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Linguistic Construction of Ethnic Borders

by Dagna Zinkhahn Rhobodes, Peter Rosenberg & Konstanze Jungbluth Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (November 20, 2015)

This volume focuses on the linguistic constructs involved in ethnic borders. Ethnic borders have proven themselves to be surprisingly long-lived: in nearly all European countries and beyond, border demarcation,...


Dominicanidad / Dominicanity

by Christine Felbeck & Andre Klump Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (December 14, 2016)

Con unos 20 artículos de investigadores/-as de Europa, de los Estados Unidos y de la República Dominicana, la presente obra interdisciplinaria e internacional ofrece un panorama actual de la investigación...


What Does It Look Like?

by Sebastiaan A. Verschuren Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (October 05, 2017)

This book is the first part of a comprehensive study of Wittgenstein’s conception of language description. Describing language was no pastime occupation for the philosopher. It was hard work and it meant struggle....


Lexico-Phonological Comparative Analysis of Selected Dialects of the Meru-Tharaka Group

by Fridah Kanana Erastus Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (January 19, 2015)

This study is an investigation into the comparative phonology and lexicon of six barely-known Bantu varieties spoken in Kenya. These varieties (Imenti, Igoji, Tharaka, Mwimbi, Muthambi and Chuka) belong to the...


Chinese Culture in a Cross-Cultural Comparison

by Michael B. Hinner Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (May 13, 2014)

Chinese culture has a very long and extraordinary tradition. With China’s rapid economic growth and a population of more than one billion people, China has become a very important market for many companies....


New Trends in Children's Literature Research

by Veljka Ruzicka Kenfel Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (July 15, 2014)

The purpose of this volume is to present the scientific background of the Children’s Literature and Translation research group, which was established in 1992 at the University of Vigo. In 2006 it was awarded...


The Representations of the Spanish Civil War in European Children’s Literature (1975-2008)

by Blanca Ana Roig Rechou & Veljka Ruzicka Kenfel Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (June 11, 2014)

This work analyses the Spanish Civil War in Spanish and European Children’s Literature from 1975, when Spain passed from a dictatorship to a parliamentary monarchy, to the present. The contributors focus on...


Dimensions of Sociolinguistic Landscapes in Europe

by Mikko Laitinen & Anastassia Zabrodskaja Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (March 02, 2015)

The articles in this volume investigate everyday textual material of sociolinguistic landscapes in the early 21st century. Sociolinguistic landscapes reflect societal change, and they enable observers to map...


Language Maintenance – Language Attrition

by Roman Laskowski Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (February 02, 2015)

The monograph, based on broad studies into the Polish diaspora in Sweden, provides a picture of the social factors influencing the maintenance of the heritage language and culture by the second generation of...


E-Learning and Education for Sustainability

by Ulisses Miranda Azeiteiro, Walter Leal Filho & Sandra S. Caeiro Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (February 02, 2015)

This book discusses the use of e-learning in the progresses towards Sustainable Development (SD) or Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). Almost three decades after the concept of sustainable development...


From Conceptual Metaphor Theory to Cognitive Ethnolinguistics

by Marek Kuzniak, Agnieszka Libura & Michal Szawerna Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (May 30, 2014)

The origins of this volume lie in the international conference Cognitive Linguistics in the Year 2012, convened by the Polish Cognitive Linguistics Association. The proceedings of the conference revolved around...


E-Political Socialization, the Press and Politics

by Christ´l De Landtsheer, Daniel B. German & Russell Farnen Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (May 13, 2014)

This book examines the state of print and electronic media in the United States of America, Europe, and China. The latest mass communication advances demonstrate that we live in an increasingly media-centric...


Structural Aspects of Bilingual Speech

by Elena Gasser Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (January 19, 2015)

The goal of the present study was to identify, describe and account for bilingual (Russian-Hebrew) varieties spoken in the Russian immigrant community in Israel. In order to achieve this complex goal, an interdisciplinary...


Language Contact Around the Globe

by Amei Koll-Stobbe & Sebastian Knospe Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (July 07, 2014)

The fifth volume in the series Language Competence and Language Awareness in Europe unites a collection of peer-reviewed papers delivered at the Third Conference on Language Contact in Times of Globalization...


Facets of Linguistics

by Peter Schildhauer, Jana Pflaeging, Alexander Brock & Anne Ammermann Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (February 27, 2014)

This volume aims to represent the breadth and depth of current linguistic research of predominantly young linguists and thus to produce a snapshot of topical linguistic issues and trends. Therefore, it presents...


Tourismuskommunikation

by Doris Höhmann Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (March 12, 2014)

Die Kommunikation in der Touristik hat in der germanistischen Forschungslandschaft bislang vergleichsweise wenig Beachtung gefunden. Mit seinen insgesamt 18 oftmals kontrastiv ausgerichteten Beiträgen aus der...


Intensifiers and Reflexive Pronouns in English and Mandarin Chinese

by Lin Wang Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (November 25, 2014)

The book is a study on intensifiers and reflexive pronouns between two languages (English and Mandarin Chinese) and the first one drawing a complete picture in this domain. It provides the full uses of self,...


Culture, Communication, and Creativity

by Hubert Knoblauch, Mark D. Jacobs & René Tuma Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (April 01, 2014)

It is the premise of this volume that the rising importance of creativity in modern culture is related to dramatic changes in communication. In the last decades we have witnessed a revolutionary change in the...


Videography

by Hubert Knoblauch, René Tuma & Bernt Schnettler Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (November 25, 2014)

This book provides an overview of the current state of video analysis, including the most recent developments in this rapidly growing field. It covers various methodological approaches. The authors address practical...


The History of Linguistic Thought and Language Use in 16 th  Century Slovenia

by Kozma Ahacic Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (March 12, 2014)

This book is the first work on this topic to have been published in English and is thus brought before the international public. A preliminary sociolinguistic survey of the major issues concerning language use...


From Sound to Meaning in Context

by Alicja Witalisz Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (December 15, 2014)

This volume is a collection of papers approaching the phenomenon of language from a variety of perspectives. Scholars in phonology, morphology, syntax, lexicology, historical linguistics and translation studies...


Translating Gombrowicz’s Liminal Aesthetics

by Pawel Wojtas Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (January 22, 2014)

The book offers a novel attempt at recapitulating Gombrowicz’s aesthetics in the postmodern Anglo-American context. The research extends to English and American literary traditions in order to account for...


Deviant Women

by Tiina Mäntymäki, Marinella Rodi-Risberg & Anna Foka Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (December 09, 2014)

This multidisciplinary collection of articles illuminates the ways in which the concept of female deviance is represented, appropriated, re-inscribed and refigured in a wide range of texts across time, cultures...


Claim-making and Claim-challenging in English and Polish Linguistic Discourses

by Grzegorz Kowalski Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (December 02, 2014)

The book presents the results of multi-parameter corpus research on Polish and English scientific discourses in the field of Linguistics. Highlighting the relevance of contextual variables (including time, culture,...


Time and Temporality in Language and Human Experience

by Krzysztof Kosecki & Barbara Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (March 19, 2014)

Culture and language provide two essential frameworks to deal with the concept of time. They view time as observer-determined and thus shed light on multiple and often conflicting temporalities we live in, think,...


The Educational Potential of Texts of Culture in Teaching English to Senior Secondary School Students

by Olga Aleksandrowska Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (March 26, 2015)

This book addresses the issue of using texts of culture in the EFL classroom. It analyzes some of the common problems observed in the teaching of English to senior secondary schools students, particularly in...


The Synonyms of «Fallen Woman» in the History of the English Language

by Bozena Duda Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (July 07, 2014)

This data-oriented study aims at providing an onomasiological account of the historical synonyms of the term fallen woman from Old English up to Early Modern English. It focuses on linguistic mechanisms which...


Cognitive and Pragmatic Aspects of Speech Actions

by Iwona Witczak-Plisiecka Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (June 17, 2014)

This volume contains papers which reflect current discussions in the study of speech actions. The collection was inspired by the papers presented at Meaning, Context and Cognition, the first international conference...


Syntactic Dislocation in English Congregational Song between 1500 and 1900

by Kirsten Gather Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (July 07, 2014)

A famous English hymn does not start with He who would be valiant, but He who would valiant be with valiant in dislocated position in the clause. The aim of this study is to analyse syntactic dislocation in...


Les émotions dans le discours- Emotions in Discourse

by Dirk Siepmann, Peter Blumenthal & Iva Novakova Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (June 11, 2014)

Comment les mots permettent-ils d’appréhender ces objets obscurs que sont nos emotions ? Diverses langues européennes offrent-elles les mêmes perspectives sur cette réalité mouvante, explorée aussi par...


Jews and Non-Jews: Memories and Interactions from the Perspective of Cultural Studies

by Lucyna Aleksandrowicz-Pedich & Jacek Partyka Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (January 28, 2015)

The book adds new studies of memories and interactions between Jews and non-Jews to the historical and cultural research on this topic. It gathers in one volume the results of work by scholars from several countries,...


Poisoned Cornucopia

by Ryszard Wolny & Stankomir Nicieja Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (December 23, 2014)

This volume explores the notions of excess, intemperance and overabundance in cultures and literatures of both the English- and Chinese-speaking worlds. It concentrates on some aspects of literary and cultural...


Academic (Inter)genres: between Texts, Contexts and Identities

by Grzegorz Kowalski & Anna Duszak Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (June 30, 2015)

The volume takes a close look at discourse perspectives on academic genres. In the context of scientific communication and the evolution of postmodern culture and society, academic genres have undergone various...


Lost in the Eurofog: The Textual Fit of Translated Law

by Lucja Biel Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (May 13, 2014)

The book is one of the few in-depth investigations into the nature of EU legal translation and its impact on national legal languages. It is also the first attempt to characterise EU Polish, a language of supranational...


Fremdsprachen in Studium und Lehre- Foreign Languages in Higher Education

by Annelie Knapp & Karin Aguado Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (April 07, 2015)

Die zunehmende Internationalisierung der Hochschulen hat dazu geführt, dass für immer mehr Studierende das Studium ganz oder teilweise in einer Fremdsprache stattfindet. Dieser Band beleuchtet auf empirischer...


Code-switching

by Baban Mohamed Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (May 20, 2014)

The state of acquiring more than one language as a child or an adult is not the exception; it is rather an everyday reality for a quite substantial part of today’s society. This book explores the phenomenon...


First Language versus Foreign Language

by Esther Odilia Breuer Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (February 02, 2015)

First Language versus Foreign Language deals with the «battle» that takes place in writers’ heads when writing in a foreign language. Most academics today need to write in another language than in their...


Describing Who?

by Joanna Auron-Gorska Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (December 09, 2014)

«Describing Who?» reveals the significance of photographs taken in contemporary Poland by professional American, French and Israeli Jewish photographers. Writing critically from the vantage point of her Polish...


New Insights into Slavic Linguistics

by Jacek Witkos & Sylwester Jaworski Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (December 09, 2014)

This volume presents a number of contributions to the 2013 Annual Meeting of the Slavic Linguistics Society held in Szczecin, Poland, October 26–28. The largest number of articles address issues related to...


Methods in Writing Process Research

by Dagmar Knorr, Carmen Heine & Jan Engberg Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (June 24, 2014)

Methods for studying writing processes have significantly developed over the last two decades. The rapid development of software tools which support the collection together with the display and analysis of writing...


The Reflective Translator

by Joanna Albin Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (July 15, 2014)

Although university studies do not always provide translators with the necessary skills, many of them continue in their professional capacity, which is understood to be the result of self-directed learning processes....


Aspectual Prefixes in Early English

by Vlatko Broz Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (June 24, 2014)

This book primarily examines verbal prefixes expressing aspectuality in the Old and Middle English periods, but it also takes a look at the post-verbal particles in the subsequent periods of English. Verbal...


Evaluating Cartesian Linguistics

by Christina Behme Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (June 11, 2014)

This book evaluates Noam Chomsky’s contributions to linguistics and focuses on the historical justification for Cartesian Linguistics, the evolution of Chomsky’s theorizing, empirical language acquisition...


Deliberation and Democracy: Innovative Processes and Institutions

by Stephen Coleman, Anna Przybylska & Yves Sintomer Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (February 05, 2016)

As our experience regarding the practice of deliberation grows, the position from which we evaluate it, and the criteria of this evaluation, change. This book presents a synthesis of recent research that has...


Teaching Languages off the Beaten Track

by Michal B. Paradowski Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (September 23, 2014)

The 21st-century global linguistic landscape has seen many changes for language learners. New assessments have been made in a host of areas, especially regarding learners’ needs, motives, the target of instruction,...


«Bis dat, qui cito dat»

by Kevin J. McKenna, Christian Grandl, Elisabeth Piirainen & Andreas Nolte Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (August 28, 2015)

Bis dat, qui cito dat – never has a proverb more aptly applied to an individual than does this Medieval Latin saying to Wolfgang Mieder. «He gives twice who gives quickly» captures the essence of his entire...


Productive Foreign Language Skills for an Intercultural World

by Michal Paradowski Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (April 13, 2015)

The past two decades have created quantitatively higher and qualitatively different demands for foreign language skills. Learners’ needs, expectations and contexts of language use have undergone radical and...


Language Proficiency Testing for Chinese as a Foreign Language

by Florian Meyer Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (March 26, 2014)

How did the (old) Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (HSK) assess the Chinese proficiency of non-native speakers of Chinese? What inferences can be derived from HSK test taker scores, especially from Western test takers?...


Multilingualism and Mobility in Europe

by Kristine Horner, Ingrid de Saint-Georges & Jean-Jacques Weber Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (July 25, 2014)

How do individuals experience multilingualism and mobility in the context of Europeanization and globalisation? The contributors explore language-in-education policies and family language policies, as well as...


Content and Language Integrated Learning by Interaction

by Rita Kupetz & Carmen Becker Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (July 25, 2014)

Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) is an established approach to support multilingualism in Europe by teaching various school subjects in an additional language. The practices used, however, vary...