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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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Ecolinguistics Reader: Language, Ecology and Environment
Ecolinguistics Reader: Language, Ecology and Environment
by Alwin Fill
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<p>Thirty years ago, a new linguistic paradigm was created when Einar Haugen, for the first time, combined language with ecology. For Haugen, 'the ecology of language' meant the study of the interrelations between languages in the human... (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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The Adventure of English: The Biography of a Language
The Adventure of English: The Biography of a Language
by Melvyn Bragg
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Here is the riveting story of the English language, from its humble beginnings as a regional dialect to its current preeminence as the one global language, spoken by more than two billion people worldwide. In this groundbreaking book, Melvyn Bragg shows... (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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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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English Syntax: From Word to Discourse
English Syntax: From Word to Discourse
by Lynn M Berk
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English Syntax: From Word to Discourse is a clear and highly accessible descriptive grammar of English with a strong semantic and discourse/functional focus. Designed for beginning graduate students and advanced undergraduates in linguistics, it is also... (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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Ad Infinitum : Biology of Latin (07 Edition)
Ad Infinitum : Biology of Latin (07 Edition)
by Nicholas Ostler
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“An absorbing, scholarly account of the history of the Latin language, from its origins in antiquity to its afterlife in our own time...Ad Infinitum treats its readers with the dignity of Roman citizens.”—The Wall Street Journal The... (read more)

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Noam Chomsky #1: Noam Chomsky: A Life of Dissent
Noam Chomsky #1: Noam Chomsky: A Life of Dissent
by Robert Barsky
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This biography describes the intellectual and political milieus that helped shape Noam Chomsky, a pivotal figure in contemporary linguistics, politics, cognitive psychology, and philosophy. It also presents an engaging political history of the last... (read more)

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The Uralic Langauges
The Uralic Langauges
by Daniel Abondolo
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The Uralic languages form a language family of around thirty languages spoken by about twenty million people. This book focuses on nineteen of the major Uralic languages from Estonian to Samoyedic and discusses their structure, history and development.... (read more)

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One Thousand Languages: Living, Endangered, and Lost
One Thousand Languages: Living, Endangered, and Lost
by Peter Austin
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There are more than six thousand languages used around the world today, although linguists now estimate that by the year 2050 as many as half of those will be extinct. This beautifully designed, engagingly written reference takes us on a panoramic tour... (read more)

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How to Study Linguistics: A Guide to Study Linguistics, Second Edition (Palgrave Study Guides)
How to Study Linguistics: A Guide to Study Linguistics, Second Edition (Palgrave Study Guides)
by Geoffrey Finch
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Intended primarily for newcomers to the subject, but with new material designed to help the more advanced reader, How to Study Linguistics is written in a refreshing and engaging style. It assumes no prior knowledge and contains many useful suggestions... (read more)

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Syntactic Theory (Modern Linguistics Series)
Syntactic Theory (Modern Linguistics Series)
by Geoffrey Poole
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Syntactic Theory is a new textbook which emphasizes theory-building and hypothesis-testing as it develops and motivates Chomsky's Principles and Parameters framework. The initial chapters guide the student through introductory topics and later chapters... (read more)

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The Syntax of Hungarian
The Syntax of Hungarian
by Katalin E. Kiss
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 265-273) and index.... (read more)

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Gender and Conversational Interaction (Oxford Studies in Sociolinguistics)
Gender and Conversational Interaction (Oxford Studies in Sociolinguistics)
by Deborah Tannen
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The author of the best-selling You Just Don't Understand, Deborah Tannen, has collected twelve papers about gender-related patterns in conversational interaction. The theoretical thrust of the collection, like that of Tannen's own work, is... (read more)

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Studies in Language and Gender #2: Pronoun Envy: Literary Uses of Linguistic Gender
Studies in Language and Gender #2: Pronoun Envy: Literary Uses of Linguistic Gender
by Anna Livia
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Controversy over gendered pronouns, for example using the generic "he," has been a staple of feminist arguments about patriarchal language over the last 30 years, and is certainly the most contested political issue in Western feminist linguistics. Most... (read more)

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Rhetoric, the Polis, and the Global Village: Selected Papers from the 1998 Thirtieth Anniversary Rhetoric Society of America Conference
Rhetoric, the Polis, and the Global Village: Selected Papers from the 1998 Thirtieth Anniversary Rhetoric Society of America Conference
by Swearingen
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Rhetoric, the Polis, and the Global Village represents current thought on the role of rhetoric in various disciplines, and includes such diverse topics as race, technology, and religion, demonstrating the expanding relevance of rhetoric in today's world.... (read more)

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