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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.

On Ancient Grammars of Space. Linguistic Research on the Expression of Spatial Relations and Motion in Ancient Languages

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Book Series: Topoi – Berlin Studies of the Ancient World/Topoi – Berliner Studien der Alten Welt ISSN: 2191-5806 ISBN: 9783110311358 Year: Volume: 19 Pages: xxvi, 327 DOI: 10.1515/9783110311358 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: History --- Languages and Literatures
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This volume presents new research by the Topoi group "The Conception of Spaces in Language" on the expression of spatial relations in ancient languages. The six articles in this volume discuss static and dynamic aspects of the spatial grammars of Ancient to Medieval Greek, Akkadian, Hittite, and Hieroglyphic Ancient Egyptian, as well as field data on eight modern languages (Arabic, Hebrew, English, German, Russian, French, Italian, and Spanish). Among the grams discussed are spatial particles, motion verbs, case and, most prominently, spatial prepositions. All ancient language data are fully explained in linguistic word-by-word glosses and are therefore accessible to scholars who are not themselves experts on the respective languages. Taken together, these contributions extend the scope of research on spatial grammar back to the third millennium BCE.

Jeux de mots et créativité. Langue(s), discours et littérature

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Book Series: The Dynamics of Wordplay ISBN: 9783110519884 Year: Volume: 4 Pages: 293 DOI: 10.1515/9783110519884 Language: French
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Linguistics
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This volume seeks to shed light on the interdependencies between wordplay and language creativity. Contributions explore the most diverse genres and discourses throughout History —anagrams, medieval fatrasies, the works of Rabelais, children books, slam, riddles, and contemporary constrained writing—, trying to understand their theoretical, didactic and historical impact.

Sign Language Research, Uses and Practices. Crossing Views on Theoretical and Applied Sign Language Linguistics

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Book Series: Sign Languages and Deaf Communities [SLDC] ISSN: 2192-516X ISBN: 9781614511472 Year: Volume: 1 Pages: 326 DOI: 10.1515/9781614511472 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Linguistics
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The uses and practices of sign languages are strongly related to scientific research on sign languages and vice versa. Conversely, sign linguistics cannot be separated from Deaf community practices, including practices in education and interpretation. Therefore, the current volume brings together work on sign language interpreting, the use of spoken and sign language with deaf children with cochlear implants and early language development in children exposed to both a spoken and sign language, and reports on recent research on aspects of sign language structure. It also includes papers addressing methodological issues in sign language research. The book presents papers by more seasoned researchers and new kids on the block, as well as papers in which the two collaborate. The contributions will be of interest to all those interested in linguistics, sociolinguistics, cultural studies, interpreting and education. It will have particular relevance to those interested in sign linguistics, sociolinguistics of deaf communities, Deaf studies, Deaf culture, sign language interpretation, sign language teaching, and (spoken/signed) bilingualism. Given the scarcity of literature on Deaf studies, the book will also appeal widely beyond the traditional academic milieu. As a result, it has relevance for those teaching and learning sign languages, for professional and student interpreters and for teachers of the deaf.

Code-switching Between Structural and Sociolinguistic Perspectives

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ISBN: 9783110346879 9783110343540 9783110383942 Year: Pages: 328 DOI: 10.1515/9783110346879 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter Grant: FP7 Ideas: European Research Council
Subject: Linguistics
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This volume brings together linguistic, psycholinguistic, and sociolinguistic perspectives on code-switching. Featuring new data from five continents and languages with a large range of linguistic affiliations, the contributions all address the role of social factors in determining the forms and outcomes of code-switching. This book is a significant addition to the empirical and theoretical foundations of the study of code-switching.

Empirische Erforschung internetbasierter Kommunikation

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Book Series: Empirische Linguistik / Empirical Linguistics ISSN: 21988676 ISBN: 9783110567786 Year: Volume: 9 Pages: 244 DOI: 10.1515/9783110567786 Language: German
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Subject: Linguistics
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The volume presents seven research papers written in connection with the interdisciplinary DFG Network “Empirical Investigation of Internet-based Communication.” It addresses issues related to the modeling and analysis of language and interaction on the internet, drawing on written and multimodal data.

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 DOI: 10.1515/9783110668476 Language: English
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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.

Semantic Fields in Sign Languages. Colour, Kinship and Quantification

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Book Series: Sign Language Typology [SLT] ISSN: 2192-5186 ISBN: 9781501503429 Year: Volume: 6 Pages: 394 DOI: 10.1515/9781501503429 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Linguistics
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This book presents primary data and typological comparisons across sign languages with respect to three semantic fields: kinship terms, colour terms and quantification. Based on a large-scale study of 32 sign languages from all over the world, these topics are explored in 10 sign languages, accompanied by an introductory part and an appendix with original research materials.

Toward a Cognitive Classical Linguistics. The Embodied Basis of Constructions in Greek and Latin

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ISBN: 9783110616347 Year: Pages: 430 DOI: 10.1515/9783110616347 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Linguistics --- History
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This volume gathers a series of papers that bring the study of grammatical and syntactic constructions in Greek and Latin under the perspective of theories of embodied meaning developed in cognitive linguistics. Building on the momentum currently enjoyed by cognitive-functional approaches to language within the field of Classics, its contributors adopt, in particular, a ‘constructional’ approach that treats morphosyntactic constructions as meaningful in and of themselves. Thus, they are able to address the role of human cognitive embodiment in determining the meanings of linguistic phenomena as diverse as verbal affixes, discourse particles, prepositional phrases, lexical items, and tense semantics in both Greek and Latin.

Constructivist Blended Learning Approach to Teaching English for Specific Purposes

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ISBN: 9788376560014 Year: Pages: 254 DOI: 10.2478/9788376560014 Language: English
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Subject: Languages and Literatures --- Linguistics
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This monograph analyzes an innovative approach to teaching English for Specific Purposes (ESP) in tertiary education. This "constructivist blended learning approach" is based on students "constructing" for themselves their own knowledge and professional communication skills in English by making extensive use of Internet sites in English, combining traditional in-class learning with in- and out-of-class learning through the Internet (blended learning). Dr. Tarnopolsky offers a thorough analysis of the principal forms of learning activities in English for this approach and suggests five principles underlying its practical implementation.

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