Linguistics

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GLOSSARY OF TRANSFORMATIONAL GRAMMAR, Ambrose-Grillet, Jeanne
1 Ambrose-Grillet, Jeanne GLOSSARY OF TRANSFORMATIONAL GRAMMAR
Newbury House Publishers, In 1978 0883770997 / 9780883770993 Paperback Very Good 
A clean softcover, no markings throughout, not an ex-lib. 
Price: 900.00 JPY
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THE ORIGINS OF VOWEL SYSTEMS, Boer, B. De
2 Boer, B. De THE ORIGINS OF VOWEL SYSTEMS
Oxford University Press, USA 2001 0198299664 / 9780198299660 Paperback Near Fine 
This book addresses tendencies of human vowel systems from the point of vie w of self-organization. It uses computer models to show that tendencies of human languages can be reproduced by artificial agents. DeBoer then explore s the implications of those results for the evolution of language. 
Price: 2500.00 JPY
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3 Ecroyd, Donald H. VOICE AND ARTICULATION: A HANDBOOK [BY] DONALD H. ECROYD, MURRAY M. HALFOND [AND] CAROL CHWOROWSKY TOWNE
Ill.] Scott 1966 Paperback Good 
Some wear to cover,otherwise a good copy. 
Price: 500.00 JPY
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THE HISTORY OF LANGUAGES: AN INTRODUCTION, Janson, Tore
4 Janson, Tore THE HISTORY OF LANGUAGES: AN INTRODUCTION
9780199604296 2011 0199604290 / 9780199604296 Paperback Very Good 
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. This is an introduction to the history of languages, from the distant past to a glimpse at what languages may be like in the distant future. It looks at how languages arise, change, and ultimately vanish, and what lies behind their different destinies. What happens to languages, he argues, has to do with what happens to the people who use them, and what happens to people, individually and collectively, is affected by the languages they speak. The book opens by examining what the languages are the hunter-gatherers mig ht have spoken and the changes to language that took place when agriculture made settled communities possible. It then looks at the effects of the inv ention of writing, the formation of empires, the spread of religions, and t he recent dominance of world powers, and shows how these relate to great ch anges in the use of languages. Tore Janson discusses the appearance of new languages, the reasons why some languages spread and others die, considers whether similar cyclical processes are found at different times and places, and examines the causes of internal changes in languages and dialects. The book ranges widely among the world's languages and mixes thematic chapters on general processes of change with accounts of specific languages, including Chinese, Arabic, Latin, Greek, and English. 
Price: 1800.00 JPY
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5 Kinsella,Valerie LANGUAGE TEACHING THE INTERNATIONAL ABSTRACTING JOURNAL FOR LANGUAGE TEACHE RS AND APPLIED LINGUISTS
Cambridge University Press 1994 Softcover VG 
Special feature Brian Hill on self-managed learning. 
Price: 700.00 JPY
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6 Potter, Simeon OUR LANGUAGE (PELICAN S.)
Penguin Books Ltd 1969 0140202277 / 9780140202274 Paperback Very Good 
Our Language. 
Price: 500.00 JPY
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7 Scovel, Thomas A TIME TO SPEAK: A PSYCHOLINGUISTIC INQUIRY INTO THE CRITICAL PERIOD FOR HU MAN SPEECH (ISSUES IN SECOND LANGUAGE RESEARCH)
Wadsworth Pub Co 1988 0066325323 / 9780066325323 Paperback Near Fine 

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8 Staton, Jana DIALOGUE JOURNAL COMMUNICATION: CLASSROOM, LINGUISTIC, SOCIAL, AND COGNITIV E VIEWS
Ablex Publishing 1988 0893914312 / 9780893914318 Paperback Very Good 
A bright clean softcover small crease to frontcover, no markings throughout : The thesis of this volume is that writing done by students who control their own topics, who have genuine purposes for writing, and have a real, known audience, is quite different and valuable in its own right. It forms a rich source of information about how young students think, manage their social interactions, and use language with competence to get things done. By selecting dialogue journal writing as a corpus for analysis, it is possible to observe children's communicative competence in using written language purposefully, apart from their ability to master a particular form of writing. The central argument is that dialogue journal communication represents a kind of personal literacy, prior to and more comprehensive than the particular literacies emphasized and assessed in schools. The contents include a practitioner's view of the practice itself and a summary of the research study methods developed to analyze interactive written conversations. 
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