English Language Learning and Technology: Lectures on applied linguistics in the age of information and communication technology
December 2003. xvi, 213 pp.
How does technology intersect with language teaching practices in ways that benefit learning? How can the learning accomplished through technology be evaluated? How do technology-based practices influence and advance applied... read more
March 2016. xvi, 278 pp.
Targeted at practitioners, scholars, and students of interpreting, translation, and history, the new insights presented in the ten original articles aim to spark discussion and research on the vital roles interpreters have played... read more
May 2015. xvii, 289 pp.
This book traces translation and interpreting practices in the Habsburg Empire’s administration, courts and diplomatic service, and takes account of the “habitualized” translation carried out in everyday life.
August 2011. xiv, 353 pp.
An analysis of Internet-mediated communication from the perspective of cognitive pragmatics. It addresses a whole range of interactions that can be found on the Net: the web page, chat rooms, instant messaging, social networking... read more
November 2014. xiii, 426 pp.
This book presents an in-depth study of the language of letters focussing on a unique collection of Dutch private letters from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, which comprises letters from the lower, middle and upper... read more
March 2013. x, 59 pp.
A group of international top scientists from a diversity of disciplines sat together for five days with artists, designers and entrepreneurs to develop a trans-disciplinary theory of creativity.
May 2017. x, 414 pp.
This book launches a new approach to creole studies founded on phylogenetic network analysis. Creole languages are new languages that developed in extraordinary language contact situations.
February 2015. lxxxii, 698 pp.
The volume contains a comprehensive approach to the syntax of natural languages, an approach that is foundational for an entire stream in the modern study of syntax and grammar. This stream is known today as dependency grammar... read more
November 2007. xx, 485 pp.
The field of color categorization has always been intrinsically multi- and inter-disciplinary, since its beginnings in the nineteenth century. The main contribution of this book is to foster a new level of... read more
September 2010. xiii, 292 pp.
Presents the state of theoretical and applied research in the field of phraseology. This title elaborates key terminology and theoretical concepts of phraseology, while challenging some prevailing assumptions.
Tales from the Trobriand Islands of Papua New Guinea: Psycholinguistic and anthropological linguistic analyses of tales told by Trobriand children and adults
August 2015. xviii, 299 pp.
A summarizing comparative analysis of the Trobriand tales from a psycholinguistic, anthropological linguistic and philological point of view discusses the underlying schemata of the stories, the means narrators use to structure... read more
July 2017. xvi, 244 pp.
This volume presents five variants of the Imdeduya myth: two versions of the actual myth, a short story, a song and John Kasaipwalova’s English poem “Sail the Midnight Sun”.
July 2013. xvi, 347 pp.
Language and food are universal to humankind. Culinary Linguistics contains an introduction to the study of food and an extensive overview of the literature focusing on its role in interplay with language.
The Tuma Underworld of Love: Erotic and other narrative songs of the Trobriand Islanders and their spirits of the dead
September 2011. xvii, 138 pp.
The Trobriand Islanders' eschatological belief system explains what happens when someone dies. Bronislaw Malinowski described essentials of this eschatology in his articles "Baloma: the Spirits of the Dead in the Trobriand... read more
June 2011. viii, 372 pp.
Gestures are ubiquitous and natural in our everyday life. They convey information about culture, discourse, thought, intentionality, emotion, intersubjectivity, cognition, and first and second language acquisition. This book... read more
August 2015. vi, 418 pp.
This book presents new empirical findings about Germanic heritage varieties spoken in North America, and varieties of English spoken both by heritage speakers and in communities after language shift. The volume focuses on three... read more
Moving Ourselves, Moving Others: Motion and emotion in intersubjectivity, consciousness and language
April 2012. viii, 492 pp.
The close relationship between motion (bodily movement) and emotion (feelings) is not an etymological coincidence. While moving ourselves, we move others; in observing others move – we are moved ourselves. This book elaborates a... read more
December 2017. vi, 366 pp. + index
The volume provides typological and theoretical insights into the common or different usage of adjectives and adverbs in Romance.
January 2015. v, 232 pp.
In this volume, a detailed linguistic background to Övdalian is provided, as well as six articles about Övdalian morphology and syntax.
December 2017. xiii, 324 pp.
Why do some languages wither and die, while others prosper and spread? Around the turn of the millennium a number of archaeologists such as Colin Renfrew and Peter Bellwood made the controversial claim that many of the world’s... read more
December 2017. xviii, 613 pp.
This synthesis of available evidence for traces of Frisian or Ingvaeonic in the dialects of the western Low Countries follows the lead of many recent studies on language contact situations in the past. The topic is approached... read more
Growing up on the Trobriand Islands in Papua New Guinea: Childhood and eductional ideologies in Tauwema
Expected June 2018. xxv, 244 pp. + index
This volume deals with the children’s socialization on the Trobriands.
Expected September 2018. viii, 302 pp. + index
This is the first major publication devoted to constructicon development and it should be particularly relevant for those interested in construction grammar, frame semantics, lexicography, the relation between grammar and... read more