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  1. Language

    Mengham, Rod, 1953-
    London : Fontana Press, 1995.

    This study takes a fresh look at language and its resounding significances. It ranges from a survey of the biological knowledge of language, detailing the functions of the brain, a history of writing systems, the linguistic effects of democracy in 5th-century Athens, the spread of the largest family of languages in the world - Indo-European, and the effects on language of writing, printing, telephone and computer networks. The book argues that it is through language that human beings define themselves and the world, and analyzes the way cultures are organized around language, from literary classics to advertising slogans. It uncovers the fundamental role that language plays in the process of social change, and demonstrates how it can be used equally as a force for conservatism or for radical innovation in the formation of nationality and family, gender and class. Using wide-ranging and familiar references, Rod Mengham makes accessible the fruits of the latest cutting-edge research in linguistics, neurology, psychology, superstition, religion, myth and history to a non-specialist audience.

  2. Language

    Medina, José, 1968-
    London ; New York : Continuum, ©2005.

    Inquiry into the nature and purpose of language has long been a central concern of Western philosophy, within both the analytic, Anglo-American tradition, and its Continental counterpart. Language: Key Concepts in Philosophy explains and explores.An introduction to the philosophy of language for undergraduates Key Concepts in Philosophy is a series of concise, accessible and engaging introductions to the core ideas and subjects encountered in the study of philosophy. Specially written to meet the needs of students and those with an interest in, but little prior knowledge of, philosophy, these books open up fascinating, yet sometimes difficult ideas. The series builds to give a solid grounding in philosophy and each book is also ideal as a companion to further study. Inquiry into the nature and purpose of language has long been a central concern of Western philosophy, within both the analytic, Anglo-American tradition, and its Continental counterpart. Language: Key Concepts in Philosophy explains and explores the principal ideas, theories and debates in the philosophy of language, providing a clear and authoritative account of the discipline. The text covers the work on language of the major philosophers in both traditions, including Frege, Wittgenstein, Austin, Quine, Davidson, Heidegger, Gadamer, Derrida and Butler. The book equips readers with the requisite philosophical tools to get to grips with central concepts and key issues, and raises challenging questions students can then explore on their own. Coverage of each issue provides the reader with a full account of the state of the question and a thorough assessment of the arguments entailed in the available literature on that subject.

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  3. Language

    VanPatten, Bill
    New York, NY : Routledge, 2018.

    This module on the nature of language aims to provide the novice and even experienced teacher with a broad and accessible picture of language as a formal system. As such, it covers topics such as the nature of words, sounds, and syntax. The module places particular emphasis on the abstract and complex nature of language and how it does not resemble typical pedagogical rules and so-called "rules of thumb" often used with language learners.

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  1. Japan, Manchuria, and Korea

    United States Office of Strategic Services. Geography Division
    1942

    compiled and drawn in the Geographic Division, C.O.I. "Map No. 331, Feb. 27, 1942." Includes inset of Formosa and the Ryukyu Islands. "Secret" has ...

  2. Sardinia

    United States Office of Strategic Services. Research and Analysis Branch
    1943

    Research and Analysis, OSS. Shows regions of 9 dialects. "January 15, 1943." "Map no. 1973."

  3. Indochina, linguistic groups

    United States Office of Strategic Services. Research and Analysis Branch and United States Office of Strategic Services. Reproduction Branch
    1945

    R & A, OSS. "29 July 1945." Also covers most of Thailand, and adjoining portions of Burma and China. "Adapted from: L'Indochine, Carte Linguist...

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