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Complex Words, Causatives, Verbal Periphrases and the Gerund: Romance Languages versus Czech (A Parallel Corpus-Based Study)

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ISBN: 9788024645544/9788024646169 Year: Pages: 163 Language: English
Publisher: Karolinum Press Grant: Creativity and Adaptability as Conditions of the Success of Europe in an Interrelated World (reg. no.: CZ.02.1.01/0.0/0.0/16_019/0000734)
Subject: Languages and Literatures --- Linguistics
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The monograph focuses on the typological differences between the four most widely spoken Romance languages (Spanish, Portuguese, French and Italian) and Czech. Utilizing data from InterCorp, the parallel corpus project of the Czech National Corpus, the book analyses various categories (expression of potential non-volitional participation, iterativity, causation, beginning of an action and adverbial subordination) to discover differences and similarities between Czech and the Romance languages. Due to the massive amount of data mined, as well as the high number of languages examined, the monograph presents general and individual typological features of the four Romance languages and Czech that often exceed what has previously been accepted in the field of comparative linguistics.

Dialekte machen. Konstruktion und Gebrauch arealer Varianten im Kontext sprachraumbezogener Alltagsdiskurse

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Book Series: Linguistik – Impulse & Tendenzen ISSN: 16128702 ISBN: 9783110660234 Year: Volume: 85 Pages: 447 DOI: 10.1515/9783110660234 Language: German
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Linguistics
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This empirical study examines the importance of dialect and dialect use in Switzerland. Based on interdisciplinary approaches, it explores the extent to which linguistic perception and assessment on the part of laypersons is connected to actual language use. It shows that dialects are constructed by means of discursive processes and reproduced in language use. In this way, it illuminates how speakers create dialects.

Approaches to Hungarian: Vol. 16 Papers from the 2017 Budapest Conference

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Book Series: Approaches to Hungarian ISSN: 1878-7916 ISBN: 9789027204905/9789027261601 Year: Pages: 238 DOI: 10.1075/atoh.16 Language: English
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company Grant: Hungarian Academy for Sciences & HAS Research Institute for Linguistics
Subject: Linguistics --- Languages and Literatures
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This volume contains selected papers from the 13th International Conference on the Structure of Hungarian (Budapest, 2017).The contributions address current issues in Hungarian linguistics, including comparisons with other languages (e.g., English, German, Turkish, Arabic, Spanish).Specifically, the phonetics and phonology papers present experimental and corpus studies of /h/ voicing, the acoustics of Hungarian word stress, and vowel harmony in harmonically mixed stems. The papers on syntax and semantics discuss object agreement and its locality restrictions, equative markers in German and Hungarian diachronically and synchronically, anaphoric possessor strategies and definite article distribution, and the semantics of various aspectual adverbs. Experimental studies of information structure examine the linear placement of textually given topical constituents post-verbally, exhaustivity inferences with focus partitioning in German, English and Hungarian, and contextual factors licensing Hungarian structural focus.The broad range of topics ensures that this volume will interest scholars of Hungarian and theoretical linguists more generally.

Morphosyntactic Variation in Medieval Celtic Languages. Corpus-Based Approaches

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Book Series: Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs [TiLSM] ISSN: 18614302 ISBN: 9783110680744 Year: Volume: 346 Pages: 350,00 DOI: 10.1515/9783110680744 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Linguistics
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This book showcases the state of the art in corpus-based linguistic analysis of Celtic languages (specifically, Old/Middle Irish, Middle Welsh, and Cornish). It explores corpus approaches to morphosyntactic variation in the medieval Celtic languages and, for the first time, situates them in the broader field of computational and corpus linguistics by providing descriptions of tools for processing the data to create electronic corpora.

Prosodie und Konstruktionsgrammatik

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Book Series: Empirische Linguistik / Empirical Linguistics ISSN: 21988676 ISBN: 9783110637489 Year: Volume: 12 Pages: 286,00 DOI: 10.1515/9783110637489 Language: German
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Linguistics
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Most forms of construction grammar offer a usage-based model of grammar. To date, construction grammar researchers have been dismissive of prosody. This anthology seeks to redress this gap in the research, examining the extent to which prosodic characteristics may be viewed as more or less stable characteristics of linguistic constructions.

Easy Language Research

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Book Series: Easy – Plain – Accessible ISBN: 9783732992676 Year: Pages: 288 DOI: 10.26530/20.500.12657/42088 Language: English
Publisher: Frank & Timme
Subject: Education --- Information theory --- Linguistics
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This volume presents new approaches in Easy Language research from three different perspectives: text perspective, user perspective and translation perspective. It explores the field of comprehensibility-enhanced varieties at different levels (Easy Language, Plain Language, Easy Language Plus). While all are possible solutions to foster communicative inclusion of people with disabilities, they have varying impacts with regard to their comprehensibility and acceptability. The papers in this volume provide insights into the current scientific activities and results of two research teams at the Universities of Hildesheim and Mainz and present innovative theoretical and empirical perspectives on Easy Language research. The approaches comprise studies on the cognitive processing of Easy Language, on Easy Language in multimodal and multicodal texts and different situational settings as well as translatological considerations on Easy Language translation and interpreting.

Wiidhaa

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ISBN: 9781760463274 9781760463267 Year: DOI: 10.22459/W.2019 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Linguistics --- Mathematics
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The Gamilaraay language declined in use for many years after the colonisation of Australia. From around 1990, Gamilaraay people and others have been working to revive the language. This book draws on recent research into previous records and analyses of Gamilaraay and of the closely related, and better recorded, Yuwaalaraay. It provides an introduction to many aspects of the language including verbs, the case system and the extensive pronoun paradigm, in a format that students have found very helpful for the last 12 years.

El mar no es ancho ni ajeno

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ISBN: 9783954879229 9788491920137 9783954879236 Year: Language: Spanish
Publisher: Iberoamericana Vervuert Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 104940
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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La historia de las relaciones culturales entre Perú y España desde la época del Virreinato hasta la actualidad demuestra que el mar que separa los dos continentes no es tan ancho ni tan ajeno. La huella del Siglo de Oro o del Quijote en autores andinos contemporáneos, la presencia de Lorca en la literatura popular peruana, los avatares de Mario Vargas Llosa en la Península desde los años cincuenta, y de autores posteriores como Alfredo Bryce Echenique, Alonso Cueto, Fernando Iwasaki, Jorge Eduardo Benavides, etc., los paralelismos e influencias mutuas entre los poetas y músicos de las generaciones del fin del siglo XX a ambos lados del Atlántico, son algunos de los indicadores de una complicidad que no ha dejado de crecer con el paso del tiempo.

German and Dutch in Contrast. Synchronic, Diachronic and Psycholinguistic Perspectives

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Book Series: Konvergenz und Divergenz ISBN: 9783110668476 Year: Volume: 11 Pages: 362,00 DOI: 10.1515/9783110668476 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Linguistics
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Designed as a contribution to contrastive linguistics, the present volume brings up-to-date the comparison of German with its closest neighbour, Dutch, and other Germanic relatives like English, Afrikaans, and the Scandinavian languages. It takes its inspiration from the idea of a Germanic Sandwich, i.e. the hypothesis that sets of genetically related languages diverge in systematic ways in diverse domains of the linguistic system. Its contributions set out to test this approach against new phenomena or data from synchronic, diachronic and, for the first time in a Sandwich-related volume, psycholinguistic perspectives. With topics ranging from nickname formation to the IPP (aka 'Ersatzinfinitiv'), from the grammaticalisation of the definite article to /s/-retraction, and from the role of verb-second order in the acquisition of L2 English to the psycholinguistics of gender, the volume appeals to students and specialists in modern and historical linguistics, psycholinguistics, translation studies, language pedagogy and cognitive science, providing a wealth of fresh insights into the relationships of German with its closest relatives while highlighting the potential inherent in the integration of different methodological traditions.

Easy Language – Plain Language – Easy Language Plus

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Book Series: Easy – Plain – Accessible ISBN: 9783732992683 Year: Pages: 304 DOI: 10.26530/20.500.12657/42089 Language: English
Publisher: Frank & Timme
Subject: Education --- Information theory --- Linguistics
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This book shows how accessible communication, and especially easy-to-understand languages, should be designed in order to become instruments of inclusion. It examines two well-established easy-to-understand varieties: Easy Language and Plain Language, and shows that they have complementary profiles with respect to four central qualities: comprehensibility, perceptibility, acceptability and stigmatisation potential. The book introduces Easy and Plain Language and provides an outline of their linguistic, sociological and legal profiles: What is the current legal framework of Easy and Plain Language? What do the texts look like? Who are the users? Which other groups are involved in the production and use of Easy and Plain Language offers? Which qualities are a hazard to acceptability and, thus, enhance their stigmatisation potential? The book also proposes another easy-to-understand variety: Easy Language Plus. This variety balances the four qualities and is modelled in the present book.

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