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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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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$ 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...

  • Linguistic Evidenceby Stephan Kepser; Marga Reis

    De Gruyter 2005; US$ 210.00

    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... more...

  • Ontolinguisticsby Andrea C. Schalley; Dietmar Zaefferer

    De Gruyter 2007; US$ 210.00

    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...

  • Two-Step Approaches to Natural Language Formalismby Frank Morawietz

    De Gruyter 2003; US$ 140.00

    This book presents a unified formal approach to various contemporary linguistic formalisms such as Government & Binding, Minimalism or Tree Adjoining Grammar. Through a careful introduction of mathematical techniques from logic, automata theory and universal algebra, the book aims at graduate students and researchers who want to learn... more...

  • The Handbook of Linguisticsby Mark Aronoff; Janie Rees-Miller

    Wiley 2008; US$ 138.95

    Presupposing no prior knowledge of linguistics, The Handbook of Linguistics is the ideal resource for people who want to learn about the subject and its subdisciplines. more...