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Science of language (Linguistics)

  • Game Theory and Linguistic Meaningby

    BRILL 2007; US$ 120.00

    This is the first book to collect research on game-theoretic tools in the analysis of language with particular reference to semantics and pragmatics. Games are significant, because they pertain equally to pragmatics and semantics of natural language. The book provides an overview of the variety of ways in which game theory is used in the analysis of... more...

  • Textlinguistikby Kirsten Adamzik

    De Gruyter 2004; US$ 280.00

    Seit dem Entstehen der modernen Textlinguistik in den 1960er Jahren ist eine Vielzahl z.T. hoch spezialisierter Analyseansätze in diesem Bereich entwickelt worden, die auch in diversen Einführungen schon aufbereitet worden sind. Anliegen dieses Arbeitsheftes ist es, Grundlagen linguistischer Textanalyse vorzustellen, wie sie insbesondere... more...

  • Spoken Corpus Linguisticsby Svenja Adolphs; Ronald Carter

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 135.00

    In this book, Adolphs and Carter explore key approaches to work in spoken corpus linguistics. The book discusses some of the pioneering challenges faced in designing, building and utilising insights from the analysis of spoken corpora, arguing that, even though writing is heavily privileged in corpus research, the spoken language can reveal patterns... more...

  • Die Sprache und das Schöneby Adrian Aebi Farahmand

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 182.00

    Karl Philipp Moritz is best known as the author of the novel Anton Reiser , and as a scholar of classical aesthetics. However, there is another area of his work that was extremely important to him: his engagement with language. Against the backdrop of European intellectual history, this book spotlights Moritz as an original grammarian... more...

  • Historical Linguistics 1989by Henk Aertsen; Robert J. Jeffers

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1993; US$ 210.00

    The present volume contains revised versions of selected papers from the general sessions of ICHL 9. The 34 papers cover topics from the full range of contemporary historical linguistic scholarship. The papers address issues of language change in a large variety of languages and language families, both Indo-European and non-Indo-European: students... more...

  • Advances in Corpus-based Contrastive Linguisticsby Karin Aijmer; Bengt Altenberg

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2013; US$ 143.00

    This paper describes the thematic variation observed in two newspaper genres – news reports and commentaries – in English and Spanish and studies the influence of genre-specific and language-specific constraints on the observed variation. The study is based on the contrastive analysis of certain clausal and discourse-thematic features... more...

  • Areal Diffusion and Genetic Inheritanceby Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald; R. M. W. Dixon

    Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 64.99

    This book considers how and why forms and meanings of different languages at different times may resemble each other. Its distinguished authors investigate the relationship between areal diffusion and the genetic development of languages, and reveal the means of distinguishing what may cause one language to share the characteristics of another. The... 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...

  • Language Changeby Jean Aitchison

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 32.00

    This substantially revised third edition gives a lucid and up-to-date overview of language change. more...

  • Multiple Determiners and the Structure of DPsby Artemis Alexiadou

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 143.00

    This book is a research monograph that investigates the crosslinguistic distribution of multiple determiners. In some languages, noun phrases permit or even seem to require a double or multiple realization of definite/indefinite markers in certain modification environments. The book develops tools that can be used to keep the different instantiations... more...