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TSL 118


Edited by Simeon Floyd, Elisabeth Norcliffe and Lila San Roque
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.
SiN 24

Form-function Relations in Narrative Development: How Anna became a writer

E. Birgitta Svensson
April 2018. xi, 297 pp.
This book provides insights into the development toward narrative competence, and illustrates multifaceted patterns in the developing capacity to create globally coherent narrative texts.
SLCS 193

Germanic Genitives

Edited by Tanja Ackermann, Horst J. Simon and Christian Zimmer
April 2018. vi, 327 pp.
The papers in this volume focus on the dynamics of one specific cell in morphological paradigms – the genitive.
P&bns 288

Legal Pragmatics

Edited by Dennis Kurzon and Barbara Kryk-Kastovsky
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
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.
Z 216

A Linguistic Handbook of French for Translators and Language Students

Paul Boucher
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.
SiGL 2

Norwegian Discourse Ellipsis: Clausal architecture and licensing conditions

Mari Nygård
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.
LAL 30

The Pragmatics of Irony and Banter

Edited by Manuel Jobert and Sandrine Sorlin
April 2018. vi, 221 pp.
The Pragmatics of Irony and Banter is the first book-length study analysing irony and banter together.
P&bns 285

Pragmatics of Japanese: Perspectives on grammar, interaction and culture

Edited by Mutsuko Endo Hudson, Yoshiko Matsumoto and Junko Mori
April 2018. xv, 311 pp.
Bringing together the latest studies on Japanese pragmatics, this edited volume showcases the breadth of research conducted in this ever-expanding, interdisciplinary field, with the introductory chapter providing a useful summary of developments in the field in the past decades.
NSS 31

Reshaping of the Nominal Inflection in Early Northern West Germanic

Elżbieta Adamczyk
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.

Speaking in a Second Language

Edited by Rosa Alonso Alonso
April 2018. xii, 243 pp.
The book provides a novel approach to the study of speaking in a second language by combining recent findings in usage-based linguistics with current issues in teaching.