Anti-racist Discourse on Muslims in the Australian Parliament

Jennifer E. Cheng
November 2017. xxiv, 204 pp.
Anti-racist Discourse on Muslims in the Australian Parliament examines anti-racist discourse in contemporary Australian politics, in particular, how politicians contest and challenge racism against a minority group that does not constitute a traditional ‘race’.
AIC 10

Argumentation across Communities of Practice: Multi-disciplinary perspectives

Edited by Cornelia Ilie and Giuliana Garzone
November 2017. vi, 345 pp.
Featuring multidisciplinary and transcultural investigations, this volume showcases state-of-the-art scholarship about the impact of argumentation-based discourses and field-specific argumentation practices in a wide range of communities of practice belonging to the media, social, legal and political spheres.
LA 245

Bare Nominals in Brazilian Portuguese: An integral approach

Albert Wall
November 2017. xv, 322 pp.
Over the last three decades, Brazilian Portuguese bare nominals have turned into a hot topic in the cross-linguistic study of nominal syntax and semantics. This contribution is the first comprehensive, book-length treatment of the issue, covering both the long-standing discussion about the adequate analysis of these forms as well as the... read more
LA 241

Beyond Markedness in Formal Phonology

Edited by Bridget D. Samuels
November 2017. xii, 237 pp.
This volume brings together a collection of articles with a broad range of critical viewpoints on the notion of markedness in phonological theory.

Cameroon Pidgin English: A comprehensive grammar

Miriam Ayafor and Melanie Green
November 2017. xxi, 314 pp.
The authors’ typologically-framed investigation of the features of the language, from its phonetics, phonology and lexicon to its syntax and discourse structure, allows the reader a clear view of the linguistic character of CPE, offering a comprehensive description of the language.
LL&LT 48

Complexity Theory and Language Development: In celebration of Diane Larsen-Freeman

Edited by Lourdes Ortega and ZhaoHong Han
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 applied linguistics and second language acquisition.
BCT 93

Contemporary Discourses of Hate and Radicalism across Space and Genres

Edited by Monika Kopytowska
November 2017. vi, 279 pp.
This unique volume brings together various academic voices and critical reflections on discursive manifestations of hate and radicalism in contemporary public discourses. Originally published as a special issue of Journal of Language Aggression and Conflict 3:1 (2015).
SLCS 191

Cross-linguistic Correspondences: From lexis to genre

Edited by Thomas Egan and Hildegunn Dirdal
November 2017. vii, 295 pp.
The present volume, which comprises an introduction and ten chapters dealing with lexical contrasts between English and other languages, shows advances within the well-established lexical work in the field.

Cultural Linguistics: Cultural conceptualisations and language

Farzad Sharifian
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.
LAL 29

Free Indirect Style in Modernism: Representations of consciousness

Eric Rundquist
November 2017. xvii, 197 pp.
This book consolidates the existing literary linguistic scholarship concerning FIS into a theory that is based around one of its most important effects: consciousness representation.

L'Époque de la Renaissance (1400–1600): Tome II: La nouvelle culture (1480–1520)

Sous la direction de Eva Kushner
November 2017. viii, 544 pp.
Tome II vient compléter la sous-série Renaissance. Au cours des quarante années attribuées au volume présent, la Renaissance est opérante dans nombre de régions, pays, strates sociales, arts de vivre. Cette multiplicité d’instantanés invite le lectorat à percevoir en quoi les années 1480-1520 sont au cœur même du phénomène nommé Renaissance.
P&bns 279

Language and Violence: Pragmatic perspectives

Edited by Daniel Silva
November 2017. vi, 250 pp.
This book combines scholarship in pragmatics, linguistic anthropology, and philosophy to address the problem of violence in language.
SLCS 182

Lexical Polycategoriality: Cross-linguistic, cross-theoretical and language acquisition approaches

Edited by Valentina Vapnarsky and Edy Veneziano
November 2017. xiii, 479 pp.
This book presents a collection of chapters on the nature, flexibility and acquisition of lexical categories.
LAL 27

Narrative Absorption

Edited by Frank Hakemulder, Moniek M. Kuijpers, Ed S. Tan, Katalin Bálint and Miruna M. Doicaru
November 2017. ix, 319 pp.
Narrative Absorption brings together research from the social sciences and Humanities to solve a number of mysteries: Most of us will have had those moments, of being totally absorbed in a book, a movie, or computer game.
LA 244

On the Syntax of Missing Objects: A study with special reference to English, Polish, and Hungarian

Marta Ruda
November 2017. xvii, 195 pp.
Focusing on objects, this book aims at contributing to the on-going inquiry into modelling structures with missing arguments.
SLCS 190

Pragmatic Approaches to Latin and Ancient Greek

Edited by Camille Denizot and Olga Spevak
November 2017. xvi, 309 pp.
This book explores various pragmatic phenomena in these two languages, which are accessible through corpora consisting of a broad range of text types.
SLCS 186

Pragmatic Markers, Discourse Markers and Modal Particles: New perspectives

Edited by Chiara Fedriani and Andrea Sansó
November 2017. ix, 492 pp.
This book offers new perspectives into the description of the form, meaning and function of Pragmatic Markers, Discourse Markers and Modal Particles in a number of different languages, along with new methods for identifying their ‘prototypical’ instances in situated language contexts, often based on cross-linguistic comparisons.

Representing the Other in European Media Discourses

Edited by Jan Chovanec and Katarzyna Molek-Kozakowska
November 2017. vi, 320 pp.
The aim of the book is to document the diverse discursive forms of othering, ranging from differentiation to discrimination, that are directed against various ‘other Europeans’ in both institutionalized media and such non-elite semi-public contexts as discussion forums and citizen blogs.

Sociobiological Bases of Information Structure

Viviana Masia
November 2017. xxi, 193 pp.
The book tackles the sociobiological bases of Information Structure (IS) inquiring both its evidential and neurobiological underpinnings in human communication.

Sonic Signatures: Studies dedicated to John Harris

Edited by Geoff Lindsey and Andrew Nevins
November 2017. x, 322 pp.
Sonic Signatures is devoted to the representation of sound patterns and sound structures across a range of typologically distinct languages with the aim of understanding the nature of linguistic data structures from a balance between representational economy and the interfaces of phonology with other domains, including acoustic and visual.

Studies on Variation in Portuguese

Edited by Pilar P. Barbosa, Maria da Conceição de Paiva and Celeste Rodrigues
November 2017. vi, 345 pp.
Studies on Variation in Portuguese offers a collection of studies on a range of variable phenomena attested within and across varieties of Portuguese.
Z 214

Syntax: An Introduction to Minimalism

Elly van Gelderen
November 2017. xvi, 159 pp.
Using a concise and clear style, this book highlights insights from current syntactic theory and minimalism.
BTL 136

Translation of Autobiography: Narrating self, translating the other

Susan XU Yun
November 2017. xv, 231 pp.
This book presents an interdisciplinary study that straddles four academic fields, namely, autobiography, stylistics, narratology and translation studies. It shows that foregrounding is manifested in the language of autobiography, alerting readers to an authorial tone with certain ideological affiliations.
TSL 119

Uralic Essive and the Expression of Impermanent State

Edited by Casper de Groot
November 2017. xix, 555 pp.
This volume is the first book length study into the essive, a relatively unknown case marker like English ‘as (a child)’. It focuses on the distribution of the essive in contemporary Uralic languages with special attention to the opposition between permanent and impermanent state.