Exploring Language Change, Mari Jones and Ishtla Singh
Автор: Dong Hongyuan Название: History of the Chinese Language ISBN: 0415660408 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780415660402 Издательство: Taylor&Francis Рейтинг: Цена: 4388 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Описание: A History of the Chinese Language provides a comprehensive introduction to the historical development of the Chinese language from its proto Sino-Tibetan roots in prehistoric times to Modern Standard Chinese. Taking a highly accessible and balanced approach, it presents a chronological survey of the various stages of Chinese language development, covering crucial aspects such as phonology, syntax and semantics. Features include: Coverage of the key historical stages in Chinese language development, such as Old Chinese, Middle Chinese, Early Modern Chinese, Classical Chinese and Modern Standard Chinese Treatment of core linguistic aspects of the Chinese language including phonological changes, grammatical development, lexical evolution, vernacular writing, Chinese characters and Modern Chinese dialects Inclusion of many authentic Chinese legends and texts throughout the book, presented through a rigorous framework of linguistic analysis to help students to build up strong critical and evaluative skills and acquire valuable cultural knowledge Integration of materials from different disciplines, such as archaeology, anthropology, history and sociolinguistics, to highlight the cultural and social background of each period of the language Helpful appendices to aid students with no prior knowledge of linguistics or the Chinese language Companion website at www.routledge.com/cw/dongoffering a wealth of supplementary resources such as additional exercises, answer keys and audio recordings of the sounds of Middle and Old Chinese. Written by a highly experienced instructor, A History of the Chinese Language will be an essential resource for beginning students of Chinese Language and Linguistics and for anyone interested in the history and culture of China.
Автор: Heike Wiese Название: Numbers, Language, and the Human Mind ISBN: 0521831822 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780521831826 Издательство: Cambridge Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 8014 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: What constitutes our number concept? What makes it possible for us to employ numbers the way we do; which mental faculties contribute to our grasp of
numbers? What do we share with other species, and what is specific to humans? How does our language faculty come into the picture? This book addresses these questions and
discusses the relationship between numerical thinking and the human language faculty, providing psychological, linguistic, and philosophical perspectives on number, its evolution, and
its development in children. Heike Wiese argues that language as a human faculty plays a crucial role in the emergence of systematic numerical thinking. She characterises number
sequences as powerful and highly flexible mental tools that are unique to humans and shows that it is language that enables us to go beyond the perception of numerosity and to
develop such mental tools.
Описание: Challenges the commonly held notion that language is what makes us uniquely human. This book argues that what distinguishes us in the animal kingdom is our capacity for recursion: the ability to embed our thoughts within other thoughts.
Описание: Exploring the many different contact points between Iberian colonialism and indigenous cultures, this title features contributors who identify the crucial parameters of language evolution that have led to today`s state of linguistic diversity in Latin America.
Автор: Savage-Rumbaugh, Sue (Professor of Psychology, Emo Название: Apes, Language and the Human Mind ISBN: 0195109864 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780195109863 Издательство: Oxford Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 4318 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Описание: Apes, Language, and the Human Mind discusses the theoretical and conceptual implications of Savage-Rumbaugh's primate work for cognitive, developmental, and linguistic research, and uses it as a spring board to argue for a radical revision of the sciences of language and mind.
Автор: Beard, Adrian Название: Language change ISBN: 0415320569 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780415320566 Издательство: Taylor&Francis Рейтинг: Цена: 1984 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: `Language Change` examines the way external factors have influenced and are influencing language change, focusing on how changing social contexts are reflected in language use.
Описание: This volume presents a historical-sociolinguistic description and analysis of Maritime Polynesian Pidgin. It offers linguistic and sociohistorical substantiation for a regional Eastern Polynesian-based pidgin, and challenges conventional Eurocentric assumptions about early colonial contact in the eastern Pacific by arguing that Maritime Polynesian Pidgin preceded the introduction of Pidgin English by as much as a century. Emanuel J. Drechsel not only opens up new methodological avenues for historical-sociolinguistic research in Oceania by a combination of philology and ethnohistory, but also gives greater recognition to Pacific Islanders in early contact between cultures. Students and researchers working on language contact, language typology, historical linguistics and sociolinguistics will want to read this book. It redefines our understanding of how Europeans and Americans interacted with Pacific Islanders in Eastern Polynesia during early encounters and offers an alternative model of language contact.
Автор: Evans Название: The Language Myth ISBN: 1107619750 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781107619753 Издательство: Cambridge Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 2185 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Language is central to our lives, the cultural tool that arguably sets us apart from other species. Some scientists have argued that language is innate, a type of unique human 'instinct' pre-programmed in us from birth. In this book, Vyvyan Evans argues that this received wisdom is, in fact, a myth. Debunking the notion of a language 'instinct', Evans demonstrates that language is related to other animal forms of communication; that languages exhibit staggering diversity; that we learn our mother tongue drawing on general properties and abilities of the human mind, rather than an inborn 'universal' grammar; that language is not autonomous but is closely related to other aspects of our mental lives; and that, ultimately, language and the mind reflect and draw upon the way we interact with others in the world. Compellingly written and drawing on cutting-edge research, The Language Myth sets out a forceful alternative to the received wisdom, showing how language and the mind really work.
Автор: Allen Название: The Ancient Egyptian Language ISBN: 1107664675 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781107664678 Издательство: Cambridge Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 2601 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: This book, the first of its kind, examines how the phonology and grammar of the ancient Egyptian language changed over more than three thousand years of its history, from the first appearance of written documents, c.3250 BC, to the Coptic dialects of the second century AD and later. Part One discusses phonology, working backward from the vowels and consonants of Coptic to those that can be deduced for earlier stages of the language. Part Two is devoted to grammar, including both basic components such as nouns and the complex history of the verbal system. The book thus provides both a synchronic description of the five major historical stages of ancient Egyptian and a diachronic analysis of their development and relationship.
Prominent scholars consider the cognitive and neural similarities between birdsong and human speech and language.
Scholars have long been captivated by the parallels between birdsong and human speech and language. In this book, leading scholars draw on the latest research to explore what birdsong can tell us about the biology of human speech and language and the consequences for evolutionary biology. After outlining the basic issues involved in the study of both language and evolution, the contributors compare birdsong and language in terms of acquisition, recursion, and core structural properties, and then examine the neurobiology of song and speech, genomic factors, and the emergence and evolution of language.
Contributors Hermann Ackermann, Gabriel J.L. Beckers, Robert C. Berwick, Johan J. Bolhuis, Noam Chomsky, Frank Eisner, Martin Everaert, Michale S. Fee, Olga Feher, Simon E. Fisher, W. Tecumseh Fitch, Jonathan B. Fritz, Sharon M.H. Gobes, Riny Huijbregts, Eric Jarvis, Robert Lachlan, Ann Law, Michael A. Long, Gary F. Marcus, Carolyn McGettigan, Daniel Mietchen, Richard Mooney, Sanne Moorman, Kazuo Okanoya, Christophe Pallier, Irene M. Pepperberg, Jonathan F. Prather, Franck Ramus, Eric Reuland, Constance Scharff, Sophie K. Scott, Neil Smith, Ofer Tchernichovski, Carel ten Cate, Christopher K. Thompson, Frank Wijnen, Moira Yip, Wolfram Ziegler, Willem Zuidema
Автор: David Crystal Название: Language Death ISBN: 0521012716 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780521012713 Издательство: Cambridge Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 1664 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: The endangerment and death of minority languages across the world is a matter of widespread concern. In this 2002 book, a leading commentator on language issues, David Crystal asks the question, 'Why is language death so important?', reviews the reasons for the current crisis, and investigates what is being done to reduce its impact.
Автор: Mcmahon, April M.s. Название: Understanding language change ISBN: 0521446651 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780521446655 Издательство: Cambridge Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 4266 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: This textbook analyses changes from every area of grammar and addresses recent developments in socio-historical linguistics.
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