Cakavian Prosody: The Accentual Patterns of the Cakavian by Keith Langston

By Keith Langston

Čakavian dialect is a dialect of the Croatian language. The identify of the dialect stems from the interrogatory pronoun for "what", that is "ča" (or "ca") in Čakavian. Čakavian is these days spoken ordinarily at northeastern Adriatic: in Istria, Kvarner Gulf, in such a lot Adriatic islands, and within the inside valley Gacka, extra sporadically within the Dalmatian littoral and relevant Croatia.

Today, it's spoken totally inside of Croatia's borders, in addition to by means of the Croats in Northern Burgenland (in Austria and in Hungary) can be generally Čakavian, with few small islets of Čakavian dialect audio system in Hungary (most japanese Čakavians are there).

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Romance Languages and Linguistic Theory: Selected papers by Enoch O. Aboh, Elisabeth van der Linden, Josep Quer, Petra

By Enoch O. Aboh, Elisabeth van der Linden, Josep Quer, Petra Sleeman

Demanding domain names in BP and EP : vice chairman, CP and levels / Manuela Ambar ... [et al.] -- Variable-behavior playstation and the site of course in previous French / Heather Burnett & Mireille Tremblay -- Hebrew and Arabic childrens going Romance: at the acquisition of observe order in Semitic and Romance / Joao Costa & Naama Friedmann -- Adjectives and deleted nominals in Spanish / Luis Eguren -- at the nature of covert operations: the case of concentration in Spanish pseudoclefts / Olga Fernandez-Soriano -- Ellipsis and restructuring in eu Portuguese / Anabela Gonçalves & Gabriela Matos -- The early steps of modal and negation interactions: facts from baby Italian / Andrea Gualmini & Vincenzo Moscati -- Structural styles blocking off plural in Romance nominalizations / Gianina Iordăchioaia & Elena Soare -- at the distribution of adjectives in Romanian: the cel building / Mihaela Marchis & Artemis Alexiadou -- topic doubling in ecu Portuguese dialects: the function of impersonal se / Ana Maria Martins -- at the Quebec French interrogative particle tu / Annick Morin -- self sufficient typological prosodic evolution as opposed to the Germanic superstrate in diachronic French phonology / Roland Noske -- Dummy prepositions and the licensing of null matters in Brazilian Portuguese / Jairo Nunes -- OV sequences in early baby Catalan and English / Susagna Tubau

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Grammatical voice by M. H. Klaiman

By M. H. Klaiman

Different types of the verb in common languages contain stressful, point, modality (mood) and voice. between those, voice, in its wealthy and numerous manifestations, could be the main complicated. yet so much previous learn concentrates on basically particular types, predominantly passives. Voice expresses family members among a predicate and a collection of nominal positions - or their referents - in a clause or different constitution. Grammatical Voice is the 1st typological examine of voice platforms in accordance with a multi-language survey. It introduces a threefold class of voice varieties, within the first position distinguishing passivization phenomena (derived voice) from active-middle structures (basic voice); and extra, distinguishing each one of those from pragmatically grounded voice behaviours, reminiscent of concentration and inverse structures. because the first finished learn of voice structures and voice typology, this e-book makes an important contribution to present learn in linguistics and grammatical concept.

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Beyond 'Khoisan': Historical Relations in the Kalahari Basin by Tom Güldemann, Anne-Maria Fehn

By Tom Güldemann, Anne-Maria Fehn

Greenberg’s (1954) inspiration of a ‘Khoisan’ language relatives, whereas heartily embraced through non-specialists, has been harshly criticized through linguists engaged on those languages. proof for Greenberg's speculation has proved to be heavily inadequate and little growth has been made within the intervening years in substantiating his declare through the traditional comparative approach. This quantity is going past “Khoisan” within the linguistic feel via exploring a extra complicated heritage that comes with a number of and common occasions of language touch in southern Africa epitomized within the areal idea ‘Kalahari Basin’. The papers contained herein current new information on languages from all 3 suitable lineages, Tuu, Kx’a and Khoe-Kwadi, complemented by means of non-linguistic learn from molecular and cultural anthropology. A recurrent subject is to disentangle genealogical and areal historic family members — a big problem for old linguistics generally. The multi-disciplinary procedure mirrored during this quantity strengthens the speculation that Greenberg’s “Southern African Khoisan” is best defined by way of advanced linguistic, cultural and genetic convergence.

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Through the language glass : why the world looks different by Guy Deutscher

By Guy Deutscher

A masterpiece of linguistics scholarship, immediately erudite and interesting, confronts the thorny query of how--and whether--culture shapes language and language, tradition. How languages care for colour is given specific emphasis. Language, tradition, and notion -- Naming the rainbow -- A long-wave herring -- The impolite populations inhabiting overseas lands -- those that acknowledged our issues ahead of us -- Plato and the Macedonian swineherd -- Crying Whorf -- the place the sunlight does not upward thrust within the East -- intercourse and syntax -- Russian blues -- Forgive us our ignorances

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History of Writing in Japan by Christopher Seeley

By Christopher Seeley

This publication bargains chronologically with the heritage of writing in Japan, a topic which spans a interval of 2,000 years, starting with the transmission of writing from China in concerning the first or moment century advert, and concluding with using written jap with pcs. themes handled contain the adoption of chinese language writing and its next version in Japan, sorts of writing hired in works akin to the "Kojiki" and "Man'yoshu," improvement of the "kana" syllabaries, evolution of combined character-"kana" orthography, old "kana" utilization, the increase of literacy through the Edo interval, and the most alterations that experience taken position in written eastern within the glossy interval (ca. 1868 onwards). this can be the 1st full-length paintings in a ecu language to supply the Western reader with an total account of the topic involved, in keeping with vast exam of either fundamental and secondary fabrics.

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The Lexicon-Syntax Interface: Perspectives from South Asian by Pritha Chandra, Richa Srishti

By Pritha Chandra, Richa Srishti

The current assortment bargains clean views at the lexicon-syntax interface, drawing on novel facts from South Asian languages like Bangla, Hindi-Urdu, Kashmiri, Kannada, Malayalam, Manipuri, Punjabi, and Telugu. It covers assorted phenomena like adjectives, nominal words, ditransitives, mild verbs, middles, passives, causatives, contract, and pronominal clitics, whereas attempting to settle the theoretical tensions underlying the interplay of the lexicon with the slim syntactic part. the entire chapters seriously survey past analyses intimately, suggesting how those may possibly or is probably not prolonged to South Asian languages. Novel factors are proposed, which deal with not just the radical information provided the following, but additionally pave other ways to examine problems with minimalist structure.

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Guide to Reading & Writing Japanese: 3rd Edition by Kenneth Hanshall, Christropher Seeley, Visit Amazon's

By Kenneth Hanshall, Christropher Seeley, Visit Amazon's Florence Sakade Page, search results, Learn about Author Central, Florence Sakade, , Henk de Groot

A best-seller depended on through starting and intermediate scholars given that 1959 and now in its 3rd variation, this reasonable examine advisor comprises all 1,945 present joyo kanji. specific entries for all 1,009 "essential" kanji comprise stroke order, meanings, and pronunciation.

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