Language Matters

Language Matters: A Guide to Everyday Questions About Language, 2 Ed (repost)

Donna Jo Napoli , Vera Lee-Schoenfeld, "Language Matters: A Guide to Everyday Questions About Language, 2 Ed"
English | 2010 | ISBN: 0199735719 | 256 pages | PDF | 1 MB
Language Matters: A Guide to Everyday Questions About Language, 2 Ed (repost)

Donna Jo Napoli , Vera Lee-Schoenfeld, "Language Matters: A Guide to Everyday Questions About Language, 2 Ed"
English | 2010 | ISBN: 0199735719 | 256 pages | PDF | 1 MB

Is Ebonics really a dialect or simply bad English? Do women and men speak differently? Will computers ever really learn human language? Does offensive language harm children? These are only a few of the issues surrounding language that crop up every day. Most of us have very definite opinions on these questions one way or another. Yet as linguists Donna Jo Napoli and Vera Lee-Schoenfeld point out in this short and thoroughly readable volume, many of our most deeply held ideas about the nature of language and its role in our lives are either misconceived or influenced by myths and stereotypes.
Language Matters: A Guide to Everyday Questions About Language,2 Ed

Donna Jo Napoli , Vera Lee-Schoenfeld, "Language Matters: A Guide to Everyday Questions About Language,2 Ed"
Oxford University Press, USA | 2010 | ISBN: 0199735719 | 256 pages | PDF | 1,1 MB
Language Matters: A Guide to Everyday Questions About Language, Second Edition

Language Matters: A Guide to Everyday Questions About Language, Second Edition
Oxford University Press | July-8-2010 | ISBN: 0199735719 | 256 pages | PDF | 1MB

Is Ebonics really a dialect or simply bad English? Do women and men speak differently? Will computers ever really learn human language? Does offensive language harm children? These are only a few of the issues surrounding language that crop up every day. Most of us have very definite opinions on these questions one way or another. Yet as linguists Donna Jo Napoli and Vera Lee-Schoenfeld point out in this short and thoroughly readable volume, many of our most deeply held ideas about the nature of language and its role in our lives are either misconceived or influenced by myths and stereotypes.

Why Language Matters for Theory of Mind  

Posted by innofidelity at Aug. 6, 2007
Why Language Matters for Theory of Mind

Why Language Matters for Theory of Mind
Oxford University Press, USA | Number Of Pages: 368 | Publication Date: 2005-02-25 | ISBN:0195159918 | 24MB

"Theory of mind" is the phrase researchers use to refer to children's understanding of people as mental beings, who have beliefs, desires, emotions, and intentions, and whose actions and interactions can be interpreted and explained by taking account of these mental states. The gradual development of children's theory of mind, particularly during the early years, is by now well described in the research literature. What is lacking, however, is a decisive explanation of how children acquire this understanding. Recent research has shown strong relations between children's linguistic abilities and their theory of mind. Yet exactly what role these abilities play is controversial and uncertain. The purpose of this book is to provide a forum for the leading scholars in the field to explore thoroughly the role of language in the development of the theory of mind. This volume will appeal to students and researchers in developmental and cognitive psychology.

Birth Matters: A Midwife's Manifesta  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by free4magazines at Aug. 25, 2016
Birth Matters: A Midwife's Manifesta

Birth Matters: A Midwife's Manifesta
Language: English | EPUB | ISBN-10: 1583229272 | 2011 | 272 pages | 3 MB

Renowned for her practice's exemplary results and low intervention rates, Ina May Gaskin has gained international notoriety for promoting natural birth. She is a much-beloved leader of a movement that seeks to stop the hyper-medicalization of birth—which has lead to nearly a third of hospital births in America to be cesarean sections—and renew confidence in a woman's natural ability to birth.

Awareness Matters: Language, Culture, Literacy  

Posted by AlenMiler at Jan. 26, 2016
Awareness Matters: Language, Culture, Literacy

Awareness Matters: Language, Culture, Literacy by Claudia Finkbeiner
English | Aug. 5, 2014 | ISBN: 1138021423 | 251 Pages | AZW3/EPUB/PDF (conv) | 9.71 MB

This collection argues that being aware of and reflecting on language form and language use is a powerful tool, not only in language learning, but also in wider society.
Knowledge and Discourse Matters: Relocating Knowledge Management’s Sphere of Interest onto Language

Knowledge and Discourse Matters: Relocating Knowledge Management’s Sphere of Interest onto Language by Lesley Crane
English | 2015 | ISBN: 1118931858 | 336 pages | PDF | 1,3 MB

English Matters Magazine • Number 51 • Issue 2015-03/04  Magazines

Posted by chesskom at March 8, 2015
English Matters Magazine • Number 51 • Issue 2015-03/04

English Matters #51 • Issue 2015-03/04
MAGAZINE with LANGUAGE GUIDE, VOCABULARY, WORKSHEET and AUDIO
English/Polish | MP3, PDF 62 pages | 130.35 MB

A bimonthly magazine for the learners of English at intermediate and upper intermediate levels. Some articles accompanied by audio. All texts followed by wordlists. Features current events, culture, biographies, ecology, travel, and leisure.
Multilingualism in European Bilingual Contexts: Language Use and Attitudes (Multilingual Matters) (Repost)

Multilingualism in European Bilingual Contexts: Language Use and Attitudes (Multilingual Matters) by David Lasagabaster
English | 2006 | ISBN: 1853599301 | 264 Pages | PDF | 2 MB

Despite the spread of multilingualism, the number of research studies in multilingual contexts is scarce.