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A History of the Irish Language: From the Norman Invasion to Independence

By Aidan Doyle

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The Cambridge Handbook of Pragmatics

Edited By Keith Allan and Kasia M. Jaszczolt

This book "fills the unquestionable need for a comprehensive and up-to-date handbook on the fast-developing field of pragmatics" and "includes contributions from many of the principal figures in a wide variety of fields of pragmatic research as well as some up-and-coming pragmatists."


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Title: Language, Mind and Brain
Written By: Ewa Dabrowska
URL: http://www.euppublishing.com/book/9780748614752
Description:

Human languages reside in human brains, and it is undeniable that properties of the mind/brain place strong constraints on linguistic structure. Yet most linguists know little about the psychology of language and even less about its neural substrate. Language, Mind and Brain explores these constraints and shows how linguistics could benefit by incorporating insights from research on language acquisition, language processing, neurolinguistics and other disciplines concerned with human linguistic abilities. The first part of the book offers a useful introduction to the relevant issues for readers with little prior knowledge of these disciplines. In the second part, the cognitive underpinnings of language are discussed in more detail in three case studies chosen to illuminate complementary aspects of linguistic structure (the semantics of locative terms, morphological rules, the syntax of English questions). The final chapter is devoted to approaches to language which meet the requirements outlined earlier, with particular prominence given to cognitive and construction grammar.

Features

* A unique contribution to the debate on the relationship between language and other cognitive processes

* Accessible text which introduces readers to a psychologically realistic theory of language

* Includes a definitive introduction and case studies to illustrate key topics.

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Publication Year: 2004
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Psycholinguistics
Neurolinguistics
Language Acquisition
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0748614745
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 256
Prices: U.K. £ 45.00

 
 
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0748614753
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 256
Prices: U.K. £ 16.99