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The Mother Tongue

The Mother Tongue Author Bill Bryson
ISBN-10 9780062417442
Release 2015-06-02
Pages 320
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With dazzling wit and astonishing insight, Bill Bryson—the acclaimed author of The Lost Continent—brilliantly explores the remarkable history, eccentricities, resilience and sheer fun of the English language. From the first descent of the larynx into the throat (why you can talk but your dog can't), to the fine lost art of swearing, Bryson tells the fascinating, often uproarious story of an inadequate, second-rate tongue of peasants that developed into one of the world's largest growth industries.



Mother Tongue

Mother Tongue Author Demetria Martinez
ISBN-10 9780307538611
Release 2010-05-05
Pages 208
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"It is a great beauty of a book, and I am so proud of you for standing with and for the disappeared. A sister, a lover, a witness." --Alice Walker Mary is nineteen and living alone in Albuquerque. Adrift in the wake of her mother's death, she longs for something meaningful to take her over. Then José Luis enters her life. A refugee from El Salvador and its bloody civil war, José has been smuggled to the United States as part of the sanctuary movement. Mary cannot help but fall in love with the movement and the man. And little by little, she begins to reveal to José Luis the part of herself she has never known. . . . "A book that becomes more timely every day, in our present political climate, and deserves the widest possible audience for its beautiful prose and humanitarian heart." --Barbara Kingsolver "Demetria Martínez has pulled out all the stops: here is truth to arouse any hardened heart; here is the 'insanity' of a woman in love calling forth a revolutionary lucidity. Read it. Get angry. And act." --Luis J. Rodríguez, Author of Always Running From the Trade Paperback edition.



Beyond the Mother Tongue

Beyond the Mother Tongue Author Yasemin Yildiz
ISBN-10 9780823255764
Release 2013-11-01
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bWinner of the Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for Studies in Germanic Languages and Literaturesr bHonorable Mention for The 2014 Laura Shannon Prize in Contemporary European Studiesr Beyond the Mother Tongue examines distinct forms of multilingualism, such as writing in one socially unsanctioned "mother tongue" about another language (Franz Kafka); mobilizing words of foreign derivation as part of a multilingual constellation within one language (Theodor W. Adorno); producing an oeuvre in two separate languages simultaneously (Yoko Tawada); and mixing different languages, codes, and registers within one text (Feridun Zaimoglu).



Mother Tongue

Mother Tongue Author Christine Gilbert
ISBN-10 9780698193925
Release 2016-05-17
Pages 240
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One woman’s quest to learn Mandarin in Beijing, Arabic in Beirut, and Spanish in Mexico, with her young family along for the ride. Imagine negotiating for a replacement carburetor in rural Mexico with words you’re secretly pulling from a pocket dictionary. Imagine your two-year-old asking for more niunai at dinner—a Mandarin word for milk that even you don’t know yet. Imagine finding out that you’re unexpectedly pregnant while living in war-torn Beirut. With vivid and evocative language, Christine Gilbert takes us along with her into foreign lands, showing us what it’s like to make a life in an unfamiliar world—and in an unfamiliar tongue. Gilbert was a young mother when she boldly uprooted her family to move around the world, studying Mandarin in China, Arabic in Lebanon, and Spanish in Mexico, with her toddler son and all-American husband along for the ride.Their story takes us from Beijing to Beirut, from Cyprus to Chiang Mai—and also explores recent breakthroughs in bilingual brain mapping and the controversial debates happening in linguistics right now. Gilbert’s adventures abroad prove just how much language influences culture (and vice versa), and lead her to results she never expected. Mother Tongue is a fascinating and uplifting story about taking big risks for bigger rewards and trying to find meaning and happiness through tireless pursuit—no matter what hurdles may arise. It’s a treat for language enthusiasts and armchair travelers alike. From the Hardcover edition.



Mother

Mother Author Mary Higgins Clark
ISBN-10 0614976529
Release 1996-05-01
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The Mother Tongue Lessons in speaking reading and writing English by S L Arnold and G L Kittredge

The Mother Tongue  Lessons in speaking  reading and writing English  by S  L  Arnold and G  L  Kittredge Author Sarah Louise Arnold
ISBN-10 NYPL:33433069247975
Release 1900
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Native Tongue

Native Tongue Author Suzette Haden Elgin
ISBN-10 9781558617766
Release 2013-08-15
Pages 320
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First published in 1984, Native Tongue earned wide critical praise, and cult status as well. Set in the twenty-second century after the repeal of the Nineteenth Amendment, the novel reveals a world where women are once again property, denied civil rights, and banned from public life. In this world, Earth’s wealth relies on interplanetary commerce, for which the population depends on linguists, a small, clannish group of families whose women breed and become perfect translators of all the galaxies’ languages. The linguists wield power, but live in isolated compounds, hated by the population, and in fear of class warfare. But a group of women is destined to challenge the power of men and linguists. Nazareth, the most talented linguist of her family, is exhausted by her constant work translating for the government, supervising the children’s language education in the Alien-in-Residence interface chambers, running the compound, and caring for the elderly men. She longs to retire to the Barren House, where women past childbearing age knit, chat, and wait to die. What Nazareth does not yet know is that a clandestine revolution is going on in the Barren Houses: there, word by word, women are creating a language of their own to free them of men’s domination. Their secret must, above all, be kept until the language is ready for use. The women’s language, Láadan, is only one of the brilliant creations found in this stunningly original novel, which combines a page-turning plot with challenging meditations on the tensions between freedom and control, individuals and communities, thought and action. A complete work in itself, it is also the first volume in Elgin’s acclaimed Native Tongue trilogy.



The Mother Tongue

The Mother Tongue Author Sarah Louise Arnold
ISBN-10 HARVARD:32044097064984
Release 1900
Pages 320
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Mother Tongue

Mother Tongue Author Joel Davis
ISBN-10 UOM:49015002076710
Release 1994
Pages 352
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Discusses the origins of language, explains how the mind creates words, and looks at the connection between language and consciousness



The Mother Tongue

The Mother Tongue Author
ISBN-10 HARVARD:32044097066336
Release 1900
Pages
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Multilingualism and mother tongue education

Multilingualism and mother tongue education Author Debi Prasanna Pattanayak
ISBN-10 UOM:39015003498683
Release 1981
Pages 185
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In the Indian context.



The Last Word

The Last Word Author Ben Macintyre
ISBN-10 9781408816844
Release 2011-06-01
Pages 320
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Do you know your geek-speak from your geek-chic? Ever wanted to put Humpty Dumpty together again? Can you distinguish Spanglish from Chinglish? We adapt words from other languages, from slang, from developments in science, literature and art. Learn the advantages of having your own signature word; why the lifts in the House of Commons have posh accents; and discover the discreet art of the loophemism. Witty and utterly delightful, The Last Word will tease, tickle and tantalise those who enjoy all things lexical.



Tongue and Mother Tongue

Tongue and Mother Tongue Author Pamela J. Olúbùnmi Smith
ISBN-10 0865439966
Release 2002
Pages 205
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Tongue and Mother Tongue takes on two compelling challenges: the language question and the place and role of the mother tongue in African literature. This collection is the culmination of the fierce, decades-old debate on the question of African literature and its criticism. The fourteen essays range from a variety of critical and theoretical perspectives, covering the theoretical and ideological aspects of the language question, the nature of criticism, the influence of the oral tradition, critical analysis of mother tongue literature and textual analyses.



Foreign Language and Mother Tongue

Foreign Language and Mother Tongue Author Istvan Kecskes
ISBN-10 9781135682736
Release 2000-06-01
Pages 176
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This is the first book that discusses the effect of foreign language learning on first language processing. The authors argue that multilingual development is a dynamic and cumulative process characterized by transfer of different nature, and results in a common underlying conceptual base with two or more language channels that constantly interact with each other. Language representation and processing are discussed from a cognitive-pragmatic rather than a lexical-syntactic perspective. This required the review of several crucial issues of L2 acquisition, such as transfer, vocabulary development, conceptual fluency, and pragmatic skills. The authors also reviewed a large body of literature touching on cognitive psychology, linguistics, psycholinguistics, SLA, philosophy, and education in order to explain multilingual development and the positive effect of foreign language learning on the first language. An important read for linguists and language educators alike, this volume: * attempts to explain multilingual development from a cognitive-pragmatic perspective, * argues that foreign language learning has a positive effect on the development and use of mother tongue skills, * relies on research findings of several different disciplines, * builds on the results of quantitative research conducted by the authors, and touches on a wide range of literature.



Mother Tongue

Mother Tongue Author Julie Mayhew
ISBN-10 9781471405952
Release 2016-08-25
Pages 368
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If you leave home, is your heart left behind? Darya Ivanova is looking forward to September. She has looked after her little sister, Nika, since she was a baby. Now Nika is starting school. Maybe Darya can find a job with her own tidy desk. Perhaps even a boyfriend. But when an unimaginable tragedy strikes, Darya's life plans are fractured. Stalled. She is afraid. What if she never knows real love? What if she never finds somewhere she belongs? If only she could get to Moscow. There, Darya could escape. There, she could become someone else . . . 'Magnificent' Independent on The Big Lie



The Mother tongue and other languages in education

The Mother tongue and other languages in education Author G. E. Perren
ISBN-10 UOM:39015035322711
Release 1979
Pages 113
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Mother Tongue

Mother Tongue Author Betty Quan
ISBN-10 UOM:39015048573920
Release 1996
Pages 46
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Finalist for the Governor General's Award for Drama. Monster, a one-man play, begins in the total darkness of a movie theatre. After a long silence, someone in the audience rudely shushes his neighbour, and the show begins. Daniel MacIvor transforms himself into a series of characters whose lives seem eerily related. There's the young boy who tells the story of the neighbour lad who hacked up his father in the basement. There are alcoholic Al and whiny Janine, the lovers who quarrel, make up, and decide to marry after seeing a movie about a lad who?well, same thing. There's the ex-drunk who dreamed up the movie, but got no credit because he was said to have stolen the idea from a famous unfinished film, a claim that so angered him that he went back on the sauce. And there's the movie maker who made that incomplete epic.