Download Selected Writings of Otto Jespersen (Routledge Revivals) by Otto Jespersen PDF

By Otto Jespersen

This quantity, first released in 1960 to commemorate the only hundredth birthday of Jespersen, collects jointly as a lot of his writings as attainable so one can let scholars of the English language, or certainly of language often, to learn these shorter papers that have hitherto escaped their realize. The format of the booklet principally follows the character of the topics handled: English grammar, phonetics, historical past of English, language educating, language often, overseas language and miscellaneous papers.

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Download Digital Literary Studies: Corpus Approaches to Poetry, by David L. Hoover PDF

By David L. Hoover

Digital Literary Studies provides a extensive and sundry photo of the promise and strength of tools and techniques which are crucially established upon the electronic nature of the literary texts it experiences and the texts and collections of texts with which they're in comparison. It specializes in sort, diction, characterization, and interpretation of unmarried works and throughout higher teams of texts, utilizing either large typical language corpora and smaller, extra really expert collections of texts created for particular initiatives, and applies statistical suggestions utilized in the narrower confines of authorship attribution to broader stylistic questions. It addresses vital concerns in all of the 3 significant literary genres, and deliberately applies various suggestions and ideas to poetry, prose, and drama. It goals to give a provocative and suggestive pattern meant to motivate the appliance of those and different how to literary reports.

Hoover, Culpeper, and O’Halloran push the equipment, innovations, and ideas in new instructions, follow them to new teams of texts or to new questions, regulate their nature or approach to program, and mix them in cutting edge ways.

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Download Philosophy on Bamboo: Text and the Production of Meaning in by Dirk Meyer PDF

By Dirk Meyer

Scholarship on early chinese language notion has lengthy tended to regard texts as mere repositories of principles instead of as significant gadgets of their personal correct. not just does this method current an idealised account of China's highbrow earlier, however it additionally imposes man made barriers among textual and philosophical traditions. because the first learn to regard textual content as a cultural phenomenon in the course of the Warring States interval, this e-book demonstrates the interaction one of the fabric stipulations of textual content and manuscript tradition, writing, and inspiration. via shut readings of philosophical texts excavated at Guōdian, it analyses the most important thoughts of that means building and casts mild at the ways that varied groups used texts to philosophical ends. Meyer therefore establishes new understandings of the correlation among rules, their fabric provider, and the creation of which means in early China.

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Download 504 Absolutely Essential Words by Murray Bromberg PDF

By Murray Bromberg

This up-to-date vocabulary-building e-book offers the fundamental middle of phrases that scholars at middle-school and better degrees needs to comprehend and be capable to use fluently for educational good fortune. those phrases additionally represent crucial vocabulary for ESL scholars and test-takers, in addition to others who communicate English as their moment language. The authors current a chain of short word-building classes, each one introducing 12 new phrases which are provided in pattern sentences and brief articles. Fill-in-the-blanks routines aid scholars degree their word-building development. trained with transparent but uncomplicated definitions and examples, readers will locate their vocabulary has enhanced dramatically.

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Download Language Documentation and Revitalization in Latin American by Gabriela Pérez Báez, Chris Rogers, Jorge Emilio Rosés PDF

By Gabriela Pérez Báez, Chris Rogers, Jorge Emilio Rosés Labrada (eds.)

Up to now, the focal point within the box of language documentation has been predominantly on North American and Australian languages. despite the fact that, the best genetic range in languages is located in Latin the USA, domestic to over a hundred detailed language households. This e-book supplies the Latin American context the eye it calls for by means of consolidating the paintings of box researchers skilled within the sector into one quantity for the 1st time.

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Download Language and Function: To the Memory of Jan Firbas by Josef Hladký PDF

By Josef Hladký

The current quantity, initially ready to have fun Jan Firbas' eightieth birthday, regrettably is gifted purely belatedly, to commemorate the most awesome personalities of useful and structural linguistics. Its members were encouraged via the richness and penetrating invention of Firbas, contained in his research of useful sentence viewpoint and of many different features of sentence and discourse.

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