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Language: history & general works

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  1. Language In Nunavut

    The first thorough study of discourse practices undertaken among Canadian Inuit, this book explores language usage in three communities of the Baffin region of Nunavut. Over five years a team of researchers and students enquired about which languages were spoken by adults and children, Inuit and Qallunaat (non-Inuit), in various contexts. Learn More
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  2. Teaching the History of the English Language

    Guides instructors in choosing among many possibilities to design an history of the English language (HEL) course to match their own interests and institutions. The essays consider what subjects to include, how to organise the course, and what textbook to assign. They offer historical approaches and those that are not structured by chronology. Learn More
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  3. Phonemes, Graphemes and Democracy

    Provides comprehensive guidelines on important aspects of isiXhosa orthography such as word division, spelling and capitalisation. However, the authors' primary focus is on those challenging areas of standardisation which have not yet been attended to. Learn More
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  4. The Truth about Language

    From God to Noam Chomsky, many have suggested that language arose suddenly in a way that cannot be explained through ordinary evolutionary processes. Michael Corballis argues otherwise. He uncovers the precursors of language in the ability of mice and other animals to engage in "mental time travel". Learn More
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  5. Our Language, Our Leadership

    My hope is that this book ignites a lively discussion on Inuktut. Protecting and enhancing a language in the face of globalization seems like an impossible task. Yet, I envision a place where the mother tongue is Inuktut and children have the opportunity, as I did, to learn about themselves by listening to and speaking it." - The Honourable Paul Okalik, Nunavut Minister of Culture and Heritage Learn More
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  6. Language in Inuit Society

    A study of sociolinguistics and the sociology of language in Inuit society. Dorais describes the role of language in Inuit society, in relation to both of its linguistic and sociological dimensions. Learn More
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  7. Inuit Languages & Dialects

    This is a staggering Pan-Arctic study of linguistic and dialectal differences, from Alaska to the Canadian Arctic to Greenland. Learn More
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  8. Studies in Language and Literature

    This volume is the sesquicentennial issue of the journal Studies in Philology, published by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. This journal established a national reputation for the university as a centre for sound humanistic scholarship, and it is now recognised internationally as one of the leading journals in the field. Originally published in 1945. Learn More
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  9. The Broadview Pocket Glossary of Literary Terms

    This compact guide brings together entries from the glossaries of a variety of different Broadview publications–including The Broadview Anthology of British Literature and The Broadview Anthology of Short Fiction–and adds a number of new entries. The result is a volume packed with concise definitions of a wide variety of terms commonly used in academic discussions of poetry, fiction, drama, rhetoric and literary theory. Learn More
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  10. Choosing Yiddish

    Yiddish Hip Hop, a nineteenth-century “Hasidic Slasher,” obscure Yiddish writers, and immigrant Jewish newspapers in Buenos Aires, Paris, and New York are just a few of the topics featured in Choosing Yiddish. The editors have gathered a diverse and richly layered collection of essays that demonstrates the currency of Yiddish scholarship in academia today. Learn More
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