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Web Data Management

Serge Abiteboul*, Ioana Manolescu*, Philippe Rigaux, Marie-Christine Rousset, and Pierre Senellart§

(*INRIA Saclay, Conservatoire Nationale des Arts et Métiers, University of Grenoble, §Télécom ParisTech)

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012, xiv+435 pp; hardbound, ISBN 978-1-107-01243-1, $75.00

Understanding Vagueness: Logical, Philosophical, and Linguistic Perspectives

Petr Cinula, Christian G. Fermüller, Lluís Godo, and Petr Hájek (editors)

London: College Publications (Studies in Logic series, edited by Dov Gabbay, volume 36), 2011, viii+421 pp; paperbound, ISBN 978-1-84890-037-0, £14.50

Human Information Interaction: An Ecological Approach to Information Behavior

Raya Fidel

(University of Washington)

Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2012, xv+348 pp; hardbound, ISBN 978-0-262-01700-8, $35.00, £24.95

*The Interactive Stance: Meaning for Conversation

Jonathan Ginzburg

(Université Paris–Diderot)

Oxford University Press, 2012, xiii+416 pp; hardbound, ISBN 978-0-19-969792-2, £70.00

Software Abstractions: Logic, Language, and Analysis (revised edition)

Daniel Jackson

(Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2012, xviii+354 pp; hardbound, ISBN 978-0-262-01715-2, $40.00

Interpreting Motion: Grounded Representations for Spatial Language

Inderjeet Mani* and James Pustejovsky

(*Children’s Organization of Southeast Asia and Brandeis University)

Oxford University Press (Explorations in Language and Space series, edited by Emile Van Der Zee), 2012, xiii+166 pp; hardbound, ISBN 978-0-19-960124-0, £60.00

Corpus Linguistics

Tony McEnery and Andrew Hardie

(Lancaster University)

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (Cambridge textbooks in linguistics), 2012, xv+294 pp; hardbound, ISBN 978-0-521-83851-1, $110.00; paperbound, ISBN 978-0-521-54736-9, $39.99

The Primacy of Grammar

Nirmalangshu Mukherji

(University of Delhi)

Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2010, xix+278 pp; paperbound, ISBN 978-0-262-51743-0, $21.00

The Neural Architecture of Grammar

Stephen E. Nadeau

(Malcolm Randall VA Medical Center)

Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2012, xv+204 pp; hardbound, ISBN 978-0-262-01702-2, $40.00

Corpus-based Studies in Language Use, Language Learning, and Language Documentation [Selected Papers from the Conference of the American Association for Corpus Linguistics, Edmonton, October 2009]

John Newman, Harald Baayen, and Sally Rice (editors)

Amsterdam: Rodopi (Language and Computers: Studies in Practical Linguistics, vol. 73), 2011, v+297 pp; hardbound, ISBN 978-90-420-3401-3, €60.00

*The Voice in the Machine: Building Computers that Understand Speech

Roberto Pieraccini

(International Computer Science Institute, Berkeley)

Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2012, xxviii+325 pp; hardbound, ISBN 978-0-262-01685-8, $35.00

Mining of Massive Datasets

Anand Rajaraman* and Jeffrey David Ullman

(*Walmart Global eCommerce and Stanford University)

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012, x+315 pp; hardbound, ISBN 978-1-107-01535-7, $65.00

Discourse Processing

Manfred Stede

(University of Potsdam)

Morgan & Claypool (Synthesis Lectures on Human Language Technologies, edited by Graeme Hirst, volume 15), 2011, ix+155 pp; paperbound, ISBN 978-1-60845-734-2, $40.00; ebook, ISBN 978-1-60845-735-9, $30.00 or by subscription

Taking Scope: The Natural Semantics of Quantifiers

Mark Steedman

(University of Edinburgh)

Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2012, xviii+306 pp; hardbound, ISBN 978-0-262-01707-7, $35.00

*Design Patterns in Fluid Construction Grammar

Luc Steels (editor)

(Universitat Pompeu Fabra and Sony Computer Science Laboratory, Paris)

John Benjamins Publishing Company (Constructional Approaches to Language series, edited by Mirjam Fried and Jan-Ola Östman, volume 11), 2012, xi+332 pp; hardbound, ISBN 978-90-272-0433-2, €99.00, $149.00

Experiments in Cultural Language Evolution

Luc Steels (editor)

(Universitat Pompeu Fabra and Sony Computer Science Laboratory, Paris)

John Benjamins Publishing Company

(Advances in Interaction Studies series, edited by Kerstin Dautenhahn and Angelo Cangelosi, volume 3), 2012, xii+306 pp; hardbound, ISBN 978-90-272-0456-1, €99.00, $149.00