Language Contact in the Early Colonial Pacific, Drechsel
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.
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.
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: 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: 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.
Автор: Frellesvig Название: A History of the Japanese Language ISBN: 0521653207 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780521653206 Издательство: Cambridge Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 10095 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Bjarke Frellesvig describes the development of the Japanese language from its recorded beginnings until the present day as reflected by the written sources and historical record. Beginning with a description of the oldest attested stage of the language, Old Japanese (approximately the eighth century AD), and then tracing the changes which occurred through the Early Middle Japanese (800–1200), Late Middle Japanese (1200–1600) and the Modern Japanese (1600–onwards) periods, a complete internal history of the language is examined and discussed. This account provides a comprehensive study of how the Japanese language has developed and adapted, providing a much needed resource for scholars. A History of the Japanese Language is invaluable to all those interested in the Japanese language and also students of language change generally.
Автор: Robinson Название: Dictionary of the Hausa Language ISBN: 1108016723 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781108016728 Издательство: Cambridge Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 3225 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Hausa is an African language originating in Niger and northern Nigeria and spoken widely in West and Central Africa as a lingua franca. Charles Henry Robinson (1861–1925) was the first student of the short-lived Hausa Association, formed in 1891 to promote the study of the Hausa Language and people. The Association sponsored Robinson to stay in northern Nigeria from 1894 to 1895 to gain more experience in the language. On his return Robinson published an anthology of Hausa texts in 1896 and a Hausa grammar in 1897 as well as this two-volume dictionary in 1899. His efforts contributed greatly to Western knowledge of the language despite criticisms of his relatively short experience of Hausa-speaking communities. Volume 1 is a Hausa–English dictionary. The version reissued here is the 1925 fourth edition, for which the Hausa–English dictionary was re-written and expanded.
Описание: Conversation and speaking skills are the key building blocks for much of language learning. This text increases awareness about spoken language and suggests how to teach second-language interaction skills based on insights from Conversation Analysis.
Описание: This book investigates typical phenomena of early child language from a cross-linguistic perspective. The investigation centers on the acquisition of pronominal clitics in production and comprehension, and especially on the well-known phase of infinitive production and subject omission. Other areas such as early negation and question-formation are treated in the context of the above phenomena. The book provides a unique comparative database for these areas of language acquisition from the point of view of Romance and Germanic languages in presenting results on Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, and other languages. On the basis of these broad and detailed empirical results, the author proceeds to evaluate current models and hypotheses advanced for the above phenomena from a theoretical perspective. A formal investigation of the semantics and pragmatics of pronouns and tense leads to the conclusion that discourse anchorage, which is problematic for young children, is mediated by syntax and by functional material in particular so that the development of the syntax-discourse interface is largely driven by developments in syntax. In relating unusually comprehensive cross-linguistic child data to unusually fine-grained formal analyses, the book thus succeeds in providing new insights not only into language development but also into linguistic theory.
Автор: Assink Egbert M.H., Sandra Dominiek Название: Reading Complex Words / Cross-Language Studies ISBN: 0306477076 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780306477072 Издательство: Springer Рейтинг: Цена: 17297 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: In a series of fourteen chapters this book brings together current research findings on the involvement of word-internal structure for the purpose of word reading (especially morphological structure). Contributors include many leading experts in this research domain. The central theme of reading complex words is approached from several angles, such that the chapters span a wide variety of topics where this issue is important. The experiments reported in the book involve: - different populations : children, expert readers, illiterates; - different languages: Chinese, Dutch, English, French, Hebrew, Italian, Turkish, Serbian; - different processing levels where morphology may play a role: sublexical, supralexical; - different variables which may determine morphological effects: morphological type, semantic transparency, branching relations among morphemes. Given this scope, the book offers a good state of the art platform in current psycholinguistic research on the topic. Reading Complex Words: Cross-Language Studies is a valuable resource for all researchers studying the mental lexicon and to those who teach advanced courses in the psychology of language.
Автор: Giovanni Bennardo Название: Language, space, and social relationships ISBN: 0521883121 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780521883122 Издательство: Cambridge Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 7910 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: The study of the relationship between language and thought, and how this apparently differs between cultures and social groups, is a rapidly expanding area of enquiry. This book discusses the relationship between language and the mental organisation of knowledge, based on the results of a fieldwork project carried out in the Kingdom of Tonga in Polynesia. It challenges some existing assumptions in linguistics, cognitive anthropology and cognitive science and proposes a new foundational cultural model, 'radiality', to show how space, time and social relationships are expressed both linguistically and cognitively. A foundational cultural model is knowledge that is repeated in several domains and shared within a cultural homogeneous group. These knowledge structures are lenses through which we interpret the world and guide our behaviour. The book will be welcomed by researchers and students working within the fields of psycholinguistics, anthropological linguistics, cognitive anthropology, cognitive psychology, cross-cultural psychology, and cognitive science.
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.
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