Category: Linguistics

  • Download British English A to ZEd, Revised & Updated Edition (Facts by Norman W. Schur, Eugene H. Ehrlich PDF

    By Norman W. Schur, Eugene H. Ehrlich

    British English A to Zed supplies readers rapid entry to an alphabetical directory of both the hundreds of thousands of "Briticisms" brought up within the normal entries or the correlating "Americanisms" that seem during the publication. This up to date variation gains greater than 5,000 entries, together with new phrases, either formal and slang, and phrases from assets as varied as London companies and Bridget Jones's Diary.
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  • Download Language and Ideology, Vol. 1: Theoretical Cognitive by René Dirven (Ed.), Bruce Hawkins (Ed.), Esra Sandikcioglu PDF

    By René Dirven (Ed.), Bruce Hawkins (Ed.), Esra Sandikcioglu (Ed.)

    Including its sister quantity on Descriptive Cognitive Approaches, this quantity explores the contribution which cognitive linguistics could make to the identity and research of overt and hidden ideologies. As a concept of language which sees language because the accumulation of the conventionalised conceptualisations of a given linguistic and/or cultural neighborhood or sub-group inside it, cognitive linguistics is termed upon to make its personal inroads within the examine of ideology. This quantity deals theoretical techniques and primary discusses the philosophical foundations of cognitive linguistics. The query even if cognitive linguistics isn't really an ideology itself isn't tabooed. The speaker’s deictic centre is the anchoring element, not just for spatial, temporal or interactional deixis, but additionally for cultural and ideological deixis. Cognitive linguistics is usually faced with a critical Marxist critique, however the capability convergence among the 2 ‘philosophies’ is highlighted besides. additional the query is raised to what volume the vital worried method and the grammatical process of a language impose sexually biased, and for this reason ideological representations on cognition. ultimately, linguistics itself is noticeable as a possible bearer of ideological deviations as used to be the case with the ‘politics of linguistics’ in Nazi Germany, or even with the search for the Indo-European place of origin in comparative and historic linguistics in the course of the nineteenth century and good into the twentieth century.
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  • Download Rethinking Instructional Supervision: Notes On Its Language by Duncan Waite As PDF

    By Duncan Waite As

    This article is topical across the world in learning the position, features and effectiveness of the university/college manager within the over-seeing and coaching of the newbie instructor for the study room. this is often quite major for these nations introducing teacher-mentor schemes which immediately lessen the activity of the HEI manager. This e-book begins to make a few headway via defining the function of the exterior manager extra essentially. utilizing case reviews of tangible supervisors, this article identifies the various roles of the manager and co-operating instructor in getting ready the scholar.
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  • Download Whose German?: The ach/ich Alternation and Related Phenomena by Orrin W. Robinson PDF

    By Orrin W. Robinson

    The writer addresses a couple of matters in German and common phonology, utilizing a particular challenge in German phonology (the ach/ich alternation) as a springboard. those concerns contain specially the naturalness, or lack thereof, of the prescriptive normal in German, and the significance of colloquial pronunciations, in addition to ancient and dialect proof, for phonological analyses of the “standard” language. different vital subject matters comprise the phonetic and phonological prestige of German /r/, the phonetic and phonological illustration of palatals, the prestige of loanwords in phonological description, and, specially as regards the latter, the usefulness of Optimality idea in shooting phonological facts.The ebook addresses itself to students from the fields of German and Germanic linguistics, in addition to these involved extra in most cases with theoretical phonology (whether Lexical or Optimal). it could even attract the orthoëpists and lexicographers of contemporary German.
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  • Download Critical Pedagogy: Political Approaches to Language and by Alison Phipps, Manuela Guilherme PDF

    By Alison Phipps, Manuela Guilherme

    Instructing and studying Languages and Intercultural communique isn't a impartial company. severe Pedagogy, as a circulation and an highbrow box, engages with the political and ideological questions raised in academic practices. during this booklet the respective fields of languages, intercultural communique and important pedagogy are introduced into discussion, dissent and mirrored image.
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  • Download The City in Slang: New York Life and Popular Speech by Irving Lewis Allen PDF

    By Irving Lewis Allen

    The yank city scene, and particularly New York's, has given us a wealthy cultural legacy of slang phrases and words, a bonanza of well known speech. Hot dog, rush hour, butter-and-egg man, gold digger, shyster, buttinsky, smart aleck, sidewalk superintendent, yellow journalism, breadline, straphanger, tar beach, the Tenderloin, the nice White Way, to do a Brodie--these are only many of the 1000's of renowned phrases and words that have been born or took on new which means within the streets of recent York.
    In The urban in Slang, Irving Lewis Allen strains this flowering of well known expressions that followed the emergence of the recent York city starting within the early 19th century, offering in influence a lexicon of renowned speech approximately urban lifestyles in addition to a different account of the cultural and social historical past of America's maximum urban. He indicates how this vocabulary arose from urban streets, usually interplaying with vaudeville, radio, videos, comics, and the preferred songs of Tin Pan Alley.
    a few phrases of serious pertinence to urban buyers have all of sudden outdated pedigrees. Rush hour used to be coined by way of 1890, for example, and rubberneck dates to the past due Nineties and have become renowned in manhattan to explain the busloads of visitors who craned their necks to work out the tall structures and the attractions of the Bowery and Chinatown. The titanic Apple itself (since 1971 the authentic nickname of recent York) seemed within the Twenties, even though first in connection with the city's most sensible racetracks and to Broadway bookings as pinnacles pastime. Allen additionally tells attention-grabbing tales at the back of once-popular slang that's now not in use. Spielers, for instance, have been the little ladies in tenement districts who danced ecstatically at the sidewalks to the song of the hurdy-gurdy males and, after they have been sufficiently old, frequented the dance halls of the reduce East Side.
    Following the path of those phrases and words into the city's East facet, West part, and everywhere in the city, from Harlem to Wall road, and into the haunts of its low and high existence, The urban in Slang is an interesting examine the wealthy cultural history of language approximately urban lifestyles.
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  • Download Legal English: How to Understand and Master the Language of by William Robert McKay, Helen E. Charlton PDF

    By William Robert McKay, Helen E. Charlton

    Legal English: find out how to comprehend and grasp the Language of Law deals a modern advisor for college kids and practitioners alike who are looking to increase their language abilities and construct self assurance in speaking successfully from the school room to the court. the second one variation has been thoroughly revised and up-to-date to hide all facets of language as utilized in a criminal context the place powerful conversation is essential to either educational luck.
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