By Maria Koptjevskaja-Tamm
By Paul Hirschbühler, E.F.K. Koerner
The contributions during this quantity are chosen and revised papers from the twentieth Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages, held in Ottawa in 1990. They replicate the nation of Romance linguistics performed inside of a widely outlined generative framework.
By Kaspar K. Riemschneider
By Mamoru Saito
This booklet examines the syntax of jap compared to different Asian languages in the Principles-and-Parameters framework. It grows out of a collaborative study venture on comparative syntax pursued on the heart for Linguistics at Nanzan collage from 2008-2013, in collaboration with researchers at Tsing Hua (Hsinchu, Taiwan), Connecticut, EFL U. (Hyderabad, India), Siena, and Cambridge.
In ten chapters, the ebook compares the syntax of jap to that of chinese language, Korean, Turkish, Hindi, and Malayalam, concentrating on ellipsis, circulate, and Case. the 1st 3 chapters evaluate nominal constructions in jap and chinese language and account for the variations among them. an incredible aspect of comparability in those chapters is the styles of N'-ellipsis the 2 languages convey. the following chapters specialize in ellipsis. One examines argument ellipsis in eastern, Turkish, and chinese language, and argues for its correlation with the absence of
By Edit Doron (ed.)
By Steven J. Clancy
The complicated diachronic and synchronic prestige of the options be and feature could be understood merely with attention in their complete variety of structures and services. facts from sleek Slavic languages (Russian, Czech, Polish, Bulgarian) offers a window into 0 copulas, non-verbal have expressions, and verbal buildings. From the point of view of cognitive linguistics, be and feature are analyzed when it comes to a mixed prototype version, in which existence/copula for be and possession/relationship for have are inseparably mixed. those recommendations are concerning one another of their services and meanings and function organizing ideas in a conceptual community of semantic acquaintances, together with provide, take, get, develop into, make, and verbs of place and movement. Renewal and alternative of be and feature take place via tactics of polysemization and suppletization regarding lexical goods during this community. subject matters comprise polysemy, suppletion, tense/mood auxiliaries, modality, causatives, evidentiality, functionality phrases, touch phenomena, syntactic calques, and idiomatic structures.
By Michael Byram, Adelheid Hu
The Routledge Encyclopedia of Language instructing and Learning is an authoritative reference facing all facets of this more and more vital box of analysis. providing a entire diversity of articles on modern language instructing and its historical past, it's been produced in particular for language instructing execs and as a reference paintings for educational stories at postgraduate point.
In this re-creation, each access has been reviewed and up to date with regards to new advancements and guides. assurance has been accelerated to mirror new technological, worldwide and educational advancements, with specific consciousness to components equivalent to on-line and distance studying, instructor and learner cognition, checking out, evaluate and assessment, worldwide English and instructor schooling.
Themes and disciplines coated include:
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It covers the educating of particular languages, together with jap, chinese language, Arabic and African languages, in addition to English, French, German and Spanish.
There are thirty 5 evaluation articles facing matters corresponding to communicative language instructing, early language studying, instructor schooling and syllabus and curriculum layout. an additional one hundred sixty entries specialize in themes similar to bilingualism, language laboratories and learn in a foreign country. various shorter goods research language and cultural associations, specialist institutions and acronyms. a number of cross-references permit the consumer to browse from one access to a different, and there are feedback for additional examining.
Written via a world staff of experts, the Routledge Encyclopedia of Language educating and Learning is a useful source and reference handbook for someone with a qualified or educational curiosity within the subject.
By Michèle Koven
Bilinguals frequently document that they believe like a special individual of their languages. within the phrases of 1 bilingual in Koven’s publication, “When I converse Portuguese, instantly, i am in a distinct world…it's a distinct color.” even if testimonials like this abound in daily dialog between bilinguals, there was scant systematic research of this exciting phenomenon. targeting French-Portuguese bilinguals, the grownup young children of Portuguese migrants in France, this e-book presents an empirically grounded, theoretical account of the way a similar audio system enact, adventure, and are perceived by way of others to have diverse identities of their languages. This ebook explores bilinguals’ reviews and expressions of id in multicultural, multilingual contexts. it truly is precise in its integration of a number of degrees of research to handle the relationships among language and identification. Koven hyperlinks unique consciousness to discourse shape, to members’ a number of interpretations how such varieties turn into symptoms of identification, and to the wider macrosociolinguistic contexts that constitution individuals’ entry to these indicators. The examine of ways bilinguals practice and event diversified identities of their languages sheds gentle at the extra basic function of linguistic and cultural varieties in neighborhood reports and expressions of id.
By V M Illich-Svitych
By Barbara Lalla
"An very important addition to reviews of the genesis and lifetime of Jamaican Creole in addition to different New international creoles equivalent to Gulla. Highlighting the character of the nonstandard sorts of British English dialects to which the African slaves have been uncovered, this paintings offers a refreshingly cogent view of Jamaican Creole features." --SECOL overview "The historical past of Jamaican Creole involves existence via this e-book. students will examine its texts, persist with the leads it opens up, and argue approximately refining its interpretations for a very long time to come." --Journal of Pidgin & Creole Languages "The authors are to be congratulated in this immense contribution to our knowing of ways Jamaican Creole built. Its worth lies not just within the linguistic insights of the authors but additionally within the wealthy trove of texts that they have got made accessible." --English World-Wide "Provides worthwhile ancient and demographic facts and sheds gentle at the origins and improvement of Jamaican Creole. Lalla and D'Costa supply attention-grabbing insights into Creole genesis, not just via their cautious mapping of the migrations from Europe and Africa, which developed the Jamaican society but additionally via wide documentation of early texts. . . . hugely helpful to linguists, historians, anthropologists, psychologists, and someone attracted to the Caribbean or within the historical past of mankind." --New West Indian advisor