Author: Leonard Bloomfield

Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publ.

ISBN: 9788120811966

Category: Grammar, Comparative and general

Page: 566

View: 1172

The book presents the fundamentals of Linguistics and the historical survey of languages to the reader without any complication and obscurity. It is a valuable book for students and scholars of linguistics.The author has followed the traditional order of presentation. He begins with the survey of languages of the world, proceeds with the study of phonetic structure, gramatical forms, syntax and morphology, each being the indispensable preliminary to the study of the ensuing one.

Language, Mind, and Knowledge

Author: Keith Gunderson

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 0816657793

Category: Science

Page: 432

View: 3764

Language, Mind, and Knowledge was first published in 1975. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions. This is Volume VII of the Minnesota Studies in the Philosophy of Science, a series published in cooperation with the Minnesota Center for Philosophy of Science at the University of Minnesota and edited by Herbert Feigl and Grover Maxwell. Professor Maxwell is the present director of the Center. Some of the papers in this volume were presented at or grew out of a conference on the philosophy of language which was held at the Center under the direction of Professor Gunderson. Others were written independently. The aim of the book, like that of the conference, is to assemble a wide variety of approaches to issues in the philosophy of language with emphasis on the ways in which the issues involved have bearing on other matters such as linguistic theory, cognitive psychology, the philosophy of mind, and epistemology. There are twelve papers by eleven contributors: "Languages and Language" by David Lewis; "Logic and Language: An Examination of Recent Criticisms of Internationalism" by Jerrold J. Katz; "The Meaning of 'Meaning'" by Hilary Putnam; "Reference and Context" by Charles Chastain; "Language, Thought, and Communication" by Gilbert Harman; "Knowledge of Language" by Noam Chomsky; "Language, Rules, and Complex Behavior" by Michael D. Root; "A Taxonomy of Illocutionary Acts" by John R. Searle; "On What We Know" by Zeno Vendler; "Vendler on Knowledge and Belief" by Bruce Aune; "Reply to Professor Aune" by Zeno Vendler; "Brain Writing and Mind Reading" by D.C. Dennett.

The State of the Language

Author: Leonard Michaels

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520037632

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 609

View: 613

Considers a wide range of topics related to contemporary language

The Social History of Language

Author: Peter Burke,Roy Porter

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521317634

Category: History

Page: 219

View: 5815

This volume of essays brings together work by social historians of Britain, France and Italy.


Competence, Change, Contact

Author: Annikki Koskensalo,John Smeds,Angel Huguet,Rudolf De Cillia

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 364310801X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 286

View: 5339

As speakers of different languages interact, language contact will occur. Language contact will necessarily lead to language change for both parties involved in such contact. As languages change, the issue of competence becomes problematic. Who has the right to say what language will be taught in schools, or what kind of language will be published in the press and spoken in the media in a world where languages constantly change? The articles in this collection refer to several language areas in Europe, from the North (Scandinavia), the South (Spain / Balkan), the East (Ukraine / Russia), as well as the Center (Austria / Germany) and includes one contribution on Canada. They present different cases of language competence and assessment, languages in contact in different settings, and language changes which are related to applied linguistics, both from a sociolinguistic and an educational linguistic point of view. (Series: Poetry - Truth - Language / Dichtung - Wahrheit - Sprache - Vol. 11)


The Basics

Author: R. L. Trask

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415340199

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 244

View: 9068

'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.

Language in Australia

Author: Suzanne Romaine

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521339834

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 415

View: 904

Linguists and non-linguists will find in this volume a guide and reference source to the rich linguistic heritage of Australia.

Lectures on the Science of Language

Delivered at the Royal Institution of Great Britain in April, May, & June, 1861

Author: Friedrich Max Müller

Publisher: London : Longman, Green, Longman, and Roberts


Category: Comparative linguistics

Page: 432

View: 6636


Language awareness

Author: Willis J. Edmondson

Publisher: Gunter Narr Verlag

ISBN: 9783823345855

Category: Language and languages

Page: 256

View: 773


Adult Language Acquisition: Volume 2, The Results

Cross-Linguistic Perspectives

Author: Clive Perdue,European Science Foundation

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521417099

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 300

View: 9914

These two volumes present the methodology and results of an international research project on second language acquisition by adult immigrants. This project went beyond other studies in at least three respects: in the number of languages studied simultaneously; in the organisation of co-ordinated longitudinal studies in different linguistic environments; and in the type and range of linguistic phenomena investigated. It placed the study of second languages and inter-ethnic discourse on a firm empirical footing. Volume 1 explains and evaluates the research design adopted for the project. Volume 2 summarises the cross-linguistic results, under two main headings: native/non-native speaker interaction, and language production. Together they present the reader with a complete research procedure, and in doing so, make explicit the links between research questions, methodology, and results.


Author: Stephen Everson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521357951

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 280

View: 475

This book is concerned to expound and analyse ancient theories of language.

Language and Minority Rights

Ethnicity, Nationalism and the Politics of Language

Author: Stephen May

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113683706X

Category: Education

Page: 448

View: 5816

The second edition addresses new theoretical and empirical developments since its initial publication, including the burgeoning influence of globalization and the relentless rise of English as the current world language. May’s broad position, however, remains largely unchanged. He argues that the causes of many of the language-based conflicts in the world today still lie with the nation-state and its preoccupation with establishing a 'common' language and culture via mass education. The solution, he suggests, is to rethink nation-states in more culturally and linguistically plural ways while avoiding, at the same time, essentializing the language-identity link. This edition, like the first, adopts a wide interdisciplinary framework, drawing on sociolinguistics, applied linguistics, sociology, political theory, education and law. It also includes new discussions of cosmopolitanism, globalization, the role of English, and language and mobility, highlighting the ongoing difficulties faced by minority language speakers in the world today.

History of Language

Author: Steven Roger Fischer

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 9781861890801

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

View: 5473

Steven Roger Fischer's fascinating book charts the history of communication from the time before human language was conceived through to the media explosion of the present day. - BOOK JACKET.

Language and Gesture

Author: David McNeill

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521777612

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 409

View: 5803

Landmark study on the role of gestures in relation to speech and thought.

Sustaining Language

Essays in Applied Ecolinguistics

Author: Alwin Fill,Hermine Penz

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 9783825898588

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 301

View: 1317

Can language diversity be sustained on this earth? Can the resource language be used in a sustainable way? The essays in this volume address language loss in the age of globalization and discuss how language construes our view of Nature and Environment. The volume is also a plea for using an ecolinguistic perspective in school teaching Alwin Fill is professor of English Linguistics at the University of Graz (Austria). Hermine Penz is assistant Professor of English Studies at the University of Graz.

Language Policy

Hidden Agendas and New Approaches

Author: Elana Shohamy,Senior Lecturer School of Education Elana Shohamy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134333528

Category: Education

Page: 185

View: 4141

Policies concerning language use are increasingly tested in an age of frequent migration and cultural synthesis. With conflicting factors and changing political climates influencing the policy-makers, Elana Shohamy considers the effects that these policies have on the real people involved. Using examples from the US and UK, she shows how language policies are promoted and imposed, overtly and covertly, across different countries and in different contexts. Concluding with arguments for a more democratic and open approach to language policy and planning, the final note is one of optimism, suggesting strategies for resistance to language attrition and ways to protect the linguistic rights of groups and individuals.

Language, a Right and a Resource

Approaching Linguistic Human Rights

Author: Mikl¢s Kontra

Publisher: Central European University Press

ISBN: 9789639116641

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 346

View: 8684

"This study broadens our knowledge of the important role of language in minority rights and in social and political struggles for LHRs. Exploring the interactions of linguistic diversity, biodiversity, the free market and human rights, the contributors present case studies to highlight such issues as Kurdish satellite TV attempting to create a virtual state on the air through trying to achieve basic LHRs for Kurds in Turkey; the implementation of LHRs in the Baltic states; language rights activism in Canada; the spread of English as an international language; and the obstacles met in education by Roma and the Deaf in Hungary because of lack of appropriate LHRs." "Language: A Right and a Resource is a multi-disciplinary text which can be used in a variety of different areas of study in the legal profession, linguistics, cultural and political studies."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Garner on Language and Writing

Selected Essays and Speeches of Bryan A. Garner

Author: Bryan A. Garner

Publisher: American Bar Association

ISBN: 9781604424454

Category: Law

Page: 839

View: 4768

Since the 1987 appearance of A Dictionary of Modern Legal Usage, Bryan A. Garner has proved to be a versatile and prolific writer on legal-linguistic subjects. This collection of his essays shows both profound scholarship and sharp wit. The essays cover subjects as wide-ranging as learning to write, style, persuasion, contractual and legislative drafting, grammar, lexicography, writing in law school, writing in law practice, judicial writing, and all the literature relating to these diverse subjects.