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  • Linguistically Motivated Statistical Machine Translationby Deyi Xiong; Min Zhang

    Springer Singapore 2015; US$ 102.82

    This book provides a wide variety of algorithms and models to integrate linguistic knowledge into Statistical Machine Translation (SMT). It helps advance conventional SMT to linguistically motivated SMT by enhancing the following three essential components: translation, reordering and bracketing models. It also serves the purpose of promoting the in-depth... more...

  • Social Semioticsby Thomas Hestbaek Andersen; Morten Boeriis; Eva Maagerø; Elise Seip Tonnessen

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 64.95

    M.A.K Halliday’s work has been hugely influential in linguistics and beyond since the 1960s. This is a collection of interviews with key figures in the generation of social semioticians who have taken Halliday’s concept of social semiotics and developed it further in various directions, making their own original contributions to theory and practice.... more...

  • On the Pragmatics of Communicationby Jü Habermas; rgen

    Wiley 2014; US$ 34.95 US$ 31.46

    This volume brings together Habermas's key writings on language and communication. Including some classic texts as well as new material which is published here for the first time, this book is a detailed and up-to-date introduction to Habermas's formal pragmatics, which is a vital aspect of his social theory. Written from 1976 to 1996, the essays... more...

  • A Theory of Semioticsby Umberto Eco

    Indiana University Press 1976; US$ 33.99

    "... the greatest contribution to [semiotics] since the pioneering work of C. S. Peirce and Charles Morris." —Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism "... draws on philosophy, linguistics, sociology, anthropology and aesthetics and refers to a wide range of scholarship... raises many fascinating questions." —Language in Society "... a major contribution... more...

  • Research Trends in Intercultural Pragmaticsby Istvan Kecskes; Jesús Romero-Trillo

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 196.00

    Mouton Series in Pragmatics (MSP) is a timely response to the growing demand for innovative and authoritative monographs and edited volumes from all angles of pragmatics. Recent theoretical work on the semantics/pragmatics interface, applications of evolutionary biology to the study of language, and empirical work within cognitive and developmental... more...

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

    De Gruyter Mouton 2009; US$ 238.00

    Language acquisition is a human endeavor par excellence. As children, all human beings learn to understand and speak at least one language: their mother tongue. It is a process that seems to take place without any obvious effort. Second language learning, particularly among adults, causes more difficulty. The purpose of this series is... more...

  • Pragmatics of Speech Actionsby Marina Sbisà; Ken Turner

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 307.00

    This new landmark series provides a comprehensive overview of the entire field of pragmatics. It is based on a wide conception of pragmatics as the study of intentional human interaction in social and cultural contexts. In-depth articles discuss the foundations, major theories and most recent developments of pragmatics including philosophical, sociocultural... more...

  • Sein und Scheinby Eero Tarasti

    De Gruyter Mouton 2015; US$ 140.00

    Existential semiotics is a new paradigm in the studies of signs, signification and communication. This book develops its theory further starting from the continental philosophy (Kant, Hegel, Jaspers, Heidegger, Arendt, Sartre) on one hand, yet remaining also faithful to the tradition of the European semiotics, particularly the Paris school.... more...

  • Lying at the Semantics-Pragmatics Interfaceby Jörg Meibauer

    De Gruyter Mouton 2014; US$ 154.00

    Mouton Series in Pragmatics (MSP) is a timely response to the growing demand for innovative and authoritative monographs and edited volumes from all angles of pragmatics. Recent theoretical work on the semantics/pragmatics interface, applications of evolutionary biology to the study of language, and empirical work within cognitive and developmental... more...

  • Sequences in Language and Textby George K. Mikros; Ján Macutek

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    The series Quantitative Linguistics publishes books on all aspects of quantitative methods and models in linguistics, text analysis and related research fields. Specifically, the scope of the series covers the whole spectrum of theoretical and empirical research, ultimately striving for an exact mathematical formulation and empirical... more...