, lexical and stylistic features that are distinctive for each of these constructions. It also underlines... more...

  • Progression and Regression in Languageby Kenneth Hyltenstam; Ake Viberg

    Cambridge University Press 1994; US$ 50.00

    Crosslinguistic studies of language progression and regression in societies and individuals, first published in 1994. more...

  • The Virtues of Languageby Dieter Stein; Rosanna Sornicola

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1998; US$ 158.00

    The volume contains 13 specially written specialist articles on a wide range of subjects within the ambit of the history of the English language and prominent literary uses of it. In uniting linguistic and literary pursuits in a single volume, it follows the noble Neapolitan scholar’s research interests, as well as representing topics that figure... more...

  • Pathways of the Brainby Sydney M. Lamb

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1999; US$ 195.00

    The brain is the organ of knowledge and organizer of our abilities, our means of recognizing a face in a crowd, of conversing about anything we experience or imagine, of forming thoughts and developing ideas, of instantly understanding words coming rapidly in conversation. How does it manage all this? Does it represent information in symbols or in... more...