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On understanding grammar : revised edition.

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(2018)  | 9789027212528 | John Benjamins Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 312pp
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In his foreword to the original edition of this classic of functionalism, typology and diachrony, Dwight Bolinger wrote: "I foresee it as one of the truly prizes statements of our current knowledge...a book about understanding done with deep understanding - of language and its place in Nature and in...

The Meaning of Language

Götzsche, Hans. , Götzsche, Hans.
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(2018)  | 9781527505421 | Cambridge Scholars Publishing | hbk. | book | 310pp | Availability last checked: 1/2/2018
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The Meaning of Language illustrates the diversity of approaches in linguistics. The volume revolves around two main chapters authored by two internationally acknowledged Scandinavian scholars, Hans Basbøll and Stig Eliasson. Basbøll’s contribution is the most detailed and coherent English-language presentation...

Grammar and text : selected papers from the 10th forum for linguistic sharing.

Carvalho, Beatriz. Coutinho, Maria Antònia. Guilherme, Ana. Teixeira, Joana.
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(2018)  | 9781527505681 | Cambridge Scholars Publishing | hbk. | book | 170pp | Availability last checked: 1/2/2018
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"This volume brings together a collection of papers based on presentations given at the 10th and 11th Fora for Linguistic Sharing, organised by the Young Researchers Group of the Centro de Lingustica da Universidade Nova de Lisboa (CLUNL) and held at Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Portugal, on the 27th...

The influence of translation on the arabic language : english idioms in arabic satellite tv stations.

Abdalla, Siddig Mohamed.
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(2018)  | 9781527505612 | Cambridge Scholars Publishing | hbk. | book | 250pp | Availability last checked: 1/2/2018
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"This book explores the influence of translation on the Arabic language, with particular emphasis on the translation of English idioms by journalists working at Arabic satellite TV stations, using a mixed-method approach (quantitative and qualitative). It begins from a belief that the impact of broadcast...

An introduction to linguistic synergetics.

Dombrovan, Tetiana.
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(2018)  | 9781527505704 | Cambridge Scholars Publishing | hbk. | book | 150pp | Availability last checked: 1/2/2018
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"The book provides an introduction to some basic concepts of linguistic synergetics, viewed here as a new multidisciplinary research approach to language studies. It also advances diachronic linguosynergetics, focusing on principles and mechanisms of language change and development, and employing the...

Explicitation in consecutive interpreting.

Tang, Fang.
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(2018)  | 9789027258823 | John Benjamins Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 280pp | Availability last checked: 1/2/2018
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Explicitation has been studied as a Translation Universal in corpus-based translation studies by several scholars, yet its features in interpreting have only been mildly touched upon. Given the obvious differences between translation and interpreting, it is worthwhile exploring whether explicitation...

Innovation and expansion in translation process research.

Jääskeläinen, Riitta. Lacruz, Isabel.
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(2018)  | 9789027231956 | John Benjamins Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 308pp | Availability last checked: 30/1/2018
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Cognitive research in translation and interpreting has reached a critical threshold of maturity that is triggering rapid expansion along exciting new paths that potentially lead to deeper connections with other disciplines. Innovation and Expansion in Translation Process Research reflects this broadening...

Towards Post-Native-Speakerism: Dynamics and Shifts

Hashimoto, Kayoko. Houghton, Stephanie Ann.
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(2018)  | 9789811071607 | Springer | hbk. | book | xxiii, 261pp | Availability last checked: 23/12/2017
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This book probes for a post-native-speakerist future. It explores the nature of (English and Japanese) native-speakerism in the Japanese context, and possible grounds on which language teachers could be employed if native-speakerism is rejected (i.e., what are the language teachers of the future expected...

Language beyond the classroom : a guide to community-based learning for world language programs.

Purdy, Jann.
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(2018)  | 9781527503830 | Cambridge Scholars Publishing | hbk. | book | 320pp | Availability last checked: 1/1/2018
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"Language beyond the Classroom is an edited volume of essays that offers detailed, how-to guides for developing, implementing, and evaluating service-learning programs for a variety of languages. Contributions here present civic-engagement programs for several languages, including French, German, Russian,...

Heritage and School Language Literacy Development in Migrant Children: Interdependence or Independence?

Berthele, Raphael. Lambelet, Amelia.
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(2018)  | 9781783099047 | Multilingual Matters Ltd | hbk. | book | 232pp | Availability last checked: 15/1/2018
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This book discusses literacy development in heritage language speakers andpresents the results of four different quantitative studies that investigate thetransfer of literacy skills in bi- and multilingual language development. Theempirical studies focus on different populations of pupils, most of them...

Translating for the Community

Taibi, Mustapha.
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(2018)  | 9781783099139 | Multilingual Matters Ltd | hbk. | book | 200pp | Availability last checked: 15/1/2018
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Written by translation practitioners, teachers and researchers, this editedvolume is a much-needed contribution to the under-researched area of communitytranslation. Its chapters outline the specific nature and challenges ofcommunity translation (e.g. language policies, language variation within targetcommunities,...

Intercultural Communicative Competence for Global Citizenship: Identifying cyberpragmatic rules of engagement in telecollaboration

Orsini-Jones, Marina.
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(2018)  | 9781137581020 | Springer Palgrave | hbk. | book | xix, 135pp | Availability last checked: 23/12/2017
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This work builds on the assumption that language learning and teaching needs to be made more relevant to the 'glocalised' digital world we live in. Its authors argue that staff in Higher Education (HE) must prepare students for effective online interaction and explores the digital, linguistic and critical...

Sociolinguistics in England

Braber, Natalie. Jansen, Sandra.
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(2018)  | 9781137562876 | Springer Palgrave | hbk. | book | xxii, 398pp | Availability last checked: 23/12/2017
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Chapter 1. Introduction; Sandra Jansen and Natalie BraberChapter 2. Urban literacies and processes of supralocalisation: a historical sociolinguistic perspective; Anita AuerChapter 3. Social change, linguistic change and sociolinguistic change in Received Pronunciation; Anne FabriciusChapter 4. The...

Perspectives on the Architecture and Acquisition of Syntax: Essays in Honor of R. Amritavalli

Balusu, Rahul. Raman, Gayathri. Sengupta, Gautam. Sircar, Shruti.
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(2018)  | 9789811042942 | Springer | hbk. | book | xiii, 269pp | Availability last checked: 30/1/2018
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This festschrift volume brings together important contributions by expert syntacticians across the globe on tense and finiteness, adjectives, dative and ergative case, acquisition of case, and other topics both within the domain of Dravidian linguistics and in the broader theoretical understanding of...

A Lexical Semantic Study of Chinese Opposites

Ding, Jing.
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(2017)  | 9789811061837 | Springer | hbk. | book | xix, 135pp | Availability last checked: 23/12/2017
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This book studies Chinese opposites. It uses a large corpus (GigaWord) to trace the behavior of opposite pairings' co-occurrence, focusing on the following questions: In what types of constructions, from window-size restricted and bi-syllabic to quad-syllabic, will the opposite pairings appear together?...

Learning Vocabulary Strategically in a Study Abroad Context

Wang, Isobel Kai-Hui.
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(2017)  | 9783319659626 | Springer | hbk. | book | ix, 294pp | Availability last checked: 23/12/2017
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This book focuses on case studies of vocabulary strategy use and presents an in-depth account of the vocabulary learning experiences of Chinese students in the UK. It challenges the view that vocabulary strategies result only from learners’ cognitive choices, and provides insightful analysis of the...

Linguistic Prefabrication: A Discourse Analysis Approach

Ding, Jianxin.
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(2017)  | 9789811070099 | Springer | hbk. | book | xiii, 158pp | Availability last checked: 23/12/2017
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This book presents an innovative exploration of linguistic prefabrication in the travel advertising discourse from a functional perspective. Most of the previous studies on prefabricated language have adopted a structural, systematic point of view. This study, however, aims at exploring its functions...

Research on Translator and Interpreter Training: A Collective Volume of Bibliometric Reviews and Empirical Studies on Learners

Pan, Jun. Wang, Honghua. Yan, Jackie Xiu.
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(2017)  | 9789811069574 | Springer | hbk. | book | xvi, 200pp | Availability last checked: 23/12/2017
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Chapter 1: IntroductionOutline1. Bibliometric methods in translation and interpreting research2. The construction and development of the T&I English Journal Article Database (TIEJAD)2.1 Purpose2.2 Data collection2.3 Data analysis2.4 Further development3. TIEJAD: Exploratory findings & implicationsChapter...

Third Age Learners of Foreign Languages

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(2017)  | 9781783099405 | Multilingual Matters Ltd | hbk. | book | 248pp
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People are increasingly reaching the so-called third age, a period when seniorssearch for a renewed purpose to life and spend time undertaking activities thatthey consider motivating, such as the learning of a foreign language. The studyof language learning among aging populations has become a fast-growing...

Sonic signatures.

Lindsey, Geoff. Nevins, Andrew.
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(2017)  | 9789027208316 | John Benjamins Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 332pp | Availability last checked: 6/12/2017
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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...

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

Segers, Eliane. van, den Broek Paul.
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(2017)  | 9789027212436 | John Benjamins Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 459pp | Availability last checked: 13/12/2017
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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...

Contextualizing pragma-dialectics.

Peng, Wu. van, Eemeren Frans H.
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(2017)  | 9789027211293 | John Benjamins Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 377pp | Availability last checked: 6/12/2017
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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...

Mots de liaison et d'intégration : prépositions, conjonctions et connecteurs.

Bat-Zeev, Shyldkrot Hava. Bertin, Annie. Ponchon, Thierry.
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(2017)  | 9789027231444 | John Benjamins Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 256pp | Availability last checked: 13/12/2017
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Les units linguistiques ayant pour fonction (paradoxale) de signifier une relation entre d'autres units de discours, suscitent, depuis l'Antiquit, un intrt toujours renouvel. Dfi pour le grammairien, dont ils subvertissent les parties du discours , ces mots-outils , que l'on peut prendre pour des mots...

Pronouns in Literature: Positions and Perspectives in Language

Gibbons, Alison. Macrae, Andrea.
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(2017)  | 9781349953165 | Springer Palgrave | hbk. | book | vii, 265pp | Availability last checked: 23/12/2017
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This edited collection brings together an international, interdisciplinary group of scholars who together offer cutting-edge insights into the complex roles, functions, and effects of pronouns in literary texts. The book engages with a range of text-types, including poetry, drama, and prose from different...

Autonomy in Language Learning and Teaching: New Research Agendas

Aoki, N. Chik, A. Smith, R.
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(2017)  | 9781137529978 | Springer Palgrave | hbk. | book | xi, 116pp | Availability last checked: 23/12/2017
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This book seeks to expand the research agendas on autonomy in language learning and teaching in diverse contexts, by examining the present landscape of established studies, identifying research gaps and providing practical future research directions. Based on empirical studies, it explores research...

Second language testing for student evaluation and classroom research.

Gorsuch, Greta. Griffee, Dale.
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(2017)  | 9781641130127 | Information Age Publishing | hbk. | book | Availability last checked: 6/12/2017
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Second language testing for student evaluation and classroom research.

Gorsuch, Greta. Griffee, Dale.
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(2017)  | 9781641130110 | Information Age Publishing | pbk. | book | Availability last checked: 6/12/2017
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New research on sign language.

Louis, Reynard.
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(2017)  | 9781536128949 | Nova Science Publishers Inc | pbk. | book | 98pp | Availability last checked: 17/1/2018
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In this book, the authors present current research in the study of sign language. The opening paper concentrates on content structure in an example of formal Kenyan Sign Language discourse: a sermon. The main discussion point is grammatical cohesion, or how content is structured through textual features...

Language acquisition in clil and non-clil settings : learner corpus and experimental evidence on passive constructions.

Möller, Verena.
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(2017)  | 9789027210777 | John Benjamins Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 437pp | Availability last checked: 20/12/2017
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Language Acquisition in CLIL and Non-CLIL Settings builds a bridge between Second Language Acquisition and Learner Corpus Research (LCR) methodologies to take the evaluation of Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) to a new level. The study innovates in two main ways. First, it is based on...

Fast-Forwarding with Audiovisual Translation

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(2017)  | 9781783099368 | Multilingual Matters Ltd | hbk. | book | 248pp
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This edited collection offers a rounded vision of some of the ways in whichaudiovisual translation (AVT) can be approached from an academic, professionaland educational point of view. The studies provide a stimulating andthought-provoking account of some of the most representative themes that arecurrently...

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New Perspectives on Transfer in Second Language Learning

Yu, Liming. Odlin, Terence.
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(2015)  | 9781783094332 | Multilingual Matters Ltd | hbk. | book | 272pp | Availability last checked: 19/10/2017
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When people attempt to learn a new language, the language(s) they already knowcan help but also hinder their understanding or production of new forms. Thisphenomenon, known as language transfer, is the focus of this book. Thecollection offers new theoretical perspectives, some in the empirical studiesand...

Cognate Vocabulary in Language Acquisition and Use: Attitudes, Awareness, Activation

Otwinowska, Agnieszka.
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(2015)  | 9781783094387 | Channel View Publications | hbk. | book | 304pp
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This book brings together linguistic, psycholinguistic and educationalperspectives on the phenomenon of cognate vocabulary across languages. Itpresents a large-scale, long-term research project focusing on Polish-Englishcognates and their use by bilingual and multilingual learners/users of English.It...

 

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