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Arabic Sociolinguistics

Arabic Sociolinguistics

Reem Bassiouney

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748623730
eISBN:
9780748671373
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623730.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

The first introduction to the field of Arabic sociolinguistics, this book discusses major trends in research on diglossia, code-switching, gendered discourse, language variation and change, and ... 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

Computing and Language VariationInternational Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing Volume 2

Computing and Language Variation: International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing Volume 2

John Nerbonne and Charlotte Gooskens (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748640300
eISBN:
9780748671380
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640300.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

This book explores dialects and social differences in language computationally, examining topics such as how (and how much) linguistic differences impede intelligibility, how national borders ... More

ContactThe Interaction of Closely Related Linguistic Varieties and the History of English

Contact: The Interaction of Closely Related Linguistic Varieties and the History of English

Robert McColl Millar

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474409087
eISBN:
9781474426787
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474409087.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Contact discusses the ways in which linguistic contact between closely related varieties differs from contact between fully discrete varieties. Particular focus is given to the development of ... More

CorporaCorpus-based Language Learning, Language Processing and Linguistics

Corpora: Corpus-based Language Learning, Language Processing and Linguistics

Alan Partington (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748640607
eISBN:
9780748671502
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640607.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Computational Linguistics

This volume contains one of the first ever collections of studies pertaining to the novel discipline of Modern Diachronic Corpus-Assisted Discourse Studies (MD-CADS). This discipline is characterised ... More

Creating WorldviewsMetaphor, Ideology and Language

Creating Worldviews: Metaphor, Ideology and Language

James W. Underhill

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748643158
eISBN:
9780748651566
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748643158.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

Encouraging readers to reflect upon language and the role metaphor plays in patterning ideas and thought, this book first offers a critical introduction to metaphor theory as it has emerged over the ... More

Discourse AnalysisAn Introduction

Discourse Analysis: An Introduction

Alexandra Georgakopoulou and Dionysis Goutsos

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748620456
eISBN:
9780748671397
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748620456.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

The book provides an accessible state-of-the-art discussion of current trends in the theory, method and tools for the language-focused analysis of text and discourse. The exposition is combined with ... More

Fundamental Concepts in PhonologySameness and Difference

Fundamental Concepts in Phonology: Sameness and Difference

Ken Lodge

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748625659
eISBN:
9780748671410
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625659.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology

An investigation of the criteria needed to determine sameness and difference in the classification of items of phonological relevance. Reliance on phonetic substance and meaningful contrast as the ... More

Humboldt, Worldview and Language

Humboldt, Worldview and Language

James Underhill

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748638420
eISBN:
9780748671809
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638420.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

This book investigates the vigorous and inspiring linguistic philosophy of Wilhelm von Humboldt. Many English-speaking authors speak of a ‘Humboldtian tradition’ and associate Humboldt's name with ... More

Indian English

Indian English

Sailaja Pingali

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748625949
eISBN:
9780748671434
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625949.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This volume is a description of English as it is used in India. The complex nature of Indian English, which is a second language to most of its speakers, is discussed in the book. Even though the ... More

Irish English, Volume 1 - Northern Ireland

Irish English, Volume 1 - Northern Ireland

Karen Corrigan

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748634286
eISBN:
9780748671441
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748634286.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This book focuses on the sociolinguistic consequences of historical contact between indigenous Irish peoples and newer English and Scottish settlers in what is now the territory of Northern Ireland ... More

Language Acquisition and ChangeA Morphosyntactic Perspective

Language Acquisition and Change: A Morphosyntactic Perspective

Jurgen Meisel, Martin Elsig, and Esther Rinke

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748642250
eISBN:
9780748695157
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748642250.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

This book discusses diachronic change of languages in terms of restructuring of speakers’ internal grammatical knowledge: Under which circumstances does grammatical change come about? One answer in ... More

Language and Meaning in the Age of ModernismC.K. Ogden and His Contemporaries

Language and Meaning in the Age of Modernism: C.K. Ogden and His Contemporaries

James McElvenny

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474425032
eISBN:
9781474444859
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474425032.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This book is a historical study of influential currents in the philosophy of language and linguistics of the first half of the twentieth century, explored from the perspective of the English scholar ... More

Language and Politics

Language and Politics

John Joseph

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748624522
eISBN:
9780748671458
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624522.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Language, this book argues, is political from top to bottom, whether considered at the level of an individual speaker's choice of language or style of discourse with others (where interpersonal ... More

Language and Social Change in Central EuropeDiscourses on Policy, Identity and the German Language

Language and Social Change in Central Europe: Discourses on Policy, Identity and the German Language

Patrick Stevenson and Jenny Carl

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748635986
eISBN:
9780748671472
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635986.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This book explores the dynamics of language and social change in central Europe. One of the outcomes of the profound social transformations that this region has witnessed since the Second World War ... More

Language on DisplayWriters, Fiction and Linguistic Culture in Post-Soviet Russia

Language on Display: Writers, Fiction and Linguistic Culture in Post-Soviet Russia

Ingunn Lunde

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474421560
eISBN:
9781474444842
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474421560.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This volume spans a number of theoretical fields including language variation, language policy and literary stylistics and provides a coherent way of triangulating these fields by the introduction ... More

Language Planning as a Sociolinguistic ExperimentThe Case of Modern Norwegian

Language Planning as a Sociolinguistic Experiment: The Case of Modern Norwegian

Ernst Jahr

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780748637829
eISBN:
9781474400855
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637829.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This book conveys insights into the social and political motivations and driving forces behind Norwegian language planning. Norwegian language development from 1814 has, since Einar Haugen’s book ... More

Language, Meaning and the Law

Language, Meaning and the Law

Chris Hutton

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748633500
eISBN:
9780748671489
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633500.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

This work offers a critical guide to debates concerning linguistic meaning and interpretation in relation to legal language. Law is an ideal domain for studying fundamental questions relating to how ... More

Linguistic Awareness in MultilingualsEnglish as a Third Language

Linguistic Awareness in Multilinguals: English as a Third Language

Ulrike Jessner

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748619139
eISBN:
9780748671496
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619139.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

This book discusses cognitive and psycholinguistic aspects of third language acquisition and trilingualism, and explores the key role of linguistic awareness in multilingual proficiency and language ... More

Mediated Business InteractionsIntercultural Communication Between Speakers of Spanish

Mediated Business Interactions: Intercultural Communication Between Speakers of Spanish

Rosina Marquez Reiter

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748637201
eISBN:
9780748651559
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637201.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

This book examines mediated business interaction in Spanish. It focuses on communication between native speakers of Spanish from different Spanish-speaking countries with a view to informing our ... More

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