The Social History Of Language

Author: Peter Burke
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521317634
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This volume of essays brings together work by social historians of Britain, France and Italy.


Author: Leonard Bloomfield
Editor: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226060675
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Perhaps the single most influential work of general linguistics published in this century, Leonard Bloomfield's Language is both a masterpiece of textbook writing and a classic of scholarship. Intended as an introduction to the field of linguistics, it revolutionized the field when it appeared in 1933 and became the major text of the American descriptivist school.

Language In South Africa

Author: Rajend Mesthrie
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521791052
Size: 17,14 MB
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This is a comprehensive and wide-ranging guide to language and society in South Africa. The book surveys the most important language groupings in the region in terms of pre-colonial and colonial history; contact between the different language varieties (leading to language loss, pidginization, creolization and new mixed varieties). It examines language and public policy issues associated with the transition to a post-apartheid society and its eleven official languages. All the chapters are informed by the importance of socio-political history in understanding questions of language.

Language In Australia

Author: Suzanne Romaine
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521339834
Size: 11,93 MB
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Linguists and non-linguists will find in this volume a guide and reference source to the rich linguistic heritage of Australia.

The Signs Of Language

Author: Edward S. Klima
Editor: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674807969
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Probes the biological development and form of human language by examining the properties, symbols, structure, grammatical processes, and use of American Sign Language in relation to spoken language

Language In The Usa

Author: Charles A. Ferguson
Editor: CUP Archive
ISBN: 9780521298346
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Grouped under four headings -- American English, Languages before English, Languages after English and Language in use -- these essays lay to rest some myths about the monolingual nature of language in America and set forth the problems that must be confronted as a consequence of language and cultural pluralism. The essays of the first group range from U.S. language heritage to black American language. The second group deals with American Indian languages and New World Spanish. The last two groups deal with ethnic language varieties and various other topics.

An Introduction To Language

Author: Victoria Fromkin
Editor: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1133310680
Size: 18,66 MB
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Assuming no prior knowledge of linguistics, AN INTRODUCTION TO LANGUAGE, Tenth Edition, is appropriate for a variety of fields--including education, languages, psychology, cognitive science, anthropology, English, and teaching English as a Second Language (TESL)--at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. This completely updated edition retains the clear descriptions, humor, and seamless pedagogy that have made the book a perennial best-seller, while adding new information and exercises that render each topic fresh, engaging, and current. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Language Of Thought

Author: Jerry A. Fodor
Editor: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674510302
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In a compelling defense of the speculative approach to the philosophy of mind, Jerry Fodor argues that, while our best current theories of cognitive psychology view many higher processes as computational, computation itself presupposes an internal medium of representation. Fodor's prime concerns are to buttress the notion of internal representation from a philosophical viewpoint, and to determine those characteristics of this conceptual construct using the empirical data available from linguistics and cognitive psychology.

Language Planning And Social Change

Author: Robert L. Cooper
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521336413
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This book describes the ways in which politicians, church officials, generals, and other leaders try to influence our use of language. Using many examples, Professor Cooper argues that language planning is never attempted for its own sake, but rather for the attainment of nonlinguistic ends. Examples discussed include the revival of Hebrew as a spoken language, feminist campaigns to eliminate sexist bias in language, adult literacy campaigns, the plain language movement, efforts to distinguish American from British spelling, the American bilingual education movement, the creation of writing systems for unwritten languages, and campaigns to rid languages of foreign terms. This is the first book to define the field of language planning and relate it to other aspects of social planning and to social change.


Author: R. L. Trask
Editor: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415340199
Size: 16,49 MB
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'Language: The Basics', gently introduces beginning students and general readers to the study of language. Written in an engaging and entertaining style, this book provides a clear overview of the key topics and an explanation of the basic terms and ideas.