Download E-books Libanius's Progymnasmata: Model Exercises in Greek Prose Composition and Rhetoric (Writings from the Greco-Roman World) PDF

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Title: Libanius's Progymnasmata
Author: Libanius/ Gibson, Craig (TRN)
Publisher: Lightning resource Inc
Publication Date: 2008/11/20
Number of Pages: 571
Binding sort: PAPERBACK
Library of Congress: 2008043282

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Download E-books Word Order in Greek Tragic Dialogue PDF

By Helma Dik

Helma Dik ways notice order in Greek tragic discussion from the viewpoint of language instead of metre. The tragic poets engaged in mimesis of normal discussion; for this reason the research of the linguistic features of the discussion precedes exploration of the metrical measurement, at the assumption that poets wouldn't be overly restricted through the iambic trimeter, which, finally, was once the main typical talking verse in response to Aristotle. Dik analyses the be aware order of tragic discussion in pragmatic phrases, arguing that, in sentences, phrases functioning as subject (the 'starting aspect' of an utterance) or concentration (the such a lot salient piece of data) will come early, and that different less significant phrases will keep on with. equally, the placement of adjectives inside noun words is analysed as a functionality in their relative salience instead of when it comes to their semantics. This method goals to account for note order in sentences often, however it additionally makes it possible for a brand new interpretation of regularly occurring phenomena in Greek, equivalent to 'postponed interrogatives'. The booklet concludes with a statement at the observe order in 4 passages of Sophocles' Electra.

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Download E-books Investigating Pragmatics in Foreign Language Learning, Teaching and Testing (Second Language Acquisition) PDF

The publication specializes in investigating pragmatic studying, educating and checking out in international language contexts. the amount brings jointly examine that investigates those 3 components in several formal language studying settings. The quantity and diversity of languages concerned either because the first language (e.g. English, Finnish, Iranian, Spanish, eastern) in addition to the objective international language (e.g. English, French, German, Indonesian, Korean, Spanish) makes the amount especially beautiful for language educators in several sociocultural international language contexts. also, different methods followed by way of the researchers partaking during this quantity, akin to details processing, sociocultural, language socialization, computer-mediated or dialog research could be of curiosity to graduate scholars and researchers operating within the sector of moment language acquisition.

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Download E-books Higher Lessons in English: A Work On English Grammar and Composition : In Which the Science of the Language Is Made Tributary to the Art of Expression ... Adapted to Every Day Use in the School-Room PDF

It is a copy of a ebook released earlier than 1923. This booklet can have occasional imperfections similar to lacking or blurred pages, terrible photos, errant marks, and so forth. that have been both a part of the unique artifact, or have been brought by way of the scanning strategy. We think this paintings is culturally vital, and regardless of the imperfections, have elected to convey it again into print as a part of our carrying on with dedication to the renovation of revealed works around the world. We get pleasure from your realizing of the imperfections within the renovation procedure, and wish you get pleasure from this beneficial ebook.

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Download E-books Norse-derived Vocabulary in late Old English Texts: Wulfstan's works, a case story (NOWELE Supplement Series) PDF

This e-book specializes in the Norse-derived vocabulary within the works of Archbishop Wulfstan II of York (d. 1023). a substantial virtue derives from learning Wulfstan's compositions simply because, not like most elderly English texts, they're heavily dateable and, to a definite quantity, localizable. hence, they provide first-class fabric for the exam of the method of integration and lodging of Norse-derived vocabulary in outdated English. After setting up the record of phrases that are authorised to be Norse-derived, this publication analyses their family with their local synonyms, either from a semantic and a stylistic standpoint, and their inclusion within the word-formation strategies to which Wulfstan submitted his vocabulary, local and borrowed alike. the data derived from this technique is used to discover the prospective purposes for the archbishop's choice of the borrowed phrases and the impression which his lexical practices had on modern and later English writers.

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Download E-books Syllable Weight: Phonetics, Phonology, Typology (Studies in Linguistics) PDF

The booklet is the 1st systematic exploration of a chain of phonological phenomena formerly regarded as unified lower than the rubric of syllable weight. Drawing on a typological survey of four hundred languages, it truly is proven that the conventional belief that languages are internally constant of their weight standards throughout weight-based procedures isn't really corroborated by means of the cross-linguistic survey. instead of being constant throughout phenomena inside person languages, weight seems to be delicate to the actual techniques concerned such that diverse phenomena exhibit assorted distributions in weight standards. The publication is going directly to discover the motivations at the back of the process-specific nature of weight, displaying that phonetic elements clarify a lot of the difference in weight standards among phenomena and in addition the adaptation in standards among languages for a unmarried strategy. The booklet is not like different experiences in combining an in depth typological survey with certain phonetic research of many languages. The discovering that the generally studied phenomenon of syllable weight isn't a unified phenomenon, opposite to the validated view, is an important end result for the sphere of theoretical phonology. The booklet can be a big contribution to the sphere of phonetically-driven phonology, because it establishes an in depth hyperlink among the phonology of weight and numerous quantitative phonetic parameters.

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Download E-books Levantine Arabic for Non-Natives: A Proficiency-Oriented Approach: Student Book (Yale Language Series) PDF

By Lutfi Hussein

This textbook is for starting scholars of Arabic who're looking to enhance communicative oral abilities in colloquial Levantine Arabic, the dialect utilized in Jerusalem and in modern Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, and Palestine/Israel. it's the first textbook for colloquial Arabic built in keeping with the foundations of the talent circulation in international language educating, within which the emphasis is put on using significant drills, actions which are acceptable to the context within which the language may be spoken, and a stability among linguistic accuracy and lively use of the language. the 1st half the teacher's guide is dedicated to a sequence of "functions" that target particular spoken actions, corresponding to greetings, picking out gadgets, or requesting details. every one functionality is observed by means of explication, school room actions, and recommendations for different actions either out and in of the school room. the second one half presents a sequence of ten events during which passages within the colloquial dialect, generally within the type of narratives, are meant to take the scholars past the extent of simple communique to a extra descriptive and narrative mode. The textual content is observed by way of charts and glossaries. a collection of audio tapes is keyed to the person capabilities and events. the second one a part of the teacher's guide is on the market as a separate ebook for scholar use. Levantine Arabic can be used because the fundamental textual content for a direction designed solely to educate colloquial Arabic, or along side starting and intermediate classes in smooth average Arabic.

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Download E-books A History of the Hebrew Language PDF

A historical past of the Hebrew Language is a finished description of Hebrew from its Semitic origins and the earliest cost of the Israelite tribes in Canaan to the current day. Professor Sáenz-Badillos units Hebrew within the context of the Northwest Semitic languages and examines the origins of Hebrew and its earliest manifestations in historic Biblical poetry, inscriptions, and prose written ahead of the Babylonian exile. He seems to be on the diverse medieval traditions of pointing classical Biblical Hebrew texts and the attribute beneficial properties of the post-exilic language, together with the Hebrew of the useless Sea Scrolls. He offers specific consciousness to Rabbinic and medieval Hebrew, particularly as evidenced in writings from Spain. His survey concludes with the revival of the language during this century within the kind of Israeli Hebrew.

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