Download E-books The Naughty Little Book of Gaelic PDF

Scottish Highlanders, and their descendants worldwide, aren't any greater and no worse than the other humans the place "sinful" behaviour is worried. criteria of morality and social conventions replaced dramatically in the course of the nineteenth century - and most people engaged in recording and commenting upon Highland lifestyles and culture have been puritanical ministers and monks who passed over the racy bits. So, whereas there are numerous helpful books that offer a variety of Scottish Gaelic vocabulary to specific many elements of lifestyle - other than, for the main half, the themes coated during this booklet.

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Scottish Highlanders, and their descendants worldwide, aren't any greater and no worse than the other humans the place "sinful" behaviour is worried. criteria of morality and social conventions replaced dramatically in the course of the nineteenth century - and most people engaged in recording and commenting upon Highland lifestyles and culture have been puritanical ministers and monks who passed over the racy bits. So, whereas there are numerous helpful books that offer a variety of Scottish Gaelic vocabulary to specific many elements of lifestyle - other than, for the main half, the themes coated during this booklet.

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Download E-books Keyness in Texts (Studies in Corpus Linguistics) PDF

This is often corpus linguistics with a textual content linguistic concentration. the amount issues lexical inequality, the truth that a few phrases and words percentage the standard of being key – and thereby replicate or advertise very important subject matters – in a few textual contexts, whereas others don't. The patterning of phrases which range of their centrality to textual content that means is of accelerating curiosity to corpus linguistics. whilst software program assets are yielding an increasing number of certain methods of making a choice on and learning the linkages among key phrases and words in textual content databases. This quantity brings jointly paintings from many of the best researchers during this box. It offers 13 reviews prepared in 3 sections, the 1st containing a sequence of reports exploring the character of keyness itself, then a suite of 5 stories taking a look at keyness in particular discourse contexts, after which 3 experiences with a tutorial concentration.

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This is often corpus linguistics with a textual content linguistic concentration. the amount issues lexical inequality, the truth that a few phrases and words percentage the standard of being key – and thereby replicate or advertise very important subject matters – in a few textual contexts, whereas others don't. The patterning of phrases which range of their centrality to textual content that means is of accelerating curiosity to corpus linguistics. whilst software program assets are yielding an increasing number of certain methods of making a choice on and learning the linkages among key phrases and words in textual content databases. This quantity brings jointly paintings from many of the best researchers during this box. It offers 13 reviews prepared in 3 sections, the 1st containing a sequence of reports exploring the character of keyness itself, then a suite of 5 stories taking a look at keyness in particular discourse contexts, after which 3 experiences with a tutorial concentration.

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Download E-books From Conceptual Metaphor Theory to Cognitive Ethnolinguistics: Patterns of Imagery in Language (Studies in Language, Culture and Society) PDF

The origins of this quantity lie within the overseas convention Cognitive Linguistics within the yr 2012, convened via the Polish Cognitive Linguistics organization. The lawsuits of the convention revolved round 3 significant thematic components: metaphorical and metonymic underpinnings of which means in language and past, prototypical and slow phenomena bearing on linguistic categorization around the lexicogrammatical continuum, and the necessity for advancing theoretical instruments. those routine topics are mirrored within the three-part constitution of this quantity, with contributions from approximately dozen researchers exploring a large array of linguistic in addition to non-linguistic information.

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The origins of this quantity lie within the overseas convention Cognitive Linguistics within the yr 2012, convened via the Polish Cognitive Linguistics organization. The lawsuits of the convention revolved round 3 significant thematic components: metaphorical and metonymic underpinnings of which means in language and past, prototypical and slow phenomena bearing on linguistic categorization around the lexicogrammatical continuum, and the necessity for advancing theoretical instruments. those routine topics are mirrored within the three-part constitution of this quantity, with contributions from approximately dozen researchers exploring a large array of linguistic in addition to non-linguistic information.

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Download E-books Don't Sleep, There Are Snakes: Life and Language in the Amazonian Jungle (Vintage Departures) PDF

By Daniel L. Everett

A riveting account of the incredible stories and discoveries made via linguist Daniel Everett whereas he lived with the Pirahã, a small tribe of Amazonian Indians in vital Brazil. Daniel Everett arrived one of the Pirahã together with his spouse and 3 childrens hoping to transform the tribe to Christianity. Everett speedy turned enthusiastic about their language and its cultural and linguistic implications. The Pirahã don't have any counting process, no mounted phrases for colour, no notion of warfare, and no own estate. Everett used to be so inspired with their peaceable lifestyle that he finally misplaced religion within the God he'd was hoping to introduce to them, and in its place dedicated his lifestyles to the technology of linguistics. half passionate memoir, half medical exploration, Everett's life-changing story is riveting look at the character of language, suggestion, and lifestyles itself.

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By Daniel L. Everett

A riveting account of the incredible stories and discoveries made via linguist Daniel Everett whereas he lived with the Pirahã, a small tribe of Amazonian Indians in vital Brazil. Daniel Everett arrived one of the Pirahã together with his spouse and 3 childrens hoping to transform the tribe to Christianity. Everett speedy turned enthusiastic about their language and its cultural and linguistic implications. The Pirahã don't have any counting process, no mounted phrases for colour, no notion of warfare, and no own estate. Everett used to be so inspired with their peaceable lifestyle that he finally misplaced religion within the God he'd was hoping to introduce to them, and in its place dedicated his lifestyles to the technology of linguistics. half passionate memoir, half medical exploration, Everett's life-changing story is riveting look at the character of language, suggestion, and lifestyles itself.

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Download E-books Stories, Meaning, and Experience: Narrativity and Enaction (Routledge Studies in Rhetoric and Stylistics) PDF

This publication provides an entire reconsideration of the character of narrative association built within the framework of a brand new and complete method of cognitive technology: enaction. This new paradigm deals an figuring out of human cognition dependent within the belief and sensory motor dynamics of an agent and an international. It argues that narrative is yet one type of conceptual association for human minds, the opposite being specific association. advanced literary narratives, in addition to visible artwork, are circumstances within which either sorts of association coexist, and in later chapters the version is elaborated in terms of a few of these examples, particularly tales via Henry James and Gabriel García Márquez. the certainty of narrative provided by means of Popova hence cuts throughout a number of the center concerns in fields reminiscent of narratology, cognitive psychology, and conventional tale grammars.

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This publication provides an entire reconsideration of the character of narrative association built within the framework of a brand new and complete method of cognitive technology: enaction. This new paradigm deals an figuring out of human cognition dependent within the belief and sensory motor dynamics of an agent and an international. It argues that narrative is yet one type of conceptual association for human minds, the opposite being specific association. advanced literary narratives, in addition to visible artwork, are circumstances within which either sorts of association coexist, and in later chapters the version is elaborated in terms of a few of these examples, particularly tales via Henry James and Gabriel García Márquez. the certainty of narrative provided by means of Popova hence cuts throughout a number of the center concerns in fields reminiscent of narratology, cognitive psychology, and conventional tale grammars.

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Download E-books The Evolutionary Emergence of Language: Social Function and the Origins of Linguistic Form PDF

Language has no counterpart within the animal global. precise to Homo sapiens, it sounds as if inseparable from human nature. yet how, while and why did it emerge? The members to this quantity - linguists, anthropologists, cognitive scientists, and others - undertake a contemporary Darwinian standpoint which deals a daring synthesis of the human and normal sciences. As a characteristic of human social intelligence, language evolution is pushed by means of biologically anomalous degrees of social cooperation. Phonetic competence correspondingly displays social pressures for vocal imitation, studying, and other kinds of social transmission. Distinctively human social and cultural concepts gave upward push to the complicated syntactical constitution of speech. This publication, proposing language as a outstanding social variation, testifies to the growing to be impression of evolutionary pondering in modern linguistics. will probably be welcomed by way of all these attracted to human evolution, evolutionary psychology, linguistic anthropology, and normal linguistics.

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Language has no counterpart within the animal global. precise to Homo sapiens, it sounds as if inseparable from human nature. yet how, while and why did it emerge? The members to this quantity - linguists, anthropologists, cognitive scientists, and others - undertake a contemporary Darwinian standpoint which deals a daring synthesis of the human and normal sciences. As a characteristic of human social intelligence, language evolution is pushed by means of biologically anomalous degrees of social cooperation. Phonetic competence correspondingly displays social pressures for vocal imitation, studying, and other kinds of social transmission. Distinctively human social and cultural concepts gave upward push to the complicated syntactical constitution of speech. This publication, proposing language as a outstanding social variation, testifies to the growing to be impression of evolutionary pondering in modern linguistics. will probably be welcomed by way of all these attracted to human evolution, evolutionary psychology, linguistic anthropology, and normal linguistics.

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Download E-books The Unfolding of Language: An Evolutionary Tour of Mankind's Greatest Invention PDF

By Guy Deutscher

Blending the spirit of Eats, Shoots & Leaves with the technological know-how of The Language Instinct, an unique inquiry into the advance of that the majority essential-and mysterious-of human creations: Language

Language is mankind's maximum invention-except, after all, that it was once by no means invented." So starts off linguist man Deutscher's mesmerizing research into the genesis and evolution of language. If we started out with rudimentary utterances at the point of "man throw spear," how did we prove with subtle grammars, huge, immense vocabularies, and intricately nuanced levels of meaning?

Drawing on fresh groundbreaking discoveries in glossy linguistics, Deutscher exposes the elusive forces of production at paintings in human communique, giving us clean perception into how language emerges, evolves, and decays. He lines the evolution of linguistic complexity from an early "Me Tarzan" degree to such complicated single-word structures because the Turkish sehirlilestiremediklerimizdensiniz ("you are a type of whom we could not develop into a city dweller"). Arguing that destruction and production in language are in detail entwined, Deutscher exhibits how those methods are constantly in operation, producing new phrases, new buildings, and new meanings.

As interesting because it is erudite, The Unfolding of Language strikes nimbly from historic Babylonian to American idiom, from the crucial position of metaphor to the brilliant triumph of layout that's the Semitic verb, to inform the dramatic tale and clarify the genius at the back of a uniquely human faculty.

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By Guy Deutscher

Blending the spirit of Eats, Shoots & Leaves with the technological know-how of The Language Instinct, an unique inquiry into the advance of that the majority essential-and mysterious-of human creations: Language

Language is mankind's maximum invention-except, after all, that it was once by no means invented." So starts off linguist man Deutscher's mesmerizing research into the genesis and evolution of language. If we started out with rudimentary utterances at the point of "man throw spear," how did we prove with subtle grammars, huge, immense vocabularies, and intricately nuanced levels of meaning?

Drawing on fresh groundbreaking discoveries in glossy linguistics, Deutscher exposes the elusive forces of production at paintings in human communique, giving us clean perception into how language emerges, evolves, and decays. He lines the evolution of linguistic complexity from an early "Me Tarzan" degree to such complicated single-word structures because the Turkish sehirlilestiremediklerimizdensiniz ("you are a type of whom we could not develop into a city dweller"). Arguing that destruction and production in language are in detail entwined, Deutscher exhibits how those methods are constantly in operation, producing new phrases, new buildings, and new meanings.

As interesting because it is erudite, The Unfolding of Language strikes nimbly from historic Babylonian to American idiom, from the crucial position of metaphor to the brilliant triumph of layout that's the Semitic verb, to inform the dramatic tale and clarify the genius at the back of a uniquely human faculty.

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Download E-books Language, Frogs and Savants: More Linguistic Problems, Puzzles and Polemics PDF

With issues starting from language dying to signal language, Language, Frogs and Savants bargains a glimpse into the interesting global of linguistics.

  • Written by way of essentially the most senior figures in linguistics.
  • Features attention-grabbing subject matters starting from language dying to signal language.
  • Includes an creation to the present imaginative and prescient of linguistics so much heavily linked to Noam Chomsky.
  • Contains a word list of all technical phrases and interpretations.

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With issues starting from language dying to signal language, Language, Frogs and Savants bargains a glimpse into the interesting global of linguistics.

  • Written by way of essentially the most senior figures in linguistics.
  • Features attention-grabbing subject matters starting from language dying to signal language.
  • Includes an creation to the present imaginative and prescient of linguistics so much heavily linked to Noam Chomsky.
  • Contains a word list of all technical phrases and interpretations.

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Download E-books Red Herrings and White Elephants: The Origins of the Phrases We Use Every Day PDF

By Albert Jack

Mad hatter . . . pie within the sky . . . egg in your face. We use those words on a daily basis, but what percentage folks be aware of what they honestly suggest or the place they got here from?

From bringing domestic the bacon to leaving no stone unturned, the English language is peppered with 1000's of universal idioms borrowed from historical traditions and civilizations during the global. In Red Herrings and White Elephants, Albert Jack has exposed the superb and infrequently downright weird and wonderful tales at the back of a lot of our so much wide-spread and kooky modes of expression:

If you ensue to be a bootlegger, your occupation remembers the Wild West outlaws who offered unlawful alcohol via concealing narrow bottles of whiskey of their boots. if you are on cloud nine, you owe a nod to the yank climate Bureau's category of clouds, the 9th topping out all others at a mountainous 40,000 ft. in the event you decide upon the hair of the dog the morning after, you are following the recommendation of medieval English medical professionals, who steered rubbing the hair of a puppy into the wound left by means of the animal's bite.

A pleasant compendium of anecdotes on every little thing from minding your p's and q's to pulling out all of the stops, Red Herrings and White Elephants is an important guide for language-lovers of all ages.

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By Albert Jack

Mad hatter . . . pie within the sky . . . egg in your face. We use those words on a daily basis, but what percentage folks be aware of what they honestly suggest or the place they got here from?

From bringing domestic the bacon to leaving no stone unturned, the English language is peppered with 1000's of universal idioms borrowed from historical traditions and civilizations during the global. In Red Herrings and White Elephants, Albert Jack has exposed the superb and infrequently downright weird and wonderful tales at the back of a lot of our so much wide-spread and kooky modes of expression:

If you ensue to be a bootlegger, your occupation remembers the Wild West outlaws who offered unlawful alcohol via concealing narrow bottles of whiskey of their boots. if you are on cloud nine, you owe a nod to the yank climate Bureau's category of clouds, the 9th topping out all others at a mountainous 40,000 ft. in the event you decide upon the hair of the dog the morning after, you are following the recommendation of medieval English medical professionals, who steered rubbing the hair of a puppy into the wound left by means of the animal's bite.

A pleasant compendium of anecdotes on every little thing from minding your p's and q's to pulling out all of the stops, Red Herrings and White Elephants is an important guide for language-lovers of all ages.

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Download E-books Using Chinese: A Guide to Contemporary Usage (Using... (Cambridge)) PDF

This ebook is a consultant to chinese language utilization for college students who've already received the fundamentals of the language and want to increase their wisdom. not like traditional grammars, it addresses many elements of chinese utilization, akin to letter writing, idioms, proverbs, and riddles. It additionally presents new and up to date phrases, together with net vocabulary, which allows scholars to appreciate and correctly use the main updated expressions along daily language. necessary sections on universal social interactions are integrated, in addition to a useful advisor to the finer nuances of physique language. transparent, readable, and simple to refer to, this is often a vital reference for freshmen looking entry to 1 of the world's most vital languages.

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This ebook is a consultant to chinese language utilization for college students who've already received the fundamentals of the language and want to increase their wisdom. not like traditional grammars, it addresses many elements of chinese utilization, akin to letter writing, idioms, proverbs, and riddles. It additionally presents new and up to date phrases, together with net vocabulary, which allows scholars to appreciate and correctly use the main updated expressions along daily language. necessary sections on universal social interactions are integrated, in addition to a useful advisor to the finer nuances of physique language. transparent, readable, and simple to refer to, this is often a vital reference for freshmen looking entry to 1 of the world's most vital languages.

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