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The Syntax of Deverbal Compound Adjectives in English

by Sebastian Wasak

This volume presents research into the syntax and semantics of English deverbal compound adjectives based on the passive and active participles, e.g. pencil-drawn, action-packed, risk-taking, time-consuming....


Introduction to Experimental Linguistics

by Christelle Gillioz & Sandrine Zufferey

The use of experimental methodology in the field of linguistics has boomed in recent decades. However, implementation of such methods does require an understanding and mastery of specific theoretical and methodological...


Sign Language Linguistics - A Conversation with Carol Padden

by Howard Burton

This book is based on an in-depth filmed conversation between Howard Burton and renowned researcher of sign languages Carol Padden, the Sanford I. Berman Chair in Language and Human Communication at UC San Diego....


Babbling Barbarians: How Translators Keep Us Civilized - A Conversation with David Bellos

by Howard Burton

Ever heard people say things like, ?A translation is no substitute for the original? or ?Humour can?t be translated into another language?? In this thought-provoking book, based on an in-depth filmed conversation...


Improving Academic Listening and Note-Taking Skills

by Karolina Kotorowicz-Jasinska

The book investigates the effectiveness of long-term strategy training on how successfully and efficiently students listen to lectures and take notes. It is centered around a longitudinal study designed to measure...


Written Afrikaans since Standardization

by Johanita Kirsten

This book focuses on a century of language change, starting early in the 20th century when Standard Afrikaans first emerged. Different areas of language use are explored, such as pronoun use, tenses, possession,...


Tone Analysis for Field Linguists

by Keith Snider

Tone, the use of pitch to provide phonological contrast between morphemes, plays an integral role in the structures of many languages. This book teaches linguists a tried-and-proven methodology for analyzing...


Licensing of Vowel Length in Czech

by Markéta Ziková

This book presents a morphosyntactic account of vowel length in contemporary Czech. The present approach is strictly decompositional on both the phonological and the morphosyntactic side. It assumes prosodic...


Licensing of Vowel Length in Czech

by Markéta Ziková

This book presents a morphosyntactic account of vowel length in contemporary Czech. The present approach is strictly decompositional on both the phonological and the morphosyntactic side. It assumes prosodic...


Accent and Identity in Learner Varieties of English

by Stefanie Rottschäfer

This mixed-methods study investigates the link between accent and identity in an English as a lingua franca setting. The subjects, German and French university students living in Scandinavia, pursue their study...


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...


Homophones: Sonic Wonders

by Joyce Reinholds

Homophones: Sonic Wonders presents 197 sets of words which are pronounced the same but have very different meanings. (I say, sets, because some sounds have 3 or even 4 different meanings, though most are pairs...


The Attainment of an English Accent

by Alexander Kautzsch

This book investigates inconsistencies in the accent adopted by advanced German learners of English with respect to differences between standard American and British English (rhoticity, t-voicing, the vowels...


Backness Distinction in Phonology

by Pawel Rydzewski

This book discusses the phonological consequences of the backness distinction in high vowels. It focuses on a single-phoneme approach which does not recognize the existence of the vowel y. The author demonstrates...


Transcription: The Guide On Starting Work At Home Transcription Career

by Linda Warden

Wish to work from home?

For those who are good at typing, you can start to put those skills to use once and for all. The power of transcription cannot be undermined.

Linda Warden illustrates what transcription...


Variation and Change in Aberdeen English

by Thorsten Brato

This book is the first major sociophonetic work on the urban accent of Aberdeen in North-East Scotland. The study shows how the accent has changed following the large-scale immigration from other parts of Scotland...


The Morphosyntax-Phonology Connection

by Vera Gribanova & Stephanie S. Shih

The essays in this volume address a core question regarding the structure of linguistic systems: how much access do the grammatical components - syntax, morphology and phonology - have to each other? The book's...


Negotiating Languages

by Walter Hakala

Prior to the nineteenth century, South Asian dictionaries, glossaries, and vocabularies reflected a hierarchical vision of nature and human society. By the turn of the twentieth century, the modern dictionary...


Accessing the Workings of the Mind

by Li-ling Chuang

This work is an extended study on the role of brain and cognition in L2 learning processes. By taking account of the type of encoding needed to convert input into intake and the tasks that EFL young learners...


Dictionary of the British English Spelling System

by Greg Brooks

This book will tell all you need to know about British English spelling. It’s a reference work intended for anyone interested in the English language, especially those who teach it, whatever the age or mother...