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  • Language and Masculinities: Performances, Intersections, Dislocationsby Tommaso M. Milani

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    This volume showcases cutting-edge research in the linguistic and discursive study of masculinities, comprising the first significant edited collection on language and masculinities since Johnson and Meinhof?s 1997 volume. Overall, the chapters are linked together by a critical analytical perspective that seeks to understand the relationships between... more...

  • Advances and Current Trends in Language Teacher Identity Researchby Yin Ling Cheung; Selim Ben Said; Kwanghyun Park

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    This book presents the latest research on understanding language teacher identity and development for both novice and experienced researchers and educators, and introduces non-experts in language teacher education to key topics in teacher identity research. It covers a wide range of backgrounds, themes, and subjects pertaining to language teacher... more...

  • How to Understand Languageby Bernhard Weiss

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 29.95

    Why are philosophers, as opposed to, say, linguists and psychologists, puzzled by language? How should we attempt to shed philosophical light on the phenomenon of language? "How to Understand Language" frames its discussion by these two questions. The book begins by thinking about the reasons that language is hard to understand from a philosophical... more...

  • Requesting in Social Interactionby Paul Drew; Elizabeth Couper-Kuhlen

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 158.00

    This paper presents two pilot studies of sharing situations in orangutans and human infants. We report on the communicative behaviors that elicit food transfers, the contingencies associated with gesture selection and the (relative) success in obtaining food. We focus on the sequential unfolding of these interactional projects, on the timing between... more...

  • Borrowed Morphologyby Francesco Gardani; Peter Arkadiev; Nino Amiridze

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    By integrating novel developments in both contact linguistics and morphological theory, this volume pursues the topic of borrowed morphology by recourse to sophisticated theoretical and methodological accounts. The authors address fundamental issues, such as the alleged universal dispreference for morphological borrowing and its effects... more...

  • Im/Politeness Implicaturesby Michael Haugh

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    This volume brings together two highly researched but also highly controversial concepts, those of politeness and implicature. A theory of implicature as social action and im/politeness as social practice is developed that opens up new ways of examining the relationship between them. It constitutes a fresh look at the issues involved that... more...

  • Surviving the Middle Passageby Pieter Muysken; Norval Smith; Robert Borges

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    The relation between the Surinam Creoles and the languages of West Africa, where slaves who created the creoles originated, has been hotly debated. This book argues that the close relationship can be viewed in terms of a Trans Atlantic Sprachbund. It brings in new historical and linguistic evidence for an extremely close relationship between... more...

  • Metaphor and Metonymy across Time and Culturesby Javier E. Díaz-Vera

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    This volume offers new insights into figurative language and its pervasive role as a factor of linguistic change. The case studies included in this book explore some of the different ways new metaphoric and metonymic expressions emerge and spread among speech communities, and how these changes can be related to the need to encode ongoing... more...

  • Dislokation im bilingualen Erstspracherwerbby Veronika Jansen

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 140.00

    This book explores nominal dislocations in simultaneous bilingual French and German language acquisition in early childhood. The study shows that this process involves a grammatical area that is not vulnerable to language influence. In addition, empirical analyses provide evidence that postverbal, non-resumptive subjects are dissociated... more...

  • Language Change at the Syntax-Semantics Interfaceby Chiara Gianollo; Agnes Jäger; Doris Penka

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    This volume focuses on the interplay of syntactic and semantic factors in language change. The contributions draw on data from numerous Indo-European languages and address the question of how syntactic and semantic change are linked and whether both are governed by similar constraints, principles and systematic mechanisms. The volume will... more...