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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
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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
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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,...

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 74.95 (inc. GST), AUD 68.14 (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 248.95 (inc. GST), AUD 226.32 (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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Lexical meaning as a testable hypothesis : the case of english look, see, seem and appear.

Sabar, Nadav.
(2018)  | 9789027200426 | John Benjamins Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 170pp | Availability last checked: 29/11/2017
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This book offers an original treatment of the lexical form look . The work is innovative in that 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...

Words of crisis as words of power : the jeremiad in american presidential speeches.

Neüff, Marta.
(2018)  | 9789027200501 | John Benjamins Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 424pp | Availability last checked: 29/11/2017
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The volume explores crisis rhetoric in contemporary U.S. American presidential speechmaking. Rhetorical leadership constitutes an inherent feature of the modern presidency. Particularly during times of critical events, the president is expected to react and address the nation. However, the power of...

How to do corpus pragmatics on pragmatically annotated data : speech acts and beyond.

Weisser, Martin.
(2018)  | 9789027200471 | John Benjamins Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 312pp | Availability last checked: 29/11/2017
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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. It first explores the general use of spoken corpora for pragmatics research, as well as issues revolving...

Narrative, identity, and the city : filipino stories of dislocation and relocation.

Almadro, Aaron J. P. Constantino, Josefina D. Evaristo, Mikaella. Lejano, Alicia P. Lejano, Raul P.
(2018)  | 9789027200495 | John Benjamins Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 200pp | Availability last checked: 29/11/2017
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Raul P. Lejano offers a boldly original synthesis of narratology, psychology, and human geography. This helps him articulate his two main insights: that our identity as individuals, though not completely determined by sociocultural factors, nevertheless profoundly reflects our embeddedness in particular...

Pragmatic transfer and development : evidence from efl learners in china.

(2018)  | 9789027200631 | John Benjamins Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 286pp
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Email has become a ubiquitous medium of communication. It is used amongst people from the same speech community, but also between people from different language and cultural backgrounds. When people communicate, they tend to follow rules of speaking in their native language, termed by scholars as pragmatic...

Discourse markers and (dis)fluency : forms and functions across languages and registers.

(2018)  | 9789027200464 | John Benjamins Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 272pp
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Spoken language is characterized by the occurrence of linguistic devices such as discourse markers (e.g. so, well, you know, I mean ) and other so-called "disfluent" phenomena, which reflect the temporal nature of the cognitive mechanisms underlying speech production and comprehension. The purpose of...

Tag questions in conversation : a typology of their interactional and stance meanings.

(2018)  | 9789027200433 | John Benjamins Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 270pp
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This monograph deals with variable tag questions. These are utterances with a variable interrogative tag, like It's peculiar writing, isn't it , and the semi-variable tag innit , such as Nice, innit . The aim is to provide a corpus-based, comprehensive semantic-pragmatic typology of British English...

Form-function relations in narrative development : how anna became a writer.

(2018)  | 9789027200518 | John Benjamins Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 320pp
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This book provides insights into the development toward narrative competence, and illustrates multifaceted patterns in the developing capacity to create globally coherent narrative texts. The methodology draws from both a psycholinguistic approach to narrative development, systemic functional linguistics,...

Word hunters : field linguists on fieldwork.

Forker, Diana. Sarvasy, Hannah.
(2018)  | 9789027200273 | John Benjamins Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 175pp | Availability last checked: 1/11/2017
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In Word Hunters , eleven distinguished linguists reflect on their career-spanning linguistic fieldwork. Over decades, each has repeatedly stood up to physical, intellectual, interpersonal, intercultural, and sometimes political challenges in the pursuit of scientific knowledge. These scholar-explorers...

Reinardus : yearbook of the international reynard society. volume 29 (2017).

Trachsler, Richard. Van, den Abeele Baudouin.
(2018)  | 9789027264121 | John Benjamins Publishing Co | pbk. | book | 250pp | Availability last checked: 6/12/2017
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