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- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 104.95
Provides a linguistic foundation for students of all majors Assisted by numerous pedagogical aids, A Concise Introduction to Linguistics , 4/e explains all concepts in a systematic way making complex linguistic topics as easy to learn as possible. This introductory title covers the core topics of linguistics, providing the information and concepts... more...
- De Gruyter 2014; US$ 140.00
Modern contact linguistics has primarily focused on contact between languages that are genetically unrelated and structurally distant. This compendium of articles looks instead at the effects of pre-existing structural congruency between the affected languages at the time of their initial contact, using the Romance and Slavic languages... more...
- De Gruyter 2008; US$ 210.00
Studies in diachronic linguistics increasingly acknowledge that linguistic change is highly context-dependent and somehow tied to constructions as linguistic units. This is the first volume to investigate the role of constructions and the potential of constructional approaches in linguistic change. The contributions in this volume comprise... more...
- Equinox Publishing Ltd 2007; US$ 114.00
The two volume set Continuing Discourse on Language offers the reader a selective account of the evolution of important aspects of Halliday's Systemic Functional Linguistics over the last couple of decades. more...
- Equinox Publishing Ltd 2005; US$ 60.00
Volume OnePart One: The Beginnings1. M.A.K. Halliday: The Early Years 1925-70 (Jonathan Webster)2. The Development of Systemic-Functional Linguistics in China (Zhang Delu, Edward McDonald, Fang Yan and Huang Guowen)3. Introduction: A Working Model of Language (Ruqaiya Hasan)Part Two: Around Language4. Language and Society in a Systemic Functional Perspective... more...
- Equinox Publishing Ltd 2005; US$ 60.00
Volume TwoPart Four: Inside Language18. The 'Architecture' of Language According to Systemic Functional Theory: Developments since the 1970s (Christian Matthiessen)19. From Microfunction to Metaphor: Learning Language and Learning through Language (Clare Painter, University of New South Wales, Beverley Derewianka, University of Wollongong,... more...
- 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...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 1998; US$ 158.00
Why is a raven like a writing-desk? The concept of similarity lies at the heart of this new book on contrastive analysis. Similarity judgements depend partly on properties of the objects being compared, and partly on what the person judging considers to be relevant to the assessment; similarity thus has both objective and subjective aspects. The author... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2009; US$ 113.00
This book deals with the consequences of converging and diverging processes and their development in language contact situations. It provides insights into the various forms of language contact and the conditions under which bilingual speakers master their every-day life in bilingual communities. Its nine contributions cover both theoretical and typological... more...