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  • French Applied Linguisticsby Dalila Ayoun

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2007; US$ 195.00

    This state-of-the-art volume on French Applied Linguistics includes two introductory chapters, the first summarizes the past, present and future of French in applied linguistics, and the second reviews the history of French from a sociolinguistic perspective. The six chapters of the first part cover the core aspects of the second language acquisition... more...

  • Frequency and the Emergence of Linguistic Structureby Joan L. Bybee; Paul J. Hopper

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2001; US$ 83.00

    A mainstay of functional linguistics has been the claim that linguistic elements and patterns that are frequently used in discourse become conventionalized as grammar. This book addresses the two issues that are basic to this claim: first, the question of what types of elements are frequently used in discourse and second, the question of how frequency... more...

  • From Linguistic Areas to Areal Linguisticsby Pieter Muysken

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2008; US$ 165.00

    This paper deals with an areal feature shared by languages spoken in Indo-China and Southern China, namely, the presence of a modal element in a for these languages a-typical post-verbal position. In this paper we investigate the properties of this element in Cantonese, Lao, Vietnamese and Zhuang. One of the questions we focus on is the fact that the... more...

  • Function and Structureby Akio Kamio; Ken-ichi Takami

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1999; US$ 188.00

    This collection of papers on functional syntax shows the development of a specific stream of functional linguistics initiated by Susumu Kuno of Harvard University. Inspired by Prague School linguists such as Jan Firbas and Vilém Mathesius, Kuno developed a more comprehensive and theory-oriented approach and linked it with the American formalist... more...

  • Functional Approaches to Language, Culture and Cognitionby David G. Lockwood; Peter H. Fries; James E. Copeland

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2000; US$ 243.00

    This volume contains functional approaches to the description of language and culture, and language and cultural change. The approaches taken by the authors range from cognitive approaches including Stratificational grammar to more socially oriented ones including Systemic Functional linguistics. The volume is organized into two sections. The first... more...

  • Functionalism and Formalism in Linguisticsby Michael Darnell; Edith A. Moravcsik; Michael Noonan; Frederick J. Newmeyer; Kathleen Wheatley

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1999; US$ 203.00

    The 23rd UWM Linguistics Symposium (1996) brought together linguists of opposing theoretical approaches – functionalists and formalists – in order to determine to what extent these approaches really differ from each other and to what extent the approaches complement each other. The two volumes of Functionalism and Formalism in Linguistics contain... more...

  • Functionalism and Formalism in Linguisticsby Michael Darnell; Edith A. Moravcsik; Michael Noonan; Frederick J. Newmeyer; Kathleen Wheatley

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1999; US$ 188.00

    The 23rd UWM Linguistics Symposium (1996) brought together linguists of opposing theoretical approaches — functionalists and formalists — in order to determine to what extent these approaches really differ from each other and to what extent the approaches complement each other. The two volumes of Functionalism and Formalism in Linguistics... more...

  • The Growth and Maintenance of Linguistic Complexityby Östen Dahl

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2004; US$ 173.00

    This book studies linguistic complexity and the processes by which it arises and is maintained, focusing not so much on what one can say in a language as how it is said. Complexity is not seen as synonymous with “difficulty” but as an objective property of a system – a measure of the amount of information needed to describe or reconstruct it. Grammatical... more...

  • Historical Linguistics 1999by Laurel J. Brinton

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2001; US$ 195.00

    This is a selection of papers from the 14th International Conference on Historical Linguistics held August 9-13, 1999, at the University of British Columbia. From the rich program and the many papers given during this conference, the present twenty-three papers were carefully selected to display the state of current research in the field of historical... more...

  • Historical Linguistics 2001by Barry J. Blake; Kate Burridge; Jo Taylor

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2003; US$ 203.00

    This is a selection of papers from the 15th International Conference on Historical Linguistics held in Melbourne 13-17 August 2001, hosted by the Linguistics Program at La Trobe University. The papers range from the general theoretical to the study of particular languages and embrace most areas of linguistics, particularly morpho-syntax. more...