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One Word, Two Genders

by Chiara Semplicini Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (May 09, 2016)

Dutch is a peculiar language in that certain nouns have more than one gender. This first academic study of double gender nouns (DGNs) in the Dutch language investigates this anomaly. First assigned a lexicological...


‘Ye whom the charms of grammar please’

by Kari Haugland, Kevin McCafferty & Kristian A. Rusten Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (April 14, 2014)

This collection of articles by colleagues and students of Leiv Egil Breivik presents studies within both core and peripheral areas of English historical linguistics. Core topics covered include the development...


The Spanish of the Northern Peruvian Andes

by Luis Andrade Ciudad Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (February 26, 2016)

This book analyses a set of rarely described regional Spanish varieties spoken throughout much of the northern Peruvian Andes (Cajamarca, La Libertad and Ancash) from a sociohistorical and dialectological perspective....


A Corpus-Based Study of Nominalization in Translations of Chinese Literary Prose

by Yu Hou Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (November 06, 2014)

This corpus-based study investigates the use of nominalization in English translations of Chinese literary prose through the analysis of three English versions of the Chinese novel Hong Lou Meng (Dream of the...


Elements of Hermeneutic Pragmatics

by Tahir Wood Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (December 15, 2014)

Can linguistic pragmatics be developed without the need to formulate rules, criteria or maxims? The author argues that rules as they have been conceived of within pragmatics, particularly speech act theory,...


Language, Identity and Migration

by Vera Regan, Chloé Diskin & Jennifer Martyn Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (December 04, 2015)

This volume presents a collection of the latest scholarly research on language, migration and identity. In a globalised world where migratory patterns are in constant flux, the traditional notion of the ‘immigrant’...


Some Ethnolinguistic Notes on Polar Eskimo

by Stephen Leonard Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (August 07, 2015)

This book serves as an insightful ethnographic introduction to the language and oral traditions of the Inugguit, a sub-group of the Inuit who live in north-west Greenland. A unique work, it encompasses an overview...


European Francophonie

by Vladislav Rjéoutski, Gesine Argent & Derek Offord Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (August 06, 2014)

This volume examines the use of French in European language communities outside France from the Middle Ages to the twentieth century. The phenomenon of French language usage is explored in a wide variety of...


Space, Place and the Discursive Construction of Identity

by Julia Bamford, Franca Poppi & Davide Mazzi Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (February 05, 2014)

Over the last few years there has been a burgeoning interest in both space and place as linguistic phenomena. Some of this interest stemmed from studies on the situatedness of language and speech in time and...


Language Use in the Public Sphere

by Inés Olza Moreno, Óscar Loureda Lamas & Manuel Casado Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (July 08, 2014)

This book comprises a range of general discussions on tradition and innovation in the methodology used in discourse studies (Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis, Argumentation Theory, Rhetoric, Philosophy) and a...


A Multi-dimensional Approach to Discourse Coherence

by Pilar Alonso Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (March 12, 2014)

This book presents a comprehensive study of the subject of text and discourse coherence, integrating some of the traditional trends of discourse analysis and creating new channels of research which help to understand...


Diachrony and Synchrony in English Corpus Linguistics

by Alejandro Alcaraz Sintes & Salvador Valera Hernández Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (June 11, 2014)

The volume brings together a selection of invited articles and papers presented at the 4th International CILC Conference held in Jaén, Spain, in March 2012. The chapters describe English using a range of corpora...


L2 Pragmatic Development in Study Abroad Contexts

by Wei Ren Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (May 04, 2015)

Pragmatic competence plays a key role in intercultural communication, particularly for students studying in a target community. This book investigates the effect of study abroad on second language learners’...


The Language of Popularization- Die Sprache der Popularisierung

by Giancarmine Bongo & Giuditta Caliendo Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (July 07, 2014)

In today’s knowledge-based society, exploring the dynamics of communicating specialised contents to the lay public is an undoubtedly topical issue. However, popularization still remains a rather unexplored...


Translation in an International Perspective

by Antoine CAZE & Rainer Lanselle Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (January 28, 2015)

Translation scholars have for a long time been arguing in favor of a shift in paradigms to redefine the relationship between translation and the spreading of knowledge. Although a substantial share of worldwide...


LSP in Colombia

by Gabriel Quiroz Herrera & Pedro Patino Garcia Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (April 22, 2014)

Studies in LSP in Colombia began in the 1990’s, mainly in the discipline of terminology. Since then, studies in translation, terminology, and LSP have spread out throughout the country. Many papers have been...


Second Culture Teaching and Learning

by Thomas Szende Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (March 05, 2014)

This monograph offers an incisive analysis of how the second language learner can achieve cultural proficiency, which is more than a set of rules and facts to be memorized by rote. How can the cultural dimension...


Hybrid Identities

by Flocel Sabaté Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (July 07, 2014)

This book dissiminates a selected collection of research texts from the Congress Hybrid Identities, held in 2011 in the Institute for Research into Identities and Society (University of Lleida, Catalonia, Spain)....


The Global World and its Manifold Faces

by Susan Petrilli Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (April 15, 2016)

The Global World is a pivotal formula in present-day «Newspeak». The book’s leitmotif – if it is true that the faces of today’s global world are manifold – is that language opens to the other, that...


Defining collocation for lexicographic purposes

by Adriana Orlandi & Laura Giacomini Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (May 13, 2016)

This volume aims to promote a discussion on the definition of collocation that will be useful for lexicographic purposes. Each of the papers in the volume contains addresses in detail one or more aspects of...


Academic posters

by Larissa Dangelo Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (March 04, 2016)

This volume presents a cross-disciplinary analysis of academic poster presentations, taking into consideration the text and visuals that posters display depending on the discipline within which they are created....


English Quasi-Numeral Classifiers

by Xu Zhang Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (August 22, 2017)

This book is an interdisciplinary study of English binominal quantitative constructions based on English-Chinese comparison. Taking three perspectives, i.e. a functional-typological perspective, a cognitive...


New trends and methodologies in applied English language research III

by Yolanda Fernández-Pena, Tamara Bouso, Carla Bouzada-Jabois & Iván Tamaredo et al. Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (June 29, 2017)

This volume includes eleven papers pertaining to different areas of linguistics and organised into three sections. Part I contains diachronic studies which cover data from Middle English to Present-Day English...


Evaluation in media discourse

by Inés Olza & Ruth Breeze Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (January 12, 2017)

Despite the apparent novelty and fluidity of the media today, there is strong evidence that patterns are emerging which both reflect and extend the evaluative paradigms previously observed in the print and broadcast...


Telos and Object

by Luca Russo Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (February 23, 2017)

The semiotics of Charles S. Peirce is conceived as an essential part of a comprehensive philosophical outlook. The study of signs is carried on for its bearing on the knowledge of reality; therefore the relation...


Environnements numériques et interactions en langue étrangère : du formel à l’informel, du réel à la réalité virtuelle

by Mickaël Roy, Meryl Kusyk, Gérald Schlemminger & Dominique Bechmann Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (January 11, 2017)

Le présent ouvrage regroupe des articles issus de deux manifestations qui ont eu lieu en 2014 dans la Région métropolitaine trinationale du Rhin supérieur : le colloque « Eurographics 2014 – Immersion...


Identifying Plosives in L2 English

by Elena Kkese Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (April 13, 2017)

This volume presents the results of two tasks examining the acquisition of plosive voicing contrasts in L2 English by college students with Cypriot Greek (CG) backgrounds. The tasks focus on the different factors...


Facetten der Mehrsprachigkeit / Reflets du plurilinguisme

by Michael Langner & Vic Jovanovic Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (April 13, 2017)

Worin besteht die europäische Mehrsprachigkeit? Was sind die Spezifika individueller Mehrsprachigkeit in Europa? Welche Beispiele für institutionelle Mehrsprachigkeit gibt es an europäischen Universitäten...


A Course in Applied Linguistics for Arab EFL/ESL Students

by Hashim H. Noor & Nassir S. Al-Qadi Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (September 07, 2016)

A Course in Applied Linguistics for Arab EFL/ESL Students has been developed keeping in view the academic needs of native-Arabic speakers learning English as a second/foreign language. The book in the process...