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The Study of Language

The Study of Language

  • Author: George Yule
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1139867970
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: N.A
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This bestselling textbook provides an engaging and user-friendly introduction to the study of language. Assuming no prior knowledge of the subject, Yule presents information in bite-sized sections, clearly explaining the major concepts in linguistics – from how children learn language to why men and women speak differently, through all the key elements of language. This fifth edition has been revised and updated with new figures and tables, additional topics, and numerous new examples using languages from across the world. To increase student engagement and to foster problem-solving and critical thinking skills, the book includes thirty new tasks. An expanded and revised online study guide provides students with further resources, including answers and tutorials for all tasks, while encouraging lively and proactive learning. This is the most fundamental and easy-to-use introduction to the study of language.

The Study of Language

The Study of Language

  • Author: George Yule
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1139867970
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: N.A
  • View: 9471
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This bestselling textbook provides an engaging and user-friendly introduction to the study of language. Assuming no prior knowledge of the subject, Yule presents information in bite-sized sections, clearly explaining the major concepts in linguistics – from how children learn language to why men and women speak differently, through all the key elements of language. This fifth edition has been revised and updated with new figures and tables, additional topics, and numerous new examples using languages from across the world. To increase student engagement and to foster problem-solving and critical thinking skills, the book includes thirty new tasks. An expanded and revised online study guide provides students with further resources, including answers and tutorials for all tasks, while encouraging lively and proactive learning. This is the most fundamental and easy-to-use introduction to the study of language.

An Introduction to the Study of Language

An Introduction to the Study of Language

  • Author: Leonard Bloomfield
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Grammar, Comparative and general
  • Page: 355
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The Study of Language 6th Edition

The Study of Language 6th Edition

  • Author: George Yule
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1316776786
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
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This bestselling textbook provides an engaging and user-friendly introduction to the study of language. Assuming no prior knowledge of the subject, Yule presents information in bite-sized sections, clearly explaining the major concepts in linguistics through all the key elements of language. This sixth edition has been revised and updated throughout, with substantial changes made to the chapters on phonetics, grammar and syntax, and eighty new study questions. To increase student engagement and to foster problem-solving and critical thinking skills, the book also includes twenty new tasks. An expanded and revised online study guide provides students with further resources, including answers and tutorials for all tasks, while encouraging lively and proactive learning. This is the most fundamental and easy-to-use introduction to the study of language.

New Horizons in the Study of Language and Mind

New Horizons in the Study of Language and Mind

  • Author: Noam Chomsky
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521658225
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 230
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Outstanding and unique contribution to the philosophical study of language and mind by Noam Chomsky.

Language and the Study of Language

Language and the Study of Language

Twelve Lectures on the Principles of Linguistic Science

  • Author: William Dwight Whitney
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Comparative linguistics
  • Page: 504
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Why Do Linguistics?

Why Do Linguistics?

Reflective Linguistics and the Study of Language

  • Author: Fiona English,Tim Marr
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1441123091
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 256
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What do we need to know about language and why do we need to know it? This book shows how viewing the world through a linguistics lens can help us to understand how we communicate with each other and why we do it in the ways we do. Above all this book is about noticing. It is about encouraging readers to pay attention to the language that surrounds them. The book addresses fundamental linguistic questions such as: Where do people's beliefs about language come from? Who decides what language we should speak? How do we choose the best way to express what we mean? It introduces a set of practical tools for language analysis and, using examples of authentic communicative activity including overheard conversations, Facebook posts and public announcements, shows how this kind of analysis works and what it can tell us about social interaction. Exploring language and language use from a social, intercultural and multilingual perspective, the authors demonstrate the relevance of linguistics in understanding day-to-day interaction. This book will help readers not only to become informed, active observers of language for its own sake, but also to be able to take on and challenge some of the misconceptions, assumptions and prejudices that so often underlie public discussion of language issues.

The Study of Language and Translation

The Study of Language and Translation

  • Author: Willy Vandeweghe
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 200
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The volume contains a selection of papers from the congress on the topic of 'The Study of Language and Translation', held in Ghent in January 2006. Its theme is the interface between Linguistics and Translation Studies. The volume hosts contributions from leading scholars in the field such as Mona Baker, Andrew Chesterman, Christiane Nord, and others. Some articles are theoretical but the majority relies on empirical data. Many of those are in some way or another tributary to the corpus approach, with translation universals as a recurring theme. Various methodologies are suggested for the investigation of similarities, metacommunication, borrowings, collocations, and other topics. The differences between translations and their source texts and those between translated and non-translated texts are explored in various ways. The findings yield hypotheses about the mechanisms in the process of translation and the cognitive viewpoint is never far away. As a whole, the volume presents the richness of the field of descriptive Translation Studies and the complexities involved in its linguistic approach.

Formal Models in the Study of Language

Formal Models in the Study of Language

Applications in Interdisciplinary Contexts

  • Author: Joanna Blochowiak,Cristina Grisot,Stephanie Durrleman,Christopher Laenzlinger
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3319488325
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 475
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This volume presents articles that focus on the application of formal models in the study of language in a variety of innovative ways, and is dedicated to Jacques Moeschler, professor at University of Geneva, to mark the occasion of his 60th birthday. The contributions, by seasoned and budding linguists of all different linguistic backgrounds, reflect Jacques Moeschler’s diverse and visionary research over the years. The book contains three parts. The first part shows how different formal models can be applied to the analysis of such diverse problems as the syntax, semantics and pragmatics of tense, aspect and deictic expressions, syntax and pragmatics of quantifiers and semantics and pragmatics of connectives and negation. The second part presents the application of formal models to the treatment of cognitive issues related to the use of language, and in particular, demonstrating cognitive accounts of different types of human interactions, the context in utterance interpretation (salience, inferential comprehension processes), figurative uses of language (irony pretence), the role of syntax in Theory of Mind in autism and the analysis of the aesthetics of nature. Finally, the third part addresses computational and corpus-based approaches to natural language for investigating language variation, language universals and discourse related issues. This volume will be of great interest to syntacticians, pragmaticians, computer scientists, semanticians and psycholinguists.

Theory Groups and the Study of Language in North America

Theory Groups and the Study of Language in North America

A Social History

  • Author: Stephen O. Murray
  • Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
  • ISBN: 9027245568
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 594
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Theory Groups in the Study of Language in North America provides a detailed social history of traditions and "revolutionary" challenges to traditions within North American linguistics, especially within 20th-century anthropological linguistics. After showing substantial differences between Bloomfield's and neo-Bloomfieldian theorizing, Murray shows that early transformational-generative work on syntax grew out of neo-Bloomfieldian structuralism, and was promoted by neo-Bloomfieldian gatekeepers, in particular longtime Language editor Bernard Bloch. The central case studies of the book contrast the (increasingly) "revolutionary rhetoric" of transformational-generative grammarians with rhetorics of continuity emitted by two linguistic anthropology groupings that began simultaneously with TGG in the late-1950s, the ethnography of communication and ethnoscience.

Formal Methods in the Study of Language

Formal Methods in the Study of Language

  • Author: Jeroen A. G. Groenendijk,Theo M. V. Janssen,M. B. J. Stokhof
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Formal languages
  • Page: 599
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Language in Mind

Language in Mind

Advances in the Study of Language and Thought

  • Author: Dedre Gentner,Susan Goldin-Meadow
  • Publisher: MIT Press
  • ISBN: 9780262571630
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 528
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Contemporary investigations of the Whorfian idea that language influences how we perceive and understand the world.

Introduction to the Study of the History of Language

Introduction to the Study of the History of Language

  • Author: Herbert Augustus Strong,Willem Sijbrand Logeman,Benjamin Ide Wheeler
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Comparative linguistics
  • Page: 435
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Functionalist and Usage-based Approaches to the Study of Language

Functionalist and Usage-based Approaches to the Study of Language

In honor of Joan L. Bybee

  • Author: K. Aaron Smith,Dawn Nordquist
  • Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company
  • ISBN: 9027264481
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 250
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The contributions to this volume honor Joan Bybee’s 2005 LSA Presidential address “Grammar is Usage and Usage is Grammar,” as a cumulative articulation of Professor Bybee's long and influential career in linguistics. The volume begins with a functional examination of child language acquisition of ergative languages. The next three contributions successively investigate the grammaticalization of Greek postural verbs, Spanish third person pronouns, and American Sign Language topicalization constructions. The two following papers report on usage-based phonological studies of Spanish /s/ and /d/, respectively. The book concludes with four papers that address usage-based effects concerning the grammatical status of ain’t in African American English, Spanish verbs of “becoming”, and English lexis and prefabs. This volume will be of interest to a wide audience of functional and cognitive linguistic researchers.

The Great Eskimo Vocabulary Hoax and Other Irreverent Essays on the Study of Language

The Great Eskimo Vocabulary Hoax and Other Irreverent Essays on the Study of Language

  • Author: Geoffrey K. Pullum
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 9780226685342
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 236
  • View: 1977
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How reliable are all those stories about the number of Eskimo words for snow? How can lamps, flags, and parrots be libelous? These and many other odd questions are typical topics in this collection of essays that present and occasionally zany, often wry, but always fascinating look at language and the people who study it.

The Study of Language in 17th-century England

The Study of Language in 17th-century England

  • Author: Vivian Salmon
  • Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
  • ISBN: 9027245355
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 220
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This volume brings together a number of papers by Vivian Salmon, previously published in various journals and collections that are unfamiliar, and perhaps even inaccessible, to historians of the study of language. The central theme of the volume is the study of language in England in the 17th century. Papers in the first section treat aspects of the history of language teaching. The second section consists of three articles on the history of grammatical theory. The papers in the third and final section deal with the search for the universal language .

James Joyce

James Joyce

the study of languages

  • Author: Dirk van Hulle
  • Publisher: College of Europe Pubns
  • ISBN: 9789052019772
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 168
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The Study of Languages is one of James Joyce's first essays and an early indication of his lifelong interest in philology, the focus of this volume of essays. The collection investigates three aspects of Joycean linguistics. The first set of essays studies the language of Joyce's later writings. In the second part, Joyce's own linguistic investigations are retraced. The third part examines the historical context of 'popular philology'. This volume sheds light on the relationship between Joyce's later writings and his reading of studies by linguists such as Richard Paget, Charles Kay Ogden, Ivor Armstrong Richards, Fritz Mauthner, Otto Jespersen, Richard Chenevix Trench and Max Muller. Based on notebook research and textual genetics, these essays show how important the study of languages was to Joyce and how it played a crucial role in the development of his writings as it contributed and gave shape to the languages of Ulysses and Finnegans Wake. Contents: Geert Lernout/Dirk Van Hulle: Introduction - Sam Slote: « Odd's without Ends: Raymond Queneau and the Twisted Language of the Wake - Finn Fordham: The corrections to Finnegans Wake: For « reading read « readings (VI.H.4.b-2; JJA 63: 352) - Erika Rosiers/Wim Van Mierlo: Neutral Auxiliaries and Universal Idioms: Otto Jespersen in Work in Progress - Ingeborg Landuyt: The Revolution of Language: James Joyce and Cymbeline - Laurent Milesi: Supplementing Babel: Paget in VI.B.32 - Dirk Van Hulle: « Out of Metaphor: Mauthner, Richards and the Development of Wakese - Gregory M. Downing: Diverting Philology: Language and its Effects in Popularised Philology and Joyce's Work.

The Virtual Linguistics Campus

The Virtual Linguistics Campus

  • Author: Jürgen Handke, Peter Franke
  • Publisher: Waxmann Verlag
  • ISBN: 383096689X
  • Category:
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The Study of Language and the Politics of Community in Global Context

The Study of Language and the Politics of Community in Global Context

  • Author: David L. Hoyt,Karen Oslund
  • Publisher: Lexington Books
  • ISBN: 9780739109557
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 258
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The essays in this volume suggest that the emergence of language as an autonomous object of discourse was closely connected with the consolidation of new and sometimes competing forms of political community in the period following the French Revolution and the global spread of European power.

Linguistics and the Study of Comics

Linguistics and the Study of Comics

  • Author: Frank Bramlett
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • ISBN: 0230362826
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 310
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Do Irish superheroes actually sound Irish? Why are Gary Larson's Far Side cartoons funny? How do political cartoonists in India, Turkey, and the US get their point across? What is the impact of English on comics written in other languages? These questions and many more are answered in this volume, which brings together the two fields of comics research and linguistics to produce groundbreaking scholarship. With an international cast of contributors, the book offers novel insights into the role of language in comics, graphic novels, and single-panel cartoons, analyzing the intersections between the visual and the verbal. Contributions examine the relationship between cognitive linguistics and visual elements as well as interrogate the controversial claim about the status of comics as a language. The book argues that comics tell us a great deal about the sociocultural realities of language, exploring what code switching, language contact, dialect, and linguistic variation can tell us about identity 6 from the imagined and stereotyped to the political and real.