The Basics
Author: R. L. Trask
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415340199
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 244
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'Language: The Basics', gently introduces beginning students and general readers to the study of language. Written in an engaging and entertaining style, this book provides a clear overview of the key topics and an explanation of the basic terms and ideas.

Language: The Basics

Author: R.L. Trask
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134635982
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 264
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What makes human language unique? Do women speak differently from men? Just what is the meaning of "meaning"? Language: The Basics provides a concise introduction to the study of language. Written in an engaging and entertaining style, it encourages the reader to think about the way language works. It features: * chapters on 'Language in Use', 'Attitudes to Language', 'Children and Language' and 'Language, Mind and Brain' * a section on sign language * a glossary of key terms * handy annotated guides to further reading. Providing an accessible overview of a fascinating subject, this is an essential book for all students and anyone who's ever been accused of splitting an infinitive.

The Everything Sign Language Book

American Sign Language Made Easy... All new photos!
Author: Irene Duke
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1605507520
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 304
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The appeal of American Sign Language (ASL) has extended beyond the Deaf community into the mainstream—it’s even popular as a class in high school and college. You are guided through the basics of ASL with clear instruction and more than 300 illustrations. With a minimum of time and effort, you will learn to sign: the ASL alphabet; questions and common expressions; numbers, money, and time. With info on signing etiquette, communicating with people in the Deaf community, and using ASL to aid child development, this book makes signing fun for the entire family.

Understanding Language

A Basic Course in Linguistics
Author: Elizabeth Winkler
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 144112411X
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 344
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Understanding Language is the second edition of this introduction to linguistics aimed at all students who are new to the subject. The book is comprehensive in its coverage of the key areas of linguistics, yet explains these in an easy to understand, jargon-free way. Pictures, diagrams, tables and suggestions for further reading together with Grace Winkler's witty prose make this an accessible, student friendly guide which should enable students to navigate this often complicated area of study. Topics covered include: language acquisition speech sounds the make-up of words grammar meaning communication the history of English language variation and change language and technology. This is an essential introduction for any student taking linguistics at university, whether as their main subject of study, or in conjunction with related fields.

Discourse: The Basics

Author: Angela Goddard,Neil Carey
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351757709
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 228
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Humans are social animals and are constantly interacting with each other through conversation, written communication, symbols and other expressions . Discourse: The Basics is an accessible and engaging introduction to the analysis of those interactions and the many forms and meanings they can take. The book draws on a range of international case studies and examples from literature, political speech, advertising and newspaper articles to address key questions such as: What is discourse? Why are there different approaches to understanding discourse? How are individual interactions connected with the larger discourses that frame our ways of thinking and behaving? How can discourse be analysed and researched? Discourse: The Basics includes subject summaries, a glossary of key terms and suggestions for further reading. It will be of particular relevance to students of language and the social sciences but also useful to all students who are interested in how meanings are made.

Sign Language for Kids

A Fun & Easy Guide to American Sign Language
Author: Lora Heller
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 9781402706721
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 95
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Color photographs illustrate sign language for numbers, letters, colors, feelings, animals, and clothes.

Logic: The Basics

Author: Jc Beall,Shay A. Logan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317528603
Category: Philosophy
Page: 312
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Logic: The Basics is an accessible introduction to several core areas of logic. The first part of the book features a self-contained introduction to the standard topics in classical logic, such as: · mathematical preliminaries · propositional logic · quantified logic (first monadic, then polyadic) · English and standard ‘symbolic translations’ · tableau procedures. Alongside comprehensive coverage of the standard topics, this thoroughly revised second edition also introduces several philosophically important nonclassical logics, free logics, and modal logics, and gives the reader an idea of how they can take their knowledge further. With its wealth of exercises (solutions available in the encyclopedic online supplement), Logic: The Basics is a useful textbook for courses ranging from the introductory level to the early graduate level, and also as a reference for students and researchers in philosophical logic.

The Language of the Game

How to Understand Soccer
Author: Laurent Dubois
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 046509449X
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 320
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Just in time for the 2018 World Cup, a lively and lyrical guide to appreciating the drama of soccer Soccer is not only the world's most popular sport; it's also one of the most widely shared forms of global culture. The Language of the Game is a passionate and engaging introduction to soccer's history, tactics, and human drama. Profiling soccer's full cast of characters--goalies and position players, referees and managers, commentators and fans--historian and soccer scholar Laurent Dubois describes how the game's low scores, relentless motion, and spectacular individual performances combine to turn each match into a unique and unpredictable story. He also shows how soccer's global reach makes it an unparalleled theater for nationalism, international conflict, and human interconnectedness. Filled with perceptive insights and stories both legendary and little known, The Language of the Game is a rewarding read for anyone seeking to understand soccer better.

Second Language Acquisition: The Basics

Author: Gregory D. Keating
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317394593
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 40
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Starting from the premise that language instruction should be informed by how humans learn language, this module on second language acquisition (SLA) aims to provide teachers at any level with a comprehensive and up-to-date introduction to the key findings about how second languages are learned in adulthood. This module explores a variety of topics including the mechanisms in the mind responsible for language acquisition, the roles that input and output play in acquisition, and how language develops in the learner’s mind over time. Furthermore, the module explores the many factors believed to impact the outcome of SLA, such as the role of the native language, individual differences in aptitude and motivation, and age of acquisition.

Ten Lectures on the Basics of Cognitive Grammar

Author: Ronald Langacker
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004347453
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 458
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The book offers a basic introduction to the theory of Cognitive Grammar, which claims that meaning resides in conceptualization, and that grammar is inherently meaningful, residing in the structuring and symbolization of conceptual content.


The Basics: The Book That Has Launched Thousands
Author: Dave Franzel
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493029819
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 168
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Quickly and easily master the sailing fundamentals you'll need to get out on the water.

Play Congas Now

The Basics & Beyond
Author: Richie Gajate-Garcia
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
ISBN: 9780769296579
Category: Music
Page: 86
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Play Congas Now approaches conga playing in a very user-friendly way and is a must for all students who wish to learn the basic styles, patterns and techniques from world-renowned artist/teacher Richie Gajate-Garcia. The package contains two CDs with Richie performing all exercises and has play-along tracks to practice with. Styles include Cuban, Puerto Rican, Dominican, pop/rock, funk, and R&B, along with a section on school jazz band use. A complete study of the conga!

Shakespeare: The Basics

Author: Sean McEvoy
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113632089X
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 296
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Now in its third edition Shakespeare: The Basics is an insightful and informative introduction to the work of William Shakespeare. Exploring all aspects of Shakespeare’s plays including the language, cultural contexts, and modern interpretations, this text looks at how a range of plays from across the genres have been understood. Updates in this edition include: Ecocritical, queer, presentist and gendered discussions of Shakespeare’s work Studies of new performances including Tennant and Tate’s Much Ado About Nothing Critical discussions of race and politics in Othello and King Lear Case studies of modern film versions of Shakespeare’s works A chronology of Shakespeare’s work and contemporary events With fully updated further reading throughout and a wide range of case studies and examples, this text is essential reading for all those studying Shakespeare’s work.

Anthropology: The Basics

Author: Peter Metcalf
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134329032
Category: Social Science
Page: 224
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The ultimate guide for the student encountering anthropology for the first time, Anthropology: The Basics explains and explores key anthropological concepts including: what is anthropology? how can we distinguish cultural differences from physical ones? what is culture, anyway? how do anthropologists study culture? what are the key theories and approaches used today? How has the discipline changed over time? This student-friendly text provides an overview of the fundamental principles of anthropology and is an invaluable guide for anyone wanting to learn more about this fascinating subject.

Complete Russian

The Basics
Author: Constantine Muravnik
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
ISBN: 1400024218
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 432
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Learn Russian in 4 Simple Steps. With Living Language Complete Russian: The Basics, you’ll start by learning words, and then you’ll progress to phrases, sentences, and conversations. This simple four-step building block approach will have you speaking with confidence right from the beginning, and you’ll be able to learn gradually and effectively. If you’re confident in your pronunciation, then this coursebook includes everything you need - vocabulary, grammar, culture, and practice. But you can also use this book along with the four hours of recordings included in the Living Language Complete Russian: The Basics compact disc package, which also includes a handy learner’s dictionary. This comprehensive coursebook includes: •40 step-by-step lessons •Practical vocabulary and authentic everyday usage •Simple explanations and plenty of examples •Supplemental sections, including e-mail and internet resources •A comprehensive grammar reference section

ReWRITING the Basics

Literacy Learning in Children's Cultures
Author: Anne Haas Dyson
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 0807772550
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 206
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What are the real “basics” of writing, how should they be taught, and what do they look like in children’s worlds? In her new book, Anne Haas Dyson shows how highly scripted writing curricula and regimented class routines work against young children’s natural social learning processes. Readers will have a front-row seat in Mrs. Bee’s kindergarten and Mrs. Kay’s 1st-grade class, where these dedicated teachers taught writing basics in schools serving predominately low-income children of color. The children, it turns out, had their own expectations for one another’s actions during writing time. Driven by desires for companionship and meaning, they used available linguistic and multimodal resources to construct their shared lives. In so doing, they stretch, enrich, and ultimately transform our own understandings of the basics. ReWRITING the Basics goes beyond critiquing traditional writing basics to place them in the linguistic diversity and multimodal texts of children’s everyday worlds. This engaging work: Illustrates how scripted, uniform curricula can reduce the resources of so-called “at-risk” children.Provides insight into how children may situate writing within the relational ethics and social structures of childhood cultures. Offers guiding principles for creating a program that will expand children’s possibilities in ways that are compatible with human sociability. Includes examples of children’s writing, reflections on research methods, and demographic tables. “Dyson’s ethnographies offer new ways of thinking about writing time and remind us of the importance of play, talk, and social relationships in children’s literacy learning. If every literacy researcher could write like Dyson, teachers would want to read about research! If policymakers took her insights on board, classrooms might become more respectful and enjoyable spaces for literacy teaching and learning that soar way above the basics.” —Barbara Comber, Queensland University of Technology, Australia

Basics of Language for Language Learners, 2nd Edition

Author: Peter W. Culicover,Elizabeth V. Hume
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780814254431
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 264
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Basics of Language for Language Learners, 2nd edition, by Peter W. Culicover and Elizabeth V. Hume, systematically explores all the aspects of language central to second language learning: the sounds of language, the different grammatical structures, the tools and strategies for learning, the social functions of communication, and the psychology of language learning and use.