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A Grammar of Unua

A Grammar of Unua Pdf/ePub eBook Author: ,
Editor: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 1614516596
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A Grammar of Unua by , Summary

The book presents a description of Unua, one of two dialects of Unua-Pangkumu, an Oceanic language of Malakula Island, Vanuatu. Unua has about 700 speakers who are bilinguals using Unua in local interactions and using the national language, Bislama, non-locally, as well as in local public and religious settings. The description is based on material collected in the field from speakers of different age-groups in the five Unua villages. The data corpus includes a substantial body of material: contemporary translations of the New Testament gospels; audio-recorded transcribed and glossed texts; and elicited material collected with a range of speakers. The analysis includes comparisons with other Malakula languages and is both of typological and historical-comparative interest. The data documentation is substantial and detailed.

The Expression of Gender

The Expression of Gender Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Greville G. Corbett
Editor: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110307332
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The Expression of Gender by Greville G. Corbett Summary

Gender is a fascinating category, which has grown steadily in importance across the humanities and social sciences. The book centres on the core of the category within language. Each of the seven contributions provides an independent account of a key part of the topic, ranging from gender and sex, gender and culture, to typology, dialect variation and psycholinguistics. The authors pay attention to a broad range of languages, including English, Chukchi, Konso and Mohawk.

Introducing English Grammar

Introducing English Grammar Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kersti Börjars,Kate Burridge
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 0429662815
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Introducing English Grammar by Kersti Börjars,Kate Burridge Summary

Introducing English Grammar introduces readers to the methodology and terminology needed to analyse English sentences. The approach taken is in line with current research in grammar, a particular advantage for students who may go on to study syntax in more depth. All the examples and exercises use real language taken from both standard and non-standard geographical areas and dialects, and include excerpts from Australian and British newspaper articles. Students are encouraged to think about the terminology as a tool kit for studying language and to test what can and cannot be described using these tools. This new edition has been fully updated and features: an expanded introduction; new texts and exercises that include data from social media; revised material on 'Grammar at work' and 'English worldwide'; more suggestions for further reading at the end of the book; a brand new companion website with extensive further reading and answers to the exercises, which can be found at www.routledge.com/cw/borjars. Written for readers with no previous experience of grammatical analysis, Introducing English Grammar is suited to anyone beginning a study of linguistics, English language or speech pathology, as well as to students whose interests are primarily literary but who need a better understanding of the structure of English.

Contact Languages

Contact Languages Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mark Sebba
Editor: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1349255874
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Contact Languages by Mark Sebba Summary

Annotation Contact Languages: Pidgins and Creoles aims to introduce the reader to the exciting and important field of pidgin and creole studies. The book deals with the linguistic, historical and social aspects of the development of pidgin and creole languages. Detailed case studies of individual pidgins and creoles are based around texts drawn from a range of different types and contexts (mainly contemporary), with discussion and grammatical notes. Chapters are interspersed with exercises to consolidate and develop the reader's understanding.

Creoles in Education

Creoles in Education Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Bettina Migge,Isabelle Léglise,Angela Bartens
Editor: John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN: 9027288208
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Creoles in Education by Bettina Migge,Isabelle Léglise,Angela Bartens Summary

This volume offers a first survey of projects from around the world that seek to implement Creole languages in education. In contrast to previous works, this volume takes a holistic approach. Chapters discuss the sociolinguistic, educational and ideological context of projects, policy developments and project implementation, development and evaluation. It compares different kinds of educational activities focusing on Creoles and discusses a list of procedures that are necessary for successfully developing, evaluating and reforming educational activities that aim to integrate Creole languages in a viable and sustainable manner into formal education. The chapters are written by practitioners and academics involved in educational projects. They serve as a resource for practitioners, academics and persons wishing to devise or adapt educational initiatives. It is suitable for use in upper level undergraduate and post-graduate modules dealing with language and education with a focus on lesser used languages.

Errors in Language Learning and Use

Errors in Language Learning and Use Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Carl James
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317890299
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Errors in Language Learning and Use by Carl James Summary

Errors in Language Learning and Use is an up-to-date introduction and guide to the study of errors in language, and is also a critical survey of previous work. Error Analysis occupies a central position within Applied Linguistics, and seeks to clarify questions such as `Does correctness matter?', `Is it more important to speak fluently and write imaginatively or to communicate one's message?' Carl James provides a scholarly and well-illustrated theoretical and historical background to the field of Error Analysis. The reader is led from definitions of error and related concepts, to categorization of types of linguistic deviance, discussion of error gravities, the utility of teacher correction and towards writing learner profiles. Throughout, the text is guided by considerable practical experience in language education in a range of classroom contexts worldwide.

Creolization of Language and Culture

Creolization of Language and Culture Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Robert Chaudenson
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1134758413
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Creolization of Language and Culture by Robert Chaudenson Summary

Creolization of Language and Culture is the first English edition of Robert Chaudenson's landmark text Des îles, des hommes, des langues, which has also been fully revised. . With reference to the main varieties of creole French, Chaudenson argues against the traditional account of creole genesis for a more sophisticated paradigm which takes full account of the peculiar linguistic and social factors at play in colonial societies. This is an accessible book which makes an important contribution to the study of pidgin and creole language varieties, as well as to the development of contemporary European languages outside Europe. Key features include: Analysis of current debates on the development of creoles Discussion of many aspects of human culture including music, medicine, cooking, magic and folklore Translation of all French sources from which Chaudenson quotes extensively

Pidgin and Creole Languages

Pidgin and Creole Languages Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Suzanne Romaine
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1315504960
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Pidgin and Creole Languages by Suzanne Romaine Summary

This book defines and describes the linguistic features of these languages and considers the dynamic developments that bring them into being and lead to changes in their structure.