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The Syntax of Arabic (Paperback, New): Joseph E Aoun, Elabbas Benmamoun, Lina Choueiri The Syntax of Arabic (Paperback, New)
Joseph E Aoun, Elabbas Benmamoun, Lina Choueiri
R569 Discovery Miles 5 690 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Recent research on the syntax of Arabic has produced valuable literature on the major syntactic phenomena found in the language. This guide to Arabic syntax provides an overview of the major syntactic constructions in Arabic that have featured in recent linguistic debates, and discusses the analyses provided for them in the literature. A broad variety of topics are covered, including argument structure, negation, tense, agreement phenomena, and resumption. The discussion of each topic sums up the key research results and provides new points of departure for further research. The book also contrasts Standard Arabic with other Arabic varieties spoken in the Arab world. An engaging guide to Arabic syntax, this book will be invaluable to graduate students interested in Arabic grammar, as well as syntactic theorists and typologists.

Multiple Exponence (Hardcover): Alice C. Harris Multiple Exponence (Hardcover)
Alice C. Harris
R2,208 Discovery Miles 22 080 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Multiple (or extended) exponence is the occurrence of multiple realizations of a single morphosemantic feature, bundle of features, or derivational category within a word. This book provides data and direction to the discussion of ME, which has gone in a variety of directions and suffers from lack of evidence. Alice Harris addresses the question of why ME is of interest to linguists and traces the discussion of this concept in the linguistic literature. The four most commonly encountered types of ME are characterized, with copious examples from a broad variety of languages; these types form the basis for discussion of the processing of ME, the acquisition of ME, the historical development of ME, and analysis of ME. The book addresses some of the most important questions involving ME, including why it exists at all.

The Wonders of Language - Or How to Make Noises and Influence People (Hardcover): Ian Roberts The Wonders of Language - Or How to Make Noises and Influence People (Hardcover)
Ian Roberts
R1,848 Discovery Miles 18 480 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Ian Roberts offers a stimulating introduction to our greatest gift as a species: our capacity for articulate language. We are mostly as blissfully unaware of the intricacies of the structure of language as fish are of the water they swim in. We live in a mental ocean of nouns, verbs, quantifiers, morphemes, vowels and other rich, strange and deeply fascinating linguistic objects. This book introduces the reader to this amazing world. Offering a thought-provoking and accessible introduction to the main discoveries and theories about language, the book is aimed at general readers and undergraduates who are curious about linguistics and language. Written in a lively and direct style, technical terms are carefully introduced and explained and the book includes a full glossary. The book covers all the central areas of linguistics, including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics, as well as historical linguistics, sociolinguistics and psycholinguistics.

International Investment Arbitration - Substantive Principles (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Campbell McLachlan, Laurence... International Investment Arbitration - Substantive Principles (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Campbell McLachlan, Laurence Shore, Matthew Weiniger
R2,186 Discovery Miles 21 860 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This is the long-awaited second edition of this widely-referenced work on the substantive law principles of investment treaty arbitration. It forms a detailed critical review of the substantive principles of international law applied by investment arbitration tribunals, and a clear and comprehensive description of the present state of the law. The first edition met with immediate success as a result of the authors' achievement in describing and analysing the volume of law created, applied and analysed by tribunals. The second edition is fully updated to take account of the arbitration awards rendered in the period since 2007. Written by an internationally recognised author team, it is now the most comprehensive and up to date work in its field and no practitioner or academic can afford to be without it. Key areas of coverage include: the instruments under which investment disputes arise; the legal basis of treaty arbitration; dispute resolution and parallel proceedings; who is a foreign investor, including nationality issues and foreign control; what is an investment; investors' substantive rights, including fair and equitable treatment; expropriation; compensation and remedies. Arbitration of overseas investment disputes is one of the fastest growing areas of international dispute resolution. The exponential growth of international investment in recent years has led to the signature of over two thousand Bilateral Investment Treaties (BITs) between foreign states, in addition to a wealth of multilateral treaties and other forms of concession agreements. The legal principles that have developed in this area are subject to intense debate, and are still in a state of flux. While tribunals routinely state that they are applying principles of public international law to determine disputes, many of the principles applied have only been developed recently in the context of investment treaty arbitrations, and tribunals are often guided more by the approaches taken by other tribunals, than by pre-existing doctrines of public international law. International Investment Arbitration:Substantive Principles is an important contribution to the collection and codification of the current state of practice in this field.

English Nouns - The Ecology of Nominalization (Hardcover): Rochelle Lieber English Nouns - The Ecology of Nominalization (Hardcover)
Rochelle Lieber
R1,919 Discovery Miles 19 190 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Using extensive data from the Corpus of Contemporary American English (Davies, 2008), this groundbreaking book shows that the syntactic patterns in which English nominalizations can be found and the range of possible readings they can express are very different from what has been claimed in past theoretical treatments, and therefore that previous treatments cannot be correct. Lieber argues that the relationship between form and meaning in the nominalization processes of English is virtually never one-to-one, but rather forms a complex web that can be likened to a derivational ecosystem. Using the Lexical Semantic Framework (LSF), she develops an analysis that captures the interrelatedness and context dependence of nominal readings, and suggests that the key to the behavior of nominalizations is that their underlying semantic representations are underspecified in specific ways and that their ultimate interpretation must be fixed in context using processes available within the LSF.

English Language - Description, Variation and Context (Paperback, 2nd ed. 2018): Jonathan Culpeper, Paul Kerswill, Ruth Wodak,... English Language - Description, Variation and Context (Paperback, 2nd ed. 2018)
Jonathan Culpeper, Paul Kerswill, Ruth Wodak, Anthony McEnery, Francis Katamba
R1,072 Discovery Miles 10 720 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The second edition of this hugely successful textbook provides comprehensive coverage of a wide range of topics in theoretical and applied linguistics. Written by leading academics in the field, this text offers a firm grounding in linguistics and includes engaging insights into current research. It covers all the key areas of linguistic analysis, including phonetics, morphology, semantics and pragmatics, and core domains of study, comprising the history of the English language, regional and social variation, style and communication and interaction. Fresh material on research methods outlines key areas for consideration when carrying out a research project, and provides students with the framework they need to investigate linguistic phenomena for themselves. This is an invaluable resource for both undergraduate and postgraduate students on English Language and Linguistics degree programmes.

Word Order and Parameter Change in Romanian - A Comparative Romance Perspective (Hardcover): Alexandru Nicolae Word Order and Parameter Change in Romanian - A Comparative Romance Perspective (Hardcover)
Alexandru Nicolae
R1,788 Discovery Miles 17 880 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The book provides a comprehensive description and in-depth analysis of the major word order changes that took place in the clausal and the nominal domains in the transition from old to modern Romanian. The data are set in a comparative Romance perspective, with attention also paid to the impact of the Balkan Sprachbund and the influence of Old Church Slavonic. Alexandru Nicolae's analysis is based on a qualitative and quantitative examination of a large number of phenomena in a representative corpus of old Romanian texts. Some of these phenomena, such as scrambling, interpolation, discontinuous constituents, and variation in the position and linearization of DP-internal adjectival modifiers, are found across Romance, while others, such as the low position for pronominal cliticization, are relatively rare. Still others are specific to old and modern Romanian, such as the proclitic and enclitic realization of the same pronominal clitic, the low definite article, and the adjectival article construction. From an empirical perspective, the volume fills a gap in the Romance linguistics literature, as several of the phenomena it explores have been largely neglected to date. More broadly it offers a valuable contribution to research into word order typology and change, the nature and content of syntactic parameters, and the theory of grammaticalization and syntactic change.

Text Linguistics and Classical Studies - Dressler and De Beaugrande's Procedural Approach (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017): Mauro... Text Linguistics and Classical Studies - Dressler and De Beaugrande's Procedural Approach (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)
Mauro Giuffre
R2,335 R2,132 Discovery Miles 21 320 Save R203 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The work represents a significant scientific advancement on text linguistics from three different viewpoints. The first chapter provides an overview of the history of text linguistics from a broader perspective than usual, offering a complete reference framework. The second chapter presents the procedural approach to the study of text linguistics in a concise way, including a critical comparison with other perspectives. The third chapter constructs a very unusual bridge between theoretical linguistics and classical studies in that it takes a literary text in Latin from the early imperial period as its case study. This combination is rare, as theoretical linguists are usually oriented to modern languages and classicists are not generally inclined to the study of formal linguistics. It also offers an interesting perspective that intersects the studies of general linguistics and glottology, which makes this volume of interest to general linguists, classicists, philologists and literary critics alike.

English Phonetics and Pronunciation Practice (Paperback): Paul Carley, Inger M. Mees, Beverley Collins English Phonetics and Pronunciation Practice (Paperback)
Paul Carley, Inger M. Mees, Beverley Collins
R792 Discovery Miles 7 920 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

English Phonetics and Pronunciation Practice provides a unique introduction to basic articulatory phonetics for students of English. Built around an extensive collection of practice materials, this book teaches the pronunciation of modern standard non-regional British English to intermediate and advanced learners worldwide. This book: provides an up-to-date description of the pronunciation of modern British English; demonstrates the use of each English phoneme with a selection of high-frequency words, both alone and in context in sentences, idiomatic phrases and dialogues; provides examples and practice material on commonly confused sounds, including illustrative pronunciation diagrams; is supported by a companion website featuring phonetic transcriptions and over 30 hours of practice audio material to check your pronunciation against; can be used not only for studying pronunciation in the classroom but also for independent student practice. English Phonetics and Pronunciation Practice is essential reading for any student studying this topic.

English for Presentations at International Conferences (Paperback, 2nd ed. 2016): Adrian Wallwork English for Presentations at International Conferences (Paperback, 2nd ed. 2016)
Adrian Wallwork
R1,004 Discovery Miles 10 040 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Good presentation skills are key to a successful career in academia. This guide provides examples taken from real presentations given both by native and non-native academics covering a wide variety of disciplines. The easy-to-follow guidelines and tips will teach you how to: plan, prepare and practice a well-organized, interesting presentation avoid errors in English by using short easy-to-say sentences improve your English pronunciation and intonation gain confidence, and overcome nerves and embarrassment highlight the essential points you want your audience to remember attract and retain audience attention deal with questions from the audience This new edition contains several additional features, including stimulating factoids and discussion points both for self-study and in-class use. New chapters also cover: learning from talks on TED networking with potential collaborators, professors, fellow researchers interacting successfully with non-native audiences posters EAP teachers will find this book to be a great source of tips for training students, and for preparing both instructive and entertaining lessons. Other books in the series cover: writing research papers; English grammar, usage, and style; academic correspondence; interacting on campus; plus exercises books and a teacher's guide. Please visit http://www.springer.com/series/13913 for a full list of titles in the series. Adrian Wallwork is the author of more than 30 ELT and EAP textbooks. He has trained several thousand PhD students and academics from 35 countries to write research papers, prepare presentations, and communicate with editors, referees and fellow researchers.

Dative External Possessors in Early English (Hardcover): Cynthia L. Allen Dative External Possessors in Early English (Hardcover)
Cynthia L. Allen
R1,817 Discovery Miles 18 170 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This volume is the first systematic, corpus-based examination of dative external possessors in Old and Early Middle English and their diachronic development. Modern English is unusual among European languages in not having a productive dative external possessor construction, whereby the possessor is in the dative case and behaves like an element of the sentence rather than part of the possessive phrase. This type of construction was found in Old English, however, especially in expressions of inalienable possession; it appeared in variation with the internal possessors in the genitive case, which then became the only productive possibility in Middle English. In this book, Cynthia Allen traces the use of dative external possessors in the texts of the Old and early Middle English periods and explores how the empirical data fit with the hypotheses put forward to date. She draws on recent developments in linguistic theory to evaluate both language-internal explanations for the loss of the dative construction and the possible role of language contact, especially with the Brythonic Celtic languages. The book will be of interest to students and researchers in the fields of historical syntax and morphology, language variation and change, and the comparative syntax of the Germanic languages.

The Syntax and Semantics of Noun Modifiers and the Theory of Universal Grammar - A Korean Perspective (Hardcover, 1st ed.... The Syntax and Semantics of Noun Modifiers and the Theory of Universal Grammar - A Korean Perspective (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019)
Min-Joo Kim
R2,518 R2,204 Discovery Miles 22 040 Save R314 (12%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book takes Korean as a basis to provide a detailed universal Determiner Phrase (DP) structure. Adnominal adjectival expressions are apparently optional noun dependents but their syntax and semantics have been shown to provide an important window on the internal structure of DP. By carefully examining data from Korean, an understudied language, as well as from other unrelated languages, the book provides a broad perspective on the phenomenon of noun modification and its cross-linguistic variations. Furthermore, it offers not only a thorough syntactic analysis but also a formal semantic analysis of noun modifiers that extends beyond a single language. This book will be of great interest to researchers interested in theoretical syntax, its interfaces with semantics, pragmatics, linguistic typology, and language variation.

Navigating English Grammar - A Guide to Analyzing Real Language (Paperback): Anne Lobeck, Kristin Denham Navigating English Grammar - A Guide to Analyzing Real Language (Paperback)
Anne Lobeck, Kristin Denham
R656 Discovery Miles 6 560 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

An engaging and fresh take on the rules and politics of English grammar, written in lively prose. It goes a step further than most books on grammar by providing an overview of the field, with a discussion of historical and current debates about grammar, and how we define, discuss, and approach it. * Presents a novel, inquiry-based approach to understanding speakers' unconscious knowledge of English grammar * Makes lucid connections, when relevant, with current linguistic theory * Integrates language change and variation into the study of grammar * Examines historical sources of socially evaluative perceptions of grammar, as 'good' or 'bad', and notions of language authority * Provides syntactic explanations for many modern punctuation rules * Explores some of the current controversies about grammar teaching in school and the role of Standard English in testing and assessment

Linguistic Variation in the Minimalist Framework (Paperback): M. Carme Picallo Linguistic Variation in the Minimalist Framework (Paperback)
M. Carme Picallo
R803 Discovery Miles 8 030 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In this book, leading scholars consider the ways in which syntactic variation can be accounted for in a minimalist framework. They explore the theoretical significance, content, and role of parameters; whether or not variation should be strongly or weakly accounted for by syntactic factors; and the explicitness - or lack thereof - that should be assumed with respect to the conditions imposed by narrow syntax. The book is divided into two parts. The first part contains chapters that consider the term 'parameter' to be a relevant theoretical notion under minimalist tenets. In the second part, on the other hand, chapters either argue that the term parameter amounts to no more than a label to describe variation, or assign it a less prominent role. Instead, language variation is attributed to sociolinguistic factors, language contact, frequency of use, or simply to options in the externalization of abstract syntactic relations. The book offers a valuable overview of the different approaches adopted in the study of language variation phenomena, and will appeal to theoretical linguists of all persuasions from graduate level upwards.

Questions of Syntax (Paperback): Richard S. Kayne Questions of Syntax (Paperback)
Richard S. Kayne
R901 Discovery Miles 9 010 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

There are far more syntactically distinct languages than we might have thought; yet there are far fewer than there might have been. Questions of Syntax collects sixteen papers authored by Richard S. Kayne, a preeminent theoretical syntactician, who has sought over the course of his career to understand why both these facts are true. With a particular emphasis on comparative syntax, these chapters collectively consider how wide a range of questions the field of syntax can reasonably attempt to ask and then answer. At issue, among other topics, are the relation between syntax and (certain aspects of) semantics, the relation between syntax and what appear to be lexical questions, the relation between syntax and morphology, the relation between syntax and certain aspects of phonology (insofar as silent elements and their properties play a substantial role), and the extent to which comparative syntax can provide new and decisive evidence bearing on these different kinds of questions. To Kayne, comparative syntax can shed light on what may initially seem lexical questions, and antisymmetry on the evolution of human language itself. Taken as a whole, these essays elucidate the theoretical contributions of one the most influential scholars in linguistics.

Syntax - A Generative Introduction 3rd Edition and The Syntax Workbook Set (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition): Andrew Carnie Syntax - A Generative Introduction 3rd Edition and The Syntax Workbook Set (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition)
Andrew Carnie
R1,644 Discovery Miles 16 440 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The third edition of Andrew Carnie's "Syntax: A Generative Introduction "and "The Syntax Workbook" are now available as a set. His bestselling textbook on syntax has guided thousands of students through the discipline of theoretical syntax; retaining its popularity due to its combination of straightforward language, comprehensive coverage, and numerous exercises. In this third edition, topics have been updated, new exercises added, and the online resources have been expanded. "The Syntax Workbook" was written as a response to the students and instructors who, over the years, have requested more problem sets that give greater experience in analyzing syntactic structure. Aligned chapter-by-chapter with the textbook, this workbook provides over 120 new exercises on all of the major topics in generative syntax.

The Present Perfective Paradox across Languages (Hardcover): Astrid De Wit The Present Perfective Paradox across Languages (Hardcover)
Astrid De Wit
R1,808 Discovery Miles 18 080 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book presents an analysis of how speakers of typologically diverse languages report present-time situations. It begins from the assumption that there is a restriction on the use of the present tense to report present-time dynamic/perfective situations, while with stative/imperfective situations there are no such alignment problems. Astrid De Wit brings together cross-linguistic observations from English, French, the English-based creole language Sranan, and various Slavic languages, and relates them to the same phenomenon, the 'present perfective paradox'. The proposed analysis is founded on the assumption that there is an epistemic alignment constraint preventing the identification and reporting of events in their entirety at the time of speaking. This book discusses the various strategies that the aforementioned languages have developed to resolve this conceptual difficulty, and demonstrates that many of the features of their tense-aspect systems can be regarded as the result of this conflict resolution. It also offers cognitively plausible explanations for the conceptual structures underlying the interactions attested between tense and aspect.

Making Sense - The Glamorous Story of English Grammar (Paperback, Main): David Crystal Making Sense - The Glamorous Story of English Grammar (Paperback, Main)
David Crystal 1
R285 R241 Discovery Miles 2 410 Save R44 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The world's greatest authority on language explains the secrets and subtleties of the grammar of English. David Crystal explores its history and varieties, explains its rules and irregularities and shows how to navigate its snares and pitfalls. He gives practical guidance on how grammar is used in different ways for different purposes and in different social settings. In a series of revealing illustrations he also considers what learned and prominent people have said about English grammar over the centuries. Like its three companion volumes Making Sense will appeal to everyone interested in the English language and how to use it.

A History of German - What the Past Reveals about Today's Language (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Joseph Salmons A History of German - What the Past Reveals about Today's Language (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Joseph Salmons
R648 Discovery Miles 6 480 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book provides a detailed but accessible introduction to the development of the German language from the earliest reconstructable prehistory to the present day. Joe Salmons explores a range of topics in the history of the language, offering answers to questions such as: How did German come to have so many different dialects and close linguistic cousins like Dutch and Plattdeutsch? Why does German have 'umlaut' vowels and why do they play so many different roles in the grammar? Why are noun plurals so complicated? Are dialects dying out today? Does English, with all the words it loans to German, pose a threat to the language? This second edition has been extensively expanded and revised to include extended coverage of syntactic and pragmatic change throughout, expanded discussion of sociolinguistic aspects, language variation, and language contact, and more on the position of German in the Germanic family. The book is supported by a companion website and is suitable for language learners and teachers and students of linguistics, from undergraduate level upwards. The new edition also includes more detailed background information to make it more accessible for beginners.

Morphological Autonomy - Perspectives From Romance Inflectional Morphology (Hardcover): Martin Maiden, John Charles Smith,... Morphological Autonomy - Perspectives From Romance Inflectional Morphology (Hardcover)
Martin Maiden, John Charles Smith, Maria Goldbach, Marc-Olivier Hinzelin
R3,283 Discovery Miles 32 830 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book is about the nature of morphology and its place in the structure of grammar. Drawing on a wide range of aspects of Romance inflectional morphology, leading scholars present detailed arguments for the autonomy of morphology, ie morphology has phenomena and mechanisms of its own that are not reducible to syntax or phonology. But which principles and rules govern this independent component and which phenomena can be described or explicated by the mechanisms of the morphemic level? In shedding light on these questions, this volume constitutes a major contribution to Romance historical morphology in particular, and to our understanding of the nature and importance of morphomic structure in language change in general.

Measuring Grammatical Complexity (Hardcover): Frederick J. Newmeyer, Laurel B. Preston Measuring Grammatical Complexity (Hardcover)
Frederick J. Newmeyer, Laurel B. Preston
R2,171 Discovery Miles 21 710 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book examines the question of whether languages can differ in grammatical complexity and, if so, how relative complexity differences might be measured. The volume differs from others devoted to the question of complexity in language in that the authors all approach the problem from the point of view of formal grammatical theory, psycholinguistics, or neurolinguistics. Chapters investigate a number of key issues in grammatical complexity, taking phonological, morphological, syntactic, and semantic considerations into account. These include what is often called the 'trade-off problem', namely whether complexity in one grammatical component is necessarily balanced by simplicity in another; and the question of interpretive complexity, that is, whether and how one might measure the difficulty for the hearer in assigning meaning to an utterance and how such complexity might be factored in to an overall complexity assessment. Measuring Grammatical Complexity brings together a number of distinguished scholars in the field, and will be of interest to linguists of all theoretical stripes from advanced undergraduate level upwards, particularly those working in the areas of morphosyntax, psycholinguistics, neurolinguistics, and cognitive linguistics.

Inflectional Paradigms - Content and Form at the Syntax-Morphology Interface (Paperback): Gregory Stump Inflectional Paradigms - Content and Form at the Syntax-Morphology Interface (Paperback)
Gregory Stump
R627 Discovery Miles 6 270 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Sometimes dismissed as linguistically epiphenomenal, inflectional paradigms are, in reality, the interface of a language's morphology with its syntax and semantics. Drawing on abundant evidence from a wide range of languages (French, Hua, Hungarian, Kashmiri, Latin, Nepali, Noon, Old Norse, Sanskrit, Turkish, Twi and others), Stump examines a variety of mismatches between words' content and form, including morphomic patterns, defectiveness, overabundance, syncretism, suppletion, deponency and polyfunctionality. He demonstrates that such mismatches motivate a new grammatical architecture in which two kinds of paradigms are distinguished: content paradigms, which determine word forms' syntactic distribution and semantic interpretation, and form paradigms, which determine their inflectional realization. In this framework, the often nontrivial linkage between a lexeme's content paradigm and its stems' form paradigm is the nexus at which incongruities of content and form are resolved. Stump presents clear and precise analyses of a range of morphological phenomena in support of this theoretical innovation.

Word Structure (Paperback, 2nd Ed): Richard Coates Word Structure (Paperback, 2nd Ed)
Richard Coates
R606 Discovery Miles 6 060 Ships in 10 - 15 working days


Word Structure, provides a complete introduction to morphology, the study of the structure of words. Word Structure:
* examines how words work as part of the language system
* encourages readers to take an objective and analytic approach
* refers to a wealth of languages, including Turkish and Latin, to illustrate points raised
* provides clear and succinct summaries at the end of each unit.

eBook available with sample pages: 0203056469

History and Development of the Arabic Language (Paperback): Muhammad Al-Sharkawi History and Development of the Arabic Language (Paperback)
Muhammad Al-Sharkawi
R1,042 Discovery Miles 10 420 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

History and Development of the Arabic Language is a general introduction for students to the history of the Arabic language. It is divided into two parts; the pre-Islamic language up to the emergence of the first well-known works of Classical Arabic. Secondly, the transition from the pre-Islamic situation to the complex Arabic language forms after the emergence of Islam and the Arab conquests, both in Arabia and in the diaspora. The book focuses on the pre-Islamic linguistic situation, where the linguistic geography and relevant demographic aspects of pre-Islamic Arabia will be introduced. In addition, the book will also discuss the communicative contexts and varieties of Modern Arabic. The book includes readings, discussion questions and data sets to provide a complete textbook and resource for teachers and students of the history of Arabic.

International Investment Arbitration - Substantive Principles (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition): Campbell McLachlan, Laurence... International Investment Arbitration - Substantive Principles (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition)
Campbell McLachlan, Laurence Shore, Matthew Weiniger 2
R6,828 Discovery Miles 68 280 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This is the long-awaited second edition of this widely-referenced work on the substantive law principles of investment treaty arbitration. It forms a detailed critical review of the substantive principles of international law applied by investment arbitration tribunals, and a clear and comprehensive description of the present state of the law. The first edition met with immediate success as a result of the authors' achievement in describing and analysing the volume of law created, applied and analysed by tribunals. The second edition is fully updated to take account of the arbitration awards rendered in the period since 2007. Written by an internationally recognised author team, it is now the most comprehensive and up to date work in its field and no practitioner or academic can afford to be without it. Key areas of coverage include: the instruments under which investment disputes arise; the legal basis of treaty arbitration; dispute resolution and parallel proceedings; who is a foreign investor, including nationality issues and foreign control; what is an investment; investors' substantive rights, including fair and equitable treatment; expropriation; compensation and remedies. Arbitration of overseas investment disputes is one of the fastest growing areas of international dispute resolution. The exponential growth of international investment in recent years has led to the signature of over two thousand Bilateral Investment Treaties (BITs) between foreign states, in addition to a wealth of multilateral treaties and other forms of concession agreements. The legal principles that have developed in this area are subject to intense debate, and are still in a state of flux. While tribunals routinely state that they are applying principles of public international law to determine disputes, many of the principles applied have only been developed recently in the context of investment treaty arbitrations, and tribunals are often guided more by the approaches taken by other tribunals, than by pre-existing doctrines of public international law. International Investment Arbitration:Substantive Principles is an important contribution to the collection and codification of the current state of practice in this field.

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