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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...

  • Linguistic Evidenceby Stephan Kepser; Marga Reis

    De Gruyter 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...

  • Ontolinguisticsby Andrea C. Schalley; Dietmar Zaefferer

    De Gruyter 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...

  • 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 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Invitation to Systemic Functional Linguistics through the Cardiff Grammarby Robin Fawcett

    Equinox Publishing Ltd 2008; US$ 28.45

    This short book is intended for two groups of readers, and so is two books in one. First, it is a genuinely introductory introduction to Systemic Functional Grammar (SFG) for the 21st century. But this is also a book for experienced linguists who are interested in a scholarly comparison of the two main current versions of SFG – the Sydney Grammar... more...

  • Aspects of Language Contactby Thomas Stolz; Dik Bakker; Rosa Salas Palomo

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 224.00

    This edited volume brings together fourteen original contributions to the on-going debate about what is possible in contact-induced language change. The authors present a number of new vistas on language contact which represent new developments in the field. In the first part of the volume, the focus is on methodology and theory. The second part of... more...

  • Rootsby Sam Featherston; Wolfgang Sternefeld

    De Gruyter 2007; US$ 196.00

    The renewed focus on the evidential base of linguistics in general, but particularly on syntax, is in to a large degree dependent on technological developments: computers, electronic storage and transmission. These factors have enabled a revolution in the accessibility of digitally stored language, both in sampled and organized corpora and in its raw... more...