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Tense and Text in Classical Arabic

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Book Series: Studies in Semitic Languages and Linguistics ISBN: 9789004310483 Year: Volume: 85 Pages: 235 DOI: 10.1163/9789004310483 Language: English
Publisher: Brill Grant: Knowledge Unlatched
Subject: Linguistics
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This study undertakes to examine the problem of the tenses in Classical Arabic. While aware of the long tradition which shaped the discussion of this subject, and building, in fact, on some important insights offered by medieval and modern grammarians, this study attempts to redefine the discussion and propose a new analysis of the tenses, based on a functional text-oriented investigation of a large corpus of Classical Arabic prose. This title was made Open Access by libraries from around the world through Knowledge Unlatched.

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Advances in the study of Siouan languages and linguistics

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Book Series: Studies in Diversity Linguistics ISBN: 9783946234371 9783946234388 Year: Pages: 501 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_611691 Language: English
Publisher: Language Science Press
Subject: Linguistics
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" The Siouan family comprises some twenty languages, historically spoken across a broad swath of the central North American plains and woodlands, as well as in parts of the southeastern United States. In spite of its geographical extent and diversity, and the size and importance of several Siouan-speaking tribes, this family has received relatively little attention in the linguistic literature and many of the individual Siouan languages are severely understudied. This volume aims to make work on Siouan languages more broadly available and to encourage deeper investigation of the myriad typological, theoretical, descriptive, and pedagogical issues they raise.&#xD;&#xD;The 17 chapters in this volume present a broad range of current Siouan research, focusing on various Siouan languages, from a variety of linguistic perspectives: historical-genetic, philological, applied, descriptive, formal/generative, and comparative/typological. The editors' preface summarizes characteristic features of the Siouan family, including head-final and ""verb-centered"" syntax, a complex system of verbal affixes including applicatives and subject-possessives, head-internal relative clauses, gendered speech markers, stop-systems including ejectives, and a preference for certain prosodic and phonotactic patterns.&#xD;&#xD;The volume is dedicated to the memory of Professor Robert L. Rankin, a towering figure in Siouan linguistics throughout his long career, who passed away in February of 2014.&#xD;"

Les musiques du français parlé

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ISBN: 9783110471052 9783110479645 9783110477399 Year: Language: French
Publisher: De Gruyter Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 104790
Subject: Linguistics
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This volume presents a series of critical essays on the accentuation, rhythm, and intonation of contemporary French which offer new insight into the formal and functional characteristics of French prosody from three different perspectives (historical, epistemological, descriptive). These properties are interpreted in the context of the latest research into the prosody of languages.

A Gender-based Approach to Parliamentary Discourse

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ISBN: 9789027206596 9789027266330 Year: DOI: 10.1075/dapsac.68 Language: English
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 102062
Subject: Linguistics
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Does gender condition politicians’ discourse strategies in parliament? This is the question we try to answer in A Gender-based Approach to Parliamentary Discourse: The Andalusian Parliament. This book, written by experts in the field of discourse analysis, covers key aspects of political discourse such as gender, identity and verbal and nonverbal strategies: intensification, enumerative series, non-literal quotations, pseudo-desemantisation, lexical colloquialisation, emotion, eye contact and time management. It provides a large number of examples from a balanced gender parliament, the Andalusian Parliament, and it focuses mainly on argumentation, since parliamentary discourse is above all argumentative. This book will prove invaluable to students and teachers in the field of discourse analysis, and more specifically of political discourse, and will also be very useful to politicians and anyone interested in communication strategies.

Developing, Modelling and Assessing Second Languages

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ISBN: 9789027203052 9789027267191 Year: DOI: 10.1075/palart.5 Language: English
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 102124
Subject: Linguistics
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This edited volume brings together the work of a number of researchers working in the framework of Processability Theory (PT), a psycholinguistic theory of second language acquisition (SLA) (Pienemann 1998; 2005). The aim of the volume is two-fold: It engages with current issues in both theory development and theory application and focuses on theoretical developments within the framework of PT as well as issues related to second language teaching and assessment. In coordinating approaches to addressing both theoretical and applied aspects of SLA, this volume aims at bridging the gap between theory and practice. It also reflects the richness of debate within the field of PT-based research. The volume is intended for postgraduate students, SLA researchers as well as language teachers.

Eyetracking and Applied Linguistics

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Book Series: Translation and Multilingual Natural Language Processing ISBN: 9783944675985 9783946234654 9783946234692 Year: Pages: 192 + iv DOI: 10.17169/langsci.b108.230 Language: English
Publisher: Language Science Press
Subject: Linguistics
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Eyetracking has become a powerful tool in scientific research and has finally found its way into disciplines such as applied linguistics and translation studies, paving the way for new insights and challenges in these fields. The aim of the first International Conference on Eyetracking and Applied Linguistics (ICEAL) was to bring together researchers who use eyetracking to empirically answer their research questions. It was intended to bridge the gaps between applied linguistics, translation studies, cognitive science and computational linguistics on the one hand and to further encourage innovative research methodologies and data triangulation on the other hand. These challenges are also addressed in this proceedings volume: While the studies described in the volume deal with a wide range of topics, they all agree on eyetracking as an appropriate methodology in empirical research.

The evolution of case grammar

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Book Series: Computational Models of Language Evolution ISBN: 9783946234333 9783944675848 9783944675855 Year: Pages: 252 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_611694 Language: English
Publisher: Language Science Press
Subject: Computer Science --- Linguistics
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"There are few linguistic phenomena that have seduced linguists so skillfully as grammatical case has done. Ever since Panini (4th Century BC), case has claimed a central role in linguistic theory and continues to do so today. However, despite centuries worth of research, case has yet to reveal its most important secrets. &#xD;This book offers breakthrough explanations for the understanding of case through agent-based experiments in cultural language evolution. The experiments demonstrate that case systems may emerge because they have a selective advantage for communication: they reduce the cognitive effort that listeners need for semantic interpretation, while at the same time limiting the cognitive resources required for doing so."

Mündliches und schriftliches Handeln im Deutschunterricht

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Book Series: Positionen der Deutschdidaktik ISBN: 9783631661574 9783653057317 9783631692813 Year: DOI: 10.3726/978-3-653-05731-7 Language: German
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group Grant: OGeSoMo
Subject: Linguistics
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Der Band thematisiert die Ausbildung mündlicher und schriftlicher Themenentfaltungsmuster von Schülern im Deutschunterricht. Erzählungen, Beschreibungen, Instruktionen, Argumentationen und Berichte sind im kommunikativen Alltag einer Gesellschaft die Grundformen der thematischen Entfaltung komplexer sprachlicher Äußerungen. Sie werden sowohl schriftlich als auch mündlich realisiert. Im schulischen Deutschunterricht sind solche Themenentfaltungsmuster tradierte didaktische Gattungen des Aufsatzunterrichts und auch im Kompetenzbereich „Sprechen und Zuhören" soll die mündliche Realisierung dieser Muster vermittelt werden. Aber gelten für mündliches Berichten, Argumentieren, Instruieren usw. dieselben Anforderungen wie beim Schreiben? Oder muss man abhängig von der sprachmedialen Realisierung von verschiedenen Mustern mit gleichen Labels ausgehen? Die Beiträge dieses Bandes erkunden das Feld aus textlinguistischer und sprachdidaktischer Sicht neu.

Language-Learner Computer Interactions

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ISBN: 9789027257512 9789027266989 Year: DOI: 10.1075/lsse.2 Language: English
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 102123
Subject: Linguistics
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This book focuses on learner-computer interactions (LCI) in second language learning environments drawing largely on sociocultural theories of language development. It brings together a rich and varied range of theoretical discussions and applications in order to illustrate the way in which LCI can enrich our comprehension of technology-mediated communication, hence enhancing learners’ digital literacy skills. The book is based on the premise that, in order to fully understand the nature of language and literacy development in digital spaces, researchers and practitioners in linguistics, sciences and engineering need to borrow from each others’ theoretical and practical toolkits. In light of this premise, themes include such aspects as educational ergonomics, affordances, complex systems learning, learner personas and corpora, while also describing such data collecting tools as video screen capture devices, eye-tracking or intelligent learning tutoring systems.

Cognition, Language and Aging

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ISBN: 9789027212320 9789027267313 Year: DOI: 10.1075/z.200 Language: English
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 102129
Subject: Linguistics
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Age-related changes in cognitive and language functions have been extensively researched over the past half-century. The older adult represents a unique population for studying cognition and language because of the many challenges that are presented with investigating this population, including individual differences in education, life experiences, health issues, social identity, as well as gender. The purpose of this book is to provide an advanced text that considers these unique challenges and assembles in one source current information regarding (a) language in the aging population and (b) current theories accounting for age-related changes in language function. A thoughtful and comprehensive review of current research spanning different disciplines that study aging will achieve this purpose. Such disciplines include linguistics, psychology, sociolinguistics, neurosciences, cognitive sciences, and communication sciences.

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