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  • 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$ 69.95

    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...

  • An Introduction to Applied Linguisticsby Alan Davies

    Edinburgh University Press 2007; US$ 109.45

    This Second Edition of the foundational textbook An Introduction to Applied Linguistics provides a state-of-the-art account of contemporary applied linguistics. The kinds of language problems of interest to applied linguists are discussed and a distinction drawn between the different research approach taken by theoretical linguists and by applied linguists... more...

  • Linguistic Evidenceby Stephan Kepser; Marga Reis

    De Gruyter 2005; US$ 182.00

    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...

  • Ontolinguisticsby Andrea C. Schalley; Dietmar Zaefferer

    De Gruyter 2007; US$ 182.00

    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$ 133.00

    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 about tightly... more...

  • Language Misconceivedby Karol Janicki

    Lawrence Erlbaum Associates 2006; US$ 99.95

    Linguistics is important. An understanding of linguistic principles is as essential to the layperson as it is to the language scholar. Using concrete examples from politics, law, and education, this book shows how people misconceive language every day and what the consequences of misconceptions can be. Since the meanings of words are often fuzzy at... 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: Expanding the Scenery analyze linguistic landscapes in a range of international... 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...

  • Language Classificationby Lyle Campbell; William J. Poser

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 128.00

    This 2008 book discusses language classification and how and why languages diversify and spread. more...