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Emotions in History – Lost and Found

by Ute Frevert

pComing to terms with emotions and how they influence human behaviour, seems to be of the utmost importance to societies that are obsessed with everything “neuro.” On the other hand, emotions have become...


Introduction to Corpus Linguistics

by Sandrine Zufferey

Over the past decades, the use of quantitative methods has become almost generalized in all domains of linguistics. However, using these methods requires a thorough understanding of the principles underlying...


The Structure of Truth

by Donald Davidson, Cameron Kirk-Giannini & Ernie Lepore

Donald Davidson was one of the most famous and influential philosophers of the twentieth century. The Structure of Truth presents his 1970 Locke Lectures in print for the first time. They comprise an invaluable...


The First Person in Cognition and Morality

by Béatrice Longuenesse

What do we express when we use the first-person pronoun 'I' in phrases such as 'I think' or 'I ought to'? Do we refer to ourselves as biologically unique, socially determined individuals? Or do we express a...


Language Unlimited

by David Adger

All humans, but no other species, have the capacity to create and understand language. It provides structure to our thoughts, allowing us to plan, communicate, and create new ideas, without limit. Yet we have...


Early Instructed Second Language Acquisition

by Joanna Rokita-Jaśkow & Melanie Ellis

This book provides a holistic overview of what leads to success in foreign language learning at an early age and deepens our understanding of early foreign language learning. The studies use an array of methodological...


Investigating Content and Language Integrated Learning

by Liss Kerstin Sylvén

This book provides a rich and unique longitudinal account of content and language integrated learning (CLIL). The chapters report on the findings from a large-scale, three-year research project undertaken at...


Second Language Literacy Practices and Language Learning Outside the Classroom

by Miho Inaba

This book presents a comprehensive and detailed study of literacy practices and language use outside of the classroom by university students of Japanese. It investigates both tasks related to classes (e.g. homework...


Talking Like Children

by Elise Berman

Children in the Marshall Islands do many things that adults do not. They walk around half naked. They carry and eat food in public without offering it to others. They talk about things they see rather than hiding...


Interperspectival Content

by Peter Ludlow

Too often today it seems we find ourselves communicating from radically different perspectives on the world and we often despair of communication even being possible. Peter Ludlow argues that perspectival content,...


Lying

by Eliot Michaelson & Andreas Stokke

Philosophers have been thinking about lying for several thousand years, yet this topic has only recently become a central area of academic interest for philosophers of language, epistemologists, ethicists, and...


Mind Matters in SLA

by Dr. Clare Wright, Prof. Thorsten Piske & Dr. Martha Young-Scholten

This book examines key issues in theories of what language is and what happens in the mind during second language acquisition (SLA), inspiring readers to think in new and exciting ways about language learning...


Rural Voices

by Christine Mallinson, Elizabeth Seale, Rania Habib & Kirk Hazen et al.

In this interdisciplinary volume, sociolinguists and sociologists explore the intersections of language, culture, and identity for rural populations around the world. Challenging stereotypical views of rural...


Herder's Philosophy

by Michael N. Forster

Johann Gottfried Herder (1744-1803) is a towering figure in modern thought, but one who has hitherto been severely underappreciated. Michael Forster seeks to rectify that situation He considers Herder's philosophy...


Beyond Semantics and Pragmatics

by Gerhard Preyer

The study of meaning in language embraces a diverse range of problems and methods. Philosophers think through the relationship between language and the world; linguists document speakers' knowledge of meaning;...


Bad Words

by David Sosa

What makes a word bad? Bad Words is a philosophical examination of slurs and other derogatory and problematic language, by some of the leading contributors to the field. Slurs are an interesting case for the...


The Printed Voice of Victorian Poetry

by Eric Griffiths

The Printed Voice of Victorian Poetry starts from a simple fact: our written language does not represent the way we speak. Intonation, accent, tempo, and pitch of utterance can be inferred from a written text...


The Science of Meaning

by Derek Ball & Brian Rabern

By creating certain marks on paper, or by making certain sounds-breathing past a moving tongue-or by articulation of hands and bodies, language users can give expression to their mental lives. With language...


New Work on Speech Acts

by Daniel Fogal, Daniel W. Harris & Matt Moss

Speech-act theory is the interdisciplinary study of the wide range of things we do with words. Originally stemming from the influential work of twentieth-century philosophers, including J. L. Austin and John...


Puzzles of Reference

by Herman Cappelen & Josh Dever

It is a fundamental feature of language that words refer to things. Much attention has been devoted to the nature of reference, both in philosophy and in linguistics. Puzzles of Reference is the first book to...