Language Myths

Author: Laurie Bauer
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141939109
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The book should have a wide readership not only amongst students who want to read leading linguists writing about popular misconceptions but also amongst the large number of people who enjoy reading about language in general.

Language Myths And The History Of English

Author: Richard J. Watts
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0195327608
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Language Myths and the History of English deconstructs common myths about the historical development of English and looks at the ideological reasons for their existence.

Language And Myth

Author: Ernst Cassirer
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486122271
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In this important study, Cassirer analyzes the non-rational thought processes that go to make up culture. Includes studies of the metaphysics of the Bhagavat Gita, Ancient Egyptian religion, symbolic logic, and more.

Language Myths Mysteries And Magic

Author: K. Stollznow
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137404868
Size: 16.55 MB
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They believe that languagecan transcend the normal and enter the realmof the
paranormal. Language is thought to have special powers and canbe used to
communicate with gods, demons, monsters, aliens, and the dead.From ancient
curses carvedon tablets to modernday affirmations, supernatural language is
usedin an attemptto predictthe future, diagnose and cure disease, attract good
luck, repel bad luck, and to charm and curse. Language Myths, Mysteries and
Magic explores ...

The Language Myth In Western Culture

Author: Roy Harris
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136751459
Size: 38.62 MB
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Language. Myth: What. Would. the. Integrationist. Say? Talbot J. Taylor Am I
conscious? Do you believe that you are reading this sentence? Do you intend to
read the whole article? When I say 'Austin Powers', do you know to whom I am
referring? Did you understand what I just said? An intriguing characteristic of 20th
-century psychology and the philosophy of mind is the debate whether such
questions make any sense. For many psychologists and philosophers claim that
such ...

Port Out Starboard Home

Author: Michael Quinion
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Size: 20.38 MB
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In this entertaining and fascinating new book on the origins of words and expressions, Michael Quinion retells the mythic tales that have become popular currency - the word 'posh' deriving from 'port out, starboard home' - and also tries to ...

English Language Myths

Author: Adam Brown
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Europe
ISBN: 9780071205344
Size: 20.81 MB
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The discussions that focus on Southeast Asia andSingapore in particular make this book very relevant to both English languageteachers and students in the region.

Nation Building In The Post Soviet Borderlands

Author: Graham Smith
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521599689
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Language. myths. and. the. discourse. of. nation-building. in. Georgia. Language
issues have played a large part in the nationalist discourse and in the shaping of
new and transformed national identities in the post- Soviet states: witness the
requirement to learn Estonian built into the citizenship legislation of Estonia and
the return to the Latin script in the Central Asian states.1 Cases such as these
could be subsumed under the heading of language planning, whether in the form
of ...