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1 BAKEWELL, LIZA. Madre: Perilous Journeys With A Spanish Noun.
University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
It began with some graffiti on a wall: A toda madre o un desmadre. Liza Bakewell was in Mexico doing research for her PhD, and although she thought her Spanish was fluent, she had never seen the expression before. When she asked what it meant, she was told that it wasn't proper for a woman to use those words. Intrigued with the way Mexicans shape their language and how language in turn shapes them, Bakewell developed a long list of madre expressions over the years. How can me vale madre mean worthless and Ńque padre! mean marvelous? Why does madre mean whore as much as virgin? Her study is part memoir, part travelogue, and part investigation into a culture and its language. "ŃPadrisimo! No sooner does Liza Bakewell take the helm than it becomes obvious how much joy and enlightenment might come from the study of language."" - Ilan Stavans, author of Spanglish and general editor of The Norton Anthology of Latino Literature Liza Bakewell is a linguistic anthropologist at Brown University. "[A] charming book, a mix of memoir, research and travelogue." -- The Economist "One of Bakewell's goals . . . was to 'write to everyone' and she does . . . with aplomb." -- San Antonio Express News "As people would say, even in this northern borderland of Mexico, ŃQue padre! A wonderful book. What a coup for the University of New Mexico Press."-- Passatiempo 
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2 BELL, ROGER T. Sociolinguistics: Goals, Approaches And Problems.
St. Martin's Press, New York: 1976. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 

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3 CAPLAN, DAVID. Neurolinguistics And Linguistic Aphasiology: An Introduction.
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge: 1993. 0521311950 / 9780521311953 Reprint Edition. Cambridge Studies in Speech Science and Communication Series. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
A comprehensive introduction to the emerging fields of neurolinguistics and linguistic aphasiology stresses concepts from the contributing disciplines of neurology, linguistics, psychology and speech. The contents of this book is as follows: Preface; Part I. Introduction: 1. Issues in neurolinguistics and linguistic aphasiology; 2. Approaches to neuolinguistics and linguistics aphasiology; Part II. Clinical Aphasiology and Neurolinguistics: 3. The discoveries of Paul Broca: localization of the 'faculty for articulate language'; 4. Classical connectionist models; 5. Extensions of connectionism; 6. Objections to connectionism; 7. Hierarchical models; 8. Global models; 9. Process models; 10. Overview of clinical aphasiology and neurolinguistics; Part III. Linguistic Aphasiology: 11. Linguistic descriptions and aphasic syndromes; 12. Disturbances of lexical semantic representation; 13. Disturbances of the sound system; 14. Acquired dyslexia; 15. Disturbances of sentence production: agrammatism; 16. Disturbances of sentence comprehension; 17. Overview of linguistic aphasiology; Part IV. Contemporary Neurolinguistics: 18. Cerebral dominance and specialization for language; 19. Cerebral localization for language revisited; 20. Cerebral evoked potentials and language; 21. Electrical stimulation of the language areas; 22. Towards a theoretical neurophysiology of language; 23. Overview of contemporary neurolinguistics; References; Author index; Subject index. 
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4 CAPLAN, DAVID. Neurolinguistics And Linguistic Aphasiology: An Introduction.
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge: 1993. 0521311950 / 9780521311953 Reprint Edition. Cambridge Studies in Speech Science and Communication Series. s Softcover. Good condition. 
A comprehensive introduction to the emerging fields of neurolinguistics and linguistic aphasiology stresses concepts from the contributing disciplines of neurology, linguistics, psychology and speech. The contents of this book is as follows: Preface; Part I. Introduction: 1. Issues in neurolinguistics and linguistic aphasiology; 2. Approaches to neurolinguistics and linguistics aphasiology; Part II. Clinical Aphasiology and Neurolinguistics: 3. The discoveries of Paul Broca: localization of the 'faculty for articulate language'; 4. Classical connectionist models; 5. Extensions of connectionism; 6. Objections to connectionism; 7. Hierarchical models; 8. Global models; 9. Process models; 10. Overview of clinical aphasiology and neurolinguistics; Part III. Linguistic Aphasiology: 11. Linguistic descriptions and aphasic syndromes; 12. Disturbances of lexical semantic representation; 13. Disturbances of the sound system; 14. Acquired dyslexia; 15. Disturbances of sentence production: agrammatism; 16. Disturbances of sentence comprehension; 17. Overview of linguistic aphasiology; Part IV. Contemporary Neurolinguistics: 18. Cerebral dominance and specialization for language; 19. Cerebral localization for language revisited; 20. Cerebral evoked potentials and language; 21. Electrical stimulation of the language areas; 22. Towards a theoretical neurophysiology of language; 23. Overview of contemporary neurolinguistics; References; Author index; Subject index. 
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5 CHERRY, COLIN On Human Communication: A Review, A Survey, And A Criticism.
The M. I. T. Press, Cambridge: 1971. 0262530066 / 9780262530064 Third Paperback Printing. s Softcover. Very good reading copy. 

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6 LADEFOGED, PETER. Elements Of Acoustic Phonetics.
University of Chicago Press, Chicago: 1972. 0226467856 / 9780226467856 Eighth printing. s Softcover. Very good reading copy. 
Gives an account of some aspects of acoustics for the benefit of linguists and phoneticians. It does not assume any knowledge of physics or mathematics and provides sufficient background in accoustics to facilitate the reader's appreciation of the general principles involved without encumbering him with too many details or with irrelevant material. Includes an Index. 
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7 LAKOFF, GEORGE & JOHNSON, MARK. Metaphors We Live By.
University of Chicago Press, Chicago and London: 2003. This edition contains a New Afterword s Softcover. Brand new book. 
The now-classic Metaphors We Live By changed our understanding of metaphor and its role in language and the mind. Metaphor, the authors explain, is a fundamental mechanism of mind, one that allows us to use what we know about our physical and social experience to provide understanding of countless other subjects. Because such metaphors structure our most basic understandings of our experience, they are "metaphors we live by"—metaphors that can shape our perceptions and actions without our ever noticing them. In this updated edition of Lakoff and Johnson's influential book, the authors supply an afterword surveying how their theory of metaphor has developed within the cognitive sciences to become central to the contemporary understanding of how we think and how we express our thoughts in language. Contents Preface Acknowledgments 1. Concepts We Live By 2. The Systematicity of Metaphorical Concepts 3. Metaphorical Systematicity: Highlighting and Hiding 4. Orientational Metaphors 5. Metaphor and Cultural Coherence 6. Ontological Metaphors 7. Personification 8. Metonymy 9. Challenges to Metaphorical Coherence 10. Some Further Examples 11. The Partial Nature of Metaphorical Structuring 12. How Is Our Conceptual System Grounded? 13. The Grounding of Structural Metaphors 14. Causation: Partly Emergent and Partly Metaphorical 15. The Coherent Structuring of Experience 16. Metaphorical Coherence 17. Complex Coherences across Metaphors 18. Some Consequences for Theories of Conceptual Structure 19. Definition and Understanding 20. How Metaphor Can Give Meaning to Form 21. New Meaning 22. The Creation of Similarity 23. Metaphor, Truth, and Action 24. Truth 25. The Myths of Objectivism and Subjectivism 26. The Myth of Objectivism in Western Philosophy and Linguistics 27. How Metaphor Reveals the Limitations of the Myth of Objectivism 28. Some Inadequacies of the Myth of Subjectivism 29. The Experientialist Alternative: Giving New Meaning to the Old Myths 30. Understanding Afterword References 
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8 LAKOFF, GEORGE & JOHNSON, MARK. Metaphors We Live By.
University of Chicago Press, Chicago and London: 2003. 0226468011 / 9780226468013 Eighth Printing. s Softcover. Very good condition. 
The now-classic Metaphors We Live By changed our understanding of metaphor and its role in language and the mind. Metaphor, the authors explain, is a fundamental mechanism of mind, one that allows us to use what we know about our physical and social experience to provide understanding of countless other subjects. Because such metaphors structure our most basic understandings of our experience, they are "metaphors we live by"—metaphors that can shape our perceptions and actions without our ever noticing them. In this updated edition of Lakoff and Johnson's influential book, the authors supply an afterword surveying how their theory of metaphor has developed within the cognitive sciences to become central to the contemporary understanding of how we think and how we express our thoughts in language. Contents Preface Acknowledgments 1. Concepts We Live By 2. The Systematicity of Metaphorical Concepts 3. Metaphorical Systematicity: Highlighting and Hiding 4. Orientational Metaphors 5. Metaphor and Cultural Coherence 6. Ontological Metaphors 7. Personification 8. Metonymy 9. Challenges to Metaphorical Coherence 10. Some Further Examples 11. The Partial Nature of Metaphorical Structuring 12. How Is Our Conceptual System Grounded? 13. The Grounding of Structural Metaphors 14. Causation: Partly Emergent and Partly Metaphorical 15. The Coherent Structuring of Experience 16. Metaphorical Coherence 17. Complex Coherences across Metaphors 18. Some Consequences for Theories of Conceptual Structure 19. Definition and Understanding 20. How Metaphor Can Give Meaning to Form 21. New Meaning 22. The Creation of Similarity 23. Metaphor, Truth, and Action 24. Truth 25. The Myths of Objectivism and Subjectivism 26. The Myth of Objectivism in Western Philosophy and Linguistics 27. How Metaphor Reveals the Limitations of the Myth of Objectivism 28. Some Inadequacies of the Myth of Subjectivism 29. The Experientialist Alternative: Giving New Meaning to the Old Myths 30. Understanding Afterword References 
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9 LORD, ROBERT. Comparative Linguistics.
St Paul's House, London: 1974. 0340151528 / 9780340151525 Second Edition. Teach Yourself Books. s Softcover. Good condition. 
Provides an historical approach to the study of languages, and in particular examines how languages have come to be as they now are as a result of the interplay of language structure and human social behavior. Comparative Linguistics traces the evolution of languages and, by comparing one with another, establishes the relationships between them. Includes an Index. 
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10 LYONS, JOHN. Noam Chomsky.
The Viking Press, New York: 1974 0670019119 / 9780670019113 Seventh Printing. s Softcover. Very good reading copy. 
In the arena of political debate, Noam Chomsky has become renowned for his radical critiques of American foreign policy. But scholars and students in the field of linguistics have long looked upon their most dynamic and influential colleague as one who speaks with unrivaled authority on all aspects of grammatical theory. Includes an Index. 
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11 LYONS, JOHN. Noam Chomsky.
The Viking Press, New York: 1974 0670019119 / 9780670019113 Second Printing. s Softcover. Reading copy. Library discard. 
In the arena of political debate, Noam Chomsky has become renowned for his radical critiques of American foreign policy. But scholars and students in the field of linguistics have long looked upon their most dynamic and influential colleague as one who speaks with unrivaled authority on all aspects of grammatical theory. Includes an Index. 
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12 MAHER, JOHN & GROVES, JUDY; APPIGNANESI, RICHARD (EDITOR). Introducing Chomsky.
Icon Books, Cambridge / Totem Books, New York: 1998. 1874166420 / 9781874166429 Reprint Edition. s Softcover. Good condition. 
Traces Chomsky's understanding of the cognitive realities involved in the use of language, and the technical apparatus needed to represent it. The book also describes Chomsky's radical critique of the institutions of power and the pathways of oppression, and his commitment to freedom and justice. Includes an Index. 
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13 MELNAR, LYNETTE R. Caddo Verb Morphology.
University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln: 2008. Studies in the Native Languages of the Americas Series. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
At the time of European contact with Native communities, the Caddos (who call themselves the Hasinai) were accomplished traders living in the southern plains. Their communities occupied parts of present-day Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma. It was early Spanish explorers who named a part of this territory "Texas," borrowing the Caddo word for "friend." Today there are approximately thirty-five hundred Caddos, most of whom live in Oklahoma. Their original language, which is related to the Plains languages—Pawnee, Arikara, Kitsai, and Wichita—is rapidly dying and is spoken only by a diminishing number of Caddo elders. Drawing on interviews with Caddo speakers, tapes made by earlier researchers, and written accounts, Lynette R. Melnar provides the first full-length overview and analysis of Caddo grammar. Because Caddo is an extremely complex language, Melnar's clear description will be important to linguists in general as well as to those specializing in Native languages. Caddo Verb Morphology is an essential contribution to our understanding of the Caddos' traditional world in particular and of Native America in general. Lynette R. Melnar has a PhD in linguistics and is a research scientist for Motorola Labs. "[Caddo Verb Morphology] is sure to gain a reputation as the definitive description of what must be one of the world's most interesting polysynthetic morphologies. Melnar is to be congratulated on her detailed and insightful analysis, but also on the lucidity with which she presents it."—Wallace Chafe, author of Meaning and the Structure of Language "A clear, organized, coherent description of the way meanings are expressed in Caddo verbs. . . . The loss of such languages impoverishes our knowledge of ourselves. We must be grateful to scholars like Melnar and Chafe, however, for providing us with at least a little peak into otherwise unacknowledged ways in which our brains can enable thought and communication."—David S. Rood, Great Plains Research "The yield of considerable thought, hard work, and language analysis. . . . We are pleased to note its publication for the benefit of those interested in the history of our region."—East Texas Historical Journal "Her examination of Caddo is exemplary: thorough, detailed, and methodologically sound. She writes primarily for linguists but is careful to always identify terms and procedures. . . . Caddo Verb Morphology is a good book that will certainly become one of the central documents for the study of Caddo and the Caddo language family and an important text for Native American linguistics. "—Martin M. Jacobsen, Southwestern American Literature 
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14 O'NEILL, SEAN. Cultural Contact And Linguistic Relativity Among The Indians Of Northwestern California.
University of Oklahoma Press, Norman: 2008. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
Examines the linguistic relativity principle in relation to the Hupa, Yurok, and Karuk Indians. Despite centuries of intertribal contact, the American Indian peoples of northwestern California have continued to speak a variety of distinct languages. At the same time, they have come to embrace a common way of life based on salmon fishing and shared religious practices. In this thought-provoking re-examination of the hypothesis of linguistic relativity, Sean O'Neill looks closely at the Hupa, Yurok, and Karuk peoples to explore the striking juxtaposition between linguistic diversity and relative cultural uniformity among their communities. O'Neill examines intertribal contact, multilingualism, storytelling, and historical change among the three tribes, focusing on the traditional culture of the region as it existed during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. He asks important historical questions at the heart of the linguistic relativity hypothesis: Have the languages in fact grown more similar as a result of contact, multilingualism, and cultural convergence? Or have they instead maintained some of their striking grammatical and semantic differences? Through comparison of the three languages, O'Neill shows that long-term contact among the tribes intensified their linguistic differences, creating unique Hupa, Yurok, and Karuk identities. If language encapsulates worldview, as the principle of linguistic relativity suggests, then this region's linguistic diversity is puzzling. Analyzing patterns of linguistic accommodation as seen in the semantics of space and time, grammatical classification, and specialized cultural vocabularies, O'Neill resolves the apparent paradox by assessing long-term effects of contact. Illustrations: 25 black and white illustrations, 1 map. Sean O'Neill is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Oklahoma. He is coeditor of The Collected Works of Edward Sapir, volume 14. 
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15 PEI, MARIO A. AND GAYNOR, FRANK. A Dictionary Of Linguistics.
Philosophical Library, New York: 1954. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
A reference for students and workers in the fields of grammar and language study, philology and historical linguistics, phonetics, phonemics and structural linguistics. 
Price: 8.31 USD
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16 PEI, MARIO. Invitation To Linguistics: A Basic Introduction To The Science Of Language.
Doubleday, Garden City: 1965. First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
A clear and concise guide to an appreciation of the rapidly expanding modern science of language by one of the world's foremost philologists. Writing in an engaging, lucid style, Dr. Pei presents a fascinating summing-up that will appeal to student, scholar, and layman alike. Includes an Index. 
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17 POTTER. SIMEON. Modern Linguistics.
W. W. Norton & Company, New York: 1957. s Softcover. Very good reading copy. Underlining on pages. 

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18 ROBERTSON, JOHN S; LAW, DANNY; HAERTEL, ROBBIE A. Colonial Ch'olti': The Seventeenth Century Moran Manuscript.
University of Oklahoma Press, Norman: 2010. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
At the time of the Spanish conquest, Ch'olti' was spoken throughout much of the southern Maya lowlands in what is present-day Petn and Chiquimula, and is closely related to that spoken by the authors of the Classic Maya inscriptions. This book presents for the first time a facsimile, transcription, English and Spanish translation, and grammatical analysis of the Moran Manuscript, a Colonial-era document that provides the sole attestation of Ch'olti'. In addition to its value as a chronicle of the Colonial period, the Moran Manuscript is crucial to our understanding of the Classic Maya, particularly their language, captured in thousands of intricately carved and painted hieroglyphic inscriptions. Robertson, Law, and Haertel, regarded as the ablest interpreters of Ch'olti' now working in Mayan linguistics, provide not only a painstaking presentation of language data but also a detailed history of the manuscript itself. They discuss the document's probable authorship, investigate where and by whom Ch'olti' was spoken at contact, and infer how speakers maintained their expressive capabilities in the face of colonial oppression. The transcribed Ch'olti' texts feature an orthographically standardized version with a morpheme-by-morpheme gloss, a literal English translation that preserves many of the poetic structures and metaphors, and a flowing translation in both English and Spanish. The publication of this document marks a major contribution to the fields of Maya epigraphy, Mayan linguistics, ethnohistory, and Mesoamerican languages. It will serve as the definitive presentation of the Moran Manuscript and stand as a major contribution to further understanding the language of the Maya inscriptions in Mexico and Guatemala. 
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19 STALIN, J. V. Marxism And Problems Of Linguistics.
Foreign Language Press, Peking: 1976. Second Printing. s Softcover. Very good condition. 

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20 STURTEVANT, EDGAR H. An Introduction To Linguistic Science.
Yale University Press. New Haven and London: 1948. Third Printing. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Reading copy. 
This volume is intended for readers with no previous knowledge of linguistics. Technical terms have generally been avoided if the teminology of ordinary speech would do instead, and such technical terms as seemed necessary have been explained. Includes an Index. 
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