Author: Leonard Bloomfield

Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publ.

ISBN: 9788120811966

Category: Grammar, Comparative and general

Page: 566

View: 659

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: 4831

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.

Language awareness

Author: Willis J. Edmondson

Publisher: Gunter Narr Verlag

ISBN: 9783823345855

Category: Language and languages

Page: 256

View: 5463


Sustaining Language

Essays in Applied Ecolinguistics

Author: Alwin Fill,Hermine Penz

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 9783825898588

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 301

View: 1802

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.


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: 1545

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: 8806

'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 Contact

Theoretical and Empirical Studies

Author: Ernst Håkon Jahr

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110128024

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 234

View: 2499


The State of the Language

Author: Leonard Michaels

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520037632

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 609

View: 2508

Considers a wide range of topics related to contemporary language

Arabic as Minority Language (owens) Csl 83

Author: Jonathan Owens

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110165784

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 458

View: 7555

The present book will be the first to center on the status of Arabic as a minority language. In the first instance it will focus attention on the existence of many varieties of Arabic outside of the Arabic world. It will further contribute to the growing literature on minority languages, placing a special emphasis on the relationship between minority status and language form.

The Social History of Language

Author: Peter Burke,Roy Porter

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521317634

Category: History

Page: 219

View: 9869

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

Language Awareness und bilingualer Unterricht

eine komparative Studie

Author: Sylvia Fehling

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9783631574805

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 328

View: 3910

Diese Studie verfolgt das Ziel, den Einfluss von bilingualem Unterricht auf die Entwicklung von Language Awareness bei Schulerinnen und Schulern zu erforschen. Dabei wird untersucht, welche Unterschiede zwischen der Language Awareness bei monolingual und bilingual Unterrichteten bestehen. Bei der empirischen Untersuchung handelt es sich um eine zweijahrige Longitudinalstudie, bei der Daten zu vier Messzeitpunkten erhoben und sowohl qualitative als auch quantitative Methoden im Sinne einer Triangulation verknupft wurden. Die Untersuchung wurde an drei hessischen Gymnasien mit bilingual deutsch-englischem Zug in den Klassen 7 und 8 durchgefuhrt. Die Datenerhebung erfolgte anhand von Fragebogen, eines Language Awareness-Tests sowie eines kognitiven Fahigkeitstests. Die Daten wurden mittels statistischer Verfahren wie z.B. Signifikanztests und qualitativen Inhaltsanalysen ausgewertet und interpretiert."

Language in the Americas

Author: Joseph Harold Greenberg

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804713153

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 438

View: 1920

This book is concerned primarily with the evidence for the validity of a genetic unit, Amerind, embracing the vast majority of New World languages. The only languages excluded are those belonging to the Na-Dene and Eskimo- Aleut families. It examines the now widely held view that Haida, the most distant language genetically, is not to be included in Na-Dene. It confined itself to Sapir's data, although the evidence could have been buttressed considerably by the use of more recent materials. What survives is a body of evidence superior to that which could be adduced under similar restrictions for the affinity of Albanian, Celtic, and Armenian, all three universally recognized as valid members of the Indo-European family of languages. A considerable number of historical hypotheses emerge from the present and the forthcoming volumes. Of these, the most fundamental bears on the question of the peopling of the Americas. If the results presented in this volume and in the companion volume on Eurasiatic are valid, the classification of the world's languages based on genetic criteria undergoes considerable simplification.

About Language

Tasks for Teachers of English

Author: Scott Thornbury

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521427207

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 269

View: 6511

This book raises the issue of what a teacher needs to know about English in order to teach it effectively. It leads teachers to awareness of the language through a wide range of tasks which involve them in analysing English to discover its underlying system.


Author: Stephen Everson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521357951

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 280

View: 9115

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

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: 2762


Language in the USA

Author: Charles A. Ferguson,Shirley Brice Heath,David Hwang

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780521298346

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 592

View: 6820

Looks at American English, American Indian languages, North American Spanish, and other immigrant languages, and the forces that have influenced our language patterns


An Introduction to the Study of Speech

Author: Edward Sapir

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486437442

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 200

View: 1845

An expert, accessible study, this book asks and answers fundamental questions about how language works, its regional variations, and its cultural and historical roles. The author relates linguistic issues to a broad spectrum of other areas, including the part played by language in the nature of thought and in artistic expression. No finer introduction to the subject exists, and this work's direct style and thought-provoking topics extend its appeal beyond the classroom.