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Download E-books Voice and Grammatical Relations: In Honor of Masayoshi Shibatani PDF

By Tasaku Tsunoda (Ed.), Taro Kageyama (Ed.)

This quantity offers 13 unique papers facing a number of facets of 2 comparable parts of study of significant challenge to linguists of all theoretical persuasions: voice and grammatical kin. The papers are written from typological, practical, and cognitive views, and comprise a couple of basic experiences in addition to stories targeting particular concerns, and provide a wealth of information from a wide variety of languages. the quantity offers up to date discussions of an array of problems with theoretical drawback, together with the character of grammatical relatives, voice in agent/patient structures, the expression vs. non-expression of player roles, and private vs. impersonal passives. The papers within the quantity reveal that investigations into the character of voice and grammatical kin can nonetheless yield clean theoretical and typological insights.

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Download E-books The Universal Structure of Categories: Towards a Formal Typology (Cambridge Studies in Linguistics) PDF

By Martina Wiltschko

Utilizing facts from a number of languages similar to Blackfoot, Halkomelem, and higher Austrian German, this ebook explores more than a few grammatical different types and structures, together with demanding, point, subjunctive, case and demonstratives. It provides a brand new thought of grammatical different types - the common backbone speculation - and reinforces generative notions of common Grammar whereas accommodating insights from linguistic typology. In essence, this new concept indicates that language-specific different types are outfitted from a small set of common different types and language-specific devices of language. during the booklet the common backbone speculation is in comparison to replacement theories - the common Base speculation and the No Base speculation. This necessary addition to the sphere could be welcomed by means of graduate scholars and researchers in linguistics.

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Download E-books Themes in Greek Linguistics: Papers from the First International Conference on Greek Linguistics, Reading, September 1993 (Current Issues in Linguistic Theory) PDF

This quantity brings jointly sixty five papers that have been provided at this convention, the purpose of which used to be to supply a discussion board for the alternate of principles among students with services in numerous elements of the Greek language. for that reason the quantity includes nearly all of the contributions. it may give you the linguistic group with a accomplished paintings offering the cutting-edge in Greek Linguistics and masking a large multidisciplinary spectrum of present study. The papers are organised into six sections. part I comprises the papers of the 4 invited audio system. George Babiniotis discusses the contribution of linguistic thought to the educating of Greek, Dimitra Theophanopoulou-Kontou and Angeliki Malikouti-Drachman each one current an outline of the relevance of, respectively, syntactic and phonological theories to Greek, and Brian D. Joseph explores a selected theoretical factor, the pro-drop parameter. part II brings jointly papers on syntax, semantics and pragmatics which study theoretical and descriptive concerns inside of present types reminiscent of ideas & Parameters, HPSG, Relevance thought and others. part III covers phonology and phonetics and likewise offers examine on theoretical matters comparable to govt phonology, the phonology-morphology interface, in addition to descriptive matters together with the instrumental research of chosen phonetic phenomena. part IV covers discourse and magnificence and offers with spoken and written discourse together with miscommunication, metaphor and matters on politeness. part V on adaptations and extensions contains papers on historic and glossy Greek dialects reminiscent of Macedonian, Cypriot, and Pontic, in addition to concerns on social and geographical kinds, diglossia and language acquisition. part VI provides papers when it comes to using desktops for the research, translation and instructing of Greek. ultimately, an index of authors, languages and major key phrases completes the quantity.

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Download E-books Chichewa for English Speakers: A New & Simplified Approach PDF

By Nathaniel J Maxson

This fresh Chichewa (Chinyanja) Grammar can assist you grasp the center language of Malawi and critical components of the populations of Zambia, Mozambique and different principal African nations. Chichewa for English audio system is written in an easy, easy-to-read variety and takes you from the fundamentals of pronunciation on into the noun category procedure and verb tenses.

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Download E-books Englisch für Architekten und Bauingenieure - English for Architects and Civil Engineers: Ein kompletter Projektablauf auf Englisch mit Vokabeln, Redewendungen, ... expressions, exercises and practical advice PDF

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Download E-books Grammatik des Otjiherero: Nebst Wörterbuch (Classic Reprint) (German Edition) PDF

By G. Viehe

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Das Otjiherero, Sprache der Herero (0vaherero), ist der südwestlichste Zweig jener Sprachenfamilie, für welche der identify Bantu-Sprachen (d. h. wörtlich Menschen-Sprachen) jetzt ziemlich allgemein im Gebrauch ist. Die dieser Familie angehörenden Sprachen zählen zu Hunderten. Im deutschen West-, Südwestund zero stafrika, bei den Kakfernstämmen in Südostafrika, sowie bei den Völkerschaften Mittelafrikas stossen wir auf Zweige dieses ausgedehnten Sprachbaumes.

Diese Sprachen sind unter einander zum Theil nahe verwandt, jedoch nicht so nahe, dass die hier und da gehörte Bezeichnung Lingua Bantu für die Gesamtheit derselben gerechtfertigt erscheinen konnte. Nicht um eine Sprache mit Dialekten, sondern um eine Familie mit verschiedenen Sprachen handelt es sich. Diese Sprachen stehen in einem ähnlichen Verwandtschaftsverhältnis Zu einander wie beispielsweise Deutsch, Hollandisch, Dänisch und Englisch.

Das 0tjiherero ist die Sprache der Herero, wird aber auch von Völkerschaften, welche nördlich vom Hereroland wohnen und gewöhnlich unter dem Gesamtnamen Ovambo zusammengefasst werden, zum Teil verstanden und gesprochen.

Statt Herero wäre richtig zero vaherero zu schreiben. Herero ist, ebenso wie Bantu, überhaupt kein Wort, sondern nur der Stamm, aus welchem ein Wort (Substantiv, Adjektiv, Verbum) gebildet werden kann.

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Download E-books Ecuadorian Quechua Basic Course. Part 1: Introduction and In-Class Modules. PDF

By Clarence Eric Ott; Provo UT Brigham Young Univ

Easy premises of studying thought underlie the constitution of the educational fabrics contained during this quantity: the method of language is basically considered one of changing intending to sound, and one learns a language as he generates and assessments his personal hypotheses concerning the language. Fifteen devices, prepared in microwave cycles, are awarded during this quantity for school room use. all the cycles comprises a  Read more...

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Download E-books Die slavischen Sprachen / The Slavic Languages / Handbücher zur Sprach- und Kommunikationswissenschaft / Handbooks of Linguistics and Communication ... and Communication Science) (German Edition) PDF

The current moment quantity completes the guide Die slavischen Sprachen "The Slavic languages. Ein internationales Handbuch zu ihrer Struktur, ihrer Geschichte und ihrer Erforschung. a world instruction manual in their historical past, their constitution and their Investigation." whereas the final perception is sustained, the current quantity now includes articles relating internal and outer language heritage in addition to difficulties of sociolinguistics, touch linguistics, standardology and language typology.

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