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Geschichte der deutschen Sprache

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By Thorsten Roelcke

Das Buch stellt die geschichtliche Entwicklung der deutschen Sprache von ihren Anfängen bis zur Gegenwart dar. Einzelne Kapitel setzen Schwerpunkte auf Laut, Schrift und Rechtschreibung, Wort- und Formbildung sowie Satzbau, Wortschatz einschließlich der Entlehnungen aus fremden Sprachen. Ausprägungen der regular- und Literatursprache werden ebenso behandelt wie Mundarten und die einzelnen Perioden der deutschen Sprachgeschichte.

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The Blackwell History of the Latin Language

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By James Clackson

This article uses modern paintings in linguistics to supply updated remark at the improvement of Latin, from its prehistoric origins within the Indo-European language kin, throughout the earliest texts, to the construction of the Classical Language of Cicero and Vergil, and examines the influence of the unfold of spoken Latin throughout the Roman Empire.

  • The first e-book in English in additional than 50 years to supply finished insurance of the historical past of the Latin language
  • Gives an entire account of the transformation of the language within the context of the increase and fall of historical Rome
  • Presents up to date remark at the key linguistic issues
  • Makes use of rigorously chosen texts, a lot of that have just recently come to light
  • Includes maps and word list in addition to totally translated and annotated pattern texts that illustrate the various phases of the language
  • Accessible to readers with out a formal wisdom of Latin or linguistics

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One Language, Two Grammars?: Differences between British and American English (Studies in English Language)

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It truly is popular that British and American English fluctuate considerably of their pronunciation and vocabulary - yet ameliorations of their grammar have mostly been underestimated. This quantity specializes in British–American variations within the constitution of phrases and sentences and helps them with computer-aided reports of huge textual content collections. Present-day in addition to prior types of the 2 forms are incorporated within the analyses. This makes it the 1st book-length therapy of British and American English grammar by contrast, with themes starting from compound verbs to be aware order changes and tag questions. The authors discover a few of the better-known contrasts, in addition to a good number of cutting edge topics that experience to date obtained very little attention. Bringing jointly the paintings of a workforce of prime students within the box, this publication should be of curiosity to these operating in the fields of English old linguistics, language version and alter, and dialectology.

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Tuttle Learner's Chinese-English Dictionary: Revised Second Edition

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This Mandarin chinese language Dictionary is for uncomplicated to intermediate newcomers of Chinese

Tuttle Learner's Chinese-English Dictionary is a wholly new dictionary designed particularly for simple to intermediate inexperienced persons of chinese language, and includes all 3,051 vocabulary goods prescribed for degrees A and B of the the world over famous attempt of Mandarin language talent, Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (HSK).

This self-contained dictionary has over 5,000 headwords—those required for HSK degrees A and B, plus vital right nouns and customary idioms. wide notes on tradition, grammar and which means are integrated to reinforce realizing and confirm right utilization. scholars trying to study chinese language will locate this dictionary to be a vital advisor to the chinese in addition to a competent reference tool.

This chinese language dictionary contains:

  • The 5,000+ most often used chinese language vocabulary items.
  • All entries comprise Romanized chinese language kinds (hanyu pinyin), simplified chinese language characters (hanzi) in addition to conventional chinese language characters in the event that they exist.
  • phrases are searchable through Chinese–English or English–Chinese.
  • All chinese language entries are prepared alphabetically by way of Romanized Mandarin chinese language varieties (hanyu pinyin).
  • chinese language notice parts are indexed and analyzed to facilitate understanding.
  • Over 3,500 pattern sentences to illustrate how every one observe is used.
  • distinctive notes on tradition, grammar and usage.
  • chinese language translations for universal English names and locations in China.

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Evolutionary Phonology: The Emergence of Sound Patterns

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By Juliette Blevins

Evolutionary Phonology is a brand new thought of sound styles which synthesizes ends up in historic linguistics, phonetics, and phonological idea. during this groundbreaking publication, Juliette Blevins explores the character of sound styles and sound swap in human language during the last 7000-8000 years. She offers a brand new method of the matter of the way genetically unrelated languages, from households as some distance aside as local American, Australian Aboriginal, Austronesian, and Indo-European, can frequently exhibit comparable sound styles, and in addition tackles the speak challenge of why there are outstanding exceptions to many of the styles which are frequently considered as common trends or constraints. a proper version of sound swap is gifted that integrates phonetic version and styles of misperception to account for attested sound structures, regardless of markedness or naturalness in the synchronic grammar.

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Evaluation of Text and Speech Systems (Text, Speech and Language Technology)

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In its 9 chapters, this publication offers an outline of the state of the art and top perform in numerous sub-fields of review of textual content and speech platforms and parts. The review elements coated contain speech and speaker attractiveness, speech synthesis, lively speaking brokers, part-of-speech tagging, parsing, and ordinary language software program like computer translation, info retrieval, query answering, spoken discussion platforms, information assets, and annotation schemes. With its extensive assurance and unique contributions this e-book is exclusive within the box of review of speech and language technology.

This e-book is of specific relevance to complicated undergraduate scholars, PhD scholars, educational and commercial researchers, and practitioners.

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I'm Not Hanging Noodles on Your Ears and Other Intriguing Idioms From Around the World

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By Jag Bhalla

"I’m now not placing noodles in your ears." In Moscow, this curious, engagingly colourful statement is usual parlance, yet until you’re Russian your response is perhaps "Say what?" an identical inspiration in English is both atypical: "I’m no longer pulling your leg." either suggest: think me.

As writer Jag Bhalla demonstrates, those fun, usually hilarious words offer a special viewpoint on how various cultures understand and describe the realm. prepared by way of theme—food, love, romance, and plenty of more—they include cultural traditions and attitudes, trap linguistic nuance, and shed interesting mild on "the entire ball of wax." for instance, whilst English-speakers are challenging at paintings, we’re "nose to the grindstone," yet industrious chinese language toil "with liver and brains spilled at the flooring" and busy Indians have "no time to die."

If you’re already fluent in 10 languages, you most likely won’t desire this publication, yet you’ll "get a kick out of it" in any case; for the remainder of us, it’s a needs to. both means, this remarkable, frequently thought-provoking little tome is gift-friendly in visual appeal, an ideal impulse purchase for be aware fans, tourists, and an individual else who enjoys existence in a riotous, strange approach. And we’re no longer striking noodles out of your ear.

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The Semantics-Pragmatics Controversy (Language, Context and Cognition)

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Currently, there's a nice variety of techniques to the semantics-pragmatics contrast out there. This booklet is exclusive in that it deals a complete evaluation, comparability and important review of those techniques. whilst, it covers a variety of the major present issues in semantics and pragmatics (e.g., the saying/meaning contrast, minimalism vs. contextualism, (generalised) conversational implicatures).

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In the Beginning: A Short History of the Hebrew Language

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Hebrew as a language is simply over 3,000 years outdated, and the tale of its alphabet is exclusive one of the languages of the area. Hebrew set the degree for nearly each sleek alphabet, and used to be arguably the 1st written language basic sufficient for everybody, not only scribes, to benefit, making it attainable to make a written list to be had to the hundreds for the 1st time.

Written language has existed for therefore many years—since round 3500 BCE—that so much folks take it without any consideration. yet as Hoffman unearths during this wonderful and informative paintings, even the concept that speech will be divided into devices known as “words” and that those phrases should be represented with marks on a web page, needed to be stumbled on. As Hoffman issues out, nearly each glossy approach of writing descends from Hebrew; by means of learning the historical past of this language, we will be able to study tons approximately how we exhibit ourselves today.

Hoffman follows and decodes the journey that's the heritage of Hebrew, illuminating how the written list has survived, the importance of the lifeless Sea Scrolls and old translations, and makes an attempt to figure out how the language truly sounded. He locations those advancements right into a historic context, and indicates their carrying on with effect at the smooth world.

This sweeping heritage strains Hebrew's improvement as one of many first languages to use vowels. Hoffman additionally covers the dramatic tale of the rebirth of Hebrew as a contemporary, spoken language.

Packed with vigorous information regarding language and linguistics and historical past, In the Beginning is key interpreting for either beginners and students drawn to studying extra approximately Hebrew and languages in general.

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The City in Slang: New York Life and Popular Speech

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The yankee city scene, and specifically New York's, has given us a wealthy cultural legacy of slang phrases and words, a bonanza of renowned speech. Hot dog, rush hour, butter-and-egg man, gold digger, shyster, buttinsky, smart aleck, sidewalk superintendent, yellow journalism, breadline, straphanger, tar beach, the Tenderloin, the nice White Way, to do a Brodie--these are only many of the 1000's of well known phrases and words that have been born or took on new that means within the streets of recent York.
In The urban in Slang, Irving Lewis Allen lines this flowering of renowned expressions that followed the emergence of the hot York city from the early 19th century all the way down to the current. This certain account of the cultural and social background of America's maximum urban offers in impact a lexicon of well known speech approximately urban existence. With many tales Allen exhibits how this vocabulary arose from urban streets, frequently interplaying with vaudeville, radio, videos, comics, and the preferred songs of Tin Pan Alley.
a few phrases of serious pertinence to urban buyers have unexpectedly outdated pedigrees. Rush hour was once coined by means of 1890, for example, and rubberneck dates to the overdue Nineties and have become well known in big apple to explain the busloads of holiday makers who craned their necks to determine the tall structures and the points of interest of the Bowery and Chinatown. The titanic Apple itself (since 1971 the authentic nickname of latest York) seemed within the Twenties, notwithstanding first in connection with the city's best racetracks and to Broadway bookings as pinnacles recreation. Allen additionally tells attention-grabbing tales at the back of once-popular slang that's now not in use. Spielers, for instance, have been the little women in tenement districts who danced ecstatically at the sidewalks to the track of the hurdy-gurdy males and, after they have been sufficiently old, frequented the dance halls of the reduce East Side.
Following the path of those phrases and words into the city's East aspect, West facet, and all over the city, from Harlem to Wall highway, and into the haunts of its low and high lifestyles, The urban in Slang is an engaging examine the wealthy cultural background of language approximately urban existence.

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