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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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How does language work, and how do we learn to speak? Why do languages change over time, and why do they have so many quirks and irregularities? In this original and totally entertaining book written in the same engaging style that illuminated his... (read more)

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Language, Culture, and Society: an Introduction To Linguistic Anthropology (6TH 15 Edition)
Language, Culture, and Society: an Introduction To Linguistic Anthropology (6TH 15 Edition)
by Zdenek Salzmann
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For five previous editions, professors have turned to Language, Culture, and Society for its comprehensive coverage of all critical aspects of linguistic anthropology, as well as for its reputation as a pedagogically sound, student-friendly text. Zdenek... (read more)

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Language Play (98 Edition)
Language Play (98 Edition)
by David Crystal
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David Crystal is the Honorary Professor of Linguistics at the University of Wales, Bangor. His previous books include The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language, English as a Global Language, A Dictionary of Linguistics and Phonetics, Language Death, and... (read more)

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Study of Language (3RD 06 - Old Edition)
Study of Language (3RD 06 - Old Edition)
by George Yule
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Unrivalled in its popularity, The Study of Language is quite simply the best introduction to the field available today. It introduces the analysis of the key elements of language - sounds, words, structures and meanings, and provides a solid foundation... (read more)

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How Languages Are Learned (4TH 13 Edition)
How Languages Are Learned (4TH 13 Edition)
by Patsy Lightbown
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A thoroughly updated edition of this prize-winning, readable introduction to the main theories of first and second language acquisition. This book introduces you to some of the language acquisition research that will help you not just to evaluate... (read more)

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Exploring Language (13TH 12 - Old Edition)
Exploring Language (13TH 12 - Old Edition)
by Gary Goshgarian
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This market-leading language reader features thought-provoking readings that explore the various interconnections between language and American society.... (read more)

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Phonology in Generative Grammar (94 Edition)
Phonology in Generative Grammar (94 Edition)
by Michael Kenstowicz
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This is the most comprehensive and current introduction to phonological theory and analysis. Presupposing only minimal background in linguistics, the book introduces the basic concepts and principles of phonological analysis and then systematically... (read more)

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What's Language Got To Do With It? (05 Edition)
What's Language Got To Do With It? (05 Edition)
by Keith Walters
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This is just some of what you'll find in What's Language Got to Do with It?, a thought-provoking new reader that introduces some of the most important language issues facing us today--and prompts students to think hard about their own use of language.... (read more)

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From Grammar To Politics (94 Edition)
From Grammar To Politics (94 Edition)
by Alessandro Duranti
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Alessandro Duranti explores the way traditional oratory in a Samoan village is shaped by the needs of the political process and shows how language insulates ceremonial speakers from the perils of everyday confrontation. He proposes a "moral flow... (read more)

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The First Word: The Search for the Origins of Language
The First Word: The Search for the Origins of Language
by Christine Kenneally
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An accessible exploration of a burgeoning new field: the incredible evolution of language The first popular book to recount the exciting, very recent developments in tracing the origins of language, The First Word is at the forefront of a controversial... (read more)

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Story of French (08 Edition)
Story of French (08 Edition)
by Jean-benoit Nadeau
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Imagine a language watched over by a group of “Immortals” wearing Napoleonic hats and brandishing swords, one with rules so complex that mastery is a farce, and one whose speakers spend millions of dollars yearly to place it artfully in... (read more)

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Psychology of Language (5TH 08 Edition)
Psychology of Language (5TH 08 Edition)
by David W. Carroll
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In David Carroll's text, a topic that can sometimes seem bewildering to students is presented in a clear, interesting, and engaging style. Using a cognitive approach, Carroll brings the current developments and controversies in psycholinguistics to... (read more)

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Language Awareness: Readings for College Writers
Language Awareness: Readings for College Writers
by Paul Eschholz
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Immediately and universally relevant, language is the ideal theme to explore in a composition course. Language Awareness collects contemporary and classic readings about language that not only make students more aware of its uses and more capable of... (read more)

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Introduction To Language Development (2ND 06 Edition)
Introduction To Language Development (2ND 06 Edition)
by Scott F. Mclaughlin
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Introduction to Language Development, 2nd Edition, provides the essential terms, concepts, theories, and observations that define our understanding of language development. This text integrates the foundational elements of language development including... (read more)

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African American English (02 Edition)
African American English (02 Edition)
by Lisa J. Green
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This authoritative introduction to African American English (AAE) is the first textbook to look at the grammar as a whole. Clearly organized, it describes patterns in the sentence structure, sound system, word formation and word use. It examines... (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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Word Hoard 2ND Edition an Introduction To Old English
Word Hoard 2ND Edition an Introduction To Old English
by Stephen A Barney
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Designed for introductory courses in Old English, Word-Hoard offers a vocabulary of some 2000 words drawn from the poems that beginning students normally read. Exploiting the natural curiosity we feel about our own language, Stephen Barney draws... (read more)

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Queerly Phrased: Language, Gender, and Sexuality (Oxford Studies in Sociolinguistics)
Queerly Phrased: Language, Gender, and Sexuality (Oxford Studies in Sociolinguistics)
by Anna Livia
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This pioneering collection of previously unpublished articles on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender language combines queer theory and feminist theory with the latest thinking on language and gender. The book expands the field well beyond the study... (read more)

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Gender and Discourse
Gender and Discourse
by Deborah Tannen
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Deborah Tannen's You Just Don't Understand spent nearly four years (in cloth and paper) on The New York Times Best Seller list and has sold over a million and a half copies. Clearly, Tannen's insights into how and why women and men so often misunderstand... (read more)

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Hoi Toide on the Outer Banks (97 Edition)
Hoi Toide on the Outer Banks (97 Edition)
by Walt Wolfram
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As many visitors to Ocracoke will attest, the island's vibrant dialect is one of its most distinctive cultural features. In Hoi Toide on the Outer Banks, Walt Wolfram and Natalie Schilling-Estes present a fascinating account of the Ocracoke brogue. They... (read more)

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