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Expected November 2020. vii, 306 pp.
This book focuses exclusively on child bilinguals or children exposed to a second language in various learning contexts. Through the presentation of research on how children learn the sound systems or lexicon in two languages and... read more
Expected November 2020. v, 238 pp.
This volume concerns the structure and use of fixed expressions in a range of typologically, genetically and areally distinct languages. The chapters consider the use contexts of fixed expressions, at the same time taking... read more
Expected November 2020. xix, 342 pp.
How did Nordic culture become associated with the fuzzy brand “cool”, as by default? In Exploring NORDIC COOL in Literary History twenty-one scholars in collaboration question the seemingly natural fit between “Nordic” and “Cool”... read more
Expected December 2020. xi, 315 pp. + index
The present volume focuses on complimenting behavior, including the awarding of (self-)praise, as manifested on social media. These commonplace activities have been found to fulfil a wide range of functions in face-to-face... read more
Expected December 2020. xiii, 325 pp.
This book sheds new light on the puzzle of psychological predicates in a cross-linguistic perspective by looking at them from a variety of angles at the interfaces between event structure, lexical and viewpoint aspect, syntax and... read more
Expected December 2020. vii, 291 pp.
This book examines the linguistic and interactional mechanisms through which people bond or feel bonded with one another by analyzing situated discourse in Japanese contexts. The term “bonding” points to the sense of co-presence,... read more
Expected December 2020. viii, 549 pp.
This collection contains a selection of recent work on people’s production of figurative language (metaphoric, ironic, metonymic, hyperbolic, ...) and similarly of figurative expression in visual media and artefact design. The... read more
Expected December 2020. vii, 401 pp.
While translation history, literary translation, and periodical publications have been extensively analyzed within the fields of Translation Studies, Comparative Literature, and Communication Sciences, the relationship between... read more
Expected December 2020. ix, 310 pp.
English local documents – leases, wills, accounts, letters and the like – provide a unique resource for historical sociolinguistics. Abundant from the early fifteenth century, they represent the language and concerns of people... read more
Expected December 2020. v, 227 pp.
The mass-count distinction is a morpho-syntactic distinction among nouns that is generally taken to have semantic content. This content is generally taken to reflect a conceptual, cognitive, or ontological distinction and relates... read more
Expected December 2020. xix, 236 pp.
In this book, the traditional definition of ‘grammaticalization’ is challenged in the light of current developments in grammar theory. The main innovation of this approach is the focus on the feature composition of lexical items.... read more
Expected December 2020. vii, 341 pp.
Comprehension of texts and understanding of questions is a cornerstone of successful human communication. Whilst reading comprehension has been thoroughly investigated in the last decade, there is surprisingly little research on... read more
Expected January 2021. vi, 257 pp. + index
This is the first volume entirely dedicated to contested languages. While generally listed in international language atlases, contested languages usually fall through the cracks of research: excluded from the literature on... read more
Expected January 2021. xi, 193 pp. + index
Focus group interviews have seen explosive growth in recent years. They provide evaluations of social science, educational, and marketing projects by soliciting opinions from a number of participants on a given topic. However,... read more
Expected January 2021. xiii, 160 pp.
Estimating native-speaker vocabulary size is important for guiding interventions to support native-speaker vocabulary growth and for setting goals for learners of English as a foreign language. Unfortunately, the measurement of... read more
Expected February 2021. vii, 506 pp. + index
This book analyzes the construct of advanced proficiency in second language learning by bringing together empirical research from numerous linguistic domains and methodological traditions. Focusing on the dynamic nature of... read more
Expected February 2021. vii, 229 pp. + index
Style and Reader Response: Minds, media, methods profiles the diversity of theoretical and methodological approaches in reception-oriented research in stylistics. Collectively, the chapters investigate how real... read more
Expected February 2021. xxi, 287 pp. + index
This study looks at the sociocultural context of five Italian regions and at the situational context of restaurant encounters (a sub-type of service encounters) to examine address variation in spoken Italian—with a focus on... read more
Expected February 2021. vii, 306 pp. + index
This volume extends and deepens our understanding of Translator Studies by charting new territory in terms of theory, methods and concepts. The focus is on literary translators, their roles, identities, and personalities. The... read more
Expected February 2021. vii, 341 pp. + index
Internet-mediated communication is pervasive nowadays, in an age in which many people shy away from physical settings and often rely, instead, on social media and messaging apps for their everyday communicative needs. Since... read more
Expected February 2021. vi, 287 pp. + index
This book focuses on contemporary sociolinguistic approaches to Spanish dialectology. Each of the authors draws on key issues of contemporary sociolinguistics, combining theoretical approaches with empirical data collection.... read more
Expected March 2021. vii, 425 pp. + index
OKAY has been termed a ‘spectacular expression’ and ‘America’s greatest invention.’ This volume offers an in-depth empirical study of the uses that have resulted from its global spread. Focusing on actions and interactional... read more
Expected March 2021. vii, 640 pp. + index
This book provides a comprehensive treatment of the morpho-syntactic and semantic aspects of the antipassive construction from synchronic, diachronic, and typological perspectives. The nineteen contributions assembled in this... read more
Expected March 2021. vi, 341 pp. + index
Humans are adaptive beings. Gradually, we have produced the fundamental capacities for our cooperation, recognition of intentions, and interaction which led to the development of language and culture. The present collective... read more
Landscapes of Realism
Rethinking literary realism in comparative perspectives
. Volume I: Mapping realism
Expected March 2021. xv, 801 pp. + index
Few literary phenomena are as elusive and yet as persistent as realism. While it responds to the perennial impulse to use literature to reflect on experience, it also designates a specific set of literary and artistic practices... read more
Expected March 2021. xi, 273 pp. + index
This book, the first systematic exploration of the third person in English, German, and French, takes a fresh look at person reference within the realm of political discourse. By focusing on the newly refined speech role of the... read more
Expected March 2021. v, 180 pp. + index
The main purpose of the book is to contrast the modality systems of English and Japanese, using Systemic Functional Grammar. The definition of modality is the region of uncertainty that lies between the polarity of ‘yes’ and ‘no’.read more
Expected April 2021. xvii, 258 pp. + index
South America was populated relatively recently, probably around 15,000 years ago. Yet, instead of finding a relatively small number of language families, we find some 118 genealogical units. So far, the historical processes that... read more
Expected April 2021. vi, 412 pp. + index
The focus of this unique publication is on Ethiopian languages and linguistics. Not only major languages such as Amharic and Oromo receive attention, also lesser studied ones like Sezo and Nuer are dealt with. The Gurage... read more
Expected April 2021. x, 151 pp. + index
Argumentation between Doctors and Patients discusses the use of argumentation in clinical settings. Starting from the pragma-dialectical theory of argumentation, it aims at providing an understanding of argumentative... read more
Expected April 2021. xix, 369 pp. + index
This book describes the repertoire and uses of referring expressions by French-speaking children and their interlocutors in naturally occurring dialogues at home and at school, in a wide range of communicative situations and... read more
Expected April 2021. xiv, 291 pp. + index
This book is a bridge to confident academic writing for advanced non-native English users. It emphasizes depth over breadth through mastery of core writing competencies and strategies which apply to most academic disciplines and... read more
Expected April 2021. xiv, 249 pp. + index
While we tend to divide the world into Us and Them, a number of grey nuances exist beyond this white and black distinction. The purpose of this book is to address the fuzzy areas between Us and Them through the study of European... read more
Expected May 2021. xx, 431 pp. + index
This book presents the results of a series of literacy experiments in ten Niger-Congo languages, representing four language families and spanning five countries. It tests the hypothesis, ”To what extent does full tone marking... read more
Research on Second Language Processing and Processing Instruction
Studies in honor of Bill VanPatten
Expected May 2021. viii, 354 pp. + index
This volume consists of a well-integrated collection of original research articles and theoretical/overview papers on second language (L2) input processing. The primary contributors are former students of Bill VanPatten from the... read more