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Hansen, Erik W.
The Synchronic Fallacy introduces a postmodern attitude into the science of language. In accordance with its own Critico-Philological Method the essay is a constructive critique of the transcendent foundationalism of modern synchronic linguistics. Without falling into nihilistic pitfalls of the postmodern mind's antifoundationalism, the author demonstrates both how the static essentialism of modern linguistics turns out to be a transcendent, metaphysical statement of only a section of the everyday language, and how the synchronicity of modern linguistics cannot deliver on its promises to produce empirically relevant and non-shortening descriptions of the dynamic existence of the everyday language. Rehabilitating the Erkenntnisswert of the non-transcendent use of the everyday language - a project with Glossematic, 'Hermeneutical' and 'Deconstructivist' overtones - the Synchronic Fallacy presents an argument against the modern synchronization of historical linguistics and demonstrates the possibility of constructing a historical theory through the introduction of the Existential Function of the everyday language as an implementation of man's temporally structured mind, our historical sense. The essay's critical analyses of the four conceptual pillars of modern, static linguistics -system, structure, state, synchrony - evolve a determination of the temporal-dynamic nature of structure/Structuralism so that the essay's view of our tradition's purported antinomy: 'structure and history', dovetails with the advanced view of language: language change is not to be seen or observed, but comprehended.
Odense University Press, 2001, Paperback, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 8778385822
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Inventory #15537
Price: £ 30.00 GBP ($ 38.70 approx. - € 33.15 approx.)
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Nakajima, Kazuko (editor)
This book addresses current issues of computer-assissted langusge learning (CALL) shared by language-teaching professionals in the new global network society. Focussing on teaching and learning Japanese as a second language, this collection emerged from previously unpublished presentations by leading Japanese scholars. 204pp.
University of Calgary Press, 2002, Cloth, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 155238070X
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Inventory #4347
Price: £ 12.50 GBP ($ 16.13 approx. - € 13.81 approx.)
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Edited By Benyukh, Oleg
Compiled by a consortium of linguists, scholars, and lexicography experts in modern-day Russia to provide the most thorough, accurate, and up-to-date English-Russian dictionary available worldwide. Corners slightly bumped on botton of boards.This dictionary reflects the living language in Russia today, incorporating the latest transitions in word useage, technical terminology, and geographical names. It is the ultimate reference tool for students, scholars, business persons, translators and anyone requiring in-depth coverage of English-Russian vocabulary and pronunciation. 789pp.xviipp.Bottom right corners very slightly bumped.
Hippocrene Books Inc., 1995, Cloth, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No Jacket. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0781803535
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Inventory #20388
Price: £ 15.00 GBP ($ 19.35 approx. - € 16.58 approx.)
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Stenstrom, Anna-Brita
Describes how conversation works, providing a systematic and exhaustive account of the structure of spoken discourse and the diverse strategies speakers use to have a conversation. It is illustrated throughout with excerpts from genuine conversation and contains numerous exercises with suggested answers based on conversations in the London-Lund Corpus of English Conversation. 238pp. N.B. EX LIBRARY. Reference Only Sticker to front cover. Corners slightly bumped and creased. University LIbrary Stamp to half title page.
Longman, 1996, Paperback, Book Condition: Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. Second Impression. Ex Library. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0582071305
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Inventory #29027
Price: £ 7.50 GBP ($ 9.68 approx. - € 8.29 approx.)
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Quirk,Randolph with Supplements By Gimson,A.C. And Warburg,Jeremy
Signed "With Best Wishes Randolph Quirk" on ffep.370pp.
Longmans, 1968, Cloth, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: Very Good/Price Clipped. Enlarged Second Edition. . 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall.
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Inventory #14318
Price: £ 20.00 GBP ($ 25.80 approx. - € 22.10 approx.)
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