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  • Corpora and Language Learnersby Guy Aston; Silvia Bernardini; Dominic Stewart

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2004; US$ 149.00

    Corpus-aided language pedagogy is one of the central application areas of corpus methodologies, and a test bed for theories of language and learning. This volume provides an overview of current trends, offering methodological and theoretical position statements along with results from empirical studies. The relationship between corpora and learning... more...

  • Dictionary Use in Foreign Language Writing Examsby Martin East

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2008; US$ 158.00

    This book provides an in-depth analysis of what happens when intermediate level learners of a foreign language use a bilingual dictionary when writing. Dictionaries are frequently promoted to people learning a foreign language. Nevertheless, teachers often talk about their students’ inability to use dictionaries properly, especially when they write,... more...

  • Discourse Intonation in L2by Dorothy M. Chun

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2002; US$ 66.00

    Intonation, rhythm, and general “melody” of language are among the first aspects of speech that infants attend to and produce themselves. Yet, these same features are among the last to be mastered by adult L2 learners. Why is this, and how can L2 learners be helped? This book first presents the latest linguistic theories of intonation,... more...

  • Electronic Discourse in Language Learning and Language Teachingby Lee B. Abraham; Lawrence Williams

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2009; US$ 54.00

    This chapter explores the use of online discussion forums as a component of an Integrated Performance Assessment (IPA) (Adair-Hauck, Glisan, Koda, Swender, & Sandrock, 2006; Glisan, Uribe, & Adair-Hauck, 2007) within a (foreign) language curriculum. First, we examine the linguistic, discursive, and interactional versatility of discussion forums.... more...

  • The Emergence of the Modern Language Sciencesby Sheila Embleton; John E. Joseph; Hans-Josef Niederehe

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1999; US$ 188.00

    Although it is widely thought that structural linguistics began abruptly with the publication of Saussure's 'revolutionary' Course in General Linguistics , the work of E. F. K. Koerner has demonstrated that Saussure, for all his originality, remained true to the basic tenets of his 19th-century predecessors. In this volume, the development of modern... more...

  • The Emergence of the Modern Language Sciencesby Sheila Embleton; John E. Joseph; Hans-Josef Niederehe

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1999; US$ 188.00

    Alongside considerable continuity, 20th-century diachronic linguistics has seen substantial shifts in outlook and procedure from the 19th-century paradigm. Our understanding of what is really new and what is recycled owes a great debt to E. F. K. Koerner's minutely researched interpretations of the work of the field's founders and key transitional... more...

  • Grammatical Change in Indo-European Languagesby Vit Bubenik; John Hewson; Sarah Rose

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2009; US$ 158.00

    The product of a group of scholars who have been working on new directions in Historical Linguistics, this book is focused on questions of grammatical change, and the central issue of grammaticalization in Indo-European languages. Several studies examine particular problems in specific languages, but often with implications for the IE phylum as a whole.... more...

  • History of Linguistics 2002by Eduardo Guimarães; Diana Luz Pessoa de Barros

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2007; US$ 165.00

    This volume brings together a selection of revised papers, originally presented at ICHoLS IX (São Paulo/Campinas). The papers in the first section deal with studies ranging from the Latin model in post-Renaissance grammars to new scientific propositions at the turn of the 19th century; the second part carries articles devoted to a variety of topics... more...

  • History of Linguistics 2005by Douglas A. Kibbee

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2007; US$ 195.00

    In 1959, Gaifman proved that category grammars were the equivalents of phrasal grammars, so much so that they could never have the expressive power for representing the complexity of natural languages. As a consequence, no new category model was proposed for more than thirty years. Nevertheless, we are now witnessing a renaissance of the category perspective,... more...

  • How to Use Corpora in Language Teachingby John McH. Sinclair

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2004; US$ 54.00

    After decades of being overlooked, corpus evidence is becoming an important component of the teaching and learning of languages. Above all, the profession needs guidance in the practicalities of using corpora, interpreting the results and applying them to the problems and opportunities of the classroom. This book is intensely practical, written mainly... more...