Category «Linguistics»

McGraw-Hill's Spanish Student Dictionary for your iPod (MP3 Disc + Guide) (Ty: Short Courses)

Now the best Spanish-English reference is simply a click on away!

For use in your: iPod • iPhone • Zune

At college, at domestic, or at the move, this beginner's dictionary delivers what you wish speedy and simply. With each one access, you are going to listen the notice in Spanish and in English, with pauses so that you can ideal your pronunciation. McGraw-Hill's Spanish scholar Dictionary in your iPod additionally permits you to customize your studying adventure in 3 ways:

Quick look-up
See and listen to 4,000 Spanish to English, English to Spanish entries (some with illustration!).

Essential Vocabulary
grasp 800 easy phrases grouped via 30 universal themes.

Customized Learning
utilizing the iPod playlist characteristic, you could create your personal record of problematic phrases, phrases to check for subsequent week's exam--the percentages are endless!

The paintings during this product can cause performance concerns with sure iPod types. we suggest that while you're working McGraw-Hill's pupil Dictionary on an iPod Nano (3G) you might want to set up just one model of the dictionary (e.g., simply Spanish-English yet now not English-Spanish). Please consult with the accompanying publication for specific deploy instructions.

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Language and Schizophrenia (Linguistic and Literary Studies in Eastern Europe)

This publication investigates the functioning of linguistic phenomena, in particular within the quarter of semantics and pragmatics of the language of schizophrenics. by way of making semantics and pragmatics the first items of this paintings, the writer departs from the conventional method of these psycholinguistic and psychiatric stories which target to provide an explanation for how the language of schizophrenics differs from the typical language. This booklet, nonetheless, primarily makes an attempt to supply explanation why this language differs. The shift from description to rationalization required the improvement of a brand new psycholinguistic strategy and the statement that schizophrenia is a semiotic ailment. The amazing humanistic price of this publication lies within the sensitivity of the author's method of the mentally in poor health and within the idea that the language of schizophrenics is comprehensible, and for that reason, that it really is attainable to truly comprehend the ailing individual. The social effects of this are of mammoth value for these trying to speak, no matter if as medical professionals or relatives, with the only in a hundred people who use schizophrenic language. Dr. Wrobel's interpretation of so-called schizophrenic illumination, within which the curtain is torn, in the back of which the essence of items is cancelled and the schizophrenic reaches the guts of the which means of every little thing, numbers one of the such a lot apt descriptions of this strange psychopathological phenomenon. Z. Ryn, Professor of Psychiatry

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The ALL NEW Don't Think of an Elephant!: Know Your Values and Frame the Debate

By George Lakoff

Ten years after writing the definitive, foreign bestselling booklet on political debate and messaging, George Lakoff returns with new techniques approximately tips to body today’s crucial issues.

Called the “father of framing” by way of The ny instances, Lakoff explains how framing is ready ideas―ideas that come sooner than coverage, principles that make experience of evidence, principles which are proactive no longer reactive, confident no longer detrimental, principles that must be communicated out loud on a daily basis in public.

The ALL NEW Don’t reflect on an Elephant! choices up the place the unique e-book left off―delving deeper into how framing works, how framing has developed some time past decade, the right way to converse to those who harbor components of either revolutionary and conservative worldviews, easy methods to counter propaganda and slogans, and more.

In this up-to-date and multiplied version, Lakoff, urges progressives to head past the common laundry record of proof, rules, and courses and current a transparent ethical imaginative and prescient to the country―one that's routinely American and will turn into a guidepost for constructing compassionate, powerful coverage that upholds voters’ overall healthiness and freedom.

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The Hand: How Its Use Shapes the Brain, Language, and Human Culture

By Frank R. Wilson

"A startling argument . . . provocative . . . absorbing." --The Boston Globe

"Ambitious . . . arresting . . . celebrates the significance of fingers to our lives this present day in addition to to the historical past of our species."
--The manhattan occasions booklet Review

The human hand is a miracle of biomechanics, probably the most notable diversifications within the historical past of evolution. The arms of a live performance pianist can elicit excellent sound and stir emotion; these of a doctor can practice the main soft operations; these of a rock climber enable him to scale a vertical mountain wall. Neurologist Frank R. Wilson makes the remarkable declare that the reason for this is that of the original constitution of the hand and its evolution in cooperation with the mind that Homo sapiens turned the main clever, preeminent animal at the earth.
        In this attention-grabbing publication, Wilson strikes from a dialogue of the hand's evolution--and how its intimate conversation with the mind impacts such components as neurology, psychology, and  linguistics--to provocative new rules approximately human creativity and the way top to nurture it. Like Oliver Sacks and Stephen Jay Gould, Wilson handles a frightening variety of clinical wisdom with a shocking deftness and a profound interest approximately human probability. Provocative, illuminating, and pleasant to learn, The Hand encourages us to imagine in new methods approximately certainly one of our so much taken-for-granted assets.

"A mark of the book's excellence [is that] it makes the reader conscious of the beauty in trivial, daily acts, and divulges the complexity at the back of the easiest manipulation." --The Washington Post

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Chinese (Cambridge Language Surveys)

By Jerry Norman

This common advent to the examine of chinese language strains the language's background from its beginnings within the moment millennium B.C. to the current, and gives a transparent photo of the modern language and its sociolinguistic prestige. chinese language, in its a variety of dialects, has extra audio system than the other language within the smooth international, and this tremendous extension in time and house brings to its learn a superb complexity. however, Norman's crisp association and lucid beauty make this striking variety of fabric simply obtainable even to these with an ordinary realizing of linguistics. chinese language contains info at the genetic and typological connections of the language, the writing procedure, the classical and early vernacular tongues, the trendy language and non-standard dialects, and the heritage of linguistic reform in China.

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The Studies on the Hebrew Language / Ibrani Dili Uzerine Arastirmalar

This ebook is a variety of the papers awarded on the overseas Symposium at the background of the Hebrew Language on 16-17 October 2012. the choice constitutes seven Israeli and Turkish audio system. the topics have been selected in response to historic sessions and modern relevance. As regards the traditional interval, the individuals speak about the language of the Bible and the Mishnah, in addition to that of the lifeless Sea Scrolls, which supply an extra perception into what sort of Hebrew was once used on the time in their writing. For the center a while, the focal point is at the Hebrew of the Genizah files, regularly from Arabic talking international locations, and in addition on Hebrew printing within the urban of Istanbul, which pioneered the 1st printing presses within the Ottoman Empire. with reference to the trendy interval, emphasis is put on the renaissance of Hebrew, including a comparability to the modernization of Turkish. Contributions to the symposium facing linguistics have been dedicated to the relatives of Hebrew with Aramaic, at the one hand, and with Arabic at the different. A evaluate of the present learn of Hebrew in Erciyes and different Turkish universities supplied a becoming end to the programme. All in all, the symposium and the ebook of its complaints supplied an advent to the heritage of Hebrew as an historic language revived this present day within the country of Israel.

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A Linguistic History of Italian (Longman Linguistics Library)

By Martin Maiden

Publish 12 months note: First released in 1995 through Longman Publishing
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A Linguistic heritage of Italian bargains a transparent and concise clarification of why sleek Italian grammar has develop into how it is. It makes a speciality of the results of historic adjustments at the glossy constitution of Italian, revealing styles and buildings which aren't regularly obvious to people who are just accustomed to glossy Italian. even though the e-book concentrates at the inner heritage of the language, the emergence of Italian is taken into account opposed to the broader historical past of the background of the Italian dialects, and different exterior components corresponding to cultural and social impacts also are tested. Surveys of present learn are incorporated, overlaying a variety of phenomena lately dropped at gentle or re-evaluated.

This publication comprises dialogue of a few parts rather ignored through past histories of the language, equivalent to the improvement of Italian outdoor Italy. specific awareness is paid to the impact of alternative Romance dialects, the linguistic results of Italian changing into a literary instead of a spoken language, and structural diversifications that have resulted from the purchase of the language by way of a predominantly dialect-speaking inhabitants.

Containing in actual fact provided examples, the booklet is designed to be available to these without wisdom of Italian itself. it's going to consequently attract scholars of normal linguistics, historical past linguistics, and Romance linguistics, in addition to these learning Italian. it's the purely significant 'internal' heritage of Italian at present to be had in English.

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Using Russian: A Guide to Contemporary Usage

By Derek Offord, Natalia Gogolitsyna

Utilizing Russian is a advisor to Russian utilization should you have already got the fundamentals of the language and want to increase their wisdom. in contrast to traditional grammars, it offers exact recognition to these components of vocabulary and grammar which reason such a lot trouble to English audio system, and makes a speciality of questions of favor and sign up that are all too frequently overlooked. transparent, readable and straightforward to refer to, it's going to end up worthwhile to scholars looking to enhance their fluency and self belief in Russian. This moment variation has been considerably revised and accelerated to include clean fabric and up to date details. the various unique chapters were rewritten and one fresh bankruptcy has been additional, delivering a transparent photograph of Russian utilization within the twenty first century.

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Revisualizing Boundaries: A Plurilingual Ethos

By Lachma Khubchandani

The present paradigm of recent linguistic scholarship is predicated at the suggestion of clash answer, which makes it primary to demolish one idea in prefer of one other. Revisualizing limitations units out to create a brand new schedule that probes the contours of plurality attention in reports of language. targeting the strengths of complementary orientations, writer Lachman M. Khubchandani examines components starting from methodological constructs, the function of minority languages and diglossia, to language modernizations and making plans the function of language elites. Khubchandani additionally makes a powerful case for relocating clear of the monolith of language traditions to a framework that locations the bounds of speech spectrums in a fluid transactional mode. concentrating on the dynamics of language as an establishment, this certain learn highlights the nonlinear features of usual languageùits openness and overlapping barriers, which meet the calls for of a fuzzy truth. This procedure promotes a discussion between those that deal with language as an device of strength and those that desire to stream past slender definitions to treat language as a synergetic community inspiring belief in cross-cultural settings. Lucidly written, Revisualizing limitations can be curiosity to all these concerned with sociolinguistics, linguistic idea, cultural stories, and conversation in a plural surroundings.

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