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The Lexicographer's Dilemma: The Evolution of 'Proper' English, from Shakespeare to South Park
The Lexicographer's Dilemma: The Evolution of 'Proper' English, from Shakespeare to South Park
by Jack Lynch
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In its long history, the English language has had many lawmakers—those who have tried to regulate or otherwise organize the way we speak. The Lexicographer's Dilemma poses a pair of questions—what does proper English mean, and who... (read more)

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Fundamentals of Language
Fundamentals of Language
by Roman Jakobson
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Jakobson and Halle 's initial statement of the principles of linguistic organization should be made available to all future generations of linguists. It builds a solid foundation for Saussurean thinking about linguisic oppositions and establishes... (read more)

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Dictionary of Semiotics
Dictionary of Semiotics
by Bronwen Martin
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A much-needed guide to the terms and models used in the semiotic approach. Over the past few decades, semiotics has increasingly gained in popularity and yet, to many, the very term remains an enigma. But, until now, there has never been a dictionary... (read more)

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The Secret Life of Words: How English Became English
The Secret Life of Words: How English Became English
by Henry Hitchings
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AN ECONOMIST BOOK OF THE YEAR The Secret Life of Words is a wide-ranging account of the transplanted, stolen, bastardized words we've come to know as the English languag. It's a history of English as a whole, and of the thousands of individual words... (read more)

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On Raising: An Inquiry into One Rule of English Grammar & Its Theoretical Implications
On Raising: An Inquiry into One Rule of English Grammar & Its Theoretical Implications
by Paul M Postal
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For some time it has been generally accepted by students of English grammar that a rule of Raising exists and that it functions to produce derived main... (read more)

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Introduction to Conversation Analysis
Introduction to Conversation Analysis
by Anthony J Liddicoat
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<p><font size=2></font></p><br/><p>This introduction is designed to give an overview of conversation analysis. It begins by locating conversation analysis as a... (read more)

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Lectures on Contemporary Syntactic Theories.  CLSI Lecture Notes, Number 3
Lectures on Contemporary Syntactic Theories. CLSI Lecture Notes, Number 3
by Peter Sells
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This books provides an introduction to three contemporary syntactic theories, Government-Binding Theory, Generalized Phrase Structure Grammar, and Lexical-Functional Grammar. In successive chapters, Sells lucidly presents and illustrates the fundamental... (read more)

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On Language: Chomsky's Classic Works, Language and Responsibility and Reflections on Language in One Volume
On Language: Chomsky's Classic Works, Language and Responsibility and Reflections on Language in One Volume
by Noam Chomsky
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Two of Chomsky's most famous and accessible works, back in print in one affordable, attractive edition.... (read more)

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The Uralic Language Family (Publications of the Philological Society)
The Uralic Language Family (Publications of the Philological Society)
by Angela Marcantonio
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In this detailed survey of Finnish, Hungarian, Lapp and the other Uralic Languages, Angela Marcantonio shows there is in fact no scientific evidence to support the belief that they form a genetic family. If this approach is accepted, this detailed... (read more)

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The English Is Coming!: How One Language Is Sweeping the World
The English Is Coming!: How One Language Is Sweeping the World
by Leslie Dunton Downer
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A lively look at the history of the English language through an in-depth study of 50 words that are now part of the global lexicon.... (read more)

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Guinea Languages of the Atlantic Group
Guinea Languages of the Atlantic Group
by William A A Wilson
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Atlantic is one of the most diversified and most problematic Niger-Congo families as far as evidence for a monogenetic origin is concerned. Moreover, the group remains poorly known. Besides well-studied languages such as Fula, Wolof and Serer some sixty... (read more)

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Linguistic Inquiry Monographs #27: Lexico-Logical Form: A Radically Minimalist Theory
Linguistic Inquiry Monographs #27: Lexico-Logical Form: A Radically Minimalist Theory
by Michael Brody
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Lexico-Logical Form relates in aim to Noam Chomsky's recent works on economy and minimalism: both authors recast the structure of the grammar, revealing its essential properties in the process. In Lexico- Logical Form, Michael Brody meticulously dissects... (read more)

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Principles and Parameters: An Introduction to Syntactic Theory (Oxford Textbooks in Linguistics)
Principles and Parameters: An Introduction to Syntactic Theory (Oxford Textbooks in Linguistics)
by Peter Culicover
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This authoritative survey shows readers how specific methodological assumptions underlie the core analyses on which syntactic theory is based. The author, an internationally respected figure in the field, gives extensive treatment of Government and... (read more)

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The Language Wars: A History of Proper English
The Language Wars: A History of Proper English
by Henry Hitchings
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"Exemplary…Hitchings has created a fascinating, wholly readable, and gratifyingly informative book."---Financial Times (London) The English language is a battlefield. Since the age of Shakespeare, arguments over correct usage have been bitter... (read more)

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Arabic Second Language Acquisition of Morphosyntax
Arabic Second Language Acquisition of Morphosyntax
by Mohammad T Alhawary
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While the demand for Arabic classes and preparation programs for Arabic language teachers has increased, there is a notable gap in the field of linguistic research on learning Arabic as a second language.and#160;Arabic Second Language Acquisition of... (read more)

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Sociocultural Approaches to Language & Literacy: An Interactionist Perspective
Sociocultural Approaches to Language & Literacy: An Interactionist Perspective
by Vera John Steiner
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This book deals with a major crisis in education - the achievement of literacy skills.... (read more)

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Linguistic Inquiry Monographs #12: Logical Form: Its Structure and Derivation
Linguistic Inquiry Monographs #12: Logical Form: Its Structure and Derivation
by Robert May
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This study focuses on the relation of syntactic and semantic structure. It investigates the notion that within generative grammar there is a level of linguistic representation Logical Form. Its main assumption is that this is a level of phrase structure... (read more)

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The Prodigal Tongue: Dispatches from the Future of English
The Prodigal Tongue: Dispatches from the Future of English
by Mark Abley
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An exhilarating exploration of how the world's languages are likely to transform and be transformed by their speakers Mark Abley, author of Spoken Here, takes the reader on a global journey like no other—from Singapore to Tokyo, from Oxford to Los... (read more)

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The Higher Functional Field: Evidence from Northern Italian Dialects (Oxford Studies in Comparative Syntax)
The Higher Functional Field: Evidence from Northern Italian Dialects (Oxford Studies in Comparative Syntax)
by Cecilia Poletto
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This work investigates the syntax of the higher portion of the functional structure of the clause using comparative data from hundreds of Northern Italian dialects. The area contains dialects that are different in most ways yet homogenous syntactically... (read more)

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Grammatical Theory: Its Limits and Its Possibilities
Grammatical Theory: Its Limits and Its Possibilities
by Frederick Newmeyer
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Newmeyer persuasively defends the controversial theory of transformational generative grammar. Grammatical Theory is for every linguist, philosopher, or psychologist who is skeptical of generative grammar and wants to learn more about it. Newmeyer's... (read more)

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