An Introduction to African Languages by G. Tucker Childs

By G. Tucker Childs

Offering an advent to the linguistic examine of African languages, the orientation followed all through this booklet is a descriptive-structural-typological one, in preference to a formal-theoretical technique. Formalisms aren't eschewed in keeping with se yet relatively are invoked after they relief the vital thrust of the e-book, that is to explain and symbolize the languages of Africa in a succinct and concise demeanour, and to make the proof available to the unusual reader. to assert that the procedure is typological signifies that a given constitution is in comparison to constructions of an analogous style (typically ones ordinary to the readers), set inside a longtime variety of edition, and characterised as traditional or unforeseen. additional element can also be supplied, the place attainable, by way of the structure's synchronic distribution and diachronic beginning. The textual content assumes a minimum of a few wisdom of language constitution at the a part of its readers, yet not anything past that obtained in a first-year linguistics path. The publication is geared up through linguistic area or sub-field inside linguistics, and every of the chapters will be learn independently. Readers can therefore learn selectively or learn the ebook sequentially from cover-to-cover. teachers can use the e-book as a textual content for a path in African languages or maybe language typology. there's beneficiant indexing through subject, language and writer; appendix comprises primary substitute names for the languages mentioned and directs readers to listings within the language index.

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Multi-Dimensional Analysis, 25 years on: A tribute to by Tony Berber Sardinha, Marcia Veirano Pinto

By Tony Berber Sardinha, Marcia Veirano Pinto

Nearly 1 / 4 of a century in the past, the Multi-Dimensional (MD) approach―one of the main strong (and arguable) equipment in Corpus Linguistics―saw its first book-length therapy. In its 11 chapters, this quantity provides all new contributions protecting a variety of written and spoken registers, equivalent to video clips, song, journal texts, pupil writing, social media, letters to the editor, and experiences, in several languages (English, Spanish, Portuguese) and contexts (engineering, journalism, the school room, the leisure undefined, the net, etc.). The ebook additionally contains a own account of the improvement of the tactic through its author, Doug Biber, an creation to MD data, in addition to an software of MD research to corpus layout. The ebook will be crucial studying to somebody with an curiosity in how texts, genres, and registers are utilized in society, what their lexis and grammar seem like, and the way they're interrelated.

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A Reader in Sociophonetics by Dennis R. Preston, Nancy Niedzielski

By Dennis R. Preston, Nancy Niedzielski

Sociophonetics is a sub-branch of phonetics that has attracted loads of cognizance lately. Advances in speech technology and technological simulations let more and more refined stories of language touch and alter. relatively on the point of pronunciation, those reports exhibit that language style is powerful and socially embedded. even if the ebook assumes a few wisdom of easy acoustics and variationist stories, the final creation offers a overview of practices within the box, together with these of assortment, research, and interpretation.

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Primiracconti: Il Sosia (with Audio) by Dominici Marco

By Dominici Marco

Seria lektur przygotowana dla mlodziezy i doroslych uczacych sie jezyka wloskiego Kazda ksiazka zawiera notki wyjasniajace trudniejsze slownictwo i potoczne wyrazenia oryginalne rysunki ulatwiajace i uprzyjemniajace lekture zadania poprzedzajace czytanie czy sluchanie aby zaciekawic odbiorce plyte CD audio z nagraniem tekstu co umozliwia doskonalenie rozumienia ze sluchu a takze wymowy i intonacji liczne zadania zwlaszcza dotyczace rozumienia tekstu czytanego i sluchanego oraz wzbogacania slownictwa rozwiazania zadan ktore pozwalaja na wykorzystanie ksiazek w indywidualnej nauce czytania i sluchania Temat ksiazki Glownym bohaterem opowiadania jest wplywowy biznesmen Onofrio ktory pewnego ranka zostaje porwany sprzed drzwi swojej willi tak przynajmniej mowia w telewizji i tak tez wszyscy mysla Prawda jest jednak inna w uprowadzenie biznesmena zamieszane sa osoby z jego przeszlosci ktore chca wyrownac rachunki Ta wciagajaca historia ma wiele zwrotow akcji ktore podtrzymuja napiecie oraz ciekawosc czytelnika od poczatku do konca lektury Poziom C1C2

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Common Core Skills & Strategies for Reading, Level 5 by Saddleback Educational Publishing

By Saddleback Educational Publishing

Saddleback academic Publishing universal middle abilities and methods examining point five Paperback publication has 152 pages and coordinates every one lesson, which aids the educators in puzzling over their curriculum, directions, tests. It teaches the scholars the issues they should research and offers an intensive improvement of comprehension talents in order that the scholars can research extra from what they learn. The ebook comes with a CD and every name features a desk of contents, a CCSS alignment chart, a hundred thirty reproducible classes, a scope and series chart and a solution key.

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Tone and Inflection by Enrique L. Palancar

By Enrique L. Palancar

Tone is set melody and which means, inflection is ready grammar, and this ebook is ready a little bit either by way of learning complicated ways that the tones of a given language have interaction within the expression of grammatical that means. The booklet comprises chapters on either common concerns touching on tone and inflection in addition to case experiences on lesser identified languages of Asia, Africa, Papua New Guinea, and Mesoamerica, with a different specialize in the Oto-Manguean languages.

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Wh-Movement: Moving On (Current Studies in Linguistics) by Lisa Lai-Shen Cheng, Norbert Corver, Noam Chomsky

By Lisa Lai-Shen Cheng, Norbert Corver, Noam Chomsky

Wh-movement--the phenomenon during which interrogative phrases seem on the starting of interrogative sentences--is one of many critical displacement operations of human language. Noam Chomsky's 1977 paper "On Wh-Movement," a landmark within the research of wh-movement (and circulate in general), confirmed that this computational operation is the foundation of a number of syntactic structures that had formerly been defined by way of construction-specific ideas. Taking Chomsky's paper as a place to begin, the participants to this assortment re-examine some of the concerns raised in "On Wh-Movement" from the viewpoint of latest Minimalist syntactic idea (which explores the thesis that human language is a approach optimally designed to fulfill sure interface stipulations imposed through different cognitive platforms with which the language college interacts). They talk about such wh-movement concerns as wh-phrases and pied-piping, the formation of A-bar chains and the replica concept of flow, cyclicity and locality of wh-movement, and the typology of wh-constructions. by means of reconsidering middle features of the wh-movement operation first systematically mentioned through Chomsky from the Minimalist viewpoint, this quantity contributes to the additional improvement of the speculation of wh-movement and to the overall conception of movement.Contributors:Brian Agbayani, Lisa Lai-Shen Cheng, Sandra Chung, Norbert Corver, Caterina Donati, Kleanthes okay. Grohmann, Toru Ishii, Heejeong Ko, Howard Lasnik, Philip LeSourd, Chris H. Reintges, Luigi Rizzi, Bal?zs Sur?nyi, Akira Watanabe, Henrietta Yang

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Language, Power and Ideology: Studies in Political Discourse by Ruth Wodak

By Ruth Wodak

The subject of Language and beliefs has more and more won value within the linguistic sciences. the final goal of serious linguistics is the exploration of the mechanisms of energy which determine inequality, during the systematic research of political discourse (written or oral). This reader comprises papers on a number of subject matters, all regarding one another via specific discussions at the thought of ideology from an interdisciplinary technique with illustrative analyses of texts from the media, newspapers, schoolbooks, pamphlets, talkshows, speeches relating language coverage in Nazi-Germany, in Italofascism, and in addition regulations well-known these days. one of the fascinating topics studied are the jargon of the coed flow of 1968, speeches of politicians, racist and sexist discourse, and the language of the golf green stream. due to the huge, immense effect of the media these days, the categorical research of the mechanisms of “manipulation”, “suggestion”, and “persuasion” inherent in language or approximately language behaviour and techniques of discourse are of social relevance and of curiosity to all students of social sciences, to readers in all academic associations, to analysts of political discourse, and to serious readers at huge.

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