The Uralic Languages (Routledge Language Family Series) by Daniel Abondolo

By Daniel Abondolo

This e-book presents a different, up to date survey of person Uralic languages and sub-groupings from Finnish to Selkup.
Spoken by way of greater than 25 million local audio system, the Uralic languages have vital cultural and social value in Northern and japanese Europe, in addition to in immigrant communitites all through Europe and North the US. The introductory bankruptcy supplies an summary of the Uralic language relations and is by means of 18 chapter-length descriptions of every language or sub-grouping, giving an research in their background and improvement in addition to concentrating on their linguistic structures.
Written by way of the world over regarded specialists and according to the latest scholarship to be had, the quantity covers significant languages - together with the legit nationwide languages of Estonia, Finland and Hungary - and rarely-covered languages corresponding to Mordva, Nganasan and Khanty. The 18 language chapters are similarly-structured, designed for comparative learn and canopy phonology, morphology, syntax and lexicon. these on person languages even have pattern textual content the place to be had. every one bankruptcy contains a number of tables to help and illustrate the textual content and bibliographies of the foremost references for every language to help additional examine. the quantity is comprehensively indexed.
This e-book might be helpful to language scholars, specialists requiring concise yet thorough details on similar languages and an individual operating in old, typological and comparative linguistics.

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Language Teaching Research and Language Pedagogy by Rod Ellis

By Rod Ellis

This booklet examines present examine headquartered at the moment language school room and the results of this learn for either the instructing and studying of overseas languages. It bargains illuminating insights into the $64000 dating among examine and educating, and the inherent complexities of the educating and studying of overseas languages in lecture room settings.

  • Offers an available evaluate of more than a few examine on guideline and studying within the L2 classroom
  • Bridges the connection among study, academics, and learners
  • Helps evolve the perform of committed present language lecturers with study findings that recommend top practices for language teaching

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Texts and Practices: Readings in Critical Discourse Analysis by Malcolm Coulthard

By Malcolm Coulthard

Text and Practices offers an important advent to the idea and perform of serious Discourse research. utilizing insights from this not easy new approach to linguiistic research, the individuals to this article show the methods in whcih language can be utilized as a way of social control.
The essays in textual content and Practices:
* exhibit how severe discourse research might be utilized to numerous written and spoken texts
* deconstruct facts from a number contexts, nations and spheres
* disclose hidden styles of discrimination and inequalities of power
Texts and Practices, which include in particular commissioned papers from more than a few unique authors, offers a state of the art creation to serious discourse research. As such it represents a tremendous contribution to this constructing box and a necessary textual content for all complicated scholars of language, media and cultural studies.

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Designing Research on Bilingual Development: Behavioral and by Monika S. Schmid,Sanne M. Berends,Christopher

By Monika S. Schmid,Sanne M. Berends,Christopher Bergmann,Susanne M. Brouwer,Nienke Meulman,Bregtje J. Seton,Simone A. Sprenger,Laurie A. Stowe

This volume bargains an in-depth description and dialogue of research layout for a large-scale research of bilingual improvement. It introduces and justifies a number theoretical and methodological innovations, discusses the various difficulties that include those and proposes functional options. the current quantity introduces a study layout meant to seize a variety of linguistic information, elicited by way of behavioral initiatives, neuroimageing facts and unfastened speech from either moment language freshmen and primary language attriters of 2 languages (Dutch and German) representing quite a lot of language combos and a while of onset. accumulating and studying this sort of diversity of information comes with a multiplicity of difficulties, a lot of them associated with the very fact that similar exams must be designed throughout a number of languages and measurements should ensue in a number of destinations. The current quantity provides a study layout applicable to those questions, discussing the methodological demanding situations of this kind of examine. It deals suggestion on how to construct experimental fabrics that are parallel throughout assorted languages set up a protocol for added measures that are utilized throughout a variety of participants combine facts from diverse labs while utilizing diversified ERP gear and varied eyetrackers.

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Antebellum American Culture: An Interpretive Anthology by David Brion Davis

By David Brion Davis

First released in 1979, this quantity deals scholars and academics a special view of yank heritage sooner than the Civil conflict. distinctive historian David Brion Davis has selected a various array of fundamental resources that exhibit the particular matters, hopes, fears, and understandings of standard antebellum american citizens. He locations those assets inside a transparent interpretive narrative that brings the records to lifestyles and highlights issues that social and cultural historians have dropped at our cognizance in recent times. starting with the relatives and the difficulty of socialization and impact, the devices circulation directly to struggles over entry to wealth and tool; the plight of "outsiders" in an "open" society; and beliefs of growth, perfection, and venture. The reader of this quantity hears a very good range of voices but in addition grasps the unities that survived even the Civil War.

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Dialects, Englishes, Creoles, and Education (ESL & Applied by Shondel J. Nero

By Shondel J. Nero

This quantity brings jointly a multiplicity of voices--both theoretical and practical--on the complicated politics, demanding situations, and techniques of training students--in North the USA and worldwide--who are audio system of numerous or nonstandard kinds of English, creoles, and hybrid types of English, comparable to African American Vernacular English, Caribbean Creole English, Tex Mex, West African Pidgin English, and Indian English, between others. The variety of such scholars is expanding because of the unfold of English, inner and worldwide migration, and elevated academic entry. Dialects, Englishes, Creoles, and Education offers:
*a sociohistorical standpoint on language unfold and variation;
*analysis of similar matters resembling language attitudes, identities, and prescribed as opposed to real language use; and
*practical feedback for pedagogy.

Pedagogical features: Key issues in the beginning of every bankruptcy support concentration the reader and supply a framework for examining, writing, mirrored image, and dialogue; chapter-end questions for dialogue and reflective writing interact and problem the tips provided and inspire a number of ways in facing language range. jointly, the chapters during this quantity invite educators, researchers, and scholars, around the fields of TESOL, utilized linguistics, sociolinguistics, English, literacy, and language schooling, to start to think about and undertake context-specific guidelines and practices that would enhance the language improvement and educational functionality of linguistically various students.

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Prosodic Categories: Production, Perception and by Sónia Frota,Gorka Elordieta,Pilar Prieto

By Sónia Frota,Gorka Elordieta,Pilar Prieto

situated on the intersection of phonology, psycholinguistics and phonetics, this quantity bargains the newest study findings in key components of prosodic concept, together with:

•The dating among intonation and pragmatics in speech construction
•Sentence modality prosody characterization
•The function of pitch in quantity-based sound platforms
•Consonant-conditioned tone melancholy phonology throughout languages
•The encoding of intonational contrasts in either intonational and tonal languages

Featuring new information and ground-breaking effects, the papers draw on empirical ways that study construction, belief and comprehension experiments comparable to the ready speech paradigm and semantic scaling projects. those are mentioned in a number of languages, a few underrepresented within the literature (such as French and Estonian) whereas others, similar to Shekgalagari, are tested during this method for the 1st time. This selection of state-of-the-art fabric can be of curiosity to a wide variety of language researchers.

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Errors in Language Learning and Use: Exploring Error by Carl James

By Carl James

Errors in Language studying and Use is an updated creation and advisor to the learn of mistakes in language, and is usually a serious survey of earlier paintings. blunders research occupies a crucial place inside of utilized Linguistics, and seeks to explain questions corresponding to `Does correctness matter?', `Is it extra very important to talk fluently and write imaginatively or to speak one's message?'

Carl James offers a scholarly and well-illustrated theoretical and historic historical past to the sphere of mistakes research. The reader is led from definitions of errors and similar suggestions, to categorization of sorts of linguistic deviance, dialogue of mistakes gravities, the software of instructor correction and in the direction of writing learner profiles. all through, the textual content is guided by way of huge useful event in language schooling in quite a number school room contexts worldwide.

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Archaeology, Language, and the African Past (African by Roger Blench

By Roger Blench

Archaeology, Language, and the African earlier is an summary of theories and strategies, a fusion of African linguistics and archaeology. Roger Blench presents a entire examine the background of all African language households, incorporating the most recent linguistic classifications, present proof from archaeology, genetic examine, and recorded historical past. This unique and definitive quantity examines the commercial tradition of the continent_from significant plants and flowers to animals and livestock_from a multi-dimensional point of view. It offers scholars of linguistics, archaeology, and anthropology with a severe dialogue at the background of African languages and the cultures they articulate.

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