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Evolution of the Word

Evolution of the Word

The New Testament in the Order the Books Were Written

  • Author: Marcus J. Borg
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 0062082124
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 608
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By presenting the New Testament books in the order they were written, bestselling Bible scholar Marcus Borg reveals how spiritually and politically radical the early Jesus movement began and how it slowly became domesticated. Evolution of the Word is an incredible value: not only are readers getting a deeply insightful new book from the author of Speaking Christian and Jesus, but also the full-text of the New Testament—and one of the only Bibles organized in chronological order and including explanatory annotations that give readers a more informed understanding of the Scripture that is so close to their hearts and lives.

The Words of the Day

The Words of the Day

The Unlikely Evolution of Common English

  • Author: Steven M. Cerutti
  • Publisher: Rampant TechPress
  • ISBN: 0976157330
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 216
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With uncanny scholarship and uniquely wry wit, this book is a must-read for anyone who has ever wondered about common word usage. Through exploring the classical roots of the English language, readers learn the origins of numerous words, many of which can be definitively tracked back to their first use. Readers also learn that many offensive words (pornography was an ancient word for menu and fornication was actually an architectural term) have innocuous and humble Greek and Roman beginnings. Designed to be instructional and filled with concise information and plenty of examples, this reference will be enjoyed by anyone with an interest in learning more about the words they speak.

Interfaces of the Word

Interfaces of the Word

Studies in the Evolution of Consciousness and Culture

  • Author: Walter J. Ong
  • Publisher: Cornell University Press
  • ISBN: 080146630X
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 352
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In Interfaces of the World, Walter J. Ong explores the effects on consciousness of the word as it moves through oral to written to print and electronic culture.

The Mechanism of Creative Evolution

The Mechanism of Creative Evolution

  • Author: Charles Chamberlain Hurst
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1107495237
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 386
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Originally published in 1932, this book discusses the capacity of humans to influence the process of natural selection and thereby control its outcomes.

Naga Population and Integration Movement

Naga Population and Integration Movement

Documentation

  • Author: U. A. Shimray
  • Publisher: Mittal Publications
  • ISBN: 9788183241816
  • Category: Burma
  • Page: 252
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The Study of Language

The Study of Language

  • Author: George Yule
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1139486764
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: N.A
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This best-selling textbook provides an engaging and user-friendly introduction to the study of language. Assuming no prior knowledge in the subject, Yule presents information in short, bite-sized sections, introducing the major concepts in language study – from how children learn language to why men and women speak differently, through all the key elements of language. This fourth edition has been revised and updated with twenty new sections, covering new accounts of language origins, the key properties of language, text messaging, kinship terms and more than twenty new word etymologies. To increase student engagement with the text, Yule has also included more than fifty new tasks, including thirty involving data analysis, enabling students to apply what they have learned. The online study guide offers students further resources when working on the tasks, while encouraging lively and proactive learning. This is the most fundamental and easy-to-use introduction to the study of language.

Linguistic Evolution through Language Acquisition

Linguistic Evolution through Language Acquisition

  • Author: Ted Briscoe
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9781139433365
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: N.A
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This is a study of how children acquire language and how this affects language change over generations. Written by an international team of experts, the volume proceeds from the basis that we can not only address the language faculty per se within the framework of evolutionary theory, but also the origins and subsequent development of languages themselves; languages evolve via cultural rather than biological transmission on a historical rather than genetic timescale. The book is distinctive in utilizing computational simulation and modelling to help ensure the theories constructed are complete and precise. Drawing on a wide range of examples, the book covers the why and how of specific syntactic universals; the nature of syntactic change; the language-learning mechanisms required to acquire an existing linguistic system accurately and to impose further structure on an emerging system; and the evolution of language(s) in relation to this learning mechanism.

Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity, and Society

Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity, and Society

  • Author: Richard T. Schaefer
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1412926947
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 1622
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This three volume reference set offers a comprehensive look at the roles race and ethnicity play in society and in our daily lives. General readers, students, and scholars alike will appreciate the informative coverage of intergroup relations in the United States and the comparative examination of race and ethnicity worldwide. These volumes offer a foundation to understanding as well as researching racial and ethnic diversity from a multidisciplinary perspective. Over a hundred racial and ethnic groups are described, with additional thematic essays offering insight into broad topics that cut across group boundaries and which impact on society. The encyclopedia has alphabetically arranged author-signed essays with references to guide further reading. Numerous cross-references aid the reader to explore beyond specific entries, reflecting the interdependent nature of race and ethnicity operating in society. The text is supplemented by photographs, tables, figures and custom-designed maps to provide an engaging visual look at race and ethnicity. An easy-to-use statistical appendix offers the latest data with carefully selected historical comparisons to aid study and research in the area

Homer's Winged Words

Homer's Winged Words

The Evolution of Early Greek Epic Diction in the Light of Oral Theory

  • Author: Steve Reece
  • Publisher: BRILL
  • ISBN: 9004174419
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 413
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For over 2500 years many of the most learned scholars of the Greek language have concerned themselves with the topic of etymology. The most productive source of difficult, even inexplicable, words was Homer s 28,000 verses of epic poetry. Steve Reece proposes an approach to elucidating the meanings of some of these difficult words that finds its inspiration primarily in Milman Parry s oral-formulaic theory. He proposes that during the long period of oral transmission acoustic uncertainties, especially regarding word boundaries, were continually occurring: a bard uttered one collocation of words, but his audience thought it heard another. The consequent resegmentation of words and phrases is the probable cause of some of the etymologically inexplicable words in our Homeric texts.

A New Model of the Universe

A New Model of the Universe

  • Author: P. D. Ouspensky
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation
  • ISBN: 0486123480
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 592
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DIVForemost occultist of early 20th century offers stimulating, thought-provoking discussions of relativity, the fourth dimension, Christian symbolism, the tarot, yoga, dreams and more. Introduction. /div