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Contemporary Linguistics
Contemporary Linguistics
by William Ogrady
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This widely praised Study Guide gives students extra practice and support with a range of supplemental exercises and an answer key. Revised for the sixth edition.... (read more)

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Metaphors We Live by
Metaphors We Live by
by George Lakoff
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The now-classic Metaphors We Live By changed our understanding of metaphor and its role in language and the mind. Metaphor, the authors explain, is a fundamental mechanism of mind, one that allows us to use what we know about our physical and social... (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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Essential Linguistics: What You Need to Know to Teach Reading, ESL, Spelling, Phonics, and Grammar
Essential Linguistics: What You Need to Know to Teach Reading, ESL, Spelling, Phonics, and Grammar
by David E Freeman
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The resource guide provides the instructor with suggested answers and responses to the Application Activities at the end of each chapter. Linguistics is much more than a study reserved for academicians. Linguistics has real-life applications to effective... (read more)

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Teaching and Researching Listening (01 - Old Edition)
Teaching and Researching Listening (01 - Old Edition)
by Michael Rost
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 Applied Linguistics in Action Series Series Editors: Christopher N. Candlin, Chair Professor of Applied Linguistics, Centre for English Language Education and Communication Research, City University of Hong Kong David R. Hall, Head of Linguistics... (read more)

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Introduction to Scholarship in Modern Languages and Literatures
Introduction to Scholarship in Modern Languages and Literatures
by David Nicholls
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The third edition of the MLA's widely used Introduction to Scholarship in Modern Languages and Literatures features sixteen completely new essays by leading scholars. Designed to highlight relations among languages and forms of discourse, the volume is... (read more)

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History of the English Language
History of the English Language
by Elly Van Gelderen
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Aimed at undergraduate and graduate students, this introductory text outlines the history of English from pre-Old English times to the present, focusing on internal changes in the language. Van Gelderen (Arizona State U.) provides many example... (read more)

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Understanding Language Change
Understanding Language Change
by April M S Mcmahon
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How and why do language changes begin; how and why do they spread; and how can they ultimately be explained? This new textbook sets out to answer these questions in a clear and helpful way that will be accessible to all students with only an elementary... (read more)

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Language Matters: A Guide to Everyday Questions about Language
Language Matters: A Guide to Everyday Questions about Language
by Donna Jo Napoli
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Is Ebonics really a dialect or simply bad English? Do women and men speak differently? Will computers ever really learn human language? Does offensive language harm children? These are only a few of the issues surrounding language that crop up every day.... (read more)

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The Atoms of Language: The Mind's Hidden Rules of Grammar
The Atoms of Language: The Mind's Hidden Rules of Grammar
by Mark C. Baker
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It's difficult to fathom that the incredible number of languages in the world can be broken down into a small group of shared parameters. Mark Baker shows that this is possible due to a key uniting factor: grammar. His investigation spans the Navajo Code... (read more)

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Contemporary Linguistics an Introduction 4TH Edition
Contemporary Linguistics an Introduction 4TH Edition
by William Ogrady
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Contemporary Linguistics offer integrated and comprehensive coverage of linguistics written by experts in the field -- from phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics to cross-curricular topics such as sociolinguistics and psycholinguistics and... (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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The First Word is a fascinating search for the origins of language, which takes the reader through genetics, evolution, and the process of defining language itself. Christine Kenneally is a capable guide to answering this difficult and complex question... (read more)

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Explaining Linguistics #1: Optimality Theory
Explaining Linguistics #1: Optimality Theory
by Diana Archangeli
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This volume provides the first survey of optimality theory -- arguably the linguistic theory of the 1990s. As a general model, optimality theory has wide applications to a variety of areas in cognitive science, and especially to those related to language:... (read more)

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Introduction to Language and Society (Novel in History)
Introduction to Language and Society (Novel in History)
by Martin Montgomery
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An Introduction to Language and Society explores how our ways of seeing and engaging with the world may be shaped by the categories, systems and patterns of language. This second edition includes new material on gender, register, the speech community... (read more)

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On Nature and Language
On Nature and Language
by Noam Chomsky
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 191-199) and index.... (read more)

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Bad Language: Are Some Words Better Than Others?
Bad Language: Are Some Words Better Than Others?
by Edwin L Battistella
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Is today's language at an all-time low? Are pronunciations like cawfee and chawklit bad English? Is slang like my bad or hook up improper? Is it incorrect to mix English and Spanish, as in Yo quiero Taco Bell? Can you write Who do you trust? rather than... (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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Linguistics: The Cambridge Survey: Volume 4, Language: The Socio-Cultural Context
Linguistics: The Cambridge Survey: Volume 4, Language: The Socio-Cultural Context
by Frederick Newmeyer
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Linguistics: The Cambridge Survey is a comprehensive introduction to current research in all branches of the field of linguistics, from syntactic theory to ethnography of speaking, from signed language to the mental lexicon, from language acquisition to... (read more)

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The Last Speakers: The Quest to Save the World's Most Endangered Languages
The Last Speakers: The Quest to Save the World's Most Endangered Languages
by K David Harrison
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Part travelogue and part scientist's notebook, The Last Speakers is the poignant chronicle of author K. David Harrison's expeditions around the world to meet with last speakers of vanishing languages. The speakers' eloquent reflections and candid... (read more)

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English Words
English Words
by Francis Katamba
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This book aims to arouse curiosity about English words and about the nature of language in general, especially among students who do not intend to specialize in linguistics. It examins words from various backgrounds - poetry, journalism, advertising. No... (read more)

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