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  • Language in Literatureby Geoffrey Leech

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    Over a period of over forty years, Geoffrey Leech has made notable contributions to the field of literary stylistics, using the interplay between linguistic form and literary function as a key to the ‘mystery' of how a text comes to be invested with artistic potential.   In this book, seven earlier papers and articles, read previously only by a... more...

  • Old Northumbrian Verbal Morphosyntax and the (Northern) Subject Ruleby Marcelle Cole

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 149.00

    This volume provides both a quantitative statistical and qualitative analysis of Late Northumbrian verbal morphosyntax as recorded in the Old English interlinear gloss to the Lindisfarne Gospels . It focuses in particular on the attestation of the subject type and adjacency constraints that characterise the so-called Northern Subject Rule concord... more...

  • The Rhythms of English Poetryby Derek Attridge

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 121.99

    Examines the way in which poetry in English makes use of rhythm. The author argues that there are three major influences which determine the verse-forms used in any language: the natural rhythm of the spoken language itself; the properties of rhythmic form; and the metrical conventions which have grown up within the literary tradition. He investigates... more...

  • How to Speak and Write Correctlyby Joseph Devlin; Theodore Waters

    The Floating Press 1910; US$ 7.95

    In the preparation of this little work the writer has kept one end in view, viz.: To make it serviceable for those for whom it is intended, that is, for those who have neither the time nor the opportunity, the learning nor the inclination, to peruse elaborate and abstruse treatises on Rhetoric, Grammar, and Composition. To them such works are as gold... more...

  • A Corpus of Formal British English Speechby Gerry Knowles; Lita Taylor; Briony Williams

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 106.99

    This work provides 50,000 words of prosodically-transcribed text from a variety of sources. The introduction explains fully the transcription conventions, the structure of the corpus and its relationship to other computer corpora, and provides examples of different versions of texts. more...

  • Strategic Language Learningby Xuesong Gao

    Channel View Publications 2010; US$ 49.95

    A monograph that reports on a longitudinal inquiry into mainland Chinese undergraduates' language learning experiences in an English medium university in a multilingual setting with a focus on their strategic language learning efforts. more...

  • Why Do Languages Change?by Larry Trask

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 25.00

    Packed with fascinating examples, this entertaining book explores changes in the English language over time. more...

  • From OV to VO in Early Middle Englishby Carola Trips

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2002; US$ 195.00

    This monograph answers the question of why English changed from an OV to a VO language on the assumption that this change is due to intensive language contact with Scandinavian. It shows for the first time that the English language was much more heavily influenced by Scandinavian than assumed before, i.e., northern Early Middle English texts clearly... more...

  • Apposition in Contemporary Englishby Charles F. Meyer

    Cambridge University Press 1992; US$ 38.00

    A detailed discussion of the linguistic relation apposition and its usage in various kinds of speech and writing. more...

  • English in Language Shiftby Rajend Mesthrie

    Cambridge University Press 1993; US$ 53.00

    Rajend Mesthrie examines the rise of a new variety of English among Indian migrant workers indentured on the plantations of Natal in South Africa. more...