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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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Language Instinct: How the Mind Creates Language (07 Edition)
Language Instinct: How the Mind Creates Language (07 Edition)
by Steven Pinker
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In this classic, the world's expert on language and mind lucidly explains everything you always wanted to know about language: how it works, how children learn it, how it changes, how the brain computes it, and how it evolved. With deft use of examples... (read more)

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Slip of the Tongue: Talking about Language (Real World)
Slip of the Tongue: Talking about Language (Real World)
by Katie Haegele
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Drawing from personal experiences to explore a wide range of topics in linguistics, this clever memoir looks at the ways people use language to communicate, to make art, and simply to survive. It begins with descriptions of the rich linguistic history of... (read more)

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Introducing Linguistics #2: Semantics
Introducing Linguistics #2: Semantics
by John Saeed
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. 3. Word Meaning:. Introduction. Words And Grammatical Categories. Words And Lexical Items. Problems With Pinning Down Word Meaning. Lexical Relations. Derivational Relations. Lexical Universals. Summary. Further Reading. Exercises. Notes. 4. Sentence... (read more)

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Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue: The Untold History of English
Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue: The Untold History of English
by John Mcwhorter
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A survey of the quirks and quandaries of the English language, focusing on our strange and wonderful grammar Why do we say “I am reading a catalog” instead of “I read a catalog”? Why do we say “do” at all? Is the way we... (read more)

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Mapping Applied Linguistics: A Guide for Students and Practitioners
Mapping Applied Linguistics: A Guide for Students and Practitioners
by Christopher J Hall
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Mapping Applied Linguistics: A Guide for Students and Practitioners provides an innovative and wide-ranging introduction to the full scope of applied linguistics. Incorporating both socio-cultural and cognitive perspectives, the book maps the diverse and... (read more)

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Study of Language 2ND Edition
Study of Language 2ND Edition
by George Yule
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This new edition of The Study of Language incorporates many changes that reflect developments in language study over the past decade.... (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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Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue: The Untold Story of English
Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue: The Untold Story of English
by John Mcwhorter
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A survey of the quirks and quandaries of the English language, focusing on our strange and wonderful grammar Why do we say “I am reading a catalog” instead of “I read a catalog”? Why do we say “do” at all? Is the way we... (read more)

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Human Language and Our Reptilian Brain: The Subcortical Bases of Speech, Syntax, and Thought (Perspectives in Cognitive Neuroscience)
Human Language and Our Reptilian Brain: The Subcortical Bases of Speech, Syntax, and Thought (Perspectives in Cognitive Neuroscience)
by Philip Lieberman
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This book is an entry into the fierce current debate among psycholinguists, neuroscientists, and evolutionary theorists about the nature and origins of human language. A prominent neuroscientist here takes up the Darwinian case, using data seldom... (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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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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Language and the Lexicon: An Introduction
Language and the Lexicon: An Introduction
by David Singleton
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The lexicon is becoming an increasingly popular area of investigation within linguistics and language studies. Language is popularly conceived of in terms of words, and words are also integral to the way in which linguists have traditionally approached... (read more)

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Lexical Semantics (Cambridge Textbooks in Linguistics)
Lexical Semantics (Cambridge Textbooks in Linguistics)
by D A Cruse
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'The semantic behavior of words has been greatly neglected in current literature, which has tended to emphasize sentential semantics and its relation to formal systems of logic. This textbook establishes the essential facts about lexical relations that... (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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Understanding Language Change
Understanding Language Change
by April Mcmahon
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This textbook analyses changes from every area of grammar and addresses recent developments in socio-historical linguistics.... (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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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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