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  • Download E-books The Adventure of English: The Biography of a Language PDF

    By Melvyn Bragg

    Here is the riveting tale of the English language, from its humble beginnings as a neighborhood dialect to its present preeminence because the one international language, spoken through greater than billion humans around the world. during this groundbreaking publication, Melvyn Bragg exhibits how English conquered the area. it's a extraordinary experience, filled with jealousy, intrigue, and war—against a hoard of invaders, all armed with their very own conquering languages, which little by little, the audio system of English absorbed and made their own.

    alongside the best way, its colourful tale takes in a number of exceptional humans, areas, and occasions: the Norman invasion of britain in 1066; the arriving of The Canterbury Tales and a “coarse” playwright named William Shakespeare, who additional 2,000 phrases to the language; the songs of slaves; the phrases of Davy Crockett; and the Lewis and Clark excursion, which resulted in 1000s of latest phrases because the explorers stumbled on unknown wildlife. The event of English is a captivating tale not just of strength, faith, and alternate, but in addition of a humans and the way they replaced the world.

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  • Download E-books Deuxième Cours De Linguistique Générale (1908-1909)/Saussure's Second Course of Lectures on General Linguistics (1908-1909) (Language & Communication Library volume 16) PDF

    By Ferdinand de Saussure, Eisuke Komatsu, George Wolf

    Saussure's Cours de linguistique générale has been one of many seminal books of the 20th century, having formed smooth linguistics and semiology, and having importantly affected anthropology, philosophy and literary reports. but the publication used to be written through Saussure's colleagues, in keeping with scholar notes taken through the 3 events whilst Sausssure gave his lectures on common linguistics. in the past, these notes themselves were unavailable, other than in fragmented and incomplete shape in Engler's unwieldy and hard-to-find variation of the Cours . This quantity offers Riedlinger's notes at the moment process lectures within the series during which they have been written. The notes are followed by means of an advent and an entire English translation of the textual content. This version additionally includes an appendix with the notes of Charles Patois. Patois' notes have by no means ahead of been released, and make this ebook specified. including the notes to the 1st and 3rd volumes, this paintings presents the main trustworthy resource fabric for Saussure's concept. it will likely be welcomed through linguistic theorists, historians of linguistics, philosophers, and students.

    NOTE : BILINGUAL version

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  • Download E-books Analysing Sociolinguistic Variation (Key Topics in Sociolinguistics) PDF

    The research of the way language varies in social context, and the way it may be analyzed and accounted for, are the foremost objectives of sociolinguistics. previously, despite the fact that, the particular instruments and strategies were principally handed on via 'word of mouth', instead of being officially documented. this can be the 1st accomplished 'how to' consultant to the formal research of sociolinguistic version. It indicates step by step how the research is performed, prime the reader via each degree of a study undertaking from begin to end. issues lined comprise fieldwork, information association and administration, research and interpretation, offering learn effects, and writing up a paper. sensible and casual, the e-book comprises all of the details had to behavior a fully-fledged sociolinguistic research, and contains routines, checklists, references and insider information. it really is set to develop into a vital source for college students, researchers and fieldworkers embarking on learn tasks in sociolinguistics.

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  • Download E-books Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen PDF

    By Mary Norris

    “Hilarious. . . . This booklet charmed my socks off.” ―Patricia O’Conner, New York instances ebook Review

    Mary Norris has spent greater than 3 a long time in The New Yorker's reproduction division, preserving its celebrated excessive criteria. Now she brings her tremendous adventure, reliable cheer, and finely sharpened pencils to assist the remainder of us in a boisterous language booklet as lively because it is of functional advice.

    Between You & Me gains Norris's laugh-out-loud descriptions of a few of the commonest and vexing difficulties in spelling, punctuation, and usage―comma faults, danglers, "who" vs. "whom," "that" vs. "which," compound phrases, gender-neutral language―and her transparent causes of the way to address them. Down-to-earth and constantly open-minded, she attracts on examples from Charles Dickens, Emily Dickinson, Henry James, and the Lord's Prayer, in addition to from The Honeymooners, The Simpsons, David Foster Wallace, and Gillian Flynn. She takes us to work out a duplicate of Noah Webster's groundbreaking Blue-Back Speller, on a quest to determine who placed the hyphen in Moby-Dick, on a pilgrimage to the world's basically pencil-sharpener museum, and contained in the hallowed halls of The New Yorker and her paintings with such celebrated writers as Pauline Kael, Philip Roth, and George Saunders.

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  • Download E-books Baudelaire, Emerson, and the French-American Connection: Contrary Affinities (Currents in Comparative Romance Languages and Literatures) PDF

    By Dudley M. Marchi

    This e-book complements our realizing of France and the USA via concentrating on their intercultural relatives. Baudelaire and Emerson have on the center in their pondering the very idea of ways to reconcile person and collective adventure, a topic that's pervasive in French-American kinfolk. A ancient point of view to modern matters in regards to the French-American connection is helping us to return to phrases with a number of the urgent difficulties presently dealing with France and the USA and to view a few key literary texts in a brand new mild.

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  • Download E-books The Handbook of the Neuropsychology of Language PDF

    This instruction manual presents a complete evaluate of latest advancements within the learn of the connection among the mind and language, from the views of either simple learn and scientific neuroscience.

    • Includes contributions from a global group of top figures in brain-language research
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    • Incorporates learn on all elements of language, from syntax and semantics to spoken and written language
    • Covers a variety of concerns, together with simple point and excessive point linguistic services, person modifications, and neurologically intact and diversified scientific populations

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  • Download E-books Multilingualism in the Graeco-Roman Worlds PDF

    Via phrases and pictures hired either by means of members and via a number of groups around the Graeco-Roman worlds, this e-book explores the complexity of multilingual representations of identification. beginning with the arrival of literacy within the Mediterranean, it encompasses not only the Greek and Roman empires but additionally the transformation of the Graeco-Roman global below Islam and in the medieval brain. via treating various fabrics, contexts, languages, and temporal and political barriers, the members ponder issues of cross-cultural similarity and distinction and the altering linguistic panorama of East and West from antiquity into the medieval interval. Insights from modern multilingualism concept and interdisciplinary views are hired all through to use the fabric absolutely.

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  • Download E-books A History of the French Language PDF

    By Peter Rickard

    This well-established and renowned publication offers scholars with the entire linguistic history they wish for learning any interval of French literature. For the second one version the textual content has been revised and up-to-date all through, and the 2 ultimate chapters on modern French, and its place as an international language, were thoroughly rewritten. beginning with a short description of the Vulgar Latin spoken in Gaul, and the earliest recorded different types of French, Peter Rickard strains the improvement of the language in the course of the later center a while and Renaissance to teach the way it grew to become standardized in a close to smooth shape within the 17th and eighteenth centuries.

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  • Download E-books Bad English: A History of Linguistic Aggravation PDF

    By Ammon Shea

    The writer of Reading the OED offers an eye-opening examine language “mistakes” and the way they got here to be approved as correct—or no longer.

    English is an excellent mess of a language, cobbled jointly from a wide selection of resources and syntaxes, and altering through the years with well known utilization. some of the phrases and usages we include as ordinary and proper at the present time have been in the beginning thought of slang, rude, or simply simple wrong.

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    Lively, striking, humorous, and delightfully readable, this can be a booklet that may settle arguments between notice lovers—and it’s certain to commence a couple of, too.

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