The Ancient Egyptian Language
James P. Allen
This book, the first of its kind, examines how the phonology and grammar of the ancient Egyptian language changed over more than three thousand years of its history, from the first appearance of written documents, c.3250 BC, to the Coptic dialects of the second century AD and later.
The Language of Life and Death
Labov extends his widely used framework for narrative analysis to matters of greatest human concern: accounts of the danger of death, violence, premonitions, and large-scale community conflicts. This book provides a rich range of narratives that grip the reader’s attention together with an analysis of how it is done.
Linguistics and Evolution
Julie Tetel Andresen
Evolutionary linguistics has rapidly developed in recent years. Informed by the latest findings in evolutionary theory, this book sets language within the context of human biology and development by taking ideas from fields such as psychology, neurology, biology, anthropology, genetics and cognitive science.
Research Methods in Linguistics
Robert J. Podesva and Devyani Sharma
A comprehensive guide to conducting research projects in linguistics, this book provides a complete training in data collection, processing, and analysis techniques. Covering the full range of methods used across the field, this student-friendly text is also a helpful reference source for the more experienced researcher and practitioner.
The Phonological Mind
Humans weave phonological patterns instinctively. We contrast dogs and gods, favour blogs to lbogs; we form patterns at birth and, like songbirds, we do so spontaneously. This book explores the basis of this human capacity through a rich interdisciplinary perspective, ranging from linguistics and neuroscience to cognitive science and genetics.
Dániel Z. Kádár and Michael Haugh
This groundbreaking exploration navigates the reader through the fascinating area of politeness. With its reader-friendly style, carefully constructed exercises and useful glossary, Understanding Politeness will be welcomed by both researchers and postgraduate students working on politeness, pragmatics and sociolinguistics.