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  • An Introduction to Sociolinguisticsby Ronald Wardhaugh; Janet M. Fuller

    Wiley 2014; US$ 44.95

    Fully updated to reflect the most recent scholarship in the field and revised to include many more pedagogical features, An Introduction to Sociolinguistics, 7th Edition builds on its foundation as the most preeminent textbook in sociolinguistics, updated for today’s students. • Significantly revised discussions throughout each of the... more...

  • Understanding Communication Research Methodsby Stephen M. Croucher; Daniel Cronn-Mills

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 79.95

    Comprehensive, innovative, and focused on the undergraduate student, this textbook prepares students to read and conduct research. Using an engaging how-to approach that draws from scholarship, real-life, and popular culture, the book offers students practical reasons why they should care about research methods and a guide to actually conduct research... more...

  • 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...

  • Frames of Understanding in Text and Discourseby Alexander Ziem

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 149.00

    How do words mean? What is the nature of meaning? How can we grasp a word?s meaning? The frame-semantic approach developed in this book offers some well-founded answers to such long-standing, but still controversial issues. Following Charles Fillmore?s definition of frames as both organizers of experience and tools for understanding, the monograph... more...