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Cutting-Edge Topics and Approaches in Education and Applied Linguistics

Atar, Cihat.

(2018)  | 9781527508040 | Cambridge Scholars Publishing | hbk. | book | 195pp | Availability last checked: 1/5/2018
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In recent decades, learning another language and educating people with appropriate skills that address the requirements of the modern world have become significant issues. Today, around two billion people learn and use English to some extent, and this number is expected to rise. In the same vein, recent...

Business and Institutional Translation: New Insights and Reflections

Gallego-Hern√°ndez, Daniel. Poirier, √Čric.

(2018)  | 9781527507609 | Cambridge Scholars Publishing | hbk. | book | 260pp | Availability last checked: 5/4/2018
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The volume of economic, business, financial and institutional translation increases daily. Governments strive to produce plain and accessible information. Institutions and agencies operate in more than one language. Multinationals produce documents in multiple languages to expand their services worldwide,...

Category change from a constructional perspective.

Coussé, Evie. Norde, Muriel. Van, Goethem Kristel. Vanderbauwhede, Gudrun.

(2018)  | 9789027200419 | John Benjamins Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 320pp | Availability last checked: 1/4/2018
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Category change, broadly defined as the shift from one word class to another, is often studied as part of other changes, such as grammaticalization or lexicalization, but not in its own right. This volume offers a survey of different types of category change and their properties, e.g. abrupt versus...

Theorization and Representations in Linguistics

Arigne, Viviane. Migette, Christiane. , Arigne, Viviane. Migette, Christiane.

(2018)  | 9781527506459 | Cambridge Scholars Publishing | hbk. | book | 395pp | Availability last checked: 5/4/2018
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This book addresses some issues of theorization in linguistics having to do with the systems of representation used in linguistics and the relation between linguistics and cognition. The essays gathered in the first part question the very concept of metalanguage, comparing the metalanguage used in formalised...

Spatial Minds: Conceptual Correlations of Spatial Prepositions in Hungarian, Croatian and English

Dinkovic, Irena Zovko. Gros, Linda. Zovko Dinkovi?, Irena.

(2018)  | 9781527506398 | Cambridge Scholars Publishing | hbk. | book | 130pp | Availability last checked: 5/4/2018
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Many human experiences are interpreted with the help of spatial concepts, which is why spatial language is prevalent in every aspect of human life. However, to what extent is spatial language connected to spatial conceptualization? Has this conceptualization altered due to global communication and new...

Translating Irony between English and Arabic

Chakhachiro, Raymond.

(2018)  | 9781527506329 | Cambridge Scholars Publishing | hbk. | book | 330pp | Availability last checked: 5/4/2018
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This book challenges entrenched literary views that promote the impracticality of linguistic, stylistic and functional approaches to the analysis and translation of irony. It considers these scientific fields of enquiry as the building blocks on which ironic devices in English and Arabic are grounded,...

New Trends in Foreign Language Teaching: Methods, Evaluation and Innovation

Lopes, Ant√≥nio. Ruiz Cecilia, Ra√ļl.

(2018)  | 9781527505971 | Cambridge Scholars Publishing | hbk. | book | 320pp | Availability last checked: 5/4/2018
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Language teaching approaches, methods and procedures are constantly undergoing reassessment. New ideas keep emerging as the growing complexity of the means of communication and the opportunities created by technology put language skills to new uses. In addition, the political, social and economic impact...

Mixed-Effects Regression Models in Linguistics

Geeraerts, Dirk. Heylen, Kris. Speelman, Dirk.

(2018)  | 9783319698281 | Springer | hbk. | book | vii, 146pp | Availability last checked: 1/3/2018
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When data consist of grouped observations or clusters, and there is a risk that measurements within the same group are not independent, group-specific random effects can be added to a regression model in order to account for such within-group associations. Regression models that contain such group-specific...

Applications of pattern-driven methods in corpus linguistics.

Kopaczyk, Joanna. Tyrkkö, Jukka.

(2018)  | 9789027200136 | John Benjamins Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 326pp | Availability last checked: 1/3/2018
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The use of corpora has conventionally been envisioned as being either corpus-based or corpus-driven. While the formal definition of the latter term has been widely accepted since it was established by Tognini-Bonelli (2001), it is often applied to studies that do not, in fact, fullfil the fundamental...

Word hunters : field linguists on fieldwork.

Forker, Diana. Sarvasy, Hannah.

(2018)  | 9789027200273 | John Benjamins Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 175pp | Availability last checked: 1/3/2018
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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...

On understanding grammar : revised edition.

Givón, T.

(2018)  | 9789027212528 | John Benjamins Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 312pp | Availability last checked: 1/3/2018
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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 role of self-esteem in foreign language learning and teaching.

Habrat, Agnieszka.

(2018)  | 9783319752822 | Springer | hbk. | book | xviii, 172pp | Availability last checked: 1/3/2018
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This book demonstrates how foreign language self-esteem (FLSE) affects foreign language (L2) learning and teaching, and how it fluctuates with growing proficiency. Further, it explains the interaction between FLSE and a range of factors of recognized importance in second language acquisition (SLA)....

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New Perspectives on Transfer in Second Language Learning

Yu, Liming. Odlin, Terence.

(2015)  | 9781783094332 | Multilingual Matters Ltd | hbk. | book | 272pp
AUD 246.95 (inc. GST), AUD 224.50 (ex. GST),
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.

(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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