Linguistics and Applied Linguistics publications

2017

Second Language Pragmatics

Taguchi, Naoko and Roever, Carsten. Second Language Pragmatics. Oxford University Press, 2017.

Taguchi and Roever present the latest developments in second language pragmatics research, combining acquisitional and sociolinguistic perspectives. They cover theories of pragmatics learning and research methods in investigating pragmatics, linking these with findings on the acquisition of second language pragmatics and with practice in teaching and assessing pragmatics. More information...

The Oxford Handbook of Polysynthesis

Forshaw, W., Davidson, L., Kelly, Barbara, Nordlinger, Rachel, Wigglesworth, Gillian and Blythe, Joe. "The acquisition of Murrinhpatha (Northern Australia)," in Fortescue, M., Mithun, M. and and Evans, N. (eds.,). The Oxford Handbook of Polysynthesis. Oxford University Press, 2017.

This handbook offers an extensive crosslinguistic and cross-theoretical survey of polysynthetic languages, in which single multi-morpheme verb forms can express what would be whole sentences in English. More information...

Australian English Pronunciation and Transcription (2nd edition)

Cox, Felicity and Fletcher, Janet. Australian English Pronunciation and Transcription (2nd edition). Cambridge University Press, 2017.

Australian English Pronunciation and Transcription is the first textbook to clearly describe Australian English speech patterns. Now in its second edition, this ground-breaking work addresses speech production characteristics and provides detailed instruction in both phonetic and phonemic transcription of the dialect. More information...

2016

English as a Lingua Franca: Perspectives and Prospects

McNamara, Tim and Shohamy, E. "Language testing and ELF: Making the connection," in Pitzl, M-L. And Osimk-Teasdale, R. (eds.,). English as a Lingua Franca: Perspectives and Prospects. De Gruyter, 2016.

In the past 15 years, English as a lingua franca (ELF) has evolved from a 'niche topic' of a relatively small group of specialists to a highly productive research area that now has a firm place on the map of linguistics. Looking back (as well as forward), this edited volume addresses perspectives and prospects of ELF in connection with other areas of linguistics. More information...

Loss and Renewal: Australian Languages Since Colonisation

Baker, Baker. "Fact or Furphy? The Continuum in Kriol," in Meakins, F. And O'Shannessy, C. (eds.,). Loss and Renewal: Australian Languages Since Colonisation. De Gruyter, 2016.

Australia is known for its linguistic diversity and extensive contact between languages. This edited volume is the first dedicated to language contact in Australia since colonisation, marking a new era of linguistic work, and contributing new data to theoretical discussions on contact languages and language contact processes. More information...

Language, Identity and Migration: Voices from Transnational Speakers and Communities

Regan, Vera; Diskin, Chloé and Martyn, Jennifer (eds.,). Language, Identity and Migration: Voices from Transnational Speakers and Communities. Peter Lang, 2016.

This volume presents a collection of the latest scholarly research on language, migration and identity. In a globalised world where migratory patterns are in constant flux, the traditional notion of the 'immigrant' has shifted to include more fluid perspectives of the migrant as a transnational and the language learner as a complex individual possessing a range of dynamic social and contextual identities. More information...

Blended Language Program Evaluation

Gruba, Paul et al (eds.,). Blended Language Program Evaluation. Palgrave MacMillan, 2016.

Advocating an argument-based approach, Blended Language Program Evaluation presents a framework for planning, conducting, and appraising evaluation of blended language learning across three institutional levels, and demonstrates its utility and application in four case studies carried out in diverse international contexts. More information...

2015

Genre, Text and Language: Mélanges Anne Freadman

Morton, J., Elder, C. and McNamara, T. "Pattern and particularity in a pedagogical genre: The case of an individual teacher," in Duché, V., Do, T. and Rizzi, A. (eds.,). Genre, Text and Language: Mélanges Anne Freadman. Classiques Garnier, 2015.

To pay tribute to the work of Professor Anne Freadman, twenty-three specialists explore the question of genre. This volume focuses on teaching, and in particular the teaching of indigenous or foreign languages, semiotics, linguistics, and literature. More information...

Children's Play, Pretense, and Story: Studies in Culture, Context, and Autism Spectrum Disorder

Douglas, Susan and Stirling, Lesley. (eds.,). Children's Play, Pretense, and Story: Studies in Culture, Context, and Autism Spectrum Disorder. Routledge, 2015.

At the heart of this volume is the recognition that children's engagement with play and story are intrinsically and intricately linked. The contributing authors share a passionate interest in the development and well-being of children, in particular through their use of imagination and adaptation of the everyday into play and stories. More information...

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