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Materials for the Study of Gurung Pe. Volumes I and II
ISBN: HB + DVD: 9780674984325, Harvard University Press, January 2019
754 pp., 25.4x17.8 cm, 16 colour illus., 6 maps
Spoken in the middle hills of Nepal, Gurung is a Tibeto-Burmese language spread along the southern slopes of the Himalayas. The Nepalese Gurung recitations known as pe or pe-da lu-da form a diverse group of oral narratives and invocations, thought to...
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£43,00
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Paradigms and Opacity Volume One
ISBN: PB: 9781575861968, Center for the Study of Language and Information, December 2018
544 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
Stratal Optimality Theory (SOT) is a comprehensive theory of sound structure and its relation to word structure that integrates the complementary theoretical insights of lexical phonology and classical optimality theory.  "Paradigms and Opacity" expl...
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LingVis Visual Analytics for Linguistics
ISBN: PB: 9781684000333, ISBN: HB: 9781684000340, Center for the Study of Language and Information, November 2018
300 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
This volume collects landmark research in a burgeoning field of visual analytics for linguistics, called LingVis. Combining linguistic data and linguistically oriented research questions with techniques and methodologies developed in the computer sci...
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£56,00
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Revealing Structure
ISBN: PB: 9781684000296, ISBN: HB: 9781684000302, Center for the Study of Language and Information, September 2018
292 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
Drawing from a wide range of perspectives in the analysis of grammatical structures, the papers collected in this book are unified not by linguistic subfield, but by the investigative method they employ in revealing grammatical patterns. "Revealing S...
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£23,00
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£52,00
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Enumerations Data and Literary Study
ISBN: PB: 9780226568751, ISBN: HB: 9780226568614, University of Chicago Press, August 2018
256 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 48 line drawings, 26 tables
For well over a century, academic disciplines have studied human behavior using quantitative information. Until recently, however, the humanities have remained largely immune to the use of data – or vigorously resisted it. Thanks to new developments...
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£67,00
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History of Language
ISBN: PB: 9781780239033, Reaktion Books, June 2018
240 pp., 19.8x12.9 cm, 12 illus.
It is tempting to take the tremendous rate of contemporary linguistic change for granted. What is required, in fact, is a radical reinterpretation of what language is. Steven Roger Fischer charts the history of language from the times of Homo erectus...
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£9,00
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Passwords Philology, Security, Authentication
ISBN: HB: 9780674980761, Harvard University Press, February 2018
232 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm
Cryptology, the mathematical and technical science of ciphers and codes, and philology, the humanistic study of natural or human languages, are typically understood as separate domains of activity. But Brian Lennon contends that these two domains, bo...
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Japanese/Korean Linguistics Volume 24
ISBN: PB: 9781684000241, ISBN: HB: 9781684000258, Center for the Study of Language and Information, February 2018
400 pp., 22.9x15 cm
Japanese and Korean are typologically similar, with linguistic phenomena in one often having counterparts in the other. The Japanese/Korean Linguistics Conference provides a forum for research, particularly through comparative study, on both language...
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£49,00
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Languages of Scandinavia Seven Sisters of the North
ISBN: HB: 9780226493893, University of Chicago Press, November 2017
224 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 6 halftones, 3 line drawings, 4 tables
From fjords to mountains, schools of herring to herds of reindeer, Scandinavia is rich in astonishing natural beauty. Less well known, however, is that it is also rich in languages. Home to seven languages, Scandinavia has traditionally been understo...
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Dark Matter of the Mind The Culturally Articulated Unconscious
ISBN: PB: 9780226526782, ISBN: HB: 9780226070766, University of Chicago Press, November 2017
400 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 6 halftones, 18 line drawings, 2 tables
Is it in our nature to be altruistic, or evil, to make art, use tools, or create language? Is it in our nature to think in any particular way? For Daniel L. Everett, the answer is a resounding no: it isn't in our nature to do any of these things beca...
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