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  • Researching Language and Social Mediaby Ruth Page; David Barton; Johann Wolfgang Unger; Michele Zappavigna

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95

    Social Media is fast becoming a key area of linguistic research. This highly accessible guidebook leads students through the process of undertaking research in order to explore the language that people use when they communicate on social media sites. This textbook provides: An introduction to the linguistic frameworks currently used to analyse... more...

  • Teaching and Learning Pragmaticsby Noriko Ishihara; Andrew D. Cohen

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    An understanding of sociocultural context is crucial in second language learning – yet developing this awareness often poses a real challenge to the typical language learner. This book is a practical language teachers' guide that focuses on how to teach socially and culturally appropriate language for effective communication.  Moving beyond a purely... more...

  • Transmedia Frictionsby Marsha Kinder; Tara McPherson

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 95.00

    Editors Marsha Kinder and Tara McPherson present an authoritative collection of essays on the continuing debates over medium specificity and the politics of the digital arts. Comparing the term "transmedia" with "transnational," they show that the movement beyond specific media or nations does not invalidate those entities but makes us look more closely... more...

  • Comparable Corpora and Computer-assisted Translationby Estelle Maryline Delpech

    Wiley 2014; US$ 145.00

    Computer-assisted translation (CAT) has always used translation memories, which require the translator to have a corpus of previous translations that the CAT software can use to generate bilingual lexicons. This can be problematic when the translator does not have such a corpus, for instance, when the text belongs to an emerging field. To solve this... more...

  • From Gesture in Conversation to Visible Action as Utteranceby Mandana Seyfeddinipur; Marianne Gullberg

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 143.00

    Children begin to gesture long before talking. Gestures, such as pointing or waving goodbye, constitute the principal means of interacting conventionally with others before the emergence of the lexicon. Children continue to gesture after they start to talk, and through to adulthood. In spite of that, some key concepts related to gesture and language... more...

  • Studies in Europragmaticsby Joachim Grzega

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 31.29

    While European languages have been quite frequently studied with respect to cultural-historical, sociopolitical and word-form-oriented issues, the study by Joachim Grzega is the first monograph that deals intensively with the search for commonalities of European languages with respect to the use of word-forms, i.e. pragmalinguistic aspects. The book... more...

  • Language Visibleby David Sacks

    Crown Publishing Group 2008; US$ 24.95

    Letters are tangible language. Joining together in endless combinations to actually show speech, letters convey our messages and tell our stories. While we encounter these tiny shapes hundreds of times a day, we take for granted the long, fascinating history behind one of the most fundamental of human inventions--the alphabet. The heart of the book... more...

  • Languages for Special Purposes, Part 2by Lothar Hoffmann; Hartwig Kalverkamper; Herbert Ernst Wiegand; Christian Galinski; Werner Hullen

    Walter de Gruyter, Inc. 2008; US$ 697.00

    This series of HANDBOOKS OF LINGUISTICS AND COMMUNICATION SCIENCE is designed to illuminate a field which not only includes general linguistics and the study of linguistics as applied to specific languages, but also covers those more recent areas which have developed from the increasing body of research into the manifold forms of communicative action... more...

  • Sprachgebrauchsmusterby Noah Bubenhofer

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 182.00

    Discourse and ways of thinking are mirrored in typical language usage. With corpus linguistic methods it is possible to expose recurring formula and patterns of language usage and their variations. This book demonstrates how inductive theories for cultural studies analyses can be derived from large bodies of text. The methods are illustrated with a... more...

  • Minimalist Inquiries into Child and Adult Language Acquisitionby Acrisio Pires; Jason Rothman

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 210.00

    The volume is a collection of original articles that present new research on first and second language acquisition from the perspective of current generative linguistics, using a detailed case study of Portuguese as a first, second and third language. The book focuses on studies exploring both empirical/experimental and theoretical aspects of the acquisition... more...