Review: Writing Systems: An Introduction to Their Linguistic Analysis

www.goodreads.com/book/show/16641082-writing-systems libgen.org/search.php?req=coulmas+writing&open=0&view=simple&phrase=1&column=def I read this book as part of background reading for my bachelor (which im writing here) after seeing it referred to in a few other books. As a textbook it seems fine, except for the chapter dealing with psycholinguistics. Nearly all the references in this section are clearly dated, and the author is…

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Review + comments: Analyzing Grammar, An Introduction (Paul R. Kroeger, 2005)

Cambridge.University.Press.Analyzing.Grammar.An.Introduction.Jun.2005 free pdf download   Overall, there is nothing much to say about this book. It covers most stuff. Neither particularly good, or interesting, or particularly bad or uninteresting, IMO. — Forexample, what is the meaning of the word hello? What information does it convey? It is a very difficult word to define, but every…

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Paper: Social Structure and Language Structure: the New Nomothetic Approach

Social Structure and Language Structure the New Nomothetic Approach found via Gene Expression, blogs.discovermagazine.com/gnxp/2013/01/a-correlation-between-acacia-trees-and-tonal-languages/ Recent studies have taken advantage of newly available, large-scale, cross-linguistic data and new statistical techniques to look at the relationship between language structure and social structure. These ‘nomothetic’ approaches contrast with more traditional approaches and a tension is observed between proponents…

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