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  • Language Changeby Larry Trask

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 31.95

    In Language Change , R. L. Trask uses data from English and other languages to introduce the concepts central to language change. Language Change: covers the most frequent types of language change and how languages are born and die uses data-based exercises to show how languages change looks at other key areas such as attitudes to language... more...

  • Directions in Applied Linguisticsby Paul Bruthiau

    Multilingual Matters 2005; US$ 119.95

    The essays and research papers in this collection explore issues in language education, English for academic purposes, contrastive discourse analysis, and language policy and planning, and outlines promising directions for theory and practice in applied linguistics. The collection also honours the contribution of Robert B. Kaplan to the field. more...

  • Exploring Language Structureby Thomas Payne

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 49.00

    A lively introduction to the basic analysis of syntax (sentence structure) and morphology (word structure). more...

  • The Linguistic Individualby Barbara Johnstone

    Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 92.99

    Linguists usually discuss language or dialects in terms of groups of speakers. Believing that patterns can be seen more clearly in the group than the individual, researchers often present group scores with no indication of the variation within the group. Even though linguists acknowledge that no two individuals speak alike, few study individual variation... more...

  • Contrastive Analysis in Languageby Dr Dominique Willems; Dr Bart Defrancq; Dr Timothy Colleman; Dr Dirk Noël

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 160.00

    This is a book about comparison in linguistics in general, rather than 'contrastive analysis' as a distinct branch of linguistics. It addresses the question 'Does the analytical apparatus used by linguists allow comparisons to be made across languages?' Four major domains are considered in turn: derivational morphology, syntax, semantics & pragmatics,... more...

  • Linguistic Evidenceby Stephan Kepser; Marga Reis

    De Gruyter 2005; US$ 224.00

    The architecture of the human language faculty has been one of the main foci of the linguistic research of the last half century. This branch of linguistics, broadly known as Generative Grammar, is concerned with the formulation of explanatory formal accounts of linguistic phenomena with the ulterior goal of gaining insight into the properties... more...

  • Ontolinguisticsby Andrea C. Schalley; Dietmar Zaefferer

    De Gruyter 2007; US$ 224.00

    The series publishes state-of-the-art work on core areas of linguistics across theoretical frameworks as well as studies that provide new insights by building bridges to neighbouring fields such as neuroscience and cognitive science. The series considers itself a forum for cutting-edge research based on solid empirical data on language... more...

  • Two-Step Approaches to Natural Language Formalismby Frank Morawietz

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 154.00

    The architecture of the human language faculty has been one of the main foci of the linguistic research of the last half century. This branch of linguistics, broadly known as Generative Grammar, is concerned with the formulation of explanatory formal accounts of linguistic phenomena with the ulterior goal of gaining insight into the properties... more...

  • The Handbook of Linguisticsby Mark Aronoff; Janie Rees-Miller

    Wiley 2008; US$ 138.95 US$ 125.06

    Presupposing no prior knowledge of linguistics, The Handbook of Linguistics is the ideal resource for people who want to learn about the subject and its subdisciplines. more...

  • Language Classificationby Lyle Campbell; William J. Poser

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 108.00

    This book discusses language classification and how and why languages diversify and spread. more...