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  • From Polysemy to Semantic Changeby Martine Vanhove

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2008; US$ 165.00

    In several European languages lexical items meaning “cat” also designate the “monkey”, the “drunkard” (or “drunkenness”), several “insects” and some supernatural creatures. Those coincidences – here termed “semantic parallelisms” – are in fact intimately associated and constitute a network of beliefs linked with the medieval carnival. Building up on... more...

  • Similative and Equative Constructionsby Yvonne Treis; Martine Vanhove

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2017; US$ 149.00

    This article describes the expression of similarity and related functions in Libido, e.g. equality, role, accord, purpose, immediate anteriority, glottonyms, and the function of deictic manner morphemes. Almost all of these functions are expressed by one of two similative markers, ʔiso and k’aaʔla . For the majority of functions they... more...

  • Corpus-based Studies of Lesser-described Languagesby Amina Mettouchi; Martine Vanhove; Dominique Caubet

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 149.00

    For a long time, Toolbox has been the most used software dedicated to text annotation in the community of field linguists, especially for African linguistics. However, its limitations, and the growing need to pair text and sound, have made it important to find another solution to text annotation. This paper, aimed at a readership of information technology... more...

  • Morphologies in Contactby Martine Vanhove; Thomas Stolz; Aina Urdze; Hitomi Otsuka

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 224.00

    Dieser Sammelband greift den Begriff der Kontaktmorphologie (Contact Morphology) auf, der 1996 von David Wilkins geprägt wurde. Bisher gehen die meisten Sprachkontaktstudien davon aus, dass morphologische Strukturen selten entlehnt werden, da eine Kopie morphologischer Strukturen einen intensiven und langandauernden Sprachkontakt mit vorausgehender... more...

  • Introducing Maltese Linguisticsby Bernard Comrie; Ray Fabri; Elizabeth Hume; Manwel Mifsud; Thomas Stolz; Martine Vanhove

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2009; US$ 158.00

    This collection of articles highlights a selection of on-going research projects. Phonological, morphological, and syntactic issues are addressed by international experts on Maltese. The diachronic development of Maltese, its age-long contact with Italo-Romance, and the present diglossic situation with co-official English are the topics of a variety... more...

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