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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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Narrative and identity construction in the Pacific islands.

Gounder, Farzana.
(2015)  | 9789027249340 | John Benjamins Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 276pp
AUD 211.95 (inc. GST), AUD 192.68 (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...

Introduction to Healthcare for Interpreters and Translators.

Crezee, Ineke.
(2013)  | 9789027212061 | John Benjamins Publishing Co | pbk. | book | 364pp
AUD 77.95 (inc. GST), AUD 70.86 (ex. GST),
"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,...

Task-based language teaching : a reader.

Van den Branden, K. Bygate, Martin. Norris, John. M.
(2009)  | 9789027207180 | John Benjamins Publishing Co | pbk. | book | 522pp | Availability last checked: 15/8/2017
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Over the past two decades, task-based languageteaching (TBLT) has gained considerablemomentum in the fi eld of language education.Th is volume presents a collection of?? reprinted articles and chapters representativeof work that appeared during that period.It introduces readers –graduate students,researchers,...

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
AUD 70.95 (inc. GST), AUD 64.50 (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...

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 235.95 (inc. GST), AUD 214.50 (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...

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Reinardus : yearbook of the international reynard society. volume 28 (2016).

Trachsler, Richard. Van, den Abeele Baudouin.
(2017)  | 9789027240576 | John Benjamins Publishing Co | pbk. | book | 191pp
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Reinardus aims to promote comparative research in the fields of medieval comic, satirical, didactic, and allegorical literature, with emphasis on beast epic, fable and fabliau, including sources, influences and later developments into the modern period. The methods and critical interpretations it offers...


Floyd, Simeon. Norcliffe, Elisabeth. San, Roque Lila.
(2017)  | 9789027206992 | John Benjamins Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 512pp | Availability last checked: 30/8/2017
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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. However, in questions...

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: 23/8/2017
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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...

Developmental perspectives in written language and literacy : in honor of ludo verhoeven.

Segers, Eliane. van, den Broek Paul.
(2017)  | 9789027212436 | John Benjamins Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 451pp | Availability last checked: 23/8/2017
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Research on the development on written language and literacy is inherently multidisciplinary. In this book, leading researchers studying brain, cognition and behavior, come together in revealing how children develop written language and literacy, why they may experience difficulties, and which interventions...

Nominal compound acquisition.

Dressler, Wolfgang U. Ketrez, F. Nihan. Kilani-Schoch, Marianne.
(2017)  | 9789027253248 | John Benjamins Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 312pp | Availability last checked: 13/9/2017
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This book offers a systematic study of the emergence and early development of compound nouns in first language acquisition from a cross-linguistic and typological perspective. The language sample is both genealogically and typologically diversified, ranging from languages rich in compounds, such as...

Sonic signatures.

Lindsey, Geoff. Nevins, Andrew.
(2017)  | 9789027208316 | John Benjamins Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 327pp | Availability last checked: 23/8/2017
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Sonic Signatures is devoted to the representation of sound patterns and sound structures across a diverse range of typologically distinct languages with the overall aim of understanding the nature of linguistic data structures from a principled balance between representational economy and the interfaces...

Irony in language use and communication.

Athanasiadou, Angeliki. Colston, Herbert L.
(2017)  | 9789027209856 | John Benjamins Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 286pp | Availability last checked: 26/8/2017
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The volume provides original research and analyses of the multi-faceted conceptual and verbal process(es) of irony. Key topics explored include interdisciplinary perspectives and approaches to the study of irony. Collectively, the papers examine irony from psychology, embodiment studies, philosophy,...

Romeo and juliet in european cultures.

Cerdá, Juan F. Delabastita, Dirk. Gregor, Keith.
(2017)  | 9789027209115 | John Benjamins Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 340pp | Availability last checked: 23/8/2017
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With its roots deep in ancient narrative and in various reworkings from the late medieval and early modern period, Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet has left a lasting trace on modern European culture. This volume aims to chart the main outlines of this reception process in the broadest sense by considering...

The pragmatics of negation : negative meanings, uses and discursive functions.

Roitman, Malin.
(2017)  | 9789027256881 | John Benjamins Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 284pp | Availability last checked: 6/9/2017
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Negation is one of the most discussed phenomena within linguistics, on all language levels though it never seems to be exhausted. This operator establishes complex sentence structures and constantly challenges - from a cognitive, syntactical, semantic and morphologic viewpoint - presuppositions on language...

Contextualizing pragma-dialectics.

Peng, Wu. van, Eemeren Frans H.
(2017)  | 9789027211293 | John Benjamins Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 374pp | Availability last checked: 23/8/2017
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Contextualizing Pragma-Dialectics contains a selection of 18 articles which report on research conducted in the past decade in which the institutional context in which argumentative discourse takes place is systematically taken into account. Some articles provide relevant theoretical backgrounds, other...


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