The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Language

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Author: David Crystal

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108423595

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 580

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Now in its third edition, The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Language provides the most comprehensive coverage of the history, structure and worldwide use of English. Fully updated and expanded, with a fresh redesigned layout, and over sixty audio resources to bring language extracts to life, it covers all aspects of the English language including the history of English, with new pages on Shakespeare's vocabulary and pronunciation, updated statistics on global English use that now cover all countries and the future of English in a post-Brexit Europe, regional and social variations, with fresh insights into the growing cultural identities of 'new Englishes', English in everyday use with new sections on gender identities, forensic studies, and 'big data' in corpus linguistics, digital developments, including the emergence of new online varieties in social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp. Packed with brand new colour illustrations, photographs, maps, tables and graphs this new edition is an essential tool for a new generation of twenty-first-century English language enthusiasts.

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 English Language

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Author: David Crystal

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521596558

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 495

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English is arguably the nearest thing we have to a world language, and yet it is a language with a wealth of varieties, dialects, and traditions, all developing in different ways and at different speeds. This book is a superbly written and illustrated exploration of the history, structure, and use of English throughout the world. World-renowned linguist and author, David Crystal, explores the many facets and varieties of the English language, bringing life to this large and complex subject. He begins with the origins of English in Anglo-Saxon times and follows the growth of the language to the present. Every major English-speaking country is included, and the book abounds with insights into how English evolved and how it works. The author pays particular attention to the use of language in literature and how it permeates humor. He allows language to "speak for itself" by using quotations, photographs, newspaper clippings, poems, advertisements, cartoons, and many other types of illustrative material that vividly complement his narrative. Author Crystal systematically covers the structural features of English, and includes a complete description of grammar, a summary of pronunciation and writing systems, and a thorough treatment of the size and complexity of vocabulary. He explains technical aspects in simple and accessible terms and includes a glossary to assist the reader with unclear language terminology. Highly visual with striking color illustrations, panels and boxed features throughout, this book is fascinating reading for the widest possible audience. David Crystal is the author of The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language (CUP, 1987) and the editor of The Cambridge Encyclopedia (CUP, 1990, 1994).

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.

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.

Language Death

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Author: David Crystal

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521012713

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 198

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Looks at the reasons languages fall into disuse and often become extinct.

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)

The Penguin Encyclopedia

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Author: David Crystal

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780140515787

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page: 1488

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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.

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.

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

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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.

A Dictionary of Linguistics and Phonetics

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Author: David Crystal

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9780631226642

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 536

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Completely revised and updated in its fifth edition, A Dictionary of Linguistics and Phonetics is the standard single-volume reference for its field. Incorporates new words or senses that have developed in linguistics during the past 5 years, based on recommendations from a team of experts. Includes increased coverage of terms arising from recent theoretical formalizations. Contains a separate table of abbreviations and table of symbols at the end of the book. Remains the standard single-volume reference for the field of linguistics and phonetics. Fifth edition now includes more than 5,000 terms.

Erfolgreich recherchieren – Linguistik

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Author: Klaus Gantert

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110299011

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 165

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Der Band Erfolgreich recherchieren - Linguistik bietet einen umfassenden Überblick über die Informationsressourcen zu allen Teilgebieten der Linguistik. Vorgestellt werden neben zentralen Rechercheinstrumenten wie Fachbibliographien, Bibliothekskatalogen, Internetsuchmaschinen, Fachportalen und Nachschlagewerken auch sprachbezogene Informationsressourcen: Sprachverzeichnisse, -karten und -atlanten, Wörterbücher sowie Text- und Sprachkorpora. Auch Strategien für die erfolgreiche Literatur und Informationsrecherche werden behandelt. Ein eigener Teil des Buches widmet sich der effektiven Weiterverarbeitung der gefundenen Informationen, also der Literaturbeschaffung, der Verwendung von Literaturverwaltungsprogrammen und dem richtigen Zitieren. Ob für das erste Referat oder die Abschlussarbeit - hier bekommen Sie einen kompetenten Leitfaden für die erfolgreiche linguistische Fachrecherche an die Hand.

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

Europäische Sprachkultur und Sprachpflege

Akten des Regensburger Kolloquiums, Oktober 1996

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Author: Albrecht Greule,Franz Lebsanft

Publisher: Gunter Narr Verlag

ISBN: 9783823351009

Category: Language and culture

Page: 276

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Routledge Encyclopedia of Language Teaching and Learning

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Author: Michael Byram,Adelheid Hu

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136235531

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 856

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The Routledge Encyclopedia of Language Teaching and Learning is an authoritative reference dealing with all aspects of this increasingly important field of study. Offering a comprehensive range of articles on contemporary language teaching and its history, it has been produced specifically for language teaching professionals and as a reference work for academic studies at postgraduate level. In this new edition, every single entry has been reviewed and updated with reference to new developments and publications. Coverage has been expanded to reflect new technological, global and academic developments, with particular attention to areas such as online and distance learning, teacher and learner cognition, testing, assessment and evaluation, global English and teacher education. Themes and disciplines covered include: Methods and materials, including new technologies and materials development Contexts and concepts, such as mediation, risk-taking in language learning and intercomprehension Influential figures from the early days of language teaching to the contemporary Related disciplines, such as psychology, anthropology and corpus linguistics? It covers the teaching of specific languages, including Japanese, Chinese, Arabic and African languages, as well as English, French, German and Spanish. There are thirty five overview articles dealing with issues such as communicative language teaching, early language learning, teacher education and syllabus and curriculum design. A further 160 entries focus on topics such as bilingualism, language laboratories and study abroad. Numerous shorter items examine language and cultural institutions, professional associations and acronyms. Multiple cross-references enable the user to browse from one entry to another, and there are suggestions for further reading. Written by an international team of specialists, the Routledge Encyclopedia of Language Teaching and Learning is an invaluable resource and reference manual for anyone with a professional or academic interest in the subject.

The Elements of Expression

Putting Thoughts into Words

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Author: Arthur Plotnik

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1936740249

Category: Reference

Page: 240

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More than ever in this completely updated edition, The Elements of Expression helps word users "light up the cosmos or the written page or the face across the table" as they seek the radiance of expressiveness—the vivid expression of thoughts, feelings, and observations. Nothing kills radiance like the murky, generic language dominating today's talk, airwaves, and posts. It tugs at our every sentence, but using it to express anything beyond the ordinary is like flapping the tongue to escape gravity. The Elements of Expression offers an adventurous and inspiring flight into words that truly share what's percolating in our minds. Here writers, presenters, students, bloggers—even well intentioned "Mad Men"—will discover language to convey precise feelings, move audiences, delight and persuade. No snob or scold, the acclaimed word-maven Arthur Plotnik explores the full range of expressiveness, from playful "tough talk" to finely wrought literature, with hundreds of rousing examples. Confessing that we are all "like a squid in its ink" when first groping for luminous expression, he shines his amiable wit on the elements leading, ultimately, to language of "fissionable intensity."