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European Union Foreign Policy and the Global Climate Regime

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ISBN: 9782875741349 9783035264098 Year: DOI: 10.3726/978-3-0352-6409-8 Language: English
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103077
Subject: Political Science
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This book engages in a longitudinal analysis of the EU’s participation in and impact on the global climate change regime, providing a thought-provoking audit of the potential and limits of the EU’s influence as a foreign policy player in a major domain of global affairs.

A typology of marked-S languages

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Book Series: Studies in Diversity Linguistics ISBN: 9783944675190 Year: Pages: 281 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_533871 Language: English
Publisher: Language Science Press
Subject: Linguistics
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Case-systems all over the world exhibit striking similarities. In most lan- guages intransitive subjects (S) receives less overt marking than one of the two transitive arguments (agent-like A or patient-like P); the other one of these two arguments is usually encoded by the same form as S. In some languages the amount of overt marking is identical between S, A, and P. But hardly ever does the S argument receive more overt marking than A or P. Yet there are some languages that do not follow this general pattern. This book is about those languages that behave differently, the marked-S languages. Marked-S languages are well-known to be found in East Africa, where they occur in two different language families, Afro-Asiatic and Nilo-Sa- haran. They can also be found in North-Western America and the Pacific region. This book is the first investigation of marked S-languages that treats the phenomenon on a global scale. The study examines the functional distribution of the two main case- forms, the form used for S (S-case) and the case-form of the transitive ar- gument which receives less marking (the zero-case). It offers a very fine- grained perspective considering a wide range of constructions. The con- texts in which the case-marking patterns are investigated include nom- inal, existential and locational predication, subjects in special discourse function (e. g. focused constituents), subjects of passives and dependent clauses, as well as the forms used for addressing someone (vocative form) and for using a noun in isolation (citation form). Apart from the functional distribution of case forms, the formal means of marking are also considered. The main focus is on the synchronic de- scription and comparison of marked-S languages, but historical explana- tions for the unusual case-marking pattern are also discussed.

Copular Clauses and Focus Marking in Sumerian

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ISBN: 9783110401691 9783110427349 Year: Pages: 212 DOI: 10.2478/9783110401707 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.

Vierge ou putain ?

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ISBN: 9782753532465 9782753553071 Year: Language: French
Publisher: Presses universitaires de Rennes
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Cet ouvrage cherche à comprendre les processus de marginalisation à travers l’étude de la prostitution à San José du Costa Rica entre 1870 et 1930. La démarche adoptée est différente des études classiques sur la marginalité puisque l’objectif n’est pas d’étudier un groupe donné, les prostituées, mais de comprendre sa formation et de saisir la signification de la notion de marginalisation, à un moment et dans un espace donnés.

11 Análisis numérico de la reparación y refuerzo de estructuras con FRP (Book chapter)

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ISBN: 978849417292 Year: Pages: 31 Language: Spanish
Publisher: OmniaScience Grant: FP7 Ideas: European Research Council - 320815
Subject: Architecture
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This chapter presents a procedure to assess the magnitude of the damage local and global damage in structures subjected to static and dynamic actions, with special emphasis on the seismic problem. In addition to the formulation for the evaluation of the damage, introduces the concept of structural reinforcement and repair by composite laminates of epoxy matrix with carbon fiber reinforcement. For this purpose, the use of the theory of mixtures to compose a composite material from their basic components. Damage is also assessed in these reinforced and / or repaired structures and the influence of these improvements on the assessment of the overall damage of the structure is discussed.

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