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By David Olsen, Michelle Bevilacqua, Justin Cord Hayes

Are you aware what quatrefoil and impolitic suggest? What approximately halcyon or narcolepsy? This publication is a convenient, easy-to-read reference consultant to the right kind parlance for any state of affairs. during this ebook you'll find: phrases You completely should still understand (covert, exonerate, perimeter); phrases you need to understand yet most likely Don?t (dour, incendiary, scintilla); phrases most folks Don?t recognize (schlimazel, thaumaturgy, epergne); phrases you want to understand to Sound Overeducated (ad infinitum, worthless, garrulity); phrases you possibly Shouldn?t understand (priapic, damnatory, labia majora); and extra. even if writing an essay; learning for a try; or attempting to provoke associates, relatives, and fellow cocktail celebration visitors with their prolixity, you are going to in achieving magniloquence, ebullience, and flights of rhetorical brilliance.

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Village lands are controlled largely by two land-owning and cultivating groups, Kannada-speaking Jains, who form the majority, and Urdu-speaking Moslems. There are furthermore, large contingents of Kannada-speaking Lingayats – largely craftsmen, Marathi-speaking untouchables and other landless labourers, as well as some Telugu-speaking rope-makers. In spite of the differences in language use, Kupwar can be defined as a community in Labov’s sense because the evaluation of language use is shared by all members of this village though not by outsiders.

Table 1 shows how in the ‘Western Desert’ language of Central Australia a single endo lexeme was accompanied by up to eight exolexemes which eased understanding over a wide area (Table 1, based on Hansen 1984). The // indicates the boundary between endo (to the left) and exolexicon (to the right) in a number of desert communities. The word listed first is the preferred or most frequently used synonym within that community. All words listed before the double slash // are primary synonyms used in the community.

Degree of recognition by speakers and outsiders), types of solutions for intergroup communication with outside groups (bilingualism, lingua francas, Pidgins). 6. Some aspects of ecological support systems In what follows I shall consider some of the external factors that impinge on the nature of language ecologies, factors such as territory, speaker numbers, etc. 1 Language and territory The 6,000+ languages spoken around the world are not evenly distributed. Neither is there a simple formula for the relationship between language and topological space nor is there one for language and speaker numbers.

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