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Don't Sleep, There Are Snakes: Life and Language in the Amazonian Jungle
Don't Sleep, There Are Snakes: Life and Language in the Amazonian Jungle
by Daniel L. Everett
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Daniel Everett arrived among the Pirahã with his wife and three young children hoping to convert the tribe to Christianity. Everett quickly became obsessed with their language and its cultural and linguistic implications. The Pirahã have no... (read more)

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The Silent Language
The Silent Language
by Edward T Hall
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In print for nearly forty years and with more than one million copies sold, this classic work "shows how cultural factors influence the individual behind his back, without his knowledge" (Erich Fromm).... (read more)

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Forms of Talk (University of Pennsylvania Publications in Conduct & Communication)
Forms of Talk (University of Pennsylvania Publications in Conduct & Communication)
by Erving Goffman
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Forms of Talk extends Erving Goffman's interactional analyses of face-to-face communication to ordinary conversations and vebal exchanges. In this, his most sociolinguistic work, Goffman relates to certain forms of talk some of the issues that concerned... (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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Walking English: A Journey in Search of Language
Walking English: A Journey in Search of Language
by David Crystal
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A fascinating and insightful romp through the language we speak every day, by the linguistic expert who ?succeeds again and again with clarity, wit and enthusiasm? (New York Times) In this discursive jaunt through the groves and thickets of the English... (read more)

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English with an Accent: Language, Ideology, and Discrimination in the United States
English with an Accent: Language, Ideology, and Discrimination in the United States
by Rosini Lippi Green
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Scrutinizing American attitudes toward language, "English With an Accent" exposes the way in which language is used to maintain and perpetuate social structures and unequal power relations. Rosina Lippi-Green explores language prescription and... (read more)

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Language in Thought & Action 5TH Edition
Language in Thought & Action 5TH Edition
by S I Hayakawa
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In an era when communication has become increasingly diverse and complex, this classic work on semantics—now fully revised and updated—distills the relationship between language and those who use it.   Renowned professor and... (read more)

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On Language : Chomsky's Classic Works Language and Responsibility and Reflections on Language in One Volume (79 Edition)
On Language : Chomsky's Classic Works Language and Responsibility and Reflections on Language in One Volume (79 Edition)
by Noam Chomsky
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Two of Chomsky's most famous and accessible works, back in print in one affordable, attractive edition.... (read more)

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The Languages of Israel Policy, Ideology and Practice
The Languages of Israel Policy, Ideology and Practice
by Bernard Spolsky
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This book is an original and comprehensive treatment of the languages of Israel - of the practice and of the ideology. Against the background of an original theory of language policy set out in the opening, it asks about the extent to which the present... (read more)

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Papers in Laboratory Phonology #3: Phonological Structure and Phonetic Form: Papers in Laboratory Phonology III
Papers in Laboratory Phonology #3: Phonological Structure and Phonetic Form: Papers in Laboratory Phonology III
by Patricia A Keating
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Phonological Structure and Phonetic Form brings together work from phonology, phonetics, speech science, electrical engineering, psycho- and sociolinguistics. The chapters are organized in four topical sections. The first is concerned with stress and... (read more)

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The Secret Life of Pronouns: What Our Words Say about Us
The Secret Life of Pronouns: What Our Words Say about Us
by James W Pennebaker
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  We spend our lives communicating. In the last fifty years, we've zoomed through radically different forms of communication, from typewriters to tablet computers, text messages to tweets. We generate more and more words with each passing day... (read more)

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Letter Perfect: The Marvelous History of Our Alphabet from A to Z
Letter Perfect: The Marvelous History of Our Alphabet from A to Z
by David Sacks
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Letters are tangible language. Joining together in endless combinations to actually show speech, letters convey our messages and tell our stories. While we encounter these tiny shapes hundreds of times a day, we take for granted the long, fascinating... (read more)

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The Turkish Language Reform: A Catastrophic Success
The Turkish Language Reform: A Catastrophic Success
by Geoffrey Lewis
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This is the first account of the transformation of the Turkish language in the years following 1930--probably the most extensive piece of language engineering ever attempted. The book is important both for the study of linguistic change and for the light... (read more)

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Languages and Their Speakers
Languages and Their Speakers
by Timothy Shopen
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Languages and Their Speakers provides an introduction both to languages themselves and to their social functions. Written especially for nonlinguistic majors, the book gives insight into the meaning, value, and function of language within a culture and... (read more)

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Blooming English: Observations on the Roots, Cultivation and Hybrids of the English Language
Blooming English: Observations on the Roots, Cultivation and Hybrids of the English Language
by Kate Burridge
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A fascinating and well-crafted look at the quirks of the English language, past and present.... (read more)

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Second Language Research Methods
Second Language Research Methods
by Herbert Seliger
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This book is a comprehensive guide to research methods in second language and bilingualism. Based on a set of four research parameters, it discusses the development of research questions and hypotheses, naturalistic and experimental research, data... (read more)

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The Language of Stories: A Cognitive Approach
The Language of Stories: A Cognitive Approach
by Barbara Dancygier
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How do we read stories? How do they engage our minds and create meaning? Drawing on blending theory and construction grammar, this book focuses its linguistic lens on the concepts of the narrator and the story, and defines narrative viewpoint in a new... (read more)

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English Vocabulary Elements
English Vocabulary Elements
by Keith Denning
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This unique text draws on the tools of modern linguistics to help the student acquire an effective understanding of learned, specialized, and scientific vocabulary. English Vocabulary Elements (EVE) helps develop familiarity with over 350 Latin and Greek... (read more)

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Voices of American English
Voices of American English
by Walt Wolfram
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Walt Wolfram is William C. Friday Distinguished Professor at North Carolina State University. Ben Ward is Consultant Editor of Language Magazine, the Journal of Communication and Education.... (read more)

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The Five-Minute Linguist: Bite-Sized Essays on Language and Languages
The Five-Minute Linguist: Bite-Sized Essays on Language and Languages
by E M Rickerson
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The Five-Minute Linguist: Bite-sized Essays on Language and Languages takes a new approach to making accurate and up-to-date knowledge about language accessible in a non-academic way. It consists of some 55-60 chapters, each about 700 words long, adapted... (read more)

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