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  • Structure in Languageby Thomas Berg

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 49.95

    The focus of this book is on structural representations, in particular their hierarchicalness and their branching direction, and structure sensitivity is argued to be highly variable both within and across languages and consequently an unlikely candidate for a defining property of human language. more...

  • Linguistic Fieldworkby Dr Claire Bowern

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 40.00

    This is a practical guide to all aspects of linguistic fieldwork. It not only discusses techniques for working on the phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax and discourse of an undescribed language, but also considers field technology, grant application preparation, ethical research methods and problems which might arise when in the field. more...

  • Linguisticsby Andrew Radford; Martin Atkinson; David Britain; Harald Clahsen; Andrew Spencer

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 45.00

    The 2009 second edition of this highly successful textbook offering a unified approach to language from a range of perspectives. more...

  • Applied Linguistics at the Interfaceby Mike Baynham; Alice Deignan; Goodith White

    Equinox Publishing Ltd 2004; US$ 31.30

    The theme of this volume, a selection of papers from the 2003 conference of the British Association of Applied Linguistics, celebrates the productive interface between Applied Linguistics research and other disciplinary ways of knowing, forms of professional practice and issues of public concern. more...

  • Continuing Discourse on Languageby Ruqaiya Hasan; Christian Matthiessen; Jonathan Webster

    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...

  • System and Corpusby Geoff Thompson; Susan Hunston

    Equinox Publishing Ltd 2006; US$ 28.45

    This book is the first to combine interests in two currently popular approaches to language description, both of which are based on the observation of naturally-occurring, as opposed to invented, language. Systemic Functional Linguistics is a theory that focuses on meaning, choice and probability in language and on language as a social phenomenon.... more...

  • Language and Empiricism - After the Vienna Circleby Dr Siobhan Chapman

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 110.00

    The author offers a new assessment of the influence of the Vienna Circle on language study, and considers its relevance to the debate in present-day linguistics about the relative merits of 'intuitive' and 'real life' sources of data. more...

  • Field Linguisticsby Terry Crowley

    Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 44.99

    This book is a comprehensive, practical guide to field linguistics. It deals in particular with the problems arising from the documentation of endangered languages. Terry Crowley shows how to prepare for that task, and how to record, analyse, and describe languages in the field. Mixing formal instruction and anecdote, the author shares his rich experience... more...

  • Frequency of Use and the Organization of Languageby Joan Bybee

    Oxford University Press, USA 2006; US$ 64.99

    Collects three decades of articles by the linguist Joan Bybee. Her articles argue for the importance of frequency of use as a factor in the analysis and explanation of language structure. This work is useful for researchers in linguistics, particularly in discourse analysis, corpus linguistics, phonology, phonetics and historical linguistics. more...

  • Grammars in Contactby Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald; R.M.W. Dixon

    Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 49.99

    The present volume examines the ways in which linguistic traits may change in a contact situation. It contains an encyclopaedic introduction, which sets out a general theory of contact-induced change, and twelve subsequent chapters, which analyse the effects of language contact on grammatical systems in a variety of languages belonging to different... more...