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  • Advances in Functional Linguisticsby Joseph Davis; Radmila J. Gorup; Nancy Stern

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2006; US$ 188.00

    This collection carries the functionalist Columbia School of linguistics forward with contributions on linguistic theory, semiotics, phonology, grammar, lexicon, and anthropology. Columbia School linguistics views language as a symbolic tool whose structure is shaped both by its communicative function and by the characteristics of its users, and considers... more...

  • Ambiguityby Susanne Winkler

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    This volume uncovers a great mystery about language: why can we communicate so effectively despite the fact that ambiguity is pervasive? Conversely, how do speakers use ambiguity to achieve a specific goal? Answers to these questions are provided in contributions from different academic fields: (psycho)linguistics, literary criticism,... more...

  • Analyzing Grammarby Paul R. Kroeger

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 40.00

    Analyzing Grammar is a clear introductory 2005 textbook on grammatical analysis, showing students how to analyse grammatical patterns in any language. more...

  • Andersschreibenby Britt-Marie Schuster; Doris Tophinke

    Erich Schmidt Verlag 2012; US$ 55.61

    Der vorliegende Band versammelt 22 Beiträge, die Schriftlichkeit in einer neuen Perspektive in den Blick nehmen: Im Fokus stehen Formen des Andersschreibens, d.h. Schreibweisen, die als ?anders? auffallen oder sich als ?anders? präsentieren. Andersschreiben findet sich in weiten Teilen der öffentlichen Schriftlichkeit, so etwa in der Presse- und... more...

  • Applied Linguistics Review 2010by Li Wei

    Walter de Gruyter, Inc. 2010; US$ 112.00

    The Applied Linguistics Review is a peer reviewed annual publication. It serves as a testing ground for the articulation of original ideas and approaches in the study of real-world issues in which language plays a crucial role, by bringing together new empirical and theoretical research and critical reflections of current debates. The issues dealt... more...

  • Applied Linguistics at the Interfaceby Mike Baynham; Alice Deignan; Goodith White

    Equinox Publishing Ltd 2004; US$ 31.30

    The theme of this volume, a selection of papers from the 2003 conference of the British Association of Applied Linguistics, celebrates the productive interface between Applied Linguistics research and other disciplinary ways of knowing, forms of professional practice and issues of public concern. more...

  • Applied Linguists Neededby Lida Cope

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    It is a fact that the world?s languages are dying at an alarming rate. This comprehensive volume aspires to raise awareness among applied linguists and language practitioners about the needs and concerns of endangered language communities. It suggests that the way forward lies in building language revitalization teams reflecting the levels of expertise... more...

  • Approaches to Slavic Interactionby Nadine Thielemann; Peter Kosta

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2013; US$ 149.00

    This article proposes an interactional approach to the question of Russian language maintenance through the activity of bedtime story-reading in Russian-French bilingual families in French speaking Switzerland. Reading stories appears to be a language maintenance strategy commonly employed by the Russian speaking parent. The ritual and recreational... more...

  • Approaching Language Transfer through Text Classificationby Scott Jarvis; Scott A. Crossley

    Channel View Publications 2012; US$ 30.00

    This book explains the detectionbased approach to investigating crosslinguistic influence and illustrates the value of the approach through a collection of five empirical studies that use the approach to quantify, evaluate, and isolate the subtle and complex influences of learners? nativelanguage backgrounds on their English writing. more...

  • Areal Diffusion and Genetic Inheritanceby Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald; R. M. W. Dixon

    Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 64.99

    This book considers how and why forms and meanings of different languages at different times may resemble each other. Its distinguished authors investigate the relationship between areal diffusion and the genetic development of languages, and reveal the means of distinguishing what may cause one language to share the characteristics of another. The... more...