Download E-books Language and Power: A Resource Book for Students (Routledge English Language Introductions) PDF

By Paul Simpson, Andrea Mayr

Routledge English Language Introductions disguise center components of language examine and are one-stop assets for students.

Assuming no past wisdom, books within the sequence supply an available review of the topic, with actions, examine questions, pattern analyses, commentaries and key readings – all within the similar quantity. The leading edge and versatile ‘two-dimensional’ constitution is equipped round 4 sections – advent, improvement, exploration and extension – which provide self-contained levels for examine. each one subject can be learn throughout those sections, allowing the reader to construct progressively at the wisdom gained.

Language and Power:

  • offers a accomplished survey of the ways that language intersects and connects with the social, cultural and political elements of power,
  • provides a accomplished advent to the background of the sphere, and covers the entire significant methods, theoretical thoughts and strategies of research during this very important and constructing sector of educational study;
  • covers all of the ‘traditional’ issues, akin to race, gender and institutional energy, but additionally comprises more moderen fabric from forensic discourse research, the discourse of recent capitalism and the examine of humour as power;
  • includes readings from works through seminal figures within the box, resembling Roger Fowler, Deborah Cameron and Teun van Dijk;
  • uses genuine texts and examples all through, together with ads from cosmetics businesses; newspaper articles and headlines; web content and net media; and spoken dialogues reminiscent of a transcription from the Obama and McCain presidential debate;
  • is observed via a assisting website that goals to problem scholars at a extra complicated point and features a entire four-unit bankruptcy along with actions, a reading and feedback for extra work.

Language and Power should be crucial analyzing for college kids learning English language and linguistics.

Paul Simpson is Professor of English Language within the tuition of English at Queen’s college Belfast, united kingdom, the place he teaches and researches in stylistics, severe linguistics and comparable fields of study.

Andrea Mayr is Lecturer in sleek English Language and Linguistics at Queen’s collage Belfast, united kingdom, the place she teaches and researches in media discourse and in multimodal serious discourse analysis.

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Download E-books The Dynamic Dance: Nonvocal Communication in African Great Apes PDF

By Barbara J. King

Mother and toddler negotiate over nutrients; high-status men jockey for energy; woman kinfolk band jointly to get their means. It occurs between people and it occurs between our closest dwelling family members within the animal nation, the good apes of Africa. during this eye-opening e-book, we see accurately how such occasions spread in chimpanzees, bonobos, and gorillas: via a spontaneous, collectively choreographed dance of activities, gestures, and vocalizations within which social companions create which means and are available to appreciate one another.

Using dynamic platforms thought, an process hired to review human verbal exchange, Barbara King is ready to show the true complexity of apes' social verbal exchange, and the level to which their interactions generate which means. As King describes, apes create that means basically via their physique movements--and move way past conveying messages approximately meals, mating, or predators. Readers come to understand the captive apes she has saw, and others throughout Africa in addition, and to appreciate "the strategy of developing social meaning."

This new point of view not just acquaints us with our closest residing kinfolk, yet informs us a couple of attainable pathway for the evolution of language in our personal species. King's concept demanding situations the preferred concept that human language is instinctive, with ideas and talents hardwired into our brains. really, The Dynamic Dance indicates, language has its roots within the gestural "building up of which means" that was once found in the ancestor we shared with the good apes, and that we proceed to perform to this day.

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Download E-books Babel No More: The Search for the World's Most Extraordinary Language Learners PDF

By Michael Erard

A “fascinating” (The Economist) dive into the area of linguistics that's “part travelogue, half technological know-how lesson, half highbrow investigation…an wonderful, informative survey of a few of the main attention-grabbing polyglots of our time” (The manhattan occasions publication Review).

In Babel No More, Michael Erard, “a monolingual with benefits,” units out on a quest to fulfill language superlearners and make experience in their psychological powers. at the manner he uncovers the secrets and techniques of historic figures just like the nineteenth-century Italian cardinal Joseph Mezzofanti, who was once stated to talk seventy-two languages, in addition to these of residing language-superlearners corresponding to Alexander Arguelles, a modern day polyglot who is familiar with dozens of languages and indicates Erard the methods of the exchange to provide him a dismal glimpse into the lifetime of obsessive language acquisition.

With his formidable exam of what language is, the place it lives within the mind, and the cultural implications of polyglots’ objectives, Erard explores the higher limits of our skill to benefit and use languages and illuminates the highbrow strength in all people. How do a little humans get away the curse of Babel—and what may the gods have demanded of them in go back?

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Download E-books Metaphor, Allegory, and the Classical Tradition: Ancient Thought and Modern Revisions PDF

How heavily do the theoretical notions of "metaphor" and "allegory" built by way of historical rhetoricians replicate the perform of Classical writers? this query is tackled via 11 new papers by way of a group of exceptional lecturers. historic theories of metaphor are in comparison with twentieth-century choices; idea is proven opposed to perform; and allegory--a distinct even though ignored function of historical literature and philosophy--is explored opposed to the history of the rhetoricians' declare that it truly is one kind of metaphor.

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Download E-books The Prodigal Tongue: Dispatches from the Future of English PDF

By Mark Abley

Mark Abley takes the reader on a world-wide journey like no different -- from Singapore to Japan, Oxford to la, during the net or even again in time. As a lot a trip booklet as a linguistic learn, this booklet is going past grammar and vocabulary; extra importantly, this booklet is set the folks of the realm. On his travels Abley encounters bloggers, translators, novelists, therapists, dictionary makers, hip-hop performers and web-savvy young ones. He talks to a married couple who have been passionately corresponding on-line earlier than they met in 'meatspace.' And he listens to kids, complicated out the phrases they coin in chat rooms and digital worlds. energetic, evocative, passionate and hilarious, it is a e-book for everybody who cherishes the phrases we use.

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Download E-books The Textualization of the Greek Alphabet PDF

By Roger D. Woodard

During this e-book, Roger D. Woodard argues that once the Greeks first started to use the alphabet, they seen themselves as members in a functionality phenomenon conceptually modeled at the performances of the oral poets. in view that a time older than Greek antiquity, the oral poets of Indo-European culture were referred to as "weavers of phrases" - their extemporaneous functionality of poetry was once "word weaving." With the arriving of the recent expertise of the alphabet and the onset of Greek literacy, the very act of manufacturing written symbols was once interpreted as a similar functionality task, albeit one during which virtually every body may well take part, not just the decide upon few. It used to be this new conceptualization of and participation in functionality task via the loads that finally, or even quick, led to the loss of life of oral composition in functionality in Greece. together with this research, Woodard analyzes a suite of copper plaques inscribed with repeated alphabetic sequence and a line of what he translates to be textual content, which attests to this archaic Greek conceptualization of the functionality of image crafting.

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Download E-books When Words Are Called For: A Defense of Ordinary Language Philosophy PDF

By Avner Baz

A new type of philosophizing referred to as traditional language philosophy took root in England after the second one international warfare, promising a clean commence and a manner out of long-standing dead-end philosophical debates. Pioneered by means of Wittgenstein, Austin, and others, OLP is now generally rumored, inside of mainstream analytic philosophy, to were heavily discredited, and for this reason its viewpoint is overlooked.

Avner Baz begs to vary. In When phrases Are referred to as For, he indicates how the present arguments opposed to OLP cave in lower than shut scrutiny. them all, he claims, presuppose one model or one other of the very belief of word-meaning that OLP calls into query and takes to be chargeable for many conventional philosophical problems. Worse, analytic philosophy itself has suffered due to its failure to take OLP’s point of view heavily. Baz blames a forget of OLP’s insights for probably irresolvable disputes over the methodological relevance of “intuitions” in philosophy and for misunderstandings among contextualists and anti-contextualists (or “invariantists”) in epistemology. Baz is going directly to discover the deep affinities among Kant’s paintings and OLP and indicates ways in which OLP will be utilized to different philosophically difficult options.

When phrases Are referred to as For defends OLP now not as a doctrine yet as a sort of perform that would offer a practicable substitute to paintings at present conducted inside of mainstream analytic philosophy. consequently, Baz doesn't basically argue for OLP yet, all of the extra convincingly, practices it during this eye-opening book.

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Download E-books More than Cool Reason: A Field Guide to Poetic Metaphor PDF

By George Lakoff, Mark Turner

"The authors repair metaphor to our lives through exhibiting us that it really is by no means long gone away. we have now purely been taught to speak as though it had: as if climate maps have been extra 'real' than the breath of autumn; as if, for that subject, cause used to be particularly 'cool.' What we are asserting every time we are saying is a subject matter this e-book illumines for an individual attentive." — Hugh Kenner, Johns Hopkins University

"In this daring and strong ebook, Lakoff and Turner proceed their use of metaphor to teach how our minds pay money for the area. they've got accomplished not anything under a postmodern realizing Poetry, a brand new means of examining and instructing that makes poetry back important." — Norman Holland, collage of Florida

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Download E-books The Big Black Book of Very Dirty Words PDF

By Alexis Munier

Airplane Blonde. Intercorpse. Prostitot. Queef. Rainbow Kiss.

There's an incredible international of obscenity out there--and you are going to discover each profane corner and cranny during this compilation. we are conversing approximately greater than 2,000 insults, obscenities, and vulgarities uncooked sufficient to make even the main unflappable linguist blush.

Forget grammar tuition swearing; this can be complicated cursing for the main discerning soiled mouths! From the colorful--geequals, manscape, prairie dog--to the crude--giraffe, Roman bathe, vagitarian, this big-ass booklet of undesirable language could have you dissing douchebags with doolally kind in exactly a friggin' minute!

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Download E-books New Comparative Grammar of Greek and Latin PDF

By Andrew L Sihler

Like Carl Darling Buck's Comparative Grammar of Greek and Latin (1933), this booklet is a proof of the similarities and variations among Greek and Latin morphology and lexicon via an account in their prehistory. It additionally goals to debate the critical positive factors of Indo-European linguistics. Greek and Latin are studied as a couple for cultural purposes in basic terms; as languages, they've got little in universal except their Indo-European historical past. therefore the single approach to deal with the ancient bases for his or her improvement is first of all Proto-Indo-European. the one technique to make a reconstructed language like Proto-Indo-European intelligible and intellectually defensible is to offer at the very least a number of the foundation for reconstructing its positive aspects and, within the procedure, to debate reasoning and method of reconstruction (including a weighing of different reconstructions). the result's a compendious guide of Indo-European phonology and morphology, and a vade mecum of Indo-European linguistics--the concentration regularly closing on Greek and Latin. The non-classical resources for historic dialogue are commonly Vedic Sanskrit, Hittite, and Germanic, with occasional yet the most important contributions from previous Irish, Avestan, Baltic, and Slavic.

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