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

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 40.00

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

  • 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...

  • The Linguistic Individualby Barbara Johnstone

    Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 41.99

    An examination of various discourse genres, showing how choices among linguistic resources are mediated by self-expressive choices. Linguistic consistency across various situations is discussed with the question of how, if language is fundamentally idiosyncratic, people can understand one another. more...

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

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 150.00

    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...

  • Classification and Modeling with Linguistic Information Granulesby Hisao Ishibuchi; Tomoharu Nakashima; Manabu Nii

    Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2006; US$ 219.00

    Whereas computer systems can easily handle even complicated and nonlinear mathematical models, human information processing is mainly based on linguistic knowledge. So the main advantage of using linguistic terms even with vague ranges is the intuitive interpretability of linguistic rules.Ishibuchi and his coauthors explain how classification and modeling... more...

  • Contributions to the Science of Text and Languageby Peter Grzybek

    Springer 2006; US$ 69.99

    Contains contributions to the science of language, focusing on the study of word length in particular. The contributions range from three linguistic fields, namely, linguistics and text analysis, mathematics and statistics, and corpus and data base design, which together give a comprehensive approach to the study of word length studies. more...

  • Ontolinguisticsby Andrea C. Schalley; Dietmar Zaefferer

    De Gruyter Mouton 2007; US$ 196.00

    Current progress in linguistic theorizing is more and more informed by cross-linguistic investigation, focusing on the concepts that are part of every language user's ontology, the network of cross-connected conceptualizations the mind uses in coping with the world. How are ontological structures reflected in intra- and cross-linguistic regularities?... more...

  • Linguistic Evidenceby Stephan Kepser; Marga Reis

    De Gruyter Mouton 2005; US$ 196.00

    The renaissance of corpus linguistics and promising developments in experimental linguistic techniques in recent years have led to a remarkable revival of interest in issues of the empirical base of linguistic theory in general, and the status of different kinds of linguistic evidence in particular. By contrasting evidence from different sources with... more...

  • Linguistic Landscapeby Elana Shohamy; Durk Gorter

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 58.95

    In this comprehensive and pioneering volume, language scholars from around the world examine the "linguistic landscape" from multiple perspectives†? theoretical, methodological, and critical. Written by widely recognized experts, the articles in Linguistic Landscape analyze linguistic landscapes in a range of international contexts. Dozens of photographs... more...