Tag: Linguistic

Romani A Linguistic Introduction

Yaron Matras, "Romani: A Linguistic Introduction"
English | ISBN: 0521631653 | 2002 | 306 pages | PDF | 1368 KB
Romani is a language of Indo-Aryan origin which is spoken in Europe by the people known as "Gypsies"-who usually refer to themselves as Rom. There are more than 3.5 million speakers, and their language has attracted increasing interest from scholars as well as language planners in governments and other organizations during the past ten years. This book is the first comprehensive overview in English of Romani, its structure, history, typology and dialects. It will provide an indispensable reference work for all interested in this fascinating language.


Activating Linguistic and Cultural Diversity in the Language Classroom

Activating Linguistic and Cultural Diversity in the Language Classroom by Enrica Piccardo, Geoff Lawrence, Aline Germain-Rutherford, Angelica Galante
English | PDF | 2022 | 327 Pages | ISBN : 3030871231 | 7 MB
This book challenges the reader to rethink and reimagine what diversity in language education means in transnational societies. Bringing together researchers and practitioners who contributed to the international LINguistic and Cultural DIversity REinvented (LINCDIRE) project, the book examines four pillars of innovation in language education: the Action-oriented approach, Plurilingualism, Indigenous epistemologies and Technology enhanced learning.


Neuro-Linguistic Programming Workbook For Dummies

Neuro-Linguistic Programming Workbook For Dummies by Romilla Ready
English | May 27, 2008 | ISBN: 9780470519738 | 304 pages | EPUB | 34 Mb
If you are one of the millions of people who have already discovered the power of NLP, Neuro-linguistic Programming Workbook For Dummies will allow you to perfect its lessons on how to think more positively and communicate more effectively with others.


The Linguistic Structure of Modern English

Laurel J. Brinton, Donna M. Brinton, "The Linguistic Structure of Modern English"
English | 2010 | ISBN: 902721171X, 9027211728 | 446 pages | True PDF | 5.1 MB
This text is for advanced undergraduate and graduate students interested in contemporary English, especially those whose primary area of interest is English as a second language, primary or secondary-school education, English stylistics, theoretical and applied linguistics, or speech pathology. The emphasis is on empirical facts of English rather than any particular theory of linguistics; the text does not assume any background in language or linguistics. In this newly revised edition numerous example sentences are taken from the Corpus of Contemporary American English. A full glossary of key terms, an additional chapter on pedagogy and new sections on cognitive semantics and politeness have been added. Other changes include: completely updated print references; web links to sites of special interest and relevance; and a revised, reader-friendly layout. A companion website that includes a complete workbook with self-testing exercises and a comprehensive list of web links accompanies the book. The website can be found at the following address:




Linguistic Landscape in the City

Prof. Elana Shohamy, Prof. Eliezer Ben-Rafael, Monica Barni, "Linguistic Landscape in the City"
English | 2010 | pages: 383 | ISBN: 1847692974, 1847692982 | PDF | 5,0 mb
This book focuses on linguistic landscapes in present-day urban settings. In a wide-ranging collection of studies of major world cities, the authors investigate both the forces that shape linguistic landscape and the impact of the linguistic landscape on the wider social and cultural reality. Not only does the book offer a wealth of case studies and comparisons to complement existing publications on linguistic landscape, but the editors aim to investigate the nature of a field of study which is characterised by its interest in ‘ordered disorder’. The editors aspire to delve into linguistic landscape beyond its appearance as a jungle of jumbled and irregular items by focusing on the variations in linguistic landscape configurations and recognising that it is but one more field of the shaping of social reality under diverse, uncoordinated and possibly incongruent structuration principles.


A Cross-linguistic Approach to the Syntax of Subjunctive Mood

English | 2022 | ISBN: 3031045394 | 224 pages | True PDF EPUB | 8.34 MB
This monograph gives a unified account of the syntactic distribution of subjunctive mood across languages, including Romance, Balkan (South Slavic and Modern Greek), and Hungarian, among others. Starting from a close scrutiny of the environments in which subjunctive mood occurs and of its semantic contribution, we present a feature-based approach which reveals the common properties of the class of verbs which embed subjunctive, and which takes into account the variation in subjunctive-related complementizers. Two main proposals can be highlighted: (i) the lexical semantics of the main clause predicate plays a crucial role in mood selection. More specifically subjunctive mood is regulated by a specific property of the main predicate, the emotive property, which is associated with the external argument of the embedding verb (usually the Subject). The book proposes a nanosyntactic analysis of the internal structure of embedding verbs. (ii) Cross- and intra-linguistic variations are dealt with according to different patterns of lexicalization, i.e., variations depend on what portions of the verb’s and complementizer’s functional sequence is lexicalized and on how it is packaged by languages. In doing so, this approach provides a uniform account of the phenomenon of embedded subjunctives. The monograph takes a novel, feature-based approach to the question of subjunctive licensing, providing a detailed analysis of the features of the matrix verb, of the complementizer and of the embedded subjunctive clause. It is also based on a wide empirical coverage, ranging from the relatively well-studied groups of Romance and Balkan languages to less explored languages from non-Indo-European families (Hungarian).


African American English A Linguistic Introduction

African American English: A Linguistic Introduction By Lisa J. Green
2002 | 298 Pages | ISBN: 0521814499 | PDF | 5 MB
This authoritative introduction to African American English (AAE) is the first textbook to look at the grammar as a whole. Clearly organized, it describes patterns in the sentence structure, sound system, word formation and word use. It examines education, speech events in the secular and religious world, and the use of AAE in literature and the media to create black images. It includes exercises to accompany each chapter and is essential reading for students in linguistics, education, anthropology, African American studies and literature.


Inconsistency in Linguistic Theorising

Inconsistency in Linguistic Theorising
English | 2022 | ISBN: 1009100335 | 341 Pages | PDF | 3 MB
It is widely believed that inconsistency is one of the greatest sins a scholar can commit. This issue is especially relevant in linguistics due to the rich diversity of data types, exceptions to the rules, counterexamples to the hypotheses, and background assumptions which constantly come into conflict with methodological principles. Bringing together ideas from linguistics and philosophy of science, this groundbreaking book seeks to answer the following questions: which kinds of inconsistency arise in linguistic theorising? Under which conditions can inconsistencies be tolerated? And how can inconsistencies be resolved? It is the first study to develop a novel metatheoretical framework that accounts for the emergence and the resolution of inconsistency in linguistic theorising, and to reveal the strategies of inconsistency resolution in theoretical linguistics. Supported by detailed case studies, the findings of this metatheoretical analysis can be applied to improve the effectiveness of the working linguist’s problem-solving activity.


Culture Politics and Linguistic Recognition in Taiwan Ethnicity, National Identity, and the Party System

Jean-François Dupré, "Culture Politics and Linguistic Recognition in Taiwan: Ethnicity, National Identity, and the Party System "
English | ISBN: 1138643173 | 2017 | 186 pages | EPUB | 2 MB
The consolidation of Taiwanese identity in recent years has been accompanied by two interrelated paradoxes: a continued language shift from local Taiwanese languages to Mandarin Chinese, and the increasing subordination of the Hoklo majority culture in ethnic policy and public identity discourses. A number of initiatives have been undertaken toward the revitalization and recognition of minority cultures. At the same time, however, the Hoklo majority culture has become akin to a political taboo.