Weeds in the Garden of Words

Further Observations on the Tangled History of the English Language

Author: Kate Burridge

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521618236

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 196

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Kate Burridge provides an entertaining look at 'unacceptable' words, phrases and pronunciations in English.
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2006/2007

A: Autoren-Index. B: Rezensenten-Index. C: Titel-Index. D: Sachgebiets-Index. E: Zeitschriften-Index / International Bibliography of Book Reviews of Scholarly Literature in the Humanities and Social Sciences / Bibliographie internationale de la littérature périodique dans les domaines des...

Author: N.A

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 311094149X

Category: Reference

Page: 2832

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Die seit 1971 wieder erscheinende, interdisziplinäre, internationale Rezensionsbibliographie IBR ist eine einmalige Informationsquelle. Die Datenbank weist über 1,1 Millionen vornehmlich die Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaften berücksichtigende Buchrezensionen in 6.000 vorwiegend europäischen wissenschaftlichen Zeitschriften nach. 60.000 Eintragungen kommen jedes Jahr hinzu, bieten dem Benutzer Daten zum rezensierten Werk und zur Rezension.
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The Oxford Handbook of the History of Linguistics

Author: Keith Allan

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199585849

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 924

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Leading scholars examine the history of linguistics from ancient origins to the present. They consider every aspect of the field from language origins to neurolinguistics, explore the linguistic traditions in different parts of the world, examine how work in linguistics has influenced other fields, and look at how it has been practically applied
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Weeds in the Garden of Words

Author: N.A

Publisher: Ernst Klett Sprachen

ISBN: 9783125344471

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The Oxford Handbook of Taboo Words and Language

Author: Keith Allan

Publisher: Oxford Handbooks

ISBN: 0198808194

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 480

View: 1976

This volume brings together experts from a wide range of disciplines to define and describe tabooed words and language and to investigate the reasons and beliefs behind them. In general, taboo is defined as a proscription of behaviour for a specific community, time, and context. In terms of language, taboo applies to instances of language behaviour: the use of certain words in certain contexts. The existence of linguistic taboos and their management lead to the censoring of behaviour and, as a consequence, to language change and development. Chapters in this volume explore the multiple types of tabooed language from a variety of perspectives, such as sociolinguistics, anthropology, philosophy, psychology, historical linguistics, and neurolinguistics, and with reference to fields such as law, publishing, politics, and advertising. Topics covered include impoliteness, swearing, censorship, taboo in deaf communities, translation of tabooed words, and the use of taboo in banter and comedy.
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Complementation

A Cross-Linguistic Typology

Author: R. M. W. Dixon,Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191516422

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 308

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This book explores the variety of types of complementation found across the languages of the world and their grammatical properties and meanings. It shows how languages differ in the grammatical properties of complement clauses and in the types of verbs which take them, and explores the complement strategies deployed by languages which lack a complement clause construction. The book includes detailed studies of particular languages, including Akkadian, Israeli, Jarawara, and Pennsylvania German. These are framed by R. M. W. Dixon's introduction, which sets out the range of issues, and his conclusion, which draws together the evidence and the arguments.
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Humour in Chinese Life and Letters

Classical and Traditional Approaches

Author: Jessica Milner Davis,Jocelyn Chey

Publisher: Hong Kong University Press

ISBN: 9888083511

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 312

View: 8743

The present study emphasizes Chapter Six of Huai-nan Tzu in expounding the theory of kan-ying STIMULUS-RESPONSE; RESONANCE, which postulates that all things in the universe are interrelated and influence each other according to pre-set patterns.
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Grammars in Contact

A Cross-Linguistic Typology

Author: Aleksandra I͡Urʹevna Aĭkhenvalʹd

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 355

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Languages can be similar in many ways - they can resemble each other in categories, constructions and meanings, and in the actual forms used to express these. A shared feature may be based on common genetic origin, or result from geographic proximity and borrowing. Some aspects of grammar are spread more readily than others. The question is - which are they? When languages are in contact with each other, what changes do we expect to occur in their grammatical structures? Only aninductively based cross-linguistic examination can provide an answer. This is what this volume is about.The book starts with a typological introduction outlining principles of contact-induced change and factors which facilitate diffusion of linguistic traits. It is followed by twelve studies of contact-induced changes in languages from Amazonia, East and West Africa, Australia, East Timor, and the Sinitic domain. Set alongside these are studies of Pennsylvania German spoken by Mennonites in Canada in contact with English, Basque in contact with Romance languages in Spain and France, and languagecontact in the Balkans. All the studies are based on intensive fieldwork, and each cast in terms of the typological parameters set out in the introduction. The book includes a glossary to facilitate its use by graduates and advanced undergraduates in linguistics and in disciplines such asanthropology.
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Australian Book Review

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Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Books

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Linguistic Structures

Author: Harry Van Der Hulst

Publisher: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780757549878

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 324

View: 3948

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Quill & Quire

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Book industries and trade

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The Linguistic Review

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Grammar, Comparative and general

Page: N.A

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Blooming English

Observations on the Roots, Cultivation and Hybrids of the English Language

Author: Kate Burridge

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521548328

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 242

View: 6351

A fascinating and well-crafted look at the quirks of the English language, past and present.
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Linguistics

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Linguistics

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Anthropological Linguistics

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language and languages

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The English Language and Linguistics Companion

Author: Geoffrey Finch,Keith Allan,Georgina Heydon,Julie Bradshaw,Kate Burridge

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9781403989710

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 368

View: 1800

Interested in discovering how language works? Daunted by the prospect of studying linguistics at university? The English Language and Linguistics Companion is a tool-kit for the novice linguist. Integrating study skills with substantive coverage, it offers an innovative approach to the study of English language and linguistics, helping students see how their chosen discipline ‘fits together’. A one-stop resource, this practical and highly accessible guide: · Provides a comprehensive overview of contemporary approaches to the study of language and outlines the contribution of significant scholars to the development of the field · Introduces the core topics and concepts of linguistics and the study of language including: the study of the sounds used in human languages, the analysis of the structure of words, phrases, sentences, and longer texts, and the exploration of the ways in which meaning is expressed in language · Summarizes key issues in applied linguistics, including work in the areas of first and second language acquisition and forensic linguistics · Defines and illustrates the key terms and concepts in the discipline of linguistics · Offers practical advice on the skills required when studying linguistics and suggests a range of possible career pathways · Illustrates approaches to linguistic research and recommends resources for linguistic inquiry and the study of language Packed full of information and guidance, this is an essential resource for prospective linguistics students and anyone with an interest in the study of language.
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Language

Author: George Melville Bolling,Bernard Bloch

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language and languages

Page: N.A

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The Literary Gazette

A Weekly Journal of Literature, Science, and the Fine Arts

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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A Dictionary of the English Language

In which the Words are Deduced from Their Originals, and Illustrated in Their Different Significations by Examples from the Best Writers. To which are Prefixed, a History of the Language, and an English Grammar

Author: Samuel Johnson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: English language

Page: N.A

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