The Phonology Of Romanian: A Constraint Based Approach (Studies In Generative Grammar, Volume 56)

By Ioana Chitoran

Editor note: sequence editors, Henk Van Riemsdijk, Jan Koster
Publish yr note: First released in 2002
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This booklet presents the 1st systematic descriptive research of the phonological method of Romanian, one of many much less studied Romance languages, from the point of view of contemporary phonological conception. the writer deals an account of a few of the most important phonological methods of contemporary average Romanian, set within the framework of Optimality conception and Correspondence Theory.

The booklet starts off with an outline of Romanian phonology - phase stock, phonotactics, inflectional and derivational morphology. the most a part of the research specializes in tactics related to vocalic segments: glide-vowel and diphthong-vowel alternations, vowel concord, palatalization. the most important concerns addressed comprise function thought, syllable constitution, metrical constitution and tension, the interplay among phonology and morphology. Acoustic phonetic facts is used as aiding facts for the phonological patterning of diphthongs and glide-vowel sequences. fascinating complexities of the procedure are mentioned and mentioned, as they pose yes demanding situations to the theoretical model.

The booklet includes an abundance of systematically equipped information, which makes it a pretty good reference for college kids and students of common and Romance phonology, and a powerful foundation for additional examine.

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Metaphor and Cognition: An Interactionist Approach (Studies in Cognitive Systems)

Many metaphors transcend pionting to the prevailing similarities among items -- they bring the similarities. Such metaphors, which were relegated to the again seat in lots of the cognitive technology learn, are the point of interest of cognizance during this learn, which addresses the construction of similarity inside of an elaborately laid out interactive framework of cognition. ranging from the constructivist perspectives of Nelson Goodman and Jean Piaget, this framework resolves an obvious paradox in interactionism: how can truth no longer have a mind-independent ontology and constitution, yet nonetheless be ready to constrain the potential worlds a cognitive agent can create in it?
A finished idea of metaphor is proposed during this framework that explains how metaphors can create similarities, and why such metaphors are a useful asset to cognition. The framework is then utilized to similar problems with analogical reasoning, induction, and computational modeling of artistic metaphors.

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Language and Identity: Discourse in the World

Language not just expresses identities but in addition constructs them. ranging from that time, Language and Identity examines the interrelationships among language and identities. It unearths that they're so heavily interwoven, that phrases themselves are inscribed with ideological meanings.

Words and language represent meanings inside discourses and discourses range in strength. The strong ones reproduce extra strong meanings, colonize different discourses and marginalize or silence the least strong languages and cultures. Language and tradition demise take place in severe situations of marginalization.

This booklet additionally demonstrates the socioeconomic possibilities provided by way of language selection and the cultural allegiances of language, the place teams were capable of create new lives for themselves by means of embracing new languages in new nations. Language could be a 'doubleedged sword' of chance and marginalization. Language and identification argues that bilingualism and on occasion multilingualism can either advertise socioeconomic chance and wrestle tradition demise and marginalization.

With sound theoretical views drawing upon the paintings of Bakhtin, Vygotsky, Gumperz, Foucault and others, this booklet presents readers with a intent to redress social injustice on the earth by means of assisting minority linguistic and cultural identities and an acknowledgement that entry to language gives you chance.

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Intermediate Dutch: A Grammar and Workbook (Grammar Workbooks)

Intermediate Dutch is designed for inexperienced persons who've accomplished a simple talent and want to refine their wisdom of grammatical constructions.

This Workbook, in addition to its spouse quantity Basic Dutch, offers transparent and concise summaries of the fundamental issues of Dutch grammar in addition to possibilities to perform utilizing the buildings of the language. construction at the classes of Basic Dutch, all the twenty-four devices provides a grammatical subject with an advent and evaluation, through contextualized routines to enhance studying.

Features include:

  • a transparent available format
  • many priceless language examples
  • abundant routines with an entire solution key
  • frequent references to English grammar
  • an appendix on abnormal verbs
  • an index of grammatical keywords.

Suitable for autonomous beginners and scholars on taught classes, Intermediate Dutch, including its sister quantity Basic Dutch, varieties a established direction within the necessities of Dutch grammar.

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Cognitive Linguistics and Non-Indo-European Languages (Cognitive Linguistics Research)

By Gary B. Palmer

This publication applies the speculation of cognitive linguistics to the research of a number of grammatical phenomena in non-Indo-European languages. In prior reports of languages from non-Indo-European households, cognitive linguistics has been remarkably necessary in explaining non-prototypical constructions in addition to extra universal ones. The e-book expands that attempt right into a new set of households and languages.

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Legends of Early Rome: Authentic Latin Prose for the Beginning Student

By Brian Beyer

In this article for upper-beginner and intermediate scholars, Brian Beyer collects real Latin prose from booklet I of Eutropius’s Breviarium ab urbe condita, which covers Roman heritage from Rome’s beginning to the sack of Rome through the Gauls. Eutropius’s effortless type and available vocabulary make his Breviarium excellent for college students transitioning from the simplified Latin of a first-year textbook. Bottom-of-the-page glosses, passages in English from the Roman historian Livy, a operating remark on grammar and syntax, ancient notes, and compiled vocabulary permit scholars perception into the foundational myths of old Rome and the historic context of Eutropius’s narrative.

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Les mots des soldats

By Odile Roynette

À l'image de toutes les communautés, celle des soldats - à l'épreuve du strive against comme dans los angeles complicité des casernes - à élaboré ses codes et son langage au fil du temps. Mots concepts, mots violents parfois, mais aussi appellations cocasses, langue verte ou langeue de bois, tous dessinent le partage quotidien des souffrances, des frustrations et des joies mélées.

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Linguistic Awareness in Multilinguals: English as a Third Language

This e-book discusses cognitive and psycholinguistic elements of 3rd language acquisition and trilingualism, and explores the major position of linguistic information in multilingual skillability and language studying. In view of the frequent acquisition of English via those people who are already bilingual or also are buying a neighborhood lingua franca this learn will give a contribution to the present dialogue of multilingualism with English in Europe and past, in addition to the knowledge of multilingual speech processing. the writer helps a dynamic view of multilingualism by way of stressing the cognitive merits that the touch with extra languages can provide and makes use of this method because the foundation for destiny language educating and studying. Chapters hide subject matters akin to appearing in a 3rd language, metalinguistic know-how in multilinguals and in multilingual schooling, and English as a 3rd language in Europe.

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Correct Your Spanish Blunders: How to Avoid 99% of the Common Mistakes Made by Learners of Spanish

By Jean Yates

A witty, fast paced consultant to disposing of Spanish bloopers for beginners

Mixing genders, inverting topics and items, and trusting falsos amigos (a.k.a., fake cognates) are only the various mistakes English-speaking Spanish-language freshmen as a rule make. In Correct Your Spanish Blunders, veteran Spanish instructor Jean Yates identifies those and different universal hassle spots and obviously explains the explanations in the back of them. freshmen detect how grammar styles of Spanish vary from these of English and why attempting to translate note for observe, constitution for constitution, from English, may end up in large trouble.

Beginning Spanish scholars discover ways to holiday undesirable conduct and proper their error, whereas constructing a way more common think for Spanish language patterns­­and rejoice doing it!­­with the assistance of:

  • More than 1,000 highlighted examples of universal mistakes to prevent
  • Numerous examples and sensible routines
  • Quick-reference panels for checking right annoying kinds
  • A "Hall of disgrace" compendium of undesirable mistakes to acknowledge and correct

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