Compendium of the World's Languages: Ladakhi to Zuni

Author: Sir George Campbell, BSc,George L. Campbell

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415202978

Category: Language and languages

Page: 1854

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Many languages, particularly those which have achieved literary status, have been studied in great detail, and specialized descriptions of these are plentiful. What has not been so readily available, however, is a general survey covering a wide spectrum of the world's languages on a comparative basis. It is this kind of comparative cross-section of languages, ranging from the familiar and well-documented to the relatively obscure, that the Compendium of the World's Languages presents.

The Routledge Concise Compendium of the World's Languages

Author: George L. Campbell,Gareth King

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135692637

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 912

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This second edition of The Routledge Concise Compendium of the World’s Languages has been completely revised to provide up-to-date and accurate descriptions of a wide cross-section of natural-language systems. All cultural and historical notes as well as statistical data for each language have been checked, updated and in many cases expanded. Now offering an even broader range of languages including a greater number of the lesser-known ones, such as Cree, Maltese and Haitian Creole, this new edition of The Routledge Concise Compendium covers a total of 111 languages. Key features include: complete rewriting and systematization of the phonology sections for all languages provision of IPA symbol grids arranged by articulatory feature and by alphabetic resemblance to facilitate use of the new phonology sections expansion of morphology descriptions for all languages provision of new illustrative text samples addition of a glossary of technical terms comparative tables of the numerals 1-10 in all languages covered, and also grouped by family classification by genetic relationship of all languages covered. Using the wealth of recent developments and research in language typology and broadened availability of descriptive data, this new incarnation of The Routledge Concise Compendium brings a much-loved survey emphatically into the twenty-first century for a new generation of readers. The Routledge Concise Compendium of the World’s Languages remains the ideal compact reference for all interested linguistics and professionals alike. Gary King is Series Advisor for the Roultedge Colloquials and the author of numerous books on language and linguistics. He is also UCAS co-ordinator and a lecturer at a large sixth-form college. George L. Campbell worked for the BBC World Service and was a polyglot linguist and translator.

Particles and Projections in Irish Syntax

Author: N. Duffield

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401101558

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 372

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Chapter 5: Irish Noun Phrases ... ... . . 266 5. 0 Introduction 266 5. 0. 1 Irish Nominal Paradigms. ... ... 269 5. 0. 2 Prepositional Phrases: Two Types of Mutation Context ... ... ... 273 5. 1 Construct State Nominals and DP Projections. ... 282 5. 1. 1 Rightward Specifiers 286 5. 1. 2 Adjective Placement. ... ... 288 5. 1. 3 Possessive Particles 305 5. 1. 4 Demonstrative Licensing and Interpretation. ... . 311 5. 1. 5 Head-movement and ICM Effects 315 5. 2 Summary 322 Appendix ... ... ... ... 323 References 342 Index of Names and Subjects 359 PREFACE This bookis based on my 1991 USCdissertation. Since thattime, there have been two major theoretical developments that bear directly on the analysesoriginallydevelopedin the dissertation. These aretheinceptionof the 'Minimalist Program' of Chomsky (1992, 1993), and the recent 'Antisymmetry' proposals presented in Kayne (1993). Taken in conjunction with the many criticisms and suggestions ofreviewers, these proposals have prompted significant revisions ofthe earlier work:. Every chapter has been substantially revised, the introductory chapter has been replaced, and Chapters 2, 3 and 5 offer completely new analyses of the originalmaterial. The book comprises a set of theoretical studies of aspects of Modern Irish syntax. I have tried to present a coherent and consistent treatmentof the Irishfacts; abookin which the particularsofIrish syntax- which are in many cases quiteeccentric from an Englishperspective- are shown to inform more general theoreticalissues. I also hope to have offered to the non-Celticist a reasonably complete overview of the major syntactic structures ofIrish, with some indication and analysisofthe more importantdialectdifferences.

Compendium of the World's Languages

Author: George L. Campbell,Gareth King

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136258450

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1984

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This third edition of Compendium of the World’s Languages has been thoroughly revised to provide up-to-date and accurate descriptions of a wide selection of natural language systems. All cultural and historical notes as well as statistical data have been checked, updated and in many cases expanded. Presenting an even broader range of languages and language families, including new coverage of Australian aboriginal languages and expanded treatment of North American and African languages, this new edition offers a total of 342 entries over nearly 2000 pages. Key features include: Complete rewriting, systematization and regularisation of the phonology sections Provision of IPA symbol grids arranged by articulatory feature and by alphabetic resemblance to facilitate use of the new phonology sections Expansion of morphology descriptions for most major languages Provision of new illustrative text samples Addition of a glossary of technical terms and an expanded bibliography Comparative tables of the numerals 1-10 in a representative range of languages, and also grouped by family Drawing upon a wealth of recent developments and research in language typology and broadened availability of descriptive data, this new incarnation of George Campbell’s astounding Compendium brings a much-loved survey emphatically into the twenty-first century for a new generation of readers. Scholarly, comprehensive and highly accessible, Compendium of the World’s Languages remains the ideal reference for all interested linguists and professionals alike.

Celtica

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Celtic languages

Page: N.A

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Éigse

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Irish literature

Page: N.A

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Tod und Leben großer amerikanischer Städte

Author: Jane Jacobs

Publisher: Birkhäuser

ISBN: 3035602123

Category: Architecture

Page: 220

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In The Death and Life of Great American Cities durchleuchtet Jane Jacobs 1961 die fragwürdigen Methoden der Stadtplanung und Stadtsanierung in Amerika, der "New Yorker" nannte es das unkonventionellste und provozierendste Buch über Städtebau seit langem. Die deutsche Ausgabe wurde schnell auch im deutschsprachigem Raum zu einer viel gelesenen und diskutierten Lektüre. Sie ist jetzt wieder in einem Nachdruck zugänglich, mit einem Vorwort von Gerd Albers (1993), das nach der Aktualität dieser Streitschrift fragt.

Gälisch-englischer Sprachkontakt

zur Variabilität des Englischen im gälischsprachigen Gebiet Schottlands : eine empirische Studie

Author: Annette Sabban

Publisher: J. Groos

ISBN: 9783872762719

Category: English language

Page: 615

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Roman

Author: William Kent Krueger

Publisher: Piper ebooks

ISBN: 3492993346

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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Von der Freude und Traurigkeit des Erwachsenwerdens, vom Ende der Unschuld und von der Kraft der Anteilnahme– ein leuchtender Roman! Im Sommer des Jahres 1961 kommt der Tod in vielen Formen nach New Bremen. Als Unfall. Als Selbstmord. Und als Mord. Zusammen mit seinem kleinen Bruder Jake scheint der dreizehnjährige Frank immer am falschen Ort zu sein – oder am richtigen, schließlich liefert eine Leiche auch Stoff für gute Geschichten. Bis das Sterben auch Franks Familie heimsucht. Plötzlich tut sich vor den Brüdern die ganze Welt der Erwachsenen auf, und der Tod fordert von allen eine Entscheidung: für die Familie, die Freunde und das Leben.

In die Wildnis

Allein nach Alaska

Author: Jon Krakauer

Publisher: Piper Verlag

ISBN: 3492957773

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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Im August 1992 wurde die Leiche von Chris McCandless im Eis von Alaska gefunden. Wer war dieser junge Mann, und was hatte ihn in die gottverlassene Wildnis getrieben? Jon Krakauer hat sein Leben erforscht, seine Reise in den Tod rekonstruiert und ein traurig-schönes Buch geschrieben über die Sehnsucht, die diesen Mann veranlasste, sämtliche Besitztümer und Errungenschaften der Zivilisation hinter sich zu lassen, um tief in die wilde und einsame Schönheit der Natur einzutauchen.– Verfilmt von Sean Penn mit Emile Hirsch.