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1 A Chinese-English Dictionary of Idioms and Proverbs (Lexicographica Series Maior: 24)

Xiao-jun Heng and Xue-zhi Zhang

Max Niemeyer Verlag, Tubingen, Germany, 1988, 3-484-30924-5 / 9783484309241, First Edition, Paperback, Very Good, 17 Cms x 24 Cms 
Printed Pages: 545. 006637

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2 A History of Afro-Hispanic Language: Five Centuries, Five Continents

John Lipski

Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 2005, 0-521-82265-3 / 9780521822657, First Edition, Hard Cover, New, New, 228 x 152 Mm 
The African slave trade, beginning in the fifteenth century, brought African languages into contact with Spanish and Portuguese, resulting in the Africans?gradual acquisition of these languages. In this book, John Lipski describes the major forms of Afro-Hispanic language found in the Iberian Peninsula and Latin America over the last 500 years. As well as discussing pronunciation, morphology and syntax, he separates legitimate forms of Afro-Hispanic expression from those that result from racist stereotyping, to assess how contact with the African diaspora has had a permanent impact on contemporary Spanish. A principal issue is the possibility that Spanish, in contact with speakers of African languages, may have creolized and restructured - in the Caribbean and perhaps elsewhere - permanently affecting regional and social varieties of Spanish today. The book is accompanied by the largest known anthology of primary Afro-Hispanic texts from Iberia, Latin America, and former Afro-Hispanic contacts in Africa and Asia. ?First book in English to provide an overview of the language contact situations that shaped Afro-Hispanic language ?Provides a comprehensive coverage of five centuries and five continents of Afro-Hispanic language and cultural encounters ?Contains the largest-known anthology of primary texts documenting Afro-Hispanic language Contents 1. Africans in the Iberian Peninsular, the slave trade, and overview of Afro-Iberian linguistic contacts; 2. Early Afro-Portuguese texts; 3. Early Afro-Hispanic texts; 4. Africans in colonial Spanish America; 5. Afro-Hispanic texts from Latin America; 6. Survey of major African language families; 7. Phonetics/phonology of Afro-Hispanic language; 8. Grammatical features of Afro-Hispanic language; 9. The Spanish-creole debate. Printed Pages: 364. 012793

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3 A Vedic Grammar for Students

Arthur Anthony Macdonell

D.K. Printworld (P) Ltd., New Delhi, India, 2005, 81-246-0126-7 / 9788124601266, Reprint, Hard Cover, New, New, 13 Cms x 19 Cms 
Printed Pages: 527. 012580

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4 An Experience-based Approach to Language and Reading

Carl Braun and Victor Froese (eds.)

University Park Press, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, 1977, 0-8391-1146-0 / 9780839111467, First Edition, Hard Cover, Very Good, Fair, 16 Cms x 24 Cms 
Printed Pages: 294. Torn dust-jacket. 007606

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5 Ancient Buddhist Scrolls from Gandhara: The British Library Kharosthi Fragments

Richard Salomon; Contributions By Raymond Allchin and Mark Barnard; Foreword By His Holiness the Dalai Lama

The British Library, London, UK, 1999, 0-7123-4611-2 / 9780712346115, First Edition, Paperback, New, 20 x 29 Cm 
Printed Pages: 292 with numerous colour and b/w illustrations. 015658

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6 Atlas of Languages of Intercultural Communication in the Pacific, Asia, and the Americas, 2 vols. (in 3 parts): Volume I: Maps; Volume II.1: Texts; Volume II.2: Texts

Stephen A. Wurm, Peter Muhlhauser, and Darrell T. Tryon (eds.)

Mouton De Gruyter, Berlin, 1996, 3-11-013417-9 / 9783110134179, First Edition, Hard Cover with a Slipcase, Very Good, 23 Cms x 31 Cms 
Set of 2 vols. in 3 parts. Mint condition. Slightly rubbed and scratched covers. Slipcase slightly broken. 011019

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7 Blooming English: Observations on the Roots, Cultivation and Hybrids of the English Language

Kate Burridge

Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 2004, 0-521-54832-2 / 9780521548328, First Edition, Paperback, New, 247 x 174 Mm 
English is the most creative, changeable and imaginative of languages. Some words are invented to meet temporary needs and are quickly discarded; others carry meanings hundreds of years old. Language fascinates us, and we spend a lot of time playing with it, concocting everything from puns, riddles and secret languages to wonderful prose and poetry. We also worry about it a great deal, looking up and checking words in dictionaries and usage guides, occasionally arguing about definitions. Blooming English celebrates our capacity to play with language, as well as examining the ways we use it: in slang and jargon, swearing, speaking the unspeakable, or concealing unpleasant or inconvenient facts. It can be used for browsing, for finding beguiling snippets about language, history and social customs, and can be a formidable weapon in word games. ?A book for all lovers of the English language ?Focuses on the quirks and oddities of English and explains how they came about ?Easy and enjoyable to read; genuinely accessible to the non-linguist Contents 1. Why a garden?; 2. The complexity of language; 3. Language change; 4. Word creation; 5. Meaning shifts; 6. Relics of linguistic change; 7. The nature of exotics; 8. Bad language; 9. Colloquial today, Standard English tomorrow; 10. Our untidy English; 11. Sound symbolism; 12. What is correct English?; 13. Dictionaries, style guides and grammars; 14. Personal names; 15. Dirty words; 16. Taboo language. Printed Pages: 248. 014286

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8 Child Phonology: Volume II: Perception

Grace H. Yeni-Komshian, James F. Kavanagh and Charles A. Ferguson (eds.)

Academic Press, London, UK, 1980, 0-12-770602-X / 9780127706023, First Edition, Hard Cover, As New, 16 Cms x 24 Cms 
Printed Pages: 268. New copy. 004278

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9 Competence in English: A Fresh Look at Basics with Diagnostic and Mastery Tests (Second Edition)

J.N. Hook

Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Publishers, New York, USA, 1977, 0-15-512426-9 / 9780155124264, Second Edition, Paperback, Fair, 17.5 Cms x 23.5 Cms 
Printed Pages: 388. 007805

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10 Contexts, Hierarchies, and Filters: A Study of Transformational Systems as Disambiguated Languages (Linguistische Arbeiten Series: Volume 128)

Uwe K.H. Reichenbach

Max Niemeyer Verlag, Tubingen, Germany, 1983, 3-484-30128-7 / 9783484301283, First Edition, Paperback, Fine, 17 Cms x 24 Cms 
Printed Pages: 110. 006653

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11 Control and Ability: Towards a Biocybernetics of Language (Pragmatics & Beyond Series: Volume III:4)

Waltraud Brennenstuhl

John Benjamins Publishing Company, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1982, 90-272-2522-2 / 9789027225221, First Edition, Paperback, As New, As New, 16 Cms x 23 Cms 
Printed Pages: 128. 005684

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12 English as a Global Language

David Crystal

Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 2003, 0-521-53032-6 / 9780521530323, Second Edition, Paperback, New, 216 x 128 Mm 
This classic book includes material on the vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation of New Englishes, footnotes and full bibliography. ?The best available account of English as an international phenomenon ?Updated edition, with extra sections on the future of English as a world language, English on the Internet, the possibility of an English ‘family?of languages, footnotes and a full bibliography ?Suitable for anyone of any nationality concerned with English: teachers, students, language professionals, politicians, general readers and anyone with a love of the language Contents Preface; 1. Why a global language?; 2. Why English? The historical context; 3. Why English? The cultural foundation; 4. Why English? The cultural legacy; 5. The future of global English; References; Index; List of tables. Printed Pages: 228 with 5 tables, 1 figure, and 11 maps. 012744

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13 English as a Global Language

David Crystal

Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 2003, 0-521-82347-1 / 9780521823470, Second Edition, Hard Cover, New, New, 216 x 128 Mm 
This classic book includes material on the vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation of New Englishes, footnotes and full bibliography. ?The best available account of English as an international phenomenon ?Updated edition, with extra sections on the future of English as a world language, English on the Internet, the possibility of an English ‘family?of languages, footnotes and a full bibliography ?Suitable for anyone of any nationality concerned with English: teachers, students, language professionals, politicians, general readers and anyone with a love of the language Contents Preface; 1. Why a global language?; 2. Why English? The historical context; 3. Why English? The cultural foundation; 4. Why English? The cultural legacy; 5. The future of global English; References; Index; List of tables. Printed Pages: 228 with 5 tables, 1 figure, and 11 maps. 012743

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14 English: An Introduction to Language

Thomas Pyles and John Algeo

Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Publishers, San Diego, California, USA, 0-15-522642-8 / 9780155226425, First Edition, Paperback, Very Good, 16.5 Cms x 23 Cms 
Printed Pages: 377. Cover scratched. Book is new. 007990

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15 Explaining Language Universals

John A. Hawkins (ed.)

Basil Blackwell, Oxford, UK, 1988, 0-631-15534-1 / 9780631155348, First Edition, Hard Cover, Fine, Fine, 16 Cms x 24 Cms 
Printed Pages: 411. 007738

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16 Focus on the Caribbean

Manfred Gorlach and John A. Holm (eds.)

John Benjamins Publishing Company, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1986, 90-272-4866-4 / 9789027248664, First Edition, Paperback, Fine, 16 Cms x 23 Cms 
Printed Pages: 217. 009355

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17 Handbook of Semiotics

Winfried Noth

Indiana University Press, Bloomington, USA, 1990, 0-253-34120-5 / 9780253341204, First Edition, Hard Cover, New, No Jacket, 18 Cms x 26 Cms 
Printed Pages: 588. 007636

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18 Hokan Studies: Papers from the First Conference on Hokan Languages Held in San Diego, California, April 23-25, 1970

Margaret Langdon and Shirley Silver (eds.)

Mouton & Co., The Hague, The Netherlands, 1976, 90-279-3124-0 / 9789027931245, First Edition, Paperback, Fine, Fair, 19 Cms x 27 Cms 
Printed Pages: 373. 005999

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19 Language and Reading: An Interdisciplinary Approach

Doris V. Gunderson

Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC, USA, 1970, 0-87281-002-X / 9780872810020, First Edition, Paperback, Very Good, 15.5 Cms x 23 Cms 
Printed Pages: 288. Scratched cover. 008042

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20 Language Assessment for Remediation

David J. Muller, Sian M. Munro, and Christopher Code

Croom Helm, London, UK, 1981, 0-7099-1706-6 / 9780709917069, First Edition, Hard Cover, Very Good, Good, 15 Cms x 23 Cms 
Printed Pages: 169. Dust-jacket slightly rubbed. 007658

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21 Language Contact in Europe: Proceedings of the Working Groups 12 and 13 at the XIIIth International Congress of Linguists, August 29-September 4, 1982, Tokyo (Linguistische Arbeiten Series: Volume 168)

Peter H. Neide, P. Sture Ureland and Iain Clarkson (eds.)

Max Niemeyer Verlag, Tubingen, Germany, 1986, 3-484-30168-6 / 9783484301689, First Edition, Paperback, Very Good, 17 Cms x 24 Cms 
Printed Pages: 208. 006648

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22 Language in Geographic Context (Multilingual Matters: Volume 38)

Colin H. Williams

Multilingual Matters Ltd, Clevedon, Philadelphia, USA, 1988, 1-85359-001-0 / 9781853590016, First Edition, Paperback, Very Good, 15 Cms x 21 Cms 
Printed Pages: 326. 006930

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23 Language Variation in South Asia

William Bright

Oxford University Press, New York, USA, 1990, 0-19-506365-1 / 9780195063653, First Edition, Hardbound, New, No Jacket, 14 Cms x 22 Cms 
Printed Pages: 183. 007789

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24 Languages: Its Structure and Use

Edward Finegan and Niko Besnier

Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Publishers, San Diego, California, USA, 1989, 0-15-549175-X / 9780155491755, First Edition, Paperback, Good, 16.5 Cms x 23 Cms 
Printed Pages: 560. 007861

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Legacies of Colonial English: Studies in Transported Dialects, Raymond Hickey (ed.)
25 Legacies of Colonial English: Studies in Transported Dialects

Raymond Hickey (ed.)

Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 2005, 0-521-83020-6 / 9780521830201, First Edition, Hard Cover, New, New, 228 x 152 Mm 
As a result of colonization, many varieties of English now exist around the world. Legacies of Colonial English brings together a team of internationally-renowned scholars to discuss the role of British dialects in both the genesis and subsequent history of postcolonial Englishes. Considering the input of Scottish, English and Irish dialects, they closely examine a wide range of Englishes - including those in North and South America, South Africa, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand - and explain why many of them still reflect non-standard British usage from the distant past. Complete with a checklist of dialect features, a detailed glossary and set of general references on the topic of postcolonial Englishes, this book will be an invaluable source to scholars and students of English Language and Linguistics, particularly those interested in sociolinguistics, historical linguistics and dialectology. ?The first comprehensive book devoted to the legacy of British dialects in extraterritorial Englishes ?The contributors include many of the leading scholars in the field ?The different social and linguistic conditions in the various settings under discussion are taken fully into account, rather than one explanatory model being expected to serve for all cases Contents Introduction Raymond Hickey; Part I. Out of Britain: 1. Dialects of English and their transportation Raymond Hickey; 2. Scots and Scottish English Caroline Macafee; 3. Development and diffusion of Irish English Raymond Hickey; Part II. The New World: 4. The emergence of American English Merja Kyt? 5. The language of deported Londoners Laura Wright; 6. Remnant dialects in the coastal United States Walt Wolfram and Natalie Schilling-Estes; 7. Verbal -s in the (African American) English diaspora Shana Poplack and Sali Tagliamonte; 8. ‘Canadian dainty? the rise and decline of Briticisms in mainland Canadian English J. K. Chambers; 9. The legacy of British and Irish English in Newfoundland Sandra Clarke; 10. The English dialect heritage of the Southern United States Edgar W. Schneider; 11. Solving Kurath’s puzzle: establishing the antecedents of the American midland dialect region Michael Montgomery; 12. English dialect input to the Caribbean Raymond Hickey; Part III. The Southern Hemisphere: 13. South African English Roger Lass; 14. English transported to the south Atlantic Ocean: Tristan da Cunha Daniel Schreier; 15. English on the Falklands Andrea Sudbury; 16. English input to Australia Scott Kiesling; 17. English input to New Zealand Elizabeth Gordon and Peter Trudgill; 18. English input to the English-lexicon pidgins and creoles of the Pacific Suzanne Romaine; Part IV. English in Asia: 19. Asian Englishes, origin and structure Raymond Hickey; 20. South Asian Englishes Raymond Hickey; 21. South-east Asian Englishes Raymond Hickey; Part V. Appendixes: 22. Checklist of nonstandard features Raymond Hickey; 23. Glossary of terms Raymond Hickey; 24. General references Raymond Hickey; 25. Timeline for varieties of English Raymond Hickey; 26. Maps of anglophone locations Raymond Hickey. Printed Pages: 752 with 5 maps. 012786

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Linguistics: The Cambridge Survey: Volume II-Linguistic Theory: Extensions and Implications, Frederick J. Newmeyer (ed.)
26 Linguistics: The Cambridge Survey: Volume II-Linguistic Theory: Extensions and Implications

Frederick J. Newmeyer (ed.)

Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 1989, 0-521-37581-9 / 9780521375818, First Paperback Edition, Paperback, Very Good, 15.5 Cms x 23 Cms 
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 discourse analysis. Each chapter has been written by a specialist particularly distinguished in his or her field who has accepted the challenge of reviewing the current issues and future prospects in sufficient depth for the scholar and with sufficient clarity for the student. Each volume can be read independently and has a particular focus. Volume I covers the internal structure of the language faculty itself, while Volume II considers the evidence for, and the implications of, a generativist approach to language. Psycholinguistics and neurolinguistics are covered in Volume III, and Volume IV concentrates on sociolinguistics and the allied fields of anthropological linguistics and discourse and conversation analysis. Several of the chapters in the work concentrate on the interface between different aspects of linguistic theory or the boundaries between linguistic theory and other disciplines. Thus in both its scope and in its approach the Survey is a unique and fundamental work of reference. It undoubtedly fulfils the editor's principal aim of providing a wealth of information, insight and ideas that will excite and challenge all readers with an interest in linguistics. Contributors Frederick J. Newmeyer, Lyn Frazier, Thomas Roeper, Suzanne Flynn, Mary-Louise Kean, Susan Curtiss, Victoria A. Fromkin, Ruth Kempson, Ellen F. Prince, Jerrold M. Sadock, Per-Kristian Halvorsen, Bruce Hayes, Carol A. Padden, Derek Bickerton, Pieter Muysken, Derek Bickerton, Pieter Muysken Printed Pages: 328. 003117

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Linguistics: The Cambridge Survey: Volume III: Language: The Socio-cultural Context, Frederick J. Newmeyer (ed.)
27 Linguistics: The Cambridge Survey: Volume III: Language: The Socio-cultural Context

Frederick J. Newmeyer (ed.)

Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 1989, 0-521-37583-5 / 9780521375832, First Paperback Edition, Paperback, Very Good, 15.5 Cms x 23 Cms 
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 discourse analysis. Each chapter has been written by a specialist particularly distinguished in his or her field who has accepted the challenge of reviewing the current issues and future prospects in sufficient depth for the scholar and with sufficient clarity for the student. Each volume can be read independently and has a particular focus. Volume I covers the internal structure of the language faculty itself, while Volume II considers the evidence for, and the implications of, a generativist approach to language. Psycholinguistics and neurolinguistics are covered in Volume III, and Volume IV concentrates on sociolinguistics and the allied fields of anthropological linguistics and discourse and conversation analysis. Several of the chapters in the work concentrate on the interface between different aspects of linguistic theory or the boundaries between linguistic theory and other disciplines. Thus in both its scope and in its approach the Survey is a unique and fundamental work of reference. It undoubtedly fulfils the editor's principal aim of providing a wealth of information, insight and ideas that will excite and challenge all readers with an interest in linguistics. 'The contributions are informed, up-to-date and lucid, and many of them make unusual - in fact, unprecedented - efforts to present opposing viewpoints fairly and to look at what they have in common rather than at what divides them. ...The mixture of detached overviews and strongly argued positions works very well, in my view, and the editor is to be congratulated for the high standards that are maintained throughout. The tremendous intellectual energy and excitement of the field come through strongly, and I shan't hesitate to recommend many of the chapters to students.' -- The Times Higher Education Supplement Contents Preface; 1. Psycholinguistics: an overview Michael K. Tanenhaus; 2. Language and cognition Robyn Carston; 3. Processes in language production Merrill F. Garrett; 4. Language perception Giovanni B. Flores D’Arcais; 5. The mental lexicon Karen D. Emmorey and Victoria A. Fromkin; 6. Where learning begins: initial representations for language learning Lila R. Gleitman, Henry Gleitman, Barbara Landau and Eric Wanner; 7. Second language acquisition Ellen Broselow; 8. Neurolingustics: an overview of language-brain relations in aphasia Sheila E. Blumstein; 9. The biological basis for language David Caplan; 10. Linguistics and speech-language pathology Catherine A. Jackson; 11. The evolution of human communicative behaviour William Orr Dingwall; 12. Linguistics and animal communication Richard A. Demers; Index of names; Index of subjects. Printed Pages: 368. 003119

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Linguistics: The Cambridge Survey: Volume IV: Language: The Socio-cultural Context, Frederick J. Newmeyer (ed.)
28 Linguistics: The Cambridge Survey: Volume IV: Language: The Socio-cultural Context

Frederick J. Newmeyer (ed.)

Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 1989, 0-521-37583-5 / 9780521375832, First Paperback Edition, Paperback, Very Good, 15.5 Cms x 23 Cms 
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 discourse analysis. Each chapter has been written by a specialist particularly distinguished in his or her field who has accepted the challenge of reviewing the current issues and future prospects in sufficient depth for the scholar and with sufficient clarity for the student. Each volume can be read independently and has a particular focus. Volume I covers the internal structure of the language faculty itself, while Volume II considers the evidence for, and the implications of, a generativist approach to language. Psycholinguistics and neurolinguistics are covered in Volume III, and Volume IV concentrates on sociolinguistics and the allied fields of anthropological linguistics and discourse and conversation analysis. Several of the chapters in the work concentrate on the interface between different aspects of linguistic theory or the boundaries between linguistic theory and other disciplines. Thus in both its scope and in its approach the Survey is a unique and fundamental work of reference. It undoubtedly fulfils the editor’s principal aim of providing a wealth of information, insight and ideas that will excite and challenge all readers with an interest in linguistics. Contents Contributors; Preface; 1. The study of language in its socio-cultural context Beatriz R. Lavandera; 2. Language, culture, and world-view Jane H. Hill; 3. Language and social class Gregory R. Guy; 4. Language and race: some implications for linguistic science John Baugh; 5. Language and gender Sally McConnell-Ginet; 6. Bilingualism Bernard Spolsky; 7. Dialectology Keith Walters; 8. Sociolinguistics and syntactic variation David Sankoff; 9. Language birth: the processes of pidginization and creolization William A. Foley; 10. Language death Wolfgang U. Dressler; 11. Language planning: the view from linguistics Donna Christian; 12. Ethnography of speaking: towards a linguistics of the praxis Alessandro Duranti; 13. The organisation of discourse Diane Blakemore; 14. Conversation analysis Deborah Schiffrin; Index of names; Index of subjects. Printed Pages: 304. 003118

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29 Logic of Discovery and Logic of Discourse

Jaakko Hintikka and Fernand Vandamme (eds.)

Plenum Press, New York, USA, 1985, 0-306-42157-7 / 9780306421570, First Edition, Hard Cover, Fine, No Jacket, 16.5 Cms x 25 Cms 
Printed Pages: 286. 008406

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Medical Interpreting and Cross-cultural Communication, Claudia V. Angelelli
30 Medical Interpreting and Cross-cultural Communication

Claudia V. Angelelli

Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 2004, 0-521-83026-5 / 9780521830263, First Edition, Hard Cover, New, New, 228 x 152 Mm 
When healthcare providers and patients do not speak the same language, medical interpreters are called in to help. In this book - the first ever ethnographic study of a bilingual hospital - Claudia Angelelli explores the role of medical interpreters, drawing on data from over 300 medical encounters and interviewing the interpreters themselves about the people for whom they interpret, their challenges, and how they characterize their role. Traditionally the interpreter has been viewed as a language conduit, with little power over the medical encounter or the relationship between patient and provider. This book presents an alternative view, considering the interpreter’s agency and contextualizing the practice within an institution that is part of a larger society. Bringing together literature from social theory, social psychology, and linguistic anthropology, this book will be welcomed by anyone who wants to discover the intricacies of medical interpreting first-hand; particularly researchers, communication specialists, policy makers, and practitioners. ?The first ever ethnographic study of a bilingual hospital ?Includes data from over 300 medical encounters ?Includes Spanish and English translations of interviews on medical interpreting Contents 1. Questioning invisibility; 2. Communication in a medical encounter; 3. A different set of lenses; 4. California hope: a public hospital in changing times; 5. Putting it all together; 6. Finding visibility; 7. Interpreters?voices; 8. Emerging metaphors and final words. Printed Pages: 168 with 8 tables and 8 figures. 012779

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31 Metaphor and Non-Metaphor: The Semantics of Adjective-Noun Combinations (Linguistische Arbeiten Series: Volume 74)

Jan M.G. Aarts and Joseph P. Calbert

Max Niemeyer Verlag, Tubingen, Germany, 1979, 3-484-10340-X / 9783484103405, First Edition, Paperback, Very Good, 17 Cms x 24 Cms 
Printed Pages: 252. 006652

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32 Metataxis: Contrastive Dependency Syntax for Machine Translation

Klaus Schubert

Foris Publications, Berlin, Germany, 1987, 90-6765-358-6 / 9789067653589, First Edition, Paperback, Fine, Fair, 17 Cms x 25 Cms 
Printed Pages: 250. Spine slightly torn. Distributed Language Translation Series: Volume 2. 006515

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33 Modelling British English Intonation

Jan Roelof De Pijper

Foris Publications, Berlin, Germany, 1983, 90-6765-003-X / 9789067650038, First Edition, Paperback, Fine, Fine, 17 Cms x 25 Cms 
Printed Pages: 162. Netherlands Phonetics Archives Series: Volume III. 006514

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34 Modelling British English Intonation

Jan Roelof De Pijper

Foris Publications, Berlin, Germany, 1983, 90-6765-004-8 / 9789067650045, First Edition, Hard Cover, New, Fine, 17 Cms x 25 Cms 
Printed Pages: 162. Netherlands Phonetics Archives Series: Volume III. 006490

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Natural Kinds and Conceptual Change, Joseph LaPorte
35 Natural Kinds and Conceptual Change

Joseph LaPorte

Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 2004, 0-521-82599-7 / 9780521825993, First Edition, Hard Cover, New, New, 228 x 152 Mm 
According to the received tradition, the language used to refer to natural kinds in scientific discourse remains stable even as theories about these kinds are refined. Hence, scientists discover, rather than stipulate, that sentences like ‘Whales are mammals, not fish?are true. In this illuminating book, Joseph LaPorte argues that scientists do not discover that sentences about natural kinds, like ‘Whales are mammals, not fish? are true rather than false. Instead, scientists find that these sentences were vague in the language of earlier speakers, and they refine the meanings of the relevant natural-kind terms to make the sentences true. Hence, scientists change the meanings of these terms. This conclusion prompts LaPorte to examine the consequences of this change in meaning for the issue of incommensurability and for the progress of science. ?Combines a skilled treatment of philosophy of language with an unusual knowledge of the relevant biological science ?Unifies many ideas discussed separately in the vast literature on natural kinds Contents Introduction; 1. What is a natural kind, and do biological taxa qualify?; 2. Natural kinds, rigidity, and essence; 3. Biological kind term reference and the discovery of essence; 4. Chemical kind term reference and the discovery of essence; 5. Linguistic change and incommensurability; 6. Meaning change, theory change and analyticity. Printed Pages: 232 with 6 line diagrams and 1 half-tone. 012837

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36 On Nature and Language

Noam Chomsky; Edited By Adriana Belletti and Luigi Rizzi

Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 2002, 0-521-01624-X / 9780521016247, First Edition, Paperback, New, 198 x 129 Mm 
Chomsky develops his thinking on the relation between language, mind and brain, integrating current research in linguistics into the burgeoning field of neuroscience. ?Brings together the recent writings of one of the most prominent thinkers of the twentieth century in a stunning collection, published here for the first time ?Includes the clearest introduction available to his highly influential approach to linguistics ?Penetrating accounts of language, mind and brain - it will appeal across linguistics, cognitive science and philosophy of mind Contents Foreword; 1. Introduction: some concepts and issues in linguistic theory; 2. Perspectives on Language and Mind; 3. Language and the brain; 4. An interview on minimalism; 5. The secular priesthood and the perils of democracy. Printed Pages: 216. 012739

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37 Palaeography of Orissa

Subrata Kumar Acharya

D.K. Printworld (P) Ltd., New Delhi, India, 2005, 81-246-0306-5 / 9788124603062, First Edition, Hard Cover, New, New, 23 Cms x 29 Cms 
Printed Pages: 360 with numerous b/w illustrations. 011794

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Predication Theory: A Case Study for Indexing Theory (Cambridge Studies in Linguistics-50), Donna Jo Napoli
38 Predication Theory: A Case Study for Indexing Theory (Cambridge Studies in Linguistics-50)

Donna Jo Napoli

Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 1989, 0-521-36820-0 / 9780521368209, First Edition, Paperback, New, Very Good, 15.5 Cms x 23 Cms 
In this study Donna Jo Napoli takes a refreshingly commonsense approach to the notions of argument and predicate. Recent discussions of predication within Government and Binding theory have stressed the configurational properties of the phrases involved, and Napoli argues that this has led to proposals for more and more elaborate syntactic structures that nevertheless fail to provide genuinely explanatory accounts. She presents a convincing case for viewing the notion of predicate as a semantic primitive which cannot be defined by looking simply at the lexicon or simply at the syntactic structure, and offers a theory or predication where the key to the subject-predicate relationship is theta-role assignment. The book then goes on to offer principles for the coindexing of a predicate with its subject role player. These coindexing principles make use of Chomsky’s 1986 notion of barriers, but instead of being sensitive to configurational notions like c-command and governing category, Napoli argues that they are sensitive to thematic structure. In the final chapter of the book Napoli extends the principles for predication coindexing to anaphor binding, by introducing the notion of argument ladders. The overall approach taken here is bound to be controversial, but it successfully handles the data traditionally considered in discussions of predication, as well as constructions that present major problems for other existing theories. Exemplification is from English and Italian, but the conclusions apply to all languages. Predication theory has been written in a spirit of inquiry that offers many fresh insights to all linguists and philosophers interested in predication, whatever their theoretical persuasion. Napoli writes in an informal and accessible style that will attract students who already have some background in syntax as well as specialists. Contents Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Predicates and theta-role assignment; 2. The principles of predication coindexing; 3. Predication coindexing within NP in Italian; 4. Predication coindexing within NP in English; 5. A brief look at five more constructions; 6. An indexing theory encompassing anaphora and predication; References; Index of names; Index of subjects. Printed Pages: 384. 003115

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39 Proceedings of the Texas Conference on Performatives, Presuppositions, and Implicatures

Andy Rogers, Bob Wall, and John P. Murphy (eds.)

Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC, USA, 1977, 0-87281-063-1 / 9780872810631, First Edition, Paperback, Very Good, 16 Cms x 24 Cms 
Printed Pages: 189. Slightly scratched covers. 008301

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40 Process Linguistics: Exploring the Processual Aspects of Language and Language Use, and the Methods of Their Description (Linguistische Arbeiten Series: Volume 177)

Thomas T. Ballmer and Wolfgang Wildgen

Max Niemeyer Verlag, Tubingen, Germany, 1987, 3-484-30177-5 / 9783484301771, First Edition, Paperback, Very Good, 17 Cms x 24 Cms 
Printed Pages: 389. 006646

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Reduplication: Doubling in Morphology, Sharon Inkelas and Cheryl Zoll
41 Reduplication: Doubling in Morphology

Sharon Inkelas and Cheryl Zoll

Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 2005, 0-521-80649-6 / 9780521806497, First Edition, Hard Cover, New, New, 228 x 152 Mm 
This groundbreaking new study takes a novel approach to reduplication, a phenomenon whereby languages use repetition to create new words. Sharon Inkelas and Cheryl Zoll argue that the driving force in reduplication is identity at the morphosyntactic, not the phonological level, and present a new model of reduplication - Morphological Doubling Theory - that derives the full range of reduplication patterns. This approach shifts the focus away from the relatively small number of cases of phonological overapplication and underapplication, which have played a major role in earlier studies, to the larger class of cases where base and reduplicant diverge phonologically. The authors conclude by arguing for a theoretical shift in phonology, which entails more attention to word structure. As well as presenting the authors?pioneering work, this book also provides a much-needed overview of reduplication, the study of which has become one of the most contentious in modern phonological theory. ?Provides the broadest empirical coverage to date of reduplicative phenomena ?Integrates phonology and morphology (previously morphology was largely ignored) ?Provides a much-needed critique of current theories of reduplication Contents 1. Introduction; 2. Evidence for morphological doubling; 3. Morphologically conditioned phonology in reduplication: the daughters; 4. Morphologically conditioned phonology in reduplication: the mother node; 5. Morphologically-driven opacity in reduplication; 6. Case-studies; 7. Final issues. Printed Pages: 280. 012775

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42 Research Genres: Explorations and Applications

John M. Swales

Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 0-521-82594-6 / 9780521825948, First Edition, Hard Cover, New, New, 228 x 152 Mm 
Research Genres discusses today’s research world, its various configurations of genres, and the role of English within them. Theoretical and methodological issues are explored, with a special emphasis on various metaphors of genre. The book is full of carefully-worked detail and each chapter ends with suggestions for pedagogical practice. Research Genres provides a rich and scholarly account of this key area. Contents 1. Toward a world of genre; 2. The role of English in the research world; 3. Theoretical and methodological issues; 4. ‘Getting done? The PhD dssertation; 5. The PhD defense; 6. Research talk and research talks; 7. The Research Article Revisited; 8. Three remaining issues. Printed Pages: 324. 012858

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Research Genres: Explorations and Applications, John M. Swales
43 Research Genres: Explorations and Applications

John M. Swales

Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 0-521-53334-1 / 9780521533348, First Edition, Paperback, New, 228 x 152 Mm 
Research Genres discusses today’s research world, its various configurations of genres, and the role of English within them. Theoretical and methodological issues are explored, with a special emphasis on various metaphors of genre. The book is full of carefully-worked detail and each chapter ends with suggestions for pedagogical practice. Research Genres provides a rich and scholarly account of this key area. Contents 1. Toward a world of genre; 2. The role of English in the research world; 3. Theoretical and methodological issues; 4. ‘Getting done? The PhD dssertation; 5. The PhD defense; 6. Research talk and research talks; 7. The Research Article Revisited; 8. Three remaining issues. Printed Pages: 324. 012859

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44 Sanskrit Studies: Vol. 1, Samvat 2061-62 (CE 2004-05)

Kapil Kapoor (ed.)

D.K. Printworld (P) Ltd., New Delhi, India, 2006, 81-246-0348-0 / 9788124603482, First Edition, Hard Cover, New, New, 15 x 23 Cm 
Printed Pages: 312. 014044

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Selfish Sounds and Linguistic Evolution: A Darwinian Approach to Language Change, Nikolaus Ritt
45 Selfish Sounds and Linguistic Evolution: A Darwinian Approach to Language Change

Nikolaus Ritt

Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 2004, 0-521-82671-3 / 9780521826716, First Edition, Hard Cover, New, New, 228 x 152 Mm 
This book takes an exciting new perspective on language change, by explaining it in terms of Darwin’s evolutionary theory. Looking at a number of developments in the history of sounds and words, Nikolaus Ritt shows how the constituents of language can be regarded as mental patterns, or ‘memes? which copy themselves from one brain to another when communication and language acquisition take place. Memes are both stable in that they transmit faithfully from brain to brain, and active in that their success at replicating depends upon their own properties. Ritt uses this controversial approach to challenge established models of linguistic competence, in which speakers acquire, use, and shape language. In Darwinian terms, language evolution is something that happens to, rather than through, speakers, and the interests of linguistic constituents matter more than those of their human ‘hosts? This book will stimulate debate among evolutionary biologists, cognitive scientists and linguists alike. ?Provides a new and controversial perspective on language change, which is likely to stimulate academic argument and further research ?Demonstrates how the emerging new paradigm of memetics might be operationalised and put to the test ?Combines insights from evolutionary biology, cognitive science and historical linguistics, and is therefore truly interdisciplinary Contents 1. Introduction; 2. The historical perspective; 3. Approaching ‘language change? 4. The Darwinian approach; 5. Generalising Darwinism; 6. Towards an evolutionary theory of language; 7. What does all this imply for the study of language change?; 8. How to live with feet, if one happens to be a morph-meme; 9. The prosodic evolution of English word forms or the great trochaic conspiracy; 10. Conclusion. Printed Pages: 342 with 31 figures. 012800

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Standardizing Written English: Diffusion in the Case of Scotland 1520-1659, Amy J. Devitt
46 Standardizing Written English: Diffusion in the Case of Scotland 1520-1659

Amy J. Devitt

Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 1989, 0-521-36446-9 / 9780521364461, First Edition, Hard Cover, New, As New, 16 Cms x 24 Cms 
This book offers a new view of the linguistic process of standardization, the movement of specific language features towards uniformity. Drawing on theoretical arguments and empirical data, it examines the way in which linguistic conformity develops out of variation, and the textual and social factors which influence this process. After defining and clarifying the general theoretical issues involved, Professor Devitt takes as a specific case study the standardization of written English in Scotland in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, and shows that standardization is a gradual process, that it encompasses periods of great variation, and that it occurs concurrently with sociopolitical shifts. The interrelationship of linguistic features, genres, and social pressures shapes the nature and direction of standardization. This is a readable and accessible book which will appeal to those involved in the study of Scots-English, and is of importance for linguistic methodology and the study and teaching of literacy.This book offers a new view of the linguistic process of standardization, the movement of specific language features towards uniformity. Drawing on theoretical arguments and empirical data, it examines the way in which linguistic conformity develops out of variation, and the textual and social factors which influence this process. After defining and clarifying the general theoretical issues involved, Professor Devitt takes as a specific case study the standardization of written English in Scotland in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, and shows that standardization is a gradual process, that it encompasses periods of great variation, and that it occurs concurrently with sociopolitical shifts. The interrelationship of linguistic features, genres, and social pressures shapes the nature and direction of standardization. This is a readable and accessible book which will appeal to those involved in the study of Scots-English, and is of importance for linguistic methodology and the study and teaching of literacy. Printed Pages: 136. 004681

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47 Statistics in Language Studies (Cambridge Textbooks in Linguistics)

Anthony Woods, Paul Fletcher and Arthur Hughes

Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 1991, 0-521-27312-9 / 9780521273121, Reprint, Paperback, New, Very Good, 15.5 Cms x 23 Cms 
This book demonstrates the contribution that statistics can and should make to linguistic studies. The range of work to which statistical analysis is applicable is vast: including, for example, language acquisition, language variation and many aspects of applied linguistics. The authors give a wide variety of linguistic examples to demonstrate the use of statistics in summarising data in the most appropriate way, and then making helpful inferences from the processed information. The range of techniques introduced by the book will help the reader both to evaluate and make use of literature which employs statistical analysis, and to apply statistics in their own research. Each chapter gives step-by-step explanations of particular techniques using examples from a number of fields, and is followed by extensive exercises. The early part of the book provides a thorough grounding in probability and statistical inference, and then progresses through methods such as chi-squared and analysis of variance, to multivariate methods such as cluster analysis, principal components analysis and factor analysis. None of these techniques requires the reader to have a grasp of mathematics more complex than simple algebra. Students and researchers in many fields of linguistics will find this book an invaluable introduction to the use of statistics, and a practical text for the development of skills in the application of statistics. Contents Preface; 1. Why do linguists need statistics?; 2. Tables and graphs; 3. Summary measures; 4. Statistical inference; 5. Probability; 6. Modelling statistical populations; 7. Estimating from samples; 8. Testing hypotheses about population values; 9. Testing the fit of models to data; 10. Measuring the degree of interdependence between two variables; 11. Testing for differences between two populations; 12. Analysis of variance - ANOVA; 13. Linear regression; 14. Searching for groups and clusters; 15. Principal components analysis and factor analysis; Appendices; References; Index. Printed Pages: 336 with 28 line diagrams, 91 tables and 58 exercises. 016472

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48 Study of Philology: Sanskrit and the Derived Languages

R.G. Bhandarkar

Bharatiya Kala Prakashan, New Delhi, India, 2005, 81-8090-086-X / 9788180900860, Revised Edition, Hard Cover, New, New, 15 x 23 Cm 
Printed Pages: 368. 012690

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49 Teaching Language Arts Creatively

Mimi Brodsky Chenfeld

Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Publishers, New York, USA, 1978, 0-15-588807-2 / 9780155888074, First Edition, Paperback, Fair, 17.5 Cms x 23.5 Cms 
Printed Pages: 372. Torn cover. Slightly dirty. 007948

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50 The Cambridge Companion to Saussure

Carol Sanders (ed.)

Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 2005, 0-521-80486-8 / 9780521804868, First Edition, Paperback, New, 247 x 174 Mm 
Ferdinand de Saussure is widely considered to be the founder of both modern linguistics and structuralism. The first to establish the structural study of language, he identified the difference between the system of language (‘Langue? and the idiosyncratic speech of individuals ('Parole'), and was first to distinguish between the ‘synchronic?study of language (language at a given time), and the ‘diachronic?(language as it changes through time). This Companion brings together a team of leading scholars to offer a fresh new account of Saussure's work. As well as looking at his pioneering and renowned Course in General Linguistics of 1916, they consider his lesser-known early work, his more recently-discovered manuscripts, and his influence on a range of other disciplines, such as cultural studies, philosophy, literature and semiotics. With contributions by specialists in each field, this comprehensive and accessible guide creates a unique picture of the lasting importance of Saussure’s thought. ?Offers an up-to-date overview of all Saussure’s work including both the ‘course in general linguistics?and his more recently discovered work ?The assessments of Saussure’s influence on a range of fields are given by leading specialists from around the world ?Represents the reception of Saussure in an English-speaking intellectual tradition as well as making available perspectives from other traditions Contents Part I. Out of the Nineteenth Century: 1. Saussure and Indo-European linguistics Anna Murpurgo Davies; 2. The Paris years Carol Sanders; 3. The making of the ‘cours de linguistique générale?Rudolf Engler; 4. The linguistic sign John E. Joseph; 5. ‘Langue?and ‘parole?W. Terrence Gordon; 6. System, arbitrariness, value Claudine Normand; Part II. After the ‘Cours? 7. Saussure and American linguistics Julia S. Falk; 8. Saussure and structuralist linguistics in Europe Christian Puech; 9. The Russian critique of Saussure Stephen Hutchings; 10. Saussure, Barthes and structuralism Steven Ungar; 11. Saussure’s anagrams Peter Wunderli; 12. Saussure and Derrida Geoffrey Bennington; Part IV. New Debates and Directions: 13. Saussure’s unfinished semantics Simon Bouquet; 14. Saussure, linguistic theory and philosophy of science Christopher Norris; 15. Saussure and semiotics Paul Boissac. Printed Pages: 316. 012726

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