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  • Invariance, Markedness and Distinctive Feature Analysisby Yishai Tobin

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1994; US$ 195.00

    This volume provides a new kind of contrastive analysis of two unrelated languages — English and Hebrew — based on the semiotic concepts of invariance, markedness and distinctive feature theory. It concentrates on linguistic forms and constructions which are remarkably different in each language despite the fact that they share the same... more...

  • The Prague School and Its Legacyby Yishai Tobin

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1988; US$ 54.00

    Many of the fundamental ideas of the classical Prague School have guided or inspired much of the interdisciplinary post World War II research in linguistics, literary theory, semiotics, folklore and the arts. The Prague School promoted a humanistic and functional Leitmotiv of language as an open, flexible, adaptable, and abstract system of systems... more...

  • From Sign to Textby Yishai Tobin

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1989; US$ 240.00

    This volume contains selected contributions from the colloquium From Sign to Text' (Ben Gurion University, 1985) and combines the diverse interdisciplinary interests and approaches of the contributors in a fundamentally shared definition of language seen as a flexible and open-ended system of systems' revolving around the notion of signs used by human... more...

  • Toward a Calculus of Meaningby Edna Andrews; Yishai Tobin

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1996; US$ 195.00

    This volume contains papers presented at a symposium in honor of Cornelis H. van Schooneveld and invited papers on the topics of invariance, markedness, distinctive feature theory and deixis. It is not a Festschrift in the usual sense of the word, but more of a collection of articles which represent a very specific way of defining and viewing language... more...

  • The Semiotics of Fortune-tellingby Edna Aphek; Yishai Tobin

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1990; US$ 102.00

    This book presents a semiotic analysis of the linguistic and extralinguistic elements of fortune-telling as part of a larger pragmatic-oriented theory of human communication. The material was collected in Israel, in Hebrew, and parallels are made with other languages and cultures. The analysis is based on dynamic relativism of the multidimensional,... more...

  • Between Grammar and Lexiconby Ellen Contini-Morava; Yishai Tobin

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2000; US$ 188.00

    This volume has its origins in a theme session entitled: “Lexical and Grammatical Classification: Same or Different?” from the Fifth International Cognitive Linguistics Conference. It includes theme session presentations, additional papers from that conference, and several invited contributions. All the articles explore the relationship... more...

  • Linguistic Theory and Empirical Evidenceby Bob de Jonge; Yishai Tobin

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2011; US$ 158.00

    The present study is a part of a larger research project that analyzed the language of the classic Russian novel Macmep u Mapгapuma ( The Master and Margarita ) by Mikhail Bulgakov (1988, 1995) on the phonological, lexical, semantic, and discourse levels. This study offers a sign-oriented approach for the study of a literary work. We applied... more...

  • The Regularity of the 'Irregular' Verbs and Nouns in Englishby Elena Even-Simkin; Yishai Tobin

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2013; US$ 158.00

    This volume presents an in-depth study of the so-called irregular Past Tense ( sing/sang ) and Noun Plural ( foot/feet ) forms with Internal Vowel Alternation (IVA) in English demonstrating that they possess both a fixed phonological and semantic regularity. The innovative sign-oriented analysis and inductive methodology employed in this study are... more...

  • Current Issues in Bilingualismby Mark Leikin; Mila Schwartz; Yishai Tobin

    Springer Netherlands 2011; US$ 141.73

    Current Issues in Bilingualism focuses on the language situation in Israel -- a country where Hebrew and Arabic are official languages, English is an academic and political language, and Russian, Amharic, etc., are spoken by immigrants -- to illustrate concepts applicable in a broader scope. more...

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