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  • Nativism Reborn?by Raymond Tatalovich

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 45.00

    In July 1992 Senator Robert C. Byrd (D-WV) angrily suggested during floor debate... that the United States should not continue accepting immigrants mho speak no English. "I pick up the telephone and call the local garage," Byrd said. "I can't understand the person on the other side of the line. I'm not sure he can understand me. They're all over the... more...

  • To Know How to Suggest ...by Drte Andres; Martina Behr

    Frank & Timme 2015; US$ 42.69

    The importance of didactic training in conference interpreting has become the subject of increased discussion. This collective volume provides overviews of theories and examples of training practices and tools for a didactic approach to the development of interpreting competence. This book is geared towards new institutions offering interpreter training,... more...

  • Teachers as Mediators in the Foreign Language Classroomby Michelle Kohler

    Channel View Publications 2015; US$ 35.00

    Language teachers are key figures in preparing young people for participation in an increasingly multilingual and culturally diverse world, yet little is known about how they go about this in practice. This book uses examples of classroom interaction to reveal how teachers of languages act as intercultural mediators and the implications of this for... more...

  • Family Language Learningby Christine Jernigan

    Channel View Publications 2015; US$ 15.00

    Family Language Learning is a practical guide designed to support, advise and encourage any parents who are hoping to raise their children bilingually. It is unique in that it focuses on parents who are not native speakers of a foreign language. It gives parents the tools they need to cultivate and nurture their own language skills while giving their... more...

  • Borrowed Morphologyby Francesco Gardani; Peter Arkadiev; Nino Amiridze

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    By integrating novel developments in both contact linguistics and morphological theory, this volume pursues the topic of borrowed morphology by recourse to sophisticated theoretical and methodological accounts. The authors address fundamental issues, such as the alleged universal dispreference for morphological borrowing and its effects... more...

  • Im/Politeness Implicaturesby Michael Haugh

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    This volume brings together two highly researched but also highly controversial concepts, those of politeness and implicature. A theory of implicature as social action and im/politeness as social practice is developed that opens up new ways of examining the relationship between them. It constitutes a fresh look at the issues involved that... more...

  • Surviving the Middle Passageby Pieter Muysken; Norval Smith; Robert Borges

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    The relation between the Surinam Creoles and the languages of West Africa, where slaves who created the creoles originated, has been hotly debated. This book argues that the close relationship can be viewed in terms of a Trans Atlantic Sprachbund. It brings in new historical and linguistic evidence for an extremely close relationship between... more...

  • Metaphor and Metonymy across Time and Culturesby Javier E. Daz-Vera

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    This volume offers new insights into figurative language and its pervasive role as a factor of linguistic change. The case studies included in this book explore some of the different ways new metaphoric and metonymic expressions emerge and spread among speech communities, and how these changes can be related to the need to encode ongoing... more...

  • Language Change at the Syntax-Semantics Interfaceby Chiara Gianollo; Agnes Jger; Doris Penka

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    This volume focuses on the interplay of syntactic and semantic factors in language change. The contributions draw on data from numerous Indo-European languages and address the question of how syntactic and semantic change are linked and whether both are governed by similar constraints, principles and systematic mechanisms. The volume will... more...

  • Scales and Hierarchiesby Ina Bornkessel-Schlesewsky; Andrej Malchukov; Marc D. Richards

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    The volume advances our understanding of the role of scales and hierarchies across the linguistic sciences. Although scales and hierarchies are widely assumed to play a role in the modelling of linguistic phenomena, their status remains controversial, and it is these controversies that the present volume tackles head-on. more...