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The Origin of Language: Tracing the Evolution of the Mother Tongue
By Wiley
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4.5 out of 5 stars with 207 reviews
The Origin of Language A critically acclaimed journey back through time in search of the Mother Tongue and the roots of the human family ''Invites the reader to learn and apply the common process used by linguists.'' —Science News ''This book represents exactly the kind of thinking that is needed to pull historical linguistics out of its twentieth-century doldrums. . . . [W]ithout a doubt, a very readable book, well adapted to its popularizing aim.'' —LOS Forum ''Believing that doing is

1,000 Signs of Life: Basic ASL for Everyday Conversation
By Gallaudet University Press
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4.9 out of 5 stars with 281 reviews
Here’s the succinct handbook that will allow everyone to enjoy the beauty and functionality of American Sign Language. 1,000 Signs of Life: Basic ASL for Everyday Conversation illustrates a potpourri of intriguing and entertaining signs that can be grasped quickly and used to communicate with anyone familiar with ASL, deaf or hearing. Organized alphabetically in 17 categories, this handy paperback offers common signs for animals, food, clothes, people, health and body, the time, days of the

Telling Stories in the Face of Danger: Language Renewal in Native American Communities
By University of Oklahoma Press
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4.1 out of 5 stars with 134 reviews
Stories are important in all human societies, and especially in those whose languages are threatened with extinction. “They aren’t just entertainment,” writes Laguna Pueblo novelist Leslie Marmon Silko in Ceremony. “They are all we have . . . to fight off illness and death. You don’t have anything if you don’t have the stories.” The contributors to this volume, all linguists and linguistic anthropologists concerned with the revitalization of indigenous languages, draw on that

The Korean Language (SUNY series in Korean Studies)
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An accessible, comprehensive source of information on the Korean language--its structure and history to its cultural and sociological setting.Used Book in Good Condition.

Playing with Languages: Children and Change in a Caribbean Village
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Over several generations villagers of Dominica have been shifting from Patwa, an Afro-French creole, to English, the official language. Despite government efforts at Patwa revitalization and cultural heritage tourism, rural caregivers and teachers prohibit children from speaking Patwa in their presence. Drawing on detailed ethnographic fieldwork and analysis of video-recorded social interaction in naturalistic home, school, village and urban settings, the study explores this paradox and

Speaking of Chinese: A Cultural History of the Chinese Language
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''This pleasant, unpretentious account [is] a small stream leading to the ocean of the culture of China.''―Scientific American Not a how-to text, this beguiling book is instead a fascinating look at Chinese language and culture. Ranging through history, literature, folklore, linguistics, and sociology, this is a breezy, straightforward primer of surprising breadth..

Translating Childhoods: Immigrant Youth, Language, and Culture (Rutgers Series in Childhood Studies)
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Though the dynamics of immigrant family life has gained attention from scholars, little is known about the younger generation, often considered ''invisible.'' Translating Childhoods, a unique contribution to the study of immigrant youth, brings children to the forefront by exploring the ''work'' they perform as language and culture brokers, and the impact of this largely unseen contribution.Skilled in two vernaculars, children shoulder basic and more complicated verbal exchanges for non-English

Language and Identity: National, Ethnic, Religious
By Palgrave Macmillan
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Offering a uniquely broad-based overview of the role of language choice in the construction of national, cultural, and personal identity, this textbook examines a wide range of specific cases from various parts of the world in order to arrive at some general principles concerning the links between language and identity. It will benefit students and researchers in a wide range of fields where identity is an important issue, and who currently lack a single source to turn to for an overview from

Language, Discourse and Power in African American Culture (Studies in the Social and Cultural Foundations of Language)
By Cambridge University Press
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African American language is central to the teaching of linguistics and language in the United States, and this book covers the entire field--grammar, speech, and verbal genres. It also reveals the various historical strands that must be identified in order to understand the development of African American English. These are the social and cultural history of the American South, the urban and northern black popular culture, as well as policy issues. The current heated political and educational

Sociolinguistics: An Introduction to Language and Society, Fourth Edition
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This is a classic book on a fascinating subject. Peter Trudgill examines the close link between language and society and the many factors that influence the way we speak. These range from gender, environment, age, race, class, region and politics. Trudgill's book surveys languages and societies from all over the world drawing on examples from Afrikaans to Yiddish. He has added a fascinating chapter on the development of a language as a result of a non-native speaker's use of it. Compelling and

Forbidden Signs: American Culture and the Campaign against Sign Language
By University of Chicago Press
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Forbidden Signs explores American culture from the mid-nineteenth century to 1920 through the lens of one striking episode: the campaign led by Alexander Graham Bell and other prominent Americans to suppress the use of sign language among deaf people. The ensuing debate over sign language invoked such fundamental questions as what distinguished Americans from non-Americans, civilized people from ''savages,'' humans from animals, men from women, the natural from the unnatural, and the normal

Kisisi (Our Language): The Story of Colin and Sadiki (New Directions in Ethnography)
By Wiley-Blackwell
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Part historic ethnography, part linguistic case study and part a mother’s memoir, Kisisi tells the story of two boys (Colin and Sadiki) who, together invented their own language, and of the friendship they shared in postcolonial Kenya. Documents and examines the invention of a ‘new’ language between two boys in postcolonial KenyaOffers a unique insight into child language development and usePresents a mixed genre narrative and multidisciplinary discussion that describes the children’s

The Last Speakers: The Quest to Save the World's Most Endangered Languages
By National Geographic
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Part travelogue and part scientist's notebook, The Last Speakers is the poignant chronicle of author K. David Harrison's expeditions around the world to meet with last speakers of vanishing languages. The speakers' eloquent reflections and candid photographs reveal little-known lifeways as well as revitalization efforts to teach disappearing languages to younger generations. Thought-provoking and engaging, this unique book illuminates the global language-extinction crisis through photos,

Translating Maya Hieroglyphs (Recovering Languages and Literacies in the Americas)
By University of Oklahoma Press
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4.6 out of 5 stars with 100 reviews
Maya hieroglyphic writing may seem impossibly opaque to beginning students, but scholar Scott A. J. Johnson presents it as a regular and comprehensible system in this engaging, easy-to-follow textbook. The only comprehensive introduction designed specifically for those new to the study, Translating Maya Hieroglyphs uses a hands-on approach to teach learners the current state of Maya epigraphy.Johnson shows readers step by step how to translate ancient Maya glyphs. He begins by describing how to

Language in Hand: Why Sign Came Before Speech
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William C. Stokoe offers here in his final book his formula for the development of language in humans: gesture-to-language-to-speech. He refutes the recently entrenched principles that humans have a special, innate learning faculty for language and that speech equates with language. Integrating current findings in linguistics, semiotics, and anthropology, Stokoe fashions a closely-reasoned argument that suggests how our human ancestors' powers of observation and natural hand movements could

Living Language: An Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology (Primers in Anthropology)
By Wiley-Blackwell
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4.8 out of 5 stars with 189 reviews
Revised and updated, the 2nd Edition of Living Language: An Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology presents an accessible introduction to the study of language in real-life social contexts around the world through the contemporary theory and practice of linguistic anthropology.Presents a highly accessible introduction to the study of language in real-life social contexts around the worldCombines classic studies on language and cutting-edge contemporary scholarship and assumes no prior

The Green Book of Language Revitalization in Practice
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With world-wide environmental destruction and globalization of economy, a few languages, especially English, are spreading rapidly in use, while thousands of other languages are disappearing, taking with them important cultural, philosophical and environmental knowledge systems and oral literatures. We all stand to suffer from such a loss, none more so than the communities whose very identity is being threatened by the impending death of their languages. In response to this crisis, indigenous

The Oxford Handbook of Language Evolution (Oxford Handbooks)
By Oxford University Press
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4.4 out of 5 stars with 48 reviews
In The Oxford Handbook of Language Evolution, sixty leading scholars present critical accounts of every aspect of the field. Its five parts are devoted to insights from comparative animal behaviour; the biology of language evolution; the prehistory of language; the development of a linguistic species; and language creation, transmission, and change. Research on language evolution has burgeoned over the last three decades. Interdisciplinary activity has produced fundamental advances in the

Language and Materiality: Ethnographic and Theoretical Explorations
By Cambridge University Press
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ean: 9781107180949, isbn: 1107180945,

4.9 out of 5 stars with 33 reviews
Language and Materiality integrates linguistic anthropological and sociolinguistic scholarship on a range of topics: semiotic approaches to language, language commodification, sound, embodiment, mediatization, and aesthetics. Empirically rigorous, the volume engages scholars and students interested in language, its use, and meanings. It consists of three sections - 'Texts, Objects, Mediality', 'Sound, Aesthetics, Embodiment', and 'Time, Place, Circulation' - containing chapters and short

The Lost Language of Symbolism (Dover Occult)
By Dover Publications
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4.3 out of 5 stars with 185 reviews
There's always a story behind the story, but the keenest observers have to break through the surface to reach it. This remarkable book reveals the hidden meaning behind familiar images and words, from the origins of Santa Claus and the meaning of Cinderella's name to the metaphoric significance of the unicorn and the fleur-de-lys.A prominent authority on symbols, author Harold Bayley spent years gathering and compiling the contents of this volume. Mythology, folklore, religious texts, and fairy

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