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Thoughts and Reflections on Language, Literature, and Performance
By Ruth Finnegan
Series: In search of human culture. Price: $15.99 USD. Words: 63,140. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology / Cultural
What is language and how do humans use and analyze it? And how is it that literature exists, dreamlike, in human culture? In this readable collection the eminent British anthropologist Ruth Finnegan reflects on both the questions and her own answers.
Polythrýleta. Sistemas explicativos y mutación conceptual en el pensamiento griego.
By Editorial Rhesis
Price: Free! Words: 92,090. Language: Spanish. Published: October 13, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Linguistics
Los orígenes de la tradición occidental pertenecen a la categoría de “polythrýleta”cosas muy discutidas. La experiencia griega está transida de una mutación conceptual de surgimiento paulatino y recreación vertiginosa.
Between Us Bilinguals: a fairly unbiased dissertation on monolingual and bilingual views on code-switching
By Ewa Niemiec
Price: $15.00 USD. Words: 43,160. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Linguistics
The author describes code-switching as a natural and universal aspect of bilingual linguistic ability and states that the key to the full understanding of the phenomenon lies in the notion of 'language mode', a unique feature of bilingual competence. The expressed standpoint is illustrated and tested by means of a case study of proficient Polish-English bilinguals...
From Dust to Descartes: An Evolutionary and Mechanical Explanation of Consciousness and Self-Awareness
By M. E. Tson
Price: Free! Words: 65,900. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Linguistics
Beginning with physical reactions as simple and mechanical as rust, From Dust to Descartes goes step by evolutionary step to explore how the most remarkable and personal aspects of consciousness have arisen, how our awareness of the world of ourselves differs from that of other species, and whether machines could ever become self-aware.