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

Carol A. Chapelle
December 2003. xvi, 213 pp.
How does technology intersect with language teaching practices in ways that benefit learning? How can the learning accomplished through technology be evaluated? How do technology-based practices influence and advance applied... read more
BTL 122

New Insights in the History of Interpreting

Edited by Kayoko Takeda and Jesús Baigorri-Jalón
March 2016. xvi, 278 pp.
Targeted at practitioners, scholars, and students of interpreting, translation, and history, the new insights presented in the ten original articles aim to spark discussion and research on the vital roles interpreters have played... read more
BTL 116

The Habsburg Monarchy's Many-Languaged Soul: Translating and interpreting, 1848–1918

Michaela Wolf
May 2015. xvii, 289 pp.
This book traces translation and interpreting practices in the Habsburg Empire’s administration, courts and diplomatic service, and takes account of the “habitualized” translation carried out in everyday life.
P&bns 213

Cyberpragmatics: Internet-mediated communication in context

Francisco Yus
August 2011. xiv, 353 pp.
An analysis of Internet-mediated communication from the perspective of cognitive pragmatics. It addresses a whole range of interactions that can be found on the Net: the web page, chat rooms, instant messaging, social networking... read more

Connecting Grammaticalisation

Jens Nørgård-Sørensen, Lars Heltoft and Lene Schøsler
December 2011. xiii, 347 pp.
Grammar is seen as a complex sign system, and, as a consequence, grammatical change always comprises semantic change. The book introduces the concept of connecting grammaticalisation to describe the formation, restructuring and... read more

Letters as Loot: A sociolinguistic approach to seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Dutch

Gijsbert Rutten and Marijke J. van der Wal
November 2014. xiii, 426 pp.
This book presents an in-depth study of the language of letters focussing on a unique collection of Dutch private letters from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, which comprises letters from the lower, middle and upper... read more
Z 179

Organic Creativity and the Physics Within

Mea M.M. Lowcre
March 2013. x, 59 pp.
A group of international top scientists from a diversity of disciplines sat together for five days with artists, designers and entrepreneurs to develop a trans-disciplinary theory of creativity.
Z 211

Creole Studies – Phylogenetic Approaches

Edited by Peter Bakker, Finn Borchsenius, Carsten Levisen and Eeva Sippola
May 2017. x, 414 pp.
This book launches a new approach to creole studies founded on phylogenetic network analysis. Creole languages are new languages that developed in extraordinary language contact situations.
Z 185

Elements of Structural Syntax

Lucien Tesnière
February 2015. lxxxii, 698 pp.
The volume contains a comprehensive approach to the syntax of natural languages, an approach that is foundational for an entire stream in the modern study of syntax and grammar. This stream is known today as dependency grammar... read more
Z 137

Anthropology of Color: Interdisciplinary multilevel modeling

Edited by Robert E. MacLaury, Galina V. Paramei and Don Dedrick
November 2007. xx, 485 pp.
The field of color categorization has always been intrinsically multi- and inter-disciplinary, since its beginnings in the nineteenth century. The main contribution of this book is to foster a new level of... read more
Z 159

Stylistic Use of Phraseological Units in Discourse

Anita Naciscione
September 2010. xiii, 292 pp.
Presents the state of theoretical and applied research in the field of phraseology. This title elaborates key terminology and theoretical concepts of phraseology, while challenging some prevailing assumptions.
CLU 16

Tales from the Trobriand Islands of Papua New Guinea: Psycholinguistic and anthropological linguistic analyses of tales told by Trobriand children and adults

Gunter Senft
August 2015. xviii, 299 pp.
A summarizing comparative analysis of the Trobriand tales from a psycholinguistic, anthropological linguistic and philological point of view discusses the underlying schemata of the stories, the means narrators use to structure... read more
CLU 20

Imdeduya: Variants of a myth of love and hate from the Trobriand Islands of Papua New Guinea

Gunter Senft
July 2017. xvi, 244 pp.
This volume presents five variants of the Imdeduya myth: two versions of the actual myth, a short story, a song and John Kasaipwalova’s English poem “Sail the Midnight Sun”.
CLU 10

Culinary Linguistics: The chef's special

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

The Tuma Underworld of Love: Erotic and other narrative songs of the Trobriand Islanders and their spirits of the dead

Gunter Senft
September 2011. xvii, 138 pp.
The Trobriand Islanders' eschatological belief system explains what happens when someone dies. Bronislaw Malinowski described essentials of this eschatology in his articles "Baloma: the Spirits of the Dead in the Trobriand... read more
GS 4

Integrating Gestures: The interdisciplinary nature of gesture

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

Germanic Heritage Languages in North America: Acquisition, attrition and change

Edited by Janne Bondi Johannessen and Joseph C. Salmons
August 2015. vi, 418 pp.
This book presents new empirical findings about Germanic heritage varieties spoken in North America, and varieties of English spoken both by heritage speakers and in communities after language shift. The volume focuses on three... read more
C&EB 6

Moving Ourselves, Moving Others: Motion and emotion in intersubjectivity, consciousness and language

Edited by Ad Foolen, Ulrike M. Lüdtke, Timothy P. Racine and Jordan Zlatev
April 2012. viii, 492 pp.
The close relationship between motion (bodily movement) and emotion (feelings) is not an etymological coincidence. While moving ourselves, we move others; in observing others move – we are moved ourselves. This book elaborates a... read more
LA 242

Adjective Adverb Interfaces in Romance

Edited by Martin Hummel and Salvador Valera
December 2017. vi, 374 pp.
The volume provides typological and theoretical insights into the common or different usage of adjectives and adverbs in Romance.
LA 221

Studies in Övdalian Morphology and Syntax: New research on a lesser-known Scandinavian language

Edited by Kristine Bentzen, Henrik Rosenkvist and Janne Bondi Johannessen
January 2015. v, 232 pp.
In this volume, a detailed linguistic background to Övdalian is provided, as well as six articles about Övdalian morphology and syntax.
Z 215

Language Dispersal Beyond Farming

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

The Dawn of Dutch: Language contact in the Western Low Countries before 1200

Michiel de Vaan
December 2017. xviii, 613 pp.
This synthesis of available evidence for traces of Frisian or Ingvaeonic in the dialects of the western Low Countries follows the lead of many recent studies on language contact situations in the past. The topic is approached... read more
CLU 21

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

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

Constructicography: Constructicon development across languages

Edited by Benjamin Lyngfelt, Lars Borin, Kyoko Ohara and Tiago Timponi Torrent
Expected July 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... read more
SiGL 3

A Comparative Grammar of the Early Germanic Languages

Robert D. Fulk
Expected October 2018. xv, 420 pp.
This book offers an overview of and bibliographical guide to the study of the phonology and the inflectional morphology of the earliest Germanic languages, with particular attention to Gothic, Old Norse / Icelandic, Old English,... read more