Category: Linguistics

By Francis Grose

flash lingo n. The canting or slang language

A attention-grabbing and hilarious selection of the entire phrases and words that raised eyebrows within the 18th century. the unique 1796 substitute dictionary of 'The Vulgar Tongue', informed readers within the right utilization of colloquialisms, slang and outdated English idioms.

Includes these generic entries equivalent to 'mealy-mouthed', initially which means over-modest, and revives classics that are supposed to by no means were forgotten, similar to 'apple dumplin shop' for a woman's bosom, 'nit squeeger' (a hairdresser) and 'flaybottomist' (a teacher). So, you won't be a 'Jason's Fleece' if you purchase this ebook. actually, take complete good thing about the Vulgar Tongue and you'll be less of a 'nigmenog'. No real aspiring vulgarite should still depart domestic with out it!

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The Mongolic Languages represents the 1st finished remedy of the Mongolic language relations in English.

The Mongolic languages shape a linguistically good outlined yet geographically largely dispersed kin of greater than a dozen separate languages, disbursed from East and North Asia (Mongolia, Manchuria and Southern Siberia) to important and West Asia (Northern Tibet, Gansu, Sinkiang, Northern Afghanistan and the Caspian Region).

Written through a staff of foreign experts, this in-depth quantity is split into twenty chapters. the 1st 3 chapters concentrate on reconstructed and historic kinds of Mongolic. those are via fourteen chapters every one containing synchronic and diachronic descriptions of a latest Mongolic language or dialect team, together with Khalkha, Buryat, Dagur, Ordos, Kalmuck and Moghol. the ultimate 3 chapters take care of areal and taxonomic issues.

This precise source is the perfect significant other for complex undergraduate and postgraduate scholars of linguistics. it's going to even be of curiosity to researchers or an individual with an curiosity in Mongolian experiences or crucial Eurasian heritage and cultural reviews.

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By T. L. Short

During this booklet, T. L. brief corrects frequent misconceptions of Peirce's concept of indicators and demonstrates its relevance to modern analytic philosophy of language, brain and technology. Peirce's idea of brain, naturalistic yet nonreductive, bears on debates of Fodor and Millikan, between others. His concept of inquiry avoids foundationalism and subjectivism, whereas his account of reference expected perspectives of Kripke and Putnam. Peirce's realism falls among 'internal' and 'metaphysical' realism and is extra passable than both. His pragmatism isn't verificationism; relatively, it identifies which means with capability progress of information. brief distinguishes Peirce's mature thought of symptoms from his better-known yet paradoxical early concept. He develops the mature conception systematically at the foundation of Peirce's phenomenological different types and idea of ultimate causation. The latter is exotic from fresh and related perspectives, reminiscent of Brandon's, and is proven to be grounded in sorts of rationalization followed in smooth technological know-how.

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By Harry A. Whitaker

This quantity descibes, in up to date terminology and authoritative interpretation, the sector of neurolinguistics, the technological know-how taken with the neural mechanisms underlying the comprehension, creation and summary wisdom of spoken, signed or written language. An edited anthology of one hundred sixty five articles from the award-winning Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics 2d version, Encyclopedia of Neuroscience 4th version and Encyclopedia of the Neorological Sciences and Neurological Disorders, it offers the main complete one-volume reference answer for scientists operating with language and the mind ever released.

* Authoritative evaluation of this dynamic box positioned in an interdisciplinary context
* Approximately one hundred sixty five articles by means of leaders within the field
* Compact and cheap single-volume structure

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A través de los ensayos contenidos en este volumen, se persigue mostrar, dentro de una dimensión diacrónica, algunos rasgos lingüísticos de las lenguas vernáculas de México y Brasil, siempre desde los angeles perspectiva de lengua y cultura. stories rasgos ayudan a comprender el pasado de los pueblos que se enfrentan a los angeles globalización que tiende a imponer una homogeneidad lingüística y cultural.

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By Steven Connor

Nos rodeamos de objetos ordinarios que nos hacen l. a. vida más cómoda y sin embargo, raramente nos preguntamos por su procedencia y significado.

Pongamos por ejemplo una easy bolsa. ¿Por qué las mujeres llevan bolsas mientras que a los hombres les cabe todo en el bolsillo? ¿Por qué preferimos dar l. a. bolsa que l. a. vida? Y si los angeles bolsa cae, ¿podemos recogerla?

Este libro explora cuál es nuestra relación con los objetos y l. a. forma con los angeles que éstos van conformando nuestra realidad cotidiana a través del lenguaje y l. a. cultura. Objetos mundanos que cobran vida más allá de su función.

Gafas, cepillos, cartas, llaves, enchufes o dulces. El autor se embarca en una apasionante senda histórica, filosófica y lingüística que nos permitirá entender estos objetos desde una perspectiva amplia y enriquecedora. 

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