Download E-books Basic Russian: A Grammar and Workbook (Grammar Workbooks) PDF

By Sarah Smyth

Designed for college kids with a easy wisdom of Russian, this ebook offers an available reference grammar and similar workouts in one volume.
Across greater than 40 grammar issues it introduces the scholar to Russian humans and tradition during the medium of the language used this day, overlaying the middle fabric which the coed might count on to come across of their first 12 months of studying Russian.
Complete with an entire key to routines and thesaurus, Basic Russian is a trouble-free reference grammar appropriate for either self sustaining examine and sophistication use.

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Download E-books Modern Arabic Sociolinguistics: Diglossia, variation, codeswitching, attitudes and identity PDF

Modern Arabic Sociolinguistics outlines and evaluates the foremost methods and strategies utilized in Arabic sociolinguistic learn with recognize to diglossia, codeswitching, language edition and attitudes and social id.

This book:

  • outlines the most learn findings in those center parts and relates them to a variety of constructs, together with social context, speech groups, status, strength, language making plans, gender and faith
  • examines rising components in Arabic sociolinguistic examine, internet-mediated conversation and background audio system, relating to globalization, language dominance and interference and language loss and upkeep
  • analyses the interaction among a few of the sociolinguistic features and examines the advanced nature of the Arabic multidialectal, multinational, and multiethnic sociolinguistic situation.

Based at the author’s contemporary fieldwork in different Arab nations this publication is a necessary source for researchers and scholars of sociolinguistics, Arabic linguistics, and Arabic studies.

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Download E-books The Arabic Verb: Form and meaning in the vowel-lengthening patterns (Studies in Functional and Structural Linguistics) PDF

By Warwick Danks

The Arabic verbal method is, for many grammarians, the keystone of the language. striking for the regularity of its styles, it offers the linguist with an unheard of chance to discover the Saussurean suggestion of the indivisible signal: shape and which means. while Arabic varieties are well-documented, the elucidation of the corresponding meanings has proved more difficult. starting with an exam of the verbal morphology of contemporary commonplace Arabic, together with an assessment of the importance of the consonantal root, this quantity then concentrates on constructing the functionality of the vowel-lengthening verbal styles (III and VI). It explores problems with mutuality and reciprocity, valency and transitivity, eventually targeting atelic lexical point because the unified that means of those styles. This examine is wealthy in facts and is predicated generally upon modern examples (with transliteration and translation) to demonstrate its arguments, adopting an empirical structuralist procedure that is aimed either at basic linguists and at professional Arabists.

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Download E-books Nominalization in Asian Languages: Diachronic and typological perspectives (Typological Studies in Language) PDF

Study on nominalization, a approach that provides upward push to referring expressions, has continuously performed a imperative position in linguistic investigations. through the years there has additionally been transforming into proof that nominalization structures usually expand to non-referential domain names. They perform noun-modifying expressions (e.g. genitive and relative clauses), subordinate clauses and subject buildings, finite buildings with the nominalizers reanalyzed as TAM markers, and stance structures with evaluative, attitudinal, evidential and epistemic overtones. This quantity brings jointly ancient and crosslinguistic facts from greater than 20 various languages representing six assorted language households spanning the Asian continent and the Pacific and Indian oceans to clarify the concepts and grammaticalization pathways that supply upward thrust to either referential and non-referential makes use of of nominalization structures. This assortment highlights the variety of concepts and whilst the powerful cyclical nature of switch inside and throughout languages. The mixed diachronic and typological analyses during this quantity are really priceless for linguistic study on diachronic morphosyntax and linguistic ‘universals’, and also are an immense supplementary cross-referencing device for linguistic investigations of flexible and ubiquitous morphemes in under-documented languages.

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Download E-books Concise Grammar of Polish PDF

By Oscar Swan

A Concise Grammar of Polish is meant to be used as a supplementary reference textual content at the starting and intermediate degrees of Polish language research. it's also compatible to be used because the fundamental textual content in a path on Polish morphology (although workouts would have to be supplied via the instructor).
Phonological and morphological strategies are given particular remedy and representation all through. Sections on declension and conjugation objective at an entire description of all ordinary and such a lot abnormal phenomena. Descriptions of types are liberally supplemented with comments referring to derivation, utilization, and changes among Polish and English.

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Download E-books Inflection and Word Formation in Romance Languages (Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today) PDF

Morphology, and specifically be aware formation, has regularly performed a massive function in Romance linguistics because it used to be brought in Diez’s comparative Romance grammar. fresh years have witnessed a surge of curiosity in inflectional morphology, and present examine indicates a powerful curiosity in paradigmatic analyses. This quantity brings jointly study exploring varied components of morphology from a number of theoretical and methodological views. On an empirical foundation, the theoretical assumption of the ‘Autonomy of Morphology’ is mentioned significantly. ‘Data-driven’ methods rigorously research concrete morphological phenomena in Romance languages and dialects. subject matters contain syncretism and allomorphy in verbs, pronouns, and articles in addition to using particular derivational suffixes in note formation. jointly, the articles during this quantity supply insights into matters at present debated in Romance morphology, beautiful to students of morphology, Romance linguistics, and complex scholars alike.

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Download E-books Cognitive Linguistics and Lexical Change: Motion Verbs from Latin to Romance (Current Issues in Linguistic Theory) PDF

This monograph deals the 1st in-depth lexical and semantic research of movement verbs of their improvement from Latin to 9 Romance languages ― Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, Catalan, Occitan, Sardinian, and Raeto-Romance ― demonstrating that the styles of innovation and continuity attested within the info may be accounted for in cognitive linguistic phrases. whilst, the learn illustrates how the insights won from Latin and Romance ancient information have profound implications for the cognitive techniques to language ― specifically, for Leonard Talmy’s motion-framing typology and George Lakoff and Mark Johnson’s conceptual metaphor idea. The publication should still attract students attracted to old Romance linguistics, cognitive linguistics, and lexical switch.

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Download E-books Continuing With Russian PDF

By Charles E. Townsend

Carrying on with with Russian is an intermediate-advanced textbook for college kids who've been via a full-sized user-friendly textual content and feature been uncovered to the extra uncomplicated morphological styles and a first-year vocabulary. additionally, the amount and variety of grammatical details contained in its twenty-five classes, the excellent Russian and English be aware references within the normal Vocabulary, and the Index should still make it an exceptional reference publication in the course of and lengthy after any Russian path within which it really is used.

The booklet is largely designed for faculty classes and possibly wouldn't be acceptable for many highschool classes under the third-year point. as a result of thorough and infrequently fairly certain therapy of inauspicious and intricate grammatical issues, starting from what volume to fairly complete essays on modal expressions (Lesson IX) and CH verbs (Lesson X) to a bunch of smaller grammatical and lexical questions via either the evaluation and general classes, carrying on with with Russian could be very valuable additionally for graduate scholars in Slavic languages and literatures.

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