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  • The Comparative Method Reviewedby Mark Durie; Malcolm Ross

    Oxford University Press, USA 1996; US$ 164.99

    Historical reconstruction of languages relies on the comparative method, which itself depends on the notion of the regularity of change. The regularity of sound change is the famous Neogrammarian Hypothesis: "sound change takes place according to laws that admit no exception." The comparative method, however, is not restricted to the consideration... more...

  • InterPhasesby Kleanthes K. Grohmann

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 55.00

    This book addresses the fundamental issues in the phase-based approach to the mental computation of language that have arisen from the recent developments in the Minimalist Program. Leading linguists focus on phase theory and the interaction of syntax with the semantic and phonological interfaces. - ;This book addresses the fundamental issues in the... more...

  • Kontaktlinguistik, Part 2by Hans Goebl; Peter H. Nelde; Zdenek Stary; Wolfgang Wolck

    Walter de Gruyter, Inc. 2008; US$ 795.00

    This series of HANDBOOKS OF LINGUISTICS AND COMMUNICATION SCIENCE is designed to illuminate a field which not only includes general linguistics and the study of linguistics as applied to specific languages, but also covers those more recent areas which have developed from the increasing body of research into the manifold forms of communicative action... more...

  • Basic Linguistic Theory, 2by R. M. W. Dixon

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 48.99

    In Basic Linguistic Theory R. M. W. Dixon provides a new and fundamental characterization of the nature of human languages and a comprehensive guide to their description and analysis. In three clearly written and accessible volumes, he describes how best to go about doing linguistics, the most satisfactory and profitable ways to work, and the pitfalls... more...

  • Basic Linguistic Theory, 1by R. M. W. Dixon

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 54.99

    In Basic Linguistic Theory R. M. W. Dixon provides a new and fundamental characterization of the nature of human languages and a comprehensive guide to their description and analysis. In three clearly written and accessible volumes, he describes how best to go about doing linguistics, the most satisfactory and profitable ways to work, and the pitfalls... more...

  • Linguistic Perspectives on Language and Educationby Anita K. Barry

    ABC-CLIO 2002; US$ 155.00

    Language issues are intrinsically part of every classroom setting. Therefore, there is a need to present the linguistic perspective to all teachers and teachers-in-training. This perspective assumes that a complex system is learned by children at an early age with little conscious instruction. It recognizes that languages change over time and that... more...

  • Linguistics in Context--Connecting Observation and Understandingby Deborah Tannen

    ABC-CLIO 1988; US$ 51.95

    The range of topics addressed in this collection can be seen in the titles of the four sections into which the chapters are grouped: Humanistic Approaches to Linguistic Analysis; The Nature and Uses of Language and Linguistic Theory; Poetry: Linguistic Analysis and Language Teaching; and Language Learning and Teaching.  Among the contributors are A.... more...

  • Language in the Real Worldby Susan J. Behrens; Judith A. Parker

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 57.95

    This resource book will introduce college students from other disciplines to the world of linguistics via the real world applications of the field. Students will engage with all the traditional areas of linguistics in an inductive, illustrative, and interactive way. more...

  • Course in General Linguisticsby Ferdinand la Saussure

    Open Court 1986; US$ 22.00

    The Cours de linguistique generale, reconstructed from students' notes after Saussure's death in 1913, founded modern linguistic theory by breaking the study of language free from a merely historical and comparativist approach. Saussure's new method, now known as Structuralism, has since been applied to such diverse areas as art, architecture, folklore,... more...

  • Evidence and Counter-Evidence, 2by Alexander Lubotsky; Jos Schaeken; Jeroen Wiedenhof

    Editions Rodopi 2008; US$ 119.00

    Essays in Honour of Frederik Kortlandt. General linguistics more...