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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 Author Mary Higgins Clark
ISBN-10 0614976529
Release 1996-05-01
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Mother has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Mother also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Mother book for free.

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

Into the Mother Tongue

Into the Mother Tongue Author Clare Painter
ISBN-10 9781474246590
Release 2015-12-17
Pages 288
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This book offers a systematic linguistic critique of language development studies since the 1960s. It uses systemic theory to explain and interpret the development of child language, with discussions and illustrative texts to explicate the analysis. Painter provides a rich source of data for child language researchers in all fields, and aims to make a systematic theory more accessible to those interested in the ideas put forward by M.A.K. Halliday in his writings on language development.

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.

Mother Tongue Father Time

Mother Tongue  Father Time Author Alette Olin Hill
ISBN-10 0253338794
Release 1986
Pages 162
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"Alette Hill's unusually insightful and captivating style, combined with her breadth of interdisciplinary detail, make this an extraordinary book." -- Wendy Martyna "An insightful look at the changes taking place in this society, and its reflection in our language." -- Come-All-Ye Does a women's language -- a different mother tongue -- exist? With wit and a keen critical sense, Alette Hill shows how the language we speak simultaneously reflects social change as it helps create it for the future.

Mother Tongue

Mother Tongue Author Tania Romanov
ISBN-10 1609521277
Release 2018
Pages 340
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The unrelenting consequences of 100 years of Balkan wars force three generations of Croatian women--Katarina, Zora, Tania--to flee their homelands multiple times. Eventually Tania, a successfully integrated American, journeys back to her fractured homeland with her mother to unravel the secrets of their shared past.

The Mother Tongue

The Mother Tongue Author Sarah Louise Arnold
ISBN-10 HARVARD:32044097064984
Release 1900
Pages 320
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The Mother Tongue has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Mother Tongue also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Mother Tongue book for free.

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.

The Mother s Tongue

The Mother s Tongue Author Heid Ellen Erdrich
ISBN-10 UOM:39015062522845
Release 2005-01
Pages 106
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SHORTLISTED FOR THE MINNESOTA BOOK AWARDS 2006. Poems that consider and figure women's experiences of work, sex, pregnancy, childbirth, and mothering within the particular contexts of the prairie landscape, American Indian cultures and Ojibwe language recovery.

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

Mother Tongue

Mother Tongue Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015078199307
Release 2007
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Research on Mother Tongue Education in a Comparative International Perspective

Research on Mother Tongue Education in a Comparative International Perspective Author Wolfgang Herrlitz
ISBN-10 9789042022782
Release 2007-01
Pages 282
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Pioneering in the comparison of standard language teaching in Europe, the International Mother tongue Education Network (IMEN) in the last twenty-five years stimulated experts from more than fifteen European countries to participate in a range of research projects in this field of qualitative educational analyses. The volume “Research on mother tongue education in a comparative international perspective – Theoretical and methodological issues” documents theoretical principals and methodological developments that during the last decades shaped IMEN research and may enlarge the fundaments of comparative qualitative research in language education in a seminal way. The topics of this volume include:• IMEN's aims, points of departure, history and methodology;• research on the professional practical knowledge of MTE-teachers;• innovation, key incident analysis and international triangulation;• positioning in theory and practice.Also included: the IMEN bibliography 1984-2004 which supplies a complete picture of IMEN research activities from the beginning.

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.