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- De Gruyter 2015; US$ 280.00
Textual editing, particularly that of medieval texts, is the starting point for a good deal of the research carried out in historical linguistics. Editorial methods have an importance reaching far beyond theoretical considerations, and are of interest to scholars over and above those who edit texts. The volume presents the range of methods... more...
- Wiley 2015; US$ 54.95 US$ 47.62
Making Waves tells the human story of an academic field based on one-to-one interviews with 43 of the most famous scholars in Variationist Sociolinguistics. Explanations of concepts, ideas, good practice and sage advice come directly from the progenitors of the discipline. An authentic, inside story about the origins of Sociolinguistics as Language... more...
- De Gruyter 2015; US$ 154.00
Can learner dictionaries help to build vocabulary? What are the preconditions for transforming learner dictionaries into teaching dictionaries? The study draws on the related disciplines of vocabulary didactics and learning psychology to examine the usefulness of learner dictionaries for systematic vocabulary acquisition. It goes on to... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 128.00
The Parametric Comparison Method (PCM, Guardiano & Longobardi 2005, Longobardi & Guardiano 2009) is grounded on the assumption that syntactic parameters are more appropriate than other traits for use as comparanda for historical reconstruction, because they are able to provide unambiguous correspondences and objective measurements, thus guaranteeing... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 49.95
The emergence of empirical approaches to L2 pronunciation research and teaching is a powerful fourth wave in the history of the field. Authored by two leading proponents of evidence-based instruction, this volume surveys both foundational and cutting-edge empirical work and pinpoints its ramifications for pedagogy. The authors begin by tracing the... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 49.95
Humor in the Classroom provides practical, research-based answers to questions that educational researchers and language teachers might have about the social and cognitive benefits that humor and language play afford in classroom discourse and additional language learning. The book considers the ways in which humor, language play, and creativity... more...
- De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00
There has been virtually no previous linguistic research on resistance in East Germany. This study uses functional discourse analysis to categorize and assess the special, non-explicit pronouncements of resistance that took place on the streets of East Germany. Such resistance kept within the rules of the communist regime through deconstructive... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95
This book challenges the predominance of mainstream sociolinguistic theories by focusing on lesser known sociolinguistic systems, from regions of Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, South America, the European Mediterranean, and Slavic regions as well as specific speech communities such as those speaking Nivkh, Jamaican Creole, North Saami, and Central Yup?ik.... more...
- De Gruyter 2015; US$ 112.00
The enhancement of autonomy in language education relies heavily on teachers? empowerment and agency as critical intellectuals and reflective practitioners. However, most teacher education programmes are still based on instrumental views of teacher development that undervalue professional experience and expertise. The authors set the... more...