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  • The Comparative Method Reviewedby Mark Durie; Malcolm Ross

    Oxford University Press, USA 1996; US$ 164.99

    Historical reconstruction of languages relies on the comparative method, which itself depends on the notion of the regularity of change. The regularity of sound change is the famous Neogrammarian Hypothesis: "sound change takes place according to laws that admit no exception." The comparative method, however, is not restricted to the consideration... more...

  • Corpus Linguistics. Volume 2by

    De Gruyter Mouton 2009; US$ 363.00

    This handbook provides an up-to-date survey of corpus linguistics. Spoken, written, and multimodal corpora serve as the bases for quantitative and qualitative research on many issues of linguistic interest. The two volumes together comprise 61 articles by renowned experts from around the world. They sketch the history of corpus linguistics and its... more...

  • The Use of Databases in Cross-Linguistic Studiesby Martin Everaert; Simon Musgrave; Alexis Dimitriadis

    De Gruyter Mouton 2009; US$ 210.00

    This book promotes the development of linguistic databases by describing a number of successful database projects, focusing especially on cross-linguistic and typological research. It has become increasingly clear that ready access to knowledge about cross-linguistic variation is of great value to many types of linguistic research. Such a systematic... more...

  • InterPhasesby Kleanthes K. Grohmann

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 55.00

    This book addresses the fundamental issues in the phase-based approach to the mental computation of language that have arisen from the recent developments in the Minimalist Program. Leading linguists focus on phase theory and the interaction of syntax with the semantic and phonological interfaces. - ;This book addresses the fundamental issues in the... more...

  • Introducing Applied Linguisticsby Susan Hunston; David Oakey

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 41.95

    Introducing Applied Linguistics provides in-depth coverage of key areas in the subject, as well as introducing the essential study skills needed for academic success in the field. Introducing Applied Linguistics: ? is organised into two Sections: the first introducing Key Concepts in Applied Linguistics; and the second devoted to the... more...

  • Basic Linguistic Theory, 2by R. M. W. Dixon

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 48.99

    In Basic Linguistic Theory R. M. W. Dixon provides a new and fundamental characterization of the nature of human languages and a comprehensive guide to their description and analysis. In three clearly written and accessible volumes, he describes how best to go about doing linguistics, the most satisfactory and profitable ways to work, and the pitfalls... more...

  • Linguistic Perspectives on Language and Educationby Anita K. Barry

    ABC-CLIO 2002; US$ 155.00

    Language issues are intrinsically part of every classroom setting. Therefore, there is a need to present the linguistic perspective to all teachers and teachers-in-training. This perspective assumes that a complex system is learned by children at an early age with little conscious instruction. It recognizes that languages change over time and that... more...

  • Linguistics in Context--Connecting Observation and Understandingby Deborah Tannen

    ABC-CLIO 1988; US$ 51.95

    The range of topics addressed in this collection can be seen in the titles of the four sections into which the chapters are grouped: Humanistic Approaches to Linguistic Analysis; The Nature and Uses of Language and Linguistic Theory; Poetry: Linguistic Analysis and Language Teaching; and Language Learning and Teaching.  Among the contributors are A.... more...

  • Language Usage and Language Structureby Kasper Boye; Elisabeth Engberg-Pedersen

    De Gruyter Mouton 2010; US$ 182.00

    The volume addresses an issue hotly debated in current linguistic theory: the relation between language usage and language structure. The contributors represent different theoretical positions. What they have in common is that they recognize structure and usage as non-reducible linguistic phenomena and take seriously the challenge to describe the relation... more...

  • Language in the Real Worldby Susan J. Behrens; Judith A. Parker

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 57.95

    This resource book will introduce college students from other disciplines to the world of linguistics via the real world applications of the field. Students will engage with all the traditional areas of linguistics in an inductive, illustrative, and interactive way. more...