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Major Trends in Theoretical and Applied Linguistics 1

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Book Series: Selected Papers from the 20th ISTAL ISBN: 9788376560762 9783110399271 Year: Pages: 520 DOI: 10.2478/9788376560762 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Linguistics
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In the three volumes of Major Trends in Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, the editors guide the reader through a well-selected compendium of works, presenting a fresh look at contemporary linguistics. Specialists will find chapters that contribute to their fields of interest, and the three-volume collection will provide useful reading for anyone interested in linguistics. The first volume explores theoretical issues dealing with phonetics-phonology and syntax-semantics-morphology. Volume two is organized into three main sections that examine interdisciplinary linguistics: discourse analysis, gender and lexicography; language acquisition, and language disorders. Finally, volume three focuses on applied linguistics - both language teaching/ learning and education.

Major Trends in Theoretical and Applied Linguistics 2

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Book Series: Selected Papers from the 20th ISTAL ISBN: 9788376560885 9783110399301 Year: Pages: 470 DOI: 10.2478/9788376560885 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Linguistics
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In the three volumes of Major Trends in Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, the editors guide the reader through a well-selected compendium of works, presenting a fresh look at contemporary linguistics. Aimed at specialists or anyone interested in languages, this publication deals with both theoretical issues and applied linguistics, looking closely at discourse analysis, gender and lexicography, language acquisition and language disorders.

Major Trends in Theoretical and Applied Linguistics 3

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Book Series: Selected Papers from the 20th ISTAL ISBN: 9788376560915 9783110399318 Year: Pages: 470 DOI: 10.2478/9788376560915 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Linguistics
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In the three volumes of Major Trends in Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, the editors guide the reader through a well-selected compendium of works, presenting a fresh look at contemporary linguistics. Specialists will find chapters that contribute to their fields of interest, and the three-volume collection will provide useful reading for anyone interested in linguistics. The first volume explores theoretical issues dealing with phonetics-phonology and syntax-semantics-morphology. Volume two is organized into three main sections that examine interdisciplinary linguistics: discourse analysis, gender and lexicography; language acquisition, and language disorders. Finally, volume three focuses on applied linguistics - both language teaching/ learning and education.

Musterwandel – Sortenwandel. Aktuelle Tendenzen der diachronen Text(sorten)linguistik

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Book Series: Sprache in Kommunikation und Medien ISBN: 9783034314886 Year: DOI: 10.3726/978-3-0351-0668-8 Language: German
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group Grant: Schweizerischer Nationalfonds zur Förderung der Wissenschaftlichen Forschung - 170381
Subject: Linguistics
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The texts in this volume deal with the current transformation of text types and text patterns and thus make a significant contribution to current issues of diachronic linguistics aligned text types and different transformation processes of recent usage history

Letters as Loot. A sociolinguistic approach to seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Dutch

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Book Series: Advances in Historical Sociolinguistics ISSN: 22141057 ISBN: 9789027269577 Year: Pages: xiii, 426 DOI: 10.1075/ahs.2 Language: English
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company
Subject: Linguistics
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The study of letter writing is at the heart of the historical-sociolinguistic enterprise. Private letters, in particular, offer an unprecedented view on language history. This book presents an in-depth study of the language of letters focussing on a unique collection of Dutch private letters from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, which comprises letters from the lower, middle and upper ranks, written by men as well as women.The book discusses the key issues of formulaic language and the degree of orality of private letters, it questions the importance of letter-writing manuals, and reveals remarkable patterns of social, regional and gender variation in a wide range of linguistic features. Arguing for writing experience as an important factor in historical linguistics generally, the book offers numerous new perspectives on the history of Dutch.The monograph is of interest to a wide readership, ranging from scholars of historical linguistics, sociolinguistics, Germanic linguistics, sociology and social history to (advanced) graduate and postgraduate students in courses on language variation and change.

Introduction to Paremiology. A Comprehensive Guide to Proverb Studies

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ISBN: 9783110410167 9783110456127 Year: Pages: 382 DOI: 10.2478/9783110410167 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Linguistics
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This handbook introduces key elements of the philological research area called paremiology (the study of proverbs). It presents the main subject area as well as the current status of paremiological research. The basic notions, among others, include defining proverbs, main proverb features, origin, collecting and categorization of proverbs. Each chapter is written by a leading scholar-specialist in their area of proverbial research. Since the book represents a measured balance between the popular and scientific approach, it is recommended to a wide readership including experienced and budding scholars, students of linguistics, as well as other professionals interested in the study of proverbs.

The Alor-Pantar languages: History and typology

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ISBN: 9783944675480 Year: Pages: 477 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_533875 Language: English
Publisher: Language Science Press
Subject: Linguistics --- Mathematics
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The Alor-Pantar family constitutes the westernmost outlier group of Papuan (Non-Austronesian) languages. Its twenty or so languages are spoken on&#xD;the islands of Alor and Pantar, located just north of Timor, in eastern In-&#xD;donesia. Together with the Papuan languages of Timor, they make up the&#xD;Timor-Alor-Pantar family. The languages average 5,000 speakers and are&#xD;under pressure from the local Malay variety as well as the national lan-&#xD;guage, Indonesian.&#xD;This volume studies the internal and external linguistic history of this&#xD;interesting group, and showcases some of its unique typological features,&#xD;such as the preference to index the transitive patient-like argument on&#xD;the verb but not the agent-like one; the extreme variety in morphologi-&#xD;cal alignment patterns; the use of plural number words; the existence of&#xD;quinary numeral systems; the elaborate spatial deictic systems involving&#xD;an elevation component; and the great variation exhibited in their kinship&#xD;systems.&#xD;Unlike many other Papuan languages, Alor-Pantar languages do not ex-&#xD;hibit clause-chaining, do not have switch reference systems, never suffix&#xD;subject indexes to verbs, do not mark gender, but do encode clusivity in&#xD;their pronominal systems. Indeed, apart from a broadly similar head-final&#xD;syntactic profile, there is little else that the Alor-Pantar languages share&#xD;with Papuan languages spoken in other regions. While all of them show&#xD;some traces of contact with Austronesian languages, in general, borrow-&#xD;ing from Austronesian has not been intense, and contact with Malay and&#xD;Indonesian is a relatively recent phenomenon in most of the Alor-Pantar&#xD;region.

50 years after the perceptron, 25 years after PDP: Neural computation in language sciences

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Book Series: Frontiers Research Topics ISSN: 16648714 ISBN: 9782889192571 Year: Pages: 180 DOI: 10.3389/978-2-88919-257-1 Language: English
Publisher: Frontiers Media SA
Subject: Science (General) --- Psychology
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This Research Topic aims to showcase the state of the art in language research while celebrating the 25th anniversary of the tremendously influential work of the PDP group, and the 50th anniversary of the perceptron. Although PDP models are often the gold standard to which new models are compared, the scope of this Research Topic is not constrained to connectionist models. Instead, we aimed to create a landmark forum in which experts in the field define the state of the art and future directions of the psychological processes underlying language learning and use, broadly defined. We thus called for papers involving computational modeling and original research as well as technical, philosophical, or historical discussions pertaining to models of cognition. We especially encouraged submissions aimed at contrasting different computational frameworks, and their relationship to imaging and behavioral data.

Worrorra: a language of the north-west Kimberley coast

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ISBN: 9781922064592 Year: Pages: 515 DOI: 10.20851/worrorra Language: English
Publisher: University of Adelaide Press
Subject: Linguistics
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The Kimberley Arafuran language Worrorra was spoken traditionally on the remote coastline and precipitously beautiful hinterland between the Walcott Inlet and the Prince Regent River. The language described here is that attested by its last full speakers, Patsy Lulpunda, Amy Peters and Daisy Utemorrah. Patsy Lulpunda was a child when Europeans first entered her country in 1912, and Amy Peters and Daisy Utemorrah both grew up on the Kunmunya mission. This comprehensive and detailed grammar provides as well an historical and cultural context for a society now drastically altered. In the 1950s Worrorra people left their traditional land and from the 1970s the number of people speaking Worrorra as their first language declined dramatically. Worrorra is a highly polysynthetic language, characterised by overarching concord and a high degree of morphological fusion. Verbal semantics involve a voicing opposition and an extensive system of evidentiality-marking. Worrorra has elaborate systems of pragmatic reference, a derivational morphology that projects agreement-class concord across most lexical categories and complex predicates that incorporate one verb within another. Nouns are distributed among five genders, the intensional properties of which define dynamic oppositions between men and women on the one hand, and earth and sky on the other.&#xD;&#xD;This volume will be of interest to morphologists, syntacticians, semanticists, anthropologists, typologists, and readers interested in Australian language and culture generally.

Die altgermanischen Toponyme sowie die ungermanischen Toponyme Germaniens

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ISBN: 9783902575623 Year: Pages: 434 Seiten DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_507993 Language: German
Publisher: Fassbaender Grant: Austrian Science Fund - PUB 130
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This handbook of Old Germanic toponyms is a comprehen-sive collection of Germanic, possibly Germanic and non-Germanic geographical names of Magna Germania and the adjacent provinces. The selection of headwords is based on Hermann Reichert´s Lexikon der altgermanischen Namen (LaN). In the articles, the current state of research concer-ning the localization of the ancient places (, rivers, forests and mountains) and concerning the etymology and word for¬mation of the toponyms is documented and critically dis-cussed.

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