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Linguistics For Beginners is the first book to ever make the arcane labors of linguistics accessible to general readers. It begins with a lucid definition of language and proceeds to examine how it becomes the subject matter of linguistics. Key topics include the contrast between writing and speech, and elementary lessons in analyses ranging from simple […]
This paper investigates the notion of low-level situational cognitive model, its role in linguistic description and its possible computational treatment in the knowledge base FunGramKB. Low-level situational models are exploited metonymically to produce situation-based implicatures. When such inferences become stably associated with a formal pattern, they give rise to implicational constructions. Other kinds of construction […]
„“Languages are best learned when real-world information becomes the focus of students‘ activities. In this respect, !Te Toca! definitely encourages advanced learners to focus on exchanging real-life information about the world around them. Moreover, since the topics and issues presented in the book are controversial in nature, they seem especially appealing to college students.““ Dr […]
Access is the major new language series designed with the needs of today’s generation of students firmly in mind. Whether learning for leisure or business purposes or working towards a curriculum qualification, Access Spanish is specially designed for adults of all ages and gives students a thorough grounding in all the skills required to understand, […]
Existential semiotics is a new paradigm in the studies of signs, signification, and communication. This book develops its theory further, applying the notions of being, doing, and appearing to crucial social problems of the contemporary world, and to various so-called ‚lesser arts‘ like performance and gastronomy.
This book examines the syntax of direct object noun phrases in English within the Principles and Parameters, specifically Chomsky’s Minimalist Program, approach to generative grammar. The main focus is on the phrase structural positions of object noun phrases at the various levels of representation, and secondarily on the relationship between structural position and semantic interpretation. […]
The Routledge Intermediate Korean Reader is a comprehensive reader designed to provide varied, stimulating and up-to-date reading material for learners of Korean at the intermediate level. The Korean Reader provides a bridge between basic literacy skills and the ability to read full novels and newspapers in Korean. It consists of eighteen readings, graded on the […]
The author presents a longitudinal study on verb placement in children who spontaneously learned German as a second language. It compares the position of the verb in main and subordinate clauses in two half-sisters whose mother tongue is Russian, and who came to Germany at the ages 8 and 14, respectively. The study shows that […]
This volume reintroduces Peircean ideas within documentary studies. Through the work of three renowned filmmakers – Jon Jost, Johan Van der Keuken, and Rithy Panh – this book attempts to reassert human agency within a global age dominated by skepticism and subservience to a mechanistic military techno-culture.