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The Use of Signing Space in a Shared Sign Language of Australia

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Book Series: Sign Language Typology [SLT] ISSN: 2192-5186 ISBN: 9781614515470 Year: Volume: 5 Pages: 303 DOI: 10.1515/9781614515470 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Linguistics
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In this book, an Australian Aboriginal sign language used by Indigenous people in the North East Arnhem Land (Northern Territory) is described on the level of spatial grammar. Topics discussed range from properties of individual signs to structure of interrogative and negative sentences. The main interest is the manifestation of signing space - the articulatory space surrounding the signers - for grammatical purposes in Yolngu Sign Language.

Copular Clauses and Focus Marking in Sumerian

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ISBN: 9783110401691 9783110427349 Year: Pages: 212 DOI: 10.2478/9783110401691 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Linguistics
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This work is the first comprehensive description of Sumerian constructions involving a copula. Using around 400 fully glossed examples, it gives a thorough analysis of all uses of the copula, which is one of the least understood and most frequently misinterpreted and consequently mistranslated morphemes in Sumerian. It starts with a concise introduction into the grammatical structure of Sumerian, followed by a study that is accessible to both linguists and sumerologists, as it applies the terminology of modern descriptive linguistics. It provides the oldest known and documented example of the path of grammaticalization that leads from a copula to a focus marker. It gives the description of Sumerian copular paratactic relative clauses, which make use of an otherwise only scarcely attested relativization strategy. At the end of the book, the reader will have a clear picture about the morphological and syntactic devices used to mark identificational, polarity and sentence focus in Sumerian, one of the oldest documented languages in the world.

Sign Languages in Village Communities. Anthropological and Linguistic Insights

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Book Series: Sign Language Typology [SLT] ISSN: 2192-5186 ISBN: 9781614511496 Year: Volume: 4 Pages: 420 DOI: 10.1515/9781614511496 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Linguistics
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The book is a unique collection of research on sign languages that have emerged in rural communities with a high incidence of, often hereditary, deafness. These sign languages represent the latest addition to the comparative investigation of languages in the gestural modality, and the book is the first compilation of a substantial number of different village sign languages.Written by leading experts in the field, the volume uniquely combines anthropological and linguistic insights, looking at both the social dynamics and the linguistic structures in these village communities. The book includes primary data from eleven different signing communities across the world, including results from Jamaica, India, Turkey, Thailand, and Bali. All known village sign languages are endangered, usually because of pressure from larger urban sign languages, and some have died out already. Ironically, it is often the success of the larger sign language communities in urban centres, their recognition and subsequent spread, which leads to the endangerment of these small minority sign languages. The book addresses this specific type of language endangerment, documentation strategies, and other ethical issues pertaining to these sign languages on the basis of first-hand experiences by Deaf fieldworkers.

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ISBN: 9783110477733 9783110480177 9783110477795 Year: Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 104788
Subject: Sociology
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The future of area studies lies in opening out into TransArea studies, which tie together area-connected competencies with transdisciplinary research practices. It is one of the loftiest and most urgent duties of philology to lift up this treasure in the awareness of the special relevance of literature, and to make it democratically available to the broadest possible sections of the population.

Crossing Experiences in Digital Epigraphy. From Practice to Discipline

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ISBN: 9783110607208 Year: Pages: 240 DOI: 10.1515/9783110607208 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: History
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This miscellaneous volume collects contributions on nineteen projects dealing with Digital Epigraphy – they are diversified in geographic and chronological context, for script and language, and for typology of digital output. The objective is to point out the methodological issues which are specific to the application of information technologies to epigraphy, with a focus on data modelling and text annotation, lexicography and interoperability.

Made in Canada, Read in Spain: Essays on the Translation and Circulation of English-Canadian Literature

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ISBN: 9788376560175 Year: Pages: 231 DOI: 10.2478/9788376560175 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Made in Canada, Read in Spain is an edited collection of essays on the impact, diffusion, and translation of English Canadian literature in Spain. Given the size of the world’s Spanish-speaking population (some 350 million people) and the importance of the Spanish language in global publishing, it appeals to publishers, cultural agents and translators, as well as to Canadianists and Translation Studies scholars. By analyzing more than 100 sources of online and print reviews, this volume covers a wide-range of areas and offers an ambitious scope that goes from the institutional side of the Spanish-Anglo-Canadian exchange to issues on the insertion of CanLit in the Spanish curriculum; from ‘nation branding’, translation, and circulation of Canadian authors in autonomous communities (such as Catalonia) to the official acknowledgement of some authors by the Spanish literary system -Margaret Atwood and Leonard Cohen were awarded the prestigious Prince of Asturias prize in 2008 and 2011, respectively.

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