Language Arts & Disciplines

The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Language

Author: David Crystal

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521530330

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 499

View: 3830

A second edition, newly revised for the current generation, includes extensive illustrated coverage of world English and Internet English as well as updated statistics, further reading suggestions, and additional reference lists. Simultaneous. (Language)
Language Arts & Disciplines

The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language

Author: David Crystal

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521736503

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 524

View: 3107

This new, thoroughly revised edition of the acclaimed Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language incorporates the major developments in language study which have taken place since the mid 1990s. Two main new areas have been added: the rise of electronic communication in all its current forms from email to texting, and the crisis affecting the world's languages, of which half are thought to be so seriously endangered that they will die out this century. • All language statistics have been updated, and additional information provided about their linguistic affiliation • All topics involving technology have been revised to take account of recent developments, notably in phonetics, language disability, and computing • Maps have been revised to include new countries or country names • Special attention has been paid to fast-moving areas such as language teaching and learning • The text design has been completely updated with many new illustrations throughout
Computers

Language and the Internet

Author: David Crystal

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521868599

Category: Computers

Page: 304

View: 7811

A revealing insight into the language of the Internet, looking at e-mail, chat, the Web, instant messaging and blogging.
Reference

The Cambridge Encyclopedia

Author: David Crystal

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780521790994

Category: Reference

Page: 1336

View: 7814

An up-to-date reference source offers more than forty thousand entries and a quick reference section of facts and figures.
Language Arts & Disciplines

The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Child Development

Author: Brian Hopkins,Elena Geangu,Sally Linkenauger

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 110710341X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 990

View: 4919

Updated and expanded to 124 entries, The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Child Development remains the authoritative reference in the field.
Language Arts & Disciplines

The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the World's Ancient Languages

Author: Roger D. Woodard

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521562560

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1180

View: 2804

CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title of 2006 The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the World's Ancient Languages is the first comprehensive reference work treating all of the languages of antiquity. Clear and systematic in its approach, the Encyclopedia combines full linguistic coverage of all the well-documented ancient languages, representing numerous language families from around the globe. Each chapter focuses on an individual language or, in some instances, a set of closely related varieties of a language. Providing a full descriptive presentation, each of these chapters examines the writing system(s), phonology, morphology, syntax and lexicon of that language, and places the language within its proper linguistic and historical context. The Encyclopedia brings together an international array of scholars, each a leading specialist in ancient language study. While designed primarily for linguistic professionals and students, this work is invaluable to all whose studies take them into the realm of ancient language. Roger D. Woodard is the Andrew V.V. Raymond Professor of Classics at the State University of New York, Buffalo. He previously served on the faculties of Classics and/or Linguistics at the University of Southern California, Johns Hopkins University and Swarthmore College. Among his other books are Greek Writing from Knossos to Homer: A Linguistic Interpretation of the Origin of the Greek Alphabet (Oxford, 1997) and co-author of Ovid's Fasti ( Penguin, 2000). He is a member of the Linguistic Society of America and the American Philological Association.
Science

The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Human Growth and Development

Author: Stanley J. Ulijaszek,Francis E. Johnston,Michael A. Preece

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521560467

Category: Science

Page: 497

View: 1231

The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Human Growth and Development is a comprehensive but accessible account of the current understanding of the factors affecting human growth and development. Over 120 internationally renowned experts have contributed to the book, covering topics such as fetal and postnatal growth, the relative impact of genetic and environmental factors, behavioral development, growth abnormalities, the human lifespan, and the prospects for future generations. Extensively illustrated with photographs, graphs, and diagrams, it offers a great breadth of topic coverage, providing insights into the subject for those not familiar with the area.
Reference

Oxford Companion to the English Language

Author: Tom McArthur,Jacqueline Lam-McArthur,Lise Fontaine

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0191073873

Category: Reference

Page: 768

View: 8921

The Oxford Companion to the English Language provides an authoritative single-volume source of information about the English language. It is intended both for reference and for browsing. The first edition of this landmark Companion, published in 1998, adopted a strong international perspective, covering topics from Cockney to Creole, Aboriginal English to Caribbean English and a historical range from Chaucer to Chomsky, Latin to the World Wide Web. It succinctly described and discussed the English language at the end of the twentieth century, including its distribution and varieties, its cultural, political, and educational impact worldwide, its nature, origins, and prospects, and its pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary, word-formation, and usage. This new edition notably focuses on World Englishes, English language teaching, English as an international language, and the effect of technological advances on the English language. More than 130 new entries include African American English, British Sign Language, China English, digital literacy, multimodality, social networking, superdiversity, and text messaging, among many others. It also includes new biographical entries on key individuals who have had an impact on the English language in recent decades, including Beryl (Sue) Atkins, Adam Kilgariff, and John Sinclair. It is an invaluable reference for English Language students, and fascinating reading for any general reader with an interest in language.
Language Arts & Disciplines

English as a Global Language

Author: David Crystal

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521530323

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 212

View: 4351

Explores the history, current status, and potential of English as an international language of communication, featuring in the new edition coverage of English on the Internet and the concept of an English "family" of languages. Simultaneous. (Language)
Reference

The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Japan

Author: Richard Bowring,Peter Kornicki

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521403528

Category: Reference

Page: 410

View: 7637

The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Japan is the essential reference to all facets of Japan past and present. Up to date, authoritative and wide ranging in scope, it covers all the general reader, student, business person, journalist, researcher, tourist or armchair traveler would want to know. A highly absorbing read, the Encyclopedia is also filled with the facts, figures and general data on Japan that make it an indispensable source of information. Learn, for example, that the safest place to be during an earthquake in Japan is in a bamboo grove; or that one of the greatest delicacies of Japanese cuisine, the fugu, is deadly poisonous in the hands of an unskilled chef. Also included are the latest statistics on Japan's dramatically aging population, a complete listing of its prime ministers, and valuable data on the powerful Japanese advertising industry.
Language Arts & Disciplines

The English Language

A Guided Tour of the Language

Author: David Crystal

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141929308

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 336

View: 4263

This is the definitive survey of the English language - in all its forms. Crystal writes accessibly about the structure of the language, the uses of English throughout the world and finally he gives a brief history of English. The book has been fully revised and there is a fascinating new chapter on 'The effect of technology' on the English language. 'Illuminating guided tour of our common treasure by one of its most lucid and sensible professionals' The Times 'A splendid blend of erudition and entertainment' THES
Religion

The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the Jesuits

Author: Thomas Worcester, SJ

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521769051

Category: Religion

Page: 930

View: 6100

Founded in 1540 by Ignatius of Loyola, the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) has been praised as a saintly god-send and condemned as the work of Satan. With some 600 entries written by 110 authors - those inside and outside the order - this encyclopedia opens up the complexities of Jesuit history and explores the current life and work of this Catholic religious order and its global vocation. Approximately 230 entries are biographies, focusing on key people in Jesuit history, while the majority of the entries focus on Jesuit ideals, concepts, terminology, places, institutions, and events. With some 70 illustrations highlighting the centrality of visual images in Jesuit life, this encyclopedia is a comprehensive volume providing accessible and authoritative coverage of the Jesuits' life and work across the continents during the last five centuries.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Dictionary of Linguistics and Phonetics

Author: David Crystal

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444356755

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 560

View: 4096

David Crystal's A Dictionary of Linguistics and Phonetics has long been the standard single-volume reference for its field. Now available in its sixth edition, it has been revised and updated to reflect the latest terms in the field. Includes in excess of 5,100 terms, grouped into over 3,000 entries Coverage reflects recommendations by a team of experts in phonetics, phonology, syntax, semantics, sociolinguistics and psycholinguistics, making it exceptionally comprehensive Incorporates new ideas stemming from the minimalist program Contains a separate table of abbreviations and table of symbols, along with an updated International Phonetic Alphabet Updates entries to reflect the way established terms are now perceived in light of changes in the field, providing a unique insight into the historical development of linguistics Remains the standard single-volume reference for the field of linguistics and phonetics.
Science

The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Darwin and Evolutionary Thought

Author: Michael Ruse

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521195317

Category: Science

Page: 583

View: 8796

This volume is a comprehensive reference work on the life, labors, and influence of the great evolutionist Charles Darwin. With more than sixty essays written by an international group representing the leading scholars in the field, this is the definitive work on Darwin. It covers the background to Darwin's discovery of the theory of evolution through natural selection, the work he produced and his contemporaries' reactions to it, and evaluates his influence on science in the 150 years since the publication of Origin of Species. It also explores the implications of Darwin's discoveries in religion, politics, gender, literature, culture, philosophy, and medicine, critically evaluating Darwin's legacy. Fully illustrated and clearly written, it is suitable for scholars and students as well as the general reader. The wealth of information it provides about the history of evolutionary thought makes it a crucial resource for understanding the controversies that surround evolution today.
Science

The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Meteorites

Author: O. Richard Norton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780521621434

Category: Science

Page: 354

View: 6890

Beautifully illustrated with over 140 full colour images, The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Meteorites provides a thorough guide to these fascinating extraterrestrial rocks. Meteorites are our only contact with materials from beyond the Earth-Moon system. Using well known petrologic techniques, this book reveals in vivid colour their extraordinary external and internal structures. Looking deeper still, right to the atomic level, they begin to tell us of the environment within the solar nebula that existed before the planets accreted. In recent years, meteorites have caught the imagination of scientist and collector alike. An army of people are now actively searching for them in the hot and cold deserts of Earth. This book is a valuable guide to assist the searchers in the field to recognize the many classes of meteorites. It is further a reference source for students, teachers and scientists who wish to probe deeper these amazing rocks from space.
Foreign Language Study

The Cambridge Grammar of the English Language

Author: Rodney D. Huddleston,Geoffrey K. Pullum

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521431460

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 1842

View: 7052

The definitive new grammatical description of international Standard English for contemporary specialists in the language.
Language Arts & Disciplines

English Words and Sentences

An Introduction

Author: Eva Duran Eppler,Gabriel Ozón

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107001323

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

View: 6356

Hands-on, theory-neutral and non-technical, this textbook is a basic introduction to the structure of English words and sentences. Assuming no prior knowledge of linguistic analysis, it presents the facts in a straightforward manner and offers a step-by-step guide from small to large building blocks of language. Every chapter contains numerous exercises and discussion questions, which provide essential self-study material, as well as in-chapter tasks which lead students to a more comprehensive understanding of linguistic issues. The book also features concise chapter summaries, suggestions for further reading, an inclusive glossary and two consolidation chapters which encourage students to secure their understanding of the English language. The dedicated companion website includes further exercises, answers and solutions to the exercises, as well as useful links.