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Linguistics

  • Defaults in Morphological Theoryby Nikolas Gisborne; Andrew Hippisley

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 89.99

    This volume sets out four different default-based frameworks for describing morphology. Major proponents of these frameworks address a range of questions about the role of defaults in the lexicon, such as the place of morphology in the grammar and the challenge of meaning-form dissociations that plagues morphology. more...

  • Repairing the Broken Surface of Talkby Paul Drew; Jorg Bergmann; Gail Jefferson

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 38.99

    This collection of studies by Gail Jefferson, one of the co-founders of the field of Conversation Analysis, represents a distinctive and sustained investigation of speakers correcting errors in their own and one another's speech. Combining rigorous technical analysis, methodological innovation, and acute observation, Jefferson explores the subterranean... more...

  • Promoting Heritage Language in Northwest Russiaby Laura Siragusa

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    This volume illustrates how language revival movements in Russia and elsewhere have often followed a specific pattern of literacy bias in the promotion of a minority’s heritage language, partly neglecting the social and relational aspects of orality. Using the Vepsian Renaissance as an example, this volume brings to the surface a literacy-orality... more...

  • The Cabinet of Linguistic Curiositiesby Paul Anthony Jones

    Elliott & Thompson 2017; US$ 11.99

    A whole year’s worth of linguistic curiosities, just waiting to be discovered. Within these pages you might leap back in time, learn about linguistic trivia, follow a curious thread or wonder at the web of connections in the English language. 1 January quaaltagh (n.) the first person you meet on New Year’s Day 1 April dorbellist (n.) ... more...

  • Portuguese Relative Clauses in Synchrony and Diachronyby Adriana Cardoso

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 114.99

    This book explores language variation and change from the perspective of generative syntax, based on a case study of relative clauses in Portuguese and other languages. It offers a comparative account of three linguistic phenomena in the synchrony and diachrony of Portuguese and an overview of competing theoretical analyses. more...

  • Romance Languages and Linguistic Theory 12by Ruth E.V. Lopes; Juanito Ornelas de Avelar; Sonia M. L. Cyrino

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2017; US$ 165.00

    The objective of this study is to analyze the production of voiced labial consonants from an auditory and acoustic perspective in the Spanish of speakers recorded in The Spanish in Texas Corpus Project (Bullock & Toribio 2013). For example, the phrase la vaca ‘the cow’ might be realized as [la.'va.ka] in El Paso, Texas as opposed... more...

  • Romance Languages and Linguistic Theory 11by Silvia Perpiñán; David Heap; Itziri Moreno-Villamar; Adriana Soto-Corominas

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2017; US$ 165.00

    This paper examines whether L2 learners of Spanish can attain native-like interpretive and parsing patterns in intrasentential subject anaphor resolution, and the extent to which these patterns are modulated by L1 transfer. Adult advanced L2 learners of Spanish with different L1s (Moroccan Arabic, a null-subject language, and English, a non-null subject... more...

  • Pragmatic Approaches to Latin and Ancient Greekby Camille Denizot; Olga Spevak

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2017; US$ 149.00

    Ancient Greek is a language which abounds in discourse particles showing a wide range of functions. This paper aims at analyzing the semantic differences between the most frequent adversative particles in Greek: allá , kaítoi , méntoi and mé:n . Drawing on a number of functionally and cognitively-oriented theoretical approaches... more...

  • Advances in Swearing Researchby Kristy Beers Fägersten; Karyn Stapleton

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2017; US$ 143.00

    Any behavior that arouses, as swearing does, controversy, disagreement, disdain, shock, and indignation as often as it imbues passion, sincerity, intimacy, solidarity, and jocularity should be an obvious target of in-depth scholarship. Rigorous, scholarly investigation of the practice of swearing acknowledges its social and cultural significance, and... more...

  • Cultural Keywords in Discourseby Carsten Levisen; Sophia Waters

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2017; US$ 143.00

    With a point of departure in the Japanese keyword kawaii , roughly, “cute”, this chapter explores contemporary Japanese social discourse. Using the Natural Semantic Metalanguage to explicate kawaii , the two kawaii compounds ita-kawaii and otona-kawaii and the related keywords itai and otona , this study breaks new ground into... more...