Linguistics and Applied Linguistics publications

2014

 An Australian Aboriginal Language of the Northern Territory'. Walter de Gruyter, 2014.  Meakins, F. and Nordlinger, R. A Grammar of Bilinarra: An Australian Aboriginal Language of the Northern Territory. Walter de Gruyter, 2014.

This volume provides the first comprehensive description of Bilinarra, a Pama-Nyungan language of the Victoria River District of the Northern Territory (Australia). Bilinarra is a highly endangered language with only one speaker remaining in 2012 and no child learners... A particular strength of the volume is the provision of sound files for example sentences, allowing the reader access to the language itself.

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Durand, Jacques; Gut, Ulrike and Kristoffersen, Gjert (eds.,). The Oxford Handbook of Corpus Phonology. Oxford University Press, 2014

Stirling, Lesley. "Prosody and Discourse in the Australian Map Task Corpus," in Durand, Jacques; Gut, Ulrike and Kristoffersen, Gjert (eds.,). The Oxford Handbook of Corpus Phonology. Oxford University Press, 2014, pp. 562-575.

This handbook presents the first systematic account of corpus phonology - the employment of corpora, especially purpose-built phonological corpora of spoken language, for studying speakers' and listeners' acquisition and knowledge of the sound system of their native languages and the principles underlying those systems. The field combines methods and theoretical approaches from phonology, both diachronic and synchronic, phonetics, corpus linguistics, speech technology, information technology and computer science, mathematics and statistics. More information...

Arnon, Inbal et al (eds.,). Language in Interaction. Studies in honor of Eve V. Clark. John Benjamins Publishing, 2014

Kelly, Barbara. "Temporal synchrony in early multi-modal communication," in Arnon, Inbal et al (eds.,). Language in Interaction. Studies in honor of Eve V. Clark. John Benjamins Publishing, 2014, pp. 117-138.

The studies address the diversity of the environments children learn in; the role of para-linguistic information; the pragmatic forces driving language learning; and the way communicative pressures impact language use and change. Using observational, empirical and computational findings, this volume highlights the effect of interpersonal communication on what children hear and what they learn. This anthology is inspired by and dedicated to Prof. Eve V. Clark – a pioneer in all matters related to language acquisition – and a major force in establishing interaction and communication as crucial aspects of language learning. More information...

 Interculturality, cross-culturality and aculturality in academic research. Springer International Publishing, 2014, pp. 65-78Mohd Noor, M., Mulder, Jean and Thompson, Celia. "A context-based approach to the identification of hedging devices and features of writer-reader relationship in academic publications," in Lyda, A. and Warchal, K. (eds.,). Occupying niches: Interculturality, cross-culturality and aculturality in academic research. Springer International Publishing, 2014, pp. 65-78.

This book presents a collection of thematically focused articles addressing culture-specific features of academic communication, with a particular focus on communication conducted in English as an Additional Language and directed at multicultural audiences. More information...

 Oxford University Press.Jun, S-A., and Fletcher, J. "Methodology of Studying Intonation: From Data Collection to Data Analysis," in Jun, S-A. (ed.,). Prosodic Typology II: New Developments in the Phonology of Intonation and Phrasing. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

This volume contains detailed surveys of the intonational phonology of fourteen typologically diverse languages, described in the Autosegmental-Metrical framework. Unlike the first volume, half of the languages, which vary in their word prosody as well as their geographic distribution, are understudied languages or researched through fieldwork. More information...

Green, Jennifer. Drawn from the Ground
. Sound, Sign and Inscription in Central Australian Sand Stories. Cambridge University PressGreen, Jennifer. Drawn from the Ground
. Sound, Sign and Inscription in Central Australian Sand Stories. Cambridge University Press.

Sand stories from Central Australia are a traditional form of Aboriginal women's verbal art that incorporates speech, song, sign, gesture and drawing. Small leaves and other objects may be used to represent story characters. This detailed study of Arandic sand stories takes a multimodal approach to the analysis of the stories and shows how the expressive elements used in the stories are orchestrated together. More information...

 Mouton de GruyterKoch, Harold and Nordlinger, Rachel (eds.,). The Languages and Linguistics of Australia: a comprehensive guide (The World of Linguistics). Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. To be published September 2014. More information...

Baker, Brett. "Word structure in Australian languages," in Koch, Harold and Nordlinger, Rachel (eds.,). The Languages and Linguistics of Australia: a comprehensive guide (The World of Linguistics). Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, 2014, pp. 139-213

Fletcher, Janet. "Sound patterns of Australian languages," in Koch, Harold and Nordlinger, Rachel (eds.,). The Languages and Linguistics of Australia: a comprehensive guide (The World of Linguistics). Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, 2014, pp. 91-138

Singer, Ruth. "Semantics of Australian languages," in Koch, Harold and Nordlinger, Rachel (eds.,). The Languages and Linguistics of Australia: a comprehensive guide (The World of Linguistics). Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, 2014, pp. 295-327

2013

Roever, C. "Testing implicature under operational conditions," in Ross, S. and Kasper, G . (eds.,). Assessing second language pragmatics. Palgrave Macmillan, 2013, pp. 43-64Roever, C. "Testing implicature under operational conditions," in Ross, S. and Kasper, G . (eds.,). Assessing second language pragmatics. Palgrave Macmillan, 2013, pp. 43-64.

This volume is the first book-length collection of studies on the assessment of pragmatic competencies in a second or foreign language. Grounded in theoretical perspectives on communicative and interactional competencies, the first section of the book examines the reception and production of speech acts through a variety of assessment methods and a range of quantitative and qualitative analyses. The second section investigates interviewer and candidate interaction in different forms of oral proficiency interview. More information...

Roever, Carsten. "Technology and tests of L2 pragmatics," in Taguchi, N. and Sykes, J. (eds.,). Technology in Interlanguage Pragmatics Research and Teaching. Benjamins - John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2013, pp. 215-233Roever, Carsten. "Technology and tests of L2 pragmatics," in Taguchi, N. and Sykes, J. (eds.,). Technology in Interlanguage Pragmatics Research and Teaching. Benjamins - John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2013, pp. 215-233.

Technology-informed approaches to L2 research and teaching have prompted great interest by both researchers and practitioners alike. This book highlights the relationship between digitally-mediated technologies and second language pragmatics by presenting exemplary applications of technology for both research and pedagogy… The volume will be of interest for those interested in technological tools to expand the scope of traditional methods of data collection, analysis, and teaching and critically examining how technology can best be leveraged as a solution to existing barriers to pragmatics research and instruction. More information...

Roever, C. and Nguyen, H. Pragmatics of Vietnamese as a native and target language. University of Hawai'i National Foreign Language Resource Center, 2013Roever, C. and Nguyen, H. Pragmatics of Vietnamese as a native and target language. University of Hawai'i National Foreign Language Resource Center, 2013.

The volume offers a wealth of new information about the forms of several speech acts and their social distribution in Vietnamese as L1 and L2, complemented by a chapter on address forms and listener responses. As the first of its kind, the book makes a valuable contribution to the research literature on pragmatics, sociolinguistics, and language and social interaction in an under-researched and less commonly taught Asian language. More information...

 Test Theory and Testing and Assessment in Industrial and Organizational Psychology. American Psychological Association, 2013, pp. 341-352McNamara, Tim. "Language testing: History, validity, policy," in Geisinger, K . (ed.,). APA Handbook of Testing and Assessment in Psychology: Volume I: Test Theory and Testing and Assessment in Industrial and Organizational Psychology. American Psychological Association, 2013, pp. 341-352.

This book studies the impact of networking with the social media on language learning, through a collection of chapters offering theoretical perspectives and empirical studies of learner experiences in a wide range of networking settings, illustrating through a variety of teaching as well as research methodologies. More information...

Gruba, P. and Clark, C. "Formative assessment within social network sites for language learning," in Lamy, M. and Zourou, K. (eds.,). Social networking for language education. Palgrave Macmillan, 2013, pp. 177-193Gruba, P. and Clark, C. "Formative assessment within social network sites for language learning," in Lamy, M. and Zourou, K. (eds.,). Social networking for language education. Palgrave Macmillan, 2013, pp. 177-193.

This book studies the impact of networking with the social media on language learning, through a collection of chapters offering theoretical perspectives and empirical studies of learner experiences in a wide range of networking settings, illustrating through a variety of teaching as well as research methodologies. More information...

 Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography. Springer Verlag, 2013, pp. 339-355Stirling, L. "Zooming in - Zooming out: Hierarchies in Place Descriptions," in Richter, D. et al (eds.,). Progress in Location-Based Services, Series: Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography. Springer Verlag, 2013, pp. 339-355.

The book consists of peer-reviewed papers from the 9th symposium on Location Based Services (LBS) which is targeted to researchers, industry/market operators and students of different backgrounds (scientific, engineering and humanistic). As the research field is developing and changing fast, this book follows up on current trends and gives suggestions and guidance to further research. More information...

Enfield, N.J.; Dingemanse, Mark;  Baranova, Julija; Blythe, Joe; Brown, Penelope; Dirksmeyer, Tyko; Drew, Paul; Floyd, Simeon; Gipper, Sonja; Gísladóttir, Rósa; Hoymann, Gertie; Kendrick, Kobin H.; Levinson, Stephen C.; Magyari, Lilla; Manrique, Elizabeth; Rossi, Giovanni; Roque, Lila San and Torreira, Francisco. "Huh? What? - A first survey in 21 languages," in Hayashi, M.; Raymond, G. and Sidnell, J. (eds.,). Conversational repair and human understanding. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2013, pp. 34Enfield, N.J.; Dingemanse, Mark; Baranova, Julija; Blythe, Joe; Brown, Penelope; Dirksmeyer, Tyko; Drew, Paul; Floyd, Simeon; Gipper, Sonja; Gísladóttir, Rósa; Hoymann, Gertie; Kendrick, Kobin H.; Levinson, Stephen C.; Magyari, Lilla; Manrique, Elizabeth; Rossi, Giovanni; Roque, Lila San and Torreira, Francisco. "Huh? What? - A first survey in 21 languages," in Hayashi, M.; Raymond, G. and Sidnell, J. (eds.,). Conversational repair and human understanding. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2013, pp. 343-380.

Humans are imperfect, and problems of speaking, hearing and understanding are pervasive in ordinary interaction. This book examines the way we 'repair' and correct such problems as they arise in conversation and other forms of human interaction. More information...

 Oxford University Press, 2013, pp. 123-140Loakes, D. "From IPA to Praat and Beyond," in Brown, K. and Allan, K. (eds.,). The Oxford Handbook of the HIstory of Linguistics. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013, pp. 123-140.

In this outstanding book leading scholars from around the world examine the history of linguistics from ancient origins to the present. They consider every aspect of the field from language origins to neurolinguistics, explore linguistic traditions in east and west, chronicle centuries of explanations for language structures, meanings, and usage, and look at how it has been practically applied. More information...

Storch, Neomy. Collaborative writing in L2 classrooms. Multilingual Matters, 2013.Storch, Neomy. Collaborative writing in L2 classrooms. Multilingual Matters, 2013.

In this first book-length treatment of collaborative writing in second language (L2) classrooms, Neomy Storch provides a theoretical, pedagogical and empirical rationale for the use of collaborative writing activities in L2 classes, as well as some guidelines about how to best implement such activities in both face-to-face and online mode. The book discusses factors that may impact on the nature and outcomes of collaborative writing, and examines the beliefs about language learning that underpin learners' and teachers' attitudes towards pair and group work. The book critically reviews the available body of research on collaborative writing and identifies future research directions, thereby encouraging researchers to continue investigating collaborative writing activities. More information...

2012

 UNESCO, 2012, pp. 141-157Thieberger, Nick. "Multilingualism in cyberspace - longevity for documentation of small languages, an example from the Pacific and Regional Archive for Digital Sources in Endangered Cultures (PARADISEC)," in Parshakova, Anastasia (ed.,). Linguistic and Cultural Diversity in Cyberspace. Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference. Moscow: UNESCO, 2012, pp. 141-157.

The book includes communications by the participants of the 2nd International Conference Linguistic and Cultural Diversity in Cyberspace, which became a unique platform for discussing political, cultural, educational, ideological, philosophical, social, ethical, technological and other aspects of the activities aimed at supporting and preserving languages and cultures and promoting them in cyberspace. More information...

 OUP, 2012Thieberger, Nicholas (ed.,). The Oxford Handbook of Linguistic Fieldwork. Oxford: OUP, 2012.

This book offers a state-of-the-art guide to linguistic fieldwork, reflecting its collaborative nature across the subfields of linguistics and disciplines such as astronomy, anthropology, biology, musicology, and ethnography. Experienced scholars and fieldworkers explain the methods and approaches needed to understand a language in its full cultural context and to document it accessibly and enduringly. More information...

 Palgrave Mcmillan, 2012Gruba, P. and Hinkelman, D. Blending technologies in second language classrooms. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Mcmillan, 2012.

This book introduces an approach for making principled decisions about the use of technologies specifically in Applied Linguistics. The research is grounded in the growing area of "blended learning" that seeks to combine face-to-face instruction with online-based interactions to record students using a foreign language productively. More information...

 Multiple Perspectives. Walter de Gruyter, 2012, pp. 69-99Wigglesworth, G. and Storch, N. "Feedback and writing development through collaboration: A socio-cultural approach," in Manchon, R. (ed.,). L2 Writing Development: Multiple Perspectives. Walter de Gruyter, 2012, pp. 69-99.

The aim of this pioneering volume is to advance our understanding of written language learning in instructed SLA by offering a collection of empirical studies in which the contribution of diverse theoretical perspectives to our understanding of L2 writing development will be explored. As such, the book represents a further attempt to situate written language learning at the core of applied linguistics research, in general, and SLA research, in particular, hence attempting to redress the oral bias of theoretical and empirical work in these fields. More information...