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- Michael O'Mara 2014; US$ 9.99
English grammar is often said to be over-complicated and difficult to get to grips with but the truth is that, while there are certain rules that should be obeyed, the language evolves and develops over time - and quite rightly so. In this book, Joseph Piercy outlines the 25 rules that should be adhered to in written and spoken English, defining the... more...
- De Gruyter 2007; US$ 296.17
The 3-volume dictionary presents words in German that have opposed readings as part of their individual polysemy. Such an opposite meaning is, for an individual word, analogous to the common antonymy that exists between different words. The concept of opposite meaning is relatively unknown and, in contrast to synonym and anytonym dictionaries, there... more...
- OUP Oxford 2009; US$ 49.99
Alessandra Giorgi develops an important and original perspective on the relation between a sentence and its extra-sententialcontext, namely that the speaker's temporal location is specified in the syntactic structure. Carefully argued and clearly written her book will appeal widely to semanticists in linguistics and philosophy. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 47.95
Accessing Noun-Phrase Antecedents offers a radical shift in the analysis of discourse anaphora, from a purely pragmatic account to a cognitive account, in terms of processing procedures. Mira Ariel defines referring expressions as markers signalling the degree of Accessibility in memory of the antecedent. The notion of Accessibility is explicitly... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2013; US$ 128.00
Construction grammarians are still quite reluctant to extend their descriptions to units beyond the sentence. However, the theoretical premises of construction grammar and frame semantics are particularly suited to cover spoken interaction from a cognitive perspective. Furthermore, as construction grammar is anchored in the cognitive linguistics paradigm... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2013; US$ 149.00
In accordance with accumulating evidence from research, we assume a strong but flexible relation between emotional and communicative alignment in interaction. The communicative function of emotional adaptation, the processing of emotions on all linguistic levels and the empirical evidence in studies with neurological patient groups support our approach.... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 47.95
Antonymy is the technical name used to describe 'opposites', pairs of words such as rich/poor, love/hate and male/female. Antonyms are a ubiquitous part of everyday language, and this book provides a detailed, comprehensive account of the phenomenon. This book demonstrates how traditional linguistic theory can be revisited, updated and challenged in... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2007; US$ 165.00
?England and America are two nations divided by a common language.?(George Bernard Shaw) Adopting a construction-based view of language (Goldberg 1995), we demonstrate that it is possible to uncover differences between British and American English at the lexicosyntactic level, showing that the collexemes, i.e. the words significantly associated with... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2000; US$ 165.00
While it has long been taken for granted that context or background information plays a crucial role in reference assignment, there have been very few serious attempts to investigate exactly how they are used. This study provides an answer to the question through an extensive analysis of cases of bridging. The book demonstrates that when encountering... more...