Language

Language PDF Book Detail:
Author: Leonard Bloomfield
Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publ.
ISBN: 9788120811966
Size: 27.63 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Grammar, Comparative and general
Languages : en
Pages : 566
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Book Description: The book presents the fundamentals of Linguistics and the historical survey of languages to the reader without any complication and obscurity. It is a valuable book for students and scholars of linguistics.The author has followed the traditional order of presentation. He begins with the survey of languages of the world, proceeds with the study of phonetic structure, gramatical forms, syntax and morphology, each being the indispensable preliminary to the study of the ensuing one.

Of The Origin And Progress Of Language

Of the Origin and Progress of Language PDF Book Detail:
Author: Lord James Burnett Monboddo
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 25.35 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Language and languages
Languages : en
Pages : 704
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Language In The Usa

Language in the USA PDF Book Detail:
Author: Charles A. Ferguson
Publisher: CUP Archive
ISBN: 9780521298346
Size: 20.79 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 592
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Book Description: Grouped under four headings -- American English, Languages before English, Languages after English and Language in use -- these essays lay to rest some myths about the monolingual nature of language in America and set forth the problems that must be confronted as a consequence of language and cultural pluralism. The essays of the first group range from U.S. language heritage to black American language. The second group deals with American Indian languages and New World Spanish. The last two groups deal with ethnic language varieties and various other topics.

Language In South Africa

Language in South Africa PDF Book Detail:
Author: Rajend Mesthrie
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521791052
Size: 80.11 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 485
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Book Description: This is a comprehensive and wide-ranging guide to language and society in South Africa. The book surveys the most important language groupings in the region in terms of pre-colonial and colonial history; contact between the different language varieties (leading to language loss, pidginization, creolization and new mixed varieties). It examines language and public policy issues associated with the transition to a post-apartheid society and its eleven official languages. All the chapters are informed by the importance of socio-political history in understanding questions of language.

The Social History Of Language

The Social History of Language PDF Book Detail:
Author: Peter Burke
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521317634
Size: 73.87 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 219
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Book Description: This volume of essays brings together work by social historians of Britain, France and Italy.

Language In The Usa

Language in the USA PDF Book Detail:
Author: Charles Albert Ferguson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521777476
Size: 30.85 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 502
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Humboldt On Language

Humboldt   On Language  PDF Book Detail:
Author: Wilhelm von Humboldt
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521667722
Size: 62.15 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 296
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Book Description: A classic study of human language, its structures, and its relation to mind and culture.

Motivation In Language Planning And Language Policy

Motivation in Language Planning and Language Policy PDF Book Detail:
Author: D. E. Ager
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
ISBN: 9781853595288
Size: 37.82 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 210
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Book Description: The author concludes from these data that dynamic identity construction, followed by willingness to act in conformity with expectations, are key elements in the planned behaviour and reasoned action which all authorities take in relation to language."--BOOK JACKET.

The Oxford Handbook Of Language And Law

The Oxford Handbook of Language and Law PDF Book Detail:
Author: Lawrence Solan
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199572120
Size: 76.88 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 642
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Book Description: This book provides a state-of-the-art account of past and current research in the interface between linguistics and law. It outlines the range of legal areas in which linguistics plays an increasing role and describes the tools and approaches used by linguists and lawyers in this vibrant new field. Through a combination of overview chapters, case studies, and theoretical descriptions, the volume addresses areas such as the history and structure of legal languages, its meaning and interpretation, multilingualism and language rights, courtroom discourse, forensic identification, intellectual property and linguistics, and legal translation and interpretation. Encyclopedic in scope, the handbook includes chapters written by experts from every continent who are familiar with linguistic issues that arise in diverse legal systems, including both civil and common law jurisdictions, mixed systems like that of China, and the emerging law of the European Union.

What Is This Thing Called Language

What Is This Thing Called Language  PDF Book Detail:
Author: David Nunan
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137284994
Size: 14.25 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 272
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Book Description: Language is a complex and ever-evolving phenomenon, but it is one that deeply defines us all. So, What Is This Thing Called Language? Illustrating how it is used in different ways and in varied contexts, this book offers a thought-provoking and entertaining guide through the mysteries of language. The new edition: – Explores the basics of the language systems of sounds, vocabulary and grammar – Explains a basic framework of linguistics and language analysis Examines the written and spoken word in a range of different languages – Uses intriguing anecdotes and interesting examples to unpack complex ideas – Offers study-friendly features, including reflective questions, further reading suggestions as well as glossaries of linguistic terminology and key linguists With new and expanded material on a range of topics, from language variation and culture to second language acquisition and bilingualism, this is an 'un-put-down-able' introduction for all students of language and linguistics.