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Introduction To Bilingualism

Author : Charlotte Hoffmann
ISBN : 9781317887669
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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An Introduction to Bilingualism provides a comprehensive review of the most important aspects of individual and societal bilingualism, examining both theoretcial and practical issues. At the level of the individual, it addresses such questios as: What is involved in the study of bilingual children? What are the patterns of bilingual language acquisition? In which ways do the language competence and the speech of bilinguals differ from those of monolinguals? Topics that sometimes arouse controversy are explored - such as the question of whether there is a relationship between bilingualsim and a child's cognitive, psychological and social development. The book is also concerned with multilingualism, that is, bilingualsim as a societal phenomenon. It focuses on such issues as language choice in bilingual and multilingual communities, national identity and the education of bilinguals. The inclusion of several case studies of European linguistic minorities serves to exemplify the topics dealt with at the theoretical level and to illustrate the linguistic complexities found in contemporary Europe.

General Linguistics

Author : R.H. Robins
ISBN : 9781317887621
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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The fourth edition of General Linguistics provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to linguistics. The book considers: - semantics and pragmatics - dialect and style - phonetics and phonology - morphology and syntax, with reference both to traditional and current theories - comparative-historical linguistics and linguistic typology - linguistics' relation to other disciplines - the practical application of linguistics - the 2,500 years of linguistic thought that lies behind what we do and think today

The English Verb

Author : F.R. Palmer
ISBN : 9781317885986
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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A long established and highly regarded account of all aspects of the English verb taking account of recent work on tense, phase and aspect, and of the author's own research. Theoretical discussion is kept to a minimum, but the arguments are always presented within a modern theoretical framework.

Generative Grammar

Author : Geoffrey Horrocks
ISBN : 9781317887775
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This book provides a critical review of the development of generative grammar, both transformational and non-transformational, from the early 1960s to the present, and presents contemporary results in the context of an overall evaluation of recent research in the field. Geoffrey Horrocks compares Chomsky's approach to the study of grammar, culminating in Government and Binding theory, with two other theories which are deliberate reactions to this framework: Generalised Phrase Structure Grammar and Lexical-Functional Grammar. Whilst proponents of all three models regard themselves as generative grammarians, and share many of the same objectives, the differences between them nevertheless account for much of the recent debate in this subject. By presenting these different theories in the context of the issues that unite and divide them, the book highlights the problems which arise in any attempt to establish an adequate theory of grammatical representation.

Bilingualism In Education

Author : Jim Cummins
ISBN : 9781317869184
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This is a remarkably interesting and useful book...it makes a significant contribution to our knowledge and understanding of both bilingualism and education.' Journal of Education Policy

Disinventing And Reconstituting Languages

Author : Sinfree Makoni
ISBN : 9781853599231
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This book questions assumptions about the nature of language. Looking at diverse contexts from sign languages in Indonesia to literacy practices in Brazil, the authors argue that unless we change and reconstitute the ways in which languages are taught and conceptualized, language studies will not be able to improve the social welfare of language users.

Code Switching A Sociolinguistic Perspective

Author : Thuy Nguyen
ISBN : 9783954897704
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Nowadays the alternation between two languages which is known as code-switching is rather the norm than exception in many communities due to the fact that there are nearly seven thousand languages spoken throughout the world and more than half of the worlds’ population is estimated to be bilingual and engages in code-switching. Code-switching remains one of the central issues in bilingualism research. For a long time, code-switching has been considered as a lack of linguistic competence since it was taken as evidence that bilinguals are not able to acquire two languages or keep them apart properly. Nowadays it is the common belief that code-switching is grammatically structured and systematic and therefore can no longer be regarded as deficient language behaviour.The purpose of this essay is to explore the question why bilingual speakers engage in code-switching based on selected theories from a sociolinguistic perspective which looks beyond the formal aspects and concentrates on the social, pragmatic and cultural functions that code-switching may have.

Experimental Phonetics

Author : Katrina Hayward
ISBN : 9781317887713
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First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Semitisms In Luke S Greek

Author : Albert Hogeterp
ISBN : 9783161553363
Genre : Religion
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The Gospel of Luke has long been known for its variation between good, educated Greek and Semitic influences. In the last century, five theories have attempted to explain the Semitic influence: Semitic sources; imitation of the Greek Bible; the Greek of the ancient synagogue; literary code-switching between standard Greek and semitized Greek; and the social background of bilingualism. Albert Hogeterp and Adelbert Denaux revisit Luke's Greek and evaluate which alleged Semitisms of vocabulary and syntax are tenable in light of comparative investigation across corpora of Greek, Hebrew, and Aramaic, literary as well as documentary, texts. They contend that Semitisms in Luke's Greek are only fully understood in light of a complementarity of linguistic backgrounds, and evaluate them in diachronic respect of Synoptic comparison and in synchronic respect of their place in Luke's narrative style and communicative strategy.

English In Africa

Author : Josef J. Schmied
ISBN : UOM:49015001385567
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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