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Africa's Endangered LanguagesDocumentary and Theoretical Approaches

Africa's Endangered Languages: Documentary and Theoretical Approaches

Jason Kandybowicz and Harold Torrence (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190256340
eISBN:
9780190256364
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190256340.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Relatively little is known about Africa’s endangered languages. In an era when we are racing against time to study and preserve the world’s threatened languages before they go extinct, a ... More

Approaches to Teaching the History of the English LanguagePedagogy in Practice

Approaches to Teaching the History of the English Language: Pedagogy in Practice

Mary Hayes and Allison Burkette (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190611040
eISBN:
9780190611071
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190611040.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

Approaches to Teaching the History of the English Language: Pedagogy in Practice consists of commissioned chapters, each of which focuses on an issue relevant to teaching the History of the English ... More

Arguing over TextsThe Rhetoric of Interpretation

Arguing over Texts: The Rhetoric of Interpretation

Martin Camper

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190677121
eISBN:
9780190677152
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190677121.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

Arguing over Texts presents a rhetorical method for analyzing how people disagree over the meaning of texts and how they attempt to reconcile those disagreements through argument. The book recovers ... More

Bilingualism as Interactional Practices

Bilingualism as Interactional Practices

Joseph Gafaranga

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780748675951
eISBN:
9781474430463
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748675951.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Research in code-switching, undertaken against the backdrop of very negative attitudes towards the concurrent use of two or more languages within the same conversation, has traditionally been geared ... More

BorrowingLoanwords in the Speech Community and in the Grammar

Borrowing: Loanwords in the Speech Community and in the Grammar

Shana Poplack

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190256388
eISBN:
9780190256401
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190256388.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

In virtually every bilingual situation empirically studied, borrowed items make up the overwhelming majority of other-language material, but short shrift has been given to this major manifestation of ... More

CommandsA Cross-Linguistic Typology

Commands: A Cross-Linguistic Typology

Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald and R. M. W. Dixon (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198803225
eISBN:
9780191841415
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198803225.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families, Syntax and Morphology

This book focuses on the form and the function of commands—directive speech acts such as pleas, entreaties, and orders—from a typological perspective. A team of internationally renowned experts in ... More

From Proto-Indo-European to Proto-Germanic

From Proto-Indo-European to Proto-Germanic

Don Ringe

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198792581
eISBN:
9780191834578
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198792581.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Language Families

This book describes the earliest reconstructable stages of the prehistory of English, focusing specifically on linguistic structure. It outlines the grammar of Proto-Indo-European, considers the ... More

Indefinite Pronouns

Indefinite Pronouns

Martin Haspelmath

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198235606
eISBN:
9780191851971
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198235606.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Language Families

Most of the world's languages have indefinite pronouns, that is, expressions such as someone, anything, and nowhere. This book presents an encyclopaedic investigation of indefinite pronouns in the ... More

IntercorporealityEmerging Socialities in Interaction

Intercorporeality: Emerging Socialities in Interaction

Christian Meyer, J Streeck, and J. Scott Jordan (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190210465
eISBN:
9780190210489
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190210465.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Drawing on Maurice Merleau-Ponty’s concept of “intercorporeality,” this book offers a new multidisciplinary perspective on human interaction. Intercorporeality is presented as an alternative to ... More

Micro-change and Macro-change in Diachronic Syntax

Micro-change and Macro-change in Diachronic Syntax

Eric Mathieu and Robert Truswell (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198747840
eISBN:
9780191810732
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198747840.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This volume contains sixteen chapters addressing the process of syntactic change at different granularities. The language-particular component of a grammar is now usually assumed to be nothing more ... More

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