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Horse, the Wheel, and Language: How Bronze-Age Riders from the Eurasian Steppes

By: Anthony, David W.

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Publisher: PRINCETON UNIV PR:

Seller ID: 9780691058870

ISBN: 0691058873

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Roughly half the world's population speaks languages derived from a shared linguistic source known as Proto-Indo-European. But who were the early speakers of this ancient mother tongue, and how did they manage to spread it around the globe? Until now their identity has remained a tantalizing mystery to linguists, archaeologists, and even Nazis seeking the roots of the Aryan race. "The Horse, the Wheel, and Language" lifts the veil that has long shrouded these original Indo-European speakers, and reveals how their domestication of horses and use of the wheel spread language and transformed c... View more info

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Linguistic Behaviour

By: Bennett, Jonathan

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Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR:

Seller ID: 0521297516

ISBN: 0521297516

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First published in 1976, this book presents a view of language as a matter of systematic communicative behaviour. Professor Bennett discusses the problems involved in topics such as teleology, belief and intention, form and content, meaning, convention, and syntactic structure, whilst underlining the importance of behaviour in both human and non-human forms of communication. For the major points of reference in Bennett's discussions, a select bibliography is included, which roots his thesis in a broader corpus of linguistic and philosophical study. This book will be of interest to the student ... View more info

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Bastard Tongues

By: Bickerton, Derek

Price: $6.00

Publisher: SIMON & SCHUSTER: 11/2/2013

Seller ID: 9780809028160

ISBN: 0809028166

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"Bastard Tongues "is an exciting, firsthand story of scientific discovery in an area of research close to the heart of what it means to be human--what language is, how it works, and how it passes from generation to generation, even where historical accidents have made normal transmission almost impossible. The story focuses on languages so low in the pecking order that many people don't regard them as languages at all--Creole languages spoken by descendants of slaves and indentured laborers in plantation colonies all over the world. The story is told by Derek Bickerton, who has spent more than... View more info

Conversations on the Plurality of Worlds

By: Bovier de Fontenelle, BErnard

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Seller ID: 9780520071711D

ISBN: 9780520071711D

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Mother Tongue: English and How It Got That Way

By: Bryson, Bill

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Publisher: AVON BOOKS: 7/7/2016

Seller ID: 9780380715435

ISBN: 0380715430

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With dazzling wit and astonishing insight, Bill Bryson--the acclaimed author of The Lost Continent--brilliantly explores the remarkable history, eccentricities, resilience and sheer fun of the English language. From the first descent of the larynx into the throat (why you can talk but your dog can't), to the fine lost art of swearing, Bryson tells the fascinating, often uproarious story of an inadequate, second-rate tongue of peasants that developed into one of the world's largest growth industries. View more info

Mother Tongue

By: Bryson, Bill

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Seller ID: 9780140143058

ISBN: 014014305X

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Aspects of the Theory of Syntax

By: Chomsky, Noam

Price: $4.00

Publisher: 3/30/2011

Seller ID: MIT119

ISBN: MIT119

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Language and Materialism

By: Coward, Rosalind

Price: $3.00

Seller ID: 071008627X

ISBN: 071008627X

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Encyclopedia of the English Language

By: Crystal, David

Price: $8.00

Publisher: 11/9/2009

Seller ID: 9780521401791

ISBN: 0521401798

Condition: USED


English is arguably the nearest thing we have to a world language, and yet it is a language with a wealth of varieties, dialects, and traditions, all developing in different ways and at different speeds. This book is a superbly written and illustrated exploration of the history, structure, and use of English throughout the world. World-renowned linguist and author, David Crystal, explores the many facets and varieties of the English language, bringing life to this large and complex subject. He begins with the origins of English in Anglo-Saxon times and follows the growth of the language to the... View more info

Unfolding of Language

By: Deutscher, Guy

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Seller ID: 9780739465325

ISBN: 0739465325

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Dreaming in Chinese: Mandarin Lessons In Life, Love, And Language

By: Fallows, Deborah

Price: $5.00

Publisher: FRANK R WALKER CO (IL):

Seller ID: 9780802779144

ISBN: 080277914X

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Deborah Fallows has spent a lot of her life learning languages and traveling around the world. But nothing prepared her for the surprises of learning Mandarin, China's most common language, or the intensity of living in Shanghai and Beijing. Over time, she realized that her struggles and triumphs in studying learning the language of her adopted home provided small clues to deciphering behavior and habits of its people, and its culture's conundrums. As her skill with Mandarin increased, bits of the language - a word, a phrase, an oddity of grammar - became windows into understanding romance, hu... View more info

Talk on the Wild Side: Why Language Can't Be Tamed

By: Greene, Lane

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Seller ID: 9781610398336

ISBN: 1610398335

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Words That Make a Difference: And How to Use Them in a Masterly Way

By: Greenman, RObert

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Seller ID: 9781929154050

ISBN: 1929154054

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Life with Two Languages: An Introduction to Bilingualism

By: Grosjean, Francois

Price: $5.50

Edition: 2

Seller ID: 9780674530928

ISBN: 0674530926

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Many people consider bilinguals to be exceptional, yet almost half the world's population speaks more than one language. Bilingualism is found in every country of the world, in every class of society, in all age groups. "Life with Two Languages" is the first book to provide a complete and authoritative look at the nature of the bilingual experience. Francois Grosjean, himself a bilingual, covers the topic from each of its many angles in order to provide a balanced introduction to this fascinating phenomenon. Grosjean discusses the political and social situations that arise when languag... View more info

Silent Language

By: Hall, Edward T.

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Seller ID: 9780385055499D

ISBN: 9780385055499D

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Thank You for Arguing, Third Edition: What Aristotle, Lincoln, and Homer Simpson

By: Heinrichs, Jay

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Seller ID: 9780804189934

ISBN: 0804189935

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How to Keep Your Language Alive: A Commonsense Approach to One-on-One Language L

By: Hinton, Leanne/Vera, Matt/Stee

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Publisher: HEYDAY BOOKS:

Seller ID: 9781890771423

ISBN: 1890771422

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Nonfiction. Reference. Language Arts. HOW TO KEEP YOUR LANGUAGE ALIVE is a manual for students of all languages, from Yurok to Yiddish, Washoe to Welsh, complete with exercises that can--and should--be done in the most ordinary of settings. Awash in worldwide accounts of dying languages, author Leanne Hinton and a group of dedicated language activists are doing something about it: they have created a master-apprentice language program, a one-on-one approach that has been remarkably successful in ensuring that new speakers will take the place of those, often elderly, who are fluent in endangere... View more info

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Communicating Ideas: The Politics of Scholarly Publishing

By: Horowitz, Irving Louis

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Publisher: TRANSACTION PUBL:

Edition: 2

Seller ID: 0887388981

ISBN: 0887388981

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Communicating Ideas is the first attempt to place publishing in America in its political and commercial setting. The book addresses the political implications of scholarly communication in the era of the new computerized technology. Horowitz does so by examining classic problems of political theory in the context of property rights versus the presumed right to know, and the special strains involved in publishing as a business versus information as a public trust Offering a knowledgeable and insightful view of publishing in America and abroad, this book makes an important contribution to th... View more info

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Swearing: A Social History of Foul Language, Oaths, and Profanity in English

By: Hughes, Geoffrey

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Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP:

Seller ID: 9780140267075

ISBN: 0140267077

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Swearing in the English language has a long history that encompasses a rich variety of modes, including heroic oaths, sacred undertakings, profane and blasphemous curses, taboo insults charged with sexual and excremental "four-letter" words, competitive foul language, and racist "hate speech." Tracing the history of this intriguing cultural phenomenon from its Anglo-Saxon traditions and those of the Middle Ages, through Shakespeare, the Enlightenment, and the Victorian Era to the Lady Chatterley's Lover trial and various current trends, Geoffrey Hughes explores a fascinating, little-discussed,... View more info

Alchemy of English: The Spread, Functions, and Models of Non-native Englishes

By: Kachru, Braj B.

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Publisher: UNIV OF ILLINOIS PR:

Seller ID: 0252061721

ISBN: 0252061721

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