Download Languages of the World: An Introduction by Asya Pereltsvaig PDF

By Asya Pereltsvaig

What do all human languages have in universal and in what methods are they assorted? How can language be used to track assorted peoples and their previous? Are convinced languages comparable due to universal descent or language touch? Assuming no previous wisdom of linguistics, this textbook introduces readers to the wealthy range of human languages, familiarizing scholars with the diversity and typology of languages around the globe. Linguistic phrases and ideas are defined, within the textual content and within the word list, and illustrated with basic, obtainable examples. Eighteen language maps and various language relatives charts allow scholars to put a language geographically or genealogically. A helping web site contains extra language maps and sound recordings that may be used to demonstrate the peculiarities of the sound platforms of assorted languages. 'Test your self' questions during the booklet make it more straightforward for college students to research facts from unexpected languages.

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Download Between English and Arabic: A Practical Course in by Bahaa-eddin Abulhassan Hassan PDF

By Bahaa-eddin Abulhassan Hassan

This booklet bargains a difficult and stimulating point of view on translation. it's a complete useful path in translation among English and Arabic and, as such, could be beneficial to scholars of translation. according to contrastive linguistics, it incorporates a number of translation key techniques, together with lexical, grammatical and stylistic concerns. The ebook balances conception and alertness in translation. The publication is the results of the numerous classes the writer has taught to scholars of Arabic-English translation, and may support bilingual audio system familiarize yourself with translation options and boost sensible translation talents to an identical commonplace as that anticipated of a college graduate. It provides a extraordinary collection of examples of English/Arabic translation. via lexical learn, thesaurus construction and an creation to key theoretical options in translation, the reader will achieve a greater knowing of what graduate-level translation consists of.

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Download Parameters of Slavic Morphosyntax (Oxford Studies in by Steven Franks PDF

By Steven Franks

Concentrating on problems with case idea and comparative grammar, this learn treats chosen difficulties within the syntax of the Slavic languages from the viewpoint of Government-Binding conception. Steven Franks seeks to increase parametric options to comparable structures one of the a number of Slavic languages. A version of case established loosely on Jakobson's function approach is customized to various comparative difficulties in Slavic, together with across-the-board structures, quantification, secondary predication, null topic phenomena, and voice. suggestions thought of utilize fresh ways to word constitution, together with the VP-internal topic speculation and the DP speculation. The booklet will serve admirably as an creation to GB conception for Slavic linguists in addition to to the diversity of difficulties posed by means of Slavic for common syntacticians.

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Download Between Two Grammars: Research and Practice for Language by Beverley Bryan PDF

By Beverley Bryan

Among Grammars: examine and perform for Language studying and instructing in a Creole-speaking surroundings builds on past works within the box of language studying and instructing and brings new rules approximately language educating in a Creole-speaking surroundings. utilizing Jamaica because the instance, the background of schooling is tested with a purpose to explaining a few of the present attitudes to education and the objections to accepting Jamaican Creole (Patois/Patwa) as an important a part of the recognition of the school room instructor. Readers are inspired to embody artistic methodologies by way of utilising no matter what assets could be on hand to a selected lecture room and sophistication. quite precious is the broadening of the that means of textual content past expository readings, and literature to numerous fabric no longer frequently approved in conservative study rooms. developed with an realizing of the original necessities for language educating within the Caribbean, while integrating thought and perform, Dr Bryan s ideas in among Grammars are the results of years of study in the fields of sociolinguistics, language schooling, Caribbean heritage and instructor schooling. Educators, even if in education or in perform; and schooling policymakers will locate among Grammars not just an enriching presentation of the character of language debates within the Caribbean but in addition an empowering instrument for more suitable language instructing perform.

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Download Corpus Stylistics (Routledge Studies in Corpuslinguistics, by Elena Semino PDF

By Elena Semino

This booklet combines stylistic research with corpus linguistics to current an leading edge account of the phenomenon of speech, writing and concept presentation - in most cases known as 'speech reporting' or 'discourse presentation'.This new account relies on an intensive research of a quarter-of-a-million observe digital choice of written narrative texts, together with either fiction and non-fiction. The booklet contains special discussions of: the development of this corpus of past due twentieth-century written British narratives taken from fiction, newspaper information stories and (auto)biographies the improvement of a guide annotation procedure for speech, writing and idea presentation and its software to the corpus. The findings of a quantitive and qualitative research of the kinds and services of speech, writing and inspiration presentation within the 3 genres represented within the corpus. The findings of the research of a variety of particular phenomena, together with hypothetical speech, writing and concept presentation, embedded speech, writing and proposal presentation and ambiguities in speech, writing and inspiration presentation. case experiences focusing on particular texts from the corpus. Corpus Stylistics exhibits how stylistics, and text/discourse research extra mostly, can enjoy the use of a corpus method and the authors' leading edge method ends up in a extra trustworthy and entire categorisation of the varieties of speech, writing and idea presentation than were steered up to now. This book is crucial analyzing for linguists attracted to the components of stylistics and corpus linguistics.

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Download Language and Identity across Modes of Communication by Ahmar Mahboob, Dwi Noverini Djenar, Ken Cruickshank PDF

By Ahmar Mahboob, Dwi Noverini Djenar, Ken Cruickshank

This edited assortment examines how humans use quite a number assorted modalities to barter, impact, and/or venture their very own or different people's identities. It brings jointly linguistic students occupied with problems with identification via a examine of language use in a number of forms of written texts, dialog, functionality, and interviews.

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Download Classic Tales: Level 2: Thumbelina Activity Book & Play by NA PDF

By NA

This richly illustrated sequence of retold fairy stories for kids elderly 5-12 years previous will convey an additional size in your English instructing. With listening, conversing, studying, writing, and drama actions, vintage stories graded readers make it effortless so that you can create entire language classes round a well-liked and fascinating conventional story.

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