Verbal Semantics in a Tibeto-Burman Language published

This book was the winner of the 2016 Peter Lang Young Scholars Competition in Linguistics. «Basumatary’s detailed analysis and exposition of the verbal system of Bodo is a milestone in Tibeto-Burman linguistics. We have no comparable study for any Tibeto-Burman language of India. This is a major contribution to comparative Tibeto-Burman and should serve as … Continue reading

Zooming In published

This book explores the influence of culture and cognition on translation and communication and brings together revised versions of papers delivered at the First International TransLingua Conference, organized in 2015 by the Institute of Modern Languages and Applied Linguistics and the Department of English at Kazimierz Wielki University in Bydgoszcz, Poland. The volume investigates various … Continue reading

Photos from the book launch: L’anglais en France

L’anglais en France: Attitudes et représentations des blogueurs francophones by Kathleen Shields was launched on Tuesday 14 February at the Alliance Française in Dublin. Guests were welcomed by the Director of the Alliance, Philippe Milloux, and the book was then officially launched by Dr Anne Gallagher of Maynooth University. Many thanks to Pól Ó Duibhir for … Continue reading

L’anglais en France published

Ce volume présente la première étude qualitative de blogs français portant sur la langue anglaise. Basé sur un corpus d’articles affichés durant les années 2011 et 2012, il tient compte également de débats ayant eu lieu entre 2005 et 2015 dans les domaines de la formation, de la publicité et du cinéma. Les textes analysés … Continue reading

Semantics for Translation Students published

This book is an introduction to semantics for students and researchers who are new to the field, especially those interested in Arabic–English translation and Arabic–English contrastive studies. The book first presents key concepts in semantics, pragmatics, semiotics, syntax and morphology and gradually introduces readers to the central questions of semantics. These issues are then analysed … Continue reading

Metalinguistic Perspectives on Germanic Languages published

In what ways has language been central to constructing, challenging and reconfiguring social and political boundaries? This volume traverses space and time to explore the construction of such boundaries. Focusing on the ways that language functions as an inclusive and divisive marker of identity, the volume includes case studies on Scandinavia, the Netherlands, Belgium  and … Continue reading

2016 Peter Lang Young Scholars Competition in Linguistics

Peter Lang Oxford is delighted to announce the 2016 Peter Lang Young Scholars Competition in Linguistics. Proposals are invited from early career scholars ­in Linguistics for academic monographs to be evaluated by a distinguished editorial board. The winner of the competition will receive a contract to publish the volume with Peter Lang. Proposals for the … Continue reading

Series editor Vera Regan on changing language use

Professor Vera Regan of University College Dublin, editor of the new series Language, Migration and Identity, gave a fascinating talk about changing language use at the TEDx Dublin event held on 14 September. The TEDx Innovations blog now features a video of Vera’s talk: please click here to watch it.   Language, Migration and Identity … Continue reading

New publication: A Corpus-Based Study of Nominalization in Translations of Chinese Literary Prose

This corpus-based study investigates the use of nominalization in English translations of Chinese literary prose through the analysis of three English versions of the Chinese novel Hong Lou Meng (Dream of the Red Chamber). Previous studies have explored the relevance of the cultural and linguistic positioning of different translators, but thus far no corpus-based study … Continue reading

New publication: Einführung in die germanistische Linguistik

Die vorliegende Einführung besteht aus 16 Einheiten, die alle so konzipiert sind, dass sie auch unabhängig voneinander gelesen werden können. Jedes Kapitel führt in einen bestimmten Bereich der Linguistik ein: in Semantik, Sprachgeschichte, Spracherwerb, mentales Lexikon, Pragmatik, Dialektologie, Phonetik, usw. Als Ausgangspunkt und Kapitelüberschrift dienen dabei beispielsweise Fragen wie «Können Wörter müde machen?» (Semantik), «Gibt … Continue reading

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