Languages

The Routledge Handbook of Syntax

The study of syntax over the last half century has seen a remarkable expansion of the boundaries of human knowledge about the structure of natural language. The Routledge Handbook of Syntax presents a comprehensive survey of the major theoretical and empirical advances in the dynamically evolving field of syntax from a variety of perspectives, both within the dominant generative paradigm and between syntacticians working within generative grammar and those working in functionalist and related approaches.

The Language of Sexual Misconduct Cases

The Language of Sexual Misconduct Cases analyzes the many ways in which language plays a crucial role in sexual misconduct cases. Roger W. Shuy describes eleven court cases for which he served as an expert witness or consultant, and explains the issues at stake in each case for both lawyers and linguists. The book focuses on aspects of sexual misconduct that have not previously received the attention they deserve, such as: the language evidence of sexual misconduct in the workplace; cases of adult-to-child sexual misconduct with the family; and adult-adult sexual misconduct cases.

Working Cross-Culturally: Identity Learning, Border Crossing and Culture Brokering

Why do some westerners seem to have a better relationship with Indigenous people than others? Using a narrative research methodology, the author explores the experience and wisdom of eight such participants to come to an understanding of why. He uses a broad sweep of ideas from anthropology, ethnohistory, multicultural education and cultural studies of science education, together with a model of identity learning.

Imprisoned in English: The Hazards of English as a Default Language

In Imprisoned in English, Anna Wierzbicka argues that in the present English-dominated world, millions of people - including academics, lawyers, diplomats, and writers - can become "prisoners of English", unable to think outside English. In particular, social sciences and the humanities are now increasingly locked in a conceptual framework grounded in English. To most scholars in these fields, treating English as a default language seems a natural thing to do.

Anecdotes and Afterthoughts: Literature as a Teacher's Curriculum

This qualitative journey explores how literature informs and challenges my understanding of teaching and learning. Insights, questions, and conflicts are revealed through a series of essays in which my evolving teacher identity is illuminated through literature and imagination. Hopefully reading this portrayal of literature, which has been a source of educational insight and imagination for me, will be of use to other educators as they reflect on their own teaching.

Auxiliary Selection in Spanish: Gradience, gradualness, and conservation

Although usage-based linguistics emphasises the need for studies of language change to take frequency effects into account, there is a lack of research that tries to systematically model frequency effects and their relation to diffusion processes in language change. This monograph offers a diachronic study of the change in Spanish perfect auxiliary selection between Old and Early Modern Spanish that led to the gradual replacement of the auxiliary ser ‘be’ with the auxiliary haber ‘have’.

Collins Easy Learning: Spanish Grammar

Designed to accompany the Collins Easy Learning Spanish Dictionary, this reference offers beginners a clear and easy-to-understand guide to the verbs and grammar of Spanish. Perfect for all those learning Spanish at school, at work, or at home, this guide provides easily accessible information in an attractively presented layout. Key grammatical points are highlighted throughout the text as a means of reinforcement, and a full glossary gives clear explanations of grammatical terminology.

Compendium of Cognitive Linguistics Research

This volume contains high-quality research of a theoretical and/or empirical/experimental nature, focusing on the interface between language and cognition. It adopts an interdisciplinary, comparative, multi-methodological approach to the study of language in the general cognitive perspective, as well as theory-based practical applications.

A Concise Public Speaking Handbook (4th Edition)

A Concise Public Speaking Handbook integrates the steps of preparing and delivering a speech with the ongoing process of considering the audience. The comprehensive coverage of key public speaking topics and skills makes this title an ideal core text for public speaking courses and its low cost makes it affordable as a supplement for any course or setting that requires public speaking.