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The Story of Human Language
Language defines us as a species, placing humans head and shoulders above even the most proficient animal communicators. But it also beguiles us with its endless mysteries, allowing us to ponder why different languages emerged, why there isn't simply...
Languages and Scripts (People Of India) (Vol 9)
ean: 9780195643930, isbn: 0195643933,
This comprehensive survey of India's languages shows that Indian languages are largely derivative of the ethnic community or territory where the language is used, and describes how languages are distributed into different language families. The autho...
Choctaw Language and Culture: Chahta Anumpa, Volume 2
ean: 9780806138558, isbn: 0806138556,
Building on the foundations laid by the first volume of Choctaw Language and Culture, this follow-up text presents a more advanced linguistic study of Oklahoma Choctaw, accompanied by short stories and anecdotes written by Choctaws in their native la...
Language and National Identity in Africa (Oxford Linguistics)
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mpn: 19 maps, ean: 9780199286751, isbn: 0199286752,
4.9 out of 5 stars with 54 reviews
This book focuses on language, culture, and national identity in Africa. Leading specialists examine countries in every part of the continent - Egypt, Morocco, Sudan, Senegal, Mali, Sierra Leone, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Cameroon, Congo, Kenya, T...
Lost Languages: The Enigma of the World's Undeciphered Scripts
ean: 9780071357432, isbn: 0071357432,
"Andrew Robinson has now followed up his beautifully illustrated The Story of Writing with a highly appropriate sequelLost Languages, on undeciphered scripts. Many, it seems likely, will never be deciphered ..."Sir Arthur C. Clarke, C.B.E. A ...
Languages and Nations: The Dravidian Proof in Colonial Madras
British rule of India brought together two very different traditions of scholarship about language, whose conjuncture led to several intellectual breakthroughs of lasting value. Two of these were especially important: the conceptualization of the Ind...
A Grammar of Crow (Studies in the Native Languages of the Americas)
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mpn: 121 tables, ean: 9780803221963, isbn: 0803221967,
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Crow, a Siouan language spoken on the Crow Reservation in southeastern Montana, remains one of the most vital Native American languages, with several thousand speakers. A Grammar of Crow is the first detailed description of the Crow language in a con...
Egyptian Grammar (Egyptology: Griffith Institute)
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ean: 9780900416354, isbn: 0900416351,
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Although the first edition of the study appeared over seventy years ago, Gardiner's Egyptian Grammar remains the most comprehensive presentation of Middle Egyptian available, and is still an essential reference tool for all advanced work in the langu...
Greek Today: A Course in the Modern Language and Culture
ean: 9781584650331, isbn: 1584650338,
Greek Today presents an up-to-date communicative approach for students of Modern Greek. Aimed at the introductory to intermediate levels, it is a completely revised and expanded edition of the popular Demotic Greek I. Presenting material that relates...
Manual of Standard Tibetan: Language and Civilization
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mpn: illustrations, ean: 9781559391894, isbn: 1559391898,
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The Manual of Standard Tibetan presents the everyday speech of Lhasa as it is currently used in Tibet and among the Tibetan diaspora. It not only places the language in its natural context but also highlights along the way key aspects of Tibetan civi...
Language and Linguistic Diversity in the US: An Introduction
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mpn: 9780415806688, ean: 9780415806688, isbn: 0415806682,
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This highly engaging textbook presents a linguistic view of the history, society, and culture of the United States. It discusses the many languages and forms of language that have been used in the US – including standard and nonstandard forms of En...
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