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  • Frequency of Use and the Organization of Languageby Joan Bybee

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 72.99

    This volume collects three decades of articles by the distinguished linguist Joan Bybee. Her articles essentially argue for the importance off frequency of use as a factor in the analysis and explanation of language structure. Her work has been very influential for a broad range of researchers in linguistics, particularly in discourse analysis, corpus... more...

  • Cartesian Linguisticsby Noam Chomsky

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 29.00

    This third edition includes a new and specially written introduction by James McGilvray, contextualising the work for the twenty-first century. more...

  • Corpus Linguistics. Volume 1by De Gruyter

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 391.00

    The series Handbooks of Linguistics and Communication Science is designed to illuminate a field which not only includes general linguistics and the study of linguistics as applied to specific languages, but also covers those more recent areas which have developed from the increasing body of research into the manifold forms of communicative... more...

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

    OUP Oxford 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...

  • I-Languageby Daniela Isac; Charles Reiss

    OUP Oxford 2008; US$ 139.99

    The book introduces the major branches of theoretical linguistics - phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics - in the context of cognitive science, with reference to fields such as vision, auditory perception and philosophy of mind. more...

  • The Comparative Method Reviewedby Mark Durie; Malcolm Ross

    Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 189.99

    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

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 391.00

    The series Handbooks of Linguistics and Communication Science is designed to illuminate a field which not only includes general linguistics and the study of linguistics as applied to specific languages, but also covers those more recent areas which have developed from the increasing body of research into the manifold forms of communicative... more...

  • InterPhasesby Kleanthes K. Grohmann

    OUP Oxford 2009; US$ 67.99

    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. more...

  • Kontaktlinguistik / Contact Linguistics / Linguistique de contact. 2. Halbbandby De Gruyter

    De Gruyter 1997; US$ 1,035.00

    The series Handbooks of Linguistics and Communication Science is designed to illuminate a field which not only includes general linguistics and the study of linguistics as applied to specific languages, but also covers those more recent areas which have developed from the increasing body of research into the manifold forms of communicative... 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 Study... more...