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Indo European (Indo Germanic) philology

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  • Sprachdenken im Mittelalterby Angela Beuerle

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 224.00

    The volume focuses on the Latin tracts produced in Paris around 1270 by the Danes Martinus and Boethius de Dacia on what is known as ?modistic grammar.? The contours of this ?medieval linguistics? become clear in the comparison with two further approaches to linguistic theory - four tracts by medieval Icelandic grammarians and Saussure?s ?Cours... more...

  • Texts, Tasks, and Theoriesby Tobias Robert Klein; Ulrike Auga; Viola Pruschenk

    Editions Rodopi 2007; US$ 65.80

    African literary theory has recently gained immensely from an emerging multitude of perspectives and scholarly approaches. This volume offers a welcome opportunity to assess trends in the twenty-first century’s discourse on African literature: Twelve different articles treat such lively issues as modernity, nation, civil society, postcolonial... more...

  • Dictionary Use in Foreign Language Writing Examsby Martin East

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2008; US$ 158.00

    This book provides an in-depth analysis of what happens when intermediate level learners of a foreign language use a bilingual dictionary when writing. Dictionaries are frequently promoted to people learning a foreign language. Nevertheless, teachers often talk about their students? inability to use dictionaries properly, especially when they write,... more...

  • Discourse Intonation in L2by Dorothy M. Chun

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2002; US$ 128.00

    Intonation, rhythm, and general “melody” of language are among the first aspects of speech that infants attend to and produce themselves. Yet, these same features are among the last to be mastered by adult L2 learners. Why is this, and how can L2 learners be helped? This book first presents the latest linguistic theories of intonation,... more...

  • Electronic Discourse in Language Learning and Language Teachingby Lee B. Abraham; Lawrence Williams

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2009; US$ 143.00

    New technologies are constantly transforming traditional notions of language use and literacy in online communication environments. While previous research has provided a foundation for understanding the use of new technologies in instructed second language environments, few studies have investigated new literacies and electronic discourse beyond the... more...

  • The Emergence of the Modern Language Sciencesby Sheila Embleton; John E. Joseph; Hans-Josef Niederehe

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1999; US$ 188.00

    Although it is widely thought that structural linguistics began abruptly with the publication of Saussure's 'revolutionary' Course in General Linguistics , the work of E. F. K. Koerner has demonstrated that Saussure, for all his originality, remained true to the basic tenets of his 19th-century predecessors. In this volume, the development of modern... more...

  • The Emergence of the Modern Language Sciencesby Sheila Embleton; John E. Joseph; Hans-Josef Niederehe

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1999; US$ 188.00

    Alongside considerable continuity, 20th-century diachronic linguistics has seen substantial shifts in outlook and procedure from the 19th-century paradigm. Our understanding of what is really new and what is recycled owes a great debt to E. F. K. Koerner's minutely researched interpretations of the work of the field's founders and key transitional... more...

  • Formulaic Sequencesby Norbert Schmitt

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2004; US$ 147.00

    Formulaic sequences (FS) are now recognized as an essential element of language use. However, research on FS has generally been limited to a focus on description, or on the place of FS in L1 acquisition. This volume opens new directions in FS research, concentrating on how FS are acquired and processed by the mind, both in the L1 and L2. The ten original... more...

  • From Case to Adpositionby John Hewson; Vit Bubenik

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2006; US$ 195.00

    In the historical development of many languages of the IE phylum the loss of inflectional morphology led to the development of a configurational syntax, where syntactic position marked syntactic role. The first of these configurations was the adposition (preposition or postposition), which developed out of the uninflected particle/preverbs in the older... more...

  • Grammatical Change in Indo-European Languagesby Vit Bubenik; John Hewson; Sarah Rose

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2009; US$ 158.00

    The product of a group of scholars who have been working on new directions in Historical Linguistics, this book is focused on questions of grammatical change, and the central issue of grammaticalization in Indo-European languages. Several studies examine particular problems in specific languages, but often with implications for the IE phylum as a whole.... more...