Living Language: An Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology

By Laura M. Ahearn

Obtainable and obviously written, Living Language: An creation to Linguistic Anthropology introduces readers to the research of language in real-life social contexts around the globe in the course of the modern idea and perform of linguistic anthropology.

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  • Covers key subject matters equivalent to: language and gender, race, and ethnicity; language acquisition and socialization in teenagers and adults; language dying and revitalization; functionality; language and inspiration; literacy practices; and multilingualism and globalization

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Workbook of Cuneiform Signs (Aids and Research Tools in Ancient Near Eastern Studies)

By Daniel C. Snell

Valuable publication to help one making plans on studying Akkadian/cuneiform grammar--this is a workbook for memorizing the syllabary

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Daniel Snell's Workbook of Cuneiform symptoms has confirmed to be super worthwhile in my introductory reviews within the Akkadian language. frequently, works masking topics akin to cuneiform writing and popularity turn out to be extra based on a reference paintings than a self sufficient student's consultant. in spite of the fact that, this really low-cost instructional for writing and memorizing nearly a hundred and ten cuneiform indicators has confirmed to be not just effortless, yet hugely effective.

I before everything accomplished the e-book over the process 3 months a couple of 12 months in the past. while i started learning the Epic of Gilgamesh in Simo Parpola's paintings, i discovered that I had retained approx. 25% of the data within the workbook (even after a 12 months of being clear of usual touch with the signs). i started dealing with the workbook a moment time beginning in October, and that i came upon that it basically took 20-30 days to accomplish with a lot of the knowledge comfortably coming again to me.

Snell's process is easy, but potent. He introduces the indicators so as of similarity (not not like a typical Akkadian signal record (so I understand), yet explains and demonstrates precisely tips to draw every one signal step-by-step. Following preliminary perform of every signal, the coed plays easy workouts from transliteration to cuneiform and vice versa. on the finish of every part, there's an examination that exams the clients wisdom of the symptoms realized to that juncture. there's a accomplished examination on the finish of the e-book as well.

All in all, i've got urged this workbook to seminary scholars that experience both taken a semester of Akkadian or are planning on doing so. it really is a useful device that turns out to set up a scientific process for studying a posh writing method. hugely recommended.

Joshua Bowen

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A WORKBOOK OF CUNEIFORM symptoms. Aids and learn instruments in historic close to japanese reviews No.3. by means of Daniel C. Snell. a hundred and forty pp. Malibu : Undena courses, 1979. ISBN 0-890003-058-8 (pbk.)
The writer tells us that the assumption for this workbook got here from the 'Japanese Kana Workbook' by means of P. G. O'Neill (Palo Alto and Tokyo : Kodansha overseas 1967), a hugely winning workbook for instructing the japanese syllabary.
Snell's cuneiform workbook supplies an identical process programmed guide that teaches the one hundred ten most often used cuneiform indicators. It teaches the normal Neo-Assyrian signal varieties, and a style encouraging energetic use of the indicators is gifted because an energetic wisdom of the symptoms will stick with the coed longer.
The symptoms are divided into 8 sections. each one part includes step by step workouts and ends with a quiz reviewing the entire symptoms awarded. appendices offer an alphabetic checklist of values taught and a listing of the signs.
The 'Workbook' is designed for domestic learn through scholars in starting Akkadian periods and offers a realistic and systematic creation to the cuneiform writing approach. it may be utilized in conjunction with R. Labat's 'Manuel d'Epigraphie akkadienne' (5th ed., Paris : Geuthner, 1976).
The e-book measures 8.5 by means of 11.0 inches, is well-printed on powerful paper, and is sure in a strong wrapper. In either layout and method it follows O'Neill's well known and powerful 'Kana Workbook' very closely.
Snell's 'Workbook' is a superb booklet which achieves what it units out to do. because it covers basically one hundred ten symptoms, it won't after all flip the person right into a full-fledged scribe. however it can be of price to novices in cuneiform, and it may support dispel a few of the secret which surrounds the attractive yet advanced cuneiform signs.
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5.0 out of five stars first-class November five, 2004
By Recep Sami Ciner
I newly bought this publication. Intuitevely you'll get into memorising cuneiform characters with the aid of this workbook. with no noticing i've got come to discover that i've got memorised approximately forty cuneiforms in an afternoon. I want a few extra complex workbooks equivalent to this is able to be released to aid us to development into turning into complete scribes. I totally recommend.
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5.0 out of five stars one of the best ways To studying Cuneiform March 10, 2007
By Jim
I trust the former comments.

I'm attempting to study Akkadian with assistance from Huehnergard's very good Grammar of Akkadian, and comprehend little or no of cuneiform.

Snell's workbook doesn't educate you grammar yet is so easy to exploit by itself as an reduction to examining and writing cuneiform, drills you bit by bit (one signal at a time), may be learn in snatches in your spare time, doesn't have pretensions , and, all in all, is well-produced.

The e-book looms better than its fee (though I acquired it from a special seller).

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4000 Essential English Words, Volume 5

By Paul Nation

4000 crucial English phrases is a six-book sequence that's designed to target useful high-frequency phrases to augment the vocabulary of freshmen from excessive commencing to increase degrees. The sequence provides quite a few phrases that conceal a wide percent of the phrases that may be present in many spoken or written texts. hence, after learning those aim phrases, inexperienced persons can be capable of absolutely comprehend vocabulary goods after they stumble upon them in written and spoken form.
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Petunia isn't a princess. She does not are looking to be fancy or frilly and she or he definitely does not wish one other little princess relocating in round the corner. yet, while the latest neighbor likes red and hiking timber, might be Petunia could make a brand new buddy and remain precise to her self. This bilingual photo publication good points two-color textual content for simple differentiation of English and Spanish. ideal for bilingual households, school rooms, English and Spanish inexperienced persons.

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French Faux Amis: The Combined Book

By Saul H. Rosenthal

Faux amis (or "false friends") are French phrases that glance and sound like English phrases yet have completely various meanings than what you predict, inflicting power misunderstandings and awkward situations.

French pretend Amis: The mixed Book may also help you keep away from those embarrassing misunderstandings. it is written in conversational language and it is simple and enjoyable to learn. you are going to find out how each one French note differs from the English one and spot it used effectively in instance sentences. and you will find that you're going to examine each one of these pretend amis with no need to consciously memorize them, just because they're so interesting.

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Barron's Japanese Grammar

By Nobuo Akiyama, Carol Akiyama

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A concise precis of eastern grammar is gifted for starting scholars of the language. issues comprise elements of speech, sentence constitution, idioms, and pronunciation recommendation. All eastern phrases are offered phonetically. details of grammar or vocabulary, in addition to topic heads, are published in a moment colour as a quick-reference reduction for college kids. New to this version is a Japanese-English vocabulary list.

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Now within the public area, Latin for newcomers, via Benjamin L. D'ooge, Ph.D. used to be initially released in 1909. The Centurion variation celebrates the a hundredth anniversary of the e-book of the Latin vintage. The textual content has been retypeset and formatted. the entire unique illustrations and plates were integrated (in black and white). whereas nice attempt has been made to stay devoted to the unique released paintings, a few formatting adjustments have been valuable. specified vocabularies were moved from the appendix and positioned with their respective classes. workouts were reformatted from paragraphs into numbered lists. a number of the abnormal verb varieties at the moment are positioned within the lesson fabric as well as the appendix. a brand new index has been generated. As an advantage, integrated after the studying fabric, is the ballad of Horatius from The Lays of Rome by way of Thomas Babbington Macaulay. As this used to be a lecture room textual content, no solution key used to be (or is) incorporated with the ebook.

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The main to upping rankings on standardized exams is perform, perform, practice-and English to the Max offers it for college students in abundance. perform makes ideal, and the fundamental training from greater than 1,200 questions about examining comprehension, writing talents, sentence of completion, and lots more and plenty extra, provides the exact education you want to ace high-stakes English assessments. each one query encompasses a absolutely fleshed-out, precise resolution clarification. This consultant is usually excellent for somebody for whom English is a moment language who're trying to brush up on and increase their wisdom of English for quite a few reasons: standardized exams for prime tuition or collage, expert certification checks, or place of work conversation. English to the Max gains: a number of selection questions with brief definitions and phrases that support make clear the subject unfastened on-line custom-made diagnostic studies, which supply valuable insights for college kids to spot strengths and weaknesses in depth immersion into all very important parts of analysis in language arts research and test-taking the best way to aid verify optimistic results particular parts coated in English to the Max contain: Punctuation, modifiers, subject-verb contract, stressful contract, and antecedent-pronoun contract Sentence constitution fundamentals, with tips on deciding on contextual clues Individualized writing guidance for 3 universal essay varieties: persuasive, expository, and narrative Crafting pleasant introductory, helping, and concluding paragraphs in essays provide your English talents a work out with the exhaustive evaluation fabric within English to the Max-invaluable instruction for the entire demanding situations that contemporary standardized English checks current.

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