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SCL 82

Applications of Pattern-driven Methods in Corpus Linguistics

Edited by Joanna Kopaczyk and Jukka Tyrkkö
March 2018. vii, 313 pp.
This volume proposes the term pattern-driven approach as a more precise alternative. The chapters illustrate a variety of methods that fall under this broad methodology, such as lexical bundles, POS-grams and semantic frames, and demonstrate how these approaches can uncover new understandings of both synchronic and diachronic linguistic phenomena.
SiBil 54

Bilingual Cognition and Language: The state of the science across its subfields

Edited by David Miller, Fatih Bayram, Jason Rothman and Ludovica Serratrice
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.
CAL 20

Category Change from a Constructional Perspective

Edited by Kristel Van Goethem, Muriel Norde, Evie Coussé and Gudrun Vanderbauwhede
March 2018. vii, 314 pp.
This volume offers a survey of different types of category change and their properties, e.g. abrupt versus gradual changes, morphological versus syntactic changes, or context-independent versus context-sensitive changes.
P&bns 286

Discourse Markers and (Dis)fluency: Forms and functions across languages and registers

Ludivine Crible
March 2018. xvi, 252 pp.
The purpose of this book is to distinguish between strategic vs. symptomatic uses of discourse markers on the basis of their combination, function and distribution across several registers in English and French.
SLCS 192

Functionalist and Usage-based Approaches to the Study of Language: In honor of Joan L. Bybee

Edited by K. Aaron Smith and Dawn Nordquist
March 2018. xxvi, 250 pp.
The contributions to this volume honor Joan Bybee’s 2005 LSA Presidential address “Grammar is Usage and Usage is Grammar,” as a cumulative articulation of Professor Bybee's long and influential career in linguistics. The volume begins with a functional examination of child language acquisition of ergative languages. The next three contributions... read more
SCL 84

How to Do Corpus Pragmatics on Pragmatically Annotated Data: Speech acts and beyond

Martin Weisser
March 2018. xiv, 294 pp.
This book introduces a methodology and research tool (DART) that make it possible to carry out advanced corpus pragmatics research using dialogue corpora enriched with pragmatics-relevant annotations.
CILT 340

Language Variation and Contact-Induced Change: Spanish across space and time

Edited by Jeremy King and Sandro Sessarego
March 2018. vi, 336 pp.
The sustained contact between Spanish and other languages in different parts of the world has given rise to a wide number of changes in the language, driven by different linguistic and social processes. This collection of articles provides new insight into such phenomena across the Spanish-speaking world.
Z 213

On Understanding Grammar: Revised edition

T. Givón
March 2018. xxi, 299 pp.
Thoroughly revised, corrected and updated, On Understanding Grammar remains, as its author intended it in 1979, a book about trying to make sense of human language and of doing linguistics.
P&bns 287

Pragmatic Transfer and Development: Evidence from EFL learners in China

Wei Li
March 2018. xv, 268 pp.
This book examines pragmatic transfer by Chinese learners of English at different proficiency levels when writing email requests and refusals.
Impact 45

The Sociolinguistics of Place and Belonging: Perspectives from the margins

Edited by Leonie Cornips and Vincent A. de Rooij
March 2018. vi, 291 pp.
This volume shows the relevance of the concepts of ‘place’ and ‘belonging’ for understanding the dynamics of identification through language.
Impact 46

Spanish in Colombia and New York City: Language contact meets dialectal convergence

Rafael Orozco
March 2018. xv, 193 pp.
This volume fills a void in language variation and change research. It is the first to provide an empirical, comparative study of Spanish in Colombia and New York City.