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  • Noun Phrase Structure in the Languages of Europeby Frans Plank

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 419.00

    The series is a platform for contributions of all kinds to this rapidly developing field. General problems are studied from the perspective of individual languages, language families, language groups, or language samples. Conclusions are the result of a deepened study of empirical data. Special emphasis is given to little-known languages, whose analysis... more...

  • Cognitive Linguistics and Non-Indo-European Languagesby Eugene H. Casad; Gary B. Palmer

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 252.00

    This book applies the theory of cognitive linguistics to the analysis of a variety of grammatical phenomena in non-Indo-European languages. In previous studies of languages from non-Indo-European families, cognitive linguistics has been remarkably useful in explaining non-prototypical structures as well as more common ones. The book expands... more...

  • Case in Africaby Christa König

    OUP Oxford 2008; US$ 179.99

    This book provides a typological overview of the different manifestations of grammaticalized case systems in African languages. In the course of thoroughly analyzing case in roughly 100 African languages, Christa König reveals several features, such as tone as a marker for case, which are rare phenomena in other languages of the world. more...

  • The Vanishing Languages of the Pacific Rimby Osahito Miyaoka; Osamu Sakiyama; Michael E. Krauss

    OUP Oxford 2007; US$ 189.99

    This book presents the first comprehensive survey of the languages of the Pacific rim, a vast region containing the greatest typological and genetic diversity in the world. As its languages decline and disappear, sometimes without trace, this rich linguistic heritage is rapidly eroding. Distinguished scholars report on the current state of the region's... more...

  • A Dictionary of European Anglicismsby Manfred Gorlach

    OUP Oxford 2005; US$ 67.99

    The first dictionary of its kind to provide an exhaustive comparative treatment of the influence of English on other European languages. Covering sixteen selected languages from different language families, entries consist of words which are recognizably English in form and which appear in at least one of the languages tested. Entries comprise of a... more...

  • Language in South Asiaby Braj B. Kachru; Yamuna Kachru; S. N. Sridhar

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 48.00

    An overview of the language of South Asia within a linguistic, historical and sociolinguistic context. more...

  • Die Sprachpolitik des Europaratsby Franz Lebsanft; Monika Wingender

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 57.99

    Im heutigen Europa bilden langlebige und virulente Sprachkonflikte ein erhebliches Störpotential für die europäische Einigung. Daher will die „Europäische Charta der Regional- oder Minderheitensprachen“ des Europarats ein sprachplanerisches Instrument zum Schutz der kulturellen Vielfalt Europas und zur friedlichen Lösung solcher Konfliktsituationen... more...

  • Variationstypologie / Variation Typologyby Thorsten Roelcke

    De Gruyter 2003; US$ 601.00

    Der Band verbindet erstmals eine sprachtypologische und eine variationslinguistische Betrachtung von 34 europäischen Sprachen in Geschichte und Gegenwart. Die einzelnen Sprachen werden dabei jeweils zunächst im Hinblick auf ihre sprachtypologischen Grundzüge auf drei Ebenen charakterisiert: Lautung (Bestand an Vokalen und Konsonanten,... more...