Author: Leonard Bloomfield

Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publ.

ISBN: 9788120811966

Category: Grammar, Comparative and general

Page: 566

View: 5121

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.

The Social History of Language

Author: Peter Burke,Roy Porter

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521317634

Category: History

Page: 219

View: 1819

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

The State of the Language

Author: Leonard Michaels

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520037632

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 609

View: 2931

Considers a wide range of topics related to contemporary language

Language awareness

Author: Willis J. Edmondson

Publisher: Gunter Narr Verlag

ISBN: 9783823345855

Category: Language and languages

Page: 256

View: 9662


Language in South Africa

Author: Rajend Mesthrie,Mesthrie Rajend

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521791052

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 485

View: 3288

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

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521339834

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 415

View: 5452

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


The Basics

Author: R. L. Trask

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415340199

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 244

View: 8341

'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, Mind, and Knowledge

Author: Keith Gunderson

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 0816657793

Category: Science

Page: 432

View: 1901

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.

Fließend in drei Monaten

Wie Sie in kürzester Zeit jede Sprache erlernen

Author: Benny Lewis

Publisher: MVG Verlag

ISBN: 3864157358

Category: Cooking

Page: 256

View: 2471

Eine Sprache lernt man nicht nur, sondern man lebt sie. Benny Lewis ist Autodidakt und hat im Laufe der Zeit herausgefunden, worum es tatsächlich beim Lernen einer Sprache geht. In diesem Buch erklärt er, was es wirklich braucht, damit man jede Sprache in kürzester Zeit erlernt. Unerlässlich ist eine enorm hohe Motivation für das Erlernen der Sprache, und man muss sich trauen, die Sprache auch zu sprechen. Sei es durch eine persönliche Reise in das entsprechende Land, übers Internet oder durch einen Tandempartner. Darüber hinaus sollte man möglichst alles in der Fremdsprache tun, was Praxis bringt: Fernsehen schauen, Musik hören und lesen. Mit diesem Buch gibt der Autor Tipps für Eselsbrücken, um Vokabeln und die Grammatik einfacher zu erlernen, und er hilft dabei, die Herangehensweise an das Lernen so zu optimieren, dass es zu einem Kinderspiel wird. Sein Erfolg spiegelt sich im weltweit größten Sprachlernblog wider, mit dem er bereits Millionen Menschen dabei geholfen hat, eine neue Sprache zu erlernen.


Author: Stephen Everson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521357951

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 280

View: 1684

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

Dynamics of Language Contact

English and Immigrant Languages

Author: Michael G. Clyne

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521786485

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 282

View: 5524

Discusses disparate findings to examine the dynamics of contact between languages in an immigrant context.

Language and Minority Rights

Ethnicity, Nationalism and the Politics of Language

Author: Stephen May

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113683706X

Category: Education

Page: 448

View: 4966

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.

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: 6765

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 in South Africa

The Role of Language in National Transformation, Reconstruction and Development

Author: Victor N. Webb

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027218490

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 356

View: 2319

A discussion of the role which language, or, more properly, languages, can perform in the reconstruction and development of South Africa. The approach followed in this book is characterised by a numbers of features - its aim is to be factually based and theoretically informed.


The Cultural Tool

Author: Daniel L. Everett

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307907023

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 368

View: 2011

A bold and provocative study that presents language not as an innate component of the brain—as most linguists do—but as an essential tool unique to each culture worldwide. For years, the prevailing opinion among academics has been that language is embedded in our genes, existing as an innate and instinctual part of us. But linguist Daniel Everett argues that, like other tools, language was invented by humans and can be reinvented or lost. He shows how the evolution of different language forms—that is, different grammar—reflects how language is influenced by human societies and experiences, and how it expresses their great variety. For example, the Amazonian Pirahã put words together in ways that violate our long-held under-standing of how language works, and Pirahã grammar expresses complex ideas very differently than English grammar does. Drawing on the Wari’ language of Brazil, Everett explains that speakers of all languages, in constructing their stories, omit things that all members of the culture understand. In addition, Everett discusses how some cultures can get by without words for numbers or counting, without verbs for “to say” or “to give,” illustrating how the very nature of what’s important in a language is culturally determined. Combining anthropology, primatology, computer science, philosophy, linguistics, psychology, and his own pioneering—and adventurous—research with the Amazonian Pirahã, and using insights from many different languages and cultures, Everett gives us an unprecedented elucidation of this society-defined nature of language. In doing so, he also gives us a new understanding of how we think and who we are.

Language Death

Author: David Crystal

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521012713

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 198

View: 6377

Looks at the reasons languages fall into disuse and often become extinct.