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  • Multimodal Im/politeness 2023-03-15
    Politeness and impoliteness are not just expressed by words. People communicate polite and impolite attitudes towards each other through their intonation, tone of voice, their facial expressions, their gestures, the positioning of their bodies towards each other, and so on. This volume brings together eleven empirical studies that investigate these various modalities of im/politeness across […]
  • The Spanish and the Portuguese Present Perfect in Discourse 2023-02-15
    This monograph presents a theoretical and empirical study of the Spanish and the Portuguese Present Perfect (PP). The innovative claim is that the two tense forms operate in the field of tension between temporal quantification and temporal reference. Based on this approach, it presents the first in-depth study that explicitly takes into account the level […]
  • Reconnecting Form and Meaning 2023-02-15
    This volume is intended as a celebration of Kristin Davidse’s work and its impact within the broad traditions of cognitive, functional and usage-based grammars. Reflecting this wide functionalist lens, the contributions develop ideas central to Neo-Firthian theories of grammar (in particular, Semiotic Grammar and SFL), the Prague School, Functional Discourse Grammar (FDG), and broader cognitive-functional […]
  • Serbian Clitics 2023-02-15
    Clitics, those “funny little words” like English contracted future tense and pluperfect tense/conditional mood markers (’ll and ’d) or French pronominal objects (le ‘him’, la ‘her’, lui ‘to him/her’, etc.), have long been a source of fascination for linguists. Lacking an inherent stress that characterizes “well-behaved” words, clitics prosodically depend on a stressed sentence element, […]
  • Developmental Profiles in Autism Spectrum Disorder 2023-02-15
    This book presents the current state of knowledge and recent advances on three topics in research on Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD): the (debated) existence of profiles of abilities, the role of bilingualism, and the impact of interactive technologies. It includes six chapters that cover: a review of morphosyntactic and phonological abilities in monolingual and bilingual […]
  • Methods in Study Abroad Research 2023-02-15
    Study abroad research has become an established area of inquiry with theoretical impact and methodological sophistication. The field has incorporated the different approaches and methodological changes that have characterized SLA scholarship, including technological advances and new designs. The present volume contributes an update on and a systematic critical appraisal of the methods employed in study […]
  • Reference 2023-02-15
    This volume provides an innovative approach to the referential process thanks to its focus on the relationship between conventions and discourse pragmatics. It brings together a cross-section of current research on referential conventions and pragmatic strategies, in a number of different fields (formal and theoretical linguistics, semantics, discourse analysis, psycholinguistics, interactional linguistics, natural language processing), […]
  • Processability and Language Acquisition in the Asia-Pacific Region 2023-02-15
    This PALART volume makes an original addition to the Series as it opens a stimulating window on the Asia-Pacific region of the world by bringing together a great deal of empirical and theoretical new work in Second Language Acquisition within the Processability Theory (PT) framework. Readers will be pleasantly surprised to be able to access, […]
  • Review of Lee (2022): Choreographies of Multilingualism: Writing and language ideology in Singapore 2023-02-03
  • Review of Kolb & Schocker (2021): Teaching English in the Primary School. A Task-Based Introduction for Pre- and In-Service Teachers 2023-02-03
  • “You know she didn’t have no country” 2023-02-02
    Abstract This study focuses on switches into and out of African American English among contestants of the television series RuPaul’s Drag Race. Following Barrett (1995), I note that Black contestants who are comfortable in White Middle-Class American English tend to use it as their primary dialect, switching to AAE in order to develop rapport. I […]
  • Review of Comer (2022): Discourses of Global Queer Mobility and the Mediatization of Equality 2023-02-02
    This article reviews Discourses of Global Queer Mobility and the Mediatization of Equality 
  • How to do gender with names 2023-02-02
    Abstract Most trans people change their name in accordance to their gender in the process of transitioning. The decision for a new name can take place at any stage during an individual’s exploration of their identity, typically coming into use when the individual comes out to others and asks to be addressed with this new […]
  • Review of Borba (2020): Discursos Transviados: Por uma Linguística Queer 2023-02-02
    This article reviews Discursos Transviados: Por uma Linguística Queer 
  • From implicit to explicit 2023-02-02
    Abstract The presence of discourse relations can be marked explicitly with lexical items such as specialized and underspecified connectives or left implicit. It is now well established that the presence of specialized connective facilitates the processing of these relations. The question is to gauge how different degrees of explicitness affect the processing of discourse relations. […]
  • Variationist sociolinguistic methods with Indigenous language communities 2023-02-02
  • Mathematics, relevance theory and the situated cognition paradigm 2023-02-02
    Abstract Mathematics is a highly specialised arena of human endeavour, one in which complex notations are invented and are subjected to complex and involved manipulations in the course of everyday work. What part do these writing practices play in mathematical communication, and how can we understand their use in the mathematical world in relation to […]
  • Ad hoc concepts, affective attitude and epistemic stance 2023-02-02
    Abstract In relevance-theoretic pragmatics the lower-level or first-order explicature is a propositional form resulting from a series of inferential developments of the logical form. It amounts to the message the speaker communicates explicitly. The higher-level or second-order explicature is a description of the speech act that the speaker performs, her affective attitude towards what she […]
  • Worrying about your future 2023-02-02
    Abstract According to the Temporal Focus Hypothesis, people’s sagittal mental space-time mappings are conditioned by their temporal-focus attention. Based on this, it can be predicted that, by virtue of their future-oriented thinking, individuals with high anxiety should be more likely to think about time according to the future-in-front mapping than those with low anxiety. Utilizing […]
  • “Haute couture? More like haute glue!” 2023-02-02
    Abstract Reading is a unique interactional practice in the drag queen community. It refers to leveling witty and often cutthroat mock insults at fellow drag queens, with an aim of throwing shade. In this paper, I examine the discourse of the ‘reading challenge’, a staple of RuPaul’s Drag Race (RPDR), an internationally popular drag queen […]