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John Benjamins Publishing Company is an independent, family-owned academic publisher headquartered in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Over the years John Benjamins has been firmly rooted in every imaginable subfield of Language and Linguistics. Further fields of focus are Cognitive Science, Psychology, (Contemporary) Philosophy, Terminology, Information Design, Literary Studies and Art History.

John Benjamins publications are selected under expert academic editorship and peer-reviewing by and for academic researchers and trainers, and include, in addition to works of pure research, excellent university-level course books. John Benjamins takes pride in maintaining a constant dialogue with the various academic communities to stay at the forefront of research developments and needs, and in serving as an academic exchange for scholars from every part of the world.

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Cultural linguistics : cultural conceptualisations and language.

Sharifian, Farzad.
(2017)  | 9789027204127 | John Benjamins Publishing Co | pbk. | book | 189pp | Availability last checked: 15/2/2018
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This ground-breaking book marks a milestone in the history of the newly developed field of Cultural Linguistics, a multidisciplinary area of research that explores the relationship between language and cultural conceptualisations. The most authoritative book in the field to date, it outlines the theoretical...

Introduction to Healthcare for Interpreters and Translators.

Crezee, Ineke.
(2013)  | 9789027212061 | John Benjamins Publishing Co | pbk. | book | 364pp
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"Getting information off the internet is like taking a drink from a fire hydrant.” (Mitchell Kapor, n.d.). Medical concepts and terminology can be very confusing for the uninitiated interpreter or translator. This book will allow interpreters and translators to quickly read up on healthcare settings,...

Narrative and identity construction in the Pacific islands.

Gounder, Farzana.
(2015)  | 9789027249340 | John Benjamins Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 276pp
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Comprising of more than twenty five percent of the world'e(tm)s known languages, the Pacific is considered to be the most linguistically diverse region in the world. What unifies the region is the culture of storytelling, which provides a fundamental means for perpetuating cultural knowledge across...

Task-based language teaching : a reader.

Van den Branden, K. Bygate, Martin. Norris, John. M.
(2009)  | 9789027207180 | John Benjamins Publishing Co | pbk. | book | 522pp
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Over the past two decades, task-based languageteaching (TBLT) has gained considerablemomentum in the fi eld of language education.Th is volume presents a collection of?? reprinted articles and chapters representativeof work that appeared during that period.It introduces readers –graduate students,researchers,...

The discourse of court interpreting : discourse practices of the law the witness and the interpreter.

Hale, S.
(2004)  | 9789027224354 | John Benjamins Publishing Co | pbk. | book | 288pp
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This book explores the intricacies of court interpreting through a thorough analysis of the authentic discourse of the English-speaking participants, the Spanish-speaking witnesses and the interpreters. Written by a practitioner, educator and researcher, the book presents the reader with real issues...

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Between turn and sequence : turn-initial particles across languages.

(2018)  | 9789027200488 | John Benjamins Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 476pp
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The last two decades have witnessed a remarkable growth of interest in what are variously termed discourse markers or discourse particles. The greatest area of growth has centered on particles that occur in sentence-initial or turn-initial position, and this interest intersects with a long-standing...

Multiword units in machine translation and translation technology.

(2018)  | 9789027200600 | John Benjamins Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 266pp
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The correct interpretation of Multiword Units (MWUs) is crucial to many applications in Natural Language Processing but is a challenging and complex task. In recent years, the computational treatment of MWUs has received considerable attention but there is much more to be done before we can claim that...

Studies in historical ibero-romance morpho-syntax.

(2018)  | 9789027200457 | John Benjamins Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 350pp
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This volume features fourteen papers by leading specialists on various aspects of historical morpho-syntax in the Ibero-Romance languages. In these papers, fine-grained analyses are developed to capture the richness of undiscussed or --often-- previously unknown data. Comparative across the (Ibero-)Romance...

Growing up on the trobiand islands in papua new guinea : childhood and eductional ideologies in tauwema.

(2018)  | 9789027200693 | John Benjamins Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 280pp
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This volume deals with the children's socialization on the Trobriands. After a survey of ethnographic studies on childhood, the book zooms in on indigenous ideas of conception and birth-giving, the children's early development, their integration into playgroups, their games and their education within...

A linguistic handbook of french for translators and language students.

(2018)  | 9789027200617 | John Benjamins Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 304pp
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A Linguistic Handbook of French for Translators and Language Students offers the reader an in-depth contrastive study of French and English based on recent theories of linguistics and discourse analysis. At the same time it is a practical manual for the advanced language student or the translator with...

Pragmatics of japanese : perspectives on grammar, interaction and culture.

(2018)  | 9789027200365 | John Benjamins Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 324pp
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Bringing together the latest studies on Japanese pragmatics, this edited volume showcases the breadth of research conducted in this ever-expanding, interdisciplinary field, with the introductory chapter providing a useful summary of developments in the field in the past decades. The twelve chapters...

Key cultural texts in translation.

(2018)  | 9789027200402 | John Benjamins Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 313pp
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In the context of increased movement across borders, this book examines how key cultural texts and concepts are transferred between nations and languages as well as across different media. The texts examined in this book are considered fundamental to their source culture and can also take on a particular...

Conceptual metonymy : methodological, theoretical, and descriptive issues.

(2018)  | 9789027200389 | John Benjamins Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 330pp
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The volume addresses a number of closely connected methodological, descriptive and theoretical issues in the study of metonymy, and includes a series of case studies broadening our knowledge of the functioning of metonymy. As regards the methodological and descriptive issues, the book exhibits a unique...

Typological hierarchies in synchrony and diachrony.

(2018)  | 9789027200266 | John Benjamins Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 440pp
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Typological hierarchies are widely perceived as one of the most important results of research on language universals and linguistic diversity. Explanations for typological hierarchies, however, are usually based on the synchronic properties of the patterns described by individual hierarchies, not the...

Speaking in a second language.

(2018)  | 9789027200440 | John Benjamins Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 260pp
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For millions of individuals all over the world, speaking in a second language is a daily activity. It is therefore important that research in applied linguistics should contribute empirically to the study of second language spoken interaction. The aim of this volume is to make such a contribution by...


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