Willard Van Orman Quine begins this influential work by declaring, "Language is a social art. In acquiring it we have to depend entirely on intersubjectively available cues as to what to say and when." As Patricia Smith Churchland notes in her foreword to this new edition, with Word and Object Quine challenged the tradition of conceptual analysis as a way of advancing knowledge. The book signaled twentieth-century philosophy's turn away from metaphysics and what Churchland calls the "phony precision" of conceptual analysis.
Clinical Biochemistry: An Illustrated Colour Text, 5e
This fully revised edition of Clinical Biochemistry offers essential reading for today's medical student and all those who require a concise, practical introduction to this subject. Topics are clearly presented in a series of double-page 'learning units', each covering a particular aspect of clinical biochemistry.
If it's on the GRE math section, it's in this book! Math Workout for the GRE, 2nd Edition is completely updated for the August 2011 changes to the GRE. It includes: More than 200 practice questionsStep-by-step strategies for cracking tricky Quantitative Comparison and Data Analysis questionsComplete coverage of the changes to the Quantitative Reasoning sectionDetailed, comprehensive explanations for every question
This highly successful text has long been considered a standard introduction to the practical analysis of English sentence structure. As in previous editions, key concepts such as constituency, category and function are carefully explained as they are introduced. Tree diagrams are used throughout to help the reader visualise the hierarchical structure of sentences. The final chapter sets the analysis in the context of generative grammar.
В курсе лекций А. И. Смирницкого (1903-1954) разрабатывается единая концепция развития английского язык в период с XI в. и до современного состояния. Важнейшие изменения в фонетике, грамматическом строе и лексике рассмотрены автором их системной взаимосвязи и в единстве с социолингвистическими процессами. Многие идеи данного курса, читавшегося А. И. Смирницким на протяжении многих лет в Московском Университете и в Институте иностранных языков, оказали влияние на диахронические исследования последних десятилетий. Пособие предназначено для студентов филологических факультетов университетов и аспирантов.
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