Forthcoming titles


Arabic in Contact

Edited by Stefano Manfredi and Mauro Tosco
Expected October 2018. vi, 368 pp. + index
The present volume provides an overview of current trends in the study of language contact involving Arabic. By drawing on the social factors that have converged to create different contact situations, it explores both contact-induced change in Arabic and language change through contact with Arabic.
HCP 62

Aspect across Languages: Event construal in speech and gesture

Edited by Alan Cienki and Olga K. Iriskhanova
Expected October 2018. xviii, 211 pp. + index
The book provides a nuanced, multimodal perspective on how people express events via certain grammatical forms of verbs in speech and certain qualities of movement in manual gestures.
LL&LT 50

Assessing L2 Listening: Moving towards authenticity

Gary J. Ockey and Elvis Wagner
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.
BCT 95

Audiovisual Translation: Theoretical and methodological challenges

Edited by Yves Gambier and Sara Ramos Pinto
Expected June 2018. v,146 pp.
This volume discusses the advantages and drawbacks of ten approaches to AVT and highlights the potential avenues opened up by new methods. Originally published as a special issue of Target 28:2 (2016).

Between Turn and Sequence: Turn-initial particles across languages

Edited by John Heritage and Marja-Leena Sorjonen
Expected June 2018. vii, 468 pp. + index
This volume brings together conversation analytic studies of turn-initial particles in interactions in fourteen languages geographically widely distributed (Europe, America, Asia and Australia).
SCL 81

Building and Using the Siarad Corpus: Bilingual conversations in Welsh and English

Margaret Deuchar, Peredur Webb-Davies and Kevin Donnelly
Expected May 2018. vii, 196 pp. + index
This book is a research monograph divided into two parts. The first part describes the method used to build the first sizeable corpus of informal conversational data collected from bilingual speakers of Welsh and English.
SLCS 195

Changing Structures: Studies in constructions and complementation

Edited by Mark Kaunisto, Mikko Höglund and Paul Rickman
Expected May 2018. vii, 232 pp. + index
This book is a collection of eleven research articles which altogether serve as a contribution to the study of verb complementation and other constructions, an area of investigation which bridges observations on the spectrum of lexico-grammar, syntax, and semantics.

Community Service-Learning for Spanish Heritage Learners: Making connections and building identities

Kelly Lowther Pereira
Expected September 2018. x, 242 pp. + index
This book proposes community service-learning as a critical pedagogy that connects learners and communities to address key challenges in heritage language education.

Complement Clauses in Portuguese: Syntax and acquisition

Edited by Ana Lúcia Santos and Anabela Gonçalves
Expected September 2018. vi, 413 pp. + index
This volume addresses core issues on complement clauses, focusing on Portuguese (European, Brazilian and Mozambican varieties). It contributes to the discussion of complementation, providing an overview of how theoretical syntax and acquisition studies may combine to broaden our knowledge about the topic.
P&bns 289

Compliments and Positive Assessments: Sequential organization in multi-party conversations

Susanne Strubel-Burgdorf
Expected July 2018. xv, 248 pp. + index
The present study takes a new sequential approach by investigating compliments in context, considering compliment form, as part of a Positive Remark continuum, with the respective Response Strategy uttered in response.
HCP 60

Conceptual Metonymy: Methodological, theoretical, and descriptive issues

Edited by Olga Blanco Carrión, Antonio Barcelona and Rossella Pannain
Expected May 2018. ix, 325 pp.
The volume addresses a number of closely connected methodological, descriptive, and theoretical issues in the study of metonymy, and includes a series of case studies broadening our knowledge of the functioning of metonymy.
CAL 23

Conceptual Semantics: A micro-modular approach

Urpo Nikanne
Expected September 2018. xvi, 276 pp. + index
In this book, the micro-modular approach known as Tiernet within Conceptual Semantics is introduced.
CAL 22

Constructicography: Constructicon development across languages

Edited by Benjamin Lyngfelt, Lars Borin, Kyoko Ohara and Tiago Timponi Torrent
Expected September 2018. viii, 302 pp. + index
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 lexicon, or linguistically informed language technology.
TiLAR 23

The Development of Prosody in First Language Acquisition

Edited by Pilar Prieto and Núria Esteve-Gibert
Expected May 2018. vi, 362 pp. + index
This book compiles a set of seventeen short review chapters from distinguished experts that have contributed significantly to our knowledge about how prosody develops in first language acquisition.
CILT 342

The Diachrony of Classification Systems

Edited by William B. McGregor and Søren Wichmann
Expected May 2018. xi, 362 pp.
Classification is a popular topic in typological, descriptive and theoretical linguistics. This volume is the first to deal specifically with the diachrony. It comprises original papers that examine the ways in which linguistic classification systems arise, change, and dissipate in both natural circumstances and in circumstances of attrition.
DS 30

Dialogic Ethics

Edited by Ronald C. Arnett and François Cooren
Expected August 2018. xiv, 280 pp. + index
Dialogic Ethics offers an impressionistic picture of the diversity of perspectives on this topic.

Directional Particles in Cantonese: Form, function, and grammaticalization

Winnie Chor
Expected May 2018. xvii, 236 pp. + index
This book is the first on Cantonese that deals with the grammaticalization phenomenon systematically. Focusing on a group of twelve directional particles, this book tracks their grammaticalization pathways from full-fledged directional verbs, to directional particles.

The Discursive Construction of Identities On- and Offline: Personal, group and collective

Edited by Birte Bös, Sonja Kleinke, Sandra Mollin and Nuria Hernández
Expected August 2018. vii, 266 pp. + index
This volume explores linguistic identity construction across online and offline contexts.
TSL 118


Edited by Simeon Floyd, Elisabeth Norcliffe and Lila San Roque
Expected April 2018. vii, 505 pp.
Egophoricity is the grammaticalised encoding of personal knowledge or involvement. Markers in egophoric systems are sensitive to epistemic authority; since speakers generally know most about their own affairs, egophoric marking typically associates with first person statements.
SLCS 196

Essays on Linguistic Realism

Edited by Christina Behme and Martin Neef
Expected September 2018. xiii, 296 pp. + index
This book contains new articles by leading philosophers and linguists discussing a promising philosophical framework distinct from currently dominant ones: Linguistic Realism.

Event Structure Metaphors through the Body: Translation from English to American Sign Language

Daniel R. Roush
Expected June 2018. xv, 219 pp. + index
This book investigates the metaphorical production of culturally-Deaf translators who work from English to American Sign Language (ASL).
HCP 61

Evidence for Evidentiality

Edited by Ad Foolen, Helen de Hoop and Gijs Mulder
Expected September 2018. ix, 304 pp. + index
The present volume contributes 11 new studies to the flourishing field of evidentiality research, all exploring the evidential phenomena in a range of languages (Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Khalkha Mongolian, Spanish, Tibetan, Yurakaré), using a variety of methodologies.
SLCS 198

Explorations in English Historical Syntax

Edited by Hubert Cuyckens, Hendrik De Smet, Liesbet Heyvaert and Charlotte Maekelberghe
Expected September 2018. viii, 308 pp. + index
The papers in this volume cover a wide range of interrelated syntactic phenomena, from the history of core arguments, to complements and non-finite clauses, elements in the clause periphery, as well as elements with potential scope over complete sentences and even larger discourse chunks.

Foreign Language Education in Multilingual Classrooms

Edited by Andreas Bonnet and Peter Siemund
Expected September 2018. viii, 417 pp. + index
This volume challenges traditional approaches to foreign language education and proposes to redefine them in our age of international migration and globalization.
DS 31

From Pragmatics to Dialogue

Edited by Edda Weigand and Istvan Kecskes
Expected October 2018. v, 215 pp. + index
This volume aims at building bridges from pragmatics to dialogue and overcoming the gap between two ‘circles’ which have cut themselves off from each other in recent decades even if both addressed the same object, ‘language use’.
SLCS 193

Germanic Genitives

Edited by Tanja Ackermann, Horst J. Simon and Christian Zimmer
Expected April 2018. vi, 327 pp.
The papers in this volume focus on the dynamics of one specific cell in morphological paradigms – the genitive.
CAL 21

Grammaticalization meets Construction Grammar

Edited by Evie Coussé, Peter Andersson and Joel Olofsson
Expected June 2018. vi, 313 pp. + index
This volume brings together articles that are situated at the intersection of grammaticalization research and diachronic construction grammar.
CLU 21

Growing up on the Trobriand Islands in Papua New Guinea: Childhood and eductional ideologies in Tauwema

Barbara Senft and Gunter Senft
Expected May 2018. xxv, 248 pp.
This volume deals with the children’s socialization on the Trobriands.
CVS 14

Historical Pragmatics of Controversies: Case studies from 1600 to 1800

Gerd Fritz, Thomas Gloning and Juliane Glüer
Expected August 2018. vii, 337 pp. + index
The book gives an introduction to the new research field of Historical Pragmatics of Controversies and provides seven case studies (from 1609 to 1796) on controversies in the fields of astronomy/astrology, medicine, chemistry, philosophy, and theology.
BTL 142

A History of Modern Translation Knowledge: Sources, concepts, effects

Edited by Lieven D’hulst and Yves Gambier
Expected September 2018. ix, 460 pp. + index
A History of Modern Translation Knowledge is the first attempt to map the coming into being of modern thinking about translation. It breaks with the well-established tradition of viewing history through the reductive lens of schools, theories, turns or interdisciplinary exchanges.
SLCS 199

Information Structure in Lesser-described Languages: Studies in prosody and syntax

Edited by Evangelia Adamou, Katharina Haude and Martine Vanhove
Expected October 2018. vi, 443 pp. + index
The articles compiled in this volume offer new insights into the wealth of prosodic and syntactic phenomena involved in the encoding of information structure categories.
BTL 140

Key Cultural Texts in Translation

Edited by Kirsten Malmkjær, Adriana Şerban and Fransiska Louwagie
Expected May 2018. xii, 301 pp. + index
In the context of increased movement across borders, this book examines how key cultural texts and concepts are transferred between nations and languages as well as across different media. The texts examined in this book are considered fundamental to their source culture and can also take on a particular relevance to other (target) cultures.

Landscape and Culture – Cross-linguistic Perspectives

Helen Bromhead
Expected July 2018. xii, 221 pp. + index
The relationship between landscape and culture seen through language is an exciting and increasingly explored area. This ground-breaking book contributes to the linguistic examination of both cross-cultural variation and unifying elements in geographical categorization.

Learning Language through Task Repetition

Edited by Martin Bygate
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 in language classes in on-going programmes.

Learning to Read in a Digital World

Edited by Mirit Barzillai, Jenny Thomson, Sascha Schroeder and Paul van den Broek
Expected October 2018. x, 242 pp. + index
The aim of this edited volume is to examine how advances in technology are shaping children’s reading skills and development.
P&bns 288

Legal Pragmatics

Edited by Dennis Kurzon and Barbara Kryk-Kastovsky
Expected April 2018. viii, 278 pp.
The volume Legal Pragmatics is a contribution to the interface between language and law. It looks at how the principles of language use can be beneficial to clarifying legal issues, its twelve chapters (together with the Introduction) offering a wide spectrum of the latest approaches to the area of legal pragmatics.

Lexical meaning as a testable hypothesis: The case of English look, see, seem and appear

Nadav Sabar
Expected April 2018. xv, 144 pp.
This book offers an original treatment of the lexical form look. It establishes that the Columbia School conception of an invariant meaning – hitherto found primarily in grammar – is equally operative in core vocabulary items like look and see. The upshot is that grammar and lexicon are both amenable to synchronic monosemic analysis.
LA 247

Linguistic Foundations of Narration in Spoken and Sign Languages

Edited by Annika Hübl and Markus Steinbach
Expected May 2018. xii, 308 pp. + index
The contributions will appeal to theoretical linguists, sign language linguists, typologists, literary scholars, psycholinguists, and philosophers.
BCT 97

The Locus of Linguistic Variation

Edited by Constantine Lignos, Laurel MacKenzie and Meredith Tamminga
Expected September 2018. x, 187 pp. + index
This volume explores how the patterning of surface variation can shed light on the grammatical representation of variable phenomena, and expand our understanding of the nature of the mental representations and abstract processes required to support variation in language. Originally published as Linguistic Variation 16:2 (2016).
CILT 341

Multiword Units in Machine Translation and Translation Technology

Edited by Ruslan Mitkov, Johanna Monti, Gloria Corpas Pastor and Violeta Seretan
Expected June 2018. ix, 256 pp. + index
The correct interpretation of Multiword Units is crucial to many applications in Natural Language Processing. This volume illustrates a variety of topics that address this challenge, such as rule-based approaches, compound splitting techniques, MWU identification methodologies in multilingual applications, and MWU alignment issues.

The Nation and the Child: Nation Building in Hebrew Children’s Literature, 1930–1970

Yael Darr
Expected June 2018. xii, 181 pp. + index
The Nation and the Child – Nation Building in Hebrew Children’s Literature, 1930–1970 is the first comprehensive study to investigate the active role of children’s literature in the intensive cultural project of building a Hebrew nation.
TSL 122

Nonverbal Predication in Amazonian Languages

Edited by Simon E. Overall, Rosa Vallejos and Spike Gildea
Expected July 2018. vi, 402 pp. + index
This volume explores typological variation within nonverbal predication in Amazonian languages.
SiGL 2

Norwegian Discourse Ellipsis: Clausal architecture and licensing conditions

Mari Nygård
Expected April 2018. xii, 245 pp.
This book develops a grammar model for discourse ellipses in spoken Norwegian. Two major questions are addressed. Firstly, is there active syntactic structure in the ellipsis site? Secondly, how are discourse ellipses licensed? It is argued that both structural and semantic restrictions are required to account for the empirical patterns.
LA 246

The Noun Phrase in English: Past and present

Edited by Alex Ho-Cheong Leung and Wim van der Wurff
Expected June 2018. v, 222 pp. + index
Building on a substantial earlier literature, the chapters in this volume further advance knowledge and understanding of properties of the noun phrase in English.

Patterns of Change in 18th-century English: A sociolinguistic approach

Edited by Terttu Nevalainen, Minna Palander-Collin and Tanja Säily
Expected September 2018. xi, 306 pp. + index
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 introduce models and methods used to trace the progress of linguistic changes in the “long” 18th century, 1680–1800.
P&bns 290

Perspectives on Evidentiality in Spanish: Explorations across genres

Edited by Carolina Figueras Bates and Adrián Cabedo Nebot
Expected September 2018. vi, 250 pp. + index
The present volume explores the interrelations between evidentials and textual genre in Spanish. In particular, this book is concerned with the relationship between evidential expressions and the pragmatic meaning(s) triggered by those expressions, and the role of genre in shaping the evidential meanings.

Persuasion in Public Discourse: Cognitive and functional perspectives

Edited by Jana Pelclová and Wei-lun Lu
Expected October 2018. vi, 327 pp. + index
This book approaches persuasion in public discourse as a rhetorical phenomenon that enables the persuader to appeal to the addressee’s intellectual and emotional capacities in a competing public environment.
P&bns 292

Positioning the Self and Others: Linguistic perspectives

Edited by Kate Beeching, Chiara Ghezzi and Piera Molinelli
Expected October 2018. vi, 303 pp. + index
This volume focusses on address terms, pragmatic markers, code switching/choice and orthography, the indexicalities of which are explored in different communicative activities.
P&bns 294

Pragmatics and its Interfaces

Edited by Cornelia Ilie and Neal R. Norrick
Expected October 2018. vi, 309 pp. + index
This volume offers state-of-the-art overviews of the cross-disciplinary role and impact of Pragmatics in relation to several areas of study that it interfaces with.
LAL 30

The Pragmatics of Irony and Banter

Edited by Manuel Jobert and Sandrine Sorlin
Expected April 2018. vi, 221 pp.
The Pragmatics of Irony and Banter is the first book-length study analysing irony and banter together.
BCT 96

The Pragmatics of Sensitive Activities in Institutional Discourse

Edited by Maj-Britt Mosegaard Hansen and Rosina Márquez Reiter
Expected August 2018. v, 189 pp. + index
This volume examines the way participants orient to aspects of their interactions with others as interpersonally sensitive across an array of languages and contemporary institutional settings. Originally published as special issue of Pragmatics and Society 7:4 (2016).
Z 217

Progress in Colour Studies: Cognition, language and beyond

Edited by Lindsay MacDonald, Carole P. Biggam and Galina V. Paramei
Expected October 2018. xx, 459 pp. + index
This volume presents authoritative and up-to-date research in colour studies by specialists across a wide range of academic disciplines, including vision science, psychology, psycholinguistics, linguistics, anthropology, onomastics, philosophy, archaeology and design.
BTL 141

Reception Studies and Audiovisual Translation

Edited by Elena Di Giovanni and Yves Gambier
Expected August 2018. xii, 347 pp. + index
This volume provides a detailed and comprehensive overview of reception studies related to audiovisual translation and accessibility, from a diachronic and synchronic perspective.
NSS 31

Reshaping of the Nominal Inflection in Early Northern West Germanic

Elżbieta Adamczyk
Expected April 2018. xxvii, 572 pp.
A comprehensive corpus study of analogical developments in the nominal morphology of four Northern West Germanic languages: Old English, Old Frisian, Old Saxon and Old Low Franconian. It affords insight into the dynamics of the changes, their scope, the mechanisms underlying the restructuring process and the factors conditioning it.

Romance Languages and Linguistic Theory 13: Selected papers from ‘Going Romance’ 29, Nijmegen

Edited by Janine Berns, Haike Jacobs and Dominique Nouveau
Expected July 2018. vi, 336 pp. + index
The present volume contains a selection of 19 peer-reviewed articles dealing with syntax, phonology, morphology, semantics and acquisition of the Romance languages.

Romance Languages and Linguistic Theory 14: Selected papers from the 46th Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages (LSRL), Stony Brook, NY

Edited by Lori Repetti and Francisco Ordóñez
Expected September 2018. vii, 341 pp. + index
This book contains a peer-reviewed selection of papers presented at the 46th Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages that took place at Stony Brook University, New York. It provides current research and debates on bilingualism, historical linguistics, morphology, phonology, semantics, sociolinguistics, and syntax in Romance languages.
CVS 13

Science and Democracy: Controversies and conflicts

Edited by Pierluigi Barrotta and Giovanni Scarafile
Expected June 2018. viii, 195 pp. + index
The relationship between science and democracy has become a much-debated issue. This volume explains the reasons for the interest in this, at times troublesome, relationships between science and public opinion which characterize democratic societies.
CILT 343

Sociocultural Dimensions of Lexis and Text in the History of English

Edited by Peter Petré, Hubert Cuyckens and Frauke D'hoedt
Expected August 2018. viii, 252 pp. + index
This volume examines how the sociohistorical and cultural context may influence structural features of lexis and text types. Attention is paid to social ‘labels’ and attitudes, thereby focusing on their dynamic and historical dimension, in order to explain morphological, lexical, and textual changes that would otherwise be hard to account for.
P&bns 291

Socioeconomic Pragmatic Variation: Speech acts and address forms in context

Larssyn Staley
Expected August 2018. xv, 196 pp. + index
The aim of this study is two-fold: to provide a potential framework for how pragmatic variables and their context can be defined, using the concept of a communicative activity, and to investigate socioeconomic variation in pragmatics by taking offers, thanks responses and address forms as examples.

Studies in Historical Ibero-Romance Morpho-Syntax

Edited by Miriam Bouzouita, Ioanna Sitaridou and Enrique Pato
Expected June 2018. vi, 335 pp. + index
This volume features fourteen papers by leading specialists on various aspects of historical morpho-syntax in the Ibero-Romance languages. In these papers, fine-grained analyses are developed to capture the richness of undiscussed or —often— previously unknown data.

TBLT as a Researched Pedagogy

Edited by Virginia Samuda, Kris Van den Branden and Martin Bygate
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 engage with pedagogy, and how TBLT pedagogy can engage with research.
SCL 83

Tag Questions in Conversation: A typology of their interactional and stance meanings

Ditte Kimps
Expected May 2018. xviii, 246 pp. + index
This monograph deals with variable tag questions. These are utterances with a variable interrogative tag, like It's peculiar writing, isn't it, and the semi-variable tag innit, such as Nice, innit. The aim is to provide a corpus-based, comprehensive semantic-pragmatic typology of British English tag questions.

Task-Based Approaches to Teaching and Assessing Pragmatics

Edited by Naoko Taguchi and YouJin Kim
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 TBLT.
SLCS 197

Tense, Aspect, Modality, and Evidentiality: Crosslinguistic perspectives

Edited by Dalila Ayoun, Agnès Celle and Laure Lansari
Expected September 2018. viii, 353 pp. + index
After an introductory chapter that provides an overview to theoretical issues in tense, aspect, modality and evidentiality, this volume presents a variety of original contributions that are firmly empirically-grounded based on elicited or corpus data, while adopting different theoretical frameworks.
P&bns 293

Time in Embodied Interaction: Synchronicity and sequentiality of multimodal resources

Edited by Arnulf Deppermann and Jürgen Streeck
Expected October 2018. vi, 350 pp. + index
This is the first book dedicated to the study of the complexities that arise in embodied interaction from the multiplicity of time-scales on which its component processes unfold. It shows in microscopic detail how people synchronize and sequence modal resources such as talk, gaze, gesture, and object-manipulation to accomplish social actions.
TSL 121

Typological Hierarchies in Synchrony and Diachrony

Edited by Sonia Cristofaro and Fernando Zúñiga
Expected June 2018. vi, 426 pp. + index
The book will be of interest not only to the broad typological community, but also historical linguists, cognitive linguists, and psycholinguists.
NSS 29

Untersuchungen zu den Gründungsdokumenten der färöischen Rechtschreibung: Ein Beitrag zur nordischen Schriftgeschichte

Christer Lindqvist
Expected May 2018. xx, 312 pp. (incl. CD-Rom)
Modern Faroese spelling did not emerge from centuries of literary tradition, but was re-created mainly in the 19th century. Its founding documents consist of four spells written in a relatively orthophone spelling. Prior to their publication in 1864, these were converted into a spelling with orthographic depth along diachronic lines.
BSP 59

Veritas et subtilitas: Truth and Subtlety in the History of Philosophy. Essays in memory of Burkhard Mojsisch (1944-2015)

Edited by Tengiz Iremadze and Udo Reinhold Jeck
Expected August 2018. ix, 457 pp. + index
s collection includes highly qualified papers on ancient, medieval and early modern philosophy, and demonstrates the importance of the historical research of philosophy at the beginning of the 21st century and its current trends.
Z 218

The Vindel Parchment and Martin Codax / O Pergamiño Vindel e Martin Codax: The Golden Age of Medieval Galician Poetry / O esplendor da poesía galega medieval

Edited by Alexandre Rodríguez Guerra and Xosé Bieito Arias Freixedo
Expected October 2018. xx, 336 pp. + index
The current volume comprises eighteen chapters dealing in depth with Martin Codax’s work and the Vindel Parchment from five perspectives: literature, linguistics, codicology and ecdotics, music, and history. The articles are in English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, or Galician, with English summaries.

Words of Crisis as Words of Power: The jeremiad in American presidential speeches

Marta Neüff
Expected May 2018. vii, 410 pp. + index
The volume explores crisis rhetoric in contemporary U.S. American presidential speechmaking. It will be of interest to students and scholars of presidential rhetoric, political communication, sociolinguistics and cultural studies.

Writing Systems, Reading Processes, and Cross-Linguistic Influences: Reflections from the Chinese, Japanese and Korean Languages

Edited by Hye K. Pae
Expected July 2018. xii, 458 pp. + index
This book provides readers with a unique array of scholarly reflections on the writing systems of Chinese, Japanese, and Korean in relation to reading processes and data-driven interpretations of cross-language transfer.