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Publications 2010-2012

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Velupillai (2012) short

Velupillai, Viveka. 2012. An Introduction to Linguistic Typology. Amsterdam: Benjamins.

This clear and accessible introduction to linguistic typology covers all linguistic domains from phonology and morphology over parts-of-speech, the NP and the VP, to simple and complex clauses, pragmatics and language change.

Tokar (2012) short

Tokar, Alexander. 2012. Introduction to English Morphology. Textbooks in English Language and Linguistics (TELL) 5. Frankfurt/Main: Peter Lang.

Series editors: Magnus Huber and Joybrato Mukherjee

Morphology is the branch of linguistics that studies the internal structure of words, word-formation mechanisms that give rise to new words, and mechanisms that produce wordforms of existing words. Intended as a companion for students of English language and linguistics at both B.A. and M.A. levels, this textbook provides a comprehensive overview of the entire field of English morphology, including English word-formation and English inflectional morphology.

Mukherjee & Huber (2012) short

Mukherjee, Joybrato; Huber, Magnus, eds. 2012. Corpus Linguistics and Variation in English: Theory and Description. Language and Computers - Studies in Practical Linguistics 75. Amsterdam: Rodopi.

The present volume includes a selection of 20 papers from the 31st Annual Conference of the International Computer Archive of Modern and Medieval English (ICAME), held in Giessen (Germany) in May 2010. The conference topic was “Corpus linguistics and variation in English”.

Schilk (2011) short

Schilk, Marco. 2011. Structural Nativization in Indian English Lexicogrammar. Studies in Corpus Linguistics 46. Amsterdam: Benjamins.

This book contains the first in-depth corpus-based description of structural nativization at the lexis-grammar interface in Indian English, the largest institutionalized second-language variety of English world-wide. For a set of three ditransitive verbs give, send and offer –collocational patterns, verb-complementational preferences and correlations between collocational and verb-complementational routines are described.

Mukherjee & Hundt (2011) short

Mukherjee, Joybrato; Hundt, Marianne, eds. 2011. Exploring Second-Language Varieties of English and Learner Englishes: Bridging a Paradigm Gap. Studies in Corpus Linguistics 44. Amsterdam: Benjamins.

The articles in this volume are intended to bridge what Sridhar and Sridhar (1986) have called the 'paradigm gap' between traditional SLA research on the one hand and research into institutionalised second-language varieties in former colonial territories on the other. Since both learner Englishes and second-language varieties are typically non-native forms of English that emerge in language contact situations, it is high time that they are described and compared on an empirical basis in order to draw conceptual and theoretical conclusions with regard to their form, function and acquisition.

Rütten (2011) short

Rütten, Tanja. 2011. How to Do Things with Texts: Patterns of Instruction in Religious Discourse 1350-1700. English Corpus Linguistics 12. Frankfurt/Main: Peter Lang.

Series editors: Thomas Kohnen and Joybrato Mukherjee

The things we do with words are reflected in texts and we do things with texts just as we do things with words. This book sets out to explore how texts function in a given discourse community, and how the functions that texts may have in that particular community can be identified and assessed from a diachronic perspective. It systematically distinguishes general discourse functions (e.g. religious instruction) from more specific text functions (e.g. exegesis, exhortation), and outlines co-occurrence patterns of text functions for selected genres.

Kreyer (2010) short

Kreyer, Rolf.  2010. Introduction to English Syntax. Textbooks in English Language and Linguistics (TELL) 3. Frankfurt/Main: Peter Lang.

Series editors: Magnus Huber and Joybrato Mukherjee

This book provides an overview of basic syntactic categories, analytical methods and theoretical frameworks that are needed for a comprehensive and systematic description and analysis of the syntax of English as it is spoken and written today. It is therefore useful for students of the English language but also for teachers who are looking for an overview of traditional syntactic analysis.

Dose et al. (2010) short

Dose, Stefanie; Götz, Sandra; Brato, Thorsten; Brand, Christiane, eds. 2010. Norms in Educational Linguistics: Linguistic, Didactic and Cultural Perspectives. Frankfurt/Main: Peter Lang.

This volume is a collection of German and English papers presented at a symposium for young researchers on ‘Norms in Educational Linguistics’, which was held in Giessen (Germany) in 2008. The proceedings represent a multitude of philologies, theoretical frameworks and applications.