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Why only us
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We are born crying, but those cries signal the first stirring of language. Within a year or so, infants master the sound system of their language; a few years after that, they are engaging in conversations. This remarkable, species-specific ability to acquire any human language - 'the language faculty' - raises important biological questions about
The surgeon of Crowthorne
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The making of the Oxford English Dictionary was a monumental 50 year task requiring thousands of volunteers. One of the keenest volunteers was a W C M...

Grammatical theory and bilingual codeswitching
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Theoretically significant work on the grammar of codeswitching by the leading researchers in the field.
Language in our brain
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A comprehensive account of the neurobiological basis of language, arguing that species-specific brain differences may be at the root of the human capacity for language. Language makes us human. It is an intrinsic part of us, although we seldom think about it. Language is also an extremely complex entity with subcomponents responsible for its phonol

The secret life of language
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This book looks at how language has evolved around the globe from ancestral proto-languages to our recognisable modern tongues. It demonstrates how la...
Lexical priming
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Lexical Priming proposes a radical new theory of the lexicon, which amounts to a completely new theory of language based on how words are used in the ...

English nouns
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Using extensive data from the Corpus of Contemporary American English (Davies, 2008), this groundbreaking book shows that the syntactic patterns in wh...
A brief history of the verb to be
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Beginning with the early works of Aristotle, the interpretation of the verb to be runs through Western linguistic thought like Ariadne's thread. As it unravels, it becomes intertwined with philosophy, metaphysics, logic and even with mathematics, so much so that Bertrand Russell showed no hesitation in proclaiming that the verb to be was a disgrace

Intonation and prosodic structure
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This book provides a state-of-the-art survey of intonation and prosodic structure. Taking a phonological perspective, it shows how morpho-syntactic co...
The Cambridge handbook of linguistic typology
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Linguistic typology identifies both how languages vary and what they all have in common. This Handbook provides a state-of-the art survey of the aims ...

The second language learning processes of students with specific learning difficulties
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The Second Language Learning Processes of Students with Specific Learning Difficulties is the only recent book available to offer a detailed and in-de...
Coming home
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'Some part of me believed I would become a more complete person if I spoke Irish, more in tune with my roots, my identity, my very being.' 'I was o...

The minimalist program
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A classic work that situates linguistic theory in the broader cognitive sciences, formulating and developing the minimalist program.
Birdsong, speech, and language
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Prominent scholars consider the cognitive and neural similarities between birdsong and human speech and language.

The happiness passport
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In Hayes' book, The Happiness Passport, she joins the dots between these differing beliefs to help us cultivate a richer shared vocabulary of happine...
Using Japanese synonyms
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Being a successful speaker of a given language involves control of the meaning and use of vocabulary items, taking in their lexical content (what phen...

Bad words and what they tell us
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Once upon a time, the worst words you could utter were short, simple and tended to be four letters in length. Now things are more complicated. To be i...
Word by word
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Many of us take dictionaries for granted, but the process of writing them is, in fact, as lively and dynamic as language itself. With sharp wit and ir...

Mother tongue
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'More than 300 million people in the world speak English and the rest, it sometimes seems, try to...'Only Bill Bryson could make a book about the Engl...
The life of Samuel Johnson
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In Boswell's Life of Samuel Johnson, one of the towering figures of English literature is revealed with unparalleled immediacy and originality, in a b...