Language Contact in the Early Colonial Pacific, Drechsel
Автор: Dong Hongyuan Название: History of the Chinese Language ISBN: 0415660408 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780415660402 Издательство: Taylor&Francis Рейтинг: Цена: 4179 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Автор: David Crystal Название: Language Death ISBN: 0521012716 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780521012713 Издательство: Cambridge Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 1664 р. Наличие на складе: Нет в наличии.
Описание: The endangerment and death of minority languages across the world is a matter of widespread concern. In this 2002 book, a leading commentator on language issues, David Crystal asks the question, 'Why is language death so important?', reviews the reasons for the current crisis, and investigates what is being done to reduce its impact.
Автор: Pons-Sanz Sara Название: Language of Early English Literature ISBN: 0230291422 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780230291423 Издательство: Springer Рейтинг: Цена: 2804 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: How did the English language change from the Old to the Early Modern period? What effect do linguistic and stylistic choices have on a text? Why is it important to consider linguistic features together in a work?The grammar and vocabulary of the English language changed dramatically between the Old and Early Modern periods. These changes in language usage are explored in The Language of Early English Literature by examining the effect of authors' linguistic choices on the descriptions of characters, events, and situations. Written with today's undergraduate student in mind, thistextbook is a highly rewarding guide to the rich history of the English language and literature.The Language of Early English Literature:• provides detailed explanations of linguistic features, such as word formation, phrase structure,syntax, and semantics• analyses a wide range of texts from Old English, Middle English and Early Modern English, andestablishes comparisons with works written in other languages• includes an invaluable glossary and an extensive bibliography
Автор: Palmer Название: Language and Conquest in Early Modern Ireland ISBN: 0521120330 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780521120333 Издательство: Cambridge Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 3225 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Palmer explores the part that language played in shaping colonial ideology and English national identity.
Описание: This book offers a distinctive and accessible approach to the earliest encounters of the Germanic tribes of Northern Europe with classical antiquity and with early Christianity. It brings together linguistic evidence from across Europe and dating from before Caesar to about 900 AD, to shed light on important aspects of Germanic culture. It shows how semantics and loanword studies, often avoided by non-specialists, can provide important clues for historians and archaeologists of the period. Likewise, it demonstrates that philologists and linguists ignore historical evidence at their peril.
Описание: This volume presents a historical-sociolinguistic description and analysis of Maritime Polynesian Pidgin. It offers linguistic and sociohistorical substantiation for a regional Eastern Polynesian-based pidgin, and challenges conventional Eurocentric assumptions about early colonial contact in the eastern Pacific by arguing that Maritime Polynesian Pidgin preceded the introduction of Pidgin English by as much as a century. Emanuel J. Drechsel not only opens up new methodological avenues for historical-sociolinguistic research in Oceania by a combination of philology and ethnohistory, but also gives greater recognition to Pacific Islanders in early contact between cultures. Students and researchers working on language contact, language typology, historical linguistics and sociolinguistics will want to read this book. It redefines our understanding of how Europeans and Americans interacted with Pacific Islanders in Eastern Polynesia during early encounters and offers an alternative model of language contact.
Описание: Conversation and speaking skills are the key building blocks for much of language learning. This text increases awareness about spoken language and suggests how to teach second-language interaction skills based on insights from Conversation Analysis.
Автор: Allen Название: The Ancient Egyptian Language ISBN: 1107664675 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781107664678 Издательство: Cambridge Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 2601 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: This book, the first of its kind, examines how the phonology and grammar of the ancient Egyptian language changed over more than three thousand years of its history, from the first appearance of written documents, c.3250 BC, to the Coptic dialects of the second century AD and later. Part One discusses phonology, working backward from the vowels and consonants of Coptic to those that can be deduced for earlier stages of the language. Part Two is devoted to grammar, including both basic components such as nouns and the complex history of the verbal system. The book thus provides both a synchronic description of the five major historical stages of ancient Egyptian and a diachronic analysis of their development and relationship.
Автор: Schreier Название: English as a Contact Language ISBN: 110700196X ISBN-13(EAN): 9781107001961 Издательство: Cambridge Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 7286 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Recent developments in contact linguistics suggest considerable overlap of branches such as historical linguistics, variationist sociolinguistics, pidgin/creole linguistics, language acquisition, etc. This book highlights the complexity of contact-induced language change throughout the history of English by bringing together cutting-edge research from these fields. Special focus is on recent debates surrounding substratal influence in earlier forms of English (particularly Celtic influence in Old English), on language shift processes (the formation of Irish and overseas varieties) but also on dialects in contact, the contact origins of Standard English, the notion of new epicentres in World English, the role of children and adults in language change as well as transfer and language learning. With contributions from leading experts, the book offers fresh and exciting perspectives for research and is at the same time an up-to-date overview of the state of the art in the respective fields.
Описание: Within the field of ancient bilingualism, Sicily represents a unique terrain for analysis as a result of its incredibly rich linguistic history, in which 'colonial' languages belonging to branches as diverse as Italic (Oscan and Latin), Greek and Semitic (Phoenician) interacted with the languages of the natives (the elusive Sicel, Sicanian and Elymian). The result of this ancient melting-pot was a culture characterised by 'postcolonial' features such as ethnic hybridity, multilingualism and artistic and literary experimentation. While Greek soon emerged as the leading language, dominating official communication and literature, epigraphic sources and indirect evidence show that the minority languages held their ground down to the fifth century BCE, and in some cases beyond. The first two parts of the volume discuss these languages and their interaction with Greek, while the third part focuses on the sociolinguistic revolution brought about by the arrival of the Romans.
Описание: Exploring the many different contact points between Iberian colonialism and indigenous cultures, this title features contributors who identify the crucial parameters of language evolution that have led to today`s state of linguistic diversity in Latin America.
Описание: Challenges the commonly held notion that language is what makes us uniquely human. This book argues that what distinguishes us in the animal kingdom is our capacity for recursion: the ability to embed our thoughts within other thoughts.
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