The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language

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Author: David Crystal

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521736503

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 524

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This new, thoroughly revised edition of the acclaimed Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language incorporates the major developments in language study which have taken place since the mid 1990s. Two main new areas have been added: the rise of electronic communication in all its current forms from email to texting, and the crisis affecting the world's languages, of which half are thought to be so seriously endangered that they will die out this century. • All language statistics have been updated, and additional information provided about their linguistic affiliation • All topics involving technology have been revised to take account of recent developments, notably in phonetics, language disability, and computing • Maps have been revised to include new countries or country names • Special attention has been paid to fast-moving areas such as language teaching and learning • The text design has been completely updated with many new illustrations throughout

The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the Language Sciences

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Author: Patrick Colm Hogan

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521866897

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1048

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Have you lost track of developments in generative linguistics, finding yourself unsure about the distinctive features of Minimalism? Would you like to know more about recent advances in the genetics of language, or about right hemisphere linguistic operation? Has your interest in narrative drawn you to question the relation between stories and grammars? The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the Language Sciences addresses these issues, along with hundreds of others. It includes basic entries for those unfamiliar with a given topic and more specific entries for those seeking more specialized knowledge. It incorporates both well-established findings and cutting-edge research and classical approaches and new theoretical innovations. The volume is aimed at readers who have an interest in some aspect of language science but wish to learn more about the broad range of ideas, findings, practices, and prospects that constitute this rapidly expanding field, a field arguably at the center of current research on the human mind and human society.

Language Death

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Author: David Crystal

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107431816

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 271

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A thorough review of the worldwide problem of language endangerment and death.

Prosodic Systems and Intonation in English

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Author: David Crystal

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780521290586

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 390

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David Crystal OBE provides the reader with a thorough and fascinating analysis of the patterns of intonation and prosody found within the English language. He begins by contextualising his work on prosody within existing studies, before going on to discuss voice quality and sound attributes in prosodic systems.

Concise Encyclopedia of Languages of the World

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Author: N.A

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080877753

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1320

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Concise Encyclopedia of Languages of the World is an authoritative single-volume reference resource comprehensively describing the major languages and language families of the world. It will provide full descriptions of the phonology, semantics, morphology, and syntax of the world’s major languages, giving insights into their structure, history and development, sounds, meaning, structure, and language family, thereby both highlighting their diversity for comparative study, and contextualizing them according to their genetic relationships and regional distribution. Based on the highly acclaimed and award-winning Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics, this volume will provide an edited collection of almost 400 articles throughout which a representative subset of the world's major languages are unfolded and explained in up-to-date terminology and authoritative interpretation, by the leading scholars in linguistics. In highlighting the diversity of the world’s languages — from the thriving to the endangered and extinct — this work will be the first point of call to any language expert interested in this huge area. No other single volume will match the extent of language coverage or the authority of the contributors of Concise Encyclopedia of Languages of the World. * Extraordinary breadth of coverage: a comprehensive selection of just under 400 articles covering the world's major languages, language families, and classification structures, issues and disputes * Peerless quality: based on 20 years of academic development on two editions of the leading reference resource in linguistics, Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics * Unique authorship: 350 of the world's leading experts brought together for one purpose * Exceptional editorial selection, review and validation process: Keith Brown and Sarah Ogilvie act as first-tier guarantors for article quality and coverage * Compact and affordable: one-volume format makes this suitable for personal study at any institution interested in areal, descriptive, or comparative language study - and at a fraction of the cost of the full encyclopedia

The Stories of English

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Author: David Crystal

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141015934

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 584

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Crystal turns the history of the language on its head and provides a startlingly original view of where the richness, creativity, and diversity of the language truly lies: in the accents and dialects of nonstandard English users all over the globe.

English as a Global Language

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Author: David Crystal

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521530323

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 212

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Explores the history, current status, and potential of English as an international language of communication, featuring in the new edition coverage of English on the Internet and the concept of an English "family" of languages. Simultaneous. (Language)

Language and the Internet

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Author: David Crystal

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521868599

Category: Computers

Page: 304

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A revealing insight into the language of the Internet, looking at e-mail, chat, the Web, instant messaging and blogging.

The Penguin Concise Encyclopedia

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Author: David Crystal

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141026213

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page: 1040

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World-renowned linguist and reference editor, David Crystal, brings us the third edition of Penguin's Concise Encyclopedia. This abridgement condenses the core material in the third edition of the Penguin Encyclopedia which has already reached a world sales total of over 23,000 copies in hardback. David Crystal has a gift for clarity and concision which enables him to illuminate even the most intricate concepts. Here he offers over 22,000 alphabatised entries on the facts, events, issues, people, beliefs and achievements that make up the sum of human knowledge. Entries have been written by over 350 specialist contributors from universities, museums and other institutions of excellence around the world. The Concise Encyclopedia is part of the Penguin Reference Library and draws on over 70 years of experience in bringing reliable, useful and clear information to millions of readers around the world.

A Dictionary of Linguistics and Phonetics

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Author: David Crystal

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444356755

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 560

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David Crystal's A Dictionary of Linguistics and Phonetics has long been the standard single-volume reference for its field. Now available in its sixth edition, it has been revised and updated to reflect the latest terms in the field. Includes in excess of 5,100 terms, grouped into over 3,000 entries Coverage reflects recommendations by a team of experts in phonetics, phonology, syntax, semantics, sociolinguistics and psycholinguistics, making it exceptionally comprehensive Incorporates new ideas stemming from the minimalist program Contains a separate table of abbreviations and table of symbols, along with an updated International Phonetic Alphabet Updates entries to reflect the way established terms are now perceived in light of changes in the field, providing a unique insight into the historical development of linguistics Remains the standard single-volume reference for the field of linguistics and phonetics.

The Penguin Encyclopedia

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Author: David Crystal

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780140515787

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page: 1488

View: 5741

Now in its third edition, Penguin Encyclopedia is the one reference book that every family and office needs. It contains over 28,000 entries on the facts, events, issues, people, beliefs and achievements that make up the sum of human knowledge and experience written in a clear, direct style that illuminates even the most intricate concept. The book is designed so that it is easy to locate the information you require quickly and there are over 350 maps and diagrams to aid understanding. Penguin Encyclopedia is part of the Penguin Reference Library and draws on over 70 years of experience in bringing reliable, useful and clear information to millions of readers around the world - making knowledge everybody's property.

List of cartoons ;The Hype About Texting ;How Weird is Texting? ;What is Distinctive About it? ;Why do They do it? ;Who Texts? ;What do They Text About? ;How do Other Languages do it? ;Why all the Fuss? ;Glossary ;Appendix ;Index

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Author: David Crystal

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199571333

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 239

View: 2086

A linguistic expert argues that the panic over text messaging is misplaced, looks at every aspect of the phenomenon of text messaging, and considers its effects on literacy, language, and society, in an insightful study.

Words, Words, Words

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Author: David Crystal

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199210772

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 216

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Words, Words, Words is all about the wonder of words. Drawing on a lifetime's experience, David Crystal explores language in all its rich varieties through words: the very building blocks of our communication. Language has no life of its own: it only exists in the mouths and ears, hands, eyes and brains of its users. As we are guided expertly and passionately through the mysteries and delights of word origins, histories, spellings, regional and social variations, taboo words, jargon,and wordplay, the contribution we all play in shaping the linguistic world around us becomes evident. Words, Words, Words is a celebration of what we say and how we say it. It invites us to engage linguistically with who we are: to understand what words tell us about where we come from and what we do. And as they continually shape our lives, it suggests ways that we can look at words anew and get involved with collecting and coining words ourselves.

A Dictionary of Language

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Author: David Crystal

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226122038

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 390

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No ordinary dictionary, David Crystal's Dictionary of Language includes not only descriptions of hundreds of languages literally from A to Z (Abkhaz to Zyryan) and definitions of literary and grammatical concepts, but also explanations of terms used in linguistics, language teaching, and speech pathology. If you are wondering how many people speak Macedonian, Malay, or Makua, or if you're curious about various theories of the origins of language, or if you were always unsure of the difference between structuralism, semiotics, and sociolinguistics, this superbly authoritative dictionary will answer all of your questions and hundred of others.

How Language Works

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Author: David Crystal

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141015527

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 512

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What's in a name? How do sounds become speech? What makes a word rude or polite? Is it possible to speak out of tune? How do we learn to read? These and hundreds of other questions are answered in renowned linguist David Crystal's brilliant tour through the fascinating world of language. From eyebrow flashes to whistling languages, from baby talk to why the grocer's apostrophe isn't such a bad thing after all, How Language Works sheds light on the endless mysteries of the language we speak, write and read every day.

Arabische Sprache Im Kontext

Festschrift Zu Ehren Von Eckehard Schulz

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Author: Beate Backe,Kristina Stock,Thoralf Hanstein

Publisher: Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften

ISBN: 9783631741344

Category:

Page: 456

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Die Beiträge in dieser Festschrift zu Ehren von Eckehard Schulz befassen sich mit der Relevanz der arabischen Sprache in verschiedenen Kontexten, wie z.B. Translatologie, Lexikologie, Grammatik und Dialektologie, Politik- und Rechtswissenschaft, Didaktik, Ethnologie, Medienwissenschaften und Informatik.