A Grammar of Eton (Cameroon) (Mouton De Gruyter Library) by Van de Velde, Mark L.O.

By Van de Velde, Mark L.O.

A Grammar of Eton is the 1st description of the Cameroonian Bantu language Eton. it's also one of many few entire descriptions of a North-western Bantu language. The advanced tonology of Eton is punctiliously analysed and offered in an easy and constant descriptive framework, which allows the reader to maintain music of Eton's many tonal morphemes. Phonologists may be in particular drawn to the research of stem preliminary prominence, which manifests itself in a few logically autonomous phenomena, together with size of the onset consonant, phonotactic skewing and variety of tonal attachment websites. Typologists and Africanists engaged on morphosyntax will locate beneficial analyses of, between others, gender and contract; stressful, element, temper and negation; and verbal derivation. they'll come across many morphosyntactic transformations among Eton and the higher recognized jap and Southern Bantu languages, usually because of evolutions formed via maximality constraints on stems. The chapters on clause constitution and intricate buildings supply facts hardly ever present in assets at the languages of the quarter, together with descriptions of non-verbal clauses, concentration, quasi-auxiliaries and adverbial clauses.

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Sprachwissenschaft: Grammatik — Interaktion — Kognition by Peter Auer

By Peter Auer

Das Phänomen Sprache und seine aktuelle Erforschung. Sprachwissenschaft umfasst mehr als nur Grundlegendes wie Laute, Wörter und Sätze. Daher greift das Lehrbuch über die grammatischen Disziplinen hinaus zahlreiche Themen auf, die das Interesse für das Fach Linguistik wecken: sprachliche Interaktion, edition und Wandel, Sprachkontakt und Mehrsprachigkeit, Sprache und Kultur, Ursprung der Sprache u. a. Das große layout und das zweifarbige structure erleichtern den Überblick. Umfassend und kompakt excellent für BA-Studierende.

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Black Linguistics: Language, Society and Politics in Africa by Arnetha Ball

By Arnetha Ball

Enslavement, compelled migration, struggle and colonization have resulted in the worldwide dispersal of Black groups and to the fragmentation of universal experiences.The majority of Black language researchers discover the social and linguistic phenomena of person Black groups, with out Black reports outdoors a given neighborhood. This groundbreaking assortment re-orders the elitist and colonial components of language stories through drawing jointly the a number of views of Black language researchers. In doing so, the booklet recognises and formalises the lifestyles of a "Black Linguistic viewpoint" highlights the contributions of Black language researchers within the field.Written solely by means of Black students on behalf of, and in collaboration with neighborhood groups, the publication seems to be on the commonalities and alterations between Black speech groups in Africa and the Diaspora. themes include:* the OJ Simpson trial* language concerns in Southern Africa and Francophone West Africa* the language of Hip Hop* the language of the Rastafaria in JamaicaWith a foreword by means of Ngugi wa Thiong'o, this can be crucial studying for somebody with an curiosity within the linguistic implications of colonization.

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Politeness: Some Universals in Language Usage by Penelope Brown

By Penelope Brown

This examine is ready the rules for developing well mannered speeches. The center of it first seemed in Questions and Politeness, edited by means of Esther N. Goody (now out of print). it's right here reissued with a clean creation that surveys the massive literature in linguistics, psychology and the social sciences that the unique prolonged essay motivated, and indicates unique instructions for learn. The authors describe and account for a few outstanding parallelisms within the linguistic building of utterances with which individuals convey themselves in several languages and cultures. A rationale for those parallels is remoted - politeness, greatly outlined to incorporate either well mannered friendliness and well mannered formality - and a common version is developed outlining the summary rules underlying well mannered usages. this is often according to the special examine of 3 unrelated languages and cultures: the Tamil of South India, the Tzeltal spoken through Mayan Indians in Chiapas, Mexico, and the English of the united states and England, supplemented through examples from different cultures. beneath the obvious range of well mannered behaviour in several societies lie a few basic pan-human rules of social interplay, and the version of politeness offers a device for analysing the standard of social kin in any society. This quantity can be of exact curiosity to scholars in linguistic pragmatics, sociolinguistics, utilized linguistics, anthropology, and the sociology and social psychology of interplay.

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A critical introduction to phonetics by Ken Lodge

By Ken Lodge

A serious advent to Phonetics offers center components of the topic from fresh new views. It takes a brand new stance at the presentation of simple phonetic abilities for college kids of linguistics. utilizing examples drawn from a wide-range of languages Ken resort introduces the major features of phonetics, reading the variation among speech and writing, the body structure of speech creation, easy and designated articulation, and acoustic phonetics.
The publication encompasses a functional advisor to transcriptions from sound recordings, and a bit on functions of phonetics to fields of analysis akin to language edition and accessory. A serious advent to Phonetics offers finished assurance of the entire key components of the topic, and includes bankruptcy summaries to aid the reader navigate the textual content. severe pondering is brought on all through, and this may accordingly be crucial interpreting for college kids on introductory phonetics classes either at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

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Ontology and the lexicon : a natural language processing by Chu-Ren Huang; et al

By Chu-Ren Huang; et al

An edited assortment targeting the know-how taken with permitting integration among lexical assets and semantic applied sciences. it will likely be of curiosity to researchers and graduate scholars in NLP, computational linguistics, and information engineering, in addition to in semantics, psycholinguistics, lexicology and morphology/syntax. particularly addresses matters interested by the appliance of ontologies in human Read more...

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Discourse Markers in Native and Non-native English Discourse by Simone Müller

By Simone Müller

Whereas discourse markers were tested in a few element, little is understood approximately their utilization through non-native audio system. This ebook offers beneficial insights into the capabilities of 4 discourse markers (so, good, you recognize and prefer) in local and non-native English discourse, including to either discourse marker literature and to reports within the pragmatics of learner language. It provides an intensive research at the foundation of a considerable parallel corpus of spoken language. during this corpus, American scholars who're local audio system of English and German non-native audio system of English retell and speak about a silent motion picture. all the major chapters of the e-book is devoted to 1 discourse marker, giving an in depth research of the capabilities this discourse marker fulfills within the corpus and a quantitative comparability among the 2 speaker teams. The booklet additionally develops a two-level version of discourse marker services comprising a textual and an interactional point.

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Problems of Polysynthesis by Nicholas Evans, Hans-Jürgen Sasse

By Nicholas Evans, Hans-Jürgen Sasse

The papers take care of a number questions raised for linguistic conception and outline through polysynthetic languages. Prototypical polysynthetic lamguages, came across between unrelated language households in such assorted elements of the realm as North the United States, Meso-America, Siberia, northern Australia, and Papua New Guinea, show remarkably related suites of grammatical features. yet, approximately centuries after Humboldt and Kleinschmidt started to make the lifestyles and curiosity of polysythetic languages widely recognized between linguistics, languages of this kind proceed to pose a challange to each significant linguistic concept.

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