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Edited by Sender Dovchin

This edited volume investigates the role of digital communication in relation to linguistic diversity and language education in today’s digitally networked world. It aims to examine (1) how language(s) are (re)contextualized and (re)localized concerning other languages, multimodalities, semiotic resources, genres, and repertoires in various domains of digital communication and (2) what pragmatic functions digital communication may serve in terms of language education – both in and out of classroom – and pedagogy. The collection includes contributions exploring diverse digital venues in which language has multiple different roles and functions, illustrating micro- and macro-linguistic practices in varied areas of society, including education, politics, technology, media, and popular culture.

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Edited by Gaétane Dostie

Le présent volume propose une cartographie de la recherche linguistique menée au Québec, avec beaucoup de dynamisme, entre 1960 et 2000. Les années 60 correspondent à une phase d’institutionnalisation de la discipline ; l’an 2000 représente une rupture symbolique avec le XXsiècle et laisse un laps de temps raisonnable pour prendre un certain recul. Le livre présente ainsi une étude de cas sur l’histoire institutionnelle de la linguistique, qui fait écho à l’ouvrage éponyme Combats pour la linguistique, de Martinet à Kristeva. Essai de dramaturgie épistémologique (2006) de J.-C. Chevalier et P. Encrevé.

Les huit chapitres, qui forment l’ouvrage, font état des recherches réalisées pendant quatre décennies en sémantique, en lexicologie, en lexicographie, en phonologie, en grammaire et en sociolinguistique. Ils s’attardent aux filiations de la discipline avec le passé, à ses questionnements, ses acquis et ses legs ainsi qu’à ses limites, ses obstacles et ses déceptions. Ils se veulent un aide-mémoire pour les générations futures. Ce livre constitue de plus un apport aux études épistémologiques consacrées à l’évolution des méthodologies, des courants et des écoles linguistiques au XXsiècle.

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Expériences de traduction

Penser la traduction à travers ses pratiques

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Edited by Lucia Quaquarelli, Dorothée Cailleux and Chiara Denti

La traduction est un exercice et une expérience : l’exercice et l’expérience non tant d’un passage ou d’un transfert d’une langue à une autre, mais d’un rapport, d’une relation, d’une vie aux frontières. Observer la « traduction en action », l’interroger à partir de ses pratiques et de ses contraintes permet d’en mesurer la portée créative, historique et située, et d’en dévoiler la dimension éminemment politique.

Cet ouvrage collectif entend témoigner d’une approche de la traduction qui ne sépare pas la théorie de la pratique mais fait au contraire apparaître leur imbrication. Aussi, chaque étude de l’ouvrage s’appuie-t-elle sur l’analyse de cas concrets, pour questionner et repenser des notions telles que fidélité, original, transparence, lisibilité, etc.

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Kiezenglish

Multiethnic German and the Global English Debate

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Lindsay Preseau

Is English a threat to language diversity in Europe? This question has been hotly debated in language policy and planning in Germany and the EU, particularly in institutional and business contexts. However, the effects of English on non-official minority speech communities, such as speakers of immigrant languages and multiethnolects, are rarely addressed in this context. This book presents two case studies involving speakers of multiethnolects and refugee youth in Germany which show that these populations, stereotyped as non-proficient English speakers, are using English in creative and innovative ways. For these communities, speaking English is not a choice, but a matter of the ability to survive, to cross borders, and to create new identities in a foreign country. Drawing on corpus linguistic and ethnographic fieldwork data, this book sheds light on how validating these (standard and non-standard) Englishes represents an important act of empowerment and social justice for these communities. Situated at the interdisciplinary intersection of sociolinguistics and applied linguistics, this book is of broad appeal to linguists, language educators, language policy makers, and to the German Studies community at large.

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Sprache und Gesellschaft

Theoretische und empirische Kontexte der Linguistik

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Edited by Joanna Szczęk and Łukasz Kumięga

Der Band adressiert die komplexe Relation zwischen Sprache und Gesellschaft und stellt deren theoretische Grundlagen vor und erprobt diese empirisch in bestimmten sozialen und institutionellen Kontexten. Diese Problematik wurde im Rahmen der folgenden thematischen Bereiche erfasst: linguistische Zugänge zum Diskursbegriff, Sprachbildung im Kontext der Migration, aktuelle Studien zur Stereotypenforschung, Pejorisierung im Kontext der Sozio- und Pragmalinguistik sowie Fallstudien zu diversen Aspekten der gegenwärtigen Diskurse. Somit reflektiert der Sammelband das Potenzial der gegenwärtigen linguistischen Forschung, zeigt deren mögliche Richtungen auf und lädt zur weiteren wissenschaftlichen Diskussion ein.

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Das Komma

Zur syntaktisch-graphematischen Klassifikation des Zeichens im Sprach- und Schriftsystem des Deutschen und zur historischen Entwicklung aus formaler und funktionaler Perspektive

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Ilka Lemke

Die Autorin klassifiziert das Komma im Sprach- und Schriftsystem des Deutschen. Sie diskutiert (system-)linguistische Beschreibungsansätze und modelliert das Komma ausgehend von seinem Form- und Funktionszusammenhang als graph(emat)isches und in seiner historischen Kontinuität relationales Zeichen. Aus historischer Perspektive erforscht sie dessen Zeichenvorläufer in zwei empirischen Korpusuntersuchungen: zur formalen (typographischen) Durchsetzung des Kommas in deutschsprachigen Texten gegenüber der Virgel im frühen Neuhochdeutschen (GerManC) und zur Grammatikalisierung der Interpunktion im Mittelhochdeutschen (Prosatexte im Korpus der Mhd. Grammatik) am Beispiel des Punktes. Dieser tritt in semantisch-syntaktisch ambigen Kontexten auf und hat bereits Funktionen inne, die später dem binnengliedernden Komma zukommen.

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Michael Herrmann

La traduction n’est pas réservée aux traducteurs, elle a lieu dans le moindre de nos entretiens. Ce livre se propose de déconstruire le phénomène global appelé traduction. Il distingue plusieurs plans d’analyse. Avant tout un plan sociolinguistique – la traduction comme la recherche d’un consensus entre deux interlocuteurs – et un plan herméneutique ou axiolinguistique – la traduction comme la négation d’une impossibilité de traduire, car toujours différente de l’original. Chaque plan est envisagé sous l’angle d’une dialectique. La langue à la fois nous met en contact et nous sépare, et le traducteur, tout en surmontant des barrières, ne peut s’empêcher par ailleurs d’en ériger.

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Edited by Maria-Ionela Neagu

“The contributors to the volume, coming from different areas of the Humanities and Social Sciences, address several timely and important issues that bring together richly diverse perspectives and advance current debates in a range of fields, by carefully decoding literary texts covering a large timespan, as well as political discourse, the discourse of advertising, the discourse of education, and transpersonal discourse.”

—Professor Arleen Ionescu, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Every transdisciplinary study on voyage and/or emotion will offer new insights into the multifarious facets of these two concepts. Taking a sociolinguistic turn, this volume prompts the audience to cross the borders of a variety of genres in order to discover new strands of thought. While the first part highlights the multiple facets of the voyage as initiatory journey, as a quest for an existence code, as a spiritual passage that the traveller experiences in search for the Self or for the Other, the second part of the volume seeks to address the temporality and spatiality of emotions, the ideological dimension of the public and private space, outlining at the same time the perception of the voyage as an intercultural and interlinguistic exchange.

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Robert Oliwa

The progress of ubiquitous information technologies has led to the arrival of entirely new environments where interaction amongst its users takes place. The means of communication, learning environments and methods of enhancing students’ competence have changed in both academic and professional settings. The book aims to investigate if the implementation of a virtual learning environment into regular foreign language instruction, as an augmentation of the regular classroom practice, has an impact on adult learners’ speaking (productive skills), listening (receptive skills) and grammatical competence. However, what was meant as a localised study became the new normal and a global reality as the coronavirus impacted all aspects of education.

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The Syntax of Meaning and the Meaning of Syntax

Minimal Computations and Maximal Derivations in a Label-/Phase-Driven Generative Grammar of Radical Minimalism

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Peter Kosta

This book provides a summary of Radical Minimalism, putting forth a neurocognitively implementable theory of grammar as I-language. Radical Minimalism tries to give a ‘fully explicit’ description of syntactic structures mapped into cognitive frames of thought. It focuses on the division of labor between Narrow Syntax and Meaningful Units of the sentence and also on the role of Mental Lexicon (understood as a selection of Roots and Labels), the Labeling Mechanism, and the participation of the Senso-Motoric and Conceptual-Intentional Interfaces within a Crash-proof Grammar of Human Language. The data are taken from the languages of different genetic origins and types. The book is based on the idea that language and thought are closely connected and must be studied within the physical laws of the Anti-Entropy and Dynamical Frustration theory.

Peter Kosta’s new book touches on an exceptional range of subjects in theoretical syntax and the philosophy of grammar, bearing ample proof of his lifelong engagement with these vital disciplines within the humanities of the 20th/21st centuries. His acute awareness of important insights and discussions in current day minimalism is evident from every page, informing his treatment of a wide diversity of problems in the morphosyntax of Slavic languages and beyond.
(Jan-Wouter Zwart, University of Groningen)

This book provides a breath of fresh air in linguistic theorising by combining empirically based syntactic innovations with original discussions of long-standing semantic puzzles and a revised architecture of the Faculty of Language. Foundational notions in generative theory are thoroughly revised in the light of detailed comparative analyses. This remarkable work represents the culmination of years of research on what meaning is, how it is structured, and to what extent syntax encodes meaning.
(Diego Gabriel Krivochen, University of Verona)