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  • Historische Sprachwissenschaft als philologische Kulturwissenschaftby Elmar Eggert; Michael Bernsen; Angela Schrott; Elmar Eggert; Angela Schrott

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2015; Not Available

    Biographische Informationen Prof. Dr. Elmar Eggert lehrt Romanische Sprachwissenschaft an der Universität Kiel. Dr. Angela Schrott ist Professorin für Romanische Sprachwissenschaft an der Universität Kassel. Prof. Dr. Michael Bernsen lehrt Vergleichende Romanische Literaturen / Mediävistik in Bonn. Prof. Dr. Elmar Eggert lehrt Romanische Sprachwissenschaft... more...

  • Die Entwicklung der Fremdwortschreibung im 19. Jahrhundertby Anne Zastrow

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 168.00

    As words and word formation units are adopted from other languages, a process of naturalization begins. This study investigates the graphematic assimilation of foreign words into German during the 19 th century. It examines the factors that favor or inhibit adaptation to native relationships of phonemes to graphemes and focuses scholarly... more...

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

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    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$ 140.00

    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... more...

  • Heimliche Strategienby Lena Florian

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2015; US$ 26.71

    Biographische Informationen Dr. Lena Florian promovierte 2014 in der Didaktik der alten Sprachen. Derzeit ist sie Referendarin in Potsdam. more...

  • Word Dropsby Paul Anthony Jones

    Elliott & Thompson 2015; US$ 5.45

    "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,... more...

  • Ambiguityby Susanne Winkler

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    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...

  • Languages of Mainland Southeast Asiaby N.J. Enfield; Bernard Comrie

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 168.00

    The studies in this book represent the rich, diverse and substantial research being conducted today in the linguistics of Mainland Southeast Asia. Written by leading researchers in the field, and with an overview of current knowledge and new directions by the volume editors N. J. Enfield and Bernard Comrie, this book will serve as an authoritative... more...