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- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 158.00
This chapter highlights the growing need and importance of assessing young children’s pragmatic language abilities given such factors as the increasing recognition of disproportionate difficulties in pragmatics among different clinical groups, the rise of more usage-based and functional approaches to language acquisition and competence, and evidence... more...
- Narr Francke Attempto 2011; US$ 77.68
Hauptbeschreibung Was macht aus einer Abfolge von Sätzen einen Text? Diese grundlegende Frage der Textlinguistik lässt sich nicht auf einer rein linguistischen Grundlage lösen. Das liegt daran, dass das Verstehen von Texten eine aktive Tätigkeit ist, die mehr als nur sprachliche Kenntnisse voraussetzt. An einen Text gehen wir dabei mit einer gewissen... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95
An understanding of sociocultural context is crucial in second language learning – yet developing this awareness often poses a real challenge to the typical language learner. This book is a practical language teachers' guide that focuses on how to teach socially and culturally appropriate language for effective communication. Moving beyond a purely... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 143.00
Children begin to gesture long before talking. Gestures, such as pointing or waving goodbye, constitute the principal means of interacting conventionally with others before the emergence of the lexicon. Children continue to gesture after they start to talk, and through to adulthood. In spite of that, some key concepts related to gesture and language... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 1981; US$ 224.00
By focusing on the ?East European? dialogues and polemics, both contemporary and past, the present volume pursues two aims: 1) It would like to locate the discussion between semiotics and dialectics in an historical context. 2) It would like to make the reader familiar with the solutions proposed by theoreticians like Bakhtin, Lotman, Voloshinov, Fischer... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 1981; US$ 102.00
The four studies grouped under the title Essai sur les modalités tensives touch upon several questions of semiotics presently debated in the theoretical framework proposed by A.J. Greimas. They are mainly concerned with the passages between meaning and form, and with the convertibilités between the different levels. more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 1983; US$ 102.00
Looking at the ?semiotic landscape? ? the panorama of constituted semiotics ? two traditions seem to have developed separately and without interpenetration. Anglo-Saxon semioticians consider the Peircean framework to provide the adequate conceptual apparatus, whereas so-called ?Continental? semioticians refer to the sign theory in Saussure and in its... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 1983; US$ 203.00
This volume brings together a collection of papers on the general theoretical and methodological problems in the historiography of semiotics. It is not a history in the conventional sense, even though the main periods and figures in the development of semiotics are given due prominence. Nevertheless, it should offer the reader stimulation and food... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 1991; US$ 165.00
Reprint of the original Latin text Tentamina semiologica, sive quaedam generalem theoriam signorum spectantia (1789), edited, translated and with an Introduction by Robert E. Innis The 33 sections of this classic text by Hoffbauer have a twofold focus: a descriptive inventory of signs, and a comparison of the expressive and cognitive powers of different... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 1992; US$ 173.00
The Italian philosopher F. Rossi-Landi (1921-1985) conducted pioneering work in the philosophy of language. His research is characterised by a critique of language and ideology in relation to sign production processes and the process of social reproduction. Between Signs and Non-Signs is a collection of 14 articles by Rossi-Landi written between... more...