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  • Text Genres and Registers: The Computation of Linguistic Featuresby Chengyu Alex Fang; Jing Cao

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2015; US$ 91.98

    This book is a description of some of the most recent advances in text classification as part of a concerted effort to achieve computer understanding of human language. In particular, it addresses state-of-the-art developments in the computation of higher-level linguistic features, ranging from etymology to grammar and syntax for the practical task... more...

  • Linguistically Motivated Statistical Machine Translationby Deyi Xiong; Min Zhang

    Springer Singapore 2015; US$ 91.98

    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 Maagerų; 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 J?rgen Habermas

    Wiley 2014; US$ 34.95 US$ 30.29

    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...

  • The Pragmatics of Quoting Now and Thenby Jenny Arendholz; Wolfram Bublitz; Monika Kirner-Ludwig

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 126.82

    This volume offers a fresh view on quoting in old and new texts. In showing timeless similarities and key differences, its authors adopt both synchronic and diachronic perspectives to pinpoint the formal and functional evolution of quoting and to trace trends in linguistic variation. 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...

  • Automatic Text Summarizationby Juan-Manuel Torres-Moreno

    Wiley 2014; US$ 140.00 US$ 121.33

    Textual information in the form of digital documents quickly accumulates to create huge amounts of data. The majority of these documents are unstructured: it is unrestricted text and has not been organized into traditional databases. Processing documents is therefore a perfunctory task, mostly due to a lack of standards. It has thus become extremely... more...

  • Locke's Philosophy of Languageby Walter R. Ott

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 37.00

    Examines John Locke's claims about the nature and workings of language. more...

  • Meaningful Arrangementby Edward McDonald

    Equinox Publishing Ltd 2008; US$ 28.45

    This book takes apart and problematises the whole process of identifying and explaining the patterning of words in sentences. It brings together two concepts – syntax and text – that are normally treated separately, and shows how they can best be understood in relation to each other. more...

  • Phonological Argumentationby Steve Parker

    Equinox Publishing Ltd 2009; US$ 42.75

    This volume presents a series of original papers focusing on the theme of phonological argumentation, set within the framework of Optimality Theory. more...