Language In Action Volume 130

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Eacl 2003

Author : Association for Computational Linguistics. European Chapter. Conference
ISBN : 1932432000
Genre : Budapest, Hungary
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Quantifiers Logics Models And Computation

Author : Michal Krynicki
ISBN : 0792334493
Genre : Philosophy
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This volume contains a collection of research papers centered around the concept of quantifier. Recently this concept has become the central point of research in logic. It is one of the important logical concepts whose exact domain and applications have so far been insufficiently explored, especially in the area of inferential and semantic properties of languages. It should thus remain the central point of research in the future. Moreover, during the last twenty years generalized quantifiers and logical technics based on them have proved their utility in various applications. The example of natu rallanguage semantics has been partcularly striking. For a long time it has been belived that elementary logic also called first-order logic was an ade quate theory of logical forms of natural language sentences. Recently it has been accepted that semantics of many natural language constructions can not be properly represented in elementary logic. It has turned out, however, that they can be described by means of generalized quantifiers. As far as computational applications oflogic are concerned, particulary interesting are semantics restricted to finite models. Under this restriction elementary logic looses several of its advantages such as axiomatizability and compactness. And for various purposes we can use equally well some semantically richer languages of which generalized quantifiers offer the most universal methods of describing extensions of elementary logic. Moreover we can look at generalized quantifiers as an explication of some specific mathematical concepts, e. g.
Category: Philosophy

Meaningful Action

Author : Jane Arnold
ISBN : 9781107610439
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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This work explores the importance of meaningful action for language teaching and learning, paying tribute to the enduring influence of Earl Stevick. With contributions from 19 ELT authors and influential academics, Meaningful Action draws upon and acknowledges the huge influence of Earl Stevick on language teaching. Stevick's work on 'meaningful action' explored how learners can engage with activities that appeal to sensory and cognitive processes, ensuring that meaning is constructed by the learner's internal characteristics, and by their relationship with other learners and the teacher. This edited volume focuses on meaningful action in three domains: learner internal factors and relationships between the people involved in the learning process; classroom activity; and diverse frameworks supporting language learning.
Category: Foreign Language Study

Mathematics Education And Language

Author : Tony Brown
ISBN : 9789401007269
Genre : Education
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Contemporary thinking on philosophy and the social sciences has primarily focused on the centrality of language in understanding societies and individuals; important developments which have been under-utilised by researchers in mathematics education. In this revised and extended edition this book reaches out to contemporary work in these broader fields, adding new material on how progression in mathematical learning might be variously understood. A new concluding chapter considers how teachers experience the new demands they face.
Category: Education

Anatomy Physiology For Speech Language And Hearing

Author : John A. Seikel
ISBN : 1401825818
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Revised and updated with a vibrant new two-color interior design, this third edition of the best-selling Anatomy and Physiology of Speech, Language, and Hearing continues to make anatomy and physiology accessible to the reader. While organized around the classical framework of speech, language, and hearing systems, anatomy and physiology components are treated separately to facilitate learning. Clinical information is integrated with everyday experiences to underscore the relevance of anatomy and physiology to communication sciences. Accompanied by the new Anatesse CD-ROM, which offers interactive learning materials, self-study tests, diagrams, animations, and more, this book provides the user with everything needed to master the content. This exciting new edition is a must-have comprehensive book on the science critical to understanding speech, language, swallowing, and hearing systems.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Cubeo Grammar

Author : Nancy L. Morse
ISBN : UTEXAS:059173003590732
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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The Cubeo people live principally along the Vaupes, Cuduyari, and Querari Rivers in the northwestern Amazon River Basin. Although the Cubeos have had contact with people outside their communities since the sixteenth century, their language and culture have remained largely intact. In this fifth volume in the series of Colombia language studies, the reader gains an overview of Cubeo phonology and morphophonemics, word classes, clause structure, and subordination. The text is richly supplemented with examples. The various affixes presented in the text are listed in the first appendix with their glosses and a reference to the sections in which the affixes are discussed. In the second appendix, the practical orthography is summarized. This grammar is especially interesting for linguists studying languages of the Tuconoan language family. The distinctive features of Cubeo grammar are the extensive system of classifiers for nouns and their modifiers, the evidential system for verbs indicating the source or validity of the information communicated, and a basic division of all verbs into two categories-stative and dynamic.
Category: Foreign Language Study

Interglossa

Author : Lancelot Thomas Hogben
ISBN : UOM:39015011299107
Genre : Interglossa (Artificial language)
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Semiotica

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ISBN : IND:30000080845088
Genre : Language and languages
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Torat N Ratahan

Author : Nikolaus Himmelmann
ISBN : 3895861472
Genre : Indonesia
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Language And Production

Author : Gyorgy Markus
ISBN : 9789400945746
Genre : Philosophy
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In Language and Production, Gyorgy Markus presents us with a pro found critique of contemporary social theory: of the philosophy and methodology of the social sciences; of the philosophy of language; of hermeneutics and critical theory; and finally, of Marx and of Marxisms. The sweep of Markus' project is complemented by the extraordinary detail of his analysis and the elaborately developed argument which gives the work its clear logical structure: it is a dialectical work. Markus begins with a critique of the paradigm of language and of that scientific ra tionality modeled on language, as frameworks for the understanding of social reality, and for a rational 'science of society' . After revealing what he takes to be the essential failure of that paradigm in its positivist ver sion (in the work of Sir Karl Popper, who, he argues, remains within the positivist framework despite his differences with other positivists) - Markus examines the alternative interpretations of that paradigm in the hermeneutic tradition from Dilthey through Heidegger and Gadamer, and then in the structural anthropology of Claude Levi-Strauss and in the philosophy of language of Ludwig Wittgenstein. In all of these approaches, Markus sees a systematic flaw in the at tempt to frame human action as one or another form of linguistic prac tice, or even to read human self-constitution as essentially linguistic.
Category: Philosophy