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FOUNDATIONS OF GENERAL LINGUISTICS

By: Atkinson, Martin

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Unwin Hyman: 1988

Seller ID: RWARE0000033555

ISBN: 0044100051

Condition: Good


The first edition of this major introduction to linguistics rapidly establi shed itself as an important student textbook, and a reference tool for thos e who already have some acquaintance with linguistics. This second edition has been updated and revised and includes new chapters on syntax and on cur rent developments in generative grammar, as well as new material on the nat ure of language and on morphology. This book first provides a comprehensive critical review of the analytic tools and theories of linguistics and systematically surveys major concepts in phonetics, phonology, morphology,... View more info

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THE ATOMS OF LANGUAGE: THE MIND'S HIDDEN RULES OF GRAMMAR

By: Baker, Mark C.

Price: ¥2,000.00

Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr (Txt): 2003

Seller ID: RWARE0000027963

ISBN: 019860632X

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


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A HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE

By: Baugh, Albert C.

Price: ¥600.00

Publisher: Routledge: 1990

Seller ID: RWARE0000033998

ISBN: 0415050731

Condition: Good


The standard work on the history of the English language, written primarily for university students. View more info

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TWENTIETH-CENTURY CONCEPTIONS OF LANGUAGE: MASTERING THE METAPHYSICS MARKET

By: Botha, Rudolf

Price: ¥2,500.00

Publisher: WileyBlackwell: 1992

Edition: First

Seller ID: RWARE0000015244

ISBN: 0631181989

Condition: Very Good+/Very Good+


A tight first edition, protected in a new brodart wrapper. Includes bibliographical references (p. 313-331) nd index. View more info

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SYNTAX: A LINGUISTICS INTRODUCTION TO SENTENCE STRUCTURE

By: Brown, E. K.

Price: ¥1,400.00

Publisher: Unwin Hyman: 1991

Seller ID: RWARE0000026840

ISBN: 0044455615

Condition: Very Good


Many introductory textbooks on syntax either concentrate on formal models o r the syntactic structures of English alone. This introduction, now in its second edition, is distinctive in explaining basic concepts and their appli cation to language work of any kind. Written to aid both student and teache r, it covers a range of topics, drawing on languages other than English. Ch apters are supplemented with exercises and essay material is also provided. For this edition, several chapters have been revised or rewritten and addi tional chapter-end exercises provided. The book is designed for any st... View more info

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ANALYZING SENTENCES: AN INTRODUCTION TO ENGLISH SYNTAX

By: Burton-Roberts, Noel

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group: 1988

Seller ID: RWARE0000045719

ISBN: 0582291364

Condition: 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. View more info

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THE DISCOURSE OF ADVERTISING

By: Cook, Guy

Price: ¥700.00

Publisher: Routledge: 1992

Seller ID: RWARE0000035588

ISBN: 0415041716

Condition: 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 comprehensive introduction to advertising discourse examines the language of contemporary advertising, not as an isolated object, but in complex interaction with the texts around it, with music and pictures and, importantly, with the people who make and experience it. Clearly explaining relevant theories of linguistics and poetics, each chapter ends with a series of stimulating exercises, and theoretical discussion is accompanied by examples from... View more info

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AN INTRODUCTION TO DISCOURSE ANALYSIS (APPLIED LINGUISTICS AND LANGUAGE STU DY)

By: Coulthard, Margaret

Price: ¥1,800.00

Publisher: Routledge: 1985

Seller ID: RWARE0000030401

ISBN: 0582553792

Condition: 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. The central concern of this book is the analysis of verbal interaction or discourse. This first six chapters report and evaluate major theoretical advances in the description of discourse. The final chapters demonstrate how the findings of discourse analysis can be used to investigate second-language teaching and first-language acquisition and to analyse literary texts. View more info

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THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE (PELICAN)

By: Crystal, David

Price: ¥400.00

Publisher: Penguin Books: 1990

Seller ID: RWARE0000036159

ISBN: 014022730X

Condition: Good


This is a collection of essays about the English language by English and Am erican men of letters, from the sixteenth to the nineteenth centuries; that is, until the rise of formal linguistic studies. The writers represented a re concerned with the history, the use, the reform or the changing nature o f English. Topics discussed include the defence of English as a literary la nguage; the relationship with other languages; propriety in literary style; the psychological bases of speech; the relationship between words and thin gs; usage; the need for academies and standards of correctness; the ri... View more info

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GROOMING, GOSSIP AND THE EVOLUTION OF LANGUAGE

By: Dunbar, Robin

Price: ¥1,300.00

Publisher: Faber & Faber Non Fiction: 2011

Seller ID: RWARE0000030658

ISBN: 0571173977

Condition: Very Good


Did mankind evolve unusually large brains simply in order to gossip? Primat es differ from other animals by the intensity of their social relationships , by the amount of time they spend grooming one another. Not just a matter of hygiene, grooming is all about cementing bonds, making friends and influ encing your fellow ape. Early humans, in their characteristic large groups of 150 or so, would have had to spend almost half their time in mutual groo ming. Instead, Professor Robin Dunbar argues, they evolved a more efficient mechanism: language. It seems there is nothing idle about idle chatter... View more info

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SCREEN TRANSLATION

By: Gambier, Yves

Price: ¥800.00

Publisher: Routledge: 2003

Seller ID: RWARE0000045330

ISBN: 1900650711

Condition: Very Good


There are three fundamental issues in the field of screen translation, name ly, the relationship between verbal output and pictures and soundtrack, bet ween a foreign language/culture and the target language/culture, and finall y between the spoken code and the written one. All three issues are raised and discussed by contributors to this special issue of The Translator. The topics covered include the following: the use of multimodal transcription for the analysis of audiovisual data; the depiction and reception of cultural otherness in Disney animated films produced in the 1990's; the way in... View more info

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INTRODUCING PHONOLOGY (HUTCHINSON UNIVERSITY LIBRARY)

By: Hawkins, Peter

Price: ¥1,000.00

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd: 1984

Seller ID: RWARE0000030402

ISBN: 0091550610

Condition: 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 recently reissued book is designed as an introductory course in phonology for students of linguistics. Reflecting the subject, the book is divided into two main parts, the first dealing with segmental phonology, and the second with suprasegmental asp. View more info

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SEMANTIC THEORY (CAMBRIDGE TEXTBOOKS IN LINGUISTICS)

By: Kempson, Ruth M.

Price: ¥1,500.00

Publisher: Cambridge University Press: 1977

Seller ID: RWARE0000026761

ISBN: 0521292093

Condition: Near Fine


A read copy, but no markings throughout, spine unblemished, not an ex-lib e dition: Semantics is a bridge discipline between linguistics and philosophy; but linguistics student are rarely able to reach that bridge, let alone cross it to inspect and assess the activity on the other side. Professor Kempson's textbook seeks particularly to encourage such exchanges. She deals with the standard linguistic topics like componential analysis, semantic universals and the syntax-semantics controversy. But she also provides for students with no training in philosophy or logic an introduction to such cent... View more info

CHOMSKY

By: Lyons, John

Price: ¥200.00

Publisher: Fontana: 1971

Seller ID: RWARE0000019916

Condition: Fair


No. 2377L underlining, owners name on fep, otherwise in good condition. View more info

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PERCEIVING TALKING FACES: FROM SPEECH PERCEPTION TO A BEHAVIORAL PRINCIPLE / EDITION 1

By: Massaro, Dominic W.

Price: ¥1,000.00

Publisher: 9780262133371: 1998

Seller ID: RWARE0000034677

ISBN: 0262133377

Condition: Near Fine/Near Fine


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. Pattern recognition is deemed central to cognition. It appears to follow an optimal algorithm in a wide variety of behaviors and situations. Perceiving Talking Faces proposes an invariant law of pattern recognition to describe how continuously perceived information such as speech input is processed to achieve perception of a category. The book details the author's extensive series of experiments on the use of bimodal cues in speech perception as well ... View more info

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THE WAY WE TALK NOW: COMMENTARIES ON LANGUAGE AND CULTURE FROM NPR'S FRESH AIR

By: Nunberg, Geoffrey

Price: ¥550.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: 2002

Seller ID: RWARE0000045925

ISBN: 0618116036

Condition: Like New


This engaging collection of National Public Radio broadcasts and magazine p ieces by one of America's best-known linguists covers the waterfront of con temporary culture by taking stock of its words and phrases. From our metaph ors for the Internet ("Virtual Rialto") to the perils of electronic grammar checkers ("The Software We Deserve"), from traditional grammatical bugaboo s ("Sex and the Singular Verb") to the ways we talk about illicit love ("Af fairs of State"), Geoffrey Nunberg shows just how much the language we use from day to day reveals about who we a... View more info

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GRAMMAR (PELICAN BOOKS)

By: Palmer, Frank

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Penguin Books: 1989

Seller ID: RWARE0000045571

ISBN: 0140225072

Condition: 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. View more info