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  • Paradigm Changeby Martine Robbeets; Walter Bisang

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 149.00

    The paper reviews the data concerning the nominal inflectional morphology in the chain of languages comprising Uralic, Turkic, Mongolic, Tungusic, Koreanic and Japonic, collectively termed “Ural-Altaic”. Although nominal morphology has traditionally been quoted in support of the hypothesis concerning the genetic relationship of these languages,... more...

  • Advances in the Syntax of DPsby Anna Bondaruk; Gréte Dalmi; Alexander Grosu

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 149.00

    This chapter argues for the view that Standard Free Relatives and Transparent Free Relatives have exactly the same bi-dimensional configurational structures, and against the view that they have distinct multi-dimensional structures, the transparent variety being externally headed by a token of a CP-internal post-copular phrase. It is argued that the... more...

  • Input and Experience in Bilingual Developmentby Theres Grüter; Johanne Paradis

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 135.00

    Amount of exposure has been observed to affect the linguistic development of bilingual children in a variety of domains. As yet, however, relatively few studies have compared the acquisition across domains within the same group of children. Such a comparative approach is arguably essential to gain a more complete understanding of input effects in bilingual... more...

  • Aptitude for Interpretingby Franz Pöchhacker; Minhua Liu

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 128.00

    With increasing numbers of students wishing to become conference interpreters, but limited capacities in most university degree programs, accurate admission testing is an important means of predicting an applicant’s chances of completing the program successfully. This article focuses on three aptitude tests for simultaneous interpretation: Pöchhacker’s... more...

  • The Diachrony of Negationby Maj-Britt Mosegaard Hansen; Jacqueline Visconti

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 143.00

    Labov’s idea that the vernacular is the most stable variety of a language raises questions especially where languages of wider communication are concerned. Whether the vernacular practices of a language’s geographical varieties are convergent synchronically and historically can be established by looking at particular variables. One such... more...

  • Reclaiming Control as a Semantic and Pragmatic Phenomenonby Patrick Duffley

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 143.00

    This monograph is part of a growing research agenda in which semantics and pragmatics not only complement the grammar, but replace it. The analysis is based on the assumption that human language is not primarily about form, but about form-meaning pairings. This runs counter to the autonomous-syntax postulate underlying Landau (2013)?s Control in Generative... more...

  • Audio Descriptionby Anna Maszerowska; Anna Matamala; Pilar Orero

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 128.00

    Audio description (AD) is a narrative technique which provides complementary information regarding the where, who, what and how of any audiovisual content. It translates the visuals into words. The principal function of this ad hoc narrative is to make audiovisual content available to all: be it a guided city tour of Barcelona, a 3D film, or a Picasso... more...

  • Not Like a Native Speakerby Rey Chow

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 24.99

    Although the era of European colonialism has long passed, misgivings about the inequality of the encounters between European and non-European languages persist in many parts of the postcolonial world. This unfinished state of affairs, this lingering historical experience of being caught among unequal languages, is the subject of Rey Chow's book. A... more...

  • Languages and Publicsby Susan Gal; Kathryn Woolard

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 89.95

    The essays in this collection examine the public construction of languages, the linguistic construction of publics, and the relationship between these two processes. Cultural categories such as named languages, linguistic standards and genres are the products of expert knowledge as well as of linguistic ideologies more widely shared among speakers.... more...

  • Literary Pragmatics (Routledge Revivals)by Roger D. Sell

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    Up until the mid-1980s most pragmatic analysis had been done on spoken language use, considerably less on written use, and very little at all on literary activity. This has now radically changed. ?Pragmatics? could be informally defined as the study of relationships between language and its users. This volume, first published in 1991, seeks to... more...