Download A Word In Edgewise Brief Essays On Language eBook. PDF book with title A Word In Edgewise Brief Essays On Language suitable to read on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Available in PDF, EPUB, and Mobi Format.

Social Interaction, Social Context, and Language

Social Interaction, Social Context, and Language Author : Dan Isaac Slobin
Release : 1996
Publisher : Psychology Press
File Size : 33.40 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 962
Read : 451

This collection of essays is a representative sample of the current research and researchers in the fields of language and social interactions and social context. The opening chapter, entitled "Context in Language," is written by Susan Ervin-Tripp, whose diverse and innovative research inspired the editors to dedicate this book to her honor. Ervin-Tripp is known for her work in the fields of linguistics, psychology, child development, sociology, anthropology, rhetoric, and women's studies. She has played a central role in the definition and establishment of psycholinguistics, child language development, and sociolinguistics, and has been an innovator in terms of approaches and methods of study. This book covers a wide range of research interests in the field, from linguistically oriented approaches to social and ethnography oriented approaches. The issue of the relationships between forms and structures of language and social interactions is examined in studies of both adult and child speech. It is a useful anthology for graduate students studying language and social interaction, as well as for researchers in this field.

The Third Shore

The Third Shore Author : Agata Schwartz
Release : 2006-02-03
Publisher : Northwestern University Press
ISBN : 9780810123090
File Size : 31.82 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 761
Read : 534

The events of 1989 that brought an end to the so-called East Bloc may have increased women's opportunities to write and publish, or at least changed the circumstances under which they do so. Still writing from a certain historical and cultural margin, these women from East Central Europe have begun to explore a new freedom whose fruits are displayed to exhilarating effect in this book-a freedom to experiment, to innovate, to create a literature uniquely expressive of their world. This volume for the first time allows English-speaking readers to discover the pleasures of these women's writing. A rich compendium of fiction by twenty-five women from eighteen different nations ranging from Lithuania to Ukraine to Poland, the Czech Republic, Romania, Albania, and Slovenia, The Third Shore brings to light a whole spectrum of women's literary accomplishment and experience virtually unknown in the West. Gracefully translated, and with an introduction that establishes their political, historical, and literary context, these stories written in the decade after the fall of the Iron Curtain are tales of the familiar-of illness and death, love and desire, motherhood and war, feminism, and patriarchy-reconceived and turned into something altogether new by the distinctive experience they reflect.

Mind over Memes

Mind over Memes Author : Diana Senechal
Release : 2018-10-15
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN : 1538115174
File Size : 53.77 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 904
Read : 602

Too often our use of language has become lazy, frivolous, and even counterproductive. We rely on clichés and bromides to communicate in such a way that our intentions are lost or misinterpreted. In a culture of “takeaways” and buzzwords, it requires study and cunning to keep language alive. In Mind over Memes: Passive Listening, Toxic Talk, and Other Modern Language Follies, Diana Senechal examines words, concepts, and phrases that demand reappraisal. Targeting a variety of terms, the author contends that a “good fit” may not always be desirable; delivers a takedown of the adjective “toxic”; and argues that “social justice” must take its place among other justices. This book also includes a critique of our modern emphasis on takeaways, quick answers, and immediate utility. By scrutinizing words and phrases that serve contemporary fads and follies, this book stands up against the excesses of language and offers some engaging alternatives. Drawing on literature, philosophy, social sciences, music, and technology, the author offers a rich framework to make fresh connections between topics. Combining sharp criticism, lyricism, and play, Mind over Memes argues for judicious and imaginative speech.


Language Author : George Melville Bolling
Release : 1963
Publisher :
File Size : 71.45 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 599
Read : 1021

Proceedings of the annual meeting of the Society in v. 1-11, 1925-34. After 1934 they appear in Its Bulletin.

Early American Proverbs and Proverbial Phrases

Early American Proverbs and Proverbial Phrases Author : Bartlett Jere Whiting
Release : 1977
Publisher : Harvard University Press
ISBN : 9780674219816
File Size : 62.49 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 146
Read : 784

p.B. J. Whiting savors proverbial expressions and has devoted much of his lifetime to studying and collecting them; no one knows more about British and American proverbs than he. The present volume, based upon writings in British North America from the earliest settlements to approximately 1820, complements his and Archer Taylor's Dictionary of American Proverbs and Proverbial Phrases, 1820-1880. It differs from that work and from other standard collections, however, in that its sources are primarily not "literary" but instead workaday writings - letters, diaries, histories, travel books, political pamphlets, and the like. The authors represent a wide cross-section of the populace, from scholars and statesmen to farmers, shopkeepers, sailors, and hunters. Mr. Whiting has combed all the obvious sources and hundreds of out-of-the-way publications of local journals and historical societies. This body of material, "because it covers territory that has not been extracted and compiled in a scholarly way before, can justly be said to be the most valuable of all those that Whiting has brought together," according to Albert B. Friedman. "What makes the work important is Whiting's authority: a proverb or proverbial phrase is what BJW thinks is a proverb or proverbial phrase. There is no objective operative definition of any value, no divining rod; his tact, 'feel, ' experience, determine what's the real thing and what is spurious."

Geoffrey Hill

Geoffrey Hill Author : John Lyon
Release : 2012-06-14
Publisher : Oxford University Press
ISBN : 0199586608
File Size : 83.95 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 836
Read : 288

A collection of scholarly essays on Geoffrey Hill, including pioneering work by Rowan Williams and Christopher Ricks, which provides insights into the cultural, literary, political, and theological complexities of a figure thought by many to be the finest living English poet.

Essays on French Comic Drama from the 1640s to the 1780s

Essays on French Comic Drama from the 1640s to the 1780s Author : Derek F. Connon
Release : 2000
Publisher : Peter Lang
File Size : 32.64 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 487
Read : 467

This is a rich collection of essays on French comic drama of the period from the renewal of comic drama in the 1640s to the eve of the French Revolution. The book offers exciting new studies of individual works and authors, while giving full consideration to broader issues. Major authors (such as Molière, Marivaux and Beaumarchais) are treated alongside authors who, while famous in their day and instrumental in the development of the genre, have lesser reputations today. The collection reveals the continuities, variations and new departures in the diverse comic traditions of the period in the different Paris theatres, including both the officially recognised Comédie-Française and Comédie-Italienne and the independent commercial Fair companies.

Essays and Studies

Essays and Studies Author : English Association
Release : 1953
Publisher :
File Size : 22.67 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 824
Read : 814

The Art of the Essay 1999

The Art of the Essay 1999 Author : Phillip Lopate
Release : 1999
Publisher : Anchor
File Size : 82.85 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 657
Read : 842

Pairs a selection of the year's best essays by topic, providing different points of view and highlighting the rhetorical style

The New Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature

The New Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature Author : George Watson
Release : 1972
Publisher : CUP Archive
File Size : 63.59 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 446
Read : 1140

More than fifty specialists have contributed to this new edition of volume 4 of The Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature. The design of the original work has established itself so firmly as a workable solution to the immense problems of analysis, articulation and coordination that it has been retained in all its essentials for the new edition. The task of the new contributors has been to revise and integrate the lists of 1940 and 1957, to add materials of the following decade, to correct and refine the bibliographical details already available, and to re-shape the whole according to a new series of conventions devised to give greater clarity and consistency to the entries.

Dialoganalyse II

Dialoganalyse II Author : Franz Hundsnurscher
Release : 1989
Publisher :
File Size : 49.53 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 387
Read : 739

The Journal of Clinical Ethics

The Journal of Clinical Ethics Author :
Release : 2006
Publisher :
File Size : 62.34 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 933
Read : 467

Chambers Universal Learners' Dictionary

Chambers Universal Learners' Dictionary Author :
Release : 1980
Publisher : Allied Publishers
ISBN : 9788186062142
File Size : 56.75 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 420
Read : 618