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  • Lost in Thoughtby Cara Bertrand

    Luminis Books, Inc. 2014; US$ 6.99

    Perfect for readers who love books and series such as Vampire Academy, Spellbound, and Sweet Peril, Lost in Thought is a sure winner for young adult readers interested in the paranormal, romance, and action-packed twists   Lainey Young has a secret: she?s going crazy. Everyone else thinks she has severe migraines from stress and exhaustion.... more...

  • Digital Literaciesby Julia Gillen

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    With our increasing use of digital and online media, the way we interact with these forms of communication is having an enormous impact on our literacy and learning. In Digital Literacies , Julia Gillen argues that to a substantial extent Linguistics has failed to rise to the opportunities presented by studying language in digital contexts. Assuming... more...

  • The Sociolinguistics of Grammarby Tor A. Åfarli; Brit Maehlum

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 149.00

    In this paper, I argue that linguistics is a historical science in more than one sense: Not only is the object, language, embedded in time, but so is the study of it. This has consequences for our conception of language change. A central result of previous sociolinguistic analyses of spoken Copenhagen Danish, starting with Brink & Lund 1975, is... more...

  • Writing for Visual Mediaby Anthony Friedmann

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    This updated edition of Writing for Visual Media will enable you to understand the nature of visual writing that lies behind the content of all visual media. This unique kind of writing must communicate to audiences through content producers, since audiences don?t read the script. Most media content provides a solution to a communication problem,... more...

  • Language Processing and Grammarsby Brian Nolan; Carlos Periñán-Pascual

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 149.00

    This paper investigates the notion of low-level situational cognitive model, its role in linguistic description and its possible computational treatment in the knowledge base FunGramKB. Low-level situational models are exploited metonymically to produce situation-based implicatures. When such inferences become stably associated with a formal pattern,... more...

  • Missionary Linguistics V / Lingüística Misionera Vby Otto Zwartjes; Klaus Zimmermann; Martina Schrader-Kniffki

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 165.00

    Over the last decades several studies have appeared about the role of translation and interpreters in the process of European colonization of the Americas and Asia from the 15th century onwards. Placed in the most generic area of the History of Translation or, more specifically, in the area of missionary and colonial linguistics, these works have not... more...

  • Cognitive Grammar in Literatureby Chloe Harrison; Louise Nuttall; Peter Stockwell; Wenjuan Yuan

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 149.00

    This is the first book to present an account of literary meaning and effects drawing on our best understanding of mind and language in the form of a Cognitive Grammar. The contributors provide exemplary analyses of a range of literature from science fiction, dystopia, absurdism and graphic novels to the poetry of Wordsworth, Hopkins, Sassoon, Balassi,... more...

  • The Evidential Basis of Linguistic Argumentationby András Kertész; Csilla Rákosi

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 158.00

    This chapter provides a survey about the most frequent methods of inconsistency resolution in Optimality Theory. With the help of the p-model, inconsistencies in OT are divided into two main groups. The first group includes conflicts that are deemed to be fatal and are solved usually by the modification of the theory: namely, clashes between “linguistic... more...

  • Let's talk politicsby Hilde Van Belle; Kris Rutten; Paul Gillaerts; Dorien Van De Mieroop; Baldwin Van Gorp

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 135.00

    The essay describes how Polish members of parliament (MPs) reinvented the institution of parliament (conceived of in its essentially discursive character as parleyment) in the course of the political transition of 1989. The reinvention of “parliamentary democracy” and deliberation in the chamber involved four interrelated developments:... more...

  • Perspectives on Phonological Theory and Developmentby Ashley W. Farris-Trimble; Jessica A. Barlow

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 143.00

    This paper explores superadditivity effects in natural language by considering three interrelated phenomena in Colloquial Bambara (CB). The premise of superadditivity is that although marked structures are accommodated in a system, particular structures cannot co-occur in a given domain. This arises because the simultaneous, additive violation of... more...