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Gift of the Gab: How Eloquence Works

by David Crystal Yale University Press
Pub Date:
05/2017
ISBN:
9780300226409
Format:
Pb+ 256 pages

We all know eloquence when we hear it. But what exactly is it? And how might we gain more of it for ourselves? This entertaining...

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Little Book of Language

by David Crystal Yale University Press
Pub Date:
03/2011
ISBN:
9780300170825
Format:
Pb+ 272 pages

With a language disappearing every two weeks and neologisms springing up almost daily, an understanding of the origins and currency...

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Syntax and Semantics of the Verb in Classical Greek: An Introduction

by Albert Rijksbaron University of Chicago Press
Pub Date:
07/2007
ISBN:
9780226718583
Format:
Pbk 228 pages

The verb is, in any language, the motor of all communication: no verb, no action. In Greek, verb forms change not only with person,...

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Four Words for Friend: Why Using More Than One Language Matters Now More Than Ever

by Marek Kohn Yale University Press
Pub Date:
02/2019
ISBN:
9780300231083
Format:
Hbk 264 pages

In a world that has English as its global language and rapidly advancing translation technology, it’s easy to assume that the...

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Why Only Us: Language and Evolution

by Robert Berwick and Noam Chomsky The MIT Press
Pub Date:
05/2017
ISBN:
9780262533492
Format:
Pb+ 224 pages

We are born crying, but those cries signal the first stirring of language. Within a year or so, infants master the sound system...

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Beyond Methods: Macrostrategies for Language Teaching

by B. Kumaravadivelu Yale University Press
Pub Date:
12/2002
ISBN:
9780300095739
Format:
Pbk 352 pages

In this original book, B. Kumaravadivelu presents a macrostrategic framework designed to help both beginning and experienced teachers...

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Aspects of the Theory of Syntax 50th Anniversary Edition

by Noam Chomsky The MIT Press
Pub Date:
12/2014
ISBN:
9780262527408
Format:
Pbk 296 pages

Noam Chomsky’s Aspects of the Theory of Syntax, published in 1965, was a landmark work in generative grammar that introduced certain...

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Minimalist Program 20th Anniversary Edition

by Noam Chomsky The MIT Press
Pub Date:
12/2014
ISBN:
9780262527347
Format:
Pbk 408 pages

In his foundational book, The Minimalist Program, published in 1995, Noam Chomsky offered a significant contribution to the generative...

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Linguistics: An Introduction to Language and Communication 7ed

by Adrian Akmajian, Ann Farmer, Lee Bickmore, Richard Demers and Robert Harnish The MIT Press
Pub Date:
06/2017
ISBN:
9780262533263
Format:
Pbk 608 pages

This popular introductory linguistics text is unique for its integration of themes. Rather than treat morphology, phonetics, phonology,...

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Language, Thought, and Reality: Selected Writings of Benjamin Lee Whorf 2ed

by Benjamin Lee Whorf, John B Carroll, Stephen C Levinson, Penny Lee, John B Carroll and Stephen C Levinson The MIT Press
Pub Date:
07/2012
ISBN:
9780262517751
Format:
Pbk 448 pages

The pioneering linguist Benjamin Whorf (1897–1941) grasped the relationship between human language and human thinking: how language...

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Lexical Analysis: Norms and Exploitations

by Patrick Hanks The MIT Press
Pub Date:
01/2013
ISBN:
9780262018579
Format:
Hbk 480 pages

In Lexical Analysis, Patrick Hanks offers a wide-ranging empirical investigation of word use and meaning in language. The book...

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Innovative Strategies for Heritage Language Teaching: A Practical Guide for the Classroom

by Marta Fairclough and Sara Beaudrie Georgetown Univ Press
Pub Date:
10/2016
ISBN:
9781626163386
Format:
Pb+ 304 pages

Heritage language (HL) learning and teaching presents particularly difficult challenges. Melding cutting-edge research with innovations...

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Price of Linguistic Productivity: How Children Learn to Break the Rules of Language

by Charles Yang The MIT Press
Pub Date:
09/2016
ISBN:
9780262035323
Format:
Hbk 280 pages

All languages have exceptions alongside overarching rules and regularities. How does a young child tease them apart within just...

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Peirce on Signs: Writings on Semiotic By Charles Sanders Peirce

by Charles Sanders Peirce The University of North Carolina Press
Pub Date:
12/1991
ISBN:
9780807843420
Format:
Pb+ 294 pages

Charles Sanders Peirce (1839-1914) is rapidly becoming recognized as the greatest American philosopher. At the center of his...

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Theory of the Aphorism: From Confucius to Twitter

by Andrew Hui Princeton University Press
Pub Date:
02/2019
ISBN:
9780691188959
Format:
Hbk 272 pages

An engaging look at the aphorism, the shortest literary form, across time, languages, and cultures Aphorisms - or...

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