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The Expression of Gender

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Gender is a fascinating category, which has grown steadily in importance across the humanities and social sciences. The book centres on the core of the cat ...

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  • Editeur: Walter de Gruyter
  • ISBN: 3110307332
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Nombre de pages: 230
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Gender is a fascinating category, which has grown steadily in importance across the humanities and social sciences. The book centres on the core of the category within language. Each of the seven contributions provides an independent account of a key part of the topic, ranging from gender and sex, gender and culture, to typology, dialect variation and psycholinguistics. The authors pay attention to a broad range of languages, including English, Chukchi, Konso and Mohawk.


Errors in Language Learning and Use

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Errors in Language Learning and Use is an up-to-date introduction and guide to the study of errors in language, and is also a critical survey of previous w ...

  • L'auteur : Carl James
  • Editeur: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317890299
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Nombre de pages: 320
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Errors in Language Learning and Use is an up-to-date introduction and guide to the study of errors in language, and is also a critical survey of previous work. Error Analysis occupies a central position within Applied Linguistics, and seeks to clarify questions such as `Does correctness matter?', `Is it more important to speak fluently and write imaginatively or to communicate one's message?' Carl James provides a scholarly and well-illustrated theoretical and historical background to the field of Error Analysis. The reader is led from definitions of error and related concepts, to categorization of types of linguistic deviance, discussion of error gravities, the utility of teacher correction and towards writing learner profiles. Throughout, the text is guided by considerable practical experience in language education in a range of classroom contexts worldwide.


Introducing English Grammar

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Introducing English Grammar introduces readers to the methodology and terminology needed to analyse English sentences. The approach taken is in line with c ...

  • L'auteur : Kersti Börjars,Kate Burridge
  • Editeur: Routledge
  • ISBN: 0429662815
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Nombre de pages: 344
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Introducing English Grammar introduces readers to the methodology and terminology needed to analyse English sentences. The approach taken is in line with current research in grammar, a particular advantage for students who may go on to study syntax in more depth. All the examples and exercises use real language taken from both standard and non-standard geographical areas and dialects, and include excerpts from Australian and British newspaper articles. Students are encouraged to think about the terminology as a tool kit for studying language and to test what can and cannot be described using these tools. This new edition has been fully updated and features: an expanded introduction; new texts and exercises that include data from social media; revised material on 'Grammar at work' and 'English worldwide'; more suggestions for further reading at the end of the book; a brand new companion website with extensive further reading and answers to the exercises, which can be found at www.routledge.com/cw/borjars. Written for readers with no previous experience of grammatical analysis, Introducing English Grammar is suited to anyone beginning a study of linguistics, English language or speech pathology, as well as to students whose interests are primarily literary but who need a better understanding of the structure of English.


Creoles in Education

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This volume offers a first survey of projects from around the world that seek to implement Creole languages in education. In contrast to previous works, th ...

  • L'auteur : Bettina Migge,Isabelle Léglise,Angela Bartens
  • Editeur: John Benjamins Publishing
  • ISBN: 9027288208
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Nombre de pages: 356
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: This volume offers a first survey of projects from around the world that seek to implement Creole languages in education. In contrast to previous works, this volume takes a holistic approach. Chapters discuss the sociolinguistic, educational and ideological context of projects, policy developments and project implementation, development and evaluation. It compares different kinds of educational activities focusing on Creoles and discusses a list of procedures that are necessary for successfully developing, evaluating and reforming educational activities that aim to integrate Creole languages in a viable and sustainable manner into formal education. The chapters are written by practitioners and academics involved in educational projects. They serve as a resource for practitioners, academics and persons wishing to devise or adapt educational initiatives. It is suitable for use in upper level undergraduate and post-graduate modules dealing with language and education with a focus on lesser used languages.


The British Isles

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This volume gives a detailed overview of the varieties of English spoken on the British Isles, including lesser-known varieties such as those spoken in Ork ...

  • L'auteur : Bernd Kortmann,Clive Upton
  • Editeur: Walter de Gruyter
  • ISBN: 3110208393
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Nombre de pages: 541
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: This volume gives a detailed overview of the varieties of English spoken on the British Isles, including lesser-known varieties such as those spoken in Orkney and Shetland and the Channel Islands. The chapters, written by widely acclaimed specialists, provide concise and comprehensive information on the phonological, morphological and syntactic characteristics of each variety discussed. The articles are followed by exercises and study questions. The exercises are geared towards students and can be used for classroom assignments as well as for self study in preparation for exams. Instructors can use the exercises, sound samples and interactive maps to enhance their classroom presentations and to highlight important language features. The accompanying CD-ROM contains interactive maps and speech samples that supplement the printed articles and offer material and data for further research. The rich detail found in the chapters as well as the valuable tools on the CD-Rom make this survey of English Varieties a mainstay for researchers and teachers. The content of the CD-ROM is online: http://www.varieties.mouton-content.com.


The Emergence of Pidgin and Creole Languages

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This book provides explanations for the emergence of contact languages, especially pidgins and creoles. It assesses the current state of research and exami ...

  • L'auteur : Jeff Siegel
  • Editeur: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191527130
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Nombre de pages: 336
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: This book provides explanations for the emergence of contact languages, especially pidgins and creoles. It assesses the current state of research and examines aspects of current theories and approaches that have excited much controversy and debate. The book answers questions such as: How valid is the notion of a pidgin-creole-postcreole life cycle? Why are many features of pidgins and creoles simple in formal terms compared to other languages? And what is the origin of the grammatical innovations in expanded pidgins and creoles - linguistic universals, conventional language change, the influence of features of languages in the contact environment, or a mix of two or more factors? In addressing these issues, the author looks at research on processes of second language acquisition and use, including simplification, overgeneralization, and language transfer. He shows how these processes can account for many of the characteristics of contact languages, and proposes linguistic and sociolinguistic constraints on their application in language contact. His analysis is supported with detailed examples and case studies from Pidgin Fijian, Melanesian Pidgin, Hawai'i Creole, New Caledonian Tayo and Australian Kriol, which he uses as well to assess the merits of competing theories of language genesis. Professor Siegel also considers his research's wider implications for linguistic theory.


Dictionary of Languages

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Covering the political, social and historical background of each language, Dictionary of Languages offers a unique insight into human culture and communica ...

  • L'auteur : Andrew Dalby
  • Editeur: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1408102145
  • Genre: Reference
  • Nombre de pages: 752
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Covering the political, social and historical background of each language, Dictionary of Languages offers a unique insight into human culture and communication. Every language with official status is included, as well as all those that have a written literature and 175 'minor' languages with special historical or anthropological interest. We see how, with the rapidly increasing uniformity of our culture as media's influence spreads, more languages have become extinct or are under threat of extinction. The text is highlighted by maps and charts of scripts, while proverbs, anecdotes and quotations reveal the features that make a language unique.


Aspects of (Post)Colonial Linguistics

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Research in Colonial and Postcolonial Linguistics has experienced a significant increase in contributions from varying fields of language studies, gaining ...

  • L'auteur : Daniel Schmidt-Brücken,Susanne Schuster,Marina Wienberg
  • Editeur: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • ISBN: 3110436906
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Nombre de pages: 283
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Research in Colonial and Postcolonial Linguistics has experienced a significant increase in contributions from varying fields of language studies, gaining the attention of scholars from all over the world. This volume aims to showcase the variety of topics relevant to the study of language(s) in colonial, postcolonial and decolonial contexts. A main reason of this variety is that the new paradigm invites and necessitates research on different subject matters such as language typology, grammar and cross-linguistics, meta-linguistics and research on language ideology, discourse analysis and pragmatics. The contributions of this volume are selected, peer-reviewed papers which were partly invited and partly given at the First Bremen Conference on Colonial and Postcolonial Linguistics, held in September 2013.


The Handbook of Pragmatics

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The Handbook of Pragmatics is a collection of newly commissioned articles that provide an authoritative and accessible introduction to the field, including ...

  • L'auteur : Laurence Horn,Gergory Ward
  • Editeur: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 0470756713
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Nombre de pages: 864
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: The Handbook of Pragmatics is a collection of newly commissioned articles that provide an authoritative and accessible introduction to the field, including an overview of the foundations of pragmatic theory and a detailed examination of the rich and varied theoretical and empirical subdomains of pragmatics. Contains 32 newly commissioned articles that outline the central themes and challenges for current research in the field of linguistic pragmatics. Provides authoritative and accessible introduction to the field and a detailed examination of the varied theoretical and empirical subdomains of pragmatics. Includes extensive bibliography that serves as a research tool for those working in pragmatics and allied fields in linguistics, philosophy, and cognitive science. Valuable resource for both students and professional researchers investigating the properties of meaning, reference, and context in natural language.


An Introduction to the Languages of the World

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Unique in scope, An Introduction to the Languages of the World introduces linguistics students to the variety of world's languages. Students will gain fami ...

  • L'auteur : Anatole Lyovin,Brett Kessler,William Leben
  • Editeur: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 019064527X
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Nombre de pages: 536
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Unique in scope, An Introduction to the Languages of the World introduces linguistics students to the variety of world's languages. Students will gain familiarity with concepts such as sound change, lexical borrowing, diglossia, and language diffusion, and the rich variety of linguistic structure in word order, morphological types, grammatical relations, gender, inflection, and derivation. It offers the opportunity to explore structures of varying and fascinating languages even with no prior acquaintance. A chapter is devoted to each of the world's continents, with in-depth analyses of representative languages of Europe, Asia, Africa, Oceania, and America, and separate chapters cover writing systems and pidgins and creoles. Each chapter contains exercises and recommendations for further reading. New to this edition are eleven original maps as well as sections on sign languages and language death and revitalization. For greater readability, basic language facts are now organized in tables, and language samples follow international standards for phonetic transcription and word-by-word glossing. There is an instructor's manual available for registered instructors on the book's companion website.


History of Language

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It is tempting to take the tremendous rate of contemporary linguistic change for granted. What is required, in fact, is a radical reinterpretation of what ...

  • L'auteur : Steven Roger Fischer
  • Editeur: Reaktion Books
  • ISBN: 1861895941
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Nombre de pages: 240
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: It is tempting to take the tremendous rate of contemporary linguistic change for granted. What is required, in fact, is a radical reinterpretation of what language is. Steven Roger Fischer begins his book with an examination of the modes of communication used by dolphins, birds and primates as the first contexts in which the concept of "language" might be applied. As he charts the history of language from the times of Homo erectus, Neanderthal humans and Homo sapiens through to the nineteenth century, when the science of linguistics was developed, Fischer analyses the emergence of language as a science and its development as a written form. He considers the rise of pidgin, creole, jargon and slang, as well as the effects radio and television, propaganda, advertising and the media are having on language today. Looking to the future, he shows how electronic media will continue to reshape and re-invent the ways in which we communicate. "[a] delightful and unexpectedly accessible book ... a virtuoso tour of the linguistic world."—The Economist "... few who read this remarkable study will regard language in quite the same way again."—The Good Book Guide


A Grammar of Vurës, Vanuatu

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This book is a comprehensive grammatical description of the Vurës language, spoken on the island of Vanua Lava, in the Banks group of islands, northern Va ...

  • L'auteur : Catriona Malau
  • Editeur: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • ISBN: 1501503588
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Nombre de pages: 805
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: This book is a comprehensive grammatical description of the Vurës language, spoken on the island of Vanua Lava, in the Banks group of islands, northern Vanuatu. Vurës is a previously undescribed language, with very few minor published works referring to the language.


Linguistic Communities and Migratory Processes

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This inter-disciplinary book is the first in an Irish context to address issues connected with the ‘super-diversifying’ of language and society engende ...

  • L'auteur : Karen P. Corrigan
  • Editeur: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • ISBN: 3110614197
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Nombre de pages: 413
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: This inter-disciplinary book is the first in an Irish context to address issues connected with the ‘super-diversifying’ of language and society engendered by recent and historical migrations. It analyses novel data from interviews with allochthonous and autochthonous groups of monolingual and plurilingual youngsters living in Northern Ireland. A key aim is to test models within second language acquisition and language variation and change research. Another goal is to examine the extent to which distinctive migratory trends generated changes in the language ecologies of communities on the island of Ireland as well as globally in regions where the Irish settled intensively from the 1700s. The book also compares contemporary migratory experiences with historical records to further our understanding of the dynamics of identification through language across time. The first-ever book devoted to all aspects of the sociolinguistics of globalization and migration in Northern Ireland will be welcomed by scholars interested in the consequences for ethnolinguistic vitality of large-scale population movements. It could not be more timely given the fact that 2.5 million sought asylum in Europe alone during 2016, greatly enhancing its diversity.


Hawai'i Creole English

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Are there common specific patterns in the Tense-Mood-Aspect systems of Creoles? Do Creoles constitute a structural type of language? This in-depth synchron ...

  • L'auteur : V. Velupillai
  • Editeur: Springer
  • ISBN: 0230505856
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Nombre de pages: 216
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Are there common specific patterns in the Tense-Mood-Aspect systems of Creoles? Do Creoles constitute a structural type of language? This in-depth synchronic description of the Tense-Mood-Aspect system of contemporary Hawai'i Creole English, is a language-internal analysis based on extensive first-hand data, both written and spoken. The language variety has been used as a basis for major linguistic hypotheses - a strength of this book is the use of a language-independent typological framework, placing the system in a cross-linguistic perspective.


Language Contact

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Language Contact. An International Handbook offers a comprehensive overview of current topics in research on language contact. Broadly conceived, it stands ...

  • L'auteur : Jeroen Darquennes,Joseph C. Salmons,Wim Vandenbussche
  • Editeur: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • ISBN: 3110435357
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Nombre de pages: 866
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Language Contact. An International Handbook offers a comprehensive overview of current topics in research on language contact. Broadly conceived, it stands out for its international approach to language contact, complementing the theoretical state-of-the-art with examples from traditionally eclipsed areas and languages. Next to a thorough introductory overview of the ground-breaking methodological and theoretical approaches that shaped the discipline, ample attention goes to the new and innovative insights on language contact in the 21st century. Combining concise introductory contributions with in-depth treatment of the most relevant case studies in the field, the handbook speaks to both junior and established scholars.


Ethnosyntax : Explorations in Grammar and Culture

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This book provides a fresh and original approach to the 'ethnosyntax' concept - the proposition that the grammar of a language is intimately linked to the ...

  • L'auteur : N. J. Enfield
  • Editeur: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191581798
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  • Nombre de pages: 336
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: This book provides a fresh and original approach to the 'ethnosyntax' concept - the proposition that the grammar of a language is intimately linked to the culture of its speakers. It focuses on three related questions: how far culture accounts for linguistic variation; how culture and grammar are connected; and to what extent one may constitute the other. It looks, for example, at the ways in which grammatical (including semantic) resources may be constrained by social values, and at the possible sociocultural significance of grammatical devices. The chapters add up to an important and timely contribution to the renewed debate among linguists and anthropologists on the relationship between grammar, culture, and cognition. The authors represent a wide range of research traditions, some of which have not until now explicitly addressed the grammar and culture issue. They consider the subject in the context of a wide range of cultures in North America, Europe, and Australasia. The clarity and accessibility of their writing, together with Dr Enfield's introduction to the field, make this not only a work or original value and impeccable scholarship, but an excellent modern textbook on a subject of enduring fascination in linguistics and anthropology.


Creolization of Language and Culture

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Creolization of Language and Culture is the first English edition of Robert Chaudenson's landmark text Des îles, des hommes, des langues, which has also b ...

  • L'auteur : Robert Chaudenson
  • Editeur: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134758413
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Nombre de pages: 360
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Creolization of Language and Culture is the first English edition of Robert Chaudenson's landmark text Des îles, des hommes, des langues, which has also been fully revised. . With reference to the main varieties of creole French, Chaudenson argues against the traditional account of creole genesis for a more sophisticated paradigm which takes full account of the peculiar linguistic and social factors at play in colonial societies. This is an accessible book which makes an important contribution to the study of pidgin and creole language varieties, as well as to the development of contemporary European languages outside Europe. Key features include: Analysis of current debates on the development of creoles Discussion of many aspects of human culture including music, medicine, cooking, magic and folklore Translation of all French sources from which Chaudenson quotes extensively


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