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  • Vocabulary in a Second Languageby Paul Bogaards; Batia Laufer

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2004; US$ 54.00

    The eleven chapters of Vocabulary in a Second Language are written by the world’s leading researchers in the field of vocabulary studies in second language acquisition. Each chapter presents experimental research leading to new conclusions about and insights into the selection, the learning and teaching, or the testing of vocabulary knowledge in... more...

  • Romance Linguistics 2009by Sonia Colina; Antxon Olarrea; Ana Maria Carvalho

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2010; US$ 165.00

    This study presents a synchronic and diachronic analysis of the French and Italian aspectualizers commencer and cominciare from the perspective of grammaticalization theory. They show properties of both full verbs and auxiliaries, and thus have traditionally proven difficult to analyze. It is argued that these aspectualizers are best explained... more...

  • Sentential Form and Prosodic Structure of Catalanby Ingo Feldhausen

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2010; US$ 149.00

    This monograph presents an experimental and theoretical inquiry into the role of sentential form and variation in the prosodic structure of Catalan. The empirical section examines intonational phrasing across sentence forms, including SVO structures with either nominal or sentential objects and structures involving clitic left- and right-dislocations.... more...

  • Signergyby C. Jac Conradie; Ronél Johl; Marthinus Beukes; Olga Fischer; Christina Ljungberg

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2010; US$ 158.00

    A fundamental issue with reference to the translation process concerns the type of relation between the original and the translated text. Peirce indicates three possibilities: icon, index and symbol. For many scholars it is a given that the relation of similarity between the original text and the translated text predominates and that the iconic relation... more...

  • Sinhalaby Dileep Chandralal

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2010; US$ 49.95

    Sinhala is one of the official languages of Sri Lanka and the mother tongue of over 70% of the population. Outside Sri Lanka it is used among immigrant populations in the U.K., North America, Australia and some European and Middle Eastern countries. As for the genetic relation, it belongs to the Indo-Aryan branch of the Indo-European languages. Although... more...

  • Social Roles and Language Practices in Late Modern Englishby Päivi Pahta; Minna Nevala; Arja Nurmi; Minna Palander-Collin

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2010; US$ 143.00

    The present paper is a corpus-based study which examines social roles as constructed in British nineteenth-century children’s literature. Both gender roles overall as well as the more specific roles of mother and father are investigated. The main approach is to systematically study adjectival descriptions of characters both quantitatively and... more...

  • Social Structure, Space and Possession in Tongan Culture and Languageby Svenja Völkel

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2010; US$ 143.00

    This interdisciplinary study investigates the relationship between culture, language and cognition based on the aspects of social structure, space and possession in Tonga, Polynesia. Grounded on extensive field research, Völkel explores the subject from an anthropological as well as from a linguistic perspective. The book provides new insights into... more...

  • Society and Language Useby Jürgen Jaspers; Jan-Ola Östman; Jef Verschueren

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2010; US$ 59.00

    “The simplest and yet most important contribution of sociolinguistics [and similar disciplines willing to go under that flag] to social scientific knowledge is its insistence on recognizing the considerable variation in speech that exists within even the most homogeneous of societies. The second important contribution is the insistence that this... more...

  • Soliloquy in Japanese and Englishby Yoko Hasegawa

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2010; US$ 143.00

    Language is recognized as an instrument of communication and thought. Under the shadow of prevailing investigation of language as a communicative means, its function as a tool for thinking has long been neglected in empirical research, vis-à-vis philosophical discussions. Language manifests itself differently when there is no interlocutor to communicate... more...

  • South Slavic Discourse Particlesby Mirjana N. Dedaic; Mirjana Miškovic-Lukovic

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2010; US$ 143.00

    Taking data from contemporary press, this paper examines the meaning of the Slovenian connective pa (‘and’, ‘but’), especially in relation to the connectives ker (‘because’) and sicer (‘otherwise’) with which it forms the compound connectives ker pa (‘but since’) and sicer pa (‘anyway’).... more...