Category: Linguistics

Download The Routledge Dictionary of Modern American Slang and by Tom Dalzell PDF

By Tom Dalzell

The Routledge Dictionary of contemporary American Slang and Unconventional English bargains the final word list of modern American Slang.

The 25,000 entries are followed through citations that authenticate the phrases in addition to provide energetic examples of utilization from renowned literature, newspapers, magazines, video clips, tv exhibits, musical lyrics, and web person teams. Etymology, cultural context, nation of beginning and the date the note used to be first used also are provided.

This informative, interesting and occasionally stunning dictionary is an unbeatable source for all language aficionados out there.

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Download Philosophy of Language: A Contemporary Introduction by William G. Lycan PDF

By William G. Lycan

Philosophy of Language introduces the scholar to the most matters and theories in twentieth-century philosophy of language. subject matters are dependent in 3 elements within the ebook. half I, Reference and Referring Expressions, comprises issues akin to Russell's thought of Desciptions, Donnellan's contrast, difficulties of anaphora, the outline idea of right names, Searle's cluster idea, and the causal-historical thought. half II, Theories of which means, surveys the competing theories of linguistic that means and compares their a number of benefits and liabilities. half III, Pragmatics and Speech Acts, introduces the fundamental recommendations of linguistic pragmatics, contains a exact dialogue of the matter of oblique strength and surveys ways to metaphor.Unique gains of the text:* bankruptcy overviews and summaries* transparent supportive examples* research questions* annotated additional analyzing* thesaurus.

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Download Tracking Reason: Proof, Consequence, and Truth by Jody Azzouni PDF

By Jody Azzouni

Whilst traditional people--mathematicians between them--take anything to stick with (deductively) from anything else, they're exposing the spine of our self-ascribed skill to cause. Jody Azzouni investigates the relationship among that standard suggestion of final result and the formal analogues invented through logicians. One declare of the booklet is that, regardless of our obvious intuitive clutch of end result, we don't introspect ideas through which we cause, nor will we grab the scope and variety of the area, because it have been, of our reasoning. This aspect is illustrated with an in depth research of a paradigmatic case of standard reasoning: mathematical evidence.

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Download Academic Discourse: English In A Global Context (Continuum by Ken Hyland PDF

By Ken Hyland

Educational discourse is a swiftly becoming region of analysis, attracting researchers and scholars from a various diversity of fields. this can be in part a result of starting to be understanding that wisdom is socially built via language and partially as a result of rising dominance of English because the language of scholarship all over the world. huge numbers of scholars and researchers needs to now achieve fluency within the conventions of English language educational discourses to appreciate their disciplines, identify their careers and to effectively navigate their learning.

This obtainable and readable ebook exhibits the character and value of educational discourses within the glossy international, supplying a transparent description of the conventions of spoken and written educational discourse and the methods those build either wisdom and disciplinary groups.

This distinct genre-based advent to educational discourse might be crucial interpreting for undergraduate and postgraduate scholars learning TESOL, utilized linguistics, and English for educational reasons.

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Download Understanding Pragmatics by Gunter Senft PDF

By Gunter Senft

Figuring out Pragmatics takes an interdisciplinary method of offer an obtainable advent to linguistic pragmatics. This publication discusses how the which means of utterances can in simple terms be understood when it comes to total cultural, social and interpersonal contexts, in addition to to culture-specific conventions and the speech occasions during which they're embedded. From a cross-linguistic and cross-cultural viewpoint, this book:

debates the middle problems with pragmatics resembling speech act idea, conversational implicature, deixis, gesture, interplay recommendations, ritual verbal exchange, phatic communion, linguistic relativity, ethnography of conversing, ethnomethodology, dialog research, languages and social periods, and linguistic ideologies

incorporates examples from a extensive number of assorted languages and cultures

takes an cutting edge and transdisciplinary view of the sphere displaying that linguistic pragmatics has its predecessor in different disciplines similar to philosophy, psychology,
ethology, ethnology, sociology and the political sciences.

Written by way of an skilled instructor and researcher, this introductory textbook is key examining for all scholars learning pragmatics.

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Download The King's English: A Guide to Modern Usage by Kingsley Amis PDF

By Kingsley Amis

"The King's English" is Kingsley Amis' authoritative and witty consultant to the use and abuse of the English language. an endemic of illiteracy and a thorn within the part of pretension, Amis presents quintessential suggestion in regards to the linguistic errors and barbarities that lie in look ahead to us, from danglers, four-letter phrases to jargon or even Welsh rarebit. when you've got ever questioned even if it's applicable to begin a sentence with 'and', to boldly cut up an infinitive, or to go your sevens within the French variety, Amis has the reply - or a trenchant opinion. via turns reflective, acerbic and provocative, "The King's English" is for a person who cares approximately how the English language is used.

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Download William Morris's Utopia of Strangers: Victorian Medievalism by Marcus Waithe PDF

By Marcus Waithe

It's as a rule argued that William Morris's thought of the great society is uniquely tolerant - a declare which this ebook checks, asking even if Victorian medievalism and the linked excellent of hospitality provided Morris the assets to boost a brand new perception of utopia, characterised via openness instead of classical exclusivity. This imperative topic is addressed throughout a variety of inventive and highbrow contexts, from Victorian neo-feudalism to socialism and the humanities and Crafts circulation, and drawing from paintings in literature, structure, anthropology, political thought, legislations, artwork background and translation. including an research of the roots and legacy of Morris's paintings, the ebook deals an in depth survey of his many tasks. Dr MARCUS WAITHE lectures in Victorian Literature on the college of Sheffield.

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