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Linguistic Typology

Linguistic Typology

1st Edition

Irina Nikolaeva
December 27, 2018

This new four volume collection on Linguistic Typology will be an essential source of reference for linguists of all theoretical convictions. It will provide a state-of-the-art overview of work on linguistic typology, its history, its methodology, theoretical foundations and major achievements...

Language and Globalization: Critical Concepts in Linguistics

Language and Globalization: Critical Concepts in Linguistics

1st Edition

Ingrid Piller, Alexandra Grey
October 26, 2018

A relatively new yet flourishing field, Language and Globalization can be confusing and difficult to navigate for students and scholars. To help make sense of the diverse and voluminous scholarship, this new four volume collection will include key research from a broad spectrum of disciplines, but...

Sino-Tibetan Linguistics

Sino-Tibetan Linguistics

1st Edition

Randy LaPolla
October 22, 2018

The Sino-Tibetan languages form the largest language family in the world in terms of native speakers, of whom there are some 1.4 billion spread across East Asia, Southeast Asia and parts of South Asia. The family consists of two branches: Sinitic, consisting of the Chinese languages (including...

Biolinguistics vol I

Biolinguistics vol I

1st Edition

Anna Maria Di Sciullo
December 07, 2017

Biolinguistics

Biolinguistics

1st Edition

Anna Maria Di Sciullo
December 07, 2017

Biolinguistics, the study of the relation between humans’ biology and the properties of the Language Faculty, is an emergent and lively field, and is central to linguistics. It gives rise to lively debates on the origin of language, and the specificity of human language in the animal kingdom as...

Pronunciation

Pronunciation

1st Edition

John Levis, Murray Munro
June 22, 2017

Pronunciation is one of the core areas of linguistics, language teaching and applied linguistics. It is a salient aspect of spoken language and is of widespread interest to researchers because of the window it provides on questions involving spoken language, and to teachers because of its relevance...

Pidgins and Creoles

Pidgins and Creoles

1st Edition

Joseph T. Farquharson, Bettina Migge
May 24, 2017

This new four volume collection, Pidgins and Creoles, will showcase the major areas of research and their achievements in this multidisciplinary field. The collection will include both works that represent the status quo as well as those that are controversial in nature but which have nevertheless...

Stylistics

Stylistics

1st Edition

Michael Burke
February 20, 2017

Stylistics is a multidisciplinary and stimulating field of scientific enquiry with an increasingly significant impact on society, especially in cognitive, civic and pedagogical domains. This new four volume collection will showcase the main developments and the major achievements in stylistics....

Transeurasian Linguistics

Transeurasian Linguistics

1st Edition

Martine Robbeets
September 30, 2016

The scope and nature of the connections between the Transeurasian languages are among the most disputed issues in comparative historical linguistics. This four-volume collection will assemble the most important scholarly writings concerning the historical relationship between these languages,...

Language and Migration

Language and Migration

1st Edition

Ingrid Piller
June 16, 2016

Language and Migration is timely for two main reasons: one is social – international migration is at an all-time high – and the other is theoretical – theorizing language as a mobile resource is currently the most exiting frontier in sociolinguistics. Including the very best contemporary...

Vocabulary

Vocabulary

1st Edition

Stuart Webb
May 04, 2016

Although there is a long history of research on vocabulary, the vast majority of studies have appeared over the last 30 years. This new reference work will provide a comprehensive source of the most influential findings that will be both a useful starting point for developing knowledge of the field...

Multimodality

Multimodality

1st Edition

Sigrid Norris
December 17, 2015

Multimodality is a fast growing area of inquiry as the interest in modes beyond, but always also including language, such as layout, gesture, gaze, or body posture is increasing. A conglomeration of research from various fields interested in examining language as it is embedded in a vast array...

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