textbooksText books & Course books
February 2004. x, 304 pp.
Formulaic sequences (FS) are now recognized as an essential element of language use. However, research on FS has generally been limited to a focus on description, or on the place of FS in L1 acquisition. This volume opens new... read more
March 2017. vi, 317 pp.
This book represents the first collection of studies on Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) which brings together a range of perspectives through which CLIL has been investigated within Applied Linguistics.
December 2002. x, 246 pp.
This work takes stock of current research into computer learner corpora conducted both by ELT and SLA specialists. Throughout the book, emphasis is placed on practical, methodological aspects of computer learner corpus research,... read more
July 2014. viii, 190 pp.
The aim of this book is to provide both theoretical insights and practical suggestions to improve motivation in the classroom.
Second-language Discourse in the Digital World: Linguistic and social practices in and beyond the networked classroom
August 2016. xiii, 270 pp.
Second-language Discourse in the Digital World illustrates a new, practice-driven approach to technology in second-language (L2) learning that begins with what L2 users do when they connect with others online.
July 2013. ix, 344 pp.
Offers a sampling of contemporary efforts to update the portrayal of study abroad in the applied linguistics literature through attention to its social and cultural aspects. The book will be of interest to a broad audience of... read more
June 2013. viii, 276 pp.
Highlights the relationship between digitally-mediated technologies and second language pragmatics by presenting exemplary applications of technology for both research and pedagogy.
English Language Learning and Technology: Lectures on applied linguistics in the age of information and communication technology
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
November 2017. xv, 234 pp.
This volume is both a state-of-the-art display of current thinking on second language development as a complex system and a tribute to Diane Larsen-Freeman for her decades of intellectual leadership in the academic disciplines of... read more
April 2002. xviii, 285 pp. (incl. CD-Rom)
This text on intonation has two main goals, to show the practical importance of intonation, particularly discourse intonation, and to integrate theory and practice in order to render intonation accessible to teachers and... read more
July 2004. xiv, 234 pp.
The eleven chapters of Vocabulary in a Second Language are written by the world’s leading researchers in the field of vocabulary studies in second language acquisition. Each chapter presents experimental research leading to new... read more
March 2005. viii, 313 pp.
The last decade has seen a growing body of research investigating various aspects of L2 learners’ performance of tasks. This book focuses on one task implementation variable: planning. It considers theories of how opportunities... read more
March 2006. vi, 248 pp.
This volume provides a well-balanced and cross-disciplinary perspective on how researchers conceptualize inferences about learner acquisition and performances as well as dependability and generalizability of findings.
May 2006. xiv, 350 pp.
This volume presents the first collection of work on research synthesis in applied linguistics. It introduces readers to a cutting-edge approach for reviewing and summarizing exactly what accumulated research has to say about... read more
August 2006. xii, 204 pp.
This book documents the results of a multi-year project that investigated the goals for writing improvement among 45 students and their instructors in intensive courses of English as a Second Language (ESL) then, a year later, in... read more
December 2015. xi, 194 pp.
This book focuses on theory, research, and practice related to lexical input processing (lex-IP), an exciting field exploring how learners allocate their limited processing resources when exposed to words and lexical phrases in... read more
March 2016. vii, 399 pp.
Represents the first collection of empirical studies focusing on peer interaction for L2 learning. These studies aim to unveil the impact of mediating variables such as task type, mode of interaction, and social relationships on... read more
December 2015. xi, 215 pp.
his volume addresses the role of communicative interaction in driving various dimensions of second language development from the perspective of Vygotskian sociocultural psychology.
March 2007. xii, 173 pp.
Based on a synthesis of classroom SLA research that has helped to shape evolving perspectives of content-based instruction since the introduction of immersion programs in Montreal more than 40 years ago, this book presents an... read more
August 2007. x, 220 pp.
This book explores the contributions that cognitive linguistics and psychology, including neuropsychology, have made to the understanding of the way that second languages are processed and learnt. It examines areas of phonology,... read more
September 2002. xii, 387 pp.
Second language learners differ in how successfully they adapt to, and profit from instruction. This title aims to show that adaptation to L2 instruction is a result of the interaction between learner characteristics and learning... read more
September 2007. xii, 330 pp.
The label CLIL stands for classrooms where a foreign language (English) is used as a medium of instruction in content subjects. This book provides a first in-depth analysis of the kind of communicative abilities which are... read more
October 2008. viii, 334 pp.
Second and foreign language learning by children ranging from pre-schoolers to young adolescents, in home and school contexts, with caregivers, peers, and teachers as interlocutors is described.
August 2009. xvii, 174 pp.
What words come into your head when you think of SUN? For native English speakers, the most common responses are MOON, SHINE and HOT, and about half of all native speaker responses to SUN are covered by these three words. L2... read more
August 2009. x, 346 pp.
New technologies are constantly transforming traditional notions of language use and literacy in online communication environments. This volume is suitable for researchers, teachers, and students interested in exploring... read more
February 2010. xiv, 277 pp.
Speech acts are an important and integral part of day-to-day life in all languages. This title intends to deal with those theoretical approaches that inform the process of learning speech acts in particular contextual and... read more
October 2010. vii, 292 pp.
Offers students and researchers interested in language acquisition with comprehensible information on the most frequently used methods in language acquisition research. This title includes contributions on first and child/adult... read more
Appraising Research in Second Language Learning: A practical approach to critical analysis of quantitative research. Second edition
October 2010. xxv, 307 pp.
Designed for students of applied linguistics and second language acquisition on research training courses, practising language teachers, and those in training, this title provides specific advice and support to those wishing to... read more
February 2011. ix, 211 pp.
Dynamic systems theory, a general theory of change and development, offers a new way to study first and second language development and requires a new set of tools for analysis of empirical data. This book focuses on tools and... read more
Appraising Research in Second Language Learning: A practical approach to critical analysis of quantitative research
October 2002. xx, 268 pp.
Aimed at students of applied linguistics and TEFL on research training courses and practising language teachers, this work provides specific advice and support to those wishing to learn how to approach the critical anaysis of a... read more
March 2011. ix, 254 pp.
A collection of empirical studies which use priming methods to explore the comprehension, production, and acquisition of second language (L2) phonology, syntax, and lexicon. It brings together the various strands of priming... read more
October 2011. xii, 263 pp.
Bridges the gap between the fields of second language acquisition (SLA) and second and foreign language (L2) writing. This title intends to advance our understanding of written language learning by collecting theoretical... read more
October 2012. xii, 305 pp.
Research into complexity, accuracy and fluency (CAF) as basic dimensions of second language performance, proficiency and development has received increased attention in SLA. This volume showcases the research on CAF by bringing... read more
April 2013. vi, 201 pp.
Deals with the issue of intercultural learning that has been tackled, amongst others, in the fields of education, language education and applied linguistics. This book appeals to an international readership of students, scholars... read more
February 2013. xiv, 318 pp.
Includes work that takes a cognitive, brain-based approach to studying interaction, as well as studies that take a social, contextual perspective. This book describes the linguistic and discourse features of interaction between... read more
May 2013. xv, 295 pp.
Provides studies and reviews of research findings on age effects, bilingualism effects, maturational constraints and sensitive periods in SLA, the sub-components of language aptitude and the development of new aptitude measures,... read more
August 2013. xiii, 335 pp.
assembles twelve studies devoted to problems of verbal syntax and certain fundamental facts of lexicon and grammar. Beyond the diversity of approaches, the originality of the work is due to the fact that the contributions relate... read more
Pedagogical Norms for Second and Foreign Language Learning and Teaching: Studies in honour of Albert Valdman
September 2002. vi, 305 pp.
Pedagogical norms guide the selection and sequencing of target language features for language teaching and learning. This book both situates and expands on this concept, highlighting the interaction of research and pedagogy.
July 2015. xiii, 208 pp.
The emergence of empirical approaches to L2 pronunciation research and teaching is a powerful fourth wave in the history of the field. Authored by two leading proponents of evidence-based instruction, this volume surveys both... read more
February 2015. xi, 195 pp.
This book, written for both seasoned and novice researchers, presents a theory of what is called Basic and Higher Language Cognition (BLC and HLC), a theory aimed at making some fundamental issues concerning first and second... read more
December 2002. vi, 258 pp.
This title illustrates how teacher educators and trainees reflect on and research their practice and it throws light on the beliefs and concerns that guide decision making.
February 2004. xviii, 295 pp.
Recently, many SLA researchers have adopted a postmodernist approach which challenges the assumption that SLA research is a rationalist, scientific endeavour. The resulting epistemological arguments, plus problems of theory... read more
December 2015. xxvii, 397 pp.
This book is the first monograph-length account on written questionnaires in more than 60 years. It reconnects – for the newcomer and the more seasoned empirical linguist alike – the older questionnaire tradition, last given... read more
January 2010. ix, 231 pp.
Much of the interest in minority languages revolves around issues of identity politics, language rights and the plight of 'endangered' languages. This book summarizes and analyzes these pivotal themes. It focuses on the... read more
December 1998. xviii, 330 pp.
Dealing with dialogue, this work addresses two issues. The primary focus is on the theoretical understanding and empirical analysis of talk-in-interaction; secondly, the work explores the possiblities and limitations in dialogism... read more
November 2000. x, 197 pp.
This title deals with the ideological implications of the spread of English. It examines why and how English became a pre-eminent language, and what this means for thousands of languages and speech communities large and small,... read more
April 2003. xiv, 329 pp. & xiv, 349 pp. & xiv, 391 pp.
This three-volume reference work provides systematic descriptions of various categories of gender (grammatical, lexical, referential, social) in 30 languages of diverse genetic, typological and socio-cultural backgrounds. Among... read more
October 2001. xiv, 328 pp.
This is the first of a three-volume comprehensive reference work on "Gender Across Languages", which provides systematic descriptions of various categories of gender (grammatical, lexical, referential, social) in 30 languages of... read more
April 2002. xiv, 349 pp.
This volume investigates the linguistic representation of women and men in 30 languages. Fundamental to the text is the hypothesis that the formal and functional manifestations of gender in the area of human reference follow... read more
April 2015. xv, 415 pp.
This is the fourth volume of a comprehensive reference work which provides systematic descriptions of the manifestations of gender in languages of diverse areal, typological and socio-cultural affiliations.
April 2003. xiv, 391 pp.
The third of a three-volume comprehensive reference work on "Gender Across Languages", which provides systematic descriptions of various categories of gender (grammatical, lexical, referential, social) in 30 languages of diverse... read more
May 2002. xii, 245 pp.
This title provides an overview of discourse studies in oral interaction. Its focus is on encounters in the various spheres of life: family, educational, social, religious, and work, with an additional chapter on cross-cultural... read more
February 2007. xii, 145 pp.
This book is an empirical study of naturally occurring interaction between child counselling professionals and young children experiencing parental separation or divorce. Based on tape recordings of the work of a London child... read more
April 2010. xiii, 164 pp.
Develops an approach that allows poetry writing to be used as a research method for exploring questions relating to second language learners and more broadly for studies within the humanities and social sciences. This book... read more
May 2012. xxii, 328 pp.
Focuses on the empirical research methods for the Humanities. Suitable for students and scholars of Literature, Applied Linguistics, and Film and Media, this title helps readers to reflect on the problems and possibilities of... read more
November 2003. xiv, 242 pp.
This work advances a model for the analysis of contemporary satirical humour. Combining a range of theoretical frameworks in stylistics, pragmatics and discourse analysis, the author examines both the methods of textual... read more
April 2014. xiv, 255 pp.
This is the first book to present an account of literary meaning and effects drawing on our best understanding of mind and language in the form of a Cognitive Grammar.
January 2009. xi, 212 pp.
One of our most valuable capacities is our ability partly to predict what will come next in a text. This book proposes that a matrix of narrativity-furthering textual features is crucial to the reader’s forming of expectations... read more
November 2002. xvi, 333 pp.
This collection seeks to represent the state of the art in cognitive stylistics - a field at the interface between linguistics, literary studies and cognitive science.
November 2009. xv, 283 pp.
A systematically corrected, enhanced and updated avatar of a book (1995) which is widely used in T&I training programmes worldwide and widely quoted in the international Translation Studies community.
February 2016. xii, 225 pp.
This revised version includes updates that relate the book's themes to more recent research in Translation Studies. The book contributes to the debate about whether it is worth seeking a coherent theory of translation, by... read more
October 2005. xii, 362 pp.
Interpreters who work with signed languages and those who work strictly with spoken languages share many of the same issues regarding their training, skill sets, and fundamentals of practice. This title is of interest to both... read more
March 1995. xiv, 223 pp.
This text presents essays on the history, nature and use of terminology in language.
August 2013. xii, 374 pp.
This book seeks to conceptualize game localization in an attempt to locate it in Translation Studies in the context of the technologization of contemporary translation practices.The readership is intended to be translation... read more
March 1995. ix, 178 pp.
This is a comprehensive text describing the methods of translation. The book includes chapters on: creativity in translation; pragmatic analysis; evaluation and errors; and text analysis and the use of dictionaries.
November 2012. xv, 350 pp.
Discusses the pivotal position of the descriptive branch within Translation Studies and outlines a detailed rationale for that positioning. This title analyses and contextualizes a number of exemplary issues. It situates texts... read more
July 2012. xxv, 337 pp.
Focusing on translators of different nationalities playing various roles in history, Translators through History is a ground-breaking and valuable work – a must-read and major reference.
December 1995. xx, 359 pp.
This translation-oriented contrastive grammatical and stylistic analysis of French and English is extensively exemplified by expressions, phrases and whole texts. Combining descriptions with methodological guidelines for... read more
December 1995. xvi, 345 pp.
Published under the International Federation of Translators (FIT), this work covers the stories of many translators throughout history. It includes figures like Xuan Zang, the Chinese monk that translated the Sanskrit manuscripts.
June 2016. xxviii, 470 pp.
This comprehensive coursebook sets out an updated step-by-step programme of training in the integrated skills, language proficiency, knowledge management and professionalism that conference interpreters will need to meet the... read more
May 1995. viii, 311 pp.
Makes a case for descriptive translation studies, as a scholarly activity as well as a branch of the discipline, having immediate consequences for issues of both theoretical and applied nature. Methodological discussions are... read more
The Discourse of Court Interpreting: Discourse practices of the law, the witness and the interpreter
June 2004. xviii, 267 pp.
This book explores the intricacies of court interpreting through a thorough analysis of the authentic discourse of the English-speaking participants, the Spanish-speaking witnesses and the interpreters.
July 2004. x, 259 pp.
The main aim of this book is to provide teaching ideas that can be adapted to different learning environments and that can be used with different language combinations. The pedagogical approach and the activities, tasks and... read more
July 1995. xiii, 192 pp.
This text details the work of a court interpreter, with chapters that describe: becoming a court interpreter; case preparation; courtroom procedures; and expert witnessing.
July 2015. xviii, 419 pp.
This volume brings together the seminal texts in our field that document the philosophical, evidence-based and analytical progression of SLI work.
June 2006. xi, 205 pp.
What’s new in Translation Studies? In offering a critical assessment of recent developments in the young discipline, this book sets out to provide an answer, as seen from a European perspective today. Many “new” ideas actually go... read more
April 1994. xx, 345 pp.
Considers translation in an industrial setting; the language industry and its raw materials; communication theory for translation; theoretical aspects of translation; a model of the translation process; the automated dimension of... read more
June 2016. xxxiv, 650 pp.
This companion volume to Conference Interpreting: A Complete Course provides additional recommendations and theoretical and practical discussion for instructors, course designers and administrators.
April 2017. x, 396 pp.
Originally published in different journals and collected volumes, these papers in conceptual analysis cover some central topics in translation theory and research: types of theory and hypothesis; causality and explanation; norms,... read more
June 1997. vii, 219 pp.
This text covers such areas as survival machines for memes, the evolution of translation memes, from memes to norms, translation strategies, translation as theory, the development of traditional competence, and translation ethics.
BTL 8 (1st)
February 1995. xvi, 278 pp.
Describes the basic techniques in the training of language translation and interpretation. Chapters in this text describe: communication and quality; comprehension; knowledge acquisition; and coping tactics.
February 1997. xvi, 581 pp.
This collection of 50 essays is divided into four sections. Part one contains introductory essays; part two deals with postmodernism in arts other than literature; the third part discusses renovations of narrative genres; and... read more
September 1999. xvi, 342 pp.
In this contrastive grammar the comparisons between French and English structures are formulated as rules which associate a French schema with its translation into an equivalent English one. In doing so, the text presents the... read more
August 2004. x, 302 pp.
This collection assembles early, yet previously unpublished research into the practices that organize conversational interaction by many of the central figures in the development and advancement of Conversation Analysis as a... read more
December 2000. xiv, 348 pp.
This title offers foundations for a literary criticism which seeks to mediate between writers and readers belonging to different historical periods or social groups. It looks at postmodern "culture wars" and the author describes... read more
June 1991. xxi, 287 pp.
Through critical sociological appraisals of literary theory, research and pedagogy, this volume presents challenges to dominant psychological approaches in reading research and to mainstream discourses about reading and writing... read more
March 1999. x, 201 pp.
These contributions represent Scandinavian work in cognitive semantics. They present extensions of, and critical commentaries on, existing approaches, as well as attempts to develop new approaches to integrating semantics and... read more
June 2000. xii, 322 pp.
Encompasses a variety of topics under the umbrella of pragmatic meaning and cognition. This includes theoretical perspectives on pragmatic meaning. Deixis, speech acts and implicature are also covered.
May 2000. xiv, 214 pp.
The main aim of this volume is to examine a problem relevant to both literary theory and pragmatic theory: how is literary (or poetic) communication successful and distinctive as literary communication?
September 2002. vi, 241 pp.
A revised, extended and updated version of a study originally written in Dutch by the author. Its fundamental purpose is to provide a consistent description and explanation of the syntax, the semantics and the pragmatics of the... read more
June 1996. viii, 326 pp.
This collection of 14 articles on text-based computer-mediated communication (CMC) brings empirical evidence from a variety of disciplinary perspectives to bear on questions raised by the new medium.
January 1988. xvii, 264 pp.
The American courtroom trial is a speech situation. Everything occurs through the spoken word. The 'summation', as speech event embedded within the trial, which is the chronological and psychological culmination of it, is one of... read more
January 1985. ix, 412 pp.
This volume deals with power in language and asks: who is really in command when we use "our" language, and why does it make sense to talk about a language of power (or lack or it)? The powerful are the colonizers, the colonized... read more
June 2014. vi, 394 pp.
In the 35 years since the first edited volume on pragmatic development in first language acquisition, a flourishing literature has reported on the broad set of skills that can be called pragmatic. This volume aims to bring that... read more
October 2014. ix, 204 pp.
Understanding the nature and consequences of this variability has been the focus of much recent research on childhood bilingualism. This volume constitutes the first collection of research solely dedicated to the topic of input... read more
August 2011. xi, 179 pp.
Processability Theory (PT) as developed by Manfred Pienemann is a prominent theory of second language acquisition. PT serves as a framework for a wide range of research covering issues, including L2 processing, interlanguage... read more
January 1991. x, 216 pp., 60 ills.
An exploration of Dutch literature of the 17th century. Illustrated, it groups its subjects thematically: politics, religion, nature, daily life. Because Golden Age painting, in particular, is so famous, the book devotes a... read more
April 1997. xii, 181 pp.
This study of the extent of literary censorship in South Africa covers such topics as: the Publications Act; white English-speaking literature in South Africa; the novels of J.M. Coetzee; black literature in English; and... read more
January 1983. x, 162 pp.
Text to Reader seeks to find a critical approach that links a novel’s form to its socio-cultural context. Combining elements from Iser’s reception aesthetics, speech act theory, and Goffman’s frame analysis, this... read more
December 2004. vi, 209 pp.
Offers an easily accessible, yet comprehensive, sophisticated, and example-rich introduction to Construction Grammar as it has been developed from the early 1980's by Charles J Fillmore and his associates. This book also provides... read more
February 2005. viii, 325 pp.
The notion 'construction' has become indispensable in present-day linguistics and in language studies in general. Addressing a number of issues (such as coercion, discourse patterning, language change), this book shows how CxG... read more
November 2005. xiv, 225 pp.
This book will be of interest to all linguists who have ever confronted the controversial question of the interaction between lexical exceptions and grammatical rules. The scope of this volume is rather broad and it compares and... read more
March 2004. x, 286 pp.
One of the most enigmatic aspects of experience concerns time. Since pre-Socratic times scholars have speculated about the nature of time, asking questions such as; What is time? Where does it come from? Where does it go?
July 2004. xii, 324 pp.
Principles of Generative Phonology is a basic, thorough introduction to phonological theory and practice. It aims to provide a firm foundation in the theory of distinctive features, phonological rules and rule... read more
February 1999. xii, 418 pp.
Of interest to anthropologists, linguists, neurologists, neuroscientists, philosophers, psychologists, and any thoughtful person interested in language or the brain.
January 1989. xv, 462 pp.
This revised edition has a new introduction dealing mainly with a semiotic basis of change. A final chapter on aspects of explanation, particularly in historical and human disciplines, has been added and minor changes have been... read more
January 1990. x, 210 pp.
This text provides an up-to-date introduction to the field of morphology within the framework of the lexicalist hypothesis of Chomsky (1970), but also taking in the more recent development of lexicalist phonology and morphology... read more
December 1991. vii, 355 pp.
Presents nine of today's grammatical theories with a view to comparing their starting points and their methods. This systematic introduction to the recent history of the discipline provides a state-of-the-art report on current... read more
January 1992. xiii, 569 pp.
Presents research on major issues in syntactic theory within the theory of role and reference grammar. The theory was first presented in "Functional Syntax and Universal Grammar" and these papers represent both expansions and... read more
January 1992. xiv, 383 pp.
An introduction to psycholinguistics directed at filling the reading needs of courses in departments of linguistics and of psychology, presenting an overview of the ways in which both disciplines have investigated the learning,... read more
June 1993. xii, 283 pp.
Based on a wide range of languages, Hagege's work sheds light on the human language building activity. He argues that the conscious and unconscious "signatures" of human nature are written everywhere in language.
December 1993. x, 251 pp.
Considers English phonology, covering segmental phonology; the syllable and the mora; English stress; prosodic phonology; lexical phonology - the cyclic rules; lexical phonology - the postcyclic rules; and postlexical phonology.
November 1995. xlvi, 414 pp.
The papers in this volume focus on subject and theme. "Theme" began its life as a semantic notion in the work of Vilem Mathesius, while "subject" has traditionally been seen as just a syntactic entity.
Metaphor in Cognitive Linguistics: Selected papers from the 5th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference, Amsterdam, 1997
June 1999. viii, 226 pp.
This text provides a selection of papers taken from the 5th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference. The papers cover historical precedents for cognitive linguistic theory of metaphor, lexical analysis of linguistic... read more
February 2000. xvi, 298 pp.
This volume is a brief but technically accurate exposition of linguistic description and history. It should help students understand the assumptions and reasoning that underlie historical linguistics and etymology.
CLiP 1 (1999)
January 1999. xiv, 300 pp.
This introduction to language and linguistics as the science of language looks mainly at language from the perspective of "expressing thoughts and ideas" - the cognitive perspective. Chapters cover areas including lexicology,... read more
September 2008. x, 171 pp.
This textbook introduces the reader to the field of phonology, from allophones to faithfulness and exemplars. It assumes no prior knowledge of the field, and includes a brief review chapter on phonetics. It is written within the... read more
June 2004. xii, 277 pp.
Preface; XI; Chapter 1; The cognitive basis of language: Language and thought 1; 1.0 Overview 1; 1.1 Introduction: Sign systems 1; 1.2 Structuring principles in language 5; 1.3 Linguistic and conceptual categories 13; 1.4 Summary... read more
March 2012. xxii, 215 pp.
A guide that assists aspiring court interpreters in providing linguistic minorities with access to fair and expeditious judicial proceedings. It familiarizes prospective court interpreters and students interested in court... read more
May 2000. xxii, 240 pp.
A presentation of case studies that illustrate the state-of-the-art of language management. It covers a cross-section of "sectors", each of which has particular subtleties in language management, including software localization,... read more
Domains and Directions in the Development of TBLT: A decade of plenaries from the international conference
November 2015. xxiv, 325 pp.
This volume brings together contemporary position statements and research reviews which were originally presented as Plenary Addresses to the Biennial International Conference on Task-Based Language Teaching, between 2005 and... read more
April 2014. xii, 266 pp.
Understanding how second language task-based performance can be raised is vital for progress with task-based approaches to instruction. The chapters in this volume all attempt to advance this understanding.
November 2014. xi, 312 pp.
The book seeks to enlarge the theoretical scope, research agenda, and practices associated with TBLT in a two-way dynamic, by exploring how insights from writing might reconfigure our understanding of tasks and, in turn, how work... read more
March 2009. ix, 512 pp.
Over the past two decades, task-based language teaching (TBLT) has gained considerable momentum in the field of language education. This volume presents a collection of 20 reprinted articles and chapters representative of work... read more
Second Language Task Complexity: Researching the Cognition Hypothesis of language learning and performance
September 2011. xii, 345 pp.
Examines evidence for claims of the Cognition Hypothesis that complex tasks should promote greater accuracy and complexity of speech and writing, as well as more interaction, and learning of information provided in the input to... read more
January 2012. xix, 259 pp.
Task-based language teaching (TBLT) is being encouraged as part of a major overhaul of the entire school languages curriculum in New Zealand. However, teachers often struggle with understanding what TBLT is, and how to make TBLT... read more
October 2012. xix, 364 pp.
Includes contributions from settings as varied as Japan, China, Korea, Venezuela, Turkey, Spain, and France, this title provides indications that the research and implementation of TBLT in EFL settings is both on the rise and... read more
July 2014. vi, 336 pp.
Opens up a new framework that the authors call “technology-mediated TBLT,” in which tasks and technology are genuinely and productively integrated in the curriculum according to learning-by-doing philosophies of language... read more
March 2016. xi, 199 pp.
The book examines how task-based language teaching (TBLT) can be carried out with young beginner learners in a foreign language context.
Studies out in Left Field: Defamatory essays presented to James D. McCawley on his 33rd or 34th birthday. Reprint of the original edition
January 1992. xxiv, 200 pp.
Transformational Grammar’s Underground Classic! Back in Print in the Nick of Time!(Just as the photocopies were getting too fuzzy to read!)Here is the complete and unexpurgated version of the... read more
American Dialect Research: Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the American Dialect Society, 1889–1989
June 1993. xiv, 464 pp.
Shows how questions are formulated and how data is collected, stored and interpreted in the various traditions of research of the American Dialect Society (ADS). Designed as a "how-to" text for scholars, it looks at current... read more
August 1993. x, 224 pp.
Aims to familiarize the student with the key concepts and the major issues in the field of discourse studies. It looks at the basic concepts and phenomena as well as specific types of discourse. Also covered are the production... read more
September 2016. xiv, 210 pp.
This book has been written for vocabulary researchers and curriculum designers to describe the factors they need to consider when they create frequency-based word lists.
September 1995. xxii, 376 pp.
Part One of this book covers the Indo-European family of languages, exploring such topics as: culture and origin; language, sound and vocabulary changes; and analogy. Part Two covers comparative Indo-European linguistics - the... read more
November 1995. vii, 293 pp.
This collection of studies in honour of Professor William R. Rutherford considers a number of issues associated with interlanguage. It begins with papers related to Rutherford's work, and moves on to others he has considered,... read more
October 2015. xxv, 477 pp.
A fascinating description of a global language, A Grammar of Mandarin combines broad perspectives with illuminating depth. Crammed with examples from everyday conversations, it aims to let the language speak for itself.
December 1992. xxiv, 412 pp.
A multi- and interdisciplinary contribution to the field of non-verbal communication studies which offers numerous suggestions for further research in many hitherto unexplored areas. It includes theoretical and empirical... read more
October 1998. x, 339 pp.
This study is part of a test of a formalization of the theory proposed by Griffith and Mullins (1972) to explain the formation of scientific groups and to account for differences between what Kuhn termed "scientific revolutions"... read more
January 1999. xii, 250 pp.
This revised second edition contains two new sections, on semantics and grammatical and lexical change, and 472 exercises, to the previous 333. The data has been drawn from 93 different languages, both Indo-European and... read more
June 2016. xv, 378 pp.
This book provides an introduction to sign linguistics. Each chapter concludes with a summary, questions and assignments, and a list of recommended texts for further reading. The book is accompanied by a website containing... read more
Z BBI 2 (2nd)
March 1991. x, 58 pp. incl. key
Introducing students, teachers, translators and other to the "BBI Combinatory Dictionary of English", this workbook explains how the BBI is constructed, demonstrates how collocations differ from free combinations and idioms, and... read more
Z BBI S
March 1991. x, 58 pp.; xl, 386 pp. + key
February 1997. xxviii, 170 pp.
This work on language policy covers such topics as: language policy agendas; language policy-making in Britain in the 1990s; language policy in the USA; the case of Australia; developments in Canada; and social justice in the... read more
Z ENGRAM 2
July 1993. xv, 363 pp.
The approach to language and grammar that motivates this book is functional: grammar is seen as an instrument for constructing concise coherent communication. This second volume includes coverage of embedded clauses verb... read more
Z ENGRAM S
January 1993. xxii, 318 pp. & xvi, 363 pp.
The approach to language and grammar that motivates this book is functional: grammar is not just a system of empty rules, it is an instrument for constructing concise coherent communication. Aimed at both students and teachers,... read more
June 2014. ix, 417 pp.
The Discourse Studies Reader is an indispensable textbook for students and scholars alike who are interested in discourse theoretical questions and working with discourse analytical methods.
September 2013. xxvi, 338 pp.
Allows interpreters and translators to quickly read up on healthcare settings, familiarizing themselves with anatomy, physiology, medical terminology and frequently encountered conditions, investigations and treatment options.
April 2015. xxviii, 388 pp.
This practical resource will allow interpreters and translators, working between Spanish and English, to quickly read up on healthcare settings, familiarizing themselves with anatomy, physiology, medical terminology and... read more
July 2000. xxii, 335 pp. (incl. workbook on CD-rom)
This text is designed for undergraduate and graduate students interested in contemporary English, especially those whose primary area of interest is English as a second language. Focus is placed exclusively on English data,... read more
April 2014. xx, 338 pp.
The English language in its complex shapes and forms changes fast. This thoroughly revised edition on the history of English has been refreshed with current examples of change and has been updated regarding archeological research.
August 2000. 237 pp.
This title presents an introductory 10-week course for students of English language and linguistics. It aims to give students proficiency in English analysis at sentence, clause and phrase level and have an understanding of the... read more
Z SYN 1
Z SYN 2
Z SYN S
July 2001. xviii, 500 pp. & x, 406 pp.
This new edition of Syntax: A functional-typological introduction is at many points radically revised. In the previous edition (1984) the author deliberately chose to de-emphasize the more formal aspects of syntactic structure,... read more
Z ENGRAM 1
July 1993. xxii, 318 pp.
The approach to language and grammar that motivates this book is functional: grammar is seen as an instrument for constructing concise coherent communication. This first volume includes coverage of words and their meanings,... read more
December 2001. x, 431 pp.
This title explores the criticism of modernist writers, and literary education. Topics include: retrospect and prospect; literary scholasticism; human nature; communicative interaction and writer-reader parity; changes to readers... read more
September 2002. xxiv, 200 pp.
This textbook introduces basic concepts of grammar in a format which should encourage readers to use linguistic arguments. It focuses on syntactic analysis and evidence. It also looks at sociolinguisic and historical reasons... read more
July 2002. x, 265 pp.
This text should assist those in law enforcement in examining further the need to establish collaboration that will improve communication, and so help them to succeed in the establishing of clear understandings between various... read more
December 2002. xviii, 383 pp.
This work addresses issues such as: is mind a biological phenomenon? Has mind evolved, or is it but a mysterious projection of the biological brain? And where exactly do language and culture fit in the firmament of human... read more
December 2003. xx, 265 pp. (incl. CD-Rom)
Providing an introduction to the linguistic study of African languages, the orientation adopted throughout this book is a descriptive-structural-typological one, as opposed to a formal-theoretical approach.
May 2004. xxxviii, 250 pp. (incl. CD-rom)
This CD-rom and the accompanying handbook attack many of the most crucial difficulties encountered by both native and non-native English speakers when translating scientific and engineering material from German.The... read more
July 2005. xvi, 283 pp.
Givon's new book re-casts pragmatics, and most conspicuously the pragmatics of sociality and communication, in neuro-cognitive, bio-adaptive, evolutionary terms. The fact that context, the core notion of pragmatics, is a framing... read more
February 2008. xi, 259 pp.
Addresses the key role of phraseology in second language acquisition and instruction. This title deals with the learning aspect, an oft-neglected yet essential dimension of phraseology in second/foreign language pedagogy. It... read more
June 2008. xxviii, 422 pp.
Offers research in phraseology from a variety of perspectives: theoretical, descriptive, contrastive, cultural, lexicographic and computational. This title contains a series of case studies focusing on a range of multiword units:... read more
September 2008. xi, 139 pp.
The present text is a re-edition of Volume I of Formal Grammars in Linguistics and Psycholinguistics, a three-volume work published in 1974. This volume is an entirely self-contained introduction to the theory of formal grammars... read more
February 2009. xviii, 366 pp.
Complex hierarchic syntax is a hallmark of human language. The highest level of syntactic complexity, recursive-embedded clauses, has been singled out by some for a special status as the evolutionary apex of the uniquely - human... read more
January 2009. xii, 237 pp.
This is the first text book to offer a comprehensive approach to Old Frisian. Part One begins with a succinct survey of the history of the Frisians during the Middle Ages, their society and literary culture. Next follow chapters... read more
May 2009. vii, 393 pp.
This publication fulfills both the teacher's need for a state-of-the-art overview of the main topics in discourse, and the student's need to acquire standards for developing research plans in theses and dissertations.
May 2009. xvi, 310 pp.
From the perspective of Cognitive Semantics and Conceptual Metaphor Theory, this collection of papers looks at the relationship between language, body, culture, and cognition. In particular, it looks into the embodied nature of... read more
January 2010. xxi, 232 pp.
Introduces basic concepts of grammar in a format which inspires the reader to use linguistic arguments. This book provides exercises, keys to those exercises, and sample exams. It also includes a comprehensive glossary. It is... read more
August 2010. xiii, 273 pp.
Covers approximately 100 simple, compound, and phrasal English prepositions of space and time - with the focus being on short prepositions such as at, by, in, and on. This title is suitable for teachers of ESOL, pre-service... read more
November 2010. xviii, 340 pp.
Language documentation, also often called documentary linguistics, is a relatively new subfield in linguistics. This book details the developments in this developing field with papers written by linguists primarily based in... read more
June 2011. xviii, 421 pp.
A historical linguistics course book that deals with the historical and comparative study of African languages. It functions as an elementary introduction to the comparative method, involving the establishment of lexical and... read more
August 2011. xi, 120 pp.
Provides an introduction to the theories and practices related to transcribing communication data. The book is intended for students with little to no knowledge of transcription work and/or instructors responsible for teaching... read more
November 2015. xi, 443 pp.
This book provides a linguist with a statistical toolkit for exploration and analysis of linguistic data. It employs R, a free software environment for statistical computing, which is increasingly popular among linguists.
May 2012. vi, 230 pp.
The ideas that mark modern-day pragmatics are old, but did not start to get more systematically developed until the 1960s and 1970s. This volume pays homage to Jef Verschueren on the occasion of his 60th birthday. It celebrates... read more
October 2011. xxiv, 415 pp.
Offers comprehensive introduction to comparative Indo-European linguistics. This book discusses the culture and origin of the Indo-Europeans, the speakers of the Indo-European proto-language. It describes the sound changes, which... read more
December 1996. xii, 350 pp.
This text covers linguistic topics such as: the problem with theories of language; linguistic theories of people; linguistic theories of groups; types of interaction between groups; and how individuals cope in communities.
December 2016. xxviii, 412 pp.
This book is based on the very popular international publication (Crezee, 2013) and has been supplemented with Japanese glossaries. Just like the 2013 textbook, this practical resource will allow interpreters and translators to... read more
June 2016. xi, 230 pp.
This well-researched lexicon of linguistic terms provides examples from spoken and sign languages, and includes many terms that are used especially for sign languages. It is a welcome addition to the bookshelves of sign language... read more
December 2016. xxx, 395 pp.
Introduction to Healthcare for Arabic-speaking Interpreters and Translators follows the seminal publication Introduction to Healthcare for Interpreters and Translators (Crezee, 2013) and has been supplemented with... read more
August 2012. xxii, 517 pp.
Offers an introduction to linguistic typology that covers various linguistic domains from phonology and morphology over parts-of-speech, the NP and the VP, to simple and complex clauses, pragmatics and language change. This title... read more
January 1988. xxiii, 342 pp.
The traditional gulf between the theory and practice of literature and the various areas subjoined under anthropology has hindered the development of some very fruitful perspectives in the realm of poetics and the general theory... read more
January 1988. viii, 172 pp.
Aiming to bridge the gap between literary, general and special language translation, this work presents recently developed concepts and methods, both from translation theory and linguistics, in such a way that they could be... read more
January 1990. xi, 258 pp.
Written for translators and terminologists confronted with a specialized form of information management involving compilation and standardization of vocabulary, storage, retrieval and updating, this course provides the key to... read more
August 2016. xxvii, 412 pp.
This practical resource will allow interpreters and translators to quickly read up on healthcare settings, familiarizing themselves with anatomy, physiology, medical terminology and frequently encountered conditions, diagnostic... read more
October 2016. vi, 373 pp.
Becoming and Being an Applied Linguist contains narrative accounts of the lives of thirteen well-established applied linguists.
The Languages of Joyce: Selected Papers from the 11th International James Joyce Symposium Venice 1988
November 1992. xx, 277 pp.
A collection of papers presented at an international symposium on James Joyce. It looks at various aspects of the use of language by James Joyce in his works.
January 1992. xii, 400 pp.
A collection of essays on issues of grammar in different languages. Coverage ranges from the history of Japanese antonyms, through gender in modern Greek pet names, to the French "faire par" construction.
Cursing in America: A psycholinguistic study of dirty language in the courts, in the movies, in the schoolyards and on the streets
January 1992. viii, 272 pp.
This volume examines American cursing from a psycholinguistic-contextual point of view. Several field studies and numerous laboratory-based experiments focus on the relationship between cursing and language acquisitions, anger... read more
November 1992. xiv, 620 pp.
A comprehensive introduction to text-forming resources in English, offering practical procedures for analyzing English texts and relating them to their contexts of use. It has been designed to complement functional grammars of... read more
December 2014. ix, 245 pp.
This book provides a comprehensive overview of pedagogical grammar research and explores its implications for the teaching of grammar in second language classrooms.
February 2013. xiii, 265 pp.
Second language acquisition (SLA) is a field of inquiry that has increased in importance since the 1960s. This title is suitable for SLA researchers as well as for graduate (MA, Ph D) students in SLA research, applied linguistics... read more
July 2014. xv, 243 pp.
This book is intended for researchers, teacher-educators, students and practitioners in the fields of Chinese language education and bilingual education and more broadly those concerned with language policy studies and... read more
June 2010. xi, 238 pp.
This book presents a complete method for the identification of metaphor in language at the level of word use. It is based on extensive methodological and empirical corpus-linguistic research in two languages, English and Dutch.
February 2005. xii, 346 pp.
Sverker Johansson has written an unusual book on language origins, with its emphasis on empirical evidence rather than theory-building. This is a book for the student or researcher who prefers solid data and well-supported... read more
November 2007. xvi, 430 pp.
Cognitive linguists have proposed that metaphor is not just a matter of language but of thought, and that metaphorical thought displays a high degree of conventionalization. This title aims to map the field of this development in... read more
June 2008. xiii, 391 pp.
The cognitive and language sciences are increasingly oriented towards social dimension of human cognition and communication. This book challenges the conventional "theory of mind" approach, proposing that the human mind is... read more
January 2004. xxiii, 262 pp.
Suitable for researchers and students of racism, Islam, Journalism and Communication studies, Rhetoric, and (Critical) Discourse Analysis, this title explores and illustrates how elite broadsheet newspapers are implicated in the... read more
July 2005. xviii, 320 pp.
Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA) has established itself over the past two decades as an area of academic activity in which scholars and students from many different disciplines are involved. It is a field that draws on social... read more
January 2007. xvii, 431 pp.
Addresses the relation between metaphor, culture and ideology. In this title, the author investigates how conceptual metaphor themes construct our thinking and social behaviour in fields as diverse as architecture, engineering,... read more
April 2007. ix, 248 pp.
This book explores the discursive production of identities, the shaping of ideologies, and the formation of collective understandings in response to 9/11 in the United States and around the world.
June 2003. xx, 573 pp. & xiv, 579 pp.
A two volume set outlining and comparing three approaches to the study of language labelled "structural-functionalist": Functional Grammar (FG); Role and Reference Grammar (RRG); and Systemic Functional Grammar (SFG).
Structure and Function – A Guide to Three Major Structural-Functional Theories: Part 1: Approaches to the simplex clause
June 2003. xx, 573 pp.
Volume one of a two volume set outlining and comparing three approaches to the study of language labelled "structural-functionalist": Functional Grammar (FG); Role and Reference Grammar (RRG); and Systemic Functional Grammar... read more
Structure and Function – A Guide to Three Major Structural-Functional Theories: Part 2: From clause to discourse and beyond
June 2003. xiv, 579 pp.
Volume two of a two volume set outlining and comparing three approaches to the study of language labelled "structural-functionalist": Functional Grammar (FG); Role and Reference Grammar (RRG); and Systemic Functional Grammar... read more
October 2001. xviii, 373 pp.
This work explores the sociocultural and historical contexts of African American English. Many issues that were raised but went unexplored in the 1970s are analyzed in this work, such as the relationship between enslavement... read more
Exploring Natural Language: Working with the British Component of the International Corpus of English
June 2002. xviii, 344 pp.
ICE-GB is a 1 million-word corpus of contemporary British English. It is fully parsed, and contains over 83,000 syntactic trees. This title is a comprehensive guide to both corpus and software.
June 2013. xi, 242 pp.
Serves as a guide to different types of communication, and suggests that each is unique in its own way: human verbal and nonverbal communication, communication in nonhuman primates, in dogs and in birds. The cross-disciplinary... read more
May 1999. xii, 248 pp.
Beginning with an overview of terminology, this work goes on to discuss the interdisciplinary nature of the field, the foundations of terminology, terminography, computerized terminology, terminology and standardization, and the... read more
November 2001. viii, 165 pp.
This title is based on a series of case studies of the website design processes in smaller and larger organizations. It offers a thorough analysis of the activities undertaken, in conbination with practical experiences of website... read more
December 2002. x, 296 pp.
Based on theories for verbo-visual communication, this book presents several several practical guidelines for the use of text, symbols, visuals, typography and layout in information and learning materials.
NLP 5 (1st)
June 2002. x, 226 pp.
Technology practitioners in the Internet space are constantly faced with difficult decision-making as to what research has been done and what the best practices are. This lucid text covers the emerging technologies of document... read more
Natural Language Processing for Online Applications: Text retrieval, extraction and categorization. Second revised edition
June 2007. x, 232 pp.
This text covers the technologies of document retrieval, information extraction, and text categorization in a way which highlights commonalities in terms of both general principles and practical concerns.
Terminologie de la Traduction: Translation Terminology. Terminología de la Traducción. Terminologie der Übersetzung
July 1999. vi, 433 pp.
Presents some 200 concepts that can be considered the basic vocabulary for the practical teaching of translation. Four languages are included; French, English, Spanish and German, and tree structures are used to examine concept... read more
June 1996. x, 324 pp.
This text on the Whorf theory complex begins with an overview and then covers topics such as linguistic thinking, the Yale Report and configurative linguistics, Whorfian psycholinguistics, and metalinguistics.
November 1998. xviii, 333 pp.
An examination of Americanist anthropology, based on Boasian and Powellist principles and centering on the core of the continuity across paradigm transition.
December 2002. viii, 240 pp.
Topics covered by the essays in this volume include: the multiple ambiguities of American linguistic identity; the sources of the "Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis"; the origins of American sociolinguistics; and the popular interpretations... read more
January 1987. xx, 523 pp.
In recent years the language of Shakespearean drama has been described in a number of publications intended mainly for the undergraduate student or general reader, but the studies in academic journals to which they refer are not... read more
April 2009. xii, 235 pp.
The craft of gesture is part of the practical equipment with which we inhabit and understand the world together. This book explores the communicative ecologies in which hand-gestures appear: illuminating the world around us,... read more
Language in the Twenty-First Century: Selected papers of the millennial conferences of the Center for Research and Documentation on World Language Problems, held at the University of Hartford and Yale University
August 2003. vi, 209 pp.
This work presents selected papers of the millenial conferences of the Center for Research and Documentation on World Language Problems. Topics covered include interlingualism; English as a global language; the "business" of... read more
January 1987. xi, 90 pp.
This textbook is designed to fill two basic needs. One is for a clear and straightforward presentation of the rudiments of articulatory phonetics which is geared specifically to the requirements of the (future) language teacher,... read more
November 1995. xvii, 212 pp.
An introduction to the language of patients with non-fluent aphasia. The text shows that therapists must determine the type and severity of aphasia in both first and second languages, even when the first language is unfamiliar.
June 1991. x, 245 pp.
De Franse semioticus Algirdas Julien Greimas is ongetwijfeld een van de belangrijkste denkers in het Europese structuralisme. Zijn werk vormt dan ook de inspiratiebron voor onderzoekers uit diverse disciplines. Het Greimassiaanse... read more
June 1991. 139 pp.
Charles S. Peirce (1839-1914) is een invloedrijke Amerikaanse wetenschapsfilosoof. Hij is de grondlegger het van semiotisch pragmatisme, een tegenhanger van het structuralisme van Ferdinand de Saussure.De filosofie van Peirce... read more
March 1998. xiii, 373 pp.
This study on writing and identity within academic writing includes case studies of eight mature students.
December 2014. xix, 487 pp.
[T]his book: (1) examines the three East Asian scripts (and English) together in relation to each other, and (2) discusses how these scripts are, and historically have been, used in literacy and how they are learned, written,... read more
October 1996. viii, 279 pp.
This volume is part of a series which aims to advance insight into the multi-faceted character of written language, with special emphasis on its uses in different social and cultural settings. The book examines the acquisition... read more
April 1994. viii, 493 pp.
This is the first volume of the "Studies in Written Language and Literacy" series. The text includes coverage of the construct of functional literacy, attaining literacy in developing societies, and promoting functional standards... read more
January 2001. xxvi, 396 pp.
The research in this collection lies at the interface between the fields of bilingualism and literacy. It is intended to deepen understanding of the significance of reading and writing as social practices and opens lines of... read more
December 2011. xvi, 256 pp.
A collection of interviews with fourteen well-known researchers in the field of linguistics. It explores topics such as the concept of representativeness, the role of intuition and the status of Corpus Linguistics.
Quantitative Methods in Corpus-Based Translation Studies: A practical guide to descriptive translation research
March 2012. x, 361 pp.
This is a comprehensive guidebook to the quantitative methods needed for Corpus-Based Translation Studies (CBTS), providing a systematic description of the various statistical tests used in Corpus Linguistics which... read more
April 2013. xiii, 371 pp.
Suitable for researchers and students in the field of corpus linguistics and, secondly, this title offers an introduction to corpus techniques for practitioners of discourse studies. It delves into a variety of language topics... read more
April 2004. viii, 308 pp.
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... read more
November 1998. x, 158 pp.
The main part of this work comprises case studies using corpora and corpus analysis technology. Each sets out with a discussion of a problem area, taking into account the descriptive and applied literature on the argument, and... read more
March 2006. x, 203 pp.
Textual Patterns introduces corpus resources, tools and analytic frameworks of central relevance to language teachers and teacher educators. Specifically it shows how key word analysis, combined with the systematic... read more
June 2006. viii, 261 pp.
University students must cope with a bewildering array of registers, not only to learn academic content, but also to understand course expectations and requirements. While many previous studies have investigated academic writing,... read more
November 2006. xxii, 185 pp.
This book explores the role of chunking in the description of discourse, especially spoken discourse. It appears that chunking offers a sound but flexible platform on which can be built a descriptive model which is more open and... read more
February 2009. xiii, 165 pp
Explores a fresh research area: television dialogue. This title reports on a study comparing the language of the American situation comedy "Friends" to natural conversation. It is illustrated with numerous dialogue extracts from... read more
February 2000. xiv, 288 pp.
This text's definition of lexis and grammar is based on the concept of phraseology and of language patterning arising from work on large corpora. It describes the research that led to the publication of the Collins Cobuild... read more
December 1999. xxiv, 258 pp.
This text discusses three intertwined themes: cultural change, diffusion and the methodology through which they they can be brought into being. These themes run through part one, which explores the theory, and part two, which... read more
January 1994. vi, 378 pp.
Part of a series on language learning, this volume presents studies on bilingual reading and writing and the assessment of innovative approaches to biliteracy instruction.
August 2016. xvii, 453 pp.
The studies in this book investigate prominent themes in multilingual language control for both comprehension and production and probe the notion of a cognitive advantage that may be a result of multilingualism.
July 1991. viii, 435 pp.
Represents crosscurrents in second language acquisition and linguistic theory in several respects. The revised and updated papers covered in this volume formed the basis for a conference held at Stanford University at the... read more
August 1991. x, 439 pp.
Offers a series of papers and replies originally presented at a special session of the Second Language Research Forum, held UCLA in March 1989. The focus of the papers is primarily the role of universal grammar in second-language... read more
July 2015. xiv, 326 pp.
This book offers an updated overview of the rich results from theory-conscious experimental and corpus-based research on the acquisition of Italian in different modes (monolingual, early and late L2, SLI, etc.).
The Acquisition of Spanish: Morphosyntactic development in monolingual and bilingual L1 acquisition and adult L2 acquisition
December 2004. xvi, 413 pp.
This is the first book on the acquisition of Spanish that provides a state-of-the-art comprehensive overview of Spanish morphosyntactic development in monolingual and bilingual situations. Its content is organized around key... read more
September 1994. vi, 282 pp.
Based on data from bilingual children acquiring French and German simultaneously, this study assumes the basic hypothesis that early child grammars consist only of lexical categories and that functional categories are implemented... read more
January 2008. xviii, 190 pp.
How do infants and young children coordinate information in real time to arrive at sentence meaning from the words and structure of the sentence and from the nonlinguistic context? This volume introduces readers to... read more
October 1992. x, 236 pp.
Presents a view of the phenomenon of native language influence in second language acquisition. It traces the conceptual history of language transfer from its early role within a contrastive analysis framework to its current... read more
The Acquisition of French: The development of inflectional morphology and syntax in L1 acquisition, bilingualism, and L2 acquisition
December 2009. xx, 458 pp.
This book presents a thorough description of morphosyntactic knowledge developed by learners of French in four different learning situations — first language (L1) acquisition, second (L2) language acquisition, bilingualism, and... read more
January 1994. xii, 401 pp.
This text considers language acquisition with reference to generative grammar, both for L1 and L2 acquistion. Chapters include cross-linguistic evidence for functional projections in early-child grammar; early null subjects and... read more
January 1989. xii, 198 pp.
Explores the relationship between linguistic universals and second language acquisition. Although no knowledge of generative grammar is presupposed, the theoretical framework is the principles and parameters approach to universal... read more
August 1994. x, 162 pp.
This text examines child second-language acquisition within the "Principles and Parameters" framework of linguistic theory. Its focus is the null subject phenomenon, a property that has received considerable attention within... read more
Generative Perspectives on Language Acquisition: Empirical findings, theoretical considerations and crosslinguistic comparisons
July 1996. xxviii, 499 pp.
Part of the "Language Acquisition and Language Disorders" series, this text covers such topics as: the underspecification of functional categories in early grammar; and the role of merger theory and formal features in acquisition.
July 1998. xviii, 366 pp.
An exploration of the ways in which language processing mechanisms shape the course of language development. The core of the book is Pienemann's "Processability Theory" which spells out which second language forms are processable... read more
December 1999. x, 285 pp.
This text examines different perspectives on the role that interaction plays in second language acquisition. In addition, the effects of language aptitude on input processing are considered and the contribution that interaction... read more
June 2004. viii, 299 pp.
This volume is the outcome of 25 years of research into the neurolinguistic aspects of bilingualism. In addition to reviewing the world literature and providing a state-of-the-art account, including a critical assessment of the... read more
April 1991. xi, 275 pp.
Focuses on priorities for research in language pedagogy and gives an overview of current thinking about research issues such as the viability of comparisons, the quantitative/qualitative research controversy, new trends in... read more
November 1992. xviii, 231 pp.
An analysis of the divergence in attitudes to the degree of bilingualism that can be achieved through the "one parent-one language" approach, this study focuses on six German-English families who employ this principle. Coverage... read more
March 2008. vi, 380 pp.
A collection of 13 chapters, each devoted to a particular issue that is crucial to our understanding of the way learners acquire, learn, and use an L2 sound system. It spans both theory and application in L2 phonology.
April 2008. vii, 365 pp.
Sociolinguists have been pursuing connections between language and identity for several years. But how are language and identity related in bilingualism and multilingualism? This collection presents research on language identity... read more
September 2008. x, 312 pp.
Age effects have played a particularly prominent role in some theoretical perspectives on second language acquisition. This book covers adult L2 acquisition, attrition in adults and in children, and includes a comparison of adult... read more
October 1995. xiv, 345 pp.
This volume brings together a series of studies which explore the relationship between language learning, and the study abroad experience. These 12 papers complement each other in that each focuses on a different aspect of second... read more
August 2017. vi, 304 pp.
This collection brings together two areas of research that are currently experiencing great attention in both scientific and public spheres: cognitive aging and bilingualism.
March 1994. xi, 136 pp.
This work begins with an introduction to the general problems linguistic minorities face in multilingual settings and goes on to look more specifically at some case studies in Tanzania, Sweden and Peru, and at the revitalization... read more
January 2009. xii, 219 pp.
This volume is the outcome of the author’s observations and puzzlement over seventeen years of teaching English and French as second languages, followed by 30 years of research into the neurolinguistic aspects of bilingualism. It... read more
August 2011. xviii, 320 pp.
Provides an overview of bi- and multilingualism as a worldwide phenomenon. This title features comprehensive discussions of many of the linguistic, social, political, and educational issues found in an increasingly multilingual... read more
September 2015. xxii, 489 pp.
The present volume brings together eminent researchers from a variety of fields, in order to assess the progress made in the study of implicit and explicit learning, to critically evaluate key concepts and methodologies, and to... read more
August 1993. viii, 307 pp.
Presents an overview of the bilingual lexicon. Topics discussed include: visual word recognition; translating versus picture naming; attrition of vocabulary knowledge; word production; and the teaching of vocabulary.
June 1992. xii, 403 pp.
Describes a variety of language contact settings in which one or more languages are in a process of shift. Theoretical perspectives are presented, followed by linguistic, sociological and descriptive studies of languages and... read more
October 1996. xix, 317 pp.
Part of the series "Studies in Bilingualism", this text covers such topics as: variationist perspectives on second-language acquisition; factors affecting the production of word-initial consonants; and markedness in... read more
July 1998. x, 395 pp.
A collection of papers that document various dimensions of the ways in which the language learner and the language proficiency interviewer use language to accomplish oral language assessment tasks.
July 2011. xxxii, 574 pp.
Carries forward the initial insights into the biological and existential significances of animation by taking contemporary research findings in cognitive science and philosophy and in neuroscience into critical and constructive... read more
November 2000. xii, 381 pp.
How can one investigate phenomenal consciousness? As in other areas of science, the investigation of consciousness aims for a more precise knowledge of its phenomena, and the discovery of general truths about their nature. This... read more
October 1995. xvi, 244 pp.
This volume is part of a series that provides a forum for scholars from different scientific disciplines and fields of knowledge. It is divided into three parts: a tutorial in quantum physics; theories of brain functioning; and a... read more
January 2002. xii, 344 pp.
Starting with a general introduction to brain chemistry, this volume takes the reader on a journey through normal brain processes, into the world of drug-induced changes in consciousness, and finally into the chilling world of... read more
May 2010. vii, 356 pp.
Compares different kinds of educational activities focusing on Creoles and discusses a list of procedures that are necessary for successfully developing, evaluating and reforming educational activities that aim to integrate... read more
April 2015. xxvii, 599 pp.
This lucid and theory-neutral introduction to the study of pidgins, creoles and mixed languages covers both theoretical and empirical issues pertinent to the field of contact linguistics.
April 1991. x, 352 pp.
Contains 11 transcripts of mechanical recordings of interviews with former slaves born over a century ago. The book attempts to make this source of data as widely known as possible and to explore its importance for the study of... read more
December 1994. xv, 412 pp.
This volume of the "Creole Language Library" series examines the social and historical aspects of pidgin and creole languages, such as Eskimo pidgin, Saramaccan and Papiamento. It looks at the theories of origin of these dialects... read more
June 2003. x, 276 pp.
Topics covered by this title include: structuralist approaches to narrative analysis; poststructural approaches to narrative; genre analysis; and narrating ourselves.
November 2017. xvii, 171 pp.
This ground-breaking book marks a milestone in the history of the newly developed field of Cultural Linguistics, a multidisciplinary area of research that explores the relationship between language and cultural conceptualisations.
September 2000. ix + 488 pp.
Written for translators, localization engineers, testing engineers, desktop publishers, and anyone else who may be involved in the release of multilingual products. In this edition, translators can learn more about localizing... read more
January 1985. xii, 235 pp.
This textbook proposes principles to predict properties previously considered arbitrary and brings together the psychological and the diachronic to explain the recurrent properties of morphological systems in terms of the... read more
January 1982. ix, 350 pp.
The verbal categories of tense and aspect have been studied traditionally from the point of view of their reference to the timing and time-perspective of the speaker’s reported experience. They are universal categories both in... read more
January 1986. xii, 226 pp.
This book presents a stage in the evolution of a theory of modality meanings and forms. It covers exclusively complements. There are two questions that this book addresses. Can one find a small, finite set of meanings which... read more
January 1988. xx, 573 pp.
Combines data from a wide range of languages, analyzed with a theoretical apparatus capable of isolating the most important syntactic and semantic parameters and of drawing those generalizations that are most significant from a... read more
January 1987. xi, 307 pp.
This volume brings together 16 scholars from Japan and America, all of whom have a single task: the elaboration of the description of wa. Historical, formal and discourse perspectives are presented, making this volume a... read more
January 1988. vii, 289 pp.
This volume presents descriptions of complex sentence phenomena in ten Australian languages and provides important new material in this area of current concern in linguistics. Complex sentences are described either from a... read more
January 1988. xiii, 428 pp.
This work is presented within a discourse analysis framework, a form of analysis that has hardly been done. Traditionally, the study of syntax is restricted to what goes on within the boundaries of the prosodic sentence (in GG, e.read more
October 1991. xii, 360 pp.
Gives insights into the genesis, development and organization of grammatical categories in a number of languages world-wide. The papers in this volume are divided into two sections, the first concerned with general method and the... read more
October 1991. xii, 558 pp.
Presents a number of diverse theoretical viewpoints on grammaticalization. This volume is divided into five sections: verbal structure, argument structure, subordination, modality, and multiple paths of grammaticalization.
Switch Reference and Universal Grammar: Proceedings of a symposium on switch reference and universal grammar, Winnipeg, May 1981
January 1983. xv, 337 pp.
Canonical switch-reference is an inflectional category of the verb, which indicates whether or not its subject is identical with the subject of some other verb. Switch-reference may be analyzed from a structural or a functional... read more
January 1990. xxxiv, 243 pp.
Opens with an introduction discussing Greenberg's work at length and a full bibliography of his publications. It contains ten papers in typology, diachronic theory and diachronic typology by some of the leading linguists working... read more
July 1992. xx, 334 pp.
A collection of essays on literacy, with sections on orthographic systems and the psychology of orthography. Also included are contributions comparing written and spoken language.
August 1993. x, 273 pp.
Part of a functionally and typologically oriented series which collects data from a wide variety of languages and language typologies, this text covers such topics as serial verbs, locative verbs and prepositions, comitative... read more
January 1994. x, 385 pp.
A collection of articles offering descriptions of the negation system in 16 languages. This volume includes pragmatic and semantic issues as well as the more commonly considered syntactic ones.
January 1983. vi, 492 pp.
The functional notion of “topic” or “topicality” has suffered, traditionally, from two distinct drawbacks. First, it has remained largely ill defined or intuitively defined. And second, quite often its definition boiled down to... read more
August 1995. viii, 575 pp.
This volume brings together a collection of 18 papers that look into the expression of modality in the grammars of natural languages, with an emphasis on its manifestations in naturally occurring discourse.
November 1997. viii, 350 pp.
Covering grammatical relations and linguistic structure, this volume looks at a number of languages including: Indonesian, Mandarin and Cariban.
July 1998. vi, 307 pp.
This collection of papers on the limits of grammaticalization are largely taken from the 18th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea, in Leiden, in August 1995.
August 1999. ix, 573 pp.
This text examines the concept of external possession. It covers topics including pyscholinguistic perspectives and comparative studies.
Interrogativity: A colloquium on the grammar, typology and pragmatics of questions in seven diverse languages, Cleveland, Ohio, October 5th 1981-May 3rd 1982
January 1984. v, 302 pp.
This is a comparative study on the subject of interrogativity, presenting broad and narrow attributes on this subject in diverse languages: Russian, Mandarin, Georgian, Bengali, Bantu, Japanese, West Greenlandic and Ute. Each... read more
December 1999. xii, 205 pp.
This text is a revision of the author's dissertation, "Demonstratives in Cross-linguistics and Diachronic Perspective". It considers the morphological, semantic, syntactic, pragmatic and grammatical aspects of demonstratives in a... read more
July 2000. xiv, 269 pp.
In this volume some of the leading voices in grammaticalization theory apply their methods to comparative data, showing that not only can grammar be reconstructed, but that this process of reconstruction can yield interesting... read more
April 2009. vi, 553 pp.
Complex hierarchic syntax is considered one of the hallmarks of human language. The highest level of syntactic complexity, recursive-embedded clauses, has been singled out by some for a special status as the apex of the... read more
January 1987. viii, 512 pp.
Addresses the topics of cognitive constraints on information flow and syntax, the identification and linguistic coding of events and actions, and the pragmatic functions of subordination and word order. The contributions are... read more
January 1990. xii, 360 pp. + xii, 560 pp.
Presents a number of diverse theoretical viewpoints on grammaticalization and gives insights into the genesis, development and organization of grammatical categories in a number of languages world-wide, with particular attention... read more
October 2001. vii, 492 pp.
This title addresses the question of what types of elements are frequently used in discourse, and how frequency of use affects cognitive representations.
July 2001. xii, 364 pp.
In some languages every subject is marked in the same way, and also every object. But there are languages in which a small set of verbs mark their subjects in an unusual way. This book sets out the theoretical parameters and... read more
May 2002. xviii, 551 pp.
The grammar of causation has long been an intensely scrutinized area of language studies. Despite this, a great deal about the grammar of causation remains a mystery. This volume aims to unravel some of the mysteries.
April 2002. xiv, 437 pp.
Grammaticalization refers to the degree of grammatical function a linguistic item has on a scale between purely lexical and purely grammatical meaning. This volume contains papers from the International Symposium "New Reflections... read more
January 1984. ix, 264 pp.
Consists of papers presented at the conference in California. Published with the papers are the remarks of the originally assigned discussants. The collection represents an important cross-fertilization between research in... read more
December 2002. x, 394 pp.
Topics covered in this volume include: embodied meaning; the internal structure of the syllable; the gradual emergence of language; the rise of intentional understanding in human development; and the emergence of grammar in early... read more
May 2004. viii, 406 pp.
The basic idea behind this volume is to probe the nature of grammaticalization. Its contributions focus on the following questions: (i) In how far can grammaticalization be considered a universal diachronic process or mechanism... read more
May 2006. x, 362 pp.
Space is presently the focus of much research and debate across disciplines, including linguistics, anthropology, psychology, and philosophy. One strong feature of this collection is to bring together theoretical and empirical... read more
May 1997. viii, 302 pp.
This volume aims to challenge some of the prevailing dichotomies in discourse studies, such as the cleavage between the study of information flow and the study of social interaction; and the theoretical division between... read more
February 2007. xiii, 167 pp.
Examines the ways in which the feeling behind the laughter is elicited by both humorous and nonhumorous situations. This title illustrates the creation of humor in several folklore genres and across several cultures. It discusses... read more
August 1996. xii, 364 pp.
The articles in this volume are inspired by the Minimalist programme first outlined in Chomsky's MIT Fall term class lectures of 1991 and his seminal paper, "A Minimalist Program for Linguistic Theory". The articles seek to... read more
November 2017. xvi, 159 pp.
Using a concise and clear style, this book highlights insights from current syntactic theory and minimalism.
March 2018. vi, 403 pp.
This collection brings together leading names in the field of bilingualism research to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Studies in Bilingualism series.
February 2018. xvii, 324 pp.
This volume will be invaluable for SLA researchers, graduate students, and classroom teachers interested in exploring usage-inspired L2 pedagogy.
April 2018. xiv, 297 pp.
A Linguistic Handbook of French for Translators and Language Students offers the reader an in-depth contrastive study of French and English based on recent theories of linguistics and discourse analysis.
Expected August 2018. x, 320 pp. + index
This volume is the first book-length attempt to bring together the fields of task-based language teaching (TBLT) and second language pragmatics by exploring how the teaching and assessment of pragmatics can be integrated into... read more
Expected October 2018. vi, 346 pp. + index
The volume assembles chapters that complement each other in interesting ways: significant background reviews, studies of patterns of change across task repetition iterations, and reports on the use and nature of task repetition... read more
Expected October 2018. vi, 294 pp. + index
Bringing together experienced classroom researchers and teacher educators from different countries where tasks are playing an influential role in language education, this collected volume critically explores how TBLT research can... read more
Expected September 2018. xvii, 273 pp. + index
This book is relevant for language testers, listening researchers, and oral proficiency teachers, in that it explores four broad themes related to the assessment of L2 listening ability.