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Science of language (Linguistics)

  • Regionale Alltagsspracheby Jens Philipp Lanwer

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 105.68

    Die Studie ist im bisher kaum fruchtbar gemachten Überlappungsbereich von Gesprächs- und Areallinguistik angesiedelt und weist dem Sprachgebrauch bereits in der Theoriebildung einen anderen Status zu als bis dato üblich. Auf der Basis authentischer Gesprächsdaten aus Norddeutschland werden arealsprachliche Variationsspektren im Hinblick... more...

  • Neurobiology of Languageby Gregory Hickok; Steven L. Small

    Elsevier Science 2015; US$ 199.95

    Neurobiology of Language explores the study of language, a field that has seen tremendous progress in the last two decades. Key to this progress is the accelerating trend toward integration of neurobiological approaches with the more established understanding of language within cognitive psychology, computer science, and linguistics. This volume... more...

  • Hermann Paul's 'Principles of Language History' Revisitedby Peter Auer; David Fertig; Paul J. Hopper; Robert W. Murray; Peter Auer; Robert W. Murray

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 105.68

    Hermann Paul's Prinzipien der Sprachgeschichte served as the most important codification and development of Neogrammarian thought for more than four decades. Four well-known linguists have translated specially selected chapters of the Prinzipien into English and provide their reflections on Hermann Paul's contribution on a range of... more...

  • A Concise Introduction to Linguisticsby Bruce M. Rowe; Diane P. Levine

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 110.00

    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...

  • Die Entwicklung der Fremdwortschreibung im 19. Jahrhundertby Anne Zastrow

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 126.82

    Mit der Übernahme von Wörtern und Wortbildungseinheiten aus anderen Sprachen beginnt gleichzeitig ihr Einbürgerungsprozess. Diese Arbeit untersucht die Entwicklung der graphematischen Assimilation von Fremdwörtern im 19. Jahrhundert. Neben der Frage nach den Faktoren, die eine Anpassung an heimische Phonem-Graphem-Beziehungen begünstigen... more...

  • Cognitive Linguistics and Humor Researchby Geert Brône; Kurt Feyaerts; Tony Veale

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 105.68

    To what extent can Cognitive Linguistics benefit from the systematic study of a creative phenomenon like humor? Although the authors in this volume approach this question from different perspectives, they share the profound belief that humorous data may provide a unique insight into the complex interplay of quantitative and qualitative... more...

  • Language Structure and Environmentby Rik De Busser; Randy J. LaPolla

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 149.00

    It is widely understood that the socio-historical contexts of languages have a direct bearing on their structures and on the types of stance that communities take in relation to them. Within the discipline of linguistics these socio-historical contexts and their impacts on communities’ use and understanding of language are generally referred... more...

  • Signs, Meaning and Experienceby Adrian Pable; Christopher Hutton

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 105.68

    Integrationism offers a radically contextual approach to the sign and represents a direct challenge to academic linguistics. This book sets out for the general reader its key claims and insights and explores criticisms offered of its approach, as well as the paradoxes that arise from its attack on the notion of linguistic expertise. For the first... more...

  • Word Dropsby Paul Anthony Jones

    Elliott & Thompson 2015; US$ 11.99

    "If you're logofascinated, you are literally spellbound by language. This surprising compendium of 1,000 facts about words, language and etymology is here to inspire your curiosity and delight in discovery. In Word Drops, you can delve into a smattering of unexpected connections and weird juxtapositions, stumble upon a new or remarkable word, or learn... more...

  • Ambiguityby Susanne Winkler

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 105.68

    This volume uncovers a great mystery about language: why can we communicate so effectively despite the fact that ambiguity is pervasive? Conversely, how do speakers use ambiguity to achieve a specific goal? Answers to these questions are provided in contributions from different academic fields: (psycho)linguistics, literary criticism,... more...