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Dominicanidad / Dominicanity

by Christine Felbeck & Andre Klump Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (December 14, 2016)

Con unos 20 artículos de investigadores/-as de Europa, de los Estados Unidos y de la República Dominicana, la presente obra interdisciplinaria e internacional ofrece un panorama actual de la investigación...


Lexico-Phonological Comparative Analysis of Selected Dialects of the Meru-Tharaka Group

by Fridah Kanana Erastus Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (January 19, 2015)

This study is an investigation into the comparative phonology and lexicon of six barely-known Bantu varieties spoken in Kenya. These varieties (Imenti, Igoji, Tharaka, Mwimbi, Muthambi and Chuka) belong to the...


Dimensions of Sociolinguistic Landscapes in Europe

by Mikko Laitinen & Anastassia Zabrodskaja Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (March 02, 2015)

The articles in this volume investigate everyday textual material of sociolinguistic landscapes in the early 21st century. Sociolinguistic landscapes reflect societal change, and they enable observers to map...


From Conceptual Metaphor Theory to Cognitive Ethnolinguistics

by Marek Kuzniak, Agnieszka Libura & Michal Szawerna Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (May 30, 2014)

The origins of this volume lie in the international conference Cognitive Linguistics in the Year 2012, convened by the Polish Cognitive Linguistics Association. The proceedings of the conference revolved around...


Facets of Linguistics

by Peter Schildhauer, Jana Pflaeging, Alexander Brock & Anne Ammermann Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (February 27, 2014)

This volume aims to represent the breadth and depth of current linguistic research of predominantly young linguists and thus to produce a snapshot of topical linguistic issues and trends. Therefore, it presents...


The History of Linguistic Thought and Language Use in 16 th  Century Slovenia

by Kozma Ahacic Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (March 12, 2014)

This book is the first work on this topic to have been published in English and is thus brought before the international public. A preliminary sociolinguistic survey of the major issues concerning language use...


From Sound to Meaning in Context

by Alicja Witalisz Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (December 15, 2014)

This volume is a collection of papers approaching the phenomenon of language from a variety of perspectives. Scholars in phonology, morphology, syntax, lexicology, historical linguistics and translation studies...


The Synonyms of «Fallen Woman» in the History of the English Language

by Bozena Duda Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (July 07, 2014)

This data-oriented study aims at providing an onomasiological account of the historical synonyms of the term fallen woman from Old English up to Early Modern English. It focuses on linguistic mechanisms which...


Cognitive and Pragmatic Aspects of Speech Actions

by Iwona Witczak-Plisiecka Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (June 17, 2014)

This volume contains papers which reflect current discussions in the study of speech actions. The collection was inspired by the papers presented at Meaning, Context and Cognition, the first international conference...


Syntactic Dislocation in English Congregational Song between 1500 and 1900

by Kirsten Gather Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (July 07, 2014)

A famous English hymn does not start with He who would be valiant, but He who would valiant be with valiant in dislocated position in the clause. The aim of this study is to analyse syntactic dislocation in...


Les émotions dans le discours- Emotions in Discourse

by Dirk Siepmann, Peter Blumenthal & Iva Novakova Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (June 11, 2014)

Comment les mots permettent-ils d’appréhender ces objets obscurs que sont nos emotions ? Diverses langues européennes offrent-elles les mêmes perspectives sur cette réalité mouvante, explorée aussi par...


Lost in the Eurofog: The Textual Fit of Translated Law

by Lucja Biel Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (May 13, 2014)

The book is one of the few in-depth investigations into the nature of EU legal translation and its impact on national legal languages. It is also the first attempt to characterise EU Polish, a language of supranational...


First Language versus Foreign Language

by Esther Odilia Breuer Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (February 02, 2015)

First Language versus Foreign Language deals with the «battle» that takes place in writers’ heads when writing in a foreign language. Most academics today need to write in another language than in their...


New Insights into Slavic Linguistics

by Jacek Witkos & Sylwester Jaworski Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (December 09, 2014)

This volume presents a number of contributions to the 2013 Annual Meeting of the Slavic Linguistics Society held in Szczecin, Poland, October 26–28. The largest number of articles address issues related to...


Evaluating Cartesian Linguistics

by Christina Behme Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (June 11, 2014)

This book evaluates Noam Chomsky’s contributions to linguistics and focuses on the historical justification for Cartesian Linguistics, the evolution of Chomsky’s theorizing, empirical language acquisition...


«Bis dat, qui cito dat»

by Kevin J. McKenna, Christian Grandl, Elisabeth Piirainen & Andreas Nolte Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (August 28, 2015)

Bis dat, qui cito dat – never has a proverb more aptly applied to an individual than does this Medieval Latin saying to Wolfgang Mieder. «He gives twice who gives quickly» captures the essence of his entire...


Multilingualism and Mobility in Europe

by Kristine Horner, Ingrid de Saint-Georges & Jean-Jacques Weber Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (July 25, 2014)

How do individuals experience multilingualism and mobility in the context of Europeanization and globalisation? The contributors explore language-in-education policies and family language policies, as well as...


Cognitive Explorations into Metaphor and Metonymy

by Frank Polzenhagen, Zoltan Kovecses, Stefanie Vogelbacher & Sonja Kleinke Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (October 16, 2014)

This volume presents selected contributions to an annual symposium on metaphor and metonymy held at the English Department of Heidelberg University. It brings together papers by lecturers, PhD students and graduates...


Materialitaet und Medialitaet der sprachlichen Kommunikation - Materiality and Mediality of Linguistic Communication

by Ewa Zebrowska, Mariola Jaworska & Dirk Steinhoff Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (October 16, 2014)

Dieser Band versammelt Beiträge des 47. Linguistischen Kolloquiums an der Universität Olsztyn (Polen) zum Thema Materialität und Medialität der sprachlichen Kommunikation. In den beiden letzten Jahrzehnten...


Pragmantax II

by Angelika Bergien, Armin Burkhardt, Katrin Schöpe & Renate Belentschikow Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (July 25, 2014)

Dieser Band vereinigt 63 Beiträge in deutscher, englischer und französischer Sprache. Er repräsentiert ein breites Spektrum an Themen und Erkenntnissen aus verschiedenen Bereichen der Linguistik und versucht...


Data Structure in Cognitive Metaphor Research

by Péter Csatár Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (July 08, 2014)

This collection of papers focuses on cognitive metaphor research (CMR) from the perspective of the current debate on linguistic data and evidence. The peculiarity of the book is that it reveals the causes that...


Searching for the Patient’s Presence in Medical Case Reports

by Magdalena Zabielska Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (August 27, 2014)

The book addresses the issue of the patient’s presence in specialist medical publications in the context of a patient-centered approach to medical practice. The author combines both quantitative and qualitative...


A History of the «Concise Oxford Dictionary»

by Malgorzata Kaminska Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (October 14, 2014)

This book shows the evolution of the Concise Oxford Dictionary, a famous and innovative dictionary for native speakers of English. It traces changes in the dictionary from 1911 to recent times. By comparing...


Problems of Methodology and Philosophy in Linguistics

by Ireneusz Bobrowski Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (July 24, 2015)

The book is not only dedicated to linguists, but also to readers who are not familiar with notations developed in linguistics. The first part of the study presents philosophical justifications for linguistic...


Approaches to Middle English

by Juan Camilo Conde-Silvestre & Javier Calle-Martín Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (May 04, 2015)

This volume contains a selection of papers presented at the 8th International Conference of Middle English, held in Spain at the University of Murcia in 2013. The contributions embrace a variety of research...


Lingueística Teórica y Aplicada: nuevos enfoques

by Nekane Celayeta Gil, Felipe Jiménez Berrio & Alberto de Lucas Vicente Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (October 27, 2014)

Este volumen recoge varios estudios que reflejan las últimas tendencias en la investigación lingüística teórica y aplicada desde diversas perspectivas enmarcadas en las distintas subdisciplinas lingüísticas,...


Legal Discourses

by Marcus Galdia Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (September 10, 2014)

The book approaches law from the legal-linguistic perspective. Its aim is to clarify the processes in which the meaning of law emerges in legal discourses. In order to enable the understanding of law as a discursive...


Speaker Involvement in Political Interviews

by Jana Kozubíková Šandová Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (January 19, 2015)

This book offers a pragma-semantic analysis of linguistic means expressing speaker involvement in the genre of political interview. The research is based on an analysis of 40 interviews with British and American...


Computational Text Analysis and Reading Comprehension Exam Complexity

by Trisevgeni Liontou Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (December 09, 2014)

This book delineates a range of linguistic features that characterise the reading texts used at the B2 (Independent User) and C1 (Proficient User) levels of the Greek State Certificate of English Language Proficiency...


A Dictionary of Camfranglais

by Hector Kamdem Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (March 26, 2015)

This book is a simple and clear presentation of the lexis of Camfranglais, an urban youth sociolect in Cameroon. It presents this sociolect as an outgrowth of language contact phenomena that have fossilized...


Essays in Arabic Dialectology

by Noureddine Guella Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (November 25, 2014)

This volume brings together a number of previously published papers, which reflect a middle-of-the-road approach in Linguistic Analysis. The first part contains articles dealing with major grammatical techniques...


The Challenges of Explicit and Implicit Communication

by Maria Jodlowiec Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (April 20, 2015)

Relevance Theory provides an original theoretical framework to capture the complex nature and intricacies of the processes underlying ostensive communication. The model has been in constant development for the...


A Conceptual Blending Theory of Humour

by Joanna Jablonska-Hood Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (May 31, 2015)

The book presents an analysis of humour in a selection of British comedy productions. The conceptual integration theory devised by Gilles Fauconnier and Mark Turner, also known as blending, provides the tool...


Areas and Methods of Audiovisual Translation Research

by Lukasz Bogucki Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (November 27, 2015)

«This little gem offers the reader an overview of the various practices that form part of the ever increasing field of audiovisual translation (AVT) and makes brave inroads into the less glamorous but definitely...


Slavic Grammar from a Formal Perspective

by Petr Biskup, Gerhild Zybatow, Olav Mueller-Reichau & Maria Yastrebova et al. Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (September 30, 2015)

The proceedings of the 10th European Conference on Formal Description of Slavic Languages in Leipzig 2013 offer current formal investigations into Slavic morphology, phonology, semantics, syntax and information...


Slavic Languages in the Perspective of Formal Grammar

by Markéta Ziková, Pavel Caha & Mojmír Docekal Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (August 14, 2015)

The volume comprises papers that were presented at the 14th European conference on «Formal Description of Slavic Languages 10.5» at Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic. The conference focuses on formal...


Building Bridges for Multimodal Research

by Janina Wildfeuer Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (October 02, 2015)

While multimodality is one of the most influential semiotic theories for analysing media artefacts, the concepts of this theory are heterogeneous and widespread. The book takes the differences between approaches...


The Personal Weblog

by Peter Schildhauer Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (April 22, 2016)

This book outlines a coherent genre history of the personal weblog from the perspective of media linguistics. An analysis of a diachronic corpus (1997–2012) suggests distinct phases in the history of the genre....


Current Issues in Italian, Romance and Germanic Non-canonical Word Orders

by Davide Garassino & Anna-Maria De Cesare Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (August 05, 2016)

This volume aims at offering an up-to-date survey on non-canonical word orders and their interplay with information structure and discourse organization. The contributions analyze different non-canonical syntactic...


Chaucer’s Choices

by Katarzyna Stadnik Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (August 28, 2015)

The monograph discusses the relation between language and visual culture, focusing on two Chaucerian narratives, «Knight’s Tale» and «Troilus and Criseyde». The study highlights the significance of the...


Language Use in University Teaching and Research

by Gerhard Stickel & Cecilia Robustelli Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (September 18, 2015)

The twelfth conference of the European Federation of the National Institutions of Language (EFNIL) at the Accademia della Crusca dealt with the increasing tendency to use English as the language of academic...


Healing Words

by Roberta Mullini Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (April 30, 2015)

During the English Restoration, London unlicensed health carers printed handbills as the easiest way to advertise their medical practices. In order to increase our awareness of irregular medical practitioners...


A Critical Search for Values in George W. Bush’s State of the Union Addresses

by Agnieszka Sowinska Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (July 31, 2015)

This book focuses on values and valuation in the State of the Union addresses delivered by the former U.S. President George W. Bush. What values are invoked in the speeches? How are these values constructed?...


English Loan Translations in Polish

by Alicja Witalisz Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (August 28, 2015)

This volume on language contact is a corpus-based descriptive and theoretical study of the Polish translations of English one- and multi-word polymorphemic expressions. The formation of loan translations is...


Communication Audit in Globally Integrated R«U38»D Project Teams

by Justyna Alnajjar Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (April 01, 2016)

Communication audit is a relatively new field of research, which has so far been investigated from a managerial point of view. Linguists have not yet researched it. This book summarises existing, mainly managerial,...


Developing and Assessing Academic and Professional Writing Skills

by Susanne Göpferich & Imke Neumann Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (March 11, 2016)

Academic literacy used to be considered a complex set of skills that develop automatically as a by-product of academic socialization. Since the Bologna Reform with its shorter degree programmes, however, it...


Optionality and overgeneralisation patterns in second language acquisition: Where has the expletive ensconced «it»self?

by Nadia Varley Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (September 30, 2015)

This book discusses the nature of optionality in second language grammars and the indeterminacy observed in second language users’ linguistic representations. For these purposes, experimental data from 213...


A Slavic Republic of Letters

by Luka Vidmar Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (February 26, 2016)

This book discusses the correspondence between Jernej Kopitar, a co-founder of Slavic studies and proponent of Austro-Slavism, and Baron Žiga Zois, an Austrian nobleman and patron of the Slovene national revival....


Introduction to the History of English

by Thomas Kohnen Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (May 26, 2014)

This book is written for students of English who are interested in the history of the language and would like to read an accessible but also comprehensive and reasonably detailed introduction. Apart from basic...


A Study of «Attributive Ethnonyms» in the History of English with Special Reference to «Foodsemy»

by Marcin Kudla Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (April 08, 2016)

The author studies ethnic stereotypes in the history of English from the perspective of Cognitive Linguistics. He views an ethnic stereotype as an idealised cognitive model (ICM) which consists of a cluster...