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John Benjamins Publishing Company is an independent, family-owned academic publisher headquartered in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Over the years John Benjamins has been firmly rooted in every imaginable subfield of Language and Linguistics. Further fields of focus are Cognitive Science, Psychology, (Contemporary) Philosophy, Terminology, Information Design, Literary Studies and Art History.

John Benjamins publications are selected under expert academic editorship and peer-reviewing by and for academic researchers and trainers, and include, in addition to works of pure research, excellent university-level course books. John Benjamins takes pride in maintaining a constant dialogue with the various academic communities to stay at the forefront of research developments and needs, and in serving as an academic exchange for scholars from every part of the world.

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Introduction to Healthcare for Interpreters and Translators.

Crezee, Ineke.
(2013)  | 9789027212061 | John Benjamins Publishing Co | pbk. | book | 364pp
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"Getting information off the internet is like taking a drink from a fire hydrant.” (Mitchell Kapor, n.d.). Medical concepts and terminology can be very confusing for the uninitiated interpreter or translator. This book will allow interpreters and translators to quickly read up on healthcare settings,...

Narrative and identity construction in the Pacific islands.

Gounder, Farzana.
(2015)  | 9789027249340 | John Benjamins Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 276pp
AUD 228.95 (inc. GST), AUD 208.14 (ex. GST),
Comprising of more than twenty five percent of the world'e(tm)s known languages, the Pacific is considered to be the most linguistically diverse region in the world. What unifies the region is the culture of storytelling, which provides a fundamental means for perpetuating cultural knowledge across...

Land and language in Cape York Peninsula and the Gulf county.

Hafner, Diane. Verstraete, Jean-Christophe.
(2016)  | 9789027244543 | John Benjamins Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 502pp
AUD 254.95 (inc. GST), AUD 231.77 (ex. GST),
This volume offers a state-of-the-art survey of linguistic, anthropological, archaeological and historical work focused on Cape York Peninsula and the Gulf Country, in Australia's northeast. The volume also honours Bruce Rigsby, emeritus professor of anthropology at the University of Queensland, whose...

The discourse of court interpreting : discourse practices of the law the witness and the interpreter.

Hale, S.
(2004)  | 9789027224354 | John Benjamins Publishing Co | pbk. | book | 288pp | Availability last checked: 7/3/2017
AUD 76.95 (inc. GST), AUD 69.95 (ex. GST),
This book explores the intricacies of court interpreting through a thorough analysis of the authentic discourse of the English-speaking participants, the Spanish-speaking witnesses and the interpreters. Written by a practitioner, educator and researcher, the book presents the reader with real issues...

Electronic discourse in language learning and language teaching.: Language Learning & Language Teaching 25

Abraham, Lee B. Williams, Lawrence.
(2009)  | 9789027213006 | John Benjamins Publishing Co | pbk. | book | 356pp
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New technologies are constantly transforming traditional notions of language use and literacy in online communication environments. While previous research has provided a foundation for understanding the use of new technologies in instructed second language environments, few studies have investigated...

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Pragmatic approaches to latin and ancient greek.

Denizot, Camille. Spevak, Olga.
(2017)  | 9789027259554 | John Benjamins Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 320pp | Availability last checked: 5/7/2017
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Pragmatics forms nowadays an integral part of the description not only of modern languages but also of ancient languages such as Latin and Ancient Greek. This book explores various pragmatic phenomena in these two languages, which are accessible through corpora consisting of a broad range of text types....

Anti-racist discourse on muslims in the australian parliament.

Cheng, Jennifer E.
(2017)  | 9789027206633 | John Benjamins Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 216pp | Availability last checked: 25/6/2017
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Anti-racist Discourse on Muslims in the Australian Parliament examines discourses of anti-racism in contemporary Australian politics, in particular, how politicians contest and challenge racism against a minority group which does not constitute a traditional 'race'. The book takes data from Australian...

Nordic literature : a comparative history. volume i: spatial nodes.

DuBois, Thomas A. Ringgaard, Dan. Sandberg, Mark B. Sondrup, Steven P.
(2017)  | 9789027234681 | John Benjamins Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 760pp | Availability last checked: 17/5/2017
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Nordic Literature: A comparative history is a multi-volume comparative analysis of the literature of the Nordic region. Bringing together the literature of Finland, continental Scandinavia (Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and Spmi), and the insular region (Iceland, Greenland, and the Faroe Islands), each volume...

Studies on variation in portuguese.

Barbosa, Pilar. da, Conceição de Paiva Maria. Rodrigues, Celeste.
(2017)  | 9789027258137 | John Benjamins Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 345pp | Availability last checked: 25/6/2017
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Studies on Variation in Portuguese offers a collection of studies on a range of variable phenomena attested within and across varieties of Portuguese. The volume starts out with an overview of current issues in the study of intralinguistic variation and is divided in two parts. Part 1 is dedicated to...

Textual and contextual voices of translation.

Alvstad, Cecilia. Greenall, Annjo K. Jansen, Hanne. Taivalkoski-Shilov, Kristiina.
(2017)  | 9789027258847 | John Benjamins Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 269pp | Availability last checked: 25/6/2017
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The notion of voice has been used in a number of ways within Translation Studies. Against the backdrop of these different uses, this book looks at the voices of translators, authors, publishers, editors and readers both in the translations themselves and in the texts that surround these translations....

Argumentation across communities of practice : multi-disciplinary perspectives.

Garzone, Giuliana. Ilie, Cornelia.
(2017)  | 9789027211279 | John Benjamins Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 343pp | Availability last checked: 25/6/2017
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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...

Exploring intensification : synchronic, diachronic and cross-linguistic perspectives.

Napoli, Maria. Ravetto, Miriam.
(2017)  | 9789027259547 | John Benjamins Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 399pp | Availability last checked: 25/6/2017
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This book is the first collective volume specifically devoted to the multifaceted phenomenon of intensification, which has been traditionally regarded as related to the expression of degree, scaling a quality downwards or upwards. In spite of the large amount of studies on intensifiers, there is still...

Orality, identity, and resistance in palenque (colombia) : an interdisciplinary approach.

Kirschen, Bryan. Maglia, Graciela. Schwegler, Armin.
(2017)  | 9789027252784 | John Benjamins Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 332pp | Availability last checked: 14/6/2017
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Located near Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, Palenque is a former Afro-Hispanic maroon community that has recently attracted much national and international attention. The authors of this collection examine Palenque's linguistic, geographic, and cultural origins from interdisciplinary and theoretically...

Teaching dialogue interpreting : research-based proposals for higher education.

Cirillo, Letizia. Niemants, Natacha.
(2017)  | 9789027258854 | John Benjamins Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 404pp | Availability last checked: 5/7/2017
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Teaching Dialogue Interpreting is one of the very few book-length contributions that cross the research-to-training boundary in dialogue interpreting. The volume is innovative in at least three ways. First, it brings together experts working in areas as diverse as business interpreting, court interpreting,...

Advances in swearing research : new languages and new contexts.

Beers, Fägersten Kristy. Stapleton, Karyn.
(2017)  | 9789027256874 | John Benjamins Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 280pp | Availability last checked: 14/6/2017
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Any behavior that arouses, as swearing does, controversy, disagreement, disdain, shock, and indignation as often as it imbues passion, sincerity, intimacy, solidarity, and jocularity should be an obvious target of in-depth scholarship. Rigorous, scholarly investigation of the practice of swearing acknowledges...


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