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History of the English Language, Fifth Edition

By: Baugh, ALbert C.

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Edition: 5

Seller ID: 9780130151667

ISBN: 0130151661

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Comprehensive and balanced, this classic exploration of the history of the English language combines internal linguistic history and external cultural history--from the Middle Ages to the present. Emphasis is on the political, social and cultural forces that affect language. Reflects the latest trends and statistics of the last ten years in a revised and updated chapter 1, English Present and Future. Provides a new section on Gender Issues and Linguistic Change in Chapter 10. Includes a thorough revision of Chapter 11, The English Language in America, including updated material on African ... 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

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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

Aspects of the Theory of Syntax

By: Chomsky, Noam

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Publisher: 3/30/2011

Seller ID: MIT119

ISBN: MIT119

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Language and Materialism

By: Coward, Rosalind

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Seller ID: 071008627X

ISBN: 071008627X

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Introduction to Historical Linguistics

By: Crowley, Terry

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Publisher: OXFORD UNIV PR:

Edition: 4

Seller ID: 9780195365542

ISBN: 0195365542

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All languages change, just as other aspects of human society are constantly changing. This book is an introduction to the concepts and techniques of diachronic linguistics, the study of language change over time. It covers all themajor areas of historical linguistics, presenting concepts in a clear and concise way. Examples are given from a wide range of languages, with special emphasis on the languages of Australia and the Pacific. While the needs of undergraduate students of linguistics have been kept firmly in mind, the book will also be of interest to the general reader seeking to understa... View more info

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Sister Bernadette's Barking Dog: The Quirky History and Lost Art of Diagramming

By: Florey, Kitty

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Publisher: HARVEST BOOKS: 10/15/2012

Seller ID: 9780156034432

ISBN: 0156034433

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In its heyday, sentence diagramming was wildly popular in grammar schools across the country. Kitty Burns Florey learned the method in sixth grade from Sister Bernadette: "It was a bit like art, a bit like mathematics. It was a picture of language. I was hooked." Now, in this offbeat history, Florey explores the sentence-diagramming phenomenon, including its humble roots at the Brooklyn Polytechnic, its "balloon diagram" predecessor, and what diagrams of famous writers' sentences reveal about them. Along the way Florey offers up her own commonsense approach to learning and using good grammar. ... 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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Life with Two Languages: An Introduction to Bilingualism

By: Grosjean, Francois

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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

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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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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

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Speaking American: How Y’all, Youse , and You Guys Talk: A Visual Guide

By: Katz, Josh

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Found in Translation: How Language Shapes Our Lives and Transforms the World

By: Kelly, Nataly/Zetzsche, Jost

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Publisher: PERIGEE BOOKS:

Seller ID: 9780399537974

ISBN: 039953797X

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Translation. It's everywhere we look, but seldom seen--until now. "Found in Translation" reveals the surprising and complex ways that translation shapes the world. Covering everything from holy books to hurricane warnings and poetry to peace treaties, Nataly Kelly and Jost Zetzsche offer language lovers and pop culture fans alike an insider's view of the ways in which translation spreads culture, fuels the global economy, prevents wars, and stops the outbreak of disease. Examples include how translation plays a key role at Google, Facebook, NASA, the United Nations, the Olympics, and more.... View more info

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Euphemania: Our Love Affair with Euphemisms

By: Keyes, Ralph

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Publisher: LITTLE BROWN & CO INC:

Seller ID: 9780316056564

ISBN: 0316056561

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How did die become kick the bucket, underwear become unmentionables, and having an affair become hiking the Appalachian trail? Originally used to avoid blasphemy, honor taboos, and make nice, euphemisms have become embedded in the fabric of our language. EUPHEMANIA traces the origins of euphemisms from a tool of the church to a form of gentility to today's instrument of commercial, political, and postmodern doublespeak. As much social commentary as a book for word lovers, EUPHEMANIA is a lively and thought-provoking look at the power of words and our power over them. View more info

Course in Phonetics

By: Laefoged, Peter

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Seller ID: 0155151800

ISBN: 0155151800

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Language and its Structure

By: Langacker, Ronald

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Edition: 2

Seller ID: 015549192X

ISBN: 015549192X

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Language Diversity and Thought: A Reformulation of the Linguistic Relativity Hyp

By: Lucy, John A.

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Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR:

Seller ID: 9780521387972

ISBN: 0521387973

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Language Diversity and Thought examines the Sapir-Whorf linguistic relativity hypothesis: the proposal that the grammar of the particular language that we speak affects the way we think about reality. Adopting a historical approach, the book reviews the various lines of empirical inquiry that arose in America in response to the ideas of anthropologists Edward Sapir and Benjamin L. Whorf. John Lucy asks why there has been so little fruitful empirical research on this problem and what lessons can be learned from past work. He then proposes a new, more adequate approach to future empirical resear... View more info