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Science of language (Linguistics)

  • Above and Beyond the Segmentsby Johanneke Caspers; Yiya Chen; Willemijn Heeren; Jos Pacilly; Niels O. Schiller; Ellen van Zanten

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 158.00

    This paper investigates the role of affricates in the phonotactics of English, and notes that these segments behave differently from stops and differently from fricatives. This is taken as evidence against the proposal that affricates cannot form a natural class by themselves, which is inherent in the so-called “Stop Approach” to the representation... more...

  • Linguistische Theorienby Hilke Elsen

    Narr Francke Attempto 2014; US$ 23.88

    Dieser Band präsentiert einen Überblick über die unterschiedlichen Richtungen in der Theoriebildung der Linguistik, ihre zentralen Vertreter/innen sowie über Anwendungsmöglichkeiten und Umsetzungen. Er beschreibt die geschichtliche Entwicklung und Einbettung sowie die Wechselbeziehungen zwischen den Schulen bis hin zu aktuellen Strömungen wie der Konstruktionsgrammatik,... more...

  • Stability and Divergence in Language Contactby Kurt Braunmüller; Steffen Höder; Karoline Kühl

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 149.00

    Comparing the evolution of differential object marking (DOM) in Spanish and Portuguese between the 16th and the 20th c. we discover great differences between the two neighbor languages. Whereas in Spanish we notice a steady increase and high degree of grammaticalization of DOM, the graph for the degree of grammaticalization of DOM in Portuguese resembles... more...

  • Paradigm Changeby Martine Robbeets; Walter Bisang

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 149.00

    The paper reviews the data concerning the nominal inflectional morphology in the chain of languages comprising Uralic, Turkic, Mongolic, Tungusic, Koreanic and Japonic, collectively termed “Ural-Altaic”. Although nominal morphology has traditionally been quoted in support of the hypothesis concerning the genetic relationship of these languages,... more...

  • Hanna la Tirolra Hanna die Südtirolerinby Linard Candreia

    Chasa Editura Rumantscha 2014; US$ 17.99

    Hanna, da l'annada 1937, emigrescha sco giuvna da 17 onns dal Tirol dal Sid en il Grischun, a Stierva. Dasper l'engaschament da famiglia maina ella plirs onns in garni a Casti. Das zweisprachige Buch behandelt das Leben in zwei Bergrealitäten - Vinschgau und Graubünden - die sich gleichen und dann doch wieder so verschieden sind. Sichtbar wird nicht... more...

  • Word Classesby Raffaele Simone; Francesca Masini

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 149.00

    Word classes play a fundamental role in many parts of linguistics. Yet, when looking at words individually, there is a large ‘class’ of words that does not behave like any other. This is illustrated here by describing the idiosyncratic behaviour of one such word: half. Half is labeled in many different ways: an adjective, a predeterminer,... more...

  • Halliday's Introduction to Functional Grammar 4th editionby M.A.K. Halliday; Christian M.I.M. Matthiessen

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 59.95

    Fully updated and revised, this fourth edition of Halliday's Introduction to Functional Grammar explains the principles of systemic functional grammar, enabling the reader to understand and apply them in any context. Halliday's innovative approach of engaging with grammar through discourse has become a worldwide phenomenon in linguistics. Updates... more...

  • Recent Advances in Corpus Linguisticsby Lieven Vandelanotte; Kristin Davidse; Caroline Gentens; Ditte Kimps

    Editions Rodopi 2014; US$ 97.00

    This book is a selection of studies presented at the 33rd International Conference of the International Computer Archive of Modern and Medieval English (ICAME), hosted by the University of Leuven (30 May - 3 June 2012). The strictly refereed and extensively revised contributions collected here represent recent advances in corpus linguistics, both in... more...

  • The Routledge Handbook of Historical Linguisticsby Claire Bowern; Bethwyn Evans

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 225.00

    The Routledge Handbook of Historical Linguistics provides a survey of the field covering the methods which underpin current work; models of language change; and the importance of historical linguistics for other subfields of linguistics and other disciplines. Divided into five sections, the volume encompass a wide range of approaches and addresses... more...

  • Interaktionsforschung: Gesprächsanalytische Fallstudien und Forschungspraxisby Cordula Schwarze; Carmen Konzett

    Frank & Timme 2014; US$ 51.93

    Miteinander leben heißt miteinander handeln ? und das funktioniert selten ohne Sprache. Wie es funktioniert, das untersucht die Interaktionsforschung. Die Kombination ethnomethodologischer Ansätze und konversationsanalytischer Methoden erlaubt dabei neue Perspektiven, z.B. auf den Spracherwerb, die Unterrichtskommunikation und die Gestikforschung.... more...