• Teaching, Language & Reference
      September 2017

      The Languages and Linguistics of Western Asia

      An Areal Perspective

      by Geoffrey Haig, Geoffrey Khan

      The languages of Western Asia belong to a variety of language families but share numerous features on account of being in areal contact for many centuries. This volume presents descriptions of the individual languages of this area, overview chapters on su

    • Teaching, Language & Reference
      October 2017

      Handbook of Communications Disorders

      Theoretical, Empirical, and Applied Linguistic Perspectives

      by Amalia Bar-On, Dorit Ravid

      This handbook presents a psycholinguistic, neurolinguistic, and sociolinguistic foundation for the understanding and treatment of communications disabilities at different stages of human development and in various social and communicative contexts. ;

    • Teaching, Language & Reference
      January 2018

      The Languages and Linguistics of Africa

      A Comprehensive Guide

      by Tom Güldemann

      The handbook takes a fresh look at the currently underestimated linguistic diversity of Africa, the continent with the largest number of languages in the world. It covers the major domains of linguistics, attempt to give a representative and at times non-

    • Teaching, Language & Reference
      September 2017

      Handbook of Japanese Syntax

      by Masayoshi Shibatani, Shigeru Miyagawa, Hisashi Noda

      This volume presents a comprehensive survey of the achievements in Japanese syntax, covering major syntactic issues such as configurationality, case-marking, grammatical relations, and nominalizations. The book acquaints readers with the recent progress i

    • Teaching, Language & Reference
      September 2019

      Methods in Pragmatics

      by Andreas H. Jucker, Klaus P. Schneider, Wolfram Bublitz

      This handbook reviews a large range of different research and data collection methods used in pragmatics. It includes overviews of methods that rely on introspection and rational thinking; and it includes overviews of empirical methods, such as experiment

    • Teaching, Language & Reference
      January 2019

      The Mouton Atlas of Languages and Cultures

      by Gerd Carling

      The volume is a handbook on the history of language and culture of the agriculture areas of Eurasia, Pacific and Amazon, based on contemporary and historical lexical, cultural and typological data from 17 families and 400 languages. The atlas, which is co

    • Teaching, Language & Reference
      September 2018

      Communication and Media Ethics

      by Patrick Lee Plaisance

      The Handbooks series aims to integra

    • Teaching, Language & Reference
      September 2019

      Language Contact. Volume 1

      by Jeroen Darquennes, Joseph C. Salmons, Wim Vandenbussche

      Die Reihe HANDBÜCHER ZUR SPRACH- UND KOMMUNIKATIONSWISSENSCHAFT erschließt einen Wissensbereich, der sowohl die allgemeine Linguistik und die speziellen, philologisch orientierten Sprachwissenschaften als auch diejenigen Wissenschaftsgebiete umfasst, d

    • June 1981

      On Understanding Islam

      Selected Studies

      by Wilfred C. Smith

      Sinceits founding by Jacques Waardenburg in 1971, Religion and Reason has been a leading forum for contributions on theories, theoretical issues and agendas related to the phenomenon and the study of religion. Topics include (among others) category format

    • December 1977

      Language Planning Processes

      by Joan Rubin, Björn H. Jernudd, Jyotirindra DasGupta, Joshua A. Fishman, Charles A. Ferguson

      CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE SOCIOLOGY OF LANGUAGE brings to students, researchers and practitioners in all of the social and language-related sciences carefully selected book-length publications dealing with sociolinguistic theory, methods, findings and applicat

    • September 1981

      Never Say Die!

      A Thousand Years of Yiddish in Jewish Life and Letters

      by Joshua A. Fishman

      CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE SOCIOLOGY OF LANGUAGE brings to students, researchers and practitioners in all of the social and language-related sciences carefully selected book-length publications dealing with sociolinguistic theory, methods, findings and applicat

    • January 1996

      Functional Semantics

      A Theory of Meaning, Structure and Tense in English

      by Peter Harder

      The series publishes state-of-the-art work on core areas of linguistics across theoretical frameworks as well as studies that provide new insights by building bridges to neighbouring fields such as neuroscience and cognitive science. The series considers

    • February 2005

      Social Networks and Historical Sociolinguistics

      Studies in Morphosyntactic Variation in the Paston Letters (1421-1503)

      by Alexander Bergs

      The author analyzes, from a historical sociolinguistic point of view, selected domains of morphosyntactic variation in a 250,000 word collection of the Middle English Paston Letters (1421-1503). In three case studies, two nominal and one verbal variable a

    • November 2008

      Studies on Grammaticalization

      by Elisabeth Verhoeven, Stavros Skopeteas, Yong-Min Shin, Yoko Nishina, Johannes Helmbrecht

      Grammaticalization theory has played a major role in the developments in language typology and functional linguistics during the last three decades. The contributions in this book discuss the major theoretical issues of grammaticalization theory, illustra

    • July 2009

      A Typology of Verbal Borrowings

      by Jan Wohlgemuth

      The present work is the first in-depth cross-linguistic study on loan verbs and the morphological, syntactic and sociolinguistic aspects of loan verb accommodation, investigating claims that verbs generally are more difficult to borrow than other parts of

    • August 2011

      Syntax and Morphology Multidimensional

      by Andreas Nolda, Oliver Teuber

      This volume collects papers that discuss theoretical or empirical problems from a multidimensional view of syntax and morphology, presupposing frameworks such as LFG, HPSG, the Parallel Architecture, or Integrational Linguistics, where syntactic and morph

    • March 2017

      Handbuch Diskurs

      by Ingo H. Warnke

      The handbook explores the notion of “discourse” using basic linguistic concepts and the methods of discourse linguistics. Different linguistic approaches see discourses in terms of dynamic, heterogeneous, and conflictual constellations. The volume also co

    • August 2014

      English as a Lingua Franca in Wider Networking

      Blogging Practices

      by Paola Vettorel

      In a constantly interconnected world communication takes place beyond territorial boundaries, in networks where English works as a lingua franca. The volume explores how ELF is employed in internationally-oriented personal blogs; findings show how blogger

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