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Connecting Grammaticalisation

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Book Series: Studies in Functional and Structural Linguistics ISBN: 9789027215758 9789027284136 Year: Pages: 361 DOI: 10.1075/sfsl.65 Language: English
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100366
Subject: Linguistics
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This monograph presents a view on grammaticalisation radically different from standard views centering around the cline of grammaticality. Grammar is seen as a complex sign system, and, as a consequence, grammatical change always comprises semantic change. What unites morphology, word order, constructional syntax and other grammatical subsystems is their paradigmatic organisation. The traditional concept of an inflexional paradigm is generalised as the structuring principle of grammar. Grammatical change involves paradigmatic restructuring, and in the process of grammatical change morphological, topological and constructional paradigms often connect to form complex paradigms. The book introduces the concept of connecting grammaticalisation to describe the formation, restructuring and dismantling of such complex paradigms. Drawing primarily on data from Germanic, Romance and Slavic languages, the book offers both a broad general discussion of theoretical issues and three case studies.

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Integrating Gestures

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Book Series: Gesture Studies ISBN: 9789027228451 9789027287205 Year: Pages: 380 DOI: 10.1075/gs.4 Language: English
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100367
Subject: Linguistics
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Gestures convey information about culture, discourse, thought, intentionality, emotion, intersubjectivity, cognition, and first and second language acquisition. Additionally, they are used by non-human primates to communicate with their peers and with humans. Consequently, the modern field of gesture studies has attracted researchers from a number of different disciplines such as anthropology, cognitive science, communication, neuroscience, psycholinguistics, primatology, psychology, robotics, sociology and semiotics. This volume presents an overview of the depth and breadth of current research in gesture. Its focus is on the interdisciplinary nature of gesture. The chapters included in the volume are divided into six themes: the nature and functions of gesture, first language development and gesture, second language effects on gesture, gesture in the classroom and in problem solving, gesture aspects of discourse and interaction, and gestural analysis of music and dance.

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Stylistic Use of Phraseological Units in Discourse

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ISBN: 9789027211767 9789027287694 Year: Pages: 306 DOI: 10.1075/z.159 Language: English
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100364
Subject: Linguistics
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This interdisciplinary study presents the cutting-edge state of theoretical and applied research in phraseology. The author elaborates key terminology and theoretical concepts of phraseology, while challenging some prevailing assumptions. Exploration of phraseological meaning across sentence boundaries is supported by ample textual illustrations of stylistic use ranging from Old English to Modern English. The book contains innovative research in the discourse-level features of phraseological units from a cognitive perspective, along with creative use of phraseological metaphor, metonymy and allusion, including multimodal discourse. The author argues for the need to raise stylistic awareness among teachers and learners, translators, lexicographers and advertisers. This is the revised and extensively expanded new edition of 'Phraseological Units in Discourse: Towards Applied Stylistics' (2001). It received honourable mention at the ESSE Book Award 2012.

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Inside the Antisemitic Mind

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Book Series: The Tauber Institute Series for the Study of European Jewry ISBN: 9781611689839 9781512600773 Year: Pages: 454 DOI: 10.26530/oapen_625675 Language: English
Publisher: Brandeis University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100126
Subject: Social Sciences
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Antisemitism is on the rise in Europe, sometimes manifest in violent acts against Jews, but more commonly noticeable in everyday discourse. This innovative empirical study examines written examples of antisemitism in contemporary Germany. Drawing on 14,000 letters and e-mails sent between 2002 and 2012 to the Central Council of Jews in Germany and the Israeli embassy in Berlin, as well communications sent between 2010 and 2011 to Israeli embassies across Europe, the authors show how language plays a crucial role in activating antisemitism across a broad spectrum of social classes, investigate the role of emotions in antisemitic argumentation patterns, and analyze “anti-Israelism” as the dominant form of contemporary hatred of Jews.

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Germania Semitica

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Book Series: Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs [TiLSM] ISBN: 9783110300949 9783110301090 Year: Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101064
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Germania Semitica explores prehistoric language contact in general, and attempts to identify the languages involved in shaping Germanic in particular. The book deals with a topic outside the scope of other disciplines concerned with prehistory, such as archaeology and genetics, drawing its conclusions from the linguistic evidence alone, relying on language typology and areal probability. The data for reconstruction comes from Germanic syntax, phonology, etymology, religious loan names, and the writing system, more precisely from word order, syntactic constructions, word formation, irregularities in phonological form, lexical peculiarities, and the structure and rules of the Germanic runic alphabet. It is demonstrated that common descent is neither a necessary nor a sufficient condition for reconstruction. Instead, lexical and structural parallels between Germanic and Semitic languages are explored and interpreted in the framework of modern language contact theory.

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Methods in Contemporary Linguistics

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Book Series: Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs [TiLSM] ISBN: 9783110284669 9783110275681 Year: Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101063
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The present volume is a broad overview of methods and methodologies in linguistics, illustrated with examples from concrete research. It collects insights gained from a broad range of linguistic sub-disciplines, ranging from core disciplines to topics in cross-linguistic and language-internal diversity or to contributions towards language, space and society. Given its critical and innovative nature, the volume is a valuable source for students and researchers of a broad range of linguistic interests.

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Beiträge zur deutschen Grammatik

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Book Series: Classics in Linguistics ISBN: 9783961101252 9783961101498 Year: DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.2588383 Language: English
Publisher: Language Science Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 104801
Subject: Linguistics
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This volume contains the complete collection of published and unpublished work on German grammar by Tilman N. Höhle. It consists of two parts. The first part is Topologische Felder, a book-length manuscript that was written in 1983 but was never finished nor published. It is a careful examination of the topological properties of German sentences, including a discussion of typological assumptions. The second part assembles all other published and unpublished papers by Höhle on German grammar. All of these papers were highly influential in German linguistics, in theoretical linguistics in general, and in a specific variant of theoretical linguistics, Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar. Topics covered are clause structure, constituent order, (verum) focus, word structure, the relationship between relative pronouns and verbs in V2, and the foundations of a theory of phonology in constraint-based grammar. This book is a revised version of http://langsci-press.org/catalog/book/149

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We Are Not Amused

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Book Series: Humor Research [HR] ISBN: 9781501510526 9781501501586 9781501501647 Year: Volume: 10 Pages: 194,00 DOI: 10.1515/9781501501586 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 102419
Subject: Linguistics
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Placing failed humor within the broader category of miscommunication and drawing on a range of conversational data, this text represents the first comprehensive study of failed humor. It provides a framework for classifying the types of failure that can occur, examines the strategies used by both speakers and hearers to avoid and manage failure, and highlights the crucial role humor plays in social identity and relationship management.

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Enhancing Autonomy in Language Education

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Book Series: Studies in Second and Foreign Language Education [SSFLE] ISBN: 9781614511960 9781614511359 9781501501081 Year: Volume: 9 Pages: 173,00 DOI: 10.1515/9781614511359 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 102411
Subject: Linguistics
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The enhancement of autonomy in language education relies heavily on teachers' empowerment and agency as critical intellectuals and reflective practitioners. However, most teacher education programmes are still based on instrumental views of teacher development that undervalue professional experience and expertise. The authors set the ground for alternative practices by proposing and illustrating a case-based approach to language teacher education that values experiential professional learning and expands competences to promote autonomy in school.

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Languages of Science in the Eighteenth Century

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ISBN: 9783110255058 9783110255065 Year: Pages: 365 DOI: 10.1515/9783110255065.245 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100192
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The eighteenth century is an important period both in the history of science and in the history of languages. In this volume, seventeen authors explore, from a variety of angles, the construction of a scientific language and discourse. The chapters explore the forming of scientific communities, the emergence of new languages of science, the spread of scientific ideas, and the development of scientific writing.

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