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x, 198 pages ; 22 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
ix, 227 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
  • Introduction Chapter 1 What is corpus linguistics? Chapter 2 Corpus analysis: tools and statistics Chapter 3 What is vocabulary: terminology, conceptualizations and research issues Chapter 4 Frequency and vocabulary Chapter 5 Corpora, phraseology and formulaic language Chapter 6 Corpora and teaching vocabulary Chapter 7 Corpora and learner vocabulary Chapter 8 Specialized corpora and vocabulary Chapter 9 Discourse, pragmatics and vocabulary Chapter 10 Summary and research projects Glossary Commentary on Tasks.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138187221 20171211
Corpus Linguistics for Vocabulary Studies provides a practical introduction to using corpus linguistics in vocabulary studies. Using freely available corpus tools, the author explains step-by-step how corpora can be used to explore key vocabulary-related research questions such as: The frequency of English words and how to choose which ones should be taught to learners; How spoken vocabulary differs from written vocabulary, and how academic vocabulary differs from general vocabulary; How vocabulary contributes to the structure of discourse, and the pragmatic functions it fulfils. Featuring case studies and tasks throughout, Corpus Linguistics for Vocabulary provides a clear and accessible guide and is essential reading for students and teachers wanting to understand, appreciate and conduct corpus-based research in vocabulary studies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138187221 20171211
Green Library
xii, 216 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
This volume explores both historical and current issues in English usage guides or style manuals. Guides of this sort have a long history: while Fowler's Modern English Usage (1926) is one of the best known, the first English usage guide was published in the UK in 1770, and the first in the US in 1847. Today, new titles come out nearly every year, while older works are revised and reissued. Remarkably, however, the kind of usage problems that have been addressed over the years are very much the same, and attitudes towards them are slow to change - but they do change. The chapters in this book look at how and why these guides are compiled, and by whom; what sort of advice they contain; how they differ from grammars and dictionaries; how attitudes to usage change; and why institutions such as the BBC need their own style guide. The volume will appeal not only to researchers and students in sociolinguistics, but also to general readers with an interest in questions of usage and prescriptivism, language professionals such as teachers and editors, and language policy makers.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198808206 20180115
Green Library
xxiii, 300 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • Annette Bradford and Howard Brown: Introduction Section 1: English-Medium Instruction in Context Annette Bradford and Howard Brown: ROAD-MAPPING English-Medium Instruction in JapanHiroko Hashimoto: Government Policy Driving English-Medium Instruction at Japanese Universities: Responding to a Competitiveness Crisis in a Globalizing WorldBern Mulvey: Recent Government Policy and its Impact on English-Medium Instruction: Why this Time may be Different Section 2: The Implementation of English-Medium Instruction in Japan Hiroyuki Takagi: Development of English-Medium Instruction as a Key for Internationalizing Curricula in JapanBeverley Anne Yamamoto and Yukiko Ishikura: A Pebble that Creates Great Waves? Global 30 Classes and Internationalization of the Student Body Section 3: Challenges and Solutions for English-Medium Instruction in Japan Gregory Poole: Administrative Impediments: How Bureaucratic Practices Obstruct the Implementation of English-Taught Programs in JapanHiroshi Ota and Kiyomi Horiuchi: How Accessible are English-Taught Programs? Exploring International Admissions ProceduresSarah Louisa Birchley: A Marketing Perspective on English-Medium Instruction at Universities in Japan Section 4: The Student and Faculty Experience Christopher G. Haswell: Accepting Neighboring Englishes: Investigating the Attitudes and Preconceptions of English-Medium Instruction Students at an International University in JapanJuanita Heigham: Center Stage but Invisible: International Students in an English-Taught ProgramSae Shimauchi: Gender in English-Medium Instruction: Differences in International Awareness?Bernard Susser: A Tale of Two Classes: From EFL CBI to ELF EMIMiki Horie: Faculty Training for Non-Native Speakers of English at Japanese Universities: Effective English-Medium Teaching for a Culturally Diversified Student Population Section 5: Curriculum Contexts Bethany Mueller Iyobe and Jia Li: Factors for Success and Sustainability of an Elective English-Medium Instruction ProgramJim McKinley: Making the EFL to ELF Transition in English-Medium Instruction at a Global Traction UniversityNilson Kunioshi and Harushige Nakakoji: Features, Challenges and Prospects of a Science and Engineering English-Taught Program Section 6: Future Directions for English-Medium Instruction Akira Kuwamura: The Future of English-Medium Instruction in JapanAnnette Bradford and Howard Brown: Final Thoughts: Have We Seen this Before? The Information Technology Parallel.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781783098941 20171227
English-Medium Instruction in Japanese Higher Education provides a touchstone for higher education practitioners, researchers and policy makers. It enables readers to more clearly understand why policies concerning English-medium instruction (EMI) are in place in Japan, how EMI is being implemented, what challenges are being addressed and what the impacts of EMI may be. The volume situates EMI within Japan's current policy context and examines the experiences of its stakeholders. The chapters are written by scholars and practitioners who have direct involvement with EMI in Japanese higher education. They look at EMI from perspectives that include policy planning, program design, marketing and classroom practice.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781783098941 20171227
Education Library (Cubberley)
28 PDFs (xxv, 491 pages)
  • Chapter 1. Foundational processes, home-school partnerships, and culturally responsive practices for dual language learners
  • Chapter 2. Creating spaces for critical literacy for bilingual learners: Korean kindergartners' discussions about race and gender
  • Chapter 3. Pushing in: a guide to enhancing co-teaching in the inclusion classroom with ESL students
  • Chapter 4. Hybrid language practices for English language learners
  • Chapter 5. Differentiating instruction for young English language learners in the content areas
  • Chapter 6. Understanding teachers' cultural competencies: supporting the development of teachers' self-awareness and social awareness
  • Chapter 7. The effects of transitional bilingual education vs. dual language immersion on English language Learners' Reading Assessment Scores
  • Chapter 8. Meeting the needs of young English language learners
  • Chapter 9. Mi familia: authentic parent-child writing during literacy night
  • Chapter 10. Intercultural competence for teachers of young ELLs
  • Chapter 11. Multimodal and community-based literacies: agentive bilingual learners in elementary school
  • Chapter 12. Examining bilingual teacher candidates' use of digital media
  • Chapter 13. Developmentally and culturally effective instructional strategies for linguistically and culturally diverse young children
  • Chapter 14. Phonemic awareness and literacy development in young English learners with non-alphabet-based home language
  • Chapter 15. Toward a participatory view of early literacies in second language contexts: a reflection on research from Colombia
  • Chapter 16. Perspectives on English language learners: addressing effective pedagogical practices for bilingual early childhood students' reading success in dual language classrooms
  • Chapter 17. Korean immigrant parents' involvement in children's biliteracy development in the U.S. context
  • Chapter 18. "What is the meaning of of?": the untold reading struggles of young African-born immigrants in US schools
  • Chapter 19. Play-based literacy instruction: interactive learning in a kindergarten classroom
  • Chapter 20. Cultivating civic generosity in elementary youth across glocal cultures, ecologies, and generations.
In the schools of today, English learners are the fastest-growing segment of the student population. As such, it is increasingly imperative to educate these students properly, while still practicing inclusion for overall student success. The Handbook of Research on Pedagogies and Cultural Considerations for Young English Language Learners is an authoritative research publication on research-based, theoretical frameworks and best practices for teaching young English language learners. Featuring exhaustive coverage on a variety of topics and perspectives such as co-teaching, inclusion, and social awareness, this publication is ideally designed for academicians, researchers, and students seeking current research on the examination of how diverse backgrounds, cultures, and experiences contribute to curriculum and pedagogy for bilingual young learners.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781522539551 20171211
ix, 206 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction : In search of spoken language in the past
  • The Bolton/Worktown Corpus (BWC) and the Mayhew Corpus (MC)
  • Windows on Society : pronouns and vague category markers
  • Evaluation, Affect and Intensity
  • Dialect and identity
  • Sources and resources for historical spoken language research : beyond the MC and the BWC
  • Vernacular grammar : longevity and obsolescence
  • Vernacular continuity
  • Reflections.
Green Library
xvii, 599 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
  • Introduction
  • Historical and theoretical perspectives on pronunciation
  • Descriptions of English Pronunciations
  • Varieties of English Pronunciations
  • Pronunciation instruction in language teaching
  • Current issues in pronunciation research
  • Future directions of pronunciation.
Green Library
xix, 620 pages ; 26 cm.
  • Introduction Part I: Conceptualising and positioning ELF . Conceptualising ELF English as a lingua franca and intercultural communication Communities of practice and English as a lingua franca Complexity and ELF English language teaching: pedagogic reconnection with the social dimension Cognitive perspectives on English as a lingua franca Standard English and the dynamics of ELF variationHistorical perspectives on ELF Part II: Regional spread of ELF 9. ELF and the EU/wider Europe 10. English as a lingua franca in the Gulf Cooperation Council states 11. The development of English as a lingua franca in ASEAN 12. Chinese English as a lingua franca: an ideological inquiry 13. The status of ELF in Japan 14. ELF in Brazil: recent developments and further directions 15. Is English the lingua franca of South Africa? Part III: ELF characteristics and processes 16. Analysing ELF variability 17. The pragmatics of ELF 18. Pronunciation and miscommunication in ELF interactions: an analysis of initial clusters 19. Creativity, idioms and metaphorical language in ELF 20. Grammar in ELF 21. Morphosyntactic variation in spoken English as a lingua franca interactions: revisiting linguistic variety 22. Language norms in ELF 23. Uncooperative lingua franca encounters Part IV: Contemporary domains and functions 24. Translingual practice and ELF 25. ELF in the domain of business - BELF: what does the B stand for? 26. ELF in social contexts 27. Humour in ELF interaction: a powerful, multifunctional resource in relational practice 28. ELF in electronically mediated intercultural communication 29. ELF and multilingualism 30. ELF and translation/interpreting Part V: ELF in academia 31. Beyond monolingualism in higher education: a language policy account 32. EMI in higher education: an ELF perspective 33. Written academic English as a lingua franca 34. Transforming higher education and literacy policies: the contribution of ELF Part VI: ELF, policy and pedagogy 35. ELF and teacher education 36. ELF-aware teaching, learning and teacher development 37. ELF and ELT teaching materials 38. ELF and Content and Language Integrated Learning 39. ELT and ELF in the East Asian contexts 40. Language as system and language as dialogic creativity: the difficulties of teaching English as a lingua franca in the classroom 41. English language teachers and ELF Part VII: ELF into the future: trends, debates, predictions 42. English as a lingua franca: changing `attitudes' 43. ELF in migration 44. Global languages and lingua franca communication 45. Language assessment: the challenge of ELF 46. ELF and critical language testing 47. The future of English as a lingua franca? Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138855328 20171121
The Routledge Handbook of English as a Lingua Franca (ELF) provides an accessible, authoritative and comprehensive introduction to the main theories, concepts, contexts and applications of this rapidly developing field of study.Including 47 state-of-the art chapters from leading international scholars, the handbook covers key concepts, regional spread, linguistic features and communication processes, domains and functions, ELF in academia, ELF and pedagogy and future trends.This handbook is key reading for all those engaged in the study and research of English as a lingua franca and world/global Englishes more broadly, within English language, applied linguistics, and education.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138855328 20171121
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xiii, 264 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • 1. Introduction-- 2. Spelling differences-- 3. Letter sequences and affixation-- 4. Higher frequency words-- 5. Lower frequency words-- 6. Part of speech categories-- 7. Semantic categories-- 8. Swearing, identity and discourse markers-- 9. Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107088863 20171030
Is British English becoming more like American English? If so, why, and in what ways? This book compares examples of American and British language data from the 1930s, 1960s, 1990s and 2000s, to track the most important ways that both varieties are changing over time, and compares the extent to which they are following similar paths using a mixture of computer and human analysis. The analysis is carried out across several levels, including spelling differences (such as colour vs color), vocabulary (truck vs lorry), and a range of morphological, grammatical, semantic and pragmatic features. Baker explores the changing aspects of American and British society which help to explain the findings.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107088863 20171030
Green Library
x, 247 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction
  • An overview of the term 'analogy' in linguistics
  • Aims of the book and its contribution to word-formation theory
  • Definition and operationalisation of the concept of analogy
  • Relevant literature
  • Organisation of the work
  • New words, neologisms, and nonce words
  • Terminological distinction
  • New words in diachrony
  • Criteria for new word-formation
  • The database of new English words and the methodology
  • Further remarks on the new words in this work
  • Quantitative data on the new words in this work
  • Analogy in English word-formation
  • The diachronic relevance of analogy to language change
  • Key concepts for the investigation of analogy in word-formation
  • A working model of analogy
  • Psycholinguistic aspects of analogical word-formation
  • Analogy in specialised language
  • Types of analogical formation in specialised language
  • Types of target and their relationships with the models
  • The functions of analogical specialised words
  • Distribution of analogical specialised words
  • Final remarks on analogy in specialised words
  • Analogy in juvenile language
  • Types of analogical formation in juvenile language
  • Types of target and their relationships with the models
  • The functions of analogical slanguage words
  • Distribution of analogical juvenile words
  • Final remarks on analogy in juvenile words
  • Analogy in journalistic language
  • Types of analogical formation in journalistic language
  • Types of target and their relationships with the models
  • The functions and effects of analogical journalistic words
  • Distribution of analogical journalistic words
  • Final remarks on analogy in journalistic words
  • Analogy in literary works
  • Analogy in Gerald Manley Hopkins
  • Analogy in James Joyce
  • Quantitative data on literary analogies
  • Final remarks on analogy in literary works
  • Acceptability of new analogical words
  • Method
  • Problems and hypotheses after pilot tests
  • Results and discussion
  • Conclusions
  • References
  • Lexical index
  • Subject index.
This book fills a gap in lexical morphology, especially with reference to analogy in English word-formation. Many studies have focused their interest on the role played by analogy within English inflectional morphology. However, the analogical mechanism also deserves investigation on account of its relevance to neology in English. This volume provides in-depth qualitative analyses and stimulating quantitative findings in this realm.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783110549737 20170807
Green Library
xiv, 1019 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
In this book, Barry Schein argues that "and" is always the sentential logical connective with the same, one, meaning. "And" always means "&, " across the varied constructions in which it is tokened in natural language. Schein examines the constructions that challenge his thesis, and shows that the objections disappear when these constructions are translated into Eventish, a neo-Davidsonian event semantics, and, enlarged with Cinerama Semantics, a vocabulary for spatial orientation and navigation. Besides rescuing "and" from ambiguity, Eventish and Cinerama Semantics solve general puzzles of grammar and meaning unrelated to conjunction, revealing the book's central thesis in the process: aspects of meaning mistakenly attributed to "and" are discovered to reflect neighboring structures previously unseen and unacknowledged.Schein argues that Eventish and Cinerama Semantics offer a fundamental revision to clause structure and what aspects of meaning are represented therein. Eventish is distinguished by four features: supermonadicity, which enlarges verbal decomposition so that every argument relates to its own event; descriptive event anaphora, which replaces simple event variables with silent descriptive pronouns; adverbialization, which interposes adverbials derived from the descriptive content of every DP; and AdrPs, which replace all NPs with Address Phrases that locate what nominals denote within scenes or frames of reference.With ' And, ' Schein rehabilitates an old rule of transformational, generative grammar, answering the challenges to it exhaustively and meticulously.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780262035637 20170911
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
1 online resource (xxviii, 360 pages)
  • Chapter 1. A theoretically informed approach to collaborative writing in EAP contexts using web-based technologies
  • Chapter 2. Beyond determinism and instrumentalism: re-conceptualizing technology for CALL
  • Chapter 3.Understanding idiomaticity in CALL
  • Chapter 4. Establishing a praxis between SLA theory and CALL-based practices
  • Chapter 5. Contextual factors of online teacher education in TESOL: an activity theory perspective
  • Chapter 6. Teachers¿́¿ uses and beliefs in the integration of YouTube videos Into English language
  • Chapter 7. The pitfalls and promises of electronic portfolio assessment with secondary English language learnersteaching: a comparison between ESL and EFL contexts
  • Chapter 8. Embracing computer corpora in the language learning classroom and using it in your classroom
  • Chapter 9. Teaching English grammar in a hybrid academic ESL Course
  • Chapter 10. A CALL-mediated course to enhance EFL pre-service teachers¿́¿ engagement
  • Chapter 11. Technology-integrated teaching and assessment: ESP at the University of Bucharest
  • Chapter 12. Using feedback in ESL and EFL asynchronous online environments
  • Chapter 13. Flipped learning in TESOL: past, present, and future
  • Chapter 14. The usefulness of massive multiplayer online role playing games (MMORPGs) as tools for promoting second language acquisition
  • Chapter 15. Eres un gamer? Engaging transnational children in game-ecology language and identity
  • Chapter 16. Augmented reality: a brief introduction, its potentials, and implications in language education socialization within the EFL environment.
Blended learning has recently been gaining popularity within educational fields. Examining the impact that computer-assisted techniques have on foreign language education will provide more effective ways to enhance learning techniques for educators and students alike. Applications of CALL Theory in ESL and EFL Environments is a pivotal reference source that discusses recent advances relating to online teaching and learning of foreign languages. Highlighting relevant topics such as electronic portfolio assessments, corpus linguists, flipped learning models, and student engagement, this scholarly resource is ideal for educators, academicians, students, and researchers that are interested in staying current on the latest technologies and methodologies in foreign language learning.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781522529330 20171211
xviii, 457 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
The History of the English Language has been a standard university course offering for over 150 years. Yet relatively little has been written about teaching a course whose very title suggests its prodigious chronological, geographic, and disciplinary scope. In the nineteenth century, History of the English Language courses focused on canonical British literary works. Since these early curricula were formed, the English language has changed, and so have the courses. In the twenty-first century, instructors account for the growing prominence of World Englishes as well as the English language's transformative relationship with the internet and social media. Approaches to Teaching the History of the English Language addresses the challenges and circumstances that the course's instructors and students commonly face. The volume reads as a series of "master classes" taught by experienced instructors who explain the pedagogical problems that inspired resourceful teaching practices. Although its chapters are authored by seasoned teachers, many of whom are preeminent scholars in their individual fields, the book is designed for instructors at any career stage-beginners and veterans alike. The topics addressed in Approaches to Teaching the History of the English Language include: the unique pedagogical dynamic that transpires in language study; the course's origins and relevance to current university curricula; scholarly approaches that can offer an abiding focus in a semester-long course; advice about navigating the course's formidable chronological ambit; ways to account for the language's many varieties; and the course's substantial and pedagogical relationship to contemporary multimedia platforms. Each chapter balances theory and practice, explaining in detail activities, assignments, or discussion questions ready for immediate use by instructors.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780190611057 20171211
Green Library
xxv, 266 pages ; 23 cm
  • Chapter One: Get Ready to Practice The POWER Model Practicing Academic Writing Part I: Practice Becoming a Productive Academic Writer Chapter Two: Establish and Maintain the "Write" Habit Think About It ... Seeing Yourself as a Writer EXERCISE 1-Schedule Your Writing Sessions EXERCISE 2-Increase Your Writing Time in No Time EXERCISE 3-Write Quickly, Edit Slowly EXERCISE 4-Organize Messy Drafts EXERCISE 5-Keep and Share a Writing Log EXERCISE 6-Read About Writing EXERCISE 7-Document Your Writing Projects EXERCISE 8-Write to Learn (Anything, Including How to Write) Chapter Three: Practice Building Academic Vocabulary Think About It... EXERCISE 9-Increase Your Vocabulary One Word at a Time EXERCISE 10-Use New Academic Words EXERCISE 11-Build Your Own Professional Dictionary/Glossary Chapter Four: Polish the Grammar Think About It... EXERCISE 12-Learn From the Masters EXERCISE 13-Identify Patterns of Problems EXERCISE 14-Practice Grammar Rules EXERCISE 15-Copy Chapter Five: Get Feedback Think About It... EXERCISE 16-Get Feedback on Early Drafts EXERCISE 17-Get Feedback on Middle Drafts EXERCISE 18-Get Feedback on Final Drafts EXERCISE 19-Get Feedback Regularly EXERCISE 20-Schedule Reading Appointments Chapter Six: Edit and Proofread Think About It... EXERCISE 21-Tighten the Paragraphs EXERCISE 22-Make It Flow: Organize EXERCISE 23-Clear Out the Clutter EXERCISE 24-Use a Thesaurus and a Reverse Dictionary EXERCISE 25-Pay Attention to Word Placement EXERCISE 26-Cut It in Half EXERCISE 27-Read Aloud EXERCISE 28-Copyedit: Proofread Line by Line Part II: Practice Writing Sections of Journal Articles, Research Reports, and Grant Chapter Seven: Exercises for Writing Introductions, Purpose Statements, or Specific Aims Sections Think About It... EXERCISE 29-Map EXERCISE 30-Dump EXERCISE 31-Craft the Purpose Statement EXERCISE 32-Develop the Rationale EXERCISE 33-Present the Literature Review EXERCISE 34-Lay Out the Theoretical Framework EXERCISE 35-Check It Chapter Eight: Exercises for Writing the Methods Section Think About It... EXERCISE 36-Practice Describing EXERCISE 37-Describe the Research Design EXERCISE 38-Describe the Sample EXERCISE 39-Describe the Measures EXERCISE 40-Describe Data Collection and Data Management Procedures EXERCISE 41-Describe the Data Analysis Chapter Nine: Exercises for Writing the Results/Findings Section Think About It... EXERCISE 42-Picture the Findings EXERCISE 43-Describe the Most Important Findings EXERCISE 44-Summarize the Least Important Findings Chapter Ten: Exercises for Writing the Discussion or Conclusion Section Think About It... EXERCISE 45-Question the Results/Findings EXERCISE 46-Connect the Dots: Other Research EXERCISE 47-Connect the Dots: Relevant Theory EXERCISE 48-Guide Your Reader Into the Future EXERCISE 49-Confess Limitations Chapter Eleven: Exercise for Writing Abstracts Think About It... EXERCISE 50-Write an Abstract in 20 Minutes.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781483376257 20160815
Becoming an Academic Writer: 50 Exercises for Paced, Productive, and Powerful Writing Second Edition is designed as a practical self-paced guide to help the reader learn to write and master the specifics of academic writing. Author Patricia Goodson provides 50 exercises that are grounded in a theoretically sound and empirically based model. The organization allows you to start at the beginning and work your way through all of the exercises, or focus on exercises that will help you build your skills where you most feel the need. Tips for the ESL writer are included in a number of chapters. In addition, the 2nd edition includes a new and valuable addition in Appendix A - "Reading and Writing-- How to STOP making the Literature Review an Excuse for Not writing, In this appendix, the author covers how to read and write simultaneously, and provides a system of how to do that. Also new are the POWER in Practice Boxes that are featured in every chapter. These boxes are very aligned with the content of the chapter. In contrast, the "Research Shows" boxes allow the reader to take a brief break from the main topic and learn about research and various other facets of academic writing.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781483376257 20160815
Law Library (Crown)
xv, 378 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • 1. Defining and exploring binomials Joanna Kopaczyk and Hans Sauer-- Part I. Old English: 2. Pragmatic and stylistic functions of binomials in Old English R. D. Fulk-- 3. Fixity and flexibility in Wulfstan's binomials Don Chapman-- 4. Binomials, word pairs and variation as a feature of style in Old English poetry Michiko Ogura-- 5. Binomials or not? Double glosses in Farman's gloss to the Rushworth Gospels Tadashi Kotake-- 6. Lexical pairs and their function in the Eadwine Psalter manuscript Paulina Zagorska-- Part II. Middle English: 7. Binomials in Middle English poetry: Havelok, Ywain and Gawain, The Canterbury Tales Ulrike Schenk-- 8. Binomials in Caxton's Ovid (Book I) Elisabeth Kubaschewski-- 9. Binomial glosses in translation: the case of the Wycliffite Bible Marcin Krygier-- Part III. Early Modern English: 10. Binomials in several editions of the Kalender of Shepherdes, an Early Modern English almanac Hanna Rutkowska-- 11. Binomials and multinomials in Sir Thomas Elyot's The Boke Named The Gouernour Melanie Sprau-- 12. 'I do make and ordayne this my last wyll and testament in maner and forme Folowing': functions of binomials in Early Modern English Protestant wills Ulrich Bach-- 13. 'Shee gave Selfe both Soule and body to the Devill': the use of binomials in the Salem witchcraft trials Kathleen L. Doty and Mark Wicklund-- 14. Binomials and multinomials in early modern English parliamentary acts Anu Lehto-- Part IV. To the Present: 15. Developments in the frequency of English binomials, 1600-2000 Sandra Mollin-- 16. Binomials in English novels of the late modern period: fixedness, formulaicity and style Jukka Tyrkko-- 17. On the linguistic and social development of a binomial: the example of to have and to hold Ursula Schaefer.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107118478 20170911
Binomials, such as for and against, dead or alive, to have and to hold, can be broadly defined as two words belonging to the same grammatical category and linked by a semantic relationship. They are an important phraseological phenomenon present throughout the history of the English language. This volume offers a range of studies on binomials, their types and functions from Old English through to the present day. Searching for motivations and characteristic features of binomials in a particular genre or writer, the chapters engage with many linguistic levels of analysis, such as phonology or semantics, and explore the important role of translation. Drawing on philological and corpus-linguistic approaches, the authors employ qualitative and quantitative methods, setting the discussion firmly in the extra-linguistic context. Binomials and their extended forms - multinomials - emerge from these discussions as an important phraseological tool, with rich applications and complex motivations.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107118478 20170911
Green Library
vii, 240 pages ; 24 cm
  • 1. Introduction-- 2. Data and data handling-- 3. Theoretical models and morpho-syntactic change-- 4. The role of contact in syntactic change in English-- 5. The noun phrase-- 6. The verb phrase-- 7. Clausal constituents-- 8. Subordinate clauses-- 9. Word order-- 10. References-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521768580 20170717
In its 1500-year history, the English language has seen dramatic grammatical changes. This book offers a comprehensive and reader-friendly account of the major developments, including changes in word order, the noun phrase and verb phrase, changing relations between clausal constituents and the development of new subordinate constructions. The book puts forward possible explanations for change, drawing on the existing and most recent literature, and with reference to the major theoretical models. The authors use corpus evidence to investigate language-internal and language-external motivations for change, including the impact of language contact. The book is intended for students who have been introduced to the history of English and want to deepen their understanding of major grammatical changes, and for linguists in general with a historical interest. It will also be of value to literary scholars professionally engaged with older texts.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521768580 20170717
Green Library
viii, 376 pages ; 23 cm
A whole year's worth of linguistic curiosities, just waiting to be discovered.; Within these pages you might leap back in time, learn about linguistic trivia, follow a curious thread or wonder at the web of connections in the English language.; 1 January quaaltagh (n.) the first person you meet on New Year's Day; 1 April dorbellist (n.) a fool, a dull-witted dolt; 12 May word-grubber (n.) someone who uses obscure or difficult words in everyday conversation; 25 September theic (adj.) an excessive drinker of tea; 24 December doniferous (adj.) carrying a gift; Paul Anthony Jones has unearthed a wealth of strange and forgotten words: illuminating some aspect of the day, or simply telling a cracking good yarn, each reveals a story. Written with a light touch that belies the depth of research it contains, this is both a fascinating compendium of etymology and a captivating historical miscellany. Dip into this beautiful book to be delighted and intrigued throughout the year.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781783963584 20171211
Green Library
306 pages ; 22 cm.
Green Library
xiii, 347 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • List of abbreviations
  • Introduction : changing English : global and local perspectives / Markku Filppula, Juhani Klemola, Anna Mauranen and Svetlana Vetchinnikova
  • Towards the study of Global English
  • Crisis of the "Outer Circle"? : Globalisation, the weak nation state, and the need for new taxonomies in World Englishes research / Christian Mair
  • The Ecology of Language and the New Englishes : toward an integrative framework / Donald Winford
  • Ongoing changes in Englishes around the globe
  • The present perfect as a core feature of world Englishes / Valentin Werner
  • Innovative structures in the relative clauses of indigenized L2 Asian English varieties / Cristina Suárez-Gómez
  • Morphosyntactic typology, contact and variation : cape flats English in relation to other South African Englishes in the Mouton World Atlas of variation in English / Rajend Mesthrie, Sean Bowerman and Tracey Toefy
  • Omission of direct objects in new Englishes / Hanna Parviainen
  • The definite article in world Englishes / Markku Filppula and Juhani Klemola
  • Aspects of verb complementation in New Zealand Newspaper English / Paul Rickman
  • Extended uses of the progressive form in inner, outer and expanding circle Englishes / Lea Meriläinen, Heli Paulasto and Paula Rautionaho
  • Expanding the horizons : lingua franca, cognitive, and contact-linguistic perspectives
  • A glimpse of ELF / Anna Mauranen
  • Lending bureaucracy voice : negotiating English in institutional encounters / Janus Mortensen and Spencer Hazel
  • On the relationship between the cognitive and the communal : a complex systems perspective / Svetlana Vetchinnikova
  • Transfer is transfer; grammaticalization is grammaticalization / Zhiming Bao
  • Subject index
  • Languages and varieties index
  • Author index.
Green Library
xix, 410 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • 1. Introduction: language history meets psychology Marianne Hundt, Sandra Mollin and Simone E. Pfenninger-- Part I. Frequency: 2. The Ecclesiastes principle in language change Harald Baayen, Fabian Tomaschek, Susanne Gahl and Michael Ramscar-- 3. Frequencies in diachronic corpora and knowledge of language Martin Hilpert-- Part II. Salience: 4. Salience in language usage, learning, and change Nick C. Ellis-- 5. Low salience as an enabling factor in morphosyntactic change Elizabeth C. Traugott-- Part III. Chunking: 6. Chunking in language usage, learning, and change: I don't know Nick C. Ellis-- 7. Chunking and changes in compositionality in context Joan L. Bybee and Carol Lynn Moder-- Part IV. Priming: 8. Priming and language change Martin J. Pickering and Simon Garrod-- 9. From priming and processing to frequency effects and grammaticalisation? Contracted semi-modals in present-day English Christian Mair-- Part V. Analogy: 10. The role of analogy in language processing and acquisition Heike Behrens-- 11. The role of analogy in language change: supporting constructions Hendrik de Smet and Olga Fischer-- Part VI. Ambiguity: 12. Syntactic ambiguity in real-time language processing and diachronic change Claudia Felser-- 13. Ambiguity and vagueness in historical change David Denison-- Part VII. Acquisition and Transmission: 14. Developing language from usage: explaining errors Elena V. M. Lieven-- 15. Transferring insights from child language acquisition to diachronic change (and vice versa) Maria Jose Lopez-Cous.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107086869 20170925
Bringing together experts from both historical linguistics and psychology, this volume addresses core factors in language change from the perspectives of both fields. It explores the potential (and limitations) of such an interdisciplinary approach, covering the following factors: frequency, salience, chunking, priming, analogy, ambiguity and acquisition. Easily accessible, the book features chapters by psycholinguists presenting cutting edge research on core factors and processes and develops a model of how this may be involved in language change. Each chapter is complemented with one or several case study in the history of the English language in which the psycholinguistic factor in question may be argued to have played a decisive role. Thus, for the first time, a single volume provides a platform for an integrated exchange between psycholinguistics and historical linguistics on the question of how language changes over time.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107086869 20170925
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