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Semantics and Cognition
This book emphasizes the role of semantics as a bridge between the theoryof language and the theories of other cognitive capacities such as visual perceptionand motor control. It develops the position that the study of semantics of naturallanguage is the study of the structure of thought, and that grammatical structureoffers a much more important source of evidence for the This book emphasizes the role of semantics as a bridge between the...

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From Hindi to Urdu: A Social and Political History
This book is the first of its kind on the socio-political history of Urdu. It analyses the historiography of the language—narratives about its names, linguistic ancestry, place of birth—and relates it to the politics of identity-construction among the Hindus and Muslims of India during the last two centuries. More importantly, a historical account of the use of Urdu in soc This book is the first of its kind on the socio-political history...

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Japanese for Dummies
Japanese is a wonderful language, very different from European languages. It is also the gateway to the rich culture of the exciting and complex island nation of Japan. Some people get intimidated by the prospect of speaking Japanese–worried that it’s just too complex and different–but these fears are unfounded. While you can devote a lifetime to the study of this or any Japanese is a wonderful language, very different from...

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Experiences in translation
In this book Umberto Eco argues that translation is not about comparing two languages, but about the interpretation of a text in two different languages, thus involving a shift between cultures. An author whose works have appeared in many languages, Eco is also the translator of G?rard de Nerval’s Sylvie and Raymond Queneau’s Exercices de style from French into Italian. In In this book Umberto Eco argues that translation is not...

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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
Written by an anonymous 14th-century poet, this epic poem is recognized as an equal of Chaucer’s masterworks and of the great Old English poems, including “Beowulf.” This edition includes a Preface by Raffel and a new Introduction. Revised reissue. Read...

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Thank You for Arguing: What Aristotle, Lincoln, and Homer Simpson Can Teach Us About the Art of Persuasion
Thank You for Arguing is your master class in the art of persuasion, taught by professors ranging from Bart Simpson to Winston Churchill. The time-tested secrets the book discloses include Cicero’s three-step strategy for moving an audience to actionNas well as Honest Abe’s Shameless Trick of lowering an audience’s expectations by pretending to be unpolished. But it’s also Thank You for Arguing is your master class in the art of...