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The Articulate Mammal

Author : Jean Aitchison
ISBN : 9781134110285
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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An established bestseller, The Articulate Mammal is a concise and highly readable introduction to the main topics in psycholinguistics. This fifth edition brings the book up-to-date with recent theories, including new material on: the possibility of a ‘language gene’ post-Chomskyan ideas language within an evolutionary framework spatial cognition and how this affects language how children become acclimatized to speech rhythms before birth the acquisition of verbs construction and cognitive grammar aphasia and dementia. Requiring no prior knowledge of the subject, chapter by chapter, The Articulate Mammal tackles the basic questions central to the study of psycholinguistics. Jean Aitchison investigates these issues with regard to animal communication, child language and the language of adults, and includes in the text full references and helpful suggestions for further reading. The accompanying website to this book can be found at:
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Articulate Mammal

Author : Jean Aitchison
ISBN : 9781134704446
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Cambridge Cae Course Self Study Student S Book

Author : Mary Spratt
ISBN : 0521788986
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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In addition to the traditional emphasis at this level on skills development, The Cambridge CAE Course focuses on other areas of language such as pronunciation, vocabulary extension, functional language and style. The Self-study Student's Book contains introductory notes on the CAE papers and self-study techniques, together with annotated keys and tapescripts.
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Language In The News

Author : Roger Fowler
ISBN : 9781136095726
Genre : Social Science
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First Published in 1991. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Literacy Acquisition

Author : R. Malatesha Joshi
ISBN : 1586033603
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Even though comprehension is the ultimate goal of reading, word recognition skills have received a considerable amount of research attention. On the other hand, orthographic awareness, or sensitivity to the visual representation of language as it is conditioned by morphological and phonological factors, has received much less attention. This publication aims to address the nature of orthography as it relates to reading. It is divided into four sections that pertain to phonological sensitivity in reading and writing, the role of orthography in reading, spelling, and the integration of orthography and phonology in learning to read. The first section gives evidence that in addition to explicit teaching of basic decoding skills, metalinguistic knowledge or epilanguage that children bring into reading is also important. Section two presents the role of orthography from the perspective of the Dual Coding Theory (DCT) of reading, according to which cognition consists of two coding systems; one specializes for language and the other for nonverbal world knowledge. The third section deals with some research studies on spelling. It explores the relationship between reading and spelling in Spanish and show that they are inter-related. Their study also suggests that reading experience improves spelling performance. The last section deals with the integration of orthography and phonology in learning to read. It explains the orthography of Greek, Japanese, and Brahmi writing systems. It is shown that children should have some knowledge of the orthographic principles in order to become good sight word readers.
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Child Language

Author : Jean Stilwell Peccei
ISBN : 0415281024
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Child Language: provides a comprehensive overview of language acquisition in children introduces students to key theories and concerns such as innateness, the role of input and the relation of language to other cognitive functions teaches students the skills needed to analyze children's language includes sections on the bilingual child and atypical language development provides classic readings by key names in the field, such as Brian MacWhinney, Richard Cromer, Jean Aitchison, and Eve Clark. The accompanying website to this book can be found at
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Training The Translator

Author : Paul Kussmaul
ISBN : 9789027283627
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This book begins by investigating, through the use of think-aloud protocols, the mental processes of students when they translate. The creative and successful processes observed can be used directly for teaching purposes, while the unsuccessful ones can serve to find out where remedial training is needed. The book then goes on to discuss methods for improving a translator's competence. The strategies offered are based on the pragmatic and semantic analysis of texts from a functional point of view, and they include such practical matters as the use of dictionaries and the evaluation of translations and error analysis. The book is intended for teachers in translator-training institutions, but it can also be used by students for self-training.
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Variety In Written English

Author : Tony Bex
ISBN : 9781134839964
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Combining insight from a variety of linguistic perspectives including Hallidayan functional linguistics and relevance theory, Tony Bex demonstrates how written texts operate within society to convey meaning. This book:- * looks at a wide variety of written genres - advertisments, letters, poetry and literature * provides an accessible and comprehensive survey of genre theory * proposes a challenging new way of analysing genre which emphasises communicative function * unusually, considers the relevance of linguistic theories of genre to the study of literary texts. * includes numerous exercises and annotated bibliographies Variety in Written Discourse will be of interest to all students of language and communication. In addition, it will be an invaluable text for those interested in literature, as well as English for Specific Purposes.
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Psikologi Pendidikan

Author : Zainudin Abu Bakar
ISBN : 9781482826098
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Pendidikan merupakan suatu tugas yang mencabar. Baik sebagai guru di sekolah mahupun ibubapa di rumah, tugas mendidik dilihat sebagai suatu tanggungjawab. Justeru adakalanya menyebabkan kita terlepas pandang dengan melihat tugas mendidik hanyalah berlaku di sekolah sahaja. Oleh itu aktiviti meningkatkan pengetahuan, kefahaman dan kemahiran mendidik dianggap hanya perlu dilakukan oleh guru di sekolah. Buku ini menjelaskan mengapa setiap individu sebenarnya merupakan pendidik. Samada sebagai guru di sekolah, ibubapa di rumah, mahupun ahli masyarakat, kita semua perlu sentiasa berusaha menambah pengetahuan, meningkatkan kefahaman dan kemahiran dalam mendidik. Tanpa usaha meningkatkan kefahaman dan kemahiran maka proses mendidik anak-anak didik kita lebih menjurus kepada ‘trial and error’ dan merugikan. Dalam buku ini perbincangan tentang teori, kaedah, strategi dan pendekatan psikologi dalam mendidik telah dilakukan dengan membandingkannya dengan pengalaman-pengalaman seharian. Penulis telah dengan sengaja membandingkan pengalaman-pengalaman seharian yang beliau lalui baik sebagai guru di sekolah atau pensyarah di pusat pengajian tinggi mahupun sebagai bapa di rumah supaya kefahaman dan penguasaan kemahiran mendidik dapat difahami dengan lebih mudah. Menjadi harapan penulis supaya buku ini dijadikan sebagai rujukan tambahan berkenaan dengan proses memahami dan meningkatkan kemahiran mendidik dalam kalangan kita semua. Amiin.
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Meaning In Mind And Society

Author : Peter Harder
ISBN : 9783110216059
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Meaning is embodied - but it is also social. If Cognitive Linguistics is to be a complete theory of language in use, it must cover the whole spectrum from grounded cognition to discourse struggles and bullshit. This book tries to show how. Cognitive Linguistics knocked down the wall between language and the experiential content of the human mind. Frame semantics, embodiment, conceptual construal, figure-ground organization, metaphorical mapping, and mental spaces are among the results of this breakthrough, which at the same time provided cognitive science as a whole with an essential human dimension. A new phase began when Cognitive Linguistics started to see itself as part of the wider movement of 'usage-based' linguistics. Bringing about an alliance between mind and discourse, it complemented the conceptual dimension that had been dominant until then with a 'use' dimension - thereby living up to the explicit 'experiential' commitment of Cognitive Linguistics. This outward expansion is continuing: The focus on 'meaning construction', which began with the theory of blending, highlights emergent, online effects rather than underlying mappings. Cognitive Linguistics is integrating the evolutionary perspective, which links up individual and population-based features of language. The empirical obligations incurred by this expansion have led to greatly increased attention to corpus and experimental methods, especially in relation to sociolinguistic and language acquisition research. The book describes this development and goes on to discuss the foundational challenge that it creates for Cognitive Linguistics as it begins to cover issues that are also central to types of discourse analysis focusing on social processes of determination. The book argues for a synthesis based on a renewed Cognitive Linguistics, which can accommodate everything from bodily grounding to deconstructible floating signifiers in an integrated complete picture, which also covers the roles of arbitrariness and structure.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines