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The Social Origins of Language

By Daniel Dor

Presents a new theoretical framework for the origins of human language and sets key issues in language evolution in their wider context within biological and cultural evolution


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Preposition Placement in English: A Usage-Based Approach

By Thomas Hoffmann

This is the first study that empirically investigates preposition placement across all clause types. The study compares first-language (British English) and second-language (Kenyan English) data and will therefore appeal to readers interested in world Englishes. Over 100 authentic corpus examples are discussed in the text, which will appeal to those who want to see 'real data'


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Title: Moodling Beyond Bollywood: e-teaching the Language, Literature and Culture of the Indian Diaspora
Author: Dorothea Fischer-Hornung
Author: Christiane Brosius
Author: Marianne Hundt
Institution: Universität Zürich
Author: Rajend Mesthrie
Institution: University of Cape Town
Linguistic Field: Applied Linguistics; Sociolinguistics
Abstract: 'A report on an interdisciplinary e-course experiment on language, literature and culture in the Indian Diaspora.
One of the rich potentials of the 'World Wide Web' is to enable international and interdisciplinary projects by utilizing e-learning technologies. Further, contemporary students are used to structuring much of their public and private life and learning around the use of electronic technologies. Certainly, when learning, thinking and working are no longer solitary activities, then traditional notions of teaching must be redesigned throughout our educational institutions in order to meet the challenges of the communication age – language teaching and the humanities at our universities cannot be an. Since the classroom can transcend spatially limited locations, it can transform the 'traditional scene of instruction [...] into a joint venture involving many scholars, including our students as active researchers'.

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This article appears in English Today Vol. 25, Issue 3, which you can read on Cambridge's site or on LINGUIST .



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