Download Reversing Language Shift: Theoretical and Empirical by Joshua A. Fishman PDF

By Joshua A. Fishman

This e-book is set the speculation and perform of information to speech-communities whose local languages are threatened simply because their intergenerational continuity is continuing negatively, with fewer and less audio system (or readers, writers or even understanders) each new release. primarily, this publication is ready why such a lot efforts to opposite language shift are just indifferently profitable at top, and outright mess ups or perhaps contra-indicated and destructive undertakings at worst. It makes an attempt to diagnose such problems and to prescribe ameliorative and restorative efforts in a sociolinguistically knowledgeable method. It attracts upon the event of earlier and present practitioners of language recovery, it experiences pertinent sociolinguistic study and thought, it examines a reasonably large variety of situations of tried reversals of language shift on numerous continents, and it seeks to signify a extra rational, systematic method of what has usually hitherto been a essentially emotion-laden, "let's attempt every little thing we potentially can and maybe whatever will work", form of commitment.

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Download Quechumara. Estructuras paralelas del quechua y el aimara by Rodolfo Cerrón Palomino PDF

By Rodolfo Cerrón Palomino

Como su nombre lo anuncia, el libro presenta, en forma paralela, las estructuras gramaticales del quechua y del aimara, sobre l. a. base del análisis de sus dialectos más representativos. Al hacerlo, se propone demostrar, vía l. a. comparación sistemática de ambos idiomas, en todos sus niveles de organización gramatical, el extraordinario paralelismo que guardan entre sí, como resultado de una dilatada convivencia en el tiempo y en el espacio. De esta manera, recogiendo una vieja práctica, iniciada durante los angeles etapa colonial pero obliterada en los angeles república, busca facilitar una aproximación al conocimiento de las dos lenguas no sólo de aquellos que las desconocen sino también de quienes, teniendo el dominio de una de ellas, ignoran los angeles otra. En tal sentido, aparte de su propuesta estrictamente gramatical, Quechumara constituye una valiosa obra de consulta para quienes, por su profesión, se hallan empeñados en los angeles comprensión de l. a. realidad idiomática y cultural, pasada y presente, del mundo andino.

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Download The Disappearing Dictionary: A Treasury of Lost English by David Crystal PDF

By David Crystal

Anyplace you pass within the English-speaking global, there are linguistic riches from instances earlier waiting for rediscovery. All you'll want to do is opt for a place, locate a few previous records, and dig a little.

In The Disappearing Dictionary, linguistics professional Professor David Crystal collects jointly pleasant dialect phrases that both offer an perception into an older lifestyle, or just have an impossible to resist phonetic attraction. Like a reflect picture of The that means of Liff that simply occurs to be precise, The Disappearing Dictionary finds a few attractive previous gem stones of the English language, dusts them down and makes them dwell back for a brand new generation.

dabberlick [noun, Scotland]

A mildly insulting means of speaking approximately a person who's tall and thin. 'Where's that dabberlick of a child?'

fubsy [adjective, Lancashire]

Plump, in a pleasant type of way.

squinch [noun, Devon]

A slim crack in a wall or an area among floorboards. 'I misplaced sixpence via a squinch within the floor'.

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Download Creating and Digitizing Language Corpora, Volume 1: by Joan C. Beal, Karen P. Corrigan, Hermann L. Moisl PDF

By Joan C. Beal, Karen P. Corrigan, Hermann L. Moisl

More than a few digital corpora has turn into more and more available through the WWW and CD-ROM. This improvement coincided with advancements within the criteria governing the amassing, encoding and archiving of such information. much less cognizance, despite the fact that, has been paid to creating different varieties of electronic facts to be had. this is often very true of that which one could describe as 'unconventional', specifically, dialects, baby language and bilingual databases. This e-book is a primary step towards constructing related criteria for enriching and conserving those missed assets.

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Download Nominalisierte Infinitive: Eine empirisch basierte Studie by Kerstin Blume PDF

By Kerstin Blume

Nominalisierte Infinitive gelten als bona-fide-Ereignisnomina, die im Gegensatz zu Resultatsnomina die Argumentstruktur der Basisverben nahezu uneingeschränkt erben. Die hier präsentierte empirische Studie entlarvt diese Annahme jedoch als Vorurteil: Grammatikalitätsurteile von one hundred eighty Testpersonen zeigen, daß zum Teil bisher unerkannte Restriktionen die lexikalischen und syntaktischen Eigenschaften von nominalisierten Infinitiven determinieren. Die Interaktion der Restriktionen wird in einem Wettbewerbsmodell simuliert, das den empirisch ermittelten Grammatikalitätsurteilen Rechnung trägt.

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Download Das hebräische Partizip in den Texten aus der judäischen by Gregor Geiger PDF

By Gregor Geiger

The functionality of the participle in the Hebrew stressful approach has significantly replaced among biblical and postbiblical Hebrew. This research reviews the participle within the Hebrew manuscripts from the Judaean wasteland, its formation, its utilization, and its that means, in comparison with these in different Hebrew traditions and dialects, specifically the language of the Hebrew Bible. The biblical Hebrew stressful procedure remains to be utilized in the Scrolls, whereas there's a transparent distinction among the demanding approach of the Scrolls and that of mishnaic Hebrew. This truth permits us to attract conclusions within the box of language reports; however it additionally offers us with a bit of the puzzle in our knowing of the sociology and faith of the Qumran community.

Die Funktion des Partizips innerhalb des hebräischen Tempussystems wandelte sich erheblich zwischen biblischem und nach-biblischem Hebräisch. Diese Studie untersucht das Partizip in den hebräischen Handschriften aus der judäischen Wüste, seine Bildung, seine Verwendung und seine Bedeutung, im Vergleich mit anderen hebräischen Traditionen und Dialekten, vor allem der Sprache der hebräischen Bibel. Das biblisch-hebräische Tempussystem findet seine Fortsetzung in diesen Handschriften, während es einen klaren Unterschied zwischen deren Tempussystem und dem des mischnischen Hebräisch gibt. Diese Tatsache erlaubt Rückschlüsse im Bereich der Sprachwissenschaft, sie liefert aber auch einen Mosaikstein in unserem Verständnis von Gesellschaft und faith der Qumran-Gemeinschaft

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Download Language and Mind by Noam Chomsky PDF

By Noam Chomsky

This is often the long-awaited 3rd variation of Chomsky's striking selection of essays on language and brain. the 1st six chapters, initially released within the Sixties, made a groundbreaking contribution to linguistic thought. This new version enhances them with an extra bankruptcy and a brand new preface, bringing Chomsky's influential process into the twenty-first century. Chapters 1-6 current Chomsky's early paintings at the nature and acquisition of language as a genetically endowed, organic process (Universal Grammar), during the ideas and rules of which we gather an internalized wisdom (I-language). over the last fifty years, this framework has sparked an explosion of inquiry right into a wide selection of languages, and has yielded a few significant theoretical questions. the ultimate bankruptcy revisits the foremost matters, reviewing the 'biolinguistic' process that has guided Chomsky's paintings from its origins to the current day, and elevating a few novel and fascinating demanding situations for the research of language and brain.

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Download Decomposition of Hamito-Semitic Roots into Their Ultimate by El Rabih Makki PDF

By El Rabih Makki

The current ebook is thoroughly in line with new linguistic discoveries and with no them it's going to by no means come into life. Its findings transform our view of language and its evolutionary historical past during millennia, unveil the most obvious relationships between world's languages, and raze to floor the partitions of may that the vicissitudes of time have outfitted to maintain language aside. 1. It demonstrates basically that Hamito-Semitic root is a fancy note which includes a couple of parts agglutinated jointly and expressing a concrete or precise that means. 2. The learn assumes that proots found in Hamito-Semitic relatives are present in all different households of languages and there's no language relatives which has thoroughly misplaced any of such proots. To turn out this truth scientifically, the learn compares Hamito-Semitic and Indo-European language households. The learn demonstrates exceptional similarities in sound correspondences, in proots, in conventional roots and their derivatives, and of their grammatical platforms. Concrete proof covers approximately all Hamito-Semitic & Indo-European etymological dictionaries & morphological platforms. three. The study additionally compares, even though in short, Hamito-Semitic with the oldest recognized files of the Sino-Tibetan kin. as well as 'evolution of language', the study additionally treats extensive the 'evolution of human capacities for language'. within the gentle of the hot discoveries, the learn evaluates all very important theories and assumptions which were outfitted on language and explains why all makes an attempt to end up relationships between households of languages have failed.

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