Category «Linguistics»

The Everything Essential Latin Book: All You Need to Learn Latin in No Time

By Richard E. Prior

The fundamentals of Latin made fun--and fast!

Learning the fundamentals of Latin can drastically increase your vocabulary or even offer keys to realizing felony, scientific, and clinical terminology. The every thing crucial Latin Book is your excellent advent to this interesting language. With easy-to-follow directions and easy reasons, this moveable consultant covers crucial fundamentals of Latin, including:

  • The Roman alphabet and translation
  • The all-important syntax of Latin
  • Getting a persons' awareness and giving commands
  • Common questions and answers
  • Describing humans and places
  • Verb tenses
  • Grammatical voice

With The every thing crucial Latin Book, you may be talking like an historic Roman in no time!

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Words and Intelligence I: Selected Papers by Yorick Wilks (Text, Speech and Language Technology)

This publication celebrates the paintings of Yorick Wilks within the type of a range of his papers that are meant to mirror the diversity and intensity of his paintings. the quantity accompanies a Festschrift which celebrates his contribution to the fields of Computational Linguistics and synthetic Intelligence. the chosen papers replicate Yorick’s contribution to either useful and theoretical points of automated language processing.

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Psychology of the Language Learner: Individual Differeces in Second Language Acquisition (Second Language Acquisition Research Series)

By Zoltán Dörnyei

Examine effects over the last a long time have constantly established key it is because many moment language inexperienced persons fail--while a few rookies do higher with much less effort--lies in quite a few learner attributes akin to character characteristics, motivation, or language flair. In psychology, those attributes have regularly been known as "individual differences." The scope of person learner modifications is broad--ranging from creativity to learner kinds and anxiety--yet there is not any present, complete, and unified quantity that gives an summary of the huge volume of analysis carried out on quite a few language learner ameliorations, till now.

Each bankruptcy during this new quantity makes a speciality of a special person distinction variable. in addition to a evaluate of the proper moment language literature, Zoltán Dörnyei provides a concise assessment of the mental examine related to every one subject. A key main issue for the writer has been to outline a few of the learner elements as measurable constructs and hence the dialogue incorporates a precis of the main recognized assessments and questionnaires in each one domain.

A wide variety of readers will take advantage of this book--students in linguistics, utilized linguistics, smooth languages, and psychology courses; moment language lecturers partaking in in-service education classes; and researchers in moment language acquisition and psychology.

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The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Childhood Cognitive Development

This definitive quantity is the results of collaboration by means of most sensible students within the box of kid's cognition.

  • New variation bargains an up to date assessment of the entire significant parts of value within the box, and contains new data from cognitive neuroscience and new chapters on social cognitive improvement and language 
  • Provides state of the art summaries of present study by way of foreign experts in several parts of cognitive development
  • Spans features of cognitive improvement from infancy to the onset of adolescence
  • Includes chapters on symbolic reasoning, faux play, spatial improvement, irregular cognitive improvement and present theoretical perspectives

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Metaphor and Thought

Metaphor and concept displays the surge of curiosity in and study into the character and serve as of metaphor in language and suggestion. Philosophers, psychologists, linguists, and educators bring up critical questions about the viability of the conventional contrast among the literal and the metaphorical, discussing difficulties starting from the definition of metaphor to its function in language acquistion, studying, medical considering, and the production of social coverage. within the moment variation, the members have up to date their unique essays to mirror alterations of their fields. the amount additionally comprises six new chapters that current very important and influential new rules approximately metaphor that experience seemed in such fields because the philosophy of language and the philosophy of technological know-how, linguistics, cognitive and medical psychology, schooling, and synthetic intelligence. The ebook will function a superb graduate-level textbook in cognitive psychology, linguistics, and synthetic intelligence.

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Easy Arabic Reader (Easy Reader Series)

By Jane Wightwick, Mahmoud Gaafar

The bestselling effortless Reader sequence, with its precise three-part constitution that leads newcomers to intermediate-level comprehension, now deals Arabic - and aids newcomers with audio recordings of chosen readings from the e-book freely obtainable online.

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The hugely profitable effortless Reader sequence relies at the certain method that how you can construct language talents is to begin studying it. appropriate for newbies to intermediate-level beginners, this ebook positive aspects attractive readings of revolutionary hassle that permit readers to speedily construct comprehension. assessment sections and comprehension questions are built-in in the course of the textual content to augment what's realized during the readings.

This e-book, divided into 3 elements, starts off with a chain of reports approximately an Arab-American as he's taking a journey of the center East as a commencement current. within the moment half, readers are brought to key figures of Arab historical past, from Saladin, who fought the Crusades, to acknowledged Ouita, the Moroccan Olympic runner. ultimately, inexperienced persons come upon tailored tales from culture resources just like the 1001 Arabian Nights, with a funny sleek slant.

Complementing this bestselling sequence is an internet part that gives a huge new measurement for starting rookies. A free-access web site presents recordings of some of the readings inside the e-book - supplying novices with an ideal approach to realize unknown phrases and increase their pronunciation.


  • Easy Reader sequence has first-class song list: 140,000+ copies bought of all editions.
  • No different booklet out there deals beginner-level Arabic readings.
  • Convenient audio structure permits listening online.
  • Growing viewers: research of Arabic has grown in view that 2000, yet there are constrained fabrics to growth past beginner.
  • Progression of readings builds language talents gradually
  • Introduces evaluation of wealthy background of Arab world
  • Audio recordings advertise more suitable listening and pronunciation skills

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Don't Sleep, There Are Snakes: Life and Language in the Amazonian Jungle (Vintage Departures)

By Daniel L. Everett

A riveting account of the brilliant stories and discoveries made by way of linguist Daniel Everett whereas he lived with the Pirahã, a small tribe of Amazonian Indians in vital Brazil. Daniel Everett arrived one of the Pirahã together with his spouse and 3 young ones hoping to transform the tribe to Christianity. Everett quick grew to become enthusiastic about their language and its cultural and linguistic implications. The Pirahã don't have any counting method, no fastened phrases for colour, no proposal of battle, and no own estate. Everett used to be so inspired with their peaceable lifestyle that he finally misplaced religion within the God he'd was hoping to introduce to them, and as an alternative dedicated his lifestyles to the technological know-how of linguistics. half passionate memoir, half clinical exploration, Everett's life-changing story is riveting check out the character of language, notion, and existence itself.

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Learn Greek In 7 DAYS - The Ultimate Crash Course to Learning the Basics of the Greek Language In No Time

By Dagny Taggart

Do you need to benefit Greek? if that's the case, you've come to the suitable position! probably you could have already shaped a imprecise thought of what the training procedure will suggest, and perhaps it scares you off a section. you spot, in terms of studying a brand new language we're ALL within the comparable video game, and but most folks don't are aware of it. most folk don't even take some time to imagine HOW they could accelerate the full strategy, and simply dive into it extempore. most folk don't comprehend what how you can studying a language is... That's accurately why all of the aspiring language audio system so desperately desire definitely the right process first! They aren't studying the perfect approach, they chunking issues the following and there. And so I did, again earlier than i used to be brought to the right kind language studying techniques. It took me time to profit these techniques. It took me loads of effort and time to include the secrets and techniques that might eventually form my whole language studying strategy! And now, I'm keen to proportion these secrets and techniques with you.

I wrote this e-book for a cause. I wrote this e-book to teach you the way you could research Greek speedier than you ever idea attainable. I wrote it to teach you ways you could set except the typical direction and pass the full method as an alternative. you spot, i'll now not comprehend you, yet I definitely understand whatever approximately you: either you and me are alike. even if you're simply commencing to get involved the Greek language, or maybe when you've got already began practising it, i do know you don't accept ordinary studying tools. i do know you will have anything higher. You won't cease till you realise its essence. till you appreciate the trail of simplicity. You won't cease till you really in achieving all you could in achieving. And bet what? That's accurately what we are going to opt for in this booklet!

Hey, I'm now not asserting you need to throw away all of the belongings you have already integrated. You don't need to do this, belief me. My method of language studying is diversified. I'm a contemporary individual. I'm conscious of the area we are living in, and that i don't are looking to flip issues the other way up, and that i bet neither do you. So, don't fear! I've acquired you lined. We'll plow through the suitable recommendations and we'll observe them into our day-by-day glossy lives. simply because that's what's all approximately, isn't it? It's approximately enhancing our lives. bettering our concentration. enhancing our happiness. discovering our technique to elevated productiveness. I'm joyful to be right here to proportion this awesome trip with you!

My aim is straightforward. i'll assist you contain the best recommendations to benefit Greek quick. i'll assist you simplify your route to studying a brand new tongue. Sounds too tough? It's no longer. i'll exhibit you ways. i'm going to take you thru a step-by-step advisor the place you just can't wander away! jointly, we are going to visit the roots of Language and you may turn out studying Greek very quickly! So let's opt for it!

Here Is A Preview Of What You'll study Inside...
Prologue: Why You Can't come up with the money for to not examine Greek (Yes, I'm Serious!)
The Greek Alphabet and Pronunciation
All concerning the Small speak! (Hello, so long, How Are You)
Time, Seasons, Months of the Year
Climate & climate! (What's the elements Like...?
Exploring Greece! (Geography & More)
Transportation (Or the best way to Get the place you must Go)
Eating, ingesting & having fun with Food
Let's exit Shopping!
At the financial institution, publish workplace, Hospital
Conjugation of Verbs within the current, earlier and Future
Nouns & Adjectives
Conclusion: Now Embark by yourself experience!

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