LA 242

Adjective Adverb Interfaces in Romance

Edited by Martin Hummel and Salvador Valera
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.
AIC 13

Argumentation in the Newsroom

Marta Zampa
December 2017. xiii, 211 pp.
The news we see daily is selected from among alternatives by journalists. Argumentation in the Newsroom uses ethnographic data from Swiss television and print newsrooms, to shed light on how journalists make decisions regarding the selection and presentation of news items in their daily professional practice.

Bilingualism: A framework for understanding the mental lexicon

Edited by Maya Libben, Mira Goral and Gary Libben
December 2017. xvii, 252 pp.
This volume serves to generate new directions and advances in bilingualism research.
AIC 12

Contextualizing Pragma-Dialectics

Edited by Frans H. van Eemeren and Wu Peng
December 2017. ix, 367 pp.
Contextualizing Pragma-Dialectics contains a selection of 18 articles which report on research conducted in the past decade in which the institutional context in which argumentative discourse takes place is systematically taken into account.
SiBil 52

Cross-linguistic Influence in Bilingualism: In honor of Aafke Hulk

Edited by Elma Blom, Leonie Cornips and Jeannette Schaeffer
December 2017. vi, 358 pp.
This book presents a current state-of-affairs regarding the study of cross-linguistic influence in bilingualism.
NSS 30

The Dawn of Dutch: Language contact in the Western Low Countries before 1200

Michiel de Vaan
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 from two angles: Dutch dialectology in all its geographic and diachronic variation, and comparative Germanic linguistics.
Z 206

Developmental Perspectives in Written Language and Literacy: In honor of Ludo Verhoeven

Edited by Eliane Segers and Paul van den Broek
December 2017. xi, 447 pp.
In this book, leading researchers studying brain, cognition and behavior, come together in revealing how children develop written language and literacy, why they may experience difficulties, and which interventions may help those who struggle.

Discourse and Identity Formation: Parliamentary debates in Bahrain

Lamya Alkooheji and Chitra Sinha
December 2017. xxii, 285 pp.
The book explores eleven debates held at the Bahraini Council of Representatives (or the Parliament) over 2007-2010 to comprehend how parliamentary discourse contributes towards identity formation within Bahraini society.

The Discursive Construction of Class and Lifestyle: Celebrity chef cookbooks in post-socialist Slovenia

Ana Tominc
December 2017. xxi, 177 pp.
This book discusses transformations in the construction of culinary taste, lifestyle and class through cookbook language style in post-socialist Slovenia.

Expanding Individual Difference Research in the Interaction Approach: Investigating learners, instructors, and other interlocutors

Edited by Laura Gurzynski-Weiss
December 2017. xii, 327 pp.
The book demonstrates why investigating the individual differences of all interlocutors with whom learners interact – including peer and heritage learners, instructors, researchers, and native speakers – is critical to understanding how second and foreign languages are taught and learned.

Exploring Future Paths for Historical Sociolinguistics

Edited by Tanja Säily, Arja Nurmi, Minna Palander-Collin and Anita Auer
December 2017. vii, 331 pp.
This volume explores potential paths in historical sociolinguistics focusing on methodological innovations, hitherto un- or under-explored textual resources, and theoretical advancements and challenges. The individual chapters cover Dutch, Finnish and different varieties of English with data spanning from the 15th century to the present day.

Irony in Language Use and Communication

Edited by Angeliki Athanasiadou and Herbert L. Colston
December 2017. x, 282 pp.
The volume provides original research and analyses of the multi-faceted conceptual and verbal process(es) of irony.
SCL 80

Language Acquisition in CLIL and Non-CLIL Settings: Learner corpus and experimental evidence on passive constructions

Verena Möller
December 2017. xx, 417 pp.
Language Acquisition in CLIL and Non-CLIL Settings builds a bridge between Second Language Acquisition and Learner Corpus Research (LCR) methodologies to take the evaluation of Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) to a new level.
Z 215

Language Dispersal Beyond Farming

Edited by Martine Robbeets and Alexander Savelyev
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 major language families owe their dispersal to the adoption of agriculture by their early speakers. In this volume, their... read more

Language Variation on Jamaican Radio

Michael Westphal
December 2017. xvi, 257 pp.
This volume presents an in-depth analysis of language variation on Jamaican radio newscasts and talk shows.
P&bns 281

Mapping Genres, Mapping Culture: Japanese texts in context

Edited by Elizabeth A. Thomson, Motoki Sano and Helen de Silva Joyce
December 2017. vi, 248 pp.
The purpose of this book is to contribute to our understanding of genre and genre variation in the Japanese language in order to bring to consciousness the nature of Japanese culture and the presuppositions, norms and values found within Japanese society.
LIS 34

Mots de liaison et d'intégration: Prépositions, conjonctions et connecteurs

Sous la direction de Thierry Ponchon, Hava Bat-Zeev Shyldkrot et Annie Bertin
December 2017. ix, 246 pp.
Les unités linguistiques ayant pour fonction de signifier une relation entre d’autres unités de discours, suscitent un intérêt toujours renouvelé. Ces « mots-outils » obligent le linguiste à interroger les rapports entre syntaxe et sémantique, logique et linguistique, système et discours, signe et implicite.
AIC 14

Multimodal Argumentation and Rhetoric in Media Genres

Edited by Assimakis Tseronis and Charles Forceville
December 2017. ix, 301 pp.
This collection advances the study of context-dependent characteristics of argumentative discourse by examining a variety of media genres in which text and image (and other semiotic modes) combine to create meaning.

Multimodal Metaphor and Metonymy in Advertising

Paula Pérez Sobrino
December 2017. vii, 232 pp.
This book will pave the way for further qualitative and quantitative research on the ways in which figurative language shapes multimodal discourse, and how it relates to our everyday creative thinking.

Nominal Compound Acquisition

Edited by Wolfgang U. Dressler, F. Nihan Ketrez and Marianne Kilani-Schoch
December 2017. viii, 310 pp.
This book offers a systematic study of the emergence and early development of compound nouns in first language acquisition from a cross-linguistic and typological perspective.

Nordic Literature: A comparative history. Volume I: Spatial nodes

Edited by Steven P. Sondrup, Mark B. Sandberg, Thomas A. DuBois and Dan Ringgaard
December 2017. xvi, 747 pp.
This volume devotes its attention to the changing literary figurations of space by Nordic writers from medieval to contemporary times. The productive historical contingency of the “North” as a literary space becomes clear in this close analysis of its literary texts and practices.
CoLL 54

Orality, Identity, and Resistance in Palenque (Colombia): An interdisciplinary approach

Edited by Armin Schwegler, Bryan Kirschen and Graciela Maglia
December 2017. xvii, 323 pp.
The authors of this collection examine Palenque’s linguistic, geographic, and cultural origins from interdisciplinary and theoretically diverse perspectives.

Perspectives on Arabic Linguistics XXIX: Papers from the Annual Symposium on Arabic Linguistics, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 2015

Edited by Hamid Ouali
December 2017. vi, 250 pp.
These articles represent cutting-edge research in a wide range of areas in Arabic linguistics, featuring Egyptian, Emirati, Jordanian, Lebanese, Sudanese, and Syrian Arabic. The volume contains provocative papers, pioneering studies, and papers on how Arabic can serve as a testing ground for theoretical constructs and approaches.
P&bns 283

The Pragmatics of Negation: Negative meanings, uses and discursive functions

Edited by Malin Roitman
December 2017. ix, 270 pp.
This book explores the various uses and pragmatic meanings of negation in authentic communication, in different text types and in different languages, predominately romance languages.

Romeo and Juliet in European Culture

Edited by Juan F. Cerdá, Dirk Delabastita and Keith Gregor
December 2017. xi, 331 pp.
With its roots deep in ancient narrative and in various reworkings from the late medieval and early modern period, Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet has left a lasting trace on modern European culture. This volume aims to chart the main outlines of this reception process in the broadest sense.
LAL 28

The Stylistics of Landscapes, the Landscapes of Stylistics

Edited by John Douthwaite, Daniela Francesca Virdis and Elisabetta Zurru
December 2017. vii, 238 pp.
In treating the topic of the landscapes of stylistics, this book provides a series of chapters which deal not only with physical landscapes but also with social, mental, historical portraits of places, people and society.
LA 243

Word Order Change in Acquisition and Language Contact: Essays in honour of Ans van Kemenade

Edited by Bettelou Los and Pieter de Haan
December 2017. ix, 376 pp.
The case studies in this volume offer new insights into word order change. As is now becoming increasingly clear, word order variation rarely attracts social values in the way that phonological variants do.