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Product Description: In this book Elizabeth Closs Traugott and Graeme Trousdale develop an approach to language change based on construction grammar. Construction grammar is a theory of signs construed at the level of the phrase, clause, and complex sentence...read more

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9780199679898 | Oxford Univ Pr, January 7, 2014, cover price $110.00 | About this edition: In this book Elizabeth Closs Traugott and Graeme Trousdale develop an approach to language change based on construction grammar.

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9780198783541 | Oxford Univ Pr, September 14, 2016, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: In this book Elizabeth Closs Traugott and Graeme Trousdale develop an approach to language change based on construction grammar.

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Product Description: A bestselling linguist takes us on a lively tour of how the English language is evolving before our eyes -- and why we should embrace this transformation and not fight itLanguage is always changing -- but we tend not to like it. We understand that new words must be created for new things, but the way English is spoken today rubs many of us the wrong way...read more

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9781627794718 | Henry Holt & Co, September 6, 2016, cover price $28.00 | About this edition: A bestselling linguist takes us on a lively tour of how the English language is evolving before our eyes -- and why we should embrace this transformation and not fight itLanguage is always changing -- but we tend not to like it.

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Product Description: This volume brings together key players in discourse variation research to offer original analyses of a wide range of discourse-pragmatic variables, such as 'like', 'innit', 'you get me', and 'at the end of the day'. The authors introduce a range of new methods specifically tailored to the study of discourse-pragmatic variation and change in synchronic and longitudinal dialect data, and provide new empirical and theoretical insights into discourse-pragmatic variation and change in contemporary varieties of English...read more
By Heike Pichler (editor)

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9781107055766 | Cambridge Univ Pr, June 30, 2016, cover price $110.00 | About this edition: This volume brings together key players in discourse variation research to offer original analyses of a wide range of discourse-pragmatic variables, such as 'like', 'innit', 'you get me', and 'at the end of the day'.

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Product Description: This volume focuses on the interplay of syntactic and semantic factors in language change. The contributions draw on data from numerous Indo-European languages and address the question of how syntactic and semantic change are linked and whether both are governed by similar constraints, principles and systematic mechanisms...read more
By Doris Penka (editor)

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9783110352177 | Mouton De Gruyter, January 1, 2015, cover price $154.00 | About this edition: This volume focuses on the interplay of syntactic and semantic factors in language change.

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9783110488074 | Reprint edition (Mouton De Gruyter, June 20, 2016), cover price $19.95 | About this edition: This volume focuses on the interplay of syntactic and semantic factors in language change.

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Product Description: This book presents new data and additional questions regarding the linguistic cycle. The topics discussed are the pronoun, negative, negative existential, analytic-synthetic, distributive, determiner, degree, and future/modal cycles...read more
By Elly Van Gelderen (editor)

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9789027257109 | John Benjamins Pub Co, March 9, 2016, cover price $149.00 | About this edition: This book presents new data and additional questions regarding the linguistic cycle.

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Product Description: Frequency is a critical factor in shaping emerging linguistic systems, be it in first or second language learning, or in the historical or social dimensions of language change. This volume comprises studies that show how and which patterns are abstracted from the language speakers hear, and what makes them adopt new usages or constructions...read more
By Heike Behrens (editor) and Stefan Pfander (editor)

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9783110343427 | Walter De Gruyter Inc, February 22, 2016, cover price $140.00 | About this edition: Frequency is a critical factor in shaping emerging linguistic systems, be it in first or second language learning, or in the historical or social dimensions of language change.

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Product Description: This book is an exploration of the vitality of multilingualism and of its critical importance in and for contemporary cities. It examines how the city has emerged as a key driver of the multilingual future, a concentration of different, changing cultures which somehow manage to create a new identity...read more
By Lorna Carson (editor)

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9781783094776 | Multilingual Matters Ltd, January 26, 2016, cover price $169.95 | About this edition: This book is an exploration of the vitality of multilingualism and of its critical importance in and for contemporary cities.

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9781783094769 | Multilingual Matters Ltd, January 26, 2016, cover price $49.95 | About this edition: This book is an exploration of the vitality of multilingualism and of its critical importance in and for contemporary cities.

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Product Description: This book represents the first comprehensive examination of templatic constructions - namely, linguistic structures involving unexpected linear stipulation - in both morphology and syntax from a typological perspective. It provides a state-of-the-art overview of the previous literature, develops a new typology for categorizing templatic constructions across grammatical domains, and examines their cross-linguistic variation by employing cutting-edge computational methods...read more

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9781107015029 | Cambridge Univ Pr, March 15, 2016, cover price $110.00 | About this edition: This book represents the first comprehensive examination of templatic constructions - namely, linguistic structures involving unexpected linear stipulation - in both morphology and syntax from a typological perspective.

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Product Description: In much writing on language change, there is a tacit assumption that change operates on a single source construction to produce an innovative target construction. This volume challenges this assumption, by showing that many changes involve interactions between multiple source constructions...read more
By Freek Van De Velde (editor)

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9789027242679 | John Benjamins Pub Co, November 25, 2015, cover price $135.00 | About this edition: In much writing on language change, there is a tacit assumption that change operates on a single source construction to produce an innovative target construction.

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Product Description: The chapters in this volume feature new and groundbreaking research carried out by leading scholars and promising young researchers from around the world on recent changes in the English verb phrase. Drawing on authentic corpus data, the papers consider both spoken and written English in several genres...read more
By Sean Wallis (editor)

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9781107016354 | Cambridge Univ Pr, April 30, 2013, cover price $110.00 | About this edition: The chapters in this volume feature new and groundbreaking research carried out by leading scholars and promising young researchers from around the world on recent changes in the English verb phrase.

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9781107558502 | 1 edition (Cambridge Univ Pr, October 1, 2015), cover price $44.99 | About this edition: The chapters in this volume feature new and groundbreaking research carried out by leading scholars and promising young researchers from around the world on recent changes in the English verb phrase.

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Product Description: There are more than six thousand human languages, each one unique. For the last five hundred years, people have argued about how important language differences are. This book traces that history and shows how language differences have generally been treated either as of no importance or as all-important, depending on broader approaches taken to human life and knowledge...read more

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9780521767828 | Cambridge Univ Pr, February 14, 2011, cover price $99.99 | About this edition: There are more than six thousand human languages, each one unique.

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9781107558632 | 1 edition (Cambridge Univ Pr, October 1, 2015), cover price $44.99 | About this edition: There are more than six thousand human languages, each one unique.

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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: This book provides a critical investigation of syntactic change and the factors that influence it. Converging empirical and theoretical considerations have suggested that apparent instances of syntactic change may be attributable to factors outside syntax proper, such as morphology or information structure...read more
By George Walkden (editor)

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9780199687923 | Oxford Univ Pr, April 26, 2015, cover price $115.00 | About this edition: This book provides a critical investigation of syntactic change and the factors that influence it.

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Product Description: In this study, Bartlett presents a theoretical and descriptive development in the discipline of Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA) extending the recent trend away from critiques of hegemonic practices and towards the description of alternative and minority practices that has been labelled Positive Discourse Analysis (PDA)...read more

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9780415893381 | Routledge, July 26, 2012, cover price $160.00 | About this edition: In this study, Bartlett presents a theoretical and descriptive development in the discipline of Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA) extending the recent trend away from critiques of hegemonic practices and towards the description of alternative and minority practices that has been labelled Positive Discourse Analysis (PDA).

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9781138889231 | Reprint edition (Routledge, May 21, 2015), cover price $54.95 | About this edition: In this study, Bartlett presents a theoretical and descriptive development in the discipline of Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA) extending the recent trend away from critiques of hegemonic practices and towards the description of alternative and minority practices that has been labelled Positive Discourse Analysis (PDA).

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Product Description: This volume examines the conflicting factors that shape the content and form of grammatical rules in language usage. Speakers and addressees need to contend with these rules when expressing themselves and when trying to comprehend messages...read more
By Brian MacWhinney (editor), Andrej Malchukov (editor) and Edith Moravcsik (editor)

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9780198709848 | Oxford Univ Pr, December 30, 2014, cover price $130.00 | About this edition: This volume examines the conflicting factors that shape the content and form of grammatical rules in language usage.

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9780373702800, titled "The Whole Truth" | Harlequin Books, October 1, 1987, cover price $2.95 | also contains The Whole Truth

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Product Description: Convergence, i.e. the increase of inter-systemic similarities, is usually considered the default development in language contact situations. This volume focuses on the other logical possibilities of diachronic development, namely stability and divergence – two well-attested, but under-researched phenomena...read more
By Kurt Braunm�ller (editor), Steffen H”der (editor) and Karoline Kühl (editor)

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9789027234964 | John Benjamins Pub Co, November 26, 2014, cover price $149.00 | About this edition: Convergence, i.

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Product Description: The languages of Europe and North and Central Asia provide a rich variety of data. In this volume, some articles are summaries of large areal typological research projects, and some articles focus on structures or constructions in a single language...read more
By Lindsay J. Whaley (editor)

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9789027259295 | John Benjamins Pub Co, December 17, 2014, cover price $149.00 | About this edition: The languages of Europe and North and Central Asia provide a rich variety of data.

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Product Description: Linguistic Variation: Confronting Fact and Theory honors Shana Poplack in bringing together contributions from leading scholars in language variation and change. The book demonstrates how variationist methodology can be applied to the study of linguistic structures and processes...read more

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9781138024540 | Routledge, November 17, 2014, cover price $155.00 | About this edition: Linguistic Variation: Confronting Fact and Theory honors Shana Poplack in bringing together contributions from leading scholars in language variation and change.

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9781138024557 | Routledge, November 11, 2014, cover price $54.95 | About this edition: Linguistic Variation: Confronting Fact and Theory honors Shana Poplack in bringing together contributions from leading scholars in language variation and change.

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Product Description: This new five-volume anthology of major works has been produced in consultation with an editorial advisory board of distinguished scholars. It brings together the key texts of language variation and change to provide a comprehensive collection that represents the field's development and showcases the diverse communities that have been the subjects of investigation...read more
By Richard Cameron (editor)

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9780415731089 | Routledge, October 22, 2014, cover price $1780.00 | About this edition: This new five-volume anthology of major works has been produced in consultation with an editorial advisory board of distinguished scholars.

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Product Description: This volume critically exposes problems in present language contact analysis and uses empirical findings to provide answers to the following questions. What can we learn from the study of language contact for our knowledge of languages, their dynamics and their functions (systemic elaborations, language practices, semiotic developments)? How should linguistic theory incorporate the empirical findings of language contact studies, and how could these alter underlying postulates of existing models (choice of analysis and epistemic framework)? Which role has language contact been playing in the history of linguistic research and academic life? And how has this idea influenced individual researchers and their approaches...read more
By Robert Nicolai (editor)

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9789004279049 | Bilingual edition (Brill Academic Pub, August 21, 2014), cover price $175.00 | About this edition: This volume critically exposes problems in present language contact analysis and uses empirical findings to provide answers to the following questions.

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Product Description: Usage-based approaches to language have gained increasing attention in the last two decades. The importance of change and variation has always been recognized in this framework, but has never received central attention. It is the main aim of this book to fill this gap...read more

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9789027215796 | John Benjamins Pub Co, July 10, 2014, cover price $149.00 | About this edition: Usage-based approaches to language have gained increasing attention in the last two decades.

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Product Description: In The Genitive Case in Dutch and German: A Study of Morphosyntactic Change in Codified Languages, Alan K. Scott offers an account of the tension that exists between morphosyntactic change and codification, focusing on the effect that codification has had on the genitive case and alternative constructions in both languages...read more

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9789004181441 | Brill Academic Pub, December 2, 2013, cover price $148.00 | About this edition: In The Genitive Case in Dutch and German: A Study of Morphosyntactic Change in Codified Languages, Alan K.

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Product Description: The book presents ten data-based studies on structural aspects of Yiddish in the light of modern linguistic theories which are of interest to linguists and philologists. The contributions address several levels of the language system including morphology, syntax and lexicology, and put special emphasis on mechanisms of internal and contact-induced language change spanning different epochs and societal and textual strata...read more
By Bjorn Hansen (editor)

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9783110339345 | Mouton De Gruyter, December 31, 2013, cover price $154.00 | About this edition: The book presents ten data-based studies on structural aspects of Yiddish in the light of modern linguistic theories which are of interest to linguists and philologists.

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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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