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A grammar of Pichi

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Book Series: Studies in Diversity Linguistics ISBN: 9783961101344 9783961101337 Year: DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.2546450 Language: English
Publisher: Language Science Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 104795
Subject: Linguistics
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Pichi is an Afro-Caribbean English-lexifier Creole spoken on the island of Bioko, Equatorial Guinea. It is an offshoot of 19th century Krio (Sierra Leone) and shares many characteristics with West African relatives like Nigerian Pidgin, Cameroon Pidgin, and Ghanaian Pidgin English, as well as with the English-lexifier creoles of the insular and continental Caribbean. This comprehensive description presents a detailed analysis of the grammar and phonology of Pichi. It also includes a collection of texts and wordlists. Pichi features a nominative-accusative alignment, SVO word order, adjective-noun order, prenominal determiners, and prepositions. The language has a seven-vowel system and twenty-two consonant phonemes. Pichi has a two-tone system with tonal minimal pairs, morphological tone, and tonal processes. The morphological structure is largely isolating.

Advances in formal Slavic linguistics 2016

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ISBN: 9783961101283 9783961101276 Year: DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.2546440 Language: English
Publisher: Language Science Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 104793
Subject: Linguistics
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Advances in Formal Slavic Linguistics 2016 initiates a new series of collective volumes on formal Slavic linguistics. It presents a selection of high quality papers authored by young and senior linguists from around the world and contains both empirically oriented work, underpinned by up-to-date experimental methods, as well as more theoretically grounded contributions. The volume covers all major linguistic areas, including morphosyntax, semantics, pragmatics, phonology, and their mutual interfaces. The particular topics discussed include argument structure, word order, case, agreement, tense, aspect, clausal left periphery, or segmental phonology. The topical breadth and analytical depth of the contributions reflect the vitality of the field of formal Slavic linguistics and prove its relevance to the global linguistic endeavour. Early versions of the papers included in this volume were presented at the conference on Formal Description of Slavic Languages 12 or at the satellite Worksh

Funktionen von Possessivsuffixen in den ugrischen Sprachen

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ISBN: 9783946198475 9783946198451 9783946198444 9783946198468 Year: Pages: 206 DOI: 10.16994/bal Language: German
Publisher: Modern Academic Publishing
Subject: Linguistics --- Languages and Literatures
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The Ugric languages Mansi, Khanty and Hungarian form a branch of the Uralic language family which is mainly spread across North-Eastern Europe and Siberia. Other prominent languages of the Uralic family are e.g. Finnish, Saami and Estonian. The Ob-Ugric languages Mansi and Khanty are spoken in Western Siberia along the Ob’ river and its tributaries, thus they are referred to as Ob-Ugric. Their closest relative is Hungarian, spoken in Hungary and its neighboring countries. The status of the Khanty and Mansi languages is endangered: only 20% out of 8,000 ethnic Mansi and 30% out of 22,000 ethnic Khanty still speak their mother tongue, and there are nearly no monolingual speakers. In contrast, Hungarian is an official language of the European Union, spoken by about 15 million people. Hence, the status of literacy, language documentation and language education differs noticeably between Ob-Ugric and Hungarian. From a typological point of view, the Ugric languages are basically so-called SOV languages, their morphology is mainly agglutinative, i.e. grammatical information is rather encoded with suffixes which are attached to the stem instead of using prepositions, pronouns or articles. The most accessible referent in a discourse is not overtly realized on the surface of the sentence. Its position remains empty (zero-anaphora). This is also revealed in rich paradigms of personal suffixes which are used instead. One set of personal suffixes is attached to nominal stems and called possessive suffixes. They are involved in the structure of so-called attributive possessive constructions in most Uralic languages. As revealed in their denomination, research on possessive suffixes in Ugric languages, as in most Uralic languages, has primarily viewed them in the light of their function as markers of possessive relations, traditionally referred to as their prototypical use. The linguistic concept of possession seems to be universal. The notion of possession itself, though, is purely abstract and can only be understood as a »broader concept of association or relationship between two nouns«. While the definition is an abstract collective term, there is a broad consensus among linguists that certain prototypical meanings are covered by the concept of possession. These are: part-whole relations, kinship relations (both by blood and marriage), ownership relations as well as a fourth column covering all kinds of association in general (e.g. attribution, properties or orientation/location). The use of attributive possessive constructions is very frequent in most Uralic languages and, in a considerable amount of cases, a possessive reading of the relation is excluded, even in the most abstract interpretation of possession. Such cases, where the so-called prototypical use of possessive suffixes (i.e. denoting a possessive relation) fails to serve as an explanation, are frequently subsumed under the node of non-prototypical use and a secondary, non-possessive function is attributed to possessive suffixes. This secondary function is for instance likened to the properties of a definite article.

La Interfaz Sintaxis-Pragmática. Estudios teóricos, descriptivos y experimentales

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ISBN: 9783110605679 Year: Pages: 346 DOI: 10.1515/9783110605679 Language: Spanish
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Linguistics
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Privileging functionalist approaches—based on descriptions of natural discourse and independent from formal grammatical models—, this collected volume gathers original contributions on the syntax-pragmatics interface in Spanish as well as in indigenous languages of the Americas, and explores related topics like topical continuity or Preferred Argument Structure.

Sustainable multilingualism 2019 : 5th international scientific conference of Institute of Foreign Languages, Vytautas Magnus University & 13th international scientific conference of Language Teachers’ Association of Lithuania May 24–25, 2019 Kaunas, Lithuania : conference abstracts

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ISBN: 9786094674228 Year: Pages: 105 p. DOI: https://doi.org/10.7220/9786094674228 Language: English
Publisher: Vytautas Magnus University
Subject: Education
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5th international scientific conference of Institute of Foreign Languages, Vytautas Magnus University & 13th international scientific conference of Language Teachers’ Association of Lithuania May 24–25, 2019 Kaunas, Lithuania.

Rethinking Productivity in Software Engineering

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ISBN: 9781484242216 Year: Pages: 310 DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4842-4221-6 Language: English
Publisher: Springer Nature
Subject: Business and Management --- Computer Science
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Get the most out of this foundational reference and improve the productivity of your software teams. This open access book collects the wisdom of the 2017 "Dagstuhl" seminar on productivity in software engineering, a meeting of community leaders, who came together with the goal of rethinking traditional definitions and measures of productivity. The results of their work, Rethinking Productivity in Software Engineering, includes chapters covering definitions and core concepts related to productivity, guidelines for measuring productivity in specific contexts, best practices and pitfalls, and theories and open questions on productivity. You'll benefit from the many short chapters, each offering a focused discussion on one aspect of productivity in software engineering. Readers in many fields and industries will benefit from their collected work. Developers wanting to improve their personal productivity, will learn effective strategies for overcoming common issues that interfere with progress. Organizations thinking about building internal programs for measuring productivity of programmers and teams will learn best practices from industry and researchers in measuring productivity. And researchers can leverage the conceptual frameworks and rich body of literature in the book to effectively pursue new research directions. What You'll Learn Review the definitions and dimensions of software productivity See how time management is having the opposite of the intended effect Develop valuable dashboards Understand the impact of sensors on productivity Avoid software development waste Work with human-centered methods to measure productivity Look at the intersection of neuroscience and productivity Manage interruptions and context-switching Who Book Is For Industry developers and those responsible for seminar-style courses that include a segment on software developer productivity. Chapters are written for a generalist audience, without excessive use of technical terminology. ; Collects the wisdom of software engineering thought leaders in a form digestible for any developer Shares hard-won best practices and pitfalls to avoid An up to date look at current practices in software engineering productivity

The Indigenous Identity of the South Saami

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ISBN: 9783030050290 Year: Pages: 186 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-05029-0 Language: English
Publisher: Springer Nature
Subject: Linguistics --- Archaeology --- Sociology
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This open access book is a novel contribution in two ways: It is a multi-disciplinary examination of the indigenous South Saami people in Fennoscandia, a social and cultural group that often is overlooked as it is a minority within the Saami minority. Based on both historical material such as archaeological evidence, 20th century newspapers, and postcard motives as well as current sources such as ongoing land-right trials and recent works of historiography, the articles highlight the culture and living conditions of this indigenous group, mapping the negotiations of different identities through the interaction of Saami and non-Saami people through the ages. By illuminating this under-researched field, the volume also enriches the more general debate on global indigenous history, and sheds light on the construction of a Scandinavian identity and the limits of the welfare state and the myth of heterogeneity and equality.

Computer Aided Verification

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Book Series: Lecture Notes in Computer Science ISBN: 9783030255404 Year: Pages: 673 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-25540-4 Language: English
Publisher: Springer Nature
Subject: Computer Science
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This open access two-volume set LNCS 11561 and 11562 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 31st International Conference on Computer Aided Verification, CAV 2019, held in New York City, USA, in July 2019. The 52 full papers presented together with 13 tool papers and 2 case studies, were carefully reviewed and selected from 258 submissions. The papers were organized in the following topical sections: Part I: automata and timed systems; security and hyperproperties; synthesis; model checking; cyber-physical systems and machine learning; probabilistic systems, runtime techniques; dynamical, hybrid, and reactive systems; Part II: logics, decision procedures; and solvers; numerical programs; verification; distributed systems and networks; verification and invariants; and concurrency.

Programming Languages and Systems

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Book Series: Lecture Notes in Computer Science ISBN: 9783030171841 Year: Pages: 816 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-17184-1 Language: English
Publisher: Springer Nature
Subject: Computer Science
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This open access book constitutes the proceedings of the 28th European Symposium on Programming, ESOP 2019, which took place in Prague, Czech Republic, in April 2019, held as Part of the European Joint Conferences on Theory and Practice of Software, ETAPS 2019.

Fundamental Approaches to Software Engineering

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Book Series: Lecture Notes in Computer Science ISBN: 9783030167226 Year: Pages: 446 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-16722-6 Language: English
Publisher: Springer Nature
Subject: Computer Science
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This book is Open Access under a CC BY licence. This book constitutes the proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Fundamental Approaches to Software Engineering, FASE 2019, which took place in Prague, Czech Republic in April 2019, held as Part of the European Joint Conferences on Theory and Practice of Software, ETAPS 2019. The 24 papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 94 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections named: software verification; model-driven development and model transformation; software evolution and requirements engineering; specification, design, and implementation of particular classes of systems; and software testing.

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