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  • Language Contact, Inherited Similarity and Social Differenceby Danny Law

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 158.00

    This book offers a study of long-term, intensive language contact between more than a dozen Mayan languages spoken in the lowlands of Guatemala, Southern Mexico and Belize. It details the massive restructuring of syntactic and semantic organization, the calquing of grammatical patterns, and the direct borrowing of inflectional morphology, including,... more...

  • Language, Literacy, and Learning in STEM Educationby Mary Jane Curry; David I. Hanauer

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 135.00

    There is increasing pressure for STEM education to reform in the direction of student-centered learning approaches, active learning, interdisciplinarity, and data-driven evaluations and assessments of student learning. These requirements derive from the need for STEM education to facilitate economic development, national health, technological innovation,... more...

  • Message Receivedby Greg Philo

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 83.95

    Message Received brings together the most recent research findings of the Glasgow Media Group. It focuses on major public issues such as the impact of fictional violence on children and media coverage of ethnic minorities, the developing world and disasters. It examines media representations of mental illness and public understanding of risks about... more...

  • Advances in Sociophoneticsby Chiara Celata; Silvia Calamai

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 149.00

    This paper describes the phonetic form, the distribution and the possible functions of ejectives in English and German, proposing that ejectives are on the increase in different varieties in English. The problems of teasing apart the different contributions of allophonic regularity, interactional function, sociophonetic variability and epiphenomenal... more...

  • Cognitive Modelingby Francisco José Ruiz de Mendoza Ibáńez; Alicia Galera Masegosa

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 135.00

    This monograph studies cognitive operations on cognitive models across levels and domains of meaning construction. It explores in what way the same set of cognitive operations, either in isolation or in combination, account for meaning representation whether obtained on the basis of inferential activity or through constructional composition. As a consequence,... more...

  • Rethinking Language and Gender Researchby Victoria Bergvall

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 75.95

    Rethinking Language and Gender Research is the first book focusing on language and gender to explicitly challenge the dichotomy of female and male use of language. It represents a turning point in language and gender studies, addressing the political and social consequences of popular beliefs about women's language and men's language and proposing... more...

  • From Paris to Nurembergby Jesús Baigorri-Jalón; Holly Mikkelson; Barry Slaughter Olsen

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 135.00

    Conference interpreting is a relatively young profession. Born at the dawn of the 20th century, it hastened the end of the era when diplomatic relations were dominated by a single language, and it played a critical role in the birth of a new multilingual model of diplomacy that continues to this day. In this seminal work on the genesis of conference... more...

  • Multilingual Cognition and Language Useby Luna Filipovic; Martin Pütz

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 143.00

    Set in the context of bilingualism in Māori and English, this chapter discusses the interpretation of novel English compounds as right or left-headed. The aim is to report evidence of structural transfer in bilinguals on the level of word formation. In accordance with Grosjean (2012), this study provides evidence for structural transfer when bilinguals... more...

  • Noun Valencyby Olga Spevak

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 149.00

    This article has two objectives. The first is to present an account of valency nouns in Latin. Lyons’ typology (1977) envisaging three orders of entities is useful for predicting the number and type of complements used with various nouns. Expansions of all the categories are distinguished: concrete entities, relational nouns, agent nouns, verbal... more...

  • An Introduction to Child Language Developmentby Susan H Foster-Cohen

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 68.95

    This volume introduces the field of child language development studies, and presents hypotheses in an accessible, largely non-technical language, aiming to demonstrate the relationship between these hypotheses and interpretations of data. It makes the assumption that having a theory of language development is as important as having reliable data about... more...