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  • Dynamics and Terminologyby Rita Temmerman; Marc Van Campenhoudt

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 143.00

    La dynamique terminologique s’intéresse à l’évolution des termes. Complémentaire, la terminométrie offre une mesure de cette mutation. Par une étude de l’usage en diachronie courte (deux années consécutives) dans un domaine de spécialité, la nanotechnologie, il est démontré... more...

  • Endocentric Structuring of Projection-free Syntaxby Hiroki Narita

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 149.00

    Endocentric Structuring of Projection-free Syntax puts forward a novel theory of syntax that rigidly adheres to the principle of Minimal Computation, in which a number of traditional but extraneous stipulations such as referential indices and representational labels/projections are eliminated. It specifically articulates the overarching hypothesis... more...

  • The Known Unknowns of Translation Studiesby Elke Brems; Reine Meylaerts; Luc van Doorslaer

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 128.00

    In the spirit of the ‘enlargement’ of the field proposed by Tymoczko (2007), this article argues for the city as an object of translation studies. All cities are multilingual, but for some language relations have particularly intense historical and cultural significance. Translation studies can illuminate the nature and effects of these... more...

  • Weak Referentialityby Ana Aguilar-Guevara; Bert Le Bruyn; Joost Zwarts

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 158.00

    We provide a survey of different aspects of definiteness by means of comprehension data collected via event-related brain potential recordings. We present a processing account including differences between definites and indefinites, as well as the contribution of lexical feature specifications, uniqueness, degrees of accessibility and enrichment. We... more...

  • Above and Beyond the Segmentsby Johanneke Caspers; Yiya Chen; Willemijn Heeren; Jos Pacilly; Niels O. Schiller; Ellen van Zanten

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 158.00

    This paper investigates the role of affricates in the phonotactics of English, and notes that these segments behave differently from stops and differently from fricatives. This is taken as evidence against the proposal that affricates cannot form a natural class by themselves, which is inherent in the so-called “Stop Approach” to the representation... more...

  • Requesting in Social Interactionby Paul Drew; Elizabeth Couper-Kuhlen

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 158.00

    This paper presents two pilot studies of sharing situations in orangutans and human infants. We report on the communicative behaviors that elicit food transfers, the contingencies associated with gesture selection and the (relative) success in obtaining food. We focus on the sequential unfolding of these interactional projects, on the timing between... more...

  • How to Understand Languageby Bernhard Weiss

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 29.95

    Why are philosophers, as opposed to, say, linguists and psychologists, puzzled by language? How should we attempt to shed philosophical light on the phenomenon of language? "How to Understand Language" frames its discussion by these two questions. The book begins by thinking about the reasons that language is hard to understand from a philosophical... more...

  • A Century of Communication Studiesby Pat J. Gehrke; William M. Keith

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    This volume chronicles the development of communication studies as a discipline, providing a history of the field and identifying opportunities for future growth. Editors Pat J. Gehrke and William M. Keith have assembled an exceptional list of communication scholars who, in the thirteen chapters contained in this book, cover the breadth and depth... more...

  • Methods for the Ethnography of Communicationby Judith Kaplan-Weinger; Char Ullman

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    Methods for the Ethnography of Communication  is a guide to conducting ethnographic research in classroom and community settings that introduces students to the field of ethnography of communication, and takes them through the recursive and nonlinear cycle of ethnographic research. Drawing on the mnemonic that Hymes used to develop the Ethnography... more...

  • Metonymy and Language: A New Theory of Linguistic Processingby Charles Denroche

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    Metonymy and Language  presents a new theory of language and communication in which the central focus is on the concept of metonymy, the recognition of partial matches and overlaps. Through the use of original data sets and rigorous primary research, Denroche characterizes metonymy as key to understanding why language is so ?fit for purpose? and... more...