The Language of London: Cockney Rhyming Slang

By Daniel Smith

This fantastically offered and available advisor is the ideal spouse to studying the words of London's East finish and the fascinating origins in the back of Cockney Rhyming Slang - a language first invented as a mystery code one of the thieves of London's underworld. prepared thematically, instead of alphabetically, this booklet permits the reader to achieve a whole and accomplished knowing of ways to exploit a variety of cockney words in every one given state of affairs. protecting the entire well known, conventional cockney words, in addition to a few extra glossy additions that aren't in addition identified, 1000's of sayings are featured and defined. So, if you're gagging to get your Hampstead Heath into renowned reference at its such a lot attention-grabbing, pull up a conceit reasonable, pour your self a cup of Rosie Lee and get caught into this hugely unique Captain cook dinner.

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Defensa apasionada del idioma español

By Álex Grijelmo

Una reivindicación del español, pero no a costa de otras lenguas sino en diálogo enriquecedor con todas ellas.

Álex Grijelmo defiende el idioma español frente a las amenazas y ataques que sufre: l. a. fuerza invasora de lo sajón, los problemas que afectan al sistema educativo, los angeles extensión de las nuevas tecnologías y el mal uso que a menudo hacen de él los hispano-hablantes.

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The Cambridge Handbook of Endangered Languages (Cambridge Handbooks in Language and Linguistics)

It really is ordinarily agreed that approximately 7,000 languages are spoken internationally this present day and not less than part may possibly not be spoken through the top of this century. This state of the art instruction manual examines the explanations at the back of this dramatic lack of linguistic range, why it issues, and what might be performed to record and aid endangered languages. the quantity is suitable not just to researchers in language endangerment, language shift and language loss of life, yet to somebody attracted to the languages and cultures of the realm. it really is obtainable either to experts and non-specialists: researchers will locate state-of-the-art contributions from said specialists of their fields, whereas scholars, activists and different readers will discover a wealth of readable but thorough and up to date info.

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Mathematics and Humor: A Study of the Logic of Humor

By John Allen Paulos

John Allen Paulos cleverly scrutinizes the mathematical constructions of jokes, puns, paradoxes, spoonerisms, riddles, and other kinds of humor, drawing examples from such resources as Rabelais, Shakespeare, James Beattie, René Thom, Lewis Carroll, Arthur Koestler, W. C. Fields, and Woody Allen.

"Jokes, paradoxes, riddles, and the artwork of non-sequitur are printed with nice notion and perception during this illuminating account of the connection among humor and mathematics."—Joseph Williams, New York Times

"'Leave your mind alone,' stated a Thurber comic strip, and a very entire and convincing research of what humour is may possibly break all jokes perpetually. This ebook avoids that threat. What it does. . .is describe extensively numerous types of mathematical thought and follow them to throw sidelights on what percentage different types of jokes work."—New Scientist

"Many students these days write heavily in regards to the ludicrous. a few in basic terms be capable to be boring. A few—like Paulos—are superb in a wierd endeavor."—Los Angeles instances e-book Review

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Greetings from the Teklimakan: A Handbook of Modern Uyghur, Volume 1

By Tarjei Engesæth, Mahire Yakup, Arienne Dwyer

Our objective is to permit a reader to construct language competence, balancing an knowing of grammar with language utilization within the Uyghur social context. it really is an pressing precedence of ours to make a learner-centered linguistically proficient Uyghur language textbook broadly to be had. For a tremendous significant Asian language (and a tremendous minority language of China), there are strangely few Uyghur fabrics on hand for language beginners.

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Dialectic and Dialogue

This publication considers the emergence of dialectic out of the spirit of discussion and lines the relation among the 2. It strikes from Plato, for whom dialectic is critical to break improper theses and accomplish thinkable being, to Cusanus, to fashionable philosophers—Descartes, Kant, Hegel, Schleiermacher and Gadamer, for whom dialectic turns into the driver at the back of the structure of a rational philosophical procedure. Conceived as a logical company, dialectic strives to disencumber itself from discussion, which it perspectives as basically unintentional or even disruptive of proposal, on the way to develop into a scientific or clinical technique. The Cartesian independent and common but completely monological and lonely topic calls for dialectic by myself to cause competently, but discussion, regardless of its unfinalizable and interruptive nature, is what constitutes the human condition.

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Word and Object (Studies in Communication)

By Willard Van Orman Quine

2013 Reprint of 1960 version. complete facsimile of the unique version, no longer reproduced with Optical acceptance software program. Willard Van Orman Quine starts off this influential paintings via stating, "Language is a social artwork. In buying it we need to rely totally on intersubjectively to be had cues as to what to claim and when." With "Word and item" Quine challenged the culture of conceptual research as a fashion of advancing wisdom. The booklet signaled twentieth-century philosophy's shrink back from metaphysics and what has been known as the "phony precision" of conceptual research. during his dialogue of that means and the linguistic mechanisms of target reference, Quine considers the indeterminacy of translation, brings to mild the anomalies and conflicts implicit in our language's referential equipment, clarifies semantic difficulties hooked up with the imputation of lifestyles, and marshals purposes for admitting or repudiating every one of assorted different types of intended gadgets. A profoundly influential paintings.

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Greed: A Dictionary for the Selfish (The Deadly Dictionaries)

The Seven lethal Sins have sliced up the dictionary and brought what is theirs. not anyone vice is simply too grasping as each one quantity prides itself on having greater than 500 entries. notice enthusiasts will lust after those richly packaged volumes--and as soon as you will have accumulated all seven, you can be the envy of your whole friends.

Greed: A Dictionary for the Selfish

Surprisingly, it did not declare each be aware within the OED (although if it may well, it would). This pocket-sized dictionary swipes merely the main necessary of syllables, in addition to the reader's attention.

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