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  • Linguistics: A Very Short Introductionby P. H. Matthews

    OUP Oxford 2003; US$ 7.99

    Linguistics falls in the gap between arts and science, on the edges of which the most fascinating discoveries and the most important problems are found. Beginning at the 'arts' end of the subject with the common origins of languages, and finishing at the 'science' end with the newest discoveries regarding language in the brain, this stimulating guide... more...

  • Biolinguisticsby Lyle Jenkins

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 46.00

    Argues that biology plays a more central role in language acquisition than teaching or learning. more...

  • A Short History of Structural Linguisticsby Peter Matthews

    Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 36.00

    A concise historical survey of structural lingustics, charting its development from the 1870s to the 1990s. more...

  • On Language Changeby Rudi Keller

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 58.95

    In the twentieth century paradigms of linguistics have largely left language change to one side. Rudi Keller's book is an exciting contribution to linguistic philosophy becuase it puts language change back on the linguistics agenda and demonstrates that, far from being a remote mystery, it can and should be explained. more...

  • Lexicalization and Language Changeby Laurel J. Brinton; Elizabeth Closs Traugott

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 44.00

    Examines the ways in which lexicalization, a process of language change, has been presented in the literature. more...

  • Language Changeby Larry Trask

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 31.95

    In Language Change , R. L. Trask uses data from English and other languages to introduce the concepts central to language change. Language Change: covers the most frequent types of language change and how languages are born and die uses data-based exercises to show how languages change looks at other key areas such as attitudes to language... more...

  • Directions in Applied Linguisticsby Paul Bruthiau

    Multilingual Matters 2005; US$ 119.95

    The essays and research papers in this collection explore issues in language education, English for academic purposes, contrastive discourse analysis, and language policy and planning, and outlines promising directions for theory and practice in applied linguistics. The collection also honours the contribution of Robert B. Kaplan to the field. more...

  • Exploring Language Structureby Thomas Payne

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 44.00

    A lively introduction to the basic analysis of syntax (sentence structure) and morphology (word structure). more...

  • Contrastive Analysis in Languageby Dr Dominique Willems; Dr Bart Defrancq; Dr Timothy Colleman; Dr Dirk NoŽl

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 160.00

    This is a book about comparison in linguistics in general, rather than 'contrastive analysis' as a distinct branch of linguistics. It addresses the question 'Does the analytical apparatus used by linguists allow comparisons to be made across languages?' Four major domains are considered in turn: derivational morphology, syntax, semantics & pragmatics,... more...

  • The Linguistic Individualby Barbara Johnstone

    Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 87.99

    Linguists usually discuss language or dialects in terms of groups of speakers. Believing that patterns can be seen more clearly in the group than the individual, researchers often present group scores with no indication of the variation within the group. Even though linguists acknowledge that no two individuals speak alike, few study individual variation... more...