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Introducing Linguistics: A Graphic Guide (Introducing)
Introducing Linguistics: A Graphic Guide (Introducing)
by R L Trask
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A brilliantly accessible guide to our most defining faculty as humans: language. Linguistics: A Graphic Guide combines iconic text and images to take us into the fascinating story told by our words. It covers the history of the field from its ancient... (read more)

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Presupposition & the Delimitation of Semantics
Presupposition & the Delimitation of Semantics
by Ruth Kempson
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In this book, first published in 1975, Dr Kempson argues that previous work on presupposition - whether in philosophy or linguistics - has been mistakenly based on a conflation of two different disciplines: semantics, the study of the meanings assigned... (read more)

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Language and Species
Language and Species
by Derek Bickerton
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Language and Species presents the most detailed and well-documented scenario to date of the origins of language. Drawing on "living linguistic fossils" such as "ape talk," the "two-word" stage of small children, and pidgin languages, and on recent... (read more)

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En Una Palabra
En Una Palabra
by Charlie Lopez
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Es un fascinante viaje a traves de los origenes e historias de mas de quinientos terminos de uso cotidiano. Charlie Lopez se vale de la etimologia para revelar vinculos insospechados entre muchos vocablos conocidos y personajes historicos, de ficcion... (read more)

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A Life in Letters: The Personal, the Professional, and the Political
A Life in Letters: The Personal, the Professional, and the Political
by Sol Saporta
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This is a varied collection of letters to the editors of various newspapers, which reflect the interaction of Sol Saporta's personal, professional, and political life and thinking over a period of 25 years. A large section of the letters deal with... (read more)

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Language Files 8TH Edition Materials for a Introduction
Language Files 8TH Edition Materials for a Introduction
by Ohio State Univ
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This unique collection features: -- In-depth material on the core areas of introductory linguistics. -- An innovative format that allows instructors to determine easily the order of topics to be covered. -- Practice exercises and problems, with... (read more)

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Anshen Transdisciplinary Lectureships in Art, Science, and t #3: Language and Thought
Anshen Transdisciplinary Lectureships in Art, Science, and t #3: Language and Thought
by Noam Chomsky
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A fascinating analysis of human language and its influence on other disciplines by one of the nation's most respected linguists. Chomsky is also the author of What Uncle Sam Really Wants and The Prosperous Few and the Restless Many (15,000 copies sold).... (read more)

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Linguistics: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
Linguistics: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
by P H Matthews
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Linguistics falls in the gap between arts and science, on the edges of which the most fascinating discoveries and the most important problems are found. Beginning at the 'arts' end of the subject with the common origins of languages, and finishing at the... (read more)

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Pragmatics: An Introduction
Pragmatics: An Introduction
by Jacob L Mey
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This is a succinct introduction to the burgeoning field of pragmatics, the study of language from the point of view of its users, of the choices they make, the constraints they encounter in using language in social interaction, and the effects their use... (read more)

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Writing the Story of Alphabets
Writing the Story of Alphabets
by Shelby Rice
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Well-written, loaded with information, and with a rich assortment of illustrations, each Discoveries RM volume is a look at one facet of art, archaeology, music, history, philosophy, popular culture, science, or nature. These innovatively designed... (read more)

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Word Smart II How To Build a More Educat
Word Smart II How To Build a More Educat
by Princeton Review
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Revised Edition This revised edition of Word Smart II features another 848 words you need to know for an educated, up-to-date vocabulary. Other features are a pronunciation guide, a list of common usage errors and the most frequently tested words.... (read more)

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Introduction To Sociolinguistics
Introduction To Sociolinguistics
by Janet Holmes
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learning about language General Editors: Geoffrey Leech and Mick Short, Lancaster University What is sociolinguistics? This introductory textbook provides a penetrating answer to this question, explaining basic sociolinguistic concepts through a wide... (read more)

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Grammar of Case: Towards a Localistic Theory
Grammar of Case: Towards a Localistic Theory
by John M Anderson
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A study of the different roles which nouns play in the event or state expressed by the verb or adjective with which they are associated. The book explores within the framework of transformational-generative grammar the 'localist hypothesis', which... (read more)

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English Grammar: Structure and Theme
English Grammar: Structure and Theme
by Thomas G Dieterich
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English Grammar: Structure and Theme is a user-friendly exploration of the structure of English, which draws on readers' knowledge of their own language. Throughout the text, "Exploration Activities" lead the students to discover how the language works... (read more)

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A Grammar of the English Language (Oxford Language Classics)
A Grammar of the English Language (Oxford Language Classics)
by William Cobbett
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A Grammar of the English Language provides a fascinating snapshot of the language and grammar of the early nineteenth century. It was a controversial book, first published in 1818 in New York and in 1819 in London. The author, William Cobbett (1763-1835),... (read more)

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Foolish Words: The Most Stupid Words Ever Spoken
Foolish Words: The Most Stupid Words Ever Spoken
by Laura Ward
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What happens when someone sticks his foot in his mouth? Out come words like these! "Smoking kills. If you're killed, you've lost a very important part of your life."--Brooke Shields "Trees cause more pollution than automobiles do."--Ronald Reagan "We don'... (read more)

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Linguistic Theory & Psychological Reality
Linguistic Theory & Psychological Reality
by Morris Halle
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Any adequate psychology of man must provide some way to understand the human capacity for language, the editors of this volume write. It was a belief shared by quite a few among us that developments in linguistics and psychology were leading to similar... (read more)

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Language Files 7TH Edition Materials for an Intr
Language Files 7TH Edition Materials for an Intr
by Ohio State Univ
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An introductory text suitable for courses in language and linguistics for non-majors. Coverage includes animal communication, phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics. Other subjects are psycholinguistics, historical... (read more)

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Do You Speak American?
Do You Speak American?
by Robert Macneil
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Is American English in decline? Are regional dialects dying out? Is there a difference between men and women in how they adapt to linguistic variations? These questions, and more, about our language catapulted Robert MacNeil and William Cran — the... (read more)

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Language Its Structure & Use 3RD Edition
Language Its Structure & Use 3RD Edition
by Edward Finegan
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Finegan's best selling text, LANGUAGE: ITS STRUCTURE AND USE, Fourth Edition maintains its relevance with new emphasis on the political and social aspects of language including "Applications to the Professions."... (read more)

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