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I met lucky people: The Story of the...
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Yaron Matras
 
In the Middle Ages, it was believed they had come out of Egypt. And yet their language shares a number of words with Greek, and has its roots in India...
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Sexed Texts: Language, Gender and...
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Explores the complex role that language plays in the construction of sexuality and gender, two concepts that are often discussed separately, although in practice are closely intertwined. This book draws...
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Globish: How the English Language...
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Including information about English language, culture, history and power, this title traces the way that the English language as twisted and turned in response to the way the world has...
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I'm not hanging noodles on your ears
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Idioms are often hilarious, and they provide a wonderful window on how different cultures see the world. Whether you are a linguist or just a lover of words and ...
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Language Universals: With Special...
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Joseph H. Greenberg; Martin Haspelmath
 
Joseph Greenberg's "Language Universals" begins with the observation underlying Praguian markedness. He contributes the foundations for a post-structuralist, usage-based theory.
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Syntactic Structures
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Noam Chomsky's book is a serious attempt to construct within the tradition of scientific theory-construction a comprehensive theory of language which may be understood in the same sense that a...
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Sociolinguistics: A Very Short...
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This Very Short Introduction deals with the social life of language, presenting a succinct account of the most important aspects - both "micro" and "macro" - of sociolinguistics, such as...
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The Story of English: How an Obscure...
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The Story of English illustrates the compelling history of how the relatively obscure dialects spoken by tribes from what are now Denmark, the Low Countries and northern Germany, became the...
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A Slap in the Face: Why Insults...
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In A Slap in the Face, William Irvine undertakes a wide-ranging investigation of insults, their history, the role they play in social relationships, and the science behind them.
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More Heat Than Light?: Sex-Difference...
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In the Sedgewick lecture for 2012, Professor Deborah Cameron investigates the age-old question of whether men and women are different kinds of beings, not only...
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Lucia Raatma
 
This volume briefly discusses the origins of the Hindi language. It then provides a brief selection of phrases to learn.
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Each book in this series presents a different major language of the world. It examines where in the world it is spoken, who speaks it, differences and similarities between the...
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Imagining the Cosmopolitan in Public...
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Anne Surma
 
In this important book, Surma combines threads from ethical, political, communications, sociological, feminist and discourse theories to explore the impact of writing in a range of contexts and illustrate the...
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