Im Spiegel der Sprache

Author: Guy Deutscher
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 340660689X
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Comparative linguistics

"Ich spreche Spanisch zu Gott, Italienisch zu den Frauen, Französisch zu den Männern und Deutsch zu meinem Pferd.' Die scherzhafte Vermutung Karls V., dass verschiedene Sprachen nicht in allen Situationen gleich gut zu gebrauchen sind, findet wohl auch heute noch breite Zustimmung. Doch ist sie aus sprachwissenschaftlicher Sicht haltbar? Sind alle Sprachen gleich komplex, oder ist Sprache ein Spiegel ihrer kulturellen Umgebung - sprechen 'primitive' Völker 'primitive' Sprachen? Und inwieweit sieht die Welt, wenn sie 'durch die Brille' einer anderen Sprache gesehen wird, anders aus? Das neue Buch des renommierten Linguisten Guy Deutscher ist eine sagenhafte Tour durch Länder, Zeiten und Sprachen. Auf seiner Reise zu den aktuellsten Ergebnissen der Sprachforschung geht Guy Deutscher mit Captain Cook auf Känguruh-Jagd, prüft mit William Gladstone die vermeintliche Farbblindheit der Griechen zur Zeit Homers und verfolgt Rudolf Virchow in Carl Hagenbecks Zoo auf dem Kurfürstendamm im Berlin des 19. Jahrhunderts. Mitreisende werden nicht nur mit einer glänzend unterhaltsamen Übersicht der Sprachforschung, mit humorvollen Highlights, unerwarteten Wendungen und klugen Antworten belohnt. Sie vermeiden auch einen Kardinalfehler, dem Philologen, Anthropologen und - wer hätte das gedacht - auch Naturwissenschaftler allzu lange aufgesessen sind: die Macht der Kultur zu unterschätzen." -- Publisher's website.

Linguistics A Complete Introduction Teach Yourself

Author: David Hornsby
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781444180343
Release Date: 2014-07-25
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Written by David Hornsby, who is a current Linguistics lecturer and researcher at the University of Kent, Linguistics - The Essentials is designed to give you everything you need to succeed, all in one place. It covers the key areas that students are expected to be confident in, outlining the basics in clear jargon-free English, and then providing added value features like summaries of key books, and even lists of questions you might be asked in your seminar or exam. The book uses a structure that mirrors many university courses on linguistics - with separate chapters focusing on linguistic thought, syntax, sound systems, morphology, semantics, pragmatics, language acquisition, and much more.

GERMAN TEACH YOURSELF PACK

Author: PAUL COGGLE
Publisher:
ISBN: 0071414029
Release Date:
Genre:

'Teach Yourself German' is the course for anyone who wants to progress quickly from the basics to understanding, speaking and writing German with confidence. This edition retains the tried-and-tested structure of the lessons but has been updated to reflect changes such as the introduction of the euro. The emphasis is on communication throughout with important language structures introduced through dialogues on the accompanying recording. Contents - learn to speak, understand and wite german; progress quickly beyond the basics; explore the language in depth. Includes two 60-minutes CDs.

Teach Yourself Lithuanian

Author: Meilutė Ramonienė
Publisher:
ISBN: 0340915153
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Lithuanian language

'Teach Yourself Lithuanian' is a self-access course for the independent adult learner of Lithuanian as a foreign language. Lively dialogues recorded by native Lithuanian speakers in authentic Lithuanian introduce the language, which is then explained in simple English. Exercises are used to reinforce learning.

Complete Swahili A Teach Yourself Guide

Author: Joan Russell
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071758840
Release Date: 2011-01-14
Genre: Foreign Language Study

It's easy to teach yourself Swahili! Complete Swahili: A Teach Yourself Guide provides you with a clear and comprehensive approach to Swahili, so you can progress quickly from the basics to understanding, speaking, and writing Swahili with confidence. Within each of the 24 thematic chapters, important language structures are introduced through life-like dialogues. You'll learn grammar in a gradual manner so you won't be overwhelmed by this tricky subject. Exercises accompany the texts and reinforce learning in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. This program also features current cultural information boxes that reflect recent changes in society. Features: One and five-minute introductions to key principles to get you started Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress Extra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of the basics of the language

Complete Irish A Teach Yourself Guide

Author: Diarmuid Ó Sé
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071758994
Release Date: 2011-01-10
Genre: Foreign Language Study

It's easy to teach yourself Irish! Complete Irish: A Teach Yourself Guide provides you with a clear and comprehensive approach to Irish, so you can progress quickly from the basics to understanding, speaking, and writing Irish with confidence. Within each of the 24 thematic chapters, important language structures are introduced through life-like dialogues. You'll learn grammar in a gradual manner so you won't be overwhelmed by this tricky subject. Exercises accompany the texts and reinforce learning in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. This program also features current cultural information boxes that reflect recent changes in society. Features: One and five-minute introductions to key principles to get you started Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress Extra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of the basics of the language

Arabic

Author: J. R. Smart
Publisher:
ISBN: 1444100165
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Arabic language

This product is most effective when used in conjunction with the corresponding double CD. - You can purchase the book and double CD as a pack (ISBN: 9781444100174) - The double CD is also sold separately (ISBN: 9781444100181) (copy and paste the ISBN number into the search bar to find these products) Do you want to be able to speak, read and write Modern Standard Arabic confidently? This bestselling course from Teach Yourself, the No.1 brand in language learning teaches Modern Standard Arabic (MSA), used in writing and formal speech throughout the Arabic-speaking world to enable communication between speakers of the various regional varieties of Arabic. This new edition has complete audio support available separately - MP3 compatible. To learn the spoken Arabic of the Gulf region, pick up a copy of Complete Spoken Arabic (of the Gulf), also from Teach Yourself. Complete Arabic is structured in thematic units and the emphasis is placed on communication, so that you effortlessly progress from introducing yourself and dealing with everyday situations, to using the phone and talking about work. By the end of this course, you will be at Level B2 of the Common European Framework for Languages: Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party. Learn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and interactive features: NOT GOT MUCH TIME? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. AUTHOR INSIGHTS Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience. GRAMMAR TIPS Easy-to-follow building blocks to give you a clear understanding. USEFUL VOCABULARY Easy to find and learn, to build a solid foundation for speaking. DIALOGUES Read and listen to everyday dialogues to help you speak and understand fast. PRONUNCIATION Don't sound like a tourist! Perfect your pronunciation before you go. TEST YOURSELF Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGE Extra online articles at: www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of the culture and history of the Arab world. TRY THIS Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

Complete Catalan Beginner to Intermediate Course

Author: Alan Yates
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781444133837
Release Date: 2012-02-03
Genre: Foreign Language Study

- You can purchase the book and double CD as a pack (ISBN: 9781444105650) - The double CD is also sold separately (ISBN: 9781444105667) (copy and paste the ISBN number into the search bar to find these products) Are you looking for a complete course in Catalan which takes you effortlessly from beginner to confident speaker? Whether you are starting from scratch, or are just out of practice, Complete Catalan will guarantee success! Now fully updated to make your language learning experience fun and interactive. You can still rely on the benefits of a top language teacher and our years of teaching experience, but now with added learning features within the course and online. The course is structured in thematic units and the emphasis is placed on communication, so that you effortlessly progress from introducing yourself and dealing with everyday situations, to using the phone and talking about work. By the end of this course, you will be at Level B2 of the Common European Framework for Languages: Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party. Learn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and interactive features: NOT GOT MUCH TIME? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. AUTHOR INSIGHTS Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience. GRAMMAR TIPS Easy-to-follow building blocks to give you a clear understanding. USEFUL VOCABULARY Easy to find and learn, to build a solid foundation for speaking. DIALOGUES Read and listen to everyday dialogues to help you speak and understand fast. PRONUNCIATION Don't sound like a tourist! Perfect your pronunciation before you go. TEST YOURSELF Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGE Extra online articles at: www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of the culture and history of Catalonia. TRY THIS Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

Phonetik Phonologie

Author: Hans Grassegger
Publisher: Schulz-Kirchner Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 9783824804832
Release Date: 2015-10-09
Genre: Artikulatorische Phonetik - Lehrbuch

"Sprache" kommt von "sprechen". Daher erfordert jede Beschäftigung mit dem Phänomen Sprache zunächst einmal grundlegende Kenntnisse über die Bildung und die Funktion von Sprachlauten. Die artikulatorische Phonetik und die Phonologie umfassen diesen Gegenstandsbereich, der sowohl für die Sprach- und Sprechwissenschaften, als auch für logopädische, sprachtherapeutische und sprachdidaktische Zielsetzungen unverzichtbar ist. Das Buch stellt phonetisches und phonologisches Basiswissen in vier Kapiteln dar, wobei u.a. folgende Aspekte angesprochen werden: Anatomie der Sprechwerkzeuge Physiologie der Lautbildung Klassifikation der Konsonanten und Vokale Phonetische Transkription Prosodische Einheiten und Merkmale Phonologische Grundbegriffe Merkmal- und Prozessphonologie Zusätzlich wird mit einer knappen Darstellung von Artikulationsstörungen sowie von prosodischen und phonologischen Störungen eine Brücke geschlagen zum logopädisch-therapeutischen Einsatz dieses Basiswissens. Über 40 Abbildungen, fett umrahmte Definitionen und erläuternde bzw. zusammenfassende Randglossen illustrieren den Text, der sich über ein ausführliches Sachregister mit mehr als 300 Einträgen erschließen lässt. Zu jedem Kapitel gibt es weiterführende Literaturhinweise sowie eine Reihe von Übungsaufgaben mit Lösungsangaben. Damit eignet sich das Buch sowohl als Grundlagenlektüre in Lehrveranstaltungen als auch zum Selbststudium.

Complete Swedish Beginner to Intermediate Book and Audio Course

Author: Ivo Holmqvist
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781444134407
Release Date: 2012-01-06
Genre: Foreign Language Study

This product is most effective when used in conjunction with the corresponding double CD. - You can purchase the print book and double CD as a pack (ISBN: 9781444107173) - The double CD is also sold separately (ISBN: 9781444107180) (copy and paste the ISBN number into the search bar to find these products) Are you looking for a complete course in Swedish which takes you effortlessly from beginner to confident speaker? Whether you are starting from scratch, or are just out of practice, Complete Swedish will guarantee success! Now fully updated to make your language learning experience fun and interactive. You can still rely on the benefits of a top language teacher and our years of teaching experience, but now with added learning features within the course and online. The course is structured in thematic units and the emphasis is placed on communication, so that you effortlessly progress from introducing yourself and dealing with everyday situations, to using the phone and talking about work. By the end of this course, you will be at Level B2 of the Common European Framework for Languages: Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party. Learn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and interactive features: NOT GOT MUCH TIME? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. AUTHOR INSIGHTS Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience. GRAMMAR TIPS Easy-to-follow building blocks to give you a clear understanding. USEFUL VOCABULARY Easy to find and learn, to build a solid foundation for speaking. DIALOGUES Read and listen to everyday dialogues to help you speak and understand fast. PRONUNCIATION Don't sound like a tourist! Perfect your pronunciation before you go. TEST YOURSELF Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGE Extra online articles to give you a richer understanding of the culture and history of Sweden. TRY THIS Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

Freakonomics

Author: Steven D. Levitt
Publisher:
ISBN: 3442154510
Release Date: 2007
Genre:

Sind Swimmingpools gefährlicher als Revolver? Warum betrügen Lehrer? Der preisgekrönte Wirtschaftswissenschaftler Steven D. Levitt kombiniert Statistiken, deren Zusammenführung und Gegenüberstellung auf den ersten Blick absurd erscheint, durch seine Analysetechnik aber zu zahlreichen Aha-Effekten führt. Ein äußerst unterhaltsamer Streifzug durch die Mysterien des Alltags, der uns schmunzeln lässt und stets über eindimensionales Denken hinausführt.

Polnisch f r Dummies

Author: Daria Gabryanczyk
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9783527709724
Release Date: 2013-10-02
Genre:

Mit diesem Buch lernen Sie Polnisch. Neben der Betonung und der Grammatik lernen Sie Redewendungen und Begriffe, mit denen Sie Alltagssituationen meistern: sich auf Polnisch vorstellen, über Ihre Hobbys sprechen oder einen Tisch in einem Restaurant reservieren. Nebenbei lernen Sie die polnische Kultur kennen und bekommen Tipps für das Leben in Polen. Am Ende eines jeden Kapitels gibt es kleine Übungen, mit denen Sie Ihre erworbenen Sprachfähigkeiten leicht prüfen können. Dem Buch liegt eine CD mit Übungen zum Hören und Nachsprechen bei.

Complete Swahili

Author: Joan Russell
Publisher:
ISBN: 1444105612
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

This product is most effective when used in conjunction with the corresponding audio support. - You can purchase the book and audio support as a pack (ISBN: 9781444105629) - The audio support is also sold separately (ISBN: 9781444105636) (copy and paste the ISBN number into the search bar to find these products) Are you looking for a complete course in Swahili which takes you effortlessly from beginner to confident speaker? Whether you are starting from scratch, or are just out of practice, Complete Swahili will guarantee success! Now fully updated to make your language learning experience fun and interactive. You can still rely on the benefits of a top language teacher and our years of teaching experience, but now with added learning features within the course and online. The course is structured in thematic units and the emphasis is placed on communication, so that you effortlessly progress from introducing yourself and dealing with everyday situations, to using the phone and talking about work. By the end of this course, you will be at Level B2 of the Common European Framework for Languages: Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party. Learn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and interactive features: NOT GOT MUCH TIME? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. AUTHOR INSIGHTS Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience. GRAMMAR TIPS Easy-to-follow building blocks to give you a clear understanding. USEFUL VOCABULARY Easy to find and learn, to build a solid foundation for speaking. DIALOGUES Read and listen to everyday dialogues to help you speak and understand fast. PRONUNCIATION Don't sound like a tourist! Perfect your pronunciation before you go. TEST YOURSELF Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGE Extra online articles at: www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of the culture and history of Swahili speakers. TRY THIS Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it. The course is available as a book (9781444105612), as a pack comprising the book and double CD (9781444105629) and as a double CD (9781444105636).

Complete Portuguese

Author: Manuela Cook
Publisher:
ISBN: 1444107690
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Portuguese language

This title is aimed at those who wish to learn Portuguese, but who cannot attend classes. It can also be used as supplementary material for students on formal courses.

Hindi

Author: Rupert Snell
Publisher:
ISBN: 3589015195
Release Date: 2010
Genre: