□ 87 [Biolinguistics]
Cognition and Communication in the Evolution of Language / Reboul, Anne (Oxford Studies in Biolinguistics 5) 261 p. Oxford, 2017/2019:09.
ISBN:9780198847243 pap \3,816
...argues that, despite the routine use of language in communication, current use is not a failsafe guide to adaptive history. She points out that human cognition is as unique in nature as is language as a communication system, suggesting deep links between human thought and language. If language is seen as a communication system, then the specificities of language, its hierarchical syntax, its creativity, and the ability to use it to talk about absent objects, are a mystery.
□ 88 [Computational Linguistics]
Minimalist Parsing / Berwick, R. C. & Stabler, P. C. (eds) 256 p. Oxford, 2019:09.
ISBN:9780198795094 pap \4,978
The first book to explore linguistic parsing in the Minimalist Framework Brings together formal syntax and computer science Shows how linguistic theory translates into practical applications, such as computer
programming and brain imaging experiments
□ 89 [Dyslexia]
Dyslexia, A Very Short Introduction / Snowling, M. J.
(Very Short Introductions 603) 147 p. Oxford UP, 2019.
ISBN:9780198818304 pap \1,480
Provides a brief history of dyslexia since its recognition in 1896 Draws on cross-linguistic studies to look at dyslexia in various different languages
□ 90 [English Grammar]
The Oxford Handbook of English Grammar
/ Aarts, Bas et al. 832 p. Oxford, 2019:09.
Addresses foundational areas of research methodology Explores a range of theoretical approaches to English grammar Covers all the core subdomains of grammar, including morphology Examines the relationship between grammar and other areas of linguistics Explores grammatical variation across genres and dialects, and change over time
□ 91 [Historical Linguistics]
Cycles in Language Change / Bouzouita, Miriam et al. (ed) (Oxford Studies in Diachronic and Historical Linguistics) 336 p. Oxford, 2019:09.
The chapters in this book reflect the growing interest in the phenomenon of grammaticalization and cyclicity in generative syntax, with topics including the diachrony of negation, the syntax of determiners and pronominal clitics, the internal structure of wh-words and logical operators, cyclical changes in argument structure, and the relationship between morphology and syntax. The contributions draw on data from multiple language families, such as Indo-European, Semitic, Japonic, etc.
□ 92 -Dative External Possessors in Early English / Allen, Cynthia L. (Oxford Studies in Diachronic and Historical Linguistics 39) 336 p. Oxford, 2019.
In this book, Cynthia Allen traces the use of dative external possessors in the texts of the Old and early Middle English periods and explores how the empirical data fit with the hypotheses put forward to date. She draws on recent developments in linguistic theory to evaluate both language-internal explanations for the loss of the dative construction and the possible role of language contact, especially with the Brythonic Celtic languages.
□ 93 [Honorification]
The Semantics and Pragmatics of Honorification: Register and Social Meaning / Mccready, Elin (Oxford Studies in Semantics & Pragmatics) 176 p. Oxford, 2019.
ISBN:9780198821373 pap \4,148
The first book-length treatment of honorifics to take a formal semantics/pragmatics approach. Offers a nuanced view of the properties of expressive content that changes their classification. Contributes to the burgeoning field of the formal study of
□ 94 [Kannada]
English-English-Kannada Dictionary / Shankara, P. & Sridhar, V. B. (eds) 1712 p. Oxford UP, 2019.
ISBN:9780198089247 pap \5,144
The English base of the dictionary, taken from the Oxford Student's Dictionary (3rd Edition) has been adapted for Indian readers.
□ 95 [Language & Languages]
Language Unlimited: The Science behind Our Most Creative Power / Adger, David. 272 p. Oxford, 2019:08.
"A delightful journey through the many fascinating aspects of language, its nature and use, its richness and variety and its deep commonalities, beginning with the simplest observations and reaching to the borders of inquiry, interleaved with striking illustrations from a wide variety of languages and illuminating the way with results from experimental, animal, and computational research. A wonderful experience." - Noam Chomsky
□ 96 [Language Attrition]
The Oxford Handbook of Language Attrition / Schmid, M. S. & Kopke, B. (ed) (Oxford Handbooks) 656 p. Oxford, 2019:07.
This volume is the first handbook dedicated to language attrition, the study of how a speaker's language may be affected by crosslinguistic interference and non-use. The effects of language attrition can be felt in all aspects of language knowledge, processing, and production, and can offer unique insights into the mind of bilingual language users.
□ 97 [Linguistic Typology]
Genders and Classifiers: A Cross-Linguistic Typology / Aikhenvald, Alexandra Y. (Explorations in Linguistic Typology) 336 p. Oxford, 2019:08.
Every language has some means of categorizing objects into humans, or animates, or by their shape, form, size, and function. The most widespread are linguistic genders - grammatical classes of nouns based on core semantic properties such as sex (female and male), animacy, humanness, and also shape and size. Classifiers of several types also serve to categorize entities.
□ 98 [Linguistics]
The Oxford Handbook of Event Structure / Truswell, Robert (ed) (Oxford Handbooks in Linguistics) 713 p. Oxford, 2019.
Divided into four parts: the first covers metaphysical issues related to events; the second is concerned with the relationship between event structure and grammar; the third is a series of case studies; and the fourth cognitive science and AI. The book is strongly interdisciplinary in nature, with insights from linguistics, philosophy, psychology, cognitive science, and computer science, and will appeal to a wide range of researchers and students from advanced undergraduate level upwards.
□ 99 -The Translation of Films, 1900-1950 / O'Sullivan, C. & J.-F. Cornu (eds) (Proceedings of the British Academy)
321 p. Oxford, 2019.
The Translation of Films, 1900-1950 argues for a broader understanding of film translation: far from being limited to language transfer, it encompasses editing, localisation, censorship, paratextual framing, and other factors. It advocates for film translation to be considered as a crucial contribution not only to the worldwide circulation of films, but also to the art of cinema.
□ 100 [Origin of Language]
Language Pangs: On Pain and the Origin of Language
/ Ferber, Ilit 208 p. Oxford, 2019:07.
Provides a unique account of the phenomenology of pain, seeing language and pain as inextricably connected rather than separate. Includes a two-chapter exploration of Herder's Treatise on the Origin of Language, as well as a close reading of Heidegger's relatively unknown 1939 seminar on the theory of language.
□ 101 [Philosophy of Language]
Propositional Content / Hanks, P. (Context & Content)
227 p. Oxford, 2015/2019:08.
ISBN:9780198822714 pap \3,342
Propositions are types of these actions, which we use to classify and individuate our attitudes and speech acts. Hanks abandons several key features of the traditional Fregean conception of propositional content, including the idea that propositions are the primary bearers of truth-conditions, the distinction between content and force, and the concept of entertainment.
□ 102 [Pragmatics]
Pragmatics and its Interfaces / Ilie, Cornelia & N. R. Norrick (ed) (Pragmatics & Beyond NS 294) 313 p. John Benjamins, 2018.
□ 103 [Semantics]
The Meaning of More / Wellwood, Alexis (Oxford Studies in Semantics & Pragmatics) 240 p. Oxford, 2019:09.
ISBN:9780198804666 pap \4,978
This book reimagines the compositional semantics of comparative sentences using words such as more, as, too, and others. The book's central thesis entails a rejection of a fundamental assumption of degree semantic frameworks: that gradable adjectives like tall lexicalize functions from individuals to degrees, i.e., measure functions.
□ 104 [TESOL]
The Handbopok of TESOL in K-12 / De Oliveira, L. C. (ed)
(Blackwell Handbooks in Linguistics) 448 p. Wiley Blackwell, 2019.
□ 105 [Webster & Worcester]
The Dictionary Wars: The American Fight over the English Language / Martin, Peter. 358 p. Princeton UP, 2019
The overwhelming questions in the dictionary wars involved which and whose English was truly American and whether a dictionary of English should attempt to be American at all, independent from Britain. Martin tells the human story of the intense rivalry between America’s first lexicographers, Noah Webster and Joseph Emerson Worcester, who fought over who could best represent the soul and identity of American cultur