Expected March 2018. vii, 313 pp.
This volume proposes the term pattern-driven approach as a more precise alternative. The chapters illustrate a variety of methods that fall under this broad methodology, such as lexical bundles, POS-grams and semantic frames, and demonstrate how these approaches can uncover new understandings of both synchronic and diachronic linguistic phenomena.
Expected June 2018. vii, 468 pp. + index
Expected March 2018. vi, 403 pp.
Expected April 2018. vii, 196 pp. + index
Expected March 2018. vi, 308 pp. + index
Expected July 2018. vii, 232 pp. + index
Expected July 2018. xv, 248 pp. + index
Expected May 2018. ix, 309 pp. + index
Expected April 2018. vi, 362 pp. + index
Expected July 2018. xi, 351 pp. + index
Classification is a popular topic in typological, descriptive and theoretical linguistics. This volume is the first to deal specifically with the diachrony. It comprises original papers that examine the ways in which linguistic classification systems arise, change, and dissipate in both natural circumstances and in circumstances of attrition.
Expected August 2018. xiv, 280 pp. + index
Expected May 2018. xvii, 236 pp. + index
Expected March 2018. xvi, 252 pp.
Expected August 2018. vii, 266 pp. + index
Expected April 2018. ix, 492 pp. + index
Expected September 2018. xiii, 296 pp. + index
Expected June 2018. xv, 219 pp. + index
Expected March 2018. xi, 290 pp. + index
Expected March 2018. xxvi, 250 pp.
The contributions to this volume honor Joan Bybee’s 2005 LSA Presidential address “Grammar is Usage and Usage is Grammar,” as a cumulative articulation of Professor Bybee's long and influential career in linguistics. The volume begins with a functional examination of child language acquisition of ergative languages. The next three contributions... read more
Expected April 2018. vi, 323 pp. + index
Expected July 2018. vi, 313 pp. + index
Growing up on the Trobiand Islands in Papua New Guinea: Childhood and eductional ideologies in Tauwema
Expected June 2018. xxv, 244 pp. + index
Expected April 2018. xiv, 294 pp. + index
Expected May 2018. xii, 301 pp. + index
In the context of increased movement across borders, this book examines how key cultural texts and concepts are transferred between nations and languages as well as across different media. The texts examined in this book are considered fundamental to their source culture and can also take on a particular relevance to other (target) cultures.
Expected July 2018. xii, 221 pp. + index
Expected March 2018. vi, 336 pp.
The sustained contact between Spanish and other languages in different parts of the world has given rise to a wide number of changes in the language, driven by different linguistic and social processes. This collection of articles provides new insight into such phenomena across the Spanish-speaking world.
Expected July 2018. viii, 279 pp. + index
The volume Legal Pragmatics is a contribution to the interface between language and law. It looks at how the principles of language use can be beneficial to clarifying legal issues, its twelve chapters (together with the Introduction) offering a wide spectrum of the latest approaches to the area of legal pragmatics.
Expected April 2018. xiii, 141 pp. + index
This book offers an original treatment of the lexical form look. It establishes that the Columbia School conception of an invariant meaning – hitherto found primarily in grammar – is equally operative in core vocabulary items like look and see. The upshot is that grammar and lexicon are both amenable to synchronic monosemic analysis.
Expected July 2018. xii, 308 pp. + index
Expected April 2018. xii, 292 pp. + index
Expected June 2018. ix, 256 pp. + index
The correct interpretation of Multiword Units is crucial to many applications in Natural Language Processing. This volume illustrates a variety of topics that address this challenge, such as rule-based approaches, compound splitting techniques, MWU identification methodologies in multilingual applications, and MWU alignment issues.
Expected June 2018. xii, 181 pp. + index
Expected July 2018. vi, 402 pp. + index
Expected April 2018. xii, 243 pp. + index
This book develops a grammar model for discourse ellipses in spoken Norwegian. Two major questions are addressed. Firstly, is there active syntactic structure in the ellipsis site? Secondly, how are discourse ellipses licensed? It is argued that both structural and semantic restrictions are required to account for the empirical patterns.
Expected July 2018. v, 222 pp. + index
Expected March 2018. xxi, 299 pp.
Expected April 2018. xv, 262 pp. + index
Expected May 2018. vi, 221 pp. + index
Expected May 2018. xv, 308 pp. + index
Expected April 2018. xxvii, 565 pp. + index
A comprehensive corpus study of analogical developments in the nominal morphology of four Northern West Germanic languages: Old English, Old Frisian, Old Saxon and Old Low Franconian. It affords insight into the dynamics of the changes, their scope, the mechanisms underlying the restructuring process and the factors conditioning it.
Expected July 2018. vi, 336 pp. + index
Expected July 2018. viii, 195 pp. + index
Expected August 2018. viii, 252 pp. + index
This volume examines how the sociohistorical and cultural context may influence structural features of lexis and text types. Attention is paid to social ‘labels’ and attitudes, thereby focusing on their dynamic and historical dimension, in order to explain morphological, lexical, and textual changes that would otherwise be hard to account for.
Expected March 2018. vi, 291 pp.
Expected March 2018. xv, 193 pp.
Expected May 2018. xii, 240 pp. + index
Expected June 2018. vi, 335 pp. + index
Expected April 2018. xviii, 246 pp. + index
This monograph deals with variable tag questions. These are utterances with a variable interrogative tag, like It's peculiar writing, isn't it, and the semi-variable tag innit, such as Nice, innit. The aim is to provide a corpus-based, comprehensive semantic-pragmatic typology of British English tag questions.
Expected August 2018. x, 320 pp. + index
Expected May 2018. vi, 426 pp. + index
Untersuchungen zu den Gründungsdokumenten der färöischen Rechtschreibung: Ein Beitrag zur nordischen Schriftgeschichte
Expected April 2018. xx, 290 pp. + index
Modern Faroese spelling did not emerge from centuries of literary tradition, but was re-created mainly in the 19th century. Its founding documents consist of four spells written in a relatively orthophone spelling. Prior to their publication in 1864, these were converted into a spelling with orthographic depth along diachronic lines.
Veritas et subtilitas: Truth and Subtlety in the History of Philosophy. Essays in memory of Burkhard Mojsisch (1944-2015)
Expected August 2018. ix, 457 pp. + index
Expected April 2018. vii, 410 pp. + index
Writing Systems, Reading Processes, and Cross-Linguistic Influences: Reflections from the Chinese, Japanese and Korean Languages
Expected August 2018. xii, 458 pp. + index