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The Language Instinct

The Language Instinct

by Steven Pinker

Originally published: New York : W. Morrow and Co., c1994.

Includes bibliographical references (p. [469]-502) and index.
An Introduction To Language

An Introduction To Language

by Robert Rodman, Nina Hyams Victoria Fromkin

Includes bibliographical references and index.
The Stuff Of Thought

The Stuff Of Thought

by Steven Pinker

This New York Times bestseller is an exciting and fearless investigation of language Bestselling author Steven Pinker possesses that rare combination of scientific aptitude and verbal eloquence that enables him to provide lucid explanations of deep and powerful ideas. His previous books?including the Pulitzer Prize finalist The Blank Slate?have catapulted him into the limelight as one of today?s most important popular science writers. In The Stuff of Thought, Pinker presents a fascinating look at how our... Read more
The Logic Of Scientific Discovery

The Logic Of Scientific Discovery

by Karl R Popper

Logik der Forschung is a 1934 book by Karl Popper. It was originally written in German, but reformulated in English by Popper himself some years later, to be published as The Logic of Scientific Discovery in 1959. This forms the rare case of a major work to appear in two languages, both written by the author instead of being translated. Sir Peter Medawar called it "one of the most important documents of the twentieth century.
Language In Thought and Action

Language In Thought and Action

by S I Hayakawa

Language in Thought and Action is a book on semantics by Samuel Ichiye Hayakawa, based on his previous work Language in Action published in 1939. Early editions were written in consultation with different people. The current 5th edition was published in 1991. It was updated by Hayakawa's son, Alan R. Hayakawa and has an introduction by Robert MacNeil. Its Library of Congress control number is 92033105. The book has sold over one million copies and has been translated into eight languages.
Syntactic Structures

Syntactic Structures

by Noam Chomsky

Syntactic Structures is an influential book by American linguist Noam Chomsky, first published in 1957. Widely regarded as one of the most important texts in the field of linguistics, this work laid the foundation of Chomsky's idea of transformational grammar. The book contains the well-known example of a sentence that is completely grammatical, yet completely nonsensical in "Colorless green ideas sleep furiously.
Language and Mind

Language and Mind

by Noam Chomsky

This is the long-awaited third edition of Chomsky's outstanding collection of essays on language and mind. The first six chapters, originally published in the 1960s, made a groundbreaking contribution to linguistic theory. This new edition complements them with an additional chapter and a new preface, bringing Chomsky's influential approach into the twenty-first century. Chapters 1-6 present Chomsky's early work on the nature and acquisition of language as a genetically endowed, biological system... Read more
The Study Of Language

The Study Of Language

by George Yule

Frogs Into Princes

Frogs Into Princes

by Richard Bandler

Words and Rules

Words and Rules

by Steven Pinker

Science and Sanity

Science and Sanity

by Alfred Korzybski-

Metaphors We Live By

Metaphors We Live By

by Lakoff- George/ Johnson- Mark

The Loom Of Language

The Loom Of Language

by Frederick Bodmer

Course In General Linguistics

Course In General Linguistics

by Ferdinand De Saussure

New Interchange Workbook 2

New Interchange Workbook 2

by Jack C ; Hull, Jonathan; Proctor, Susan Richards

Frogs Into Princes

Frogs Into Princes

by John; Bandler, Richard Grinder

Greek Grammar

Greek Grammar

by Herbert Weir Smyth

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Frogs Into Princes

by John Grinder and Richard Bandler

Linguistics Books & Ephemera

Origins Of the Specious

Origins Of the Specious

by O'Conner, Patricia T ; Kellerman, Stewart

Do you cringe when a talking head pronounces "niche" as NITCH? Do you get bent out of shape when your teenager begins a sentence with "and," or says "octopuses" instead of "octopi"? Do you think British spellings are more "civilised" than the American versions? Would you bet the bank that "jeep" got its start as a military term and "SOS" as an acronym for "Save Our Ship"? If you answered yes to any of those questions, you're myth-informed. Go stand in the corner--and read this book!In Origins of the... Read more
La Sociolinguistica

La Sociolinguistica

by Gaetano, Berruto

How Language Works : How Babies Babble, Words Change Meaning, and Languages Live or Die

How Language Works : How Babies Babble, Words Change Meaning, and Languages Live or Die

by David Crystal

Penguin Publishing Group, 2007. Paperback. Acceptable. Readable copy. Pages may have considerable notes/highlighting. ~ ThriftBooks: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.
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$6.28
The Language Instinct: The New science of Language and Mind

The Language Instinct: The New science of Language and Mind

by PINKER, STEVEN

1994. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good . In Very Good Dustwrapper. 8vo. - First Edition - Edges of text block toned and foxed - Dustwrapper slightly faded and rubbed w/ minor creasing to flaps - Book ow/ solid, clean and bright in untorn wrapper - 494 pages
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£35.00
The Study of Language in England, 1780-1860

The Study of Language in England, 1780-1860

by Aarsleff, Hans

Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1967. First printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/very good. First edition, 1967. Cloth hardcover with dust jacket, 279 pp., clean unmarked text, Near Fine copy in Very Good price-clipped dust jacket, light soiling or age-toning to the outer pages and the page-edges, soiling and discoloration to the dust jacket, rubbing and edgewear to the dust jacket including creasing and tearing. Dust jacket housed in archival dust jacket protector.
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$27.00
Amusement Philosophique Sur Le Langage Des Betes.

Amusement Philosophique Sur Le Langage Des Betes.

by Bougeant, G. H. (Guillaume Hyacinthe), 1690-1743

A La Haye, Chez Antoine Van Dole. MDCCXXXIX [1739]. First published in Paris the same year; cf. Cioranescu (18th Cent.) 13210. The author wonders if animals can communicate through the sounds they make and, if so, what this means philosophically/ theologically. This Hague reprint contains an eight-page defence by the Jesuit author of charges which led the book to be proscribed in France. Hard Cover. 135, 8 pages; 16 cm. Bound in full contemporary binding. stock#NS0163. Vg, binding worn at hinges.
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$250.00
A Natural History of Negation

A Natural History of Negation

by Horn, Laurence R

Chicago: Univ. of Chicago, 1989. Paperback. Fine. 1989, Softcover, 637 pp. Fine copy. Clean, bright and unmarked. Though unstated, this scarce book came from the collection of the noted linguist Paul Hopper.
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$48.00
Dialectology (Cambridge Textbooks in Linguistics)

Dialectology (Cambridge Textbooks in Linguistics)

by J. K. Chambers

Cambridge University Press, 1980. Paperback. Very Good. Corner of the rear cover creased. Orders received by 3pm Sent from the UK that weekday.
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£9.95
Chomsky's Universal Grammar  An Introduction

Chomsky's Universal Grammar An Introduction

by Cook, Vivian J

Blackwell Pub. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1992. Paperback. 0631153020 . Trade Paperback. A very good+ copy with a tight binding and about 10 pages with underlining and pencil notes on them. Light cover & edge wear. "This text provides an integrated account of Chomsky's ideas about language, based chiefly on the current version of his theory - the government/binding theory of linguistics. It starts from the fundamental concept of universal grammar as a property of the human mind,... Read more
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CA$15.95
General Linguistics: 0000 (Longman Linguistics Library)

General Linguistics: 0000 (Longman Linguistics Library)

by Robins, R.H

Paperback. Acceptable.
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£69.14
Language Change and Linguistic Reconstruction

Language Change and Linguistic Reconstruction

by Hoenigswald, Henry M

Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1961. Hardcover. Very good. Second Printing. viii, 165pp+ index. Page edges foxed, else very good in a lightly rubbed jacket that has a few small closed tears.
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$15.00
B. D. Matthiae Wasmuthi Hebraismus Facilitati & Integritati suae Restitutus. I. Nova Grammatica, Compendiosa simul & absolutissima ... II. Accentuationis Hebraeae Institutione Methodica ... III. Vindiciis Sacrae Scripturae Hebraeae ... [bound with] Heinrici Opitii D. Diqduq delison sel kasdain werebanin sive Chaldaismus Targumico-Rabbinicus: Hebraismo harmonicus adeoque regulis iisdem quinquaginta absolutus ... [bound with] Beshom hatser lashon hakodesh, hoc est, Atrivm lingvae sanctae: quo exhibentur ... [bound with] Henrici Opitii ... Genaara da-lesana aramaya = Seu Syriasmus facilitati & integritati suae restitutus simulque Hebraismo et Chaldaismo harmonicus as regulis quinquaginta absolutus ... [bound with] Arabismus: h.e. Praecepta Arabicae Linguae: In harmonia ad Ebraea, eademq[ue] Universalia, nec non Chaldaeo-Syra, ... [bound with] Rabbinismus: h. e. Praecepta Targumico-Talmudico-Ranninica: In harmonia ad Ebraea eademq[ue] sufficientibus confirmata illustrataq[us] ..

B. D. Matthiae Wasmuthi Hebraismus Facilitati & Integritati suae Restitutus. I. Nova Grammatica, Compendiosa simul & absolutissima ... II. Accentuationis Hebraeae Institutione Methodica ... III. Vindiciis Sacrae Scripturae Hebraeae ... [bound with] Heinrici Opitii D. Diqduq delison sel kasdain werebanin sive Chaldaismus Targumico-Rabbinicus: Hebraismo harmonicus adeoque regulis iisdem quinquaginta absolutus ... [bound with] Beshom hatser lashon hakodesh, hoc est, Atrivm lingvae sanctae: quo exhibentur ... [bound with] Henrici Opitii ... Genaara da-lesana aramaya = Seu Syriasmus facilitati & integritati suae restitutus simulque Hebraismo et Chaldaismo harmonicus as regulis quinquaginta absolutus ... [bound with] Arabismus: h.e. Praecepta Arabicae Linguae: In harmonia ad Ebraea, eademq[ue] Universalia, nec non Chaldaeo-Syra, ... [bound with] Rabbinismus: h. e. Praecepta Targumico-Talmudico-Ranninica: In harmonia ad Ebraea eademq[ue] sufficientibus confirmata illustrataq[us] ..

by Wasmuth, Matthias [1st item] Heinrich Opitz [2nd 3rd and 4th items] and Andreas Sennert [5th and 6th items]

Six items bound together in a single volume. Contemporary vellum. 21cm. Moderate cover warping. Tear at head of front joint. Modest worming on a few leaves. A couple of blank corners missing, Contents generally sound with various bits of wear, etc. [1st item]: Lipsiae & Francofurti: Joh. Cap. Meyeri, 1695 for first part and Lipsiae: Joh. Casp. Meieri, 1694 for second part -- there is no third part. 7 (of 10) folding tables, [22], 279, 199p. Lacks leaf Q1 (pp. 121/122) in first part. Old ink underlinings... Read more
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$2,200.00
Phonetic Symbol Guide

Phonetic Symbol Guide

by Pullum, Geoffrey K

Chicago: University Of Chicago Press, 1986. Hardcover. Very Good +. Hardcover. c.1986. Blue cloth, gilt spine titles. 8vo. 266pp. Very Good+. Mild shelfwear, very mild soil along top edge.
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$17.00
Swift's Polite Conversation

Swift's Polite Conversation

by Partridge, Eric

NY: Oxford University Press, 1963. Hardcover. Very good. 177pp+ index. Page edges foxed, otherwise very good in a slightly darkened jacket. Prelims foxed, otherwise internally very good.
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$15.00
Griechisches Etymologisches Worterbuch Lieferung 17

Griechisches Etymologisches Worterbuch Lieferung 17

by Frisk, Hjalmar

Heidelberg: Carl Winter, 1966. Paperback. Very good. 577-672pp. Wraps tanned, else very good.
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$15.00
Language, Society, and Paleoculture : Essays / by Edgar C. Polomé ; selected and introduced by Anwar S. Dil

Language, Society, and Paleoculture : Essays / by Edgar C. Polomé ; selected and introduced by Anwar S. Dil

by Polomé, Edgar C

Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press, 1982. xiii, 387 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. Series: Language science and national development. Includes bibliographies. VG+ condition in like dustjacket. Grey Cloth.
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$20.00
A Dictionary of Army and Navy Slang

A Dictionary of Army and Navy Slang

by Kendall, Park and Johnny Viney (compilers)

M. S. Mill Co., Inc, 1941. First Edition. Hardcover. 28 unnumbered pages, 2 pages of Foreword, 14 pp. of Army slang, and 12 pp. of Navy slang. First edition (first printing). A very good copy in red cloth covers with title in blue on front cover. Edge and corner wear with mild cover soiling. No dust jacket.
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$20.00
Introduction to the Grammar of English

Introduction to the Grammar of English

by Rodney D. Huddleston

Paperback / softback. New. This textbook provides a thorough and precise account of all the major areas of English grammar. For practical reasons the author concentrates on Standard English and only selected aspects of its regional variation.
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£44.95
The Story of Writing : Alphabets, Hieroglyphs, and Pictographs

The Story of Writing : Alphabets, Hieroglyphs, and Pictographs

by Andrew Robinson

Thames & Hudson, 1995. Hardcover. Like New. Pages are clean and are not marred by notes or folds of any kind. ~ ThriftBooks: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.
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$6.36
Qaraqalpaq Grammar: Part One: Phonology

Qaraqalpaq Grammar: Part One: Phonology

by Menges, Karl H

Morningside Heights: King's Crown Press, 1947. Paperback. Very Good. [Inscribed by Author] Menges, Karl H. Qaraqalpaq Grammar: Part One: Phonology. Morningside Heights: King's Crown Press, 1947. folding linguistic map, xviii, 110p. Original gray wrapper, lettered in red. 22cm. INSCRIBED on endpaper by Menges to Professor Joshua Whatmough.
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$125.00
Pragmatics and Natural Language Understanding

Pragmatics and Natural Language Understanding

by Georgia M. Green

Paperback / softback. New. This text is intended to make issues involved in language understanding, such as speech and discourse, accessible to the widest group possible - scholars and researchers who depend on having a model of how communicative agents understand utterences and expect their own utterances to be understood.
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£38.08
Technical and Scientific French

Technical and Scientific French

by Williams, Edwin B

Boston: D. C. Heath & Company, 1926. Cloth. Good. Bound in dark green cloth with gilt titling. In good+ condition. Some marking to back cover, slight wrinkling to cloth. Browning to end papers. previous owner's signature on front end paper, otherwise very clean throughout. Binding is very good. 428 pages. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall
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£3.00
Language History from 'Language' (1933 Edition) Edited by Harry Hoijer

Language History from 'Language' (1933 Edition) Edited by Harry Hoijer

by Bloomfield, Leonard, 1887-1949. Hoijer, Harry, 1904-1976

NY, Holt Rinehart & Winston [1965]. Soft Cover. vii, 281-512 p., illus., maps; 21 cm. "A reprint of chapters 17-27 of... [the author's] Language (1933)." Bibliography: p. 563. Stock#46805. Vg / soft cover.
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$10.00
Vygotsky and Cognitive Science: Language and the Unification of the Social and Computational Mind

Vygotsky and Cognitive Science: Language and the Unification of the Social and Computational Mind

by Frawley, William

Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1997. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good/very good. 1997. First edition. Hardcover, 8vo. in blue cloth, with dust jacket. 333pp. Very good in very good dust jacket. Edgewear and scuffing to dj, which is unclipped and now housed in mylar. Minor scuffing to boards, edges. Internally bright, clean, and unmarked. Digital images available upon request.
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$56.25
A Descriptive Grammar of Early Old Japanese Prose; Brill's Japanese Studies Library, volume 15

A Descriptive Grammar of Early Old Japanese Prose; Brill's Japanese Studies Library, volume 15

by Bentley, John R

Leiden: Brill, 2001. First printing. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, 2001. Hardcover, 286 pp., Very Good copy, previous owner's name-sticker on the front flyleaf, light creasing or wear to the edges of some of the pages, minor soiling or wear to the book's covers, no dust jacket. Uncommon.
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$70.00
Selection Among Alternates in Language Standardization: The Case of Albanian

Selection Among Alternates in Language Standardization: The Case of Albanian

by Byron, Janet

Paris: Mouton, 1976. Paperback. Very Good. 1976, Edition not stated. Softcover, in Very Good condition, with light shelf wear, and with an owner stamp to the front end paper. There is an author dedication present to the title page.
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$28.10