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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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A Little Book of Language
A Little Book of Language
by David Crystal
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With a language disappearing every two weeks and neologisms springing up almost daily, an understanding of the origins and currency of language has never seemed more relevant. In this charming volume, a narrative history written explicitly for a young... (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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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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Psycholinguistics (Cambridge Textbooks in Linguistics)
Psycholinguistics (Cambridge Textbooks in Linguistics)
by Michael Garman
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This book is an introduction to psycholinguistics, the study of human language processing and suitable for any reader with an interest in the psychological foundations of human language.... (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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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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Do You Speak American?
Do You Speak American?
by Robert Macneil
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The companion volume to a PBS special, this is the tale of the surprising discoveries the authors made while interviewing a host of native speakers and observing everyday verbal interactions across the country. High school & older.... (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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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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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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Encyclopedic Dictionary of the Sciences of Language
Encyclopedic Dictionary of the Sciences of Language
by Oswald Ducrot
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All of the] articles are well-informed and useful and many... are models of lucidity and acumen... Porter's translation is stylish, accurate, and highly readable.--MLN A valuable addition to any linguistics or stylistics library and is helpful reading... (read more)

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Language Awareness
Language Awareness
by Paul Eschholz
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Language Awareness was the first composition reader to use the theme of language to heighten students awareness of the power of words -- and to help them use language more effectively themselves. Thirty years later, language readers are still the most... (read more)

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Publication of the American Dialect Society #86: Milestone in the History of English in America
Publication of the American Dialect Society #86: Milestone in the History of English in America
by Allen Walker Read
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A collection of essays by one of the premier historians of American English, "Milestones in the History of English in America" is a remarkable introduction to Allen Walker Read's work and the ways in which archival materials can illuminate linguistic... (read more)

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Madre: Perilous Journeys with a Spanish Noun
Madre: Perilous Journeys with a Spanish Noun
by Liza Bakewell
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Leaping off the page with energy, insight, and attitude, Liza Bakewell's exploration of language is anything but "just semantics." Why does me vale madre mean worthless, while ¡qué padre! means fabulous, she asks? And why do one hundred... (read more)

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The Materiality of Language: Gender, Politics, and the University
The Materiality of Language: Gender, Politics, and the University
by David Bleich
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David Bleich sees the human body, its affective life, social life, and political functions as belonging to the study of language. In The Materiality of Language, Bleich addresses the need to end centuries of limiting access to language and its many... (read more)

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Black Talk: Words and Phrases from the Hood to the Amen Corner
Black Talk: Words and Phrases from the Hood to the Amen Corner
by Geneva Smitherman
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Fully revised and updated -- the ultimate guide to black talk from all segments of the African American community.Do you want to be down with the latest hype terms from the Hip Hop world? Black Talk is the perfect source. "Even if you think you're hip... (read more)

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