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The Comparative Method of Language Acquisition Research

The Comparative Method of Language Acquisition Research

Clifton Pye

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226481289
eISBN:
9780226481319
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226481319.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

The Mayan family of languages is ancient and unique. With their distinctive relational nouns, positionals, and complex grammatical voices, they are quite alien to English and have never been shown to ... More

Computing and Language VariationInternational Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing Volume 2

Computing and Language Variation: International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing Volume 2

John Nerbonne and Charlotte Gooskens (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748640300
eISBN:
9780748671380
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640300.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

This book explores dialects and social differences in language computationally, examining topics such as how (and how much) linguistic differences impede intelligibility, how national borders ... More

Deaf around the WorldThe Impact of Language

Deaf around the World: The Impact of Language

Gaurav Mathur and Donna Jo Napoli (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199732548
eISBN:
9780199866359
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732548.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

This is a compendium of work by scholars and activists involved in deaf matters. The introduction chapter sets up the global context; it is followed by twelve chapters, seven of which deal with the ... More

The Discourse of News ValuesHow News Organizations Create Newsworthiness

The Discourse of News Values: How News Organizations Create Newsworthiness

Monika Bednarek and Helen Caple

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780190653934
eISBN:
9780190653972
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190653934.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

The Discourse of News Values breaks new ground in news media research in offering the first book-length treatment of the construction of newsworthiness through words and images. With an ... More

ImpostersA Study of Pronominal Agreement

Imposters: A Study of Pronominal Agreement

Chris Collins and Paul M. Postal

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016889
eISBN:
9780262301633
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016889.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

Normally, a speaker uses a first person singular pronoun (in English, I, me, mine, myself) to refer to himself or herself. To refer to a single addressee, a speaker uses second person pronouns (you, ... More

Language Policy and Political EconomyEnglish in a Global Context

Language Policy and Political Economy: English in a Global Context

Thomas Ricento (ed.)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199363391
eISBN:
9780199363414
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199363391.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy, English Language

English is the common denominator that unites the work presented in this volume; it provides a focal point to illustrate the ways in which a political economic approach can account for a range of ... More

Language, Meaning and the Law

Language, Meaning and the Law

Chris Hutton

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748633500
eISBN:
9780748671489
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633500.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

This work offers a critical guide to debates concerning linguistic meaning and interpretation in relation to legal language. Law is an ideal domain for studying fundamental questions relating to how ... More

Linguistic Awareness in MultilingualsEnglish as a Third Language

Linguistic Awareness in Multilinguals: English as a Third Language

Ulrike Jessner

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748619139
eISBN:
9780748671496
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619139.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

This book discusses cognitive and psycholinguistic aspects of third language acquisition and trilingualism, and explores the key role of linguistic awareness in multilingual proficiency and language ... More

Locality in Minimalist Syntax

Locality in Minimalist Syntax

Thomas S. Stroik

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012928
eISBN:
9780262255349
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012928.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

This reanalysis of minimalist syntax considers the optimal design properties for human language. Taking as its starting point Noam Chomsky’s minimalist assumption that the syntactic component of a ... More

Longitudinal Developments in Vocabulary Knowledge and Lexical Organization

Longitudinal Developments in Vocabulary Knowledge and Lexical Organization

Brigitta Dóczi and Judit Kormos

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780190210274
eISBN:
9780190210298
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190210274.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

Words are the building blocks of human communication and provide a strong foundation for the development of skilled language production and comprehension. Learning words in a language other than ... More

Meaningful GamesExploring Language with Game Theory

Meaningful Games: Exploring Language with Game Theory

Robin Clark

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016179
eISBN:
9780262298742
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016179.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

This book explains the usefulness of game theory in thinking about a wide range of issues in linguistics. It argues that we use grammar strategically to signal our intended meanings: our choices as ... More

Processes in Third Language Acquisition

Processes in Third Language Acquisition

Bjorn Hammarberg

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748635115
eISBN:
9780748651504
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635115.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

This book brings together six case studies of an adult multilingual speaker who acquires a new language through social interaction. It deals especially with the multilingual situation, the learner's ... More

Rhetorical StyleThe Uses of Language in Persuasion

Rhetorical Style: The Uses of Language in Persuasion

Jeanne Fahnestock

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199764129
eISBN:
9780199918928
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199764129.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

Rhetorical Style promotes a renewed appreciation of the persuasive potential of the English language by demonstrating how language choices argue. It combines advice about effective style ... More

Strategic Indeterminacy in the Law

Strategic Indeterminacy in the Law

David Lanius

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780190923693
eISBN:
9780190923723
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190923693.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

Indeterminacy in legal texts is pervasive.At the same time, there is a widespread misunderstanding about what indeterminacy is - especially in the law. Legal texts are particularly interesting ... More

Text World TheoryAn Introduction

Text World Theory: An Introduction

Joanna Gavins

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748622993
eISBN:
9780748671540
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622993.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

Text World Theory is a cognitive model of all human discourse processing. This introductory textbook sets out a usable framework for understanding mental representations. Text World Theory is ... More

Where Does Binding Theory Apply?

Where Does Binding Theory Apply?

David Lebeaux

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012904
eISBN:
9780262255332
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012904.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

This wide-ranging book examines where the conditions of binding theory apply and in doing so considers the nature of phrase structure (in particular how case and theta roles apply) and the nature of ... More

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