Language Education

Beyond words sobs hums stutters and other vocalizations

Beyond words : sobs, hums, stutters and other vocalizations

by Steven Connor

 callnumbericon P 40 C66 2014       ED-61729

Language: English  

Publisher: London : Reaktion Books, 2014

Summary:     Aristotle defined voice as 'a particular sound made by something with a soul; for nothing which does not have a soul has a voice'. Beyond Words encompasses human language outside words, the realm of the sounds of the mouth, controlled and automatic, which bring depth, meaning and confusion in equal measure to our communication as humans. Steven Connor takes in the phantasmal life of excitements, identifications and recoils associated with particular groups of vocal utterances - the guttural, the dental, the fricative and the sibilant - and reveals our beliefs, myths and responses to the growls, stutters, ums and ahs of everyday language and exchange. From the moans, whimpers and sobs of human grief, to the playful linguistic twisting of nonsense, Beyond Words probes the fringes and limits of human language, and our definitions and notions of 'voice' and meaning, to challenge our basic assumptions about what it is to communicate and where meaning lies in language. By engaging with the tics, utterances and vocal sounds usually marginalized, trivialized or ignored completely in phonetics and linguistics, Beyond Words presents the reader with a startling and fascinating new way to engage with language itself.

 

Consciousness and second language learning

Consciousness and second language learning

by John Truscott

 callnumbericon P 118.2 T78 2015       ED-61740

Language: English  

Publisher: Bristol, UK : Multilingual Matters, [2015]

Summary:     This book explores the place of consciousness in second language learning. It offers extensive background information on theories of consciousness and provides a detailed consideration of both the nature of consciousness and the cognitive context in which it appears. It presents the established Modular Online Growth and Use of Language (MOGUL) framework and explains the place of consciousness within this framework to enable a cognitively conceptualised understanding of consciousness in second language learning. It then applies this framework to fundamental concerns of second language acquisition, those of perception and memory, looking at how second language representations come to exist in the mind and what happens to these representations once they have been established (memory consolidation and restructuring).

Conversation analysis an introduction

Conversation analysis : an introduction

by Jack Sidnell

 callnumbericon P 95.45 S54 2010       ED-61615

Language: English  

Publisher: Chichester, U.K. ; Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2010

Summary:     Combining the main findings, methods and analytic techniques of this central approach to language and social interaction, along with real-life examples and step-by-step explanations, Conversation Analysis is the ideal student guide to the field. * Introduces the main findings, methods and analytic techniques of conversation analysis (CA) a growing interdisciplinary field exploring language and social interaction * Provides an engaging historical overview of the field, along with detailed coverage of the key findings in each area of CA and a guide to current research * Examines the way talk is composed, and how conversation structures highlight aspects of human behavior * Focuses on the most important domains of organization in conversation, including turn-taking, action sequencing, repair, stories, openings and closings, and the effect of context * Includes real-life examples and step-by-step explanations, making it an ideal guide for students navigating this growing field

Corpus linguistics for grammar a guide for research

Corpus linguistics for grammar : a guide for research

by Christian Jones; Daniel Waller

 callnumbericon PE 1128 A2 J66 2015       ED-61616

Language: English  

Publisher: London : Routledge, 2015

Summary:     Corpus Linguistics for Grammar provides an accessible and practical introduction to the use of corpus linguistics to analyse grammar, demonstrating the wider application of corpus data and providing readers with all the skills and information they need to carry out their own corpus-based research. This book: * explores the kinds of corpora available and the tools which can be used to analyse them; * looks at specific ways in which features of grammar can be explored using a corpus through analysis of areas such as frequency and colligation; * contains exercises, worked examples and suggestions for further practice with each chapter; * provides three illustrative examples of potential research projects in the areas of English Literature, TESOL and English Language. Corpus Linguistics for Grammar is essential reading for students undertaking corpus-based research into grammar, or studying within the areas of English Language, Literature, Applied Linguistics and TESOL.

 

A course in phonetics

A course in phonetics

by Peter Ladefoged; Keith Johnson

 callnumbericon P 221 L335 2015       ED-61741

Edition: 7th ed.

Language: English  

Publisher: Australia : Cengage Learning, [2015]

Summary:     Offering the most current coverage available, A COURSE IN PHONETICS, 7e remains the authoritative text for the study of phonetics. Combining Peter Ladefoged's student-friendly writing style with Keith Johnson's comprehensive presentation, the Seventh Edition introduces concepts of speech production, describes speech in acoustic terms, and teaches practical phonetic skills including IPA transcription. Expanded sections on acoustic phonetics and speech motor control bring instructors up to date and help students use tools for digital inspection and manipulation of speech. Numerous updates include MRI images of vocal tracts. In addition, the thoroughly revised companion website includes interactive exercises, instant spectrograms for every chapter, over 4,000 audio files of nearly 100 languages, and maps keyed to sounds of languages where they are spoken. With its broad overview and numerous examples, A COURSE IN PHONETICS remains the ideal introduction to phonetics-no previous knowledge required!

 

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