Tone in Lexical Phonology by Douglas Pulleyblank (auth.)

By Douglas Pulleyblank (auth.)

This publication is a revised model of my Ph.D. dissertation that used to be submitted to the Massachusetts Institute of know-how in 1983. even though a lot of the research and argumentation of the dissertation has survived rewriting, the association has been significantly replaced. To Paul Kiparsky and Morris Halle, lowe an enormous debt. not just has it been an excellent privilege to paintings on phonology with either one of them, however it is difficult to visualize what this piece of analysis could have seemed like with out them. (They, after all, could think a couple of acceptable ways that the paintings should be diverse had I now not been concerned .... ) furthermore, particular thank you are as a result of Ken Hale, the 3rd member of my thesis committee. Our discussions of various themes (including tone) helped me to maintain a broader outlook on language than may need differently been the results of focusing on a thesis topic.

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Teach Yourself Swahili (with Audio) by Joan Russell

By Joan Russell

It's effortless to coach your self Swahili!

Complete Swahili with Audio CDs: A educate your self Guide provide you with a transparent and entire method of Swahili, so that you can growth quick from the fundamentals to realizing, conversing, and writing Swahili with self belief.

Within all of the 24 thematic chapters, vital language buildings are brought via life-like dialogues. you will examine grammar in a gentle demeanour so that you will not be beaten by means of this tough topic. routines accompany the texts and make stronger studying in listening, talking, analyzing, and writing. This software additionally good points present cultural details containers that replicate contemporary alterations in society. The accompanying audio CDs comprise audio exercises--performed through local speakers--that make stronger communicative skills.

Features:

  • Lots of rapid aid with universal difficulties and fast assistance for achievement, in accordance with the author’s decades of expertise
  • Tests within the ebook to maintain tune of your development

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Referring Expressions in English and Japanese: Patterns of by Etsuko Yoshida

By Etsuko Yoshida

It's a significant problem for linguists to discover the family among referential selection and the discourse constitution in dialogues, simply because, in contrast to written modes of discourse, discussion as an interactional mode of discourse wishes cautious therapy for linguistic research. This e-book investigates how discourse entities are associated with subject chaining and discourse coherence by means of displaying that the alternative and the distribution of referring expressions is correlated with middle transition styles within the centering framework. It presents unique empirical examine into using referring expressions in English and jap task-based dialogues, and applies and extends theoretical frameworks which try and account for neighborhood and international discourse coherence. utilizing a discourse-based built-in method of anaphora solution, Yoshida proposes a unified account at the styles of use of referring expressions. The booklet can be of curiosity to discourse analysts, computational linguists, students of semantics and pragmatics, and cross-linguistics researchers.

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Language change and language contact in pidgins and creoles by John H McWhorter; Society for Pidgin and Creole Linguistics

By John H McWhorter; Society for Pidgin and Creole Linguistics

This publication collects a variety of fifteen papers provided at 3 conferences of the Society for Pidgin and Creole Linguistics in 1996 and 1997. the point of interest is on papers which process concerns in creole reports with novel views, handle understudied pidgin and creole forms, or compellingly argue for debatable positions. The papers exhibit how pidgins and creoles make clear matters equivalent to verb Read more...

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Colloquial Latvian The Complete Course For Beginners by Dace Prauliņš, Christopher Moseley

By Dace Prauliņš, Christopher Moseley

This new version of Colloquial Latvian has been thoroughly rewritten to make studying Latvian more uncomplicated and extra stress-free than ever prior to!

Specially written by way of skilled lecturers for self-study or type use, the path deals a step by step method of written and spoken Latvian. No earlier wisdom of the language is required.

What makes Colloquial Latvian your most suitable choice in own language learning?

  • interactive – plenty of routines for normal practice
  • clear – concise grammar notes
  • practical – important vocabulary and pronunciation guide
  • complete – together with solution key and reference section.

By the tip of this worthwhile path, it is possible for you to to speak optimistically and successfully in Latvian in a vast variety of daily situations.

Audio fabric to accompany the direction is on the market to obtain loose in MP3 structure from www.routledge.com/cw/colloquials. Recorded through local audio system, the audio fabric positive aspects the dialogues and texts from the ebook and may aid boost your listening and pronunciation talents.

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Perspectives on Arabic Linguistics XXIV-XXV: Papers from the by Samira Farwaneh, Hamid Ouali

By Samira Farwaneh, Hamid Ouali

This quantity presents very important contributions to Arabic linguistics and Linguistic learn typically by way of proposing new empirical evidence and leading edge theoretical analyses. It involves significant elements: the 1st comprises 4 papers on phonology and morphology, such a lot of which care for phonology/morphology interface, whereas the second one half comprises 5 papers on syntax. The papers featured signify many of the present developments in Arabic Linguistics specially within the parts of Phonology and Syntax. a few of the articles are contributions to ongoing debates at the nature and homes of particular points of Arabic, similar to: gemination and tension project in Phonology, and negation in Syntax. different papers introduce new issues equivalent to: interpreting intonational styles in Arabic Phonology, investigating the resource of the morpheme /-in/ within the much less studied forms of imperative Asian Arabic in Morphology, and interpreting “sluicing” in Syntax.

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Romance Languages and Linguistic Theory 2011: Selected by Sergio Baauw, Frank Drijkoningen, Luisa Meroni, Manuela

By Sergio Baauw, Frank Drijkoningen, Luisa Meroni, Manuela Pinto

In 2011, the yearly convention sequence Going Romance celebrated its twenty fifth version in Utrecht, the founder urban of the firm. given that its inception within the eighties of the final century, the neighborhood initiative has constructed into the main ecu dialogue discussion board for study focussing at the contribution of (one of the) Romance languages to normal linguistic theorizing in addition to at the understanding of in-depth analyses of Romance info inside of linguistic frameworks. the once a year assembly happened on December, 8-10.The current quantity is the fifth of the sequence Romance Languages and Linguistic Theory released by way of John Benjamins. We submit the following a particular set of peer-reviewed articles pertaining to themes in phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics, that symbolize either problems with theoretical nature in addition to advancements within the box of acquisition. The articles are of serious curiosity for experts of Romance and for normal linguists appreciating parameters and/or language acquisition. one of the contributions are 3 papers awarded by way of invited audio system (Andrea Calabrese, Ricardo Etxepare and Jason Rothman), whereas different very well-liked Romance linguists determine as co-authors (Aafke Hulk, Luigi Rizzi).

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