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English Language Learning and Technology
Lectures on applied linguistics in the age of information and communication technology

Carol A. Chapelle
December 2003. xvi, 213 pp.
How does technology intersect with language teaching practices in ways that benefit learning? How can the learning accomplished through technology be evaluated? How do technology-based practices influence and advance applied... read more
Z 137
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Anthropology of Color
Interdisciplinary multilevel modeling

Edited by Robert E. MacLaury, Galina V. Paramei and Don Dedrick
November 2007. xx, 485 pp.
The field of color categorization has always been intrinsically multi- and inter-disciplinary, since its beginnings in the nineteenth century. The main contribution of this book is to foster a new level of... read more
CILT 307
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Loan Phonology

Edited by Andrea Calabrese and W. Leo Wetzels
November 2009. vii, 273 pp.
For many different reasons, speakers borrow words from other languages to fill gaps in their own lexical inventory. This title offers an overview of the complex issues phonologists face when investigating this phenomenon and the... read more
Z 154
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Chomskyan (R)evolutions

Edited by Douglas A. Kibbee
February 2010. xii, 488 pp.
Examines the sources, the nature and the extent of the theoretical changes Chomsky introduced in the 1950s. This title explores the key concepts and disciplinary alliances that have evolved considerably over the past sixty years,... read more
Z 159
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Stylistic Use of Phraseological Units in Discourse

Anita Naciscione
September 2010. xiii, 292 pp.
Presents the state of theoretical and applied research in the field of phraseology. This title elaborates key terminology and theoretical concepts of phraseology, while challenging some prevailing assumptions.
SiHoLS 116
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“And he knew our language”
Missionary Linguistics on the Pacific Northwest Coast

Marcus Tomalin
April 2011. xi, 203 pp.
Examines the linguistic studies produced by missionaries based on the Pacific Northwest Coast of North America (and particularly Haida Gwaii) during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
GS 4
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Integrating Gestures
The interdisciplinary nature of gesture

Edited by Gale Stam and Mika Ishino
June 2011. viii, 372 pp.
Gestures are ubiquitous and natural in our everyday life. They convey information about culture, discourse, thought, intentionality, emotion, intersubjectivity, cognition, and first and second language acquisition. This book... read more
P&bns 213
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Internet-mediated communication in context

Francisco Yus
August 2011. xiv, 353 pp.
An analysis of Internet-mediated communication from the perspective of cognitive pragmatics. It addresses a whole range of interactions that can be found on the Net: the web page, chat rooms, instant messaging, social networking... read more
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The Tuma Underworld of Love
Erotic and other narrative songs of the Trobriand Islanders and their spirits of the dead

Gunter Senft
September 2011. xvii, 138 pp.
The Trobriand Islanders' eschatological belief system explains what happens when someone dies. Bronislaw Malinowski described essentials of this eschatology in his articles "Baloma: the Spirits of the Dead in the Trobriand... read more
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Connecting Grammaticalisation

Jens Nørgård-Sørensen, Lars Heltoft and Lene Schøsler
December 2011. xiii, 347 pp.
Grammar is seen as a complex sign system, and, as a consequence, grammatical change always comprises semantic change. The book introduces the concept of connecting grammaticalisation to describe the formation, restructuring and... read more
C&EB 6
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Moving Ourselves, Moving Others
Motion and emotion in intersubjectivity, consciousness and language

Edited by Ad Foolen, Ulrike M. Lüdtke, Timothy P. Racine and Jordan Zlatev
April 2012. viii, 492 pp.
The close relationship between motion (bodily movement) and emotion (feelings) is not an etymological coincidence. While moving ourselves, we move others; in observing others move – we are moved ourselves. This book elaborates a... read more
P&bns 229
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(In)Appropriate Online Behavior
A pragmatic analysis of message board relations

Jenny Arendholz
January 2013. xiii, 285 pp.
How interpersonal relations are established and negotiated in online message boards by giving an overview of panoply of interpersonal relations, including positively and negatively marked behavior. This book provides refinement... read more
Z 179
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Organic Creativity and the Physics Within

Mea M.M. Lowcre
March 2013. x, 59 pp.
A group of international top scientists from a diversity of disciplines sat together for five days with artists, designers and entrepreneurs to develop a trans-disciplinary theory of creativity.
CLU 10
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Culinary Linguistics
The chef's special

Edited by Cornelia Gerhardt, Maximiliane Frobenius and Susanne Ley
July 2013. xvi, 347 pp.
Language and food are universal to humankind. Culinary Linguistics contains an introduction to the study of food and an extensive overview of the literature focusing on its role in interplay with language.
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Discourse, Politics and Media in Contemporary China

Edited by Qing Cao, Hailong Tian and Paul Chilton
April 2014. vi, 213 pp.
Written by an international team of leading scholars, this volume examines socio-political transformations of contemporary Chinese society through a systematic account, analysis and assessment of its salient discourses and their... read more
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Letters as Loot
A sociolinguistic approach to seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Dutch

Gijsbert Rutten and Marijke J. van der Wal
November 2014. xiii, 426 pp.
This book presents an in-depth study of the language of letters focussing on a unique collection of Dutch private letters from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, which comprises letters from the lower, middle and upper... read more
LA 221
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Studies in Övdalian Morphology and Syntax
New research on a lesser-known Scandinavian language

Edited by Kristine Bentzen, Henrik Rosenkvist and Janne Bondi Johannessen
January 2015. v, 232 pp.
In this volume, a detailed linguistic background to Övdalian is provided, as well as six articles about Övdalian morphology and syntax.
Z 185
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Elements of Structural Syntax

Lucien Tesnière
February 2015. lxxxii, 698 pp.
The volume contains a comprehensive approach to the syntax of natural languages, an approach that is foundational for an entire stream in the modern study of syntax and grammar. This stream is known today as dependency grammar... read more
BTL 116
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The Habsburg Monarchy's Many-Languaged Soul
Translating and interpreting, 1848–1918

Michaela Wolf
May 2015. xvii, 289 pp.
This book traces translation and interpreting practices in the Habsburg Empire’s administration, courts and diplomatic service, and takes account of the “habitualized” translation carried out in everyday life.
Z 194
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Writing(s) at the Crossroads
The process–product interface

Edited by Georgeta Cislaru
August 2015. vi, 304 pp.
This volume aims at contributing to an interpretive approach to writing and its dynamics. It offers a general scope on the process-product interface by multiplying the points of view on both the process and the product and their... read more
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Germanic Heritage Languages in North America
Acquisition, attrition and change

Edited by Janne Bondi Johannessen and Joseph C. Salmons
August 2015. vi, 418 pp.
This book presents new empirical findings about Germanic heritage varieties spoken in North America, and varieties of English spoken both by heritage speakers and in communities after language shift. The volume focuses on three... read more
CLU 16
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Tales from the Trobriand Islands of Papua New Guinea
Psycholinguistic and anthropological linguistic analyses of tales told by Trobriand children and adults

Gunter Senft
August 2015. xviii, 299 pp.
A summarizing comparative analysis of the Trobriand tales from a psycholinguistic, anthropological linguistic and philological point of view discusses the underlying schemata of the stories, the means narrators use to structure... read more
CLL 51
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Afro-Peruvian Spanish
Spanish slavery and the legacy of Spanish Creoles

Sandro Sessarego
October 2015. xvi, 184 pp.
The present work not only contributes to shedding light on the linguistic and socio-historical origins of Afro-Peruvian Spanish, it also helps clarify the controversial puzzle concerning the genesis of Spanish creoles in the... read more
BTL 122
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New Insights in the History of Interpreting

Edited by Kayoko Takeda and Jesús Baigorri-Jalón
March 2016. xvi, 278 pp.
Targeted at practitioners, scholars, and students of interpreting, translation, and history, the new insights presented in the ten original articles aim to spark discussion and research on the vital roles interpreters have played... read more
Z 200
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Cognition, Language and Aging

Edited by Heather Harris Wright
March 2016. viii, 248 pp.
Age-related changes in cognitive and language functions have been extensively researched over the past half-century. The older adult represents a unique population for studying cognition and language because of... read more
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Language-Learner Computer Interactions
Theory, methodology and CALL applications

Edited by Catherine Caws and Marie-Josée Hamel
June 2016. xv, 257 pp.
This book focuses on learner-computer interactions (LCI) in second language learning environments drawing largely on sociocultural theories of language development.
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Developing, Modelling and Assessing Second Languages

Edited by Jörg-U. Keßler, Anke Lenzing and Mathias Liebner
June 2016. xviii, 244 pp.
This edited volume brings together the work of a number of researchers working in the framework of Processability Theory (PT), a psycholinguistic theory of second language acquisition (SLA) (Pienemann 1998; 2005).
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A Gender-based Approach to Parliamentary Discourse
The Andalusian Parliament

Edited by Catalina Fuentes Rodríguez and Gloria Álvarez-Benito
December 2016. vii, 222 pp.
This book, written by experts in the field of discourse analysis, covers key aspects of political discourse such as gender, identity and verbal and nonverbal strategies: intensification, enumerative series, non-literal... read more
Z 211
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Creole Studies – Phylogenetic Approaches

Edited by Peter Bakker, Finn Borchsenius, Carsten Levisen and Eeva Sippola
May 2017. x, 414 pp.
This book launches a new approach to creole studies founded on phylogenetic network analysis. Creole languages are new languages that developed in extraordinary language contact situations.
CLU 20
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Variants of a myth of love and hate from the Trobriand Islands of Papua New Guinea

Gunter Senft
July 2017. xvi, 244 pp.
This volume presents five variants of the Imdeduya myth: two versions of the actual myth, a short story, a song and John Kasaipwalova’s English poem “Sail the Midnight Sun”.
LA 242
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Adjective Adverb Interfaces in Romance

Edited by Martin Hummel and Salvador Valera
December 2017. vi, 374 pp.
The volume provides typological and theoretical insights into the common or different usage of adjectives and adverbs in Romance.
Z 215
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Language Dispersal Beyond Farming

Edited by Martine Robbeets and Alexander Savelyev
December 2017. xiii, 324 pp.
Why do some languages wither and die, while others prosper and spread? Around the turn of the millennium a number of archaeologists such as Colin Renfrew and Peter Bellwood made the controversial claim that many of the world’s... read more
NSS 30
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The Dawn of Dutch
Language contact in the Western Low Countries before 1200

Michiel de Vaan
December 2017. xviii, 613 pp.
This synthesis of available evidence for traces of Frisian or Ingvaeonic in the dialects of the western Low Countries follows the lead of many recent studies on language contact situations in the past. The topic is approached... read more
CLU 21
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Growing up on the Trobriand Islands in Papua New Guinea
Childhood and educational ideologies in Tauwema

Barbara Senft and Gunter Senft
May 2018. xxv, 248 pp.
This volume deals with the children’s socialization on the Trobriands.
CAL 22
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Constructicon development across languages

Edited by Benjamin Lyngfelt, Lars Borin, Kyoko Ohara and Tiago Timponi Torrent
July 2018. viii, 313 pp.
This is the first major publication devoted to constructicon development and it should be particularly relevant for those interested in construction grammar, frame semantics, lexicography, the relation between grammar and... read more
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Patterns of Change in 18th-century English
A sociolinguistic approach

Edited by Terttu Nevalainen, Minna Palander-Collin and Tanja Säily
September 2018. xi, 311 pp.
Eighteenth-century English is often associated with normative grammar. But to what extent did prescriptivism impact ongoing processes of linguistic change? Basing their work on a variationist sociolinguistic approach, the authors... read more
SiGL 3
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A Comparative Grammar of the Early Germanic Languages

R.D. Fulk
October 2018. xv, 420 pp.
This book offers an overview of and bibliographical guide to the study of the phonology and the inflectional morphology of the earliest Germanic languages, with particular attention to Gothic, Old Norse / Icelandic, Old English,... read more
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Language Planning as Nation Building
Ideology, policy and implementation in the Netherlands, 1750–1850

Gijsbert Rutten
February 2019. x, 312 pp.
From the 1750s onwards, the discourse of one language–one nation was transformed into top-down policies to disseminate the newly devised standard language across the newly established Dutch nation-state. The Dutch case offers an... read more
Z 223
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Atypical Language Development in Romance Languages

Edited by Eva Aguilar-Mediavilla, Lucía Buil-Legaz, Raúl López-Penadés, Victor A. Sanchez-Azanza and Daniel Adrover-Roig
June 2019. vi, 257 pp.
This book presents a range of ongoing studies on atypical language development in Romance languages.
BCT 103
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Skyping the Family
Interpersonal video communication and domestic life

Edited by Richard Harper, Rod Watson and Christian Licoppe
August 2019. v, 177 pp.
This collection is one of the first in-depth studies of video calling in family and domestic life. Originally published as a special issue of Pragmatics, issue 27:3 (2017).
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Approaches to Hungarian
Volume 16: Papers from the 2017 Budapest Conference

Edited by Veronika Hegedűs and Irene Vogel
April 2020. v, 233 pp.
This volume contains selected papers from the International Conference on the Structure of Hungarian (Budapest, 2017).The contributions address theoretical issues in Hungarian linguistics, including comparisons with other... read more