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  • A Short History of Structural Linguisticsby Peter Matthews

    Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 30.00

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

  • 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...

  • The Handbook of Historical Linguisticsby Brian Joseph; Richard Janda

    Wiley 2008; US$ 247.95

    The Handbook of Historical Linguistics provides a detailed account of the numerous issues, methods, and results that characterize current work in historical linguistics, the area of linguistics most directly concerned with language change as well as past language states. Contains an extensive introduction that places the study of historical linguistics... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...