New Perspectives on English as a European Lingua Franca by Heiko Motschenbacher

By Heiko Motschenbacher

This quantity enhances prior paintings on English as a lingua franca (ELF) by means of delivering an in-depth research of the phenomenon from a decidedly eu standpoint. Distancing itself from extra conventional methods to the research of English in Europe (linguistic imperialism and “Euro-English”), the examine is theoretically grounded in additional fresh ways, specifically the ELF paradigm and the postmodernist conceptualisation of “English”. Methodologically talking, the learn analyses language use in Eurovision track Contest press meetings as a group of perform of eu salience. The ethnographically established analyses specialise in quite a few linguistic degrees, thereby generating a entire photo of eu ELF as a discursive formation. quite a few qualitative and quantitative tools are used to make clear the next features: code-choice practices in ELF speak, individuals’ metalinguistic reviews at the use of ELF, complimenting behaviour through ELF and relativisation styles. at the foundation of this knowledge, the concluding part advances discussions revolving round the conceptualisation of ELF regularly, the relationship among ELF and Europeanness, and implications for ecu language rules.

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Etymological Dictionary of the Hittite Inherited Lexicon by Alwin Kloekhorst

By Alwin Kloekhorst

Hittite is the oldest attested Indo-European language and accordingly of paramount value for comparative Indo-European linguistics. even supposing within the previous few a long time our wisdom of the synchronic and old linguistics of Hittite has profoundly elevated, those new insights haven't been systematically utilized to the total Hittite fabric. This e-book fills this hole by way of, for the 1st time, delivering an etymological dictionary of the complete Hittite lexicon of Indo-European beginning during which all phrases are taken care of in a coherent method. moreover, it offers an intensive description of the synchronic phonological procedure of Hittite in addition to a entire research of the Hittite historic morphology and phonology. the result's a enormous guide that may shape an vital instrument for Indo-Europeanists and Hittitologists alike.

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On Language Diversity and Relationship from Bibliander to by George J. Metcalf

By George J. Metcalf

From the Renaissance onwards, eu students started to gather and examine a few of the languages of the outdated and the recent Worlds. the popularity of language variety inspired them to provide an explanation for how transformations among languages emerged, why languages saved altering, and in what language households they can be categorised. the current quantity brings jointly the papers of the past due George J. Metcalf (1908–1994) that debate the quest for attainable genetic language relationships, and the research of language advancements and origins, in Early glossy Europe. normal chapters, surveying the interval among the sixteenth and 18th century, are by means of distinct case experiences of the contributions of Swiss, Dutch, and German students corresponding to Theodor Bibliander (1504–1564), Konrad Gesner (1516–1565), Philippus Cluverius (1580–1623), Hugo Grotius (1583–1645), and Justus Georg Schottelius (1612–1676). This selection of very important reports, a couple of that have turn into very not easy to discover, has been framed by way of a close Editors’ creation, a biographical cartoon of the writer, a grasp record of references, and indexes of biographical names and of matters, phrases, and languages.

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Corpus-Based and Computational Approaches to Discourse by Simon Philip Botley, Tony McEnery

By Simon Philip Botley, Tony McEnery

Discourse anaphora is a demanding linguistic phenomenon that has given upward thrust to analyze in fields as varied as linguistics, computational linguistics and cognitive technological know-how. due to the range of techniques those fields carry to the anaphora challenge, the editors of this quantity argue that there has to be a synthesis, or at the very least a principled try to draw the differing strands of anaphora examine jointly. the chosen papers during this quantity all give a contribution to the purpose of synthesis and have been chosen to symbolize the transforming into significance of corpus-based and computational methods to anaphora description, and to constructing average language structures for resolving anaphora in ordinary language.

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Introduction to Technical Services (Library and Information by G. Edward Evans

By G. Edward Evans

Utilized in library colleges world wide, this can be the vintage textual content for gaining an intensive realizing of library technical prone. up-to-date and elevated, this 8th variation covers all facets of the sector, from acquisition to handling the cataloging division. The authors have positioned emphasis on automation because it impacts technical providers. entire with beneficial illustrations, statistical info, and research advisor questions, this article is a needs to for LIS students.Used in library faculties world wide, this usual presents scholars with an intensive knowing of technical companies. up-to-date and multiplied, the booklet covers all facets of the field--from acquisitions to coping with the cataloging department--with new emphasis on sections and new fabric overlaying E-resources and media, metadata, outsourcing, caliber administration, and the influence of consortia at the paintings of technical prone. entire with worthy illustrations, information, and research advisor questions, this article is a needs to for library and data technological know-how scholars!

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Gestures in Language Development (Benjamins Current Topics) by Marianne Gullberg, Kees de Bot

By Marianne Gullberg, Kees de Bot

Gestures are normal in verbal exchange and tightly associated with language and speech. As such they could shed vital gentle on problems with language improvement around the lifespan. This quantity, initially released as a unique factor of Gesture quantity 8:2 (2008), brings jointly stories from assorted disciplines that study language improvement in young ones and adults from various views. It presents a assessment of universal theoretical and empirical issues, and the contributions handle issues corresponding to gesture use in prelinguistic babies, the connection among gestures and lexical improvement in quite often and atypically constructing teenagers and in moment language novices, what gestures demonstrate approximately discourse, and the way all languages that grownup moment language audio system comprehend can impression one another. The papers exemplify a colourful new box of research with relevance for a number of disciplines.

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Analyses of Script: Properties of Characters and Writing by Altmann, Gabriel, Gabriel Altmann

By Altmann, Gabriel, Gabriel Altmann

This quantity offers 12 papers on a brand new method of the research of writing platforms. For the 1st time, quantitative equipment are brought into this sector of study in a scientific means. the person contributions supply an summary approximately quantitative homes of symbols and of writing structures, introduce equipment of research, learn person writing structures as used for various languages, organize an explanatory version of phenomena attached to script development/evolution, and provides a standpoint to a basic conception of writing structures.

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Frames and constructions in metaphoric language by Karen Sullivan

By Karen Sullivan

Frames and structures in metaphoric language indicates how linguistic metaphor piggybacks on yes styles of constructional that means that experience already been pointed out and studied in non-metaphoric language. reputation of those shared semantic buildings, and comparability in their roles in metaphoric and non-metaphoric structures, give the chance to use findings from body Semantics, Cognitive Grammar and Read more...

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Mr. Dooley's Philosophy by Finley Peter Dunne

By Finley Peter Dunne

It is a pre-1923 historic replica that used to be curated for caliber. caliber coverage used to be carried out on each one of those books in an try to eliminate books with imperfections brought through the digitization technique. although we've made most sensible efforts - the books could have occasional mistakes that don't hamper the studying event. We think this paintings is culturally vital and feature elected to deliver the publication again into print as a part of our carrying on with dedication to the renovation of published works world wide.

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