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- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2006; US$ 180.00
The articles of this volume are centered around two competing views on language change originally presented at the 2003 International Conference on Historical Linguistics in the two important plenary papers by Henning Andersen and William Croft. The latter proposes an evolutionary model of language change within a domain-neutral model of a ?generalized... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2009; US$ 113.00
This article examines the production of iambic-shaped words by two monolingual German, two monolingual Spanish and two German-Spanish bilingual children, aiming to contribute to the understanding of stress acquisition in early childhood. Target iambic words produced at ages 1;0 to 2;6, have been auditorily and acoustically analyzed, focusing on rhyme... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2008; US$ 143.00
This book reports research on the Problem-Solution rhetorical pattern, which has to date received very little attention in corpus-based studies. Insights from genre analysis and systemic-functional grammar are also applied to the analysis of the Problem-Solution pattern, thus moving towards a more multi-faceted analysis of corpus data. The pattern... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2007; US$ 158.00
UBLI has conducted field surveys since 2002 and built spoken language corpora for French, Spanish, Italian (Salentino dialect), Russian, Malaysian, Turkish, Japanese, and Canadian multilinguals. This volume features new research presented at the UBLI second workshop on Corpus Linguistics ? Research Domain , which was held on September 14, 2006. The... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2008; US$ 158.00
Drawing on data extracted from the British National Corpus and the Corpus de Referencia del Espańol Actual in conjunction with elicitation data from native speakers, this chapter constitutes a first step towards a constructionist, usage-based analysis of secondary predication with verba dicendi et declarandi (e.g., say , declare , decir ?say?,... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2009; US$ 158.00
This article focuses on the so-called get -passive, frequently regarded as a problematic construction in the linguistic literature. It is my contention that a lexically-based approach is insufficient to account for the appropriateness of the get -passive, since pragmatic and contextual factors are also crucial to ascertain its acceptability. Basing... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2004; US$ 149.00
This volume emphasizes a new line of thinking in generative grammar which acknowledges that certain synchronic properties of languages can only be fully understood if diachronic data is taken into consideration. The central topics addressed in this collection of papers are (1) a critical assessment of the hypothesis that certain apparently synchronic... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2003; US$ 158.00
This is the first English version of a text out of print for more than 40 years, summarising the positions and key concepts of an influential stream of linguistic thought. Using quotations as entries, J. Vachek (1909-1997), a leading advocate of the Prague School, employed more than 160 sources, papers and monographs, by well over 30 representatives... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2005; US$ 188.00
This book brings together a collection of articles characterized by two main themes: the contrastive study of parallel phenomena in two or more languages, and an essentially functional approach in which language is regarded, first and foremost, as a rich and complex communication system, inextricably embedded in sociocultural and psychological contexts... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2009; US$ 149.00
This paper is intended as a contribution to Corpus Assisted Discourse Studies1 (CADS), defined as a meeting of two disciplines, that of corpus linguistics and that of discourse analysis. Here, two small corpora of opinion articles from British broadsheets and Times Literary Supplement texts are compared, using WordSmith Tools, ConcGram and WMatrix... more...