Download E-books A Mink, a Fink, a Skating Rink: What is a Noun? (Words Are Categorical) PDF

By Brian P. Cleary

The best-selling phrases Are specific sequence introduces younger readers to types of phrases via rhyming verse and illustrations of comical sketch cats. supplying a lighthearted point of view, each one identify indicates readers the joys and interesting global of language.

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Download E-books Archaic Syntax in Indo-European: The Spread of Transitivity in Latin and French (Trends in Linguistics: Studies and Monographs, 125) PDF

By Brigitte Bauer

The sequence publishes state of the art paintings on middle components of linguistics throughout theoretical frameworks in addition to stories that offer new insights by means of construction bridges to neighbouring fields similar to neuroscience and cognitive technology. The sequence considers itself a discussion board for state of the art learn in line with strong empirical facts on language in its a number of manifestations, together with signal languages. It regards linguistic version in its synchronic and diachronic dimensions in addition to in its social contexts as very important resources of perception for a greater figuring out of the layout of linguistic structures and the ecology and evolution of language.

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Download E-books A Grammar of Misantla Totonac: Studies in Indigenous Languages of the Americas PDF

The Totonac-Tepehua language kin, notwithstanding typologically just like another Mesoamerican languages, has no longer but been proven to be with regards to the other language relatives. Misantla Totonac is the southernmost number of Totonac and is spoken within the zone among Xalapa, the capital of Veracruz, Mexico and Misantla, Veracruz. In 1974, a newly paved street attached Xalapa and Misantla bringing a comparatively remoted quarter into touch with mainstream Mexican language and tradition. for that reason, Misantla Totonac is not any longer got as a primary language by means of the neighborhood childrens and is quickly being changed by way of Spanish. A GRAMMAR OF MISANTLA TOTONAC offers the phonological constitution of the language and the most efficient morphological procedures. It describes inflection and derivation of all significant note periods (verbs, nominals, and statives) intimately. It introduces grammatical contract and notice order phenomena, and offers the main salient and critical points of Misantla Totonac grammar. even though a number of Totonac-Tepehua grammars exist in Spanish, this is often the one released grammar of the Totonac-Tepehua language relations at the moment to be had in English. Winner of the once a year Society for the learn of Indigenous Languages of the Americas (SSILA) ebook Award, this marks the 3rd quantity to be released within the sequence. "The fabric provided here's key to any destiny paintings in reconstructing the proto-language. . . .[It] is an important contribution to either common linguistics in addition to to Mesoamerican reviews. -James Watters, summer time Institute of Linguistics

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Download E-books The Acquisition of Ergativity (Trends in Language Acquisition Research) PDF

Ergativity is without doubt one of the major demanding situations either for linguistic and acquisition theories. This e-book is exclusive, taking a cross-linguistic method of the purchase of ergativity in a wide number of typologically designated languages. The chapters disguise languages from diversified households and from varied geographic parts with diverse expressions of ergativity. each one bankruptcy features a description of ergativity within the language(s), the character of the enter, the social context of acquisition and developmental styles. Comparisons of the purchase strategy throughout heavily comparable languages are made, swap in development of the ergative structures is mentioned and, for one language, acquisition via bilingual and monolingual kids is in comparison. the amount could be of specific curiosity to language acquisition researchers, linguists, psycholinguists and cognitive scientists.

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Download E-books Word Grammar: Perspectives on a Theory of Language Structure PDF

By Richard A. Hudson

This publication is an advent to observe Grammar, a idea of language constitution based and constructed through Dick Hudson. during this conception, language is a cognitive communityĆ¢ - a community of strategies, phrases and meanings containing all of the components of a linguistic research. the speculation of language is for that reason embedded in a conception of information, during which there aren't any barriers among one kind of wisdom and the other. the main debatable proposal in notice Grammar syntax is that word constitution is redundant, simply because all its paintings may be performed via dependencies among person phrases. Word-word dependency is hence a key notion in be aware Grammar, and the syntax and semantics of a sentence is equipped upon this beginning.

Contributors to this quantity are essentially notice Grammar grammarians from the world over. the entire chapters right here occur theoretical possibilities of observe Grammar, exploring how robust notice Grammar is to provide research for linguistic phenomena in a number of languages. The chapters come from various views and contain paintings on a few languages, together with English, German, jap, Swahili, Turkish and historical Greek. Phenomena studied contain verbal inflection, case contract, extraction, building and code-mixing. This assortment should be of curiosity to teachers encountering be aware Grammar for the 1st time, or in case you are already acquainted with this conception and have an interest in examining the way it has developed and what its destiny could hold.

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Download E-books Main Clause Phenomena: New Horizons (Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today) PDF

Main Clause Phenomena: New Horizons takes the learn of major Clause Phenomena (MCP) into the twenty first century, with no neglecting the origins of the subject. It brings jointly paintings via either confirmed and up-and-coming students, who current analyses for a variety of MCP, from quite a few languages, with a specific specialize in debris and contract markers, complementizers and verb moment, and the licensing of MCP in numerous sorts of clauses. in addition to enriching the empirical area, this quantity additionally engages with the theoretical query of ways top to catch the distribution of MCP and, specifically, to what volume they're embeddable and why. the various styles and analyses provided problem the concept that MCP represent a homogeneous classification. Main Clause Phenomena: New Horizons is of curiosity not only to students focusing on the examine of MCP, yet to all linguists attracted to the syntax and/or semantics of the clause.

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