The Syntax-Morphology Interface: A Study of Syncretism (Cambridge Studies in Linguistics)

By Matthew Baerman

Syncretism--where a unmarried shape serves or extra morphosyntactic functions--is a continual challenge on the syntax-morphology interface. It effects from a 'mismatch', wherein the syntax of a language makes a selected contrast, however the morphology doesn't. This pioneering publication presents the 1st full-length learn of inflectional syncretism, providing a typology of its incidence throughout a variety of languages. it will likely be welcomed by way of linguists attracted to the relation among phrases and the bigger devices of which they seem to be a half.

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You Are What You Speak: Grammar Grouches, Language Laws, and the Politics of Identity

By Robert Lane Greene

"An insightful, obtainable exam of how within which day by day speech is tangled in a sophisticated internet of historical past, politics, race, economics and power." - Kirkus

What is it approximately different people’s language that strikes a few of us to nervousness or perhaps rage? for hundreds of years, sticklers internationally have donned the cloak of authority to manage the best way humans use phrases. Now this sensational new ebook moves again to safeguard the attention-grabbing, real-life variety of this most simple human faculty.

With the erudite but obtainable type that marks his paintings as a journalist, Robert Lane Greene takes readers on a rollicking journey worldwide, illustrating with bright anecdotes the function language ideals play in shaping our identities, for solid and in poor health. starting with literal myths, from the Tower of Babel to the bloody origins of the observe “shibboleth,” Greene exhibits how language “experts” went from myth-making to rule-making and from development cohesive groups to development glossy countries. From the proposal of 1 language’s superiority to the typical notion that words like “It’s me” are “bad English,” linguistic ideals too usually outline “us” and distance “them,” helping category, ethnic, or nationwide prejudices. in brief: What we listen approximately language is frequently rather concerning the politics of identity.

Governments foolishly attempt to police language improvement (the French Academy), nationalism results in the violent suppression of minority languages (Kurdish and Basque), or even americans worry that the main winning language in international background (English) could be threatened by way of elevated immigration. those fake language ideals are usually tied to damaging political ends and will bring about the violation of easy human rights. Conversely, political involvement in language can occasionally turn out valuable, as with the Zionist  revival of Hebrew or our present-day efforts to supply schooling in international languages necessary to company, international relations, and intelligence. And sure, standardized languages play a vital function in uniting glossy societies.

As this attention-grabbing booklet indicates, every little thing we’ve been taught to consider language will not be wrong—but it is usually approximately anything greater than language on my own. You Are What You converse will definitely get humans conversing.

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Discourse and Social Change

By Norman Fairclough

Now to be had in paperback, this ebook is a severe advent to discourse research because it is practised in quite a few varied disciplines at the present time, from linguistics and sociolinguistics to sociology and cultural stories. the writer exhibits how difficulty with the research of discourse may be mixed, in a scientific and fruitful means, with an curiosity in broader difficulties of social research and social switch.

Fairclough offers a concise and demanding evaluate of the tools and result of discourse research, discussing the descriptive paintings of linguists and dialog analysts in addition to the extra traditionally and theoretically orientated paintings of Michel Foucault. He develops an unique framework for discourse research which firmly situates discourse in a broader context of social kin bringing jointly textual content research, the research of techniques of textual content creation and interpretation, and the social research of discourse occasions.

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Grammar Can Be Fun

By Munro Leaf

Filenote: PDF is searchable photo ocr. PDF is fifty six pages. back and front hide with inside of flaps scanned.
Publish yr note: First pubished in 1934 through Frederick A. Stokes (A J B Lippincott Company). This reproduction is the twenty eighth impression.
ISBN note: no ISBN, Library of Congress Card, quantity 34-29533

Grammar might be Fun is an image e-book with some extent: right speech and solid grammar with out nagging. It goals to take away “ain’t” and “uh-huh” and “gimme” and “got” and a rating of unlucky nuances by means of an easy, definite painless and funny approach. In his signature kind of fun stick determine drawings and captions, Leaf makes transparent things like the variation among can and will, and the explanation why one doesn't say “he performed it” or “she come.”

Exasperated mom and dad (and grandparents) confronted with the disagreeable activity of facing grammatical lapses bought by means of their youngsters from (gasp!) their neighbor’s childrens could be thrilled (and relieved) by means of this veritable “grammar with no tears.” lecturers will locate it an essential best friend, or even the culprits themselves—the children—will notice that studying to talk in a well mannered way and properly isn’t any such chore finally.

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Motivation in Grammar and the Lexicon (Human Cognitive Processing)

Language constitution and use are mostly formed by means of cognitive techniques resembling categorizing, framing, inferencing, associative (metonymic), and analogical (metaphorical) considering, and – mediated via cognition – through physically event, emotion, conception, motion, social/communicative interplay, tradition, and the interior ecology of the linguistic method itself. The members to the current quantity reveal how those language-independent elements encourage grammar and the lexicon in quite a few languages comparable to English, German, French, Italian, Hungarian, Russian, Croatian, jap, and Korean. the amount might be of serious curiosity to scholars and students in cognitive and useful linguistics.

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Corpus, Cognition and Causative Constructions (Studies in Corpus Linguistics)

By Gaëtanelle Gilquin

English causative structures with cause, get, have and make are frequently mistakenly offered as (quasi-)synonymous and kind of interchangeable. This booklet demonstrates the price of corpus linguistics in selecting the syntactic, semantic, lexical and stylistic good points which are designated for every of those structures. It additionally underlines the usefulness of supplying corpus stories with a fantastic theoretical starting place via exhibiting how corpus linguistics might be fruitfully mixed with cognitive linguistics, that's used either as a place to begin for the research (top-down method) and as a framework during which to interpret the corpus effects (bottom-up approach). From a methodological perspective, the research illustrates the complementarity of corpus and elicitation information, and provides instruments and strategies which may be used to enquire different syntactic buildings. ultimately, the publication additionally has a pedagogical measurement in that it examines how the learn findings could be utilized to international language educating.

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Linguistics for Clinicians: A Practical Introduction (Arnold Publication)

Linguistics for Clinicians offers an advent to linguistic research within the medical context. The publication attracts on a number of linguistic theories and outlines, equipping readers with a conceptual toolkit that may permit them to: examine information systematically, bearing in mind sorts of linguistic houses; select major styles which could provide them clinically appropriate cues; construct specific arguments to again up their observations and hypotheses; pick out appropriate linguistic goods for review and treatment tasks.

The syntactic sections conceal usual suggestions and their software to more than a few info is labored via step-by-step. This stable grounding in syntax offers a springboard for certain analyses of sentence semantics and sentence phonology that are really proper in medical overview and remedy, yet aren't frequently to be had open air professional linguistic texts. those sections disguise: occasion constitution and its illustration by means of verbs and their enhances; the timing and modality of occasions and their illustration through the auxiliary procedure; rhythmic styles of sentences and the way the sort and place of person phrases affects them.

Clinical relevance is a relevant subject matter in the course of the booklet. All linguistic thoughts are brought with examples in their scientific use. Analytical counsel are incorporated to expect and take care of universal difficulties of medical program. broad routines additional illustrate using linguistic strategies in facts research and job construction.

Linguistics for Clinicians is essentially a linguistics textbook for college students and academics on scientific classes. it's also an invaluable source for practicing clinicians, psycholinguitics scholars and researchers in language impairments.

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New Perspectives on Chinese Syntax (Trends in Linguistics Studies and Monographs)

By Waltraud Paul

Within the final thirty years, Mandarin chinese language has been enjoying an more and more very important function quite often linguistics and has turn into a "must" for everybody drawn to move linguistic comparability and syntactic theorizing. The publication goals at demystifying chinese language. It areas arguable matters in the higher context of present syntactic theories, bargains specified analyses and issues out the untenability of preconceived principles within the literature.

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Written in Stone: A Journey Through the Stone Age and the Origins of Modern Language

Witty and erudite, Written in Stone is the 1st etymology e-book to bare how the English language is predicated on unique Stone Age words.

part the world’s inhabitants speaks a language that has advanced from a unmarried, prehistoric mom tongue. A mom tongue first spoken in Stone Age occasions, at the steppes of principal Eurasia 6,500 years in the past. It used to be so powerful that it flourished for 2 thousand years. It used to be a language that unfold from the seashores of the Black Sea throughout just about all of Europe and masses of Asia. it's the genetic foundation of every little thing we communicate and write today―the DNA of language.

Written in Stone combines detective paintings, mythology, old historical past, archaeology, the roots of society, expertise and battle, and the sheer fascination of phrases to discover that unique mom tongue, sketching the connections woven in the course of the significant vocabulary of English―with a few wonderful results.

In snappy, energetic and infrequently very humorous chapters, it uncovers the main influential and critical phrases utilized by our Neolithic ancestors, and indicates how they're nonetheless in consistent use today―the development blocks of all our commonest phrases and words.

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C++ Programming for the Absolute Beginner

While you are new to programming with C++ and are trying to find a superior creation, this can be the publication for you. built through machine technological know-how teachers, books within the "For absolutely the Beginner"™ sequence educate the foundations of programming via easy online game production. you'll collect the talents that you just desire for more effective C++ programming functions and should learn the way those abilities will be placed to take advantage of in real-world eventualities. through the chapters, you will discover code samples that illustrate ideas awarded. on the finish of every bankruptcy, you can find an entire video game that demonstrates the main principles within the bankruptcy, a precis of the bankruptcy, and a collection of demanding situations that checks your newfound wisdom. by the point you end this booklet, you can be good versed in C++ and be capable to practice the elemental programming ideas you've got discovered to the subsequent programming language you take on.

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