The Lexical Typology of Semantic Shifts by Päivi Juvonen, Maria Koptjevskaja-Tamm (eds.)

By Päivi Juvonen, Maria Koptjevskaja-Tamm (eds.)

The quantity specializes in semantic shifts and motivation styles within the lexicon. Its key characteristic is its lexico-typological orientation, i.e. a heavy emphasis on systematic cross-linguistic comparability. The ebook provides present theoretical and methodological traits within the research of semantic shifts and motivational patters according to an abundance of empirical findings throughout genetically, areally and typologically varied languages.

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Oneida (LWM 301) by Abbott, Clifford

By Abbott, Clifford

Oneida is an endangered language of the Iroquoian kinfolk of northeastern North the United States. between its extra striking structural gains are: its rather small phonemic stock missing in labials; its use of whispered syllables; the complexity of the verbal morphology; the dominance of verbal constructions over nominal ones; and the efficient use of noun incorporation.
The present paintings relies on and a part many years of box paintings within the Wisconsin group of Oneidas the place there at the moment are fewer than a pair dozen local audio system last. different groups exist in Ontario and long island country the place the language is in a similar way endangered. regardless of the endangered prestige there's an oral literature, basically within the wealthy ceremonial culture. The neighborhood actively invests in language revitalization efforts and there's restricted literacy in an orthography no more than a couple of a long time previous.

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The Concise Arabic-English Lexicon of Verbs in Context by Ahmed Taher Hassanein, Dalal Abo El Seoud, Kamar Mostafa

By Ahmed Taher Hassanein, Dalal Abo El Seoud, Kamar Mostafa Abdou

This vintage studying reduction, well liked by academics and scholars alike, has now been totally revised and considerably extended for a whole new version. With a completely vocalized Arabic textual content in transparent, legible sort, this beneficial lexicon now comprises greater than 3,500 Arabic verbs from 1,450 verb roots. Entries characteristic concise English definitions, the precise and imperfect tenses and verbal noun of every verb, and thoroughly crafted context sentences to demonstrate the right kind utilization and make clear the that means. An index of English definition is helping the consumer navigate the entries.

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Learnability and Cognition: The Acquisition of Argument by Steven Pinker

By Steven Pinker

Author note: Jacques A. Mehler (Editor)
Publish 12 months note: First released in 1984
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When youngsters study a language, they quickly may be able to make strangely sophisticated differences: "donate them a book" sounds bizarre, for instance, although "give them a book" is completely ordinary. How can this ensue, on condition that young ones don't confine themselves to the sentence forms they listen, and aren't corrected after they converse ungrammatically? Steven Pinker resolves this paradox in a close idea of ways little ones gather argument structure.

In tackling a studying paradox that has challenged students for greater than a decade, Pinker synthesizes an unlimited literature in linguistics and psycholinguistics and descriptions particular theories of the psychological illustration, studying, and improvement of verb that means and verb syntax. the recent concept that he describes has a few superb implications for the relation among language and proposal.

Pinker's resolution offers perception into such key questions as, whilst do kids generalize and while do they persist with what they listen? what's the intent in the back of linguistic constraints? How is the syntax of predicates and arguments with regards to their semantics? what's a potential be aware that means? Do languages strength their audio system to construe the area in sure methods? Why does children's language look assorted from that of adults?

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Creoles, Contact, and Language Change: Linguistics and by Geneviève Escure, Armin Schwegler

By Geneviève Escure, Armin Schwegler

This quantity features a number of fifteen papers offered at 3 consecutive conferences of the Society for Pidgin and Creole Linguistics, held in Washington, D.C. (January 2001); Coimbra, Portugal (June 2001); and San Francisco (January 2002). The fifteen articles provide a balanced sampling of creolists’ present study pursuits. the entire contributions deal with questions at once suitable to pidgin/creole reviews and different touch languages. nearly all of papers tackle problems with morphology or syntax. a few of the contributions utilize phonological research whereas others learn language improvement from the viewpoint of acquisition. a couple of papers learn discourse concepts and magnificence, or broader problems with social and ethnic identification. whereas this array of issues and views is reflective of the range of the sector, there's additionally a lot universal flooring in that every one of the papers adduce good info corpora to help their analyses. the diversity of languages analyzed spans the planet, as nearly twenty touch forms are studied during this quantity.

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I Never Knew There Was a Word for It by Adam Jacot de Boinod

By Adam Jacot de Boinod

From 'shotclog' a Yorkshire time period for a spouse in basic terms tolerated simply because he's procuring the beverages to Albanian having 29 phrases to explain other kinds of eyebrows, the languages of the realm are filled with remarkable, a laugh and illuminating phrases and expressions that would increase totally everybody's caliber of existence. All they wish is that this publication! This bumper quantity gathers all 3 of Adam Jacot de Boinod's acclaimed books approximately language - "The ask yourself of Whiffling", "The that means of Tingo" and "Toujours Tingo" (their fanatics comprise everybody from Stephen Fry to Michael Palin) - into one hugely unique, keenly priced compendium. As Mariella Frostup acknowledged 'You'll by no means be misplaced for phrases again'.

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Contact, Variation, and Change in the History of English by Simone E. Pfenninger, Olga Timofeeva, Anne-Christine

By Simone E. Pfenninger, Olga Timofeeva, Anne-Christine Gardner, Alpo Honkapohja, Marianne Hundt, Daniel Schreier

The papers during this quantity objective at facilitating alternate among 3 fields of inquiry which are of serious significance in ancient linguistics: language swap, (socio)linguistic study on version, and get in touch with linguistics. Drawing on quite a number recently-developed methodological concepts, resembling equipment for quantifying the linguistic version (that is a prerequisite for language switch) or new corpus-based equipment for investigating text-type edition, the members may be able to hint linguistic swap in numerous sessions and make contact with events, display how version happens, and in how a long way language switch effects out of this alteration. therefore, the chapters transcend middle problems with language version and alter, targeting the boundary among be aware and grammar, discourse and beliefs within the historical past of the English language.

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