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Words and Rules: The Ingredients of Language
Words and Rules: The Ingredients of Language
by Steven Pinker
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Pinker's book is an absolute treat for lovers of language and anyone fascinated by the human mind. You'll come away with a much greater understanding of how words form in our mouths and how language gets passed on, and altered, from generation to... (read more)

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The Mother Tongue
The Mother Tongue
by Bill Bryson
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Bill Bryson's bestselling books include One Summer, A Short History of Nearly Everything, At Home, A Walk in the Woods, Neither Here nor There, Made in America, and The Mother Tongue. He lives in England with his wife.... (read more)

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Walking English: A Journey in Search of Language
Walking English: A Journey in Search of Language
by David Crystal
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Mary Shelley's timeless gothic novel presents the epic battle between man and monster at its greatest literary pitch. In trying to create life, the young student Victor Frankenstein unleashes forces beyond his control, setting into motion a long and... (read more)

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The Construal of Spatial Meaning: Windows Into Conceptual Space (Explorations in Language and Space)
The Construal of Spatial Meaning: Windows Into Conceptual Space (Explorations in Language and Space)
by Carita Paradis
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This book considers how language users express and understand literal and metaphorical spatial meaning not only in language but also through gesture and pointing. Researchers explore the ways in which theoretical developments in language and cognition... (read more)

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Lexical Relatedness
Lexical Relatedness
by Andrew Spencer
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This book argues (a) that there is no principled way to distinguish inflection and derivation and (b) that this fatally undermines conventional approaches to morphology. Conceptual shortcomings in the relation between derivational and lexically-derived... (read more)

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Oxford Studies in Diachronic and Historical Linguistics #04: The Boundaries of Pure Morphology: Diachronic and Synchronic Perspectives
Oxford Studies in Diachronic and Historical Linguistics #04: The Boundaries of Pure Morphology: Diachronic and Synchronic Perspectives
by Silvio Cruschina
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This book brings together leading international scholars to consider whether in some languages there are phenomena which are unique to morphology, determined neither by phonology or syntax. Central to these phenomena is the notion of the 'morphome... (read more)

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The Life of Slang
The Life of Slang
by Julie Coleman
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Bloody was once a shocking word. It was used largely by the working classes and caused their betters to shudder with horror. But Bloody isn't slang anymore in Britain, though it is still a swear-word. Everyone knows it, and most people use it... (read more)

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Exploring the Interactional Instinct (Foundations of Human Interaction)
Exploring the Interactional Instinct (Foundations of Human Interaction)
by Anna Dina L Joaquin
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The Interactional Instinct (Oxford University Press, 2009) argued that the ubiquitous acquisition of language by all normal children was the result of a biologically-based drive for infants and children to attach, bond, and affiliate with conspecifics in... (read more)

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What Language Is: And What It Isn't and What It Could Be
What Language Is: And What It Isn't and What It Could Be
by John Mcwhorter
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A love letter to languages, celebrating their curiosities and smashing assumptions about correct grammar An eye-opening tour for all language lovers, What Language Is offers a fascinating new perspective on the way humans communicate. from vanishing... (read more)

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The Language Wars: A History of Proper English
The Language Wars: A History of Proper English
by Henry Hitchings
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"Exemplary…Hitchings has created a fascinating, wholly readable, and gratifyingly informative book."---Financial Times (London) The English language is a battlefield. Since the age of Shakespeare, arguments over correct usage have been bitter... (read more)

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This Means This, This Means That: A User's Guide to Semiotics
This Means This, This Means That: A User's Guide to Semiotics
by Sean Hall
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Semiotics is the theory of signs, and reading signs is a part of everyday life: from road signs that point to a destination, to smoke that warns of fire, to the symbols buried within art and literature. Semiotic theory can, however, seem mysterious and... (read more)

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The English Is Coming!: How One Language Is Sweeping the World
The English Is Coming!: How One Language Is Sweeping the World
by Leslie Dunton Downer
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English has fast become the number one language for everything from business and science, diplomacy and education, entertainment and environmentalism to socializing and beyond—virtually any human activity unfolding on a global scale. Worldwide... (read more)

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Representing Space in Cognition: Interrelations of Behaviour, Language, and Formal Models
Representing Space in Cognition: Interrelations of Behaviour, Language, and Formal Models
by Thora Tenbrink
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This book considers how people talk about their environment, find their way in new surroundings, and plan routes. Part I explores the empirical insights gained from research in the cognitive underpinnings of spatial representation in language. Part II... (read more)

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Last Lingua Franca
Last Lingua Franca
by Nicholas Ostler
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English is the world's lingua franca-the most widely spoken language in human history. And yet, as historian and linguist Nicholas Ostler persuasively argues, English will not only be displaced as the world's language in the not-distant future, it will... (read more)

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Working with Spanish Corpora (Corpus and Discourse)
Working with Spanish Corpora (Corpus and Discourse)
by Giovanni Parodi
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<div><br/><p class=MsoNormal>The main focus of this book is the investigation of linguistic variation in Spanish, considering spoken and written, specialised and non-specialised registers from a corpus... (read more)

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A Grammar of Chiapas Zoque
A Grammar of Chiapas Zoque
by Jan Terje Faarlund
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This book provides a clear and comprehensive description of the Ocotepec/Tapalapa variant of Chiapas Zoque. Zoque is one of the two major branches of the Mixe-Zoquean language family, spoken in the southern part of Mexico. Until the Spanish conquest in... (read more)

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The Last Word: The English Language: Opinions and Prejudices
The Last Word: The English Language: Opinions and Prejudices
by Laurence Urdang
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Renowned lexicographer Laurence Urdangs final reflections on the current state of the English language are recorded here; he died soon after completing the manuscript. All scholars, librarians, editors, students, and general readers with an interest in... (read more)

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Virtual Words: Language on the Edge of Science and Technology
Virtual Words: Language on the Edge of Science and Technology
by Jonathon Keats
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The technological realm provides an unusually active laboratory not only for new ideas and products but also for the remarkable linguistic innovations that accompany and describe them. How else would words like qubit (a unit of quantum information... (read more)

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Dictionary of English Down the Ages
Dictionary of English Down the Ages
by Linda Flavell
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This books links hundreds of words with the historical events and social changes which gave them life from the beginning of the Middle Ages to the modern-day boom in techno-speak.... (read more)

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Babel No More: The Search for the World's Most Extraordinary Language Learners
Babel No More: The Search for the World's Most Extraordinary Language Learners
by Michael Erard
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In the tradition of the bestsellers Word Freak and The Language Instinct comes a fascinating exploration of linguistic superlearners whose abilities shed light on the intellectual potential in us all. What do an Italian cardinal, a Connecticut blacksmith,... (read more)

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