Tag: Linguistic

The Last Language on Earth Linguistic Utopianism in the Philippines


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English | ISBN: 0197509924 | 2021 | 328 pages | EPUB, PDF | 33 MB + 31 MB
The Last Language on Earth is an ethnographic history of the disputed Eskayan language, spoken today by an isolated upland community living on the island of Bohol in the southern Philippines. After Eskaya people were first ‘discovered’ in 1980, visitors described the group as a lost tribe preserving a unique language and writing system. Others argued that the Eskaya were merely members of a utopian rural cult who had invented their own language and script. Rather than adjudicating outsider polemics, this book engages directly with the language itself as well as the direct perspectives of those who use it today.

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Material Hermeneutics Reversing the Linguistic Turn


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English | ISBN: 0367720353 | 2023 | 136 pages | EPUB, PDF | 1479 KB + 7 MB
Material Hermeneutics explores the ways in which new imaging technologies and scientific instruments have changed our notions about ancient history. From the first lunar calendar to the black hole image, and from an ancient mummy in the Italian Alps to the irrigated valleys of Mesopotamia, this book demonstrates how revolutions in science have taught us far more than we imagined. Written by a leading philosopher of technology and utilizing an interdisciplinary approach, this book has implications for many fields, including philosophy, history, science, and technology. It will appeal to scholars and students of the humanities, as well as anthropologists and archaeologists.

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Linguistic Perspectives on Sexuality in Education Representations, Constructions and Negotiations


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English | ISBN: 3030640299 | 2021 | 466 pages | PDF | 7 MB
This book brings together leading academics and practitioners working in the area of language, gender, sexuality and education, consolidating recent developments and moving the field forward in a contemporary context. This unique and timely volume captures current themes, debates, theories and methods in the field, and will be of interest to scholars and practitioners working around the world in the areas of Applied Linguistics, Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Education, Sociology and Discourse Studies.

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Historical syntax in cross-linguistic perspective


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1995 | 488 Pages | ISBN: 0521478812 | PDF | 27 MB
This study utilizes a cross-linguistic approach to establish a general framework for the investigation of syntactic change. It reveals shared properties of changes across languages, determines what mechanisms lie behind them, and how they correlate to the overall explanation of syntactic change.

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Dispersals and Diversification Linguistic and Archaeological Perspectives on the Early Stages of Indo-European


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2019 | 302 Pages | ISBN: 9004414509 | PDF | 5 MB
Dispersals and diversification offers a reassessment of some of the pivotal linguistic and archaeological questions concerning the early phases of the disintegration of Proto-Indo-European, including discussions of the methodological approaches involved.

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Metonymy and Language A New Theory of Linguistic Processing


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English | ISBN: 1138810622 | 2014 | 202 pages | EPUB | 1222 KB
Metonymy and Language presents a new theory of language and communication in which the central focus is on the concept of metonymy, the recognition of partial matches and overlaps. Through the use of original data sets and rigorous primary research, Denroche characterizes metonymy as key to understanding why language is so ‘fit for purpose’ and how it achieves such great subtlety and flexibility. This study develops the notion of ‘metonymic competence’ and demonstrates that metonymic behavior is often pursued for its own sake in recreational activities, such as quizzes, puzzles and play, and shows the possible impact of the application of metonymic processing theory to professional fields, such as language teaching and translator training. Furthermore, it proposes a research approach with metonymy at its center, ‘metonymics,’ which Denroche suggests could provide a powerful framework for addressing issues in numerous fields of practice in the arts and sciences.

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Language and the Grand Tour Linguistic Experiences of Travelling in Early Modern Europe


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English | ISBN: 1108487270 | 2020 | 318 pages | PDF | 8 MB
The Grand Tour was the classical continental trip to France and Italy, undertaken by young aristocratic men in early modern Europe, ostensibly for educational purposes. Using amusing stories and vivid quotations collected from travellers’ writings, Arturo Tosi charts the rise of modern vernaculars and the standardisation of European languages. The travellers’ writings provide a valuable source of information about language contact, and illuminate how socialisation with the locals led, on the one hand, to conscious borrowings from prestigious foreign peers and, on the other, to linguistic disorientation when confronted with lower-class speech and rural vernaculars. The first of its kind to approach the Grand Tour from a linguistic perspective, this book is a timely addition to this burgeoning area of study, presenting a unique case study of population movement, language change and education in early modern Europe.

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Africans and Globalization Linguistic, Literary, and Technological Contents and Discontents


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English | ISBN: 1498534309 | 2017 | 212 pages | EPUB | 942 KB
Africans and Globalization: Linguistic, Literary, and Technological Contents and Discontents considers the substance and dissatisfactions of globalization on Africa and its Diaspora. Although variously framed across disciplines, globalization has generally entailed non-milieu bound interactions, which alters the existence of its participants. The concerns about the impact of globalization have been raised in relation to Africa and have related to the helpful and deleterious effects. Increasingly, industrialization (without consideration of environmental impacts) and westernization (including erosion of indigenous values) are perceived as synonymous with globalization. This multidisciplinary collection contends that in theory, globalization linked Africa with the world through trade and information sharing, thereby increasing development. This collection provides reflections based on contemporary research within the linguistic, literary, and technological areas of study. It illustrates that globalization is not a single process but rather a complex set of processes that seemingly operate in an oppositional manner. The collected works make for exciting appraisal as they highlight some of the contents and discontents of globalization across multiple areas of human endeavor in Africa and its diaspora.

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