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The Way Of The Linguist

Author : Steve Kaufmann
ISBN : 1420873296
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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The Way of The Linguist, A language learning odyssey. It is now a cliché that the world is a smaller place. We think nothing of jumping on a plane to travel to another country or continent. The most exotic locations are now destinations for mass tourism. Small business people are dealing across frontiers and language barriers like never before. The Internet brings different languages and cultures to our finger-tips. English, the hybrid language of an island at the western extremity of Europe seems to have an unrivalled position as an international medium of communication. But historically periods of cultural and economic domination have never lasted forever. Do we not lose something by relying on the wide spread use of English rather than discovering other languages and cultures? As citizens of this shrunken world, would we not be better off if we were able to speak a few languages other than our own? The answer is obviously yes. Certainly Steve Kaufmann thinks so, and in his busy life as a diplomat and businessman he managed to learn to speak nine languages fluently and observe first hand some of the dominant cultures of Europe and Asia. Why do not more people do the same? In his book The Way of The Linguist, A language learning odyssey, Steve offers some answers. Steve feels anyone can learn a language if they want to. He points out some of the obstacles that hold people back. Drawing on his adventures in Europe and Asia, as a student and businessman, he describes the rewards that come from knowing languages. He relates his evolution as a language learner, abroad and back in his native Canada and explains the kind of attitude that will enable others to achieve second language fluency. Many people have taken on the challenge of language learning but have been frustrated by their lack of success. This book offers detailed advice on the kind of study practices that will achieve language breakthroughs. Steve has developed a language learning system available online at:
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Linguistic Fieldwork

Author : C. Bowern
ISBN : 9781137340801
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Linguistic Fieldwork offers practical guidance on areas such as applying for funding, the first session on a new language, writing up the data and returning materials to communities. This expanded second edition provides new content on the results of research, on prosody elicitation, on field experiment design, and on working in complex syntax.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

New Horizons In The Study Of Language And Mind

Author : Noam Chomsky
ISBN : 0521658225
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Outstanding and unique contribution to the philosophical study of language and mind by Noam Chomsky.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Fifty Key Thinkers On Language And Linguistics

Author : Margaret Thomas
ISBN : 9781136707490
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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What was the first language, and where did it come from? Do all languages have properties in common? What is the relationship of language to thought? Fifty Key Thinkers on Language and Linguistics explores how fifty of the most influential figures in the field have asked and have responded to classic questions about language. Each entry includes a discussion of the person’s life, work and ideas as well as the historical context and an analysis of his or her lasting contributions. Thinkers include: Aristotle Samuel Johnson Friedrich Max Müller Ferdinand de Saussure Joseph H. Greenberg Noam Chomsky Fully cross-referenced and with useful guides to further reading, this is an ideal introduction to the thinkers who have had a significant impact on the subject of Language and Linguistics.
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Meaning Scepticism

Author : Klaus Puhl
ISBN : 9783110847123
Genre : Philosophy
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Inference Explanation And Other Frustrations

Author : John Earman
ISBN : 0520075773
Genre : Philosophy
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These provocative essays by leading philosophers of science exemplify and illuminate the contemporary uncertainty and excitement in this changing field. The papers are rich in new perspectives, and their far-reaching criticisms challenge arguments long prevalent in classic philosophical problems of induction, empiricism, and realism. By turns empirical or analytic, historical or programmatic, confessional or argumentative, the authors' arguments both describe and demonstrate the fact that philosophy of science is in a ferment more intense than at any time since the heyday of logical positivism seventy years ago.
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I Am A Linguist

Author : R.M.W. Dixon
ISBN : 9789004192355
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The story of extended linguistic fieldwork in Aboriginal Australia, Fiji and Amazonia, linked to theoretical study of the nature of human language, also throwing in detective novels, science fiction stories and blues and gospel discography. Interspersed with frank assessment of the role of universities today.
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The Entrepreneurial Linguist

Author : Judy A. Jenner
ISBN : 9780557256235
Genre : Business & Economics
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Any linguist can become an entrepreneurial linguist, work with direct clients, and make a good living while maintaining a healthy work/life balance. This book by longtime translating twins Judy and Dagmar Jenner will teach you how to start your entrepreneurial linguist journey. Written in a purposely non-academic style, "The Entrepreneurial Linguist: The Business-School Approach to Freelance Translation" will show you how to market your services to direct clients, build and nurture relationships, grow your client base in a structured way, use web 2.0 to promote your services, and much more. This book is intended for both beginning and established translators and interpreters around the world.
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Explorations In Linguistic Relativity

Author : Martin Pütz
ISBN : 9789027237064
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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About a century after the year Benjamin Lee Whorf (1897–1941) was born, his theory complex is still the object of keen interest to linguists. Rencently, scholars have argued that it was not his theory complex itself, but an over-simplified, reduced section taken out of context that has become known as the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis that has met with so much resistance among linguists over the last few decades. Not only did Whorf present his views much more subtly than most people would believe, but he also dealt with a great number of other issues in his work. Taking Whorf's own notion of linguistic relativity as a starting point, this volume explores the relation between language, mind and experience through its historical development, Whorf's own writing, its misinterpretations, various theoretical and methodological issues and a closer look at a few specific issues in his work.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines