Motives for Language Change

Author: Raymond Hickey
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139433679
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: N.A
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This specially commissioned volume considers the processes involved in language change and the issues of how they can be modelled and studied. The way languages change offers an insight into the nature of language itself, its internal organisation, and how it is acquired and used. Accordingly, the phenomenon of language change has been approached from a variety of perspectives by linguists of many different orientations. This book, originally published in 2003, brings together an international team of leading figures from different areas of linguistics to re-examine some of the central issues in this field and also to discuss new proposals. The volume is arranged into sections, including grammaticalisation, the typological perspective, the social context of language change and contact-based explanations. It seeks to cover the subject as a whole, bearing in mind its relevance for the general analysis of language, and will appeal to a broad international readership.

Change as a Distinct Property of Language

Author: Dr. Peter Pryce
Publisher: Dr. Peter Pryce
ISBN: 9988879903
Page: N.A
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The Cambridge Handbook of Areal Linguistics

Author: Raymond Hickey
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316839451
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: N.A
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Providing a contemporary and comprehensive look at the topical area of areal linguistics, this book looks systematically at different regions of the world whilst presenting a focussed and informed overview of the theory behind research into areal linguistics and language contact. The topicality of areal linguistics is thoroughly documented by a wealth of case studies from all major regions of the world and, with chapters from scholars with a broad spectrum of language expertise, it offers insights into the mechanisms of external language change. With no book currently like this on the market, The Cambridge Handbook of Areal Linguistics will be welcomed by students and scholars working on the history of language families, documentation and classification, and will help readers to understand the key area of areal linguistics within a broader linguistic context.

Iconicity and Analogy in Language Change

The Development of Double Object Clitic Clusters from Medieval Florentine to Modern Italian
Author: Janice Aski,Cinzia Russi
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 1614516391
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 206
View: 1910
This book examines the alternation between accusative-dative and dative-accusative order in Old Florentine clitic clusters and its decline in favor of the latter. Based on an exhaustive analysis of data collected from medieval Florentine and Tuscan texts we offer a novel analysis of the rise of the variable order, the transition from one order to the other, and the demise of the alternation that relies primarily on iconicity and analogy.The bookemploys exophoric pragmatic iconicity, a language-external iconic relationship based on similarity between linguistic structure and the speaker/writer's conceptualization of reality, and endophoric iconicity, a language-internal iconic relationship where the iconic ground is construed between linguistic signs and structures. Analogy is viewed as a productive process that generalizes patterns or extends grammatical rules to formally similar structures, and obtains the form of the analogical relationship between the masculine singular definite article and the third person singular accusative clitic, which shared the same phonotactically constrained distribution patterns. The data indicate that exophoric pragamatic iconicity exploits and maintains the alternation, whereas endophoric iconicity and analogy conspire to end it.

The Handbook of Historical Sociolinguistics

Author: Juan Manuel Hernández-Campoy,Juan Camilo Conde-Silvestre
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111825726X
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 704
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Written by an international team of leading scholars, this groundbreaking reference work explores the nature of language change and diffusion, and paves the way for future research in this rapidly expanding interdisciplinary field. Features 35 newly-written essays from internationally acclaimed experts that reflect the growth and vitality of the burgeoning area of historical sociolinguistics Examines how sociolinguistic theoretical models, methods, findings, and expertise can be used to reconstruct a language's past in order to explain linguistic changes and developments Bridges the gap between the past and the present in linguistic studies Structured thematically into sections exploring: origins and theoretical assumptions; methods for the sociolinguistic study of the history of languages; linguistic and extra-linguistic variables; historical dialectology, language contact and diffusion; and attitudes to language

Sprachausbau im Sprachkontakt

syntaktischer Wandel im Altschwedischen
Author: Steffen Höder
Publisher: N.A
Category: Languages in contact
Page: 300
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The Unfolding of Language

An Evolutionary Tour of Mankind's Greatest Invention
Author: Guy Deutscher
Publisher: Metropolitan Books
ISBN: 1466837837
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 368
View: 2832
Blending the spirit of Eats, Shoots & Leaves with the science of The Language Instinct, an original inquiry into the development of that most essential-and mysterious-of human creations: Language Language is mankind's greatest invention-except, of course, that it was never invented." So begins linguist Guy Deutscher's enthralling investigation into the genesis and evolution of language. If we started off with rudimentary utterances on the level of "man throw spear," how did we end up with sophisticated grammars, enormous vocabularies, and intricately nuanced degrees of meaning? Drawing on recent groundbreaking discoveries in modern linguistics, Deutscher exposes the elusive forces of creation at work in human communication, giving us fresh insight into how language emerges, evolves, and decays. He traces the evolution of linguistic complexity from an early "Me Tarzan" stage to such elaborate single-word constructions as the Turkish sehirlilestiremediklerimizdensiniz ("you are one of those whom we couldn't turn into a town dweller"). Arguing that destruction and creation in language are intimately entwined, Deutscher shows how these processes are continuously in operation, generating new words, new structures, and new meanings. As entertaining as it is erudite, The Unfolding of Language moves nimbly from ancient Babylonian to American idiom, from the central role of metaphor to the staggering triumph of design that is the Semitic verb, to tell the dramatic story and explain the genius behind a uniquely human faculty.

Studies in Typology and Diachrony

Papers presented to Joseph H. Greenberg on his 75th birthday
Author: William A. Croft,Suzanne Kemmer,Keith Denning
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN: 9027278040
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 243
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Joseph H. Greenberg is a towering figure in late twentieth century linguistics. His major contributions in the field have been in the area of typology and universals, virtually launched by his paper on word order universals, and in diachronic linguistics. The major thrust of Greenberg's work in the past three decades has been in the fusion of these two approaches to linguistic explanation into one, diachronic typology, the cross-linguistic analysis of languages as dynamic systems.This volume honors Greenberg on the occasion of his 75th birthday. It opens with an introduction discussing Greenberg's work at length and a full bibliography of his publications. It contains ten papers in typology, diachronic theory and diachronic typology by some of the leading linguists working in the research tradition inspired by Greenberg's work.

Wie man Freunde gewinnt

Die Kunst, beliebt und einflussreich zu werden
Author: Dale Carnegie
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104031479
Category: Self-Help
Page: 304
View: 7890
Dieses Buch zeigt Ihnen: - wie man Freunde gewinnt - wie man auf neuen Wegen zu neuen Zielen gelangt - wie man beliebt wird - wie man seine Umwelt beeinflußt - wie man mehr Ansehen erlangt - wie man im Beruf erfolgreicher wird - wie man Streit vermeidet - wie man ein guter Redner und brillanter Gesellschafter wird - wie man den Charakter seiner Mitmenschen erkennt - wie man seine Mitarbeiter anspornt und vieles mehr...

Language Change in Central Asia

Author: Elise S. Ahn,Juldyz Smagulova
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 1501500430
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 289
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Twenty years after the dissolution of the Soviet Union, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan are still undergoing numerous transitions. This book examines various language issues in relation to current discussions about national identity, education, and changing notions of socio-cultural capital in Central Asia.

Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics: Lat-Pu

Author: Kees Versteegh,Mushira Eid
Publisher: Brill Academic Pub
ISBN: 9789004144750
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 742
View: 6769
The Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics is a major multi-volume reference work. It is a unique collaboration of hundreds of scholars from around the world and covers all relevant aspects of the study of Arabic, dealing with all levels of the language (pre-Classical Arabic, Classical Arabic, Modern Standard Arabic, Arabic vernaculars, mixed varieties of Arabic).

Measure for Measure

Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Heinemann
ISBN: 9780435193119
Category: English drama
Page: 274
View: 4750
The Heinemann Advanced Shakespeare series specifically focuses on preparing students for their exams. Teachers find that the accessible notes and end-of-act activities really help students understand the text and encourage them to develop their own insights.

Datenbanksoftware für Jedermann

Das universelle Softwarepaket Vieweg DatenbankManager für xBASE-kompatible Datenbanken
Author: Raymond Hickey
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3322839613
Category: Computers
Page: 255
View: 1746

Der große Gatsby

Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 374817652X
Category: Fiction
Page: 184
View: 322
F. Scott Fitzgerald: Der große Gatsby, Neuausgabe 2018 || Wir befinden uns an der Ostküste der USA, im Jahr 1922. Es ist die aufregende Zeit der "Roaring Twenties", als in New York Wolkenkratzer aus dem Boden wachsen und die Menschen lebenshungrig den Tanz auf dem Vulkan üben. Auf Long Island lebt man in mondäner Dekadenz, die harten Seiten des Lebens haben hier keinen Platz. Der junge Börsenmakler Nick Carraway bezieht auf der Halbinsel, die New York vorgelagert ist, ein kleines Haus, das er sich mit seinem schmalen Salär gerade noch leisten kann. In der Villa seines Nachbarn werden alle paar Tage monströse Partys mit Hunderten von Gästen gefeiert; der Gastgeber aber, ein gewisser Gatsby, bleibt im Hintergrund. Doch eines Tages steht Gatsby mit seinem riesigen Wagen vor Carraways Häuschen und bittet ihn wenig später um einen merkwürdigen Gefallen ... || Fitzgeralds Kultbuch wurde mehrmals verfilmt, u. a. 1974 mit Robert Redford und 2013 mit Leonardo DiCaprio als Gatsby.


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Linguistics
Page: N.A
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Motivation in Language Planning and Language Policy

Author: D. E. Ager
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
ISBN: 9781853595288
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 210
View: 5678
The author concludes from these data that dynamic identity construction, followed by willingness to act in conformity with expectations, are key elements in the planned behaviour and reasoned action which all authorities take in relation to language."--BOOK JACKET.

Die 7 Wege zur Effektivität

Prinzipien für persönlichen und beruflichen Erfolg
Author: Stephen R. Covey
Publisher: GABAL Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3956237641
Category: Self-Help
Page: 416
View: 3950
"Die 7 Wege zur Effektivität" sind ein Klassiker und eines der einflussreichsten Bücher, die jemals geschrieben wurden. Seit der Erstveröffentlichung 1989 gehört es mit über 30 Millionen verkauften Exemplaren weltweit auch heute noch zu den wichtigsten Business-Bestsellern und hat auch nach fast 30 Jahren weder an Relevanz noch an Aktualität verloren. Das Buch liefert Prinzipien und überzeugende Konzepte zur Steigerung der persönlichen Effektivität, die Menschen und Organisationen weltweit bis heute positiv beeinflussen. Die zentrale Botschaft des Buches: Nicht angelernte Erfolgstechniken, sondern Charakter, Kompetenz und Vertrauen führen zu einem erfüllten und erfolgreichen Leben. Das gilt in unserer heutigen volatilen Lebens- und Arbeitswelt mehr denn je. Kenntnisreich und anhand von zahlreichen pointierten Anekdoten zeigt Covey Schritt für Schritt, wie wir Fairness, Integrität, Ehrlichkeit und menschliche Würde in unser Leben und Miteinander integrieren. Prinzipien, die uns angesichts immer drängenderer Veränderungen Sicherheit geben und zugleich die Weisheit und Kraft verleihen, die Chancen in der Veränderung zu sehen und zu ergreifen.

Analysing English as a Lingua Franca

A Corpus-driven Investigation
Author: Alessia Cogo,Martin Dewey
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1441154965
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 216
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There have been considerable recent demographic shifts in the use of English worldwide. English is now undoubtedly (and particularly) an international lingua franca, a lingua mundi. The sociolinguistic reality of English language use worldwide, and its implications, continue to be hotly contested. This is one of the first books to provide a detailed and comprehensive account of recent empirical findings in the field of English as a lingua franca (ELF). Cogo and Dewey analyze and interpret their own large corpus of naturally occurring spoken interactions and focus on identifying innovative developments in the pragmatics and lexicogrammar of speakers engaged in ELF talk. Cogo and Dewey's work makes a substantial contribution to the emerging field of empirical ELF studies. As well as this practical focus, this book looks at both pragmatic and lexicogrammatical issues and highlights their interrelationship. In showcasing the underlying processes involved in the emergence of innovative patterns of language use, this book will be of great interest to advanced students and academics working in applied linguistics, ELF, sociolinguistics, and corpus linguistics.

Competing Models of Linguistic Change

Evolution and Beyond
Author: Ole Nedergaard Thomsen
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN: 9027247943
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 344
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The articles of this volume are centered around two competing views on language change originally presented at the 2003 International Conference on Historical Linguistics in the two important plenary papers by Henning Andersen and William Croft. The latter proposes an evolutionary model of language change within a domain-neutral model of a 'generalized analysis of selection', whereas Henning Andersen takes it that cultural phenomena could not possibly be handled, i.e. observed, described, understood, in the same way as natural phenomena. These papers are models of succinct presentation of important theoretical framework. The other papers present and discuss additional models of change, e.g. invisible hand-processes, system-internal models, functional and cognitive models. Most papers do not subscribe to the evolutionary model; instead, they focus on functional factors in the selection and propagation of variants (as opposed to factors of code efficiency), or on cognitive and pragmatic perspectives. Several papers are inspired by the late Eugenio Coseriu and by Henning Andersen's theories on language change. In particular, the volume contains articles proposing interesting grammaticalization studies and extended models of grammaticalization. The clear presentation of important and competing approaches to fundamental questions concerning language change will be of high interest for scholars and students working in the field of diachrony and typology. The languages referred to in the papers include Cantonese, the Chukotko-Kamchatkan languages, Danish, English, Eskimo languages, German, Norwegian, Russian, Spanish, and Swedish.

Books in Print

Author: R.R. Bowker Company
Publisher: N.A
Category: American literature
Page: N.A
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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.