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Language Change in Child and Adult Hebrew

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ISBN 13 : 0195090365
Pages : 246 pages
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Download Language Change in Child and Adult Hebrew PDF Format Full Free by Dorit Diskin Ravid and published by Oxford University Press on Demand. This book was released on 1995-08-17 with total page 246 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Tracing the language development in Hebrew-speakers from childhood to adulthood, this study focuses on inflectional morphology (the grammatical form of words). It explores strategies of language acquisition in speakers of different ages and socioeconomic backgrounds.


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Developing Language and Literacy

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Publisher : Springer Nature
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ISBN 13 : 3030998916
Pages : 716 pages
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Download Developing Language and Literacy PDF Format Full Free by Ronit Levie and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2022-10-07 with total page 716 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume dedicated to Dorit Ravid, offers 29 new chapters on the multiple facets of spoken and written language learning and usage from a group of illustrious scholars and scientists, focusing on typologically different languages and anchored in a variety of communicative settings. The book encompasses five interrelated yet distinct topics. One set of studies is in the field of developmental psycholinguistics, covering the acquisition of lexical and grammatical categories from toddlerhood to adolescence. A second topic involves a section of studies on the interface of cognition and language, with chapters on processing, production, comprehension, teaching and learning language in usage and in historical perspective. A third topic involves a theoretical and applied perspectives on the acquisition and development of literacy competence, including reading, writing, spelling and text production. A fourth topic brings together an array of studies on social, environmental and clinical diversity in language, highlighting novel issues in multilingualism, immigration, language and literacy disorders. Finally, a section of the volume examines in depth questions in Modern Hebrew linguistics, as the home language and launching base of Dorit Ravid’s research work.


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Language Form and Language Function

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Publisher : MIT Press
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ISBN 13 : 9780262640442
Pages : 452 pages
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Download Language Form and Language Function PDF Format Full Free by Frederick J. Newmeyer and published by MIT Press. This book was released on 2000 with total page 452 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The two basic approaches to linguistics are the formalist and the functionalist approaches. In this engaging monograph, Frederick J. Newmeyer, a formalist, argues that both approaches are valid. However, because formal and functional linguists have avoided direct confrontation, they remain unaware of the compatability of their results. One of the author's goals is to make each side accessible to the other. While remaining an ardent formalist, Newmeyer stresses the limitations of a narrow formalist outlook that refuses to consider that anything of interest might have been discovered in the course of functionalist-oriented research. He argues that the basic principles of generative grammar, in interaction with principles in other linguistic domains, provide compelling accounts of phenomena that functionalists have used to try to refute the generative approach.


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Reading Hebrew

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 13 : 1135609799
Pages : 222 pages
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Download Reading Hebrew PDF Format Full Free by Joseph Shimron and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2006-08-15 with total page 222 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Over the last two decades, the study of languages and writing systems and their relationship to literacy acquisition has begun to spread beyond studies based mostly on English language learners. As the worldwide demand for literacy continues to grow, researchers from different countries with different language backgrounds have begun examining the connection between their language and writing system and literacy acquisition. This volume is part of this new, emerging field of research. In addition to reviewing psychological research on reading (the author's specialty), the reader is introduced to the Hebrew language: its structure, its history, its writing system, and the issues involved in being fluently literate in Hebrew. Chapters 1-4 introduce the reader to the Hebrew language and word structure and focuses on aspects of Hebrew that have been specifically researched by experimental cognitive psychologists. The reader whose only interest is in the psychological mechanisms of reading Hebrew may be satisfied with these chapters. Chapters 5-8 briefly surveys the history of the Hebrew language and its writing system, the origin of literacy in Hebrew as one of the first alphabetic systems, and then raises questions about the viability (or possibility) of having full-scale literacy in Hebrew. Together, the two sets of chapters present the necessary background for studying the psychology of reading Hebrew and literacy in Hebrew. This volume is appropriate for anyone interested in comparative reading and writing systems or in the Hebrew language in particular. This includes linguists, researchers, and graduate students in such diverse fields as cognitive psychology, psycholinguistics, literacy education, English as a second language, and communication disorders.


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Acquisition and Development of Hebrew

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Publisher : John Benjamins Publishing Company
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ISBN 13 : 9027267049
Pages : 404 pages
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Download Acquisition and Development of Hebrew PDF Format Full Free by Ruth A. Berman and published by John Benjamins Publishing Company. This book was released on 2016-08-25 with total page 404 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The volume addresses developing knowledge and use of Hebrew from the dual perspective of typologically specific factors and of shared cross-linguistic trends, aimed at providing an overview of acquisition in a single language from infancy to adolescence while also shedding light on key issues in the field as a whole. Essentially non-partisan in approach, the collection includes distinct approaches to language and language acquisition (formal-universalist, pragmatic-usage based, cognitive-constructivist) and deals with a range of topics not often addressed within a single volume (phonological perception and production, inflectional and derivational morphology, simple-clause structure and complex syntax, early and later literacy, writing systems), with data deriving from varied research methodologies (interactive conversations and extended discourse, adult input and child output, longitudinal and cross-sectional corpora, structured elicitations). Each chapter provides background information on Hebrew-specific facets of the topic of concern, but typically avoids ethno-centricity by relating to more general issues in the domain. The book should thus prove interesting and instructive for linguists, psychologists, and educators, and for members of the child language research community both within and beyond the confines of Hebrew-language expertise.


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Child Language, Creolization, and Historical Change

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Publisher : Gunter Narr Verlag
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ISBN 13 : 9783823347156
Pages : 224 pages
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Usage-Based Studies in Modern Hebrew

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Publisher : John Benjamins Publishing Company
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ISBN 13 : 9027262063
Pages : 682 pages
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Download Usage-Based Studies in Modern Hebrew PDF Format Full Free by Ruth A. Berman and published by John Benjamins Publishing Company. This book was released on 2020-03-18 with total page 682 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The goal of the volume is to shed fresh light on Modern Hebrew from perspectives aimed at readers interested in the domains of general linguistics, typology, and Semitic studies. Starting with chapters that provide background information on the evolution and sociolinguistic setting of the language, the bulk of the book is devoted to usage-based studies of the morphology, lexicon, and syntax of current Hebrew. Based primarily on original analyses of authentic spoken and online materials, these studies reflect varied theoretical frames-of-reference that are largely model-neutral in approach. To this end, the book presents a functionally motivated, dynamic approach to actual usage, rather than providing strictly structuralist or formal characterizations of particular linguistic systems. Such a perspective is particularly important in the case of a language undergoing accelerated processes of change, in which the gap between prescriptive dictates of the Hebrew Language Establishment and the actual usage of educated, literate but non-expert speaker-writers of current Hebrew is constantly on the rise.


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Language Processing and Acquisition in Languages of Semitic, Root-based, Morphology

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Publisher : John Benjamins Publishing
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ISBN 13 : 9789027224965
Pages : 408 pages
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Download Language Processing and Acquisition in Languages of Semitic, Root-based, Morphology PDF Format Full Free by Joseph Shimron and published by John Benjamins Publishing. This book was released on 2003 with total page 408 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book puts together contributions of linguists and psycholinguists whose main interest here is the representation of Semitic words in the mental lexicon of Semitic language speakers. The central topic of the book confronts two views about the morphology of Semitic words. The point of the argument is: Should we see Semitic words' morphology as “root-based” or “word-based?” The proponents of the root-based approach, present empirical evidence demonstrating that Semitic language speakers are sensitive to the root and the template as the two basic elements (bound morphemes) of Semitic words. Those supporting the word-based approach, present arguments to the effect that Semitic word formation is not based on the merging of roots and templates, but that Semitic words are comprised of word stems and affixes like we find in Indo-European languages. The variety of evidence and arguments for each claim should force the interested readers to reconsider their views on Semitic morphology.


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Historical Continuity in the Emergence of Modern Hebrew

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Publisher : Lexington Books
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ISBN 13 : 1498584500
Pages : 151 pages
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Download Historical Continuity in the Emergence of Modern Hebrew PDF Format Full Free by Yael Reshef and published by Lexington Books. This book was released on 2019-12-15 with total page 151 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Historical Continuity in the Emergence of Modern Hebrew offers a new perspective on the emergence processes of Modern Hebrew and its relationship to earlier forms of Hebrew. Based on a textual examination of select case studies of language use throughout the modernization of Hebrew, this book shows that due to the unconventional sociolinguistic circumstances in the budding speech community, linguistic processes did not necessarily evolve in a linear manner, blurring the distinction between true and apparent historical continuity. The emergent language’s standardization involved the restructuring of linguistic habits that had initially taken root among the first speakers, often leading to a retreat from early contact-induced or non-classical phenomena. Yael Reshef demonstrates that as a result, superficial similarity to earlier forms of Hebrew did not necessarily stem from continuity, and deviation from canonical Hebrew features does not necessarily stem from change.


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The Gender Challenge of Hebrew

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Publisher : BRILL
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ISBN 13 : 9004282718
Pages : 265 pages
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Download The Gender Challenge of Hebrew PDF Format Full Free by Malka Muchnik and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2014-09-18 with total page 265 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Gender Challenge of Hebrew is the first book to delve in depth into gender representation over the 3,000-year history of Hebrew. Malka Muchnik analyses the grammatical characteristics of gender, reveals social and cultural issues reflected, and presents challenges for achieving change.


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Classification of Developmental Language Disorders

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Publisher : Psychology Press
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ISBN 13 : 1135638071
Pages : 463 pages
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Download Classification of Developmental Language Disorders PDF Format Full Free by Ludo Verhoeven and published by Psychology Press. This book was released on 2003-09-12 with total page 463 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Chapters written by leading authorities offer current perspectives on the origins and development of language disorders. They address the question: How can the child's linguistic environment be restructured so that children at risk can develop important adaptive skills in the domains of self-care, social interaction, and problem solving? This theory-based, but practical book emphasizes the importance of accurate definitions of subtypes for assessment and intervention. It will be of interest to students, researchers, and practitioners in the field of developmental language disorders.


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The Semitic Languages

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 13 : 1136115803
Pages : 594 pages
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Download The Semitic Languages PDF Format Full Free by John Huehnergard and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-10-08 with total page 594 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Semitic Languages presents a unique, comprehensive survey of individual languages or language clusters from their origins in antiquity to their present-day forms. The Semitic family occupies a position of great historical and linguistic significance: the spoken and written languages of the Phoenicians, Hebrews and Arabs spread throughout Asia and northern and central Africa; the Old Semitic civilizations in turn contributed significantly to European culture; and modern Hebrew, modern literary Arabic, Amharic, and Tigrinya have become their nations' official languages. The book is divided into three parts and each chapter presents a self-contained article, written by a recognized expert in the field. * I. General Issues: providing an introduction to the grammatical traditions, subgrouping and writing systems of this language family. * II. Old Semitic Languages * III. Modern Semitic Languages Parts II and III contain structured chapters, which enable the reader to access and compare information easily. These individual descriptions of each language or cluster include phonology, morphology, syntax, lexis and dialects. Suggestions are made for the most useful sources of further reading and the work is comprehensively indexed.


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The Semitic Languages

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Publisher : Taylor & Francis
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ISBN 13 : 9780415057677
Pages : 604 pages
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Download The Semitic Languages PDF Format Full Free by Robert Hetzron and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 1997 with total page 604 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Semitic Languages presents a unique, comprehensive survey of individual languages or language clusters from their origins in antiquity to their present-day forms. The Semitic family occupies a position of great historical and linguistic significance: the spoken and written languages of the Phoenicians, Hebrews and Arabs spread throughout Asia and northern and central Africa; the Old Semitic civilizations in turn contributed significantly to European culture; and modern Hebrew, modern literary Arabic, Amharic, and Tigrinya have become their nations' official languages. The book is divided into three parts and each chapter presents a self-contained article, written by a recognized expert in the field. * I. General Issues: providing an introduction to the grammatical traditions, subgrouping and writing systems of this language family. * II. Old Semitic Languages * III. Modern Semitic Languages Parts II and III contain structured chapters, which enable the reader to access and compare information easily. These individual descriptions of each language or cluster include phonology, morphology, syntax, lexis and dialects. Suggestions are made for the most useful sources of further reading and the work is comprehensively indexed.


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Perspectives on Language and Language Development

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Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
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ISBN 13 : 1402079117
Pages : 482 pages
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Download Perspectives on Language and Language Development PDF Format Full Free by Dorit Diskin Ravid and published by Springer Science & Business Media. This book was released on 2006-08-25 with total page 482 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Perspectives on Language and Language Development brings together new perspectives on language, discourse and language development in 31 chapters by leading scholars from several countries with diverging backgrounds and disciplines. It is a comprehensive overview of language as a rich, multifaceted system, inspired by the lifework of Ruth A. Berman. Edited by Dorit Ravid and Hava Bat-Zeev Shyldkrot, both from Tel Aviv University, Israel, the book offers state-of-the-art portrayals of linguistic and psycholinguistic phenomena with new insights on the interrelations of language structure, discourse theory, and the development of language and literacy. The volume presents innovative investigations on the interface of language and narrative in a broad range of languages, with a section devoted to linguistic studies of Modern Hebrew. It traces the development of language and literacy from early childhood through adolescence to maturity in spoken and written contexts, and in monolingual as well as multilingual perspectives. Linguists, psycholinguists, discourse scholars, cognitive psychologists, language teachers, education experts, and clinicians working in the field of language and discourse will find this book extremely useful both as a textbook and as a source of information.


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Spelling Morphology

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ISBN 13 : 9781441905888
Pages : 188 pages
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Download Spelling Morphology PDF Format Full Free by Dorit Diskin Ravid and published by Springer Science & Business Media. This book was released on 2011-08-31 with total page 188 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Modern Hebrew is a highly synthetic Semitic language—its lexicon is rich in morphemes. This volume supplies the first in-depth psycholinguistic analysis of the interaction between morphological knowledge and spelling in Hebrew. It also examines how far this model can be applied to other languages. Anchored to a connectionist, cognitive, cross-linguistic and typological framework, the study accords with today’s perception of spelling as being much more than a mere technical skill. Contemporary psycholinguistic literature views spelling as a window on what people know about words and their structure. The strong correlation between orthographies and morphological units makes linking consistent grammatical and lexical representation and spelling units in speaker-writers a key research goal. Hebrew’s wealth of morphological structures, reflected in its written form, promotes morphological perception and strategies in those who speak and write it, adding vitality and relevance to this work.


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Written and Spoken Language Development across the Lifespan

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Publisher : Springer
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ISBN 13 : 3319211366
Pages : 359 pages
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Download Written and Spoken Language Development across the Lifespan PDF Format Full Free by Joan Perera and published by Springer. This book was released on 2015-11-23 with total page 359 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This multidisciplinary volume offers insights on oral and written language development and how it takes place in literate societies. The volume covers topics from early to late language development, its interaction with literacy practices, including several languages, monolingual and multilingual contexts, different scripts, as well as typical and atypical development. Inspired by the work of Liliana Tolchinsky, a leading expert in language and literacy development, a group of internationally renowned scholars offers a state-of-the-art overview of current thinking in language development in literate societies in its broadest sense. Contributors offer a personal tribute to Liliana Tolchinsky in the opening section.


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Nominal Compound Acquisition

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ISBN 13 : 902726497X
Pages : 320 pages
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Download Nominal Compound Acquisition PDF Format Full Free by Wolfgang U. Dressler and published by John Benjamins Publishing Company. This book was released on 2017-12-15 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book offers a systematic study of the emergence and early development of compound nouns in first language acquisition from a cross-linguistic and typological perspective. The language sample is both genealogically and typologically diversified, ranging from languages rich in compounds, such as German, Saami, Estonian and Finnish, to languages poor in compounds, such as French. Some of them differ in compound richness according to genres of adult-directed speech in contrast to child-directed speech and thus also child speech, like Russian, Lithuanian and especially Greek. Differences in the delimitation and transition between compounds and phrases and in the distribution of subtypes of compounds in these languages involve great typological variety and thus different tasks for children acquiring them. The eleven languages investigated in the volume and the common methodology of longitudinal collection of spontaneous speech data concerning the interaction between children and their caretakers or peers, supplemented by lexical typology as a new means of cross-linguistic comparison of language acquisition, allow new generalizations and make the volume a unique contribution.