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Recent Books on Linguistics and Language Acquisition at the Shatford Library

Abley, Mark. Spoken Here: Travels among Threatened Languages. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2003. (417.7 A 1)

Aitchison, Jean. The Seeds of Speech: Language Origin and Evolution.
Cambridge, [Eng.]: Cambridge University Press, 1996.
(400 A 2)

Anderson, Stephen R. Doctor Dolittle’s Delusion: Animals and the Uniqueness of Human Language. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2004. (591.59 A 1)

Armstrong, David F. Original Signs: Gesture, Sign and the Sources of
Language. Washington, D.C.: Gallaudet University Press, 1999.
(401 A 2)

Baker, Mark C. The Atoms of Language. New York: Basic Books,
2001. (400 B 2)

Bardige, Betty Lynn Segal. At a Loss for Words: How America Is Failing Our Children and What We Can Do About It. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2005. (401.93 B 2)

Barnhart, David K. and Allan A. Metcalf. America in So Many Words:
Words That Have Shaped America. Boston: Houghton Mifflin,
1997. (422 B 1)

Barsamian, David and Noam Chomsky. Propaganda and the Public
Mind: Conversations with Noam Chomsky. Cambridge, Mass.: South End Press, 2001. (410 C 2-9)

Barsky, Robert F. Noam Chomsky: a Life of Dissent. Cambridge,
Mass.: MIT Press, 1998, c1997. (410 C 2-7)
Bassnett, Susan. Translation Studies. New York: Routledge, 2002. (418.02 B 1)

Beach, Richard and Jamie Myers. Inquiry-Based English Instruction:
Engaging Students in Life and Literature. New York: Teachers
College Press, 2000. (420.7 B 1)

Bloom, Paul. How Children Learn the Meanings of Words. Cambridge,
Mass.: MIT Press, 2000. (401.93 B 1)

Bonvillain, Nancy. Language, Culture, and Communication: the Meaning of Messages. 4th ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2003. (306.44 B 1)

Bouissac, Paul, ed. Encyclopedia of Semiotics. New York: Oxford
University Press, 1998. (REF 401.41 E 1)

Braidi, Susan M. The Acquisition of Second Language Syntax.
London: Arnold, 1999. (418 B 2)

Brown, H. Douglas. Breaking the Language Barrier: Creating Your Own Pathway to Success. Yarmouth, ME: Intercultural Press, 1991 (418 B 1)

Brown, James Isaac and Thomas E. Pearsall. Better Spelling: Four-
Teen Steps to spelling Improvement. Lexington, MA: Heath,
1992. (421.42 B 1, 1992)

Bynon, Theodora. Historical Linguistics. New York: Cambridge UP, 1983. (417.7 B 1)

Bryson, Bill. Made in America: An Informal History of the English
Language in the United States. New York: Morrow, 1994.
(420.973 B 1)

_____. The Mother Tongue: English & How It Got That Way. New
York, Morrow, 1990. (420.9 B 7)

Burchfield, R. W. Unlocking the English Language. New York: Hill
And Wang, 1991. (420 B 3)

Campbell, George L. Concise Compendium of the World’s Languages.
London: Routledge, 1995. (REF 401 C 6)

Carr, Philip. English Phonetics and Phonology: An Introduction.
Oxford: Blackwell, 1999. (418 B 1)

Cattell, N. R. Children’s Language: Consensus and Controversy.
London: Cassell, 2000. (401.03 C 1)

Cavalli-Sforza, L. L. Genes, Peoples, and Languages. New York: North Point Press, 2000. (599.938 C 1-2)

Celce-Murcia, Marianne, Diane Larsen-Freeman and Howard Alan
Williams. The Grammar Book: an ESL/EFL Teacher’s Course.
Boston: Heinle & Heinle, 1999. (420.7 C 1)

Chomsky, Noam. New Horizons in the Study of Language and Mind.
Cambridge [Eng.]: Cambridge University Press, 2000.
(401 C 7)

Cochrane, Robertson. Wordplay: Origins, Meanings, and Usage of English Language. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1996 (422 C 3)

Comrie, Bernard, ed. The World’s Major Languages. New York: Oxford University Press, 1990, c1987. (409 W 1 1990)

Comrie, Bernard, Stephen Matthews and Maria Polinsky, eds. The
Atlas of Languages: the Origin and Development of Languages
Throughout the World. New York: Facts on File, 1996.
(400 A 1)

Cook, V. J. Inside Language. London: Arnold, 1997. (410 C 3)

Corballis, Michael C. From Hand to Mouth: the Origins of Language.
Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2002. (401 C 8)

Crystal, David. The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Language.
Cambridge [Eng.]: Cambridge University Press, 2003.
(REF 420 C 2 2003)

_____. The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language. Cambridge
[Eng.]: Cambridge University Press, 1987. (REF 410.3 C 1)

_____. An Encyclopedic Dictionary of Language and Languages.
Oxford [Eng.]: Blackwell, 1992. (REF 410.3 C 1-2)

_____. English as a Global Language. Cambridge [Eng.]: Cambridge
University Press, 1997. (420 C 2-2)

_____. How Language Works. London: Penguin, 2005. (On order – please check at the Reference Desk)

_____. Language and the Internet. Cambridge, U.K.; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2001. (303.4833 C 5)

Dalby, Andrew. Dictionary of Languages: the Definitive Reference to
More Than 400 Languages. London: Bloomsbury, 1998.
(REF 410.3 D 1)

Dale, Paulette and Lillian Poms. English Pronunciation for International
Students. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall Regents, 1994.
(421.5 D 1)

Davenport, Michael and S.J. Hannahs. Introducing Phonetics and
Phonology. London: Arnold, 1988. (414 D 1)

Deacon, Terrence William. The Symbolic Species: the Co-evolution of
Language and the Brain. New York: Norton, 1997. (612.78 D 1)

Derrida, Jacques. Monolingualism of the Other, Or, The Prosthesis
Of Origin. Tr. By Patrick Mensah. Stanford, CA: Stanford
University Press, 1998. (401 D 4)

_____. Of Grammatology. Tr. By Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak.
Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1997. (401 D 4-2)

Deutscher, Guy. The Unfolding of Language: an Evolutionary Tour of Mankind’s Greatest Invention. New York: Metropolitan Books, 2005. (401 D 5)

Dunbar, R. I. M. Grooming, Gossip, and the Evolution of Language. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1996.
(599.938 D 1)

Eco, Umberto. The Search for the Perfect Language. Tr. By James
Fentress. Oxford: Blackwell, 1995. (401 E 1)

_____. Serendipities: Language & Lunacy. New York: Columbia
University Press, 1998. (401 E 1-2)

Ehrmann, Madeline Elizabeth. Understanding Second language
Learning Difficulties. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 1996.
(401.9 E 1)

Elster, Charles Harrington. The Big Book of Beastly Mispronunciations:
The Complete Opinionated Guide for the Careful speaker.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1999. (REF 421.5 E 3)

Esarey, Gary R. Pronunciation Exercises for English as a Second
Language. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1996.
(421.54 E 1)

Findlay, Michael Shaw. Language and Communication: A Cross-
Cultural Encyclopedia. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 1998.
(REF 410.3 F 1)

Fishman, Joshua A. Handbook of Language and Ethnic Identity.
New York: Oxford University Press, 1999. (306.44089 H 1)

Frawley, William, ed.. International Encyclopedia of Linguistics.
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003. (REF 410.3 I 1)

Fromkin, Victoria and Robert Rodman. An Introduction to Language.
8th ed. Boston, Mass.: Thomson/Wadsworth, 2007.
(410 F 1 2007)

Garry, Jane and Carl R. Galvez Rubino. Facts about the World’s
Languages: An Encyclopedia of the world’s Major Languages,
Past and Present. New York: H. W. Wilson, 2001.
(REF 410.3 F 2)

Goddard, Cliff. Semantic Analysis: A Practical Introduction. Oxford:
Oxford University Press, 1998. (401.43 G 1)

Gordon, Raymond G., Barbara F. Grimes, eds. Ethnologue: Languages of the World. Dallas, Tex.: SIL International, 2005. (on order – please check at the Reference Desk)

Gropper, Rena C. Culture and the Clinical Encounter: an Intercultural Sensitizer for the Health Professions. Yarmouth, ME: Intercultural Press, 1996. (362.1 G 6)

Hagen, Stacy A. and Patricia E. Grogan. Sound Advantage: A Pronunciation Book. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall Regents, 1992 (421.54 H 1)

Hinkel, Eli and Sandra Fotos. New Perspectives on Grammar Teaching
In Second Language Classrooms. Mahwah, NJ: L. Erlbaum
Associates, 2002. (418 N 1)

Holes, Clive. Modern Arabic: Structures, Functions, and Varieties. Rev. ed. Washington, DC: Georgetown UP, 2004. (492.782 H 1)

Hurford, James R. Grammar: a Student’s Guide. New York: Cambridge UP, 1994. (On order – please check at the Reference Desk)

Jackendoff, Ray. Foundations of Language: Brain, Meaning, Grammar,
Evolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. (401 J 2)

James, Sharon L. Normal Language Acquisition. Boston: Allyn and
Bacon, 1990. (401.9 J 1)

Janson, Tore. Speak: A Short History of Languages. Oxford: Oxford
University Press, 2003. (417.7 J 1)

Joseph, Brian D. and Richard D. Janda, eds. The Handbook of Historical Linguistics. Malden, MA: Blackwell Pub., 2005.
(417.7 H 1)

Karmiloff, Kyra and Annette Karmiloff-Smith. Pathways to Language:
From Fetus to Adolescent. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University
Press, 2001. (401.93 K 1)

Katz, Albert N., et al. Figurative Language and Thought. New York:
Oxford University Press, 1998. (401.9 F 2)

Krashen, Stephen D. Under Attack: The Case Against Bilingual Education. Culver City, Calif.: Language Education Associates, 1996. (370.1175 K 1)

Lesser, Wendy, ed. The Genius of Language: Fifteen Writers Reflect on Their Mother Tongues. New York: Pantheon Books, 2004. (820.9 G 12)

Lindfors, Judith Wells. Children’s Inquiry: Using Language to Make
Sense of the World. New York: Teachers College, Columbia
University, 1999. (401.9 L 3)

Loritz, Donald. How the Brain Evolved Language. New York: Oxford
University Press, 1999. (401 L 3)

Lyon, Jean. Becoming Bilingual: Language Acquisition in a Bilingual
Community. Clevedon, UK: Multilingual Matters Ltd., 1996.
(404.2 L 1)

McArthur, Tom, ed. The Oxford Companion to the English Language. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1992. (REF 420 O 1)

McArthur, Tom and Roshan McArthur, eds. The Concise Oxford
Companion to the English Language. Oxford: Oxford
University Press, 1996. (REF 420 O 1-2)

McLean, James E. and Lee K. McLean. How Children Learn Language.
San Diego: Singular Pub. Group, 1999. (401.93 M 1)

McNeill, David. Hand and Mind: What Gestures Reveal about Thought.
Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1992. (401.9 M 2-2)

McWhorter, John H. The Power of Babel: A Natural History of
Language. New York: Times Books, 2001. (417.7 M 1)

Mitchell, Rosamond and Florence Myles. Second Language Learning
Theories. London: Arnold, 1998. (418 M 1)

Ogulnick, Karen. Onna Rashiku (Like a Woman): The Diary of a
Language Learner in Japan. Albany: State University of New
York Press, 1998. (495.686 O 1)

Orion, Gertrude F. Pronouncing American English: Sounds, Stress,
And Intonation. [Audiorecording]2d ed. Pacific Grove, CA:
Heinle & Heinle Publishers, 1997.
(Oversize AV 421.5 O 1, 1997)

Ostler, Nicholas. Empires of the Word: A Language History of the World. New York: Harper Perennial, 2006. (401 O 3)

Ouaknin, Marc-Alain. Mysteries of the Alphabet: the Origins of
Writing. New York: Abbeville Press, 1999. (411 O 2)
Perdue, Clive, ed. Adult Language Acquisition: Cross-linguistic
Perspectives. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1993. (401.9 A 3)

Vol. 1 Field Methods
Vol. 2 The Results

Pinker, Steven. The Language Instinct. New York: Morrow, 1994.
(400 P 2)

_____. Words and Rules: The Ingredients of Language. New York:
Basic Books, 1999. (415 P 3)

Poulisse, Nanda. Slips of the Tongue: Speech Errors in First and
Second Language. Amsterdam: J. Benjamins, 1999.
(401.93 P 1)

Rosenthal, Judith, ed. Handbook of Undergraduate Second Language
Education. Mahwah, N.J.: L. Erlbaum, 2000. (418 H 1)

Samway, Katharine Davies and Denise McKeon. Myths and Realities:
Best Practices for Minority Students. Portsmouth, NH:
Heinemann, 1999. (370.1175 S 2)

Scholes, Robert E. The Rise and Fall of English: Reconstructing English as a Discipline. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1997
(420.7 S 1)

Scovel, Thomas. Learning New Languages: A Guide to Second
Language Acquisition. Boston: Heinle & Heinle/Thomson
Learning, 2001. (418 S 1)

Seelye, H. Ned, ed. Experiential Activities for Intercultural Learning, Vol. 1. Yarmouth, ME: Intercultural Press, 1996.
(370.117 E 1)

Silverstein, Bernard. Perfecting the Sounds of American English.
[Audiorecording] Lincolnwood, IL: NTC Pub. Group, 1997. (Oversize AV 421.5 S 1)

Singleton, D. M. and Zsolt Lengyel, eds. The Age Factor in Second
Language Acquisition. Clevedon, Avon, UK: Multilingual Matters, 1995 (401.9 A 2)

Smith, N. V. Chomsky: Ideas and Ideals. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge
University Press, 1999. (410 C 2-8)

Smoke, Trudy, ed. Adult ESL: Pedagogy, and Participation in
Classroom and Community Programs. Mahwah, NJ: L. Erlbaum
Associates, 1998. (420.7 A 1)

Sommer, Elyse & Dorrie Weiss, eds. Metaphors dictionary. New York: Gale Research, 1995 (REF 412 M 1)

Spender, Dale. Man Made Language. 2d ed. London: Pandora
[Distributed in the U.S. by New York University Press], 1998.
(408.2 S 1)

Tennant, Richard A. The American Sign Language Handshape Starter: A Beginner’s Guide. Washington, D.C.: Clerc Books, 2002.
(419 T 2-2)

Tennant, Richard A. and Marianne G. Brown. The American Sign
Language Handshape Dictionary. Washington, D.C.: Gallaudet
University, 1998. (419 T 2)

Trask, R. L. A Student’s Dictionary of Language and Linguistics.
London: Arnold, 1997. (REF 403 T 1)

Venuti, Lawrence. The Scandals of Translation: Towards an Ethics
Of Difference. London: Routledge, 1998. (418.02 V 1)

Vos Savant, Marilyn. The Art of Spelling: The Madness and the
Method. New York: W.W. Norton, 2000. (421.54 V 1)

Wehr, Hans. A Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic: (Arabic-English). 4th ed. Ithaca, NY: Spoken Language Services, 1994. (REF 492.732 W 2)

Wellborn, Jane. Accent Reduction Made Easy Drills for a Standard
American Accent. [Audiorecording] Carlsbad, CA: Penton
Overseas, Inc. 1997. (Oversize AV 421.5 W 3)

Wierzbicka, Anna. Understanding Cultures through Their Key Words:
English, Russian, Polish, German, and Japanese. New York:
Oxford University Press, 1997. (306.44 W 1)

Wray, Alison, Kate Trott and Aileen Bloomer. Projects in Linguistics: A
Practical Guide to Researching Language. London: Arnold, 1998.
(410.72 W 1)

Yang, Charles D. The Infinite Gift: How Children Learn and Unlearn the Languages of the World. New York: Scribner, 2006.
(401.93 Y 1)


Acquiring the Human Language Playing the Language Game.
[Videorecording] New York: Ways of Knowing, 1995.
(V 1740 at New Media Center)

Chomsky, Noam. Noam Chomsky. [Videorecording] Part I & II.
Alexandria, VA: PBS Video, 1988. (Video 410 C 2-6)

Discovering the Human Language Colorless Green. [Videorecording]
New York: Ways of Knowing, 1995. (V 1739 at New Media

The Human Language Evolves with and without Words. [Videorecording] New York: Ways of Knowing, 1995.
(V 1741 at New Media Center)

Mavredakis, Pat. Super Speller Strategy. [Videorecording] Beverly
Hills: Legacy Home Video, 1989. (Video 421.54 M 2)

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