A Concise Introduction to Linguistics

Author: Bruce M. Rowe,Diane P. Levine

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351852663

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 414

View: 2565

Now in its fifth edition, A Concise Introduction to Linguistics provides students with a detailed introduction to the core concepts of language as it relates to culture. The textbook includes a focus on linguistic anthropology, unpacking the main contributions of linguistics to the study of human communication and culture. Aimed at the general education student, the textbook also provides anthropology, linguistics, and English majors with the resources needed to pursue advanced courses in this area. Written in an accessible manner that does not assume previous knowledge of linguistics, this new edition contains expanded discussions on linguistic anthropology, sociolinguistics (including a section on gender and language), and pragmatics. The textbook incorporates a robust set of pedagogical features including marginal definitions, a substantial glossary, chapter summaries, and learning exercises. Brand new to this edition are suggested reading lists at the end of every chapter, and recommended websites and apps to further aid students in their study.

Introduction to English Linguistics

Author: Annette Becker,Markus Bieswanger

Publisher: UTB

ISBN: 3825245284

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 228

View: 3502

Neuauflage der praxisorientierten Einführung in die englische Sprachwissenschaft Der Band eignet sich hervorragend als Grundlage für Einführungskurse sowie zu Selbststudium und zur Prüfungsvorbereitung. Er besticht durch leicht verständliche Erklärungen, zahlreiche Beispiele, Abbildungen und Übungen mit Lösungen. Für die vierte Auflage wurden der Text, die Aufgaben und die Literaturhinweise überarbeitet und aktualisiert. Der Band aus der Reihe utb-basics ist ideale Einführungslektüre für alle Studierenden der englischen Sprachwissenschaft.

Song Without Words

Discovering My Deafness Halfway through Life

Author: Gerald Shea

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 030682194X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 3805

Much has been written about the profoundly deaf, but the lives of the nearly 30 million partially deaf people in the United States today remain hidden. Song without Words tells the astonishing story of a man who, at the age of thirty-four, discovered that he had been deaf since childhood, yet somehow managed to navigate his way through Andover, Yale, and Columbia Law School, and to establish a prestigious international legal career. Gerald Shea's witty and candid memoir of how he compensated for his deafness--through sheer determination and an amazing ability to translate the melody of vowels. His experience gives fascinating new insight into the nature and significance of language, the meaning of deafness, the fierce controversy between advocates of signing and of oral education, and the longing for full communication that unites us all.

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Linguistics

Author: P. H. Matthews

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191079014

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 464

View: 2737

The third edition of The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Linguistics is an authoritative and invaluable reference source covering every aspect of its wide-ranging field. In 3,250 entries the Dictionary spans grammar, phonetics, semantics, languages (spoken and written), dialects, and sociolinguistics. Clear examples - and diagrams where appropriate - help to convey the meanings of even the most technical terms. It also incorporates entries on keyscholars of linguistics, both ancient and modern, summarising their specialisms and achievements.With existing entries thoroughly revised and updated, and the addition of 100 new entries, this new edition expands its coverage of semantics, as well as recently emerging terminology within, for example, syntactic theory and sociolinguistics.Wide-ranging and with clear definitions, it is the ideal reference for students and teachers in language-related courses, and a great introduction to linguistics for the general reader with an interest in language and its study.

A History of the English Language

Author: Albert Croll Baugh,Thomas Cable

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780130151667

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 447

View: 2692

Traces the history of the English language, the forces influencing its development, and the forms it has taken in America.

Einführung in die Mathematische Logik

Ein Lehrbuch

Author: Wolfgang Rautenberg

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3322915182

Category: Mathematics

Page: 256

View: 8961

Dieses Lehrbuch enthält über den Stoff einer einsemestrigen Einführungsvorlesung hinaus auch Material für eine Vorlesung über Logik für Informatiker (speziell logisches Programmieren), sowie in begrenztem Maße auch Basismaterial für eine Fortsetzung der Einführung in die Spezialrichtungen Modelltheorie, Rekursionstheorie und Beweistheorie. Für eine gekürzte Einführung in die Mathematische Logik kombiniert mit einer Einführung in die Mengenlehre empfiehlt sich für den logischen Teil der Stoff der ersten drei Kapitel. Unabhängig von Vorlesungskonzepten ist das Buch auch zum Selbststudium geeignet. Für einen Großteil der Übungen gibt es Lösungshinweise. Außer einer gewissen Schulung im mathematischen Schließen sind spezielle Vorkenntnisse nicht erforderlich; lediglich für Teile der Modelltheorie wären algebraische Grundkenntnisse wünschenswert. Die Verzeichnisse (Stichwörter, Symbole, Literatur) sind ausführlich und kommen der selbständigen Erarbeitung des Stoffes sehr entgegen. Das Buch ist inhaltsreich und flüssig geschrieben. Aus der Literatur bekannte Beweise wurden oft erheblich vereinfacht. Auch werden viele interessante Details präsentiert, die in der Lehrbuchliteratur nur schwer zu finden sind. Beispiele: Fragmente der 1. Stufe (etwa der Birkhoffsche Vollständigkeitssatz) und die Solovayschen Vollständigkeitssätze über Selbstreferenz. Die Gödelschen Unvollständigkeitssätze und ihr Umfeld werden besonders ausführlich behandelt. Nur gelegentlich werden weiterführende Betrachtungen angestellt, die mit Verweisen auf entsprechende Literaturstellen abschließen.

Wörter und Regeln

die Natur der Sprache

Author: Steven Pinker

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783938478592

Category:

Page: 478

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Semiotics: The Basics

Author: Daniel Chandler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315311038

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 332

View: 2752

This third edition of the bestselling textbook has been fully revised, continuing to provide a concise introduction to the key concepts of semiotics in accessible and jargon-free language.? Demystifying what is a complex, highly interdisciplinary field, key questions covered include:?? What are signs and codes??? What can semiotics teach us about representation and reality??? What tools does it offer for analysing texts and cultural practices??? With further examples and images and new end of chapter resources, this must-have resource is both the ideal introductory text and an essential reference guide for students at all levels of language and communication, media and cultural studies

Verstehen, MiÃverstehen und MiÃverstÃĪndnisse

Untersuchungen an einem Korpus englischer und deutscher Beispiele

Author: Wolfgang Falkner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Miscommunication

Page: 275

View: 9473

In this book misunderstandings are analyzed using a pragmatically-oriented modell of communication. The empirical basis is a large corpus of examples from English and German. The theoretical approach makes it possible in many instances to identify the reason why a misunderstanding occurs. A three-level concept of communicative functions, making use of some fundamental concepts of speech act theory, leads to a classification of three major types of misunderstandings. An investigation into the relationship between misunderstandings and phenomena such as nonunderstanding and unnoticed misunderstandings leads to the conclusion that 'total' understanding must be regarded as a social construct rather than as interactive reality.

Norse-derived Vocabulary in late Old English Texts

Wulfstan's works, a case story

Author: Sara M. Pons-Sanz

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9027272735

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 318

View: 1906

This book focuses on the Norse-derived vocabulary in the works of Archbishop Wulfstan II of York (d. 1023). A considerable advantage derives from studying Wulfstan's compositions because, unlike most Old English texts, they are closely dateable and, to a certain extent, localizable. Thus, they offer excellent material for the examination of the process of integration and accommodation of Norse-derived vocabulary in Old English. After establishing the list of terms which can be accepted to be Norse-derived, this book analyses their relations with their native synonyms, both from a semantic and a stylistic point of view, and their inclusion in the word-formation processes to which Wulfstan submitted his vocabulary, native and borrowed alike. The information derived from this approach is used to explore the possible reasons for the archbishop's selection of the borrowed terms and the impact which his lexical practices had on contemporary and later English writers.

An Introduction to Historical Linguistics

Author: Terry Crowley,Claire Bowern

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195365542

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 376

View: 2719

The new edition of this popular introductory text on historical linguistics covers all areas of language change, with a focus on Australia and the Pacific. Topics include sound change, the comparative method, cultural reconstruction and morphological and syntactic change.

Kognitive Aspekte der Sprache

Akten des 30. Linguistischen Kolloquiums, Gdańsk 1995

Author: Kazimierz A. Sroka

Publisher: Max Niemeyer Verlag

ISBN: 9783484303607

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 306

View: 1184

The volume contains papers given at the 30th Colloquium of Linguistics, whose leading (but not exclusive) theme was 'Language and Cognition'. The papers represent various domains of linguistics and range from purely theoretical (e.g. those dealing with language sign and categorical grammar), through descriptive and historical, to application-oriented (glottodidactics and translation). Computer linguistics is also represented. The papers deal with a number of languages (English, French, German, Gothic, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Icelandic, Polish, including Kashubian, and others). The problem of artificial languages is considered, too.

Strukturen der Syntax

Author: Noam Chomsky

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110813629

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 136

View: 9939

Sprache und Geist

mit einem Anhang: Linguistik und Politik

Author: Noam Chomsky

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518276198

Category: Psycholinguistics

Page: 188

View: 9155

Fließend in drei Monaten

Wie Sie in kürzester Zeit jede Sprache erlernen

Author: Benny Lewis

Publisher: MVG Verlag

ISBN: 3864157358

Category: Cooking

Page: 256

View: 1405

Eine Sprache lernt man nicht nur, sondern man lebt sie. Benny Lewis ist Autodidakt und hat im Laufe der Zeit herausgefunden, worum es tatsächlich beim Lernen einer Sprache geht. In diesem Buch erklärt er, was es wirklich braucht, damit man jede Sprache in kürzester Zeit erlernt. Unerlässlich ist eine enorm hohe Motivation für das Erlernen der Sprache, und man muss sich trauen, die Sprache auch zu sprechen. Sei es durch eine persönliche Reise in das entsprechende Land, übers Internet oder durch einen Tandempartner. Darüber hinaus sollte man möglichst alles in der Fremdsprache tun, was Praxis bringt: Fernsehen schauen, Musik hören und lesen. Mit diesem Buch gibt der Autor Tipps für Eselsbrücken, um Vokabeln und die Grammatik einfacher zu erlernen, und er hilft dabei, die Herangehensweise an das Lernen so zu optimieren, dass es zu einem Kinderspiel wird. Sein Erfolg spiegelt sich im weltweit größten Sprachlernblog wider, mit dem er bereits Millionen Menschen dabei geholfen hat, eine neue Sprache zu erlernen.

Te Reo; Proceedings

Author: Linguistic Society of New Zealand

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Linguistics

Page: N.A

View: 4304

A Concise Hebrew and Aramaic Lexicon of the Old Testament

Based Upon the Lexical Work of Ludwig Koehler and Walter Baumgartner

Author: William Lee Holladay

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802834133

Category: Religion

Page: 425

View: 1078

Based on the First, Second, and Third Editions of the Koehler-Baumgartner Lexicon in Veteris Testamenti Libros, this abridgment-provides everything the student needs to translate an Old Testament passage.