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Product Description: Research in (Post)Colonial Linguistics has experienced a significant increase in contributions from different fields of linguistics. This volume aims to showcase the variety of topics relevant to the study of language(s) in colonial, postcolonial and decolonial contexts...read more
By Marina Wienberg (editor)

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9783110442229 | Mouton De Gruyter, January 15, 2016, cover price $140.00 | About this edition: Research in (Post)Colonial Linguistics has experienced a significant increase in contributions from different fields of linguistics.

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Product Description: Many today do not recognize the word, but "philology" was for centuries nearly synonymous with humanistic intellectual life, encompassing not only the study of Greek and Roman literature and the Bible but also all other studies of language and literature, as well as history, culture, art, and more...read more

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9780691145648 | Princeton Univ Pr, May 4, 2014, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: Many today do not recognize the word, but "philology" was for centuries nearly synonymous with humanistic intellectual life, encompassing not only the study of Greek and Roman literature and the Bible but also all other studies of language and literature, as well as history, culture, art, and more.

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9780691168586 | Princeton Univ Pr, September 15, 2015, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Many today do not recognize the word, but "philology" was for centuries nearly synonymous with humanistic intellectual life, encompassing not only the study of Greek and Roman literature and the Bible but also all other studies of language and literature, as well as history, culture, art, and more.
9780536603265, titled "Basic College Mathematics" | 3 revised edition (Pearson Custom Pub, December 1, 1999), cover price $29.80 | also contains Basic College Mathematics

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Product Description: How and why do languages change? This new introduction offers a guide to the types of change at all levels of linguistic structure, as well as the mechanisms behind each type. Based on data from a variety of methods and a huge array of language families, it examines general patterns of change, bringing together recent findings on sound change, analogical change, grammaticalization, the creation and change of constructions, as well as lexical change...read more

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9781107020160 | Cambridge Univ Pr, July 31, 2015, cover price $99.99 | About this edition: How and why do languages change?

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9781107655829 | Cambridge Univ Pr, August 3, 2015, cover price $29.99 | About this edition: How and why do languages change?

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Product Description: Construction Grammar as a framework offers a new perspective on traditional historical questions in diachronic linguistics and language change: how do new constructions arise, how should competition in diachronic variation be accounted for, how do constructions fall into disuse, and how do constructions change in general, formally and/or semantically, and with what implications for the language system as a whole? This volume offers a broad introduction to the confluence of Construction Grammar and historical syntax, and also detailed case studies of various instances of syntactic change modeled within Construction Grammar...read more
By Spike Gildea (editor)

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9789027204400 | John Benjamins Pub Co, July 30, 2015, cover price $143.00 | About this edition: Construction Grammar as a framework offers a new perspective on traditional historical questions in diachronic linguistics and language change: how do new constructions arise, how should competition in diachronic variation be accounted for, how do constructions fall into disuse, and how do constructions change in general, formally and/or semantically, and with what implications for the language system as a whole?

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Product Description: Over the past decade, a group of prolific and innovative evolutionary biologists has sought to reinvent historical linguistics through the use of phylogenetic and phylogeographical analysis, treating cognates like genes and conceptualizing the spread of languages in terms of the diffusion of viruses...read more

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9781107054530 | Cambridge Univ Pr, April 30, 2015, cover price $99.00 | About this edition: Over the past decade, a group of prolific and innovative evolutionary biologists has sought to reinvent historical linguistics through the use of phylogenetic and phylogeographical analysis, treating cognates like genes and conceptualizing the spread of languages in terms of the diffusion of viruses.

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Product Description: This volume discusses topics of historical syntax from different theoretical perspectives, ranging from Indo-European studies to generative grammar, functionalism, and typology. It examines mechanisms of syntactic change such as reanalysis, analogy, grammaticalization, independent drift, and language contact, as well as procedures of syntactic reconstruction...read more
By Carlotta Viti (editor)

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9789027259349 | John Benjamins Pub Co, April 29, 2015, cover price $149.00 | About this edition: This volume discusses topics of historical syntax from different theoretical perspectives, ranging from Indo-European studies to generative grammar, functionalism, and typology.

Trask’s Historical Linguistics, Third Edition, is an accessible introduction to historical linguistics – the study of language change over time. This engaging book is illustrated with language examples from all six continents, and covers the fundamental concepts of language change, methods for historical linguistics, linguistic reconstruction, sociolinguistic aspects of language change, language contact, the birth and death of languages, language and prehistory and the issue of very remote relations. This third edition of the renowned Trask’s Historical Linguistics is fully revised and updated and covers the most recent developments in historical linguistics, including: more detail on morphological change including cutting-edge discussions of iconization coverage of recent developments in sociolinguistic explanations of variation and change new case studies focusing on Germanic languages and American and New Zealand English, and updated exercises covering each of the topics within the book a brand new companion website featuring material for both professors and students, including discussion questions and further exercises as well as commentaries on the exercises within the book. Trask’s Historical Linguistics is essential reading for all students of language, linguistics and related disciplines. The accompanying website can be found at www.routledge.com/cw/trask

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9780415706575 | 3 edition (Routledge, February 24, 2015), cover price $145.00 | About this edition: Trask’s Historical Linguistics, Third Edition, is an accessible introduction to historical linguistics – the study of language change over time.

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9780415706582 | 3 edition (Routledge, March 3, 2015), cover price $48.95
9780380776535, titled "A Hovering of Vultures" | Avon Books, June 1, 1995, cover price $4.99 | also contains A Hovering of Vultures | About this edition: Death returns to a Yorkshire village when a museum opens on the site of an unexplained murder/suicide where a renowned author killed his sister with an ax and shot himself.

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Product Description: English has long been suspected to be a vowel-shifting language. This hypothesis, often only adumbrated in previous work, is closely investigated in this book. Framed within a novel framework combining evolutionary linguistics and Optimality Theory, the account proposed here argues that the replacement of duration by quality as the primary cue to signaling vowel oppositions has resulted in the 'shiftiness' of many post-medieval English varieties...read more

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9783110369502 | Mouton De Gruyter, February 26, 2015, cover price $154.00 | About this edition: English has long been suspected to be a vowel-shifting language.

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9780449132937, titled "Dress Her in Indigo" | Reissue edition (Gold Medal, February 1, 1995), cover price $5.99 | also contains Dress Her in Indigo | About this edition: "To diggers a thousand years from now.

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Product Description: Corpus linguistics is a long-established method which uses authentic language data, stored in extensive computer corpora, as the basis for linguistic research. Moving away from the traditional intuitive approach to linguistics, which used made-up examples, corpus linguistics has made a significant contribution to all areas of the field...read more
By Karin Aijmer (editor) and Christoph Ruhlemann (editor)

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9781107015043 | Cambridge Univ Pr, December 18, 2014, cover price $125.00 | About this edition: Corpus linguistics is a long-established method which uses authentic language data, stored in extensive computer corpora, as the basis for linguistic research.

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Product Description: Language is an essential part of what makes us human. Where did it come from? How did it develop into the complex system we know today? And what can an evolutionary perspective tell us about the nature of language and communication?Drawing on a range of disciplines including cognitive science, linguistics, anthropology and evolutionary biology, Speaking Our Minds explains how language evolved and why we are the only species to communicate in this way...read more

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9781137334572 | Palgrave Macmillan, November 17, 2014, cover price $110.00 | About this edition: Language is an essential part of what makes us human.

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9781137334565 | Palgrave Macmillan, November 17, 2014, cover price $46.00 | About this edition: Language is an essential part of what makes us human.

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Product Description: A famous English hymn does not start with He who would be valiant, but He who would valiant be with valiant in dislocated position in the clause. The aim of this study is to analyse syntactic dislocation in English congregational song between 1500 and 1900 and to examine its motivations and developments...read more

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9783631645901 | Peter Lang Pub Inc, June 30, 2014, cover price $70.95 | About this edition: A famous English hymn does not start with He who would be valiant, but He who would valiant be with valiant in dislocated position in the clause.

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Product Description: The Nature of Language addresses one of the most fundamental questions of mankind: how did language evolve, and what are the neurobiological and cognitive foundations  of language processing? These questions are explored from different perspectives to discuss the building blocks of language evolution and how they developed in the way they can be found in modern humans...read more

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9781493906086 | Springer Verlag, April 30, 2014, cover price $129.00 | About this edition: The Nature of Language addresses one of the most fundamental questions of mankind: how did language evolve, and what are the neurobiological and cognitive foundations  of language processing?

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Product Description: Human language is viewed and studied by some authors as a natural object and by other scholars as a social and cultural object. Actually, human language, as usually observed, manifests itself as a tightly entangled bundle of natural and cultural features...read more

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9781781790526 | Equinox, May 31, 2014, cover price $60.00 | About this edition: Human language is viewed and studied by some authors as a natural object and by other scholars as a social and cultural object.

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Product Description: Origins of Language: A Slim Guide offers a concise and accessible overview of what is known about the evolution of the human capacity for language. Non-human animals communicate in simple ways: they may be able to form simple concepts, to feel some limited empathy for others, to cooperate to some extent, and to engage in mind-reading...read more

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9780198701668 | Oxford Univ Pr, May 6, 2014, cover price $65.00 | About this edition: Origins of Language: A Slim Guide offers a concise and accessible overview of what is known about the evolution of the human capacity for language.

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9780198701880 | Oxford Univ Pr, May 6, 2014, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Origins of Language: A Slim Guide offers a concise and accessible overview of what is known about the evolution of the human capacity for language.

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Product Description: Diachronic corpus pragmatics extends the pragmatic perspective to developments in the history of various languages and uses corpus-linguistic methods to trace them. The chapters in this volume focus on linguistic elements at several levels, from individual words to phrases, clauses and entire genres and discourse forms...read more
By Jukka Tuominen (editor)

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9789027256485 | John Benjamins Pub Co, March 11, 2014, cover price $143.00 | About this edition: Diachronic corpus pragmatics extends the pragmatic perspective to developments in the history of various languages and uses corpus-linguistic methods to trace them.

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Product Description: This book presents new issues in the study of the interface of emotions and language, and their use in social context. Two fundamental questions are tackled: the way different languages encode emotional information and the core role emotions play in languages' structure, use and learning...read more
By Georgeta Cislaru (editor)

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9789027256461 | John Benjamins Pub Co, March 13, 2014, cover price $143.00 | About this edition: This book presents new issues in the study of the interface of emotions and language, and their use in social context.

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Product Description: This is the eleventh volume in Professor M.A.K. Halliday's Collected Works. First published as a ten volume set from 2002 to 2007, they have shown the sizeable and growing international interest across a number of disciplines in the systemic functional linguistics framework...read more

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9781623564513 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, January 30, 2014, cover price $150.00 | About this edition: This is the eleventh volume in Professor M.

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Product Description: What is the range of diversity in linguistic types, what are the geographical distributions for the attested types, and what explanations, based on shared history or universals, can account for these distributions? This collection of articles by prominent scholars in typology seeks to address these issues from a wide range of theoretical perspectives, utilizing cutting-edge typological methodology...read more
By Alan Timberlake (editor)

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9789027206855 | John Benjamins Pub Co, December 13, 2013, cover price $149.00 | About this edition: What is the range of diversity in linguistic types, what are the geographical distributions for the attested types, and what explanations, based on shared history or universals, can account for these distributions?

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Product Description: The Himalaya and surrounding regions are amongst the world's most linguistically diverse places. Of an estimated 600 languages, few are researched in depth and many virtually undocumented. This volume brings together new work on under-researched Himalayan languages with investigations into the complexities of the area's linguistic history, offering original data and perspectives on the synchrony and diachrony of the Greater Himalayan Region...read more
By Nathan W. Hill (editor) and Thomas Owen-smith (editor)

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9783110310740 | Mouton De Gruyter, December 31, 2013, cover price $154.00 | About this edition: The Himalaya and surrounding regions are amongst the world's most linguistically diverse places.

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Product Description: The present book focuses on evolution in the Romance verbal systems. In the wake of Bybee’s and Dahl’s studies, it advocates the benefits of adopting a cross-linguistic and diachronic approach to the study of linguistic phenomena...read more
By Jacques Bres (editor)

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9783034314381 | Peter Lang Pub Inc, December 3, 2013, cover price $96.95 | About this edition: The present book focuses on evolution in the Romance verbal systems.

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Product Description: Uncovering the meaning of individual words or entire texts is a complex process that needs to take into consideration the multiple interactions of linguistic organization including orthography, morphology, syntax and, ultimately, pragmatics...read more
By Nicole Studer-joho (editor)

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9789027206152 | John Benjamins Pub Co, December 18, 2013, cover price $149.00 | About this edition: Uncovering the meaning of individual words or entire texts is a complex process that needs to take into consideration the multiple interactions of linguistic organization including orthography, morphology, syntax and, ultimately, pragmatics.

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Product Description: This volume contains a selection of papers presented at the Medieval English Studies Symposium held in Poznań, Poland, in November 2011. The papers cover a wide range of approaches to the issue of medieval literature, language and art.
By Marcin Krygier (editor)

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9783631642115 | Peter Lang Pub Inc, December 11, 2013, cover price $52.95 | About this edition: This volume contains a selection of papers presented at the Medieval English Studies Symposium held in Poznań, Poland, in November 2011.

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Product Description: Historical linguistics commonly invokes the child as the principal agent of change. Using this as a starting point, the authors address diachronic language change against a background of insights gained from extensive research into mono- and bilingual language acquisition...read more

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9780748642250 | Edinburgh Univ Pr, November 30, 2013, cover price $120.00 | About this edition: Historical linguistics commonly invokes the child as the principal agent of change.

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Product Description: Analysis of language as a combination of both a structural and a lexical component overlooks a third all-encompassing aspect: dynamics. Dynamic Linguistics approaches the description of the complex phenomenon that is human language by focusing on this important but often neglected aspect...read more

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9783034317054 | Peter Lang Pub Inc, October 25, 2013, cover price $105.95 | About this edition: Analysis of language as a combination of both a structural and a lexical component overlooks a third all-encompassing aspect: dynamics.

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Product Description: The book presents new and stimulating approaches to the study of language evolution and considers their implications for future research. Leading scholars from linguistics, primatology, anthroplogy, and cognitive science consider how language evolution can be understood by means of inference from the study of linked or analogous phenomena in language, animal behaviour, genetics, neurology, culture, and biology...read more
By Martin Everaert (editor)

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9780199654840 | Oxford Univ Pr on Demand, September 15, 2013, cover price $150.00 | About this edition: The book presents new and stimulating approaches to the study of language evolution and considers their implications for future research.

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9780199654857 | Oxford Univ Pr, September 15, 2013, cover price $50.00 | About this edition: The book presents new and stimulating approaches to the study of language evolution and considers their implications for future research.

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