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  • The Linguistics of Sign Languages
    The Linguistics of Sign Languages (English, Paperback) Anne Baker

    How different are sign languages across the world? Are individual signs and signed sentences constructed in the same way across these languages? What are the rules for having a conversation in a sign language? How do children and adults learn a sign language? How are sign languages processed in the brain? These questions and many more are addressed in this introductory book on sign linguistics...

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  • Conference Interpreting - A Complete Course
    Conference Interpreting - A Complete Course (English, Paperback) Robin Setton, Andrew Dawrant

    This comprehensive coursebook sets out an updated step-by-step programme of training in the integrated skills, language proficiency, knowledge management and professionalism that conference interpreters will need to meet the increasingly challenging conditions of the 21st century profession. After an overview of the diverse modes and settings in which interpreting is practiced, successive chapters...

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  • Intersubjectivity and Intersubjectification in Grammar and Discourse
    Intersubjectivity and Intersubjectification in Grammar and Discourse (English, Hardback) Lieselotte Brems

    Recent years saw a growing interest in the study of subjectivity, as the linguistic expression of speaker involvement. Intersubjectivity, defined by Traugott as "the linguistic expression of a speaker/writer's attention to the hearer/reader", on the other hand, has so far received little explicit attention in its own right, let alone systematic definition and operationalization. Intersubjectivity...

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  • Theory Construction in Second Language Acquisition
    Theory Construction in Second Language Acquisition (English, Paperback) Geoff Jordan

    Recently, many SLA researchers have adopted a postmodernist approach which challenges the assumption that SLA research is a rationalist, scientific endeavour. The resulting epistemological arguments, plus problems of theory proliferation, contradicting theories, and theory domain, hinder progress towards a unified theory of SLA. Theory Construction in SLA addresses these problems by returning to...

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  • Speech and Sociability at French Urban Marketplaces
    Speech and Sociability at French Urban Marketplaces (English, Hardback) Jacqueline Lindenfeld

    This study is both particularistic and generalizing. At one level it can be seen as an investigation of French urban marketplaces as systems of communication, with a microscopic examination of verbal interaction and sociability patterns in a specific cultural setting. At another level it constitutes an attempt to show some relationships between the ethnography of communication, urban anthropology...

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  • Pragmaticizing Understanding
    Pragmaticizing Understanding (English, Hardback) Michael Meeuwis

    The ideas that mark modern-day pragmatics are old, but did not start to get more systematically developed until the 1960s and 1970s. This volume pays homage to Jef Verschueren on the occasion of his 60th birthday. It celebrates him for his long-standing dedication as Secretary General of IPrA and for his scholarly contributions to the field.

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  • Consciousness and Intentionality
    Consciousness and Intentionality (English, Paperback) Grant R. Gillett, John McMillan

    This title considers questions such as: can mental content be described in such a way so as to avoid dualism? It argues for a conception of consciousness, mental content, and intentionality that is anti-Cartesian in its major tenets.

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  • Leibniz, Humboldt, and the Origins of Comparativism
    Leibniz, Humboldt, and the Origins of Comparativism (English, Hardback) Tullio De Mauro

    Both Leibniz and Humboldt are scholars in whose work we find a passionate interest in the history and development of languages combined with a strong theoretical commitment. Linking their names to linguistic comparativism draws attention to the contribution these scholars have made to the history of comparativism and also promotes discussion of the relationship of theory and practice in linguistic...

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  • El metateatro y la dramatica de Vargas Llosa
    El metateatro y la dramatica de Vargas Llosa (Spanish, Paperback) Oscar Rivera-Rodas

    Proposes a new concept of "the poetics of the theatrical reception". This discussion focuses on the dramatic work of Mario Vargas Llosa, but also looks at the complex relationships of contemporary dramatic structures providing a new definition of metatheatre and its effects on the public.

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  • The Parametrization of Universal Grammar
    The Parametrization of Universal Grammar (English, Hardback) Gisbert Fanselow

    Addresses the subject of parametrization from various though interrelated perspectives, ranging from learnability, the form and nature of parametrization, the role of the interface between morphology and syntax and the parameters of X-bar syntax, to the lexical parametrization hypothesis.

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  • Advances in Role and Reference Grammar
    Advances in Role and Reference Grammar (English, Hardback) Robert D. Van Valin, Jr.

    Presents research on major issues in syntactic theory within the theory of role and reference grammar. The theory was first presented in "Functional Syntax and Universal Grammar" and these papers represent both expansions and applications of the theory to a wide range of phenomena.

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  • Reading and Writing Public Documents
    Reading and Writing Public Documents (English, Paperback) Daniel Janssen

    This text provides comprehensive information on reading and writing public documents, including such topics as: how research can lead to better government forms; public documents in a multilingual context; and collaborative writing for the government.

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  • Verbal Prepositions and Argument Structure
    Verbal Prepositions and Argument Structure (English, Hardback) Mai Ellin Tungseth

    Investigates different types of verb-PP combinations and examines the types of meanings which arise when the argument structure of the PP fuses with the verbal argument structure. This book investigates three different empirical domains of PP-VP combinations.

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  • A Basis for Scientific and Engineering Translation
    A Basis for Scientific and Engineering Translation (Multiple languages, Hardback) Michael Hann

    This CD-rom and the accompanying handbook attack many of the most crucial difficulties encountered by both native and non-native English speakers when translating scientific and engineering material from German....

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  • Nonverbal Communication across Disciplines
    Nonverbal Communication across Disciplines (English, Hardback) Fernando Poyatos

    The second of three volumes taking a cross-cultural approach to the subject of non-verbal communication.

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  • Meaning Through Language Contrast
    Meaning Through Language Contrast (English, Hardback) Katarzyna M. Jaszczolt

    In four parts, this title deals with: grammaticalization; metaphor in contrast; cross-cultural pragmatics and speech acts; and the semantics/pragmatics boundary - theory and applications.

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  • Curious Emotions
    Curious Emotions (Hardback) Ralph D. Ellis

    Emotion drives all cognitive processes, largely determining their qualitative feel, their structure, and in part even their content. Action-initiating centers deep in the emotional brain ground our understanding of the world by enabling us to imagine how we could act relative to it, based on endogenous motivations to engage certain levels of energy and complexity. Thus understanding personality,...

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  • Communicating Gender in Context
    Communicating Gender in Context (English, Hardback) Helga Kotthoff

    Contributions to this work deal not only with grammatical gender but also with discursive procedures for constructing gender as a relevant social category in text and context. Attention is directed to European cultures including Austria, Spain, Turkey, Germany, Poland and Sweden.

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  • Non-declarative Sentences
    Non-declarative Sentences (English, Paperback) Richard Zuber

    Non-declarative sentences such as interrogatives, imperatives and exclamations are analyzed together as a single class. The author gives a general characterization of all three types and shows that there are no other types of non-declarative sentences. Definitions are offered for the notions of declaration and presupposition. These definitions are applicable to all types of sentence, both...

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  • Case, Animacy and Semantic Roles
    Case, Animacy and Semantic Roles (English, Hardback) Seppo Kittila

    Scrutinizes the interplay of different combinations of case, animacy and semantic roles, contributing to our understanding of these notions in a novel way. This title deals with such phenomena as animacy effects on spatial cases and the differences between cases and adpositions in the coding of spatial relations.

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