Download E-books Calling for Help: Language and Social Interaction in Telephone Helplines PDF

By Carolyn D. Baker (ed.), Michael Emmison (ed.), Alan Firth (ed.)

Phone helplines became the most pervasive websites of expert-lay interplay in smooth societies through the international. but strangely little is understood of the in situ, language-based approaches of help-seeking and help-giving habit that happens inside them. This number of unique reports by way of either across the world popular and rising students seeks to enhance upon this scenario. It does so through providing many of the first systematic investigations of naturally-occurring spoken interplay in mobilephone helplines. utilizing the equipment of dialog research, all the individuals bargains a close research into the talents and advantage that callers and call-takers generally draw upon whilst attractive each other inside of a number helplines. Helplines within the US, the united kingdom, Australia, Scandinavia, The Netherlands, and eire, facing the availability of healthcare, emotional aid and counselling, technical tips and buyer rights, tourism and finance, make up the reports within the quantity. jointly and separately, the examine presents attention-grabbing perception into an under-researched zone of recent residing and demonstrates the relevance and capability of helplines for the transforming into box of institutional interaction.

This publication should be of curiosity to scholars of communique, utilized linguistics, discourse and dialog, sociology, counselling, expertise and paintings, social psychology and anthropology.

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Download E-books Ainore Boe egore: um estudo descritivo da língua bororo e conseqüências para a teoria de caso e concordância PDF

By Nonato, Rafael Bezerra

Resumo: A língua bororo tem cerca de seven hundred falantes, distribuídos em cinco aldeias na região de Rondonópolis, MT. O bororo é a última língua viva da família Bororo (as outras, de acordo com Kaufman (1994) eram o umutina, cujo último falante morreu recentemente, o otuké, e um suposto dialeto chamado bororo ocidental). Essa dissertação começa com uma breve introdução (seção 1) e um sumário das atividades realizadas em campo (seção 2). Em seguida, debruça-se sobre seus dois principais assuntos: na primeira parte (seção 3), é uma gramática descritiva da língua bororo e, na segunda (seção 4), propõe um modelo teórico com base nos dados da língua. Por último, inclui três apêndices: um léxico bororo-português (Apêndice 1), as sentenças elicitadas em trabalho de campo (Apêndice 2) e as narrativas coletadas em campo e analisadas (Apêndice 3). A gramática da seção three emprega sobretudo os termos provenientes da tradição gramatical que vem dos gregos. A simbologia da gramática de linha gerativa foi usada somente em alguns pontos que ela permitia apresentar de forma mais elegante e precisa. O modelo apresentado na segunda parte dessa dissertação se baseia na teoria delineada em Chomsky (2000, 2001). Dadas as evidências de que essa teoria não é capaz de explicar os fenômenos de caso, concordância e movimento da língua bororo, são propostas revisões que, em essência, resgatam à sintaxe o movimento dos núcleos verbais (o qual fora relegado ao componente fonológico em Chomsky 2001), ligando-o explicativamente aos fenômenos de caso e concordância e movimento de argumentos. Além de dar conta dos dados de uma língua ergativa ativa como bororo, esse modelo é estendido para outros sistemas de caso e concordância (ergativos e acusativos) e explica a Generalização de Holmberg

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Download E-books A Grammar of Old Turkic: Uralic & Central Asian Studies Section 8(Hardback) - 2004 Edition PDF

By Marcel Erdal

Outdated Turkic is the earliest, at once attested Turkic language. This unique paintings describes the grammar of previous Turkic. The language is documented in inscriptions within the 'runic' script in Mongolia and the Yenisey basin, from the 7th to the 10th century; in Uygur manuscripts from chinese language Turkestan in Uygur, and in runic and different scripts (comprising spiritual - generally Buddhist -, felony, literary, scientific, folkloric, astrological and private material), from the 9th to the 13th century; and in eleventh-century Qarakhanid texts, generally in Arabic writing. All facets of outdated Turkic are handled: phonology, subphonemic phenomena and morphophonology, and how those are mirrored within the numerous scripts, derivational and inflectional morphology, grammatical different types, observe periods, syntax, textual and extra-textual reference and different technique of coherence, lexical fields, discourse varieties, phrasing in addition to stylistic, dialect and diachronic edition.

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Download E-books Alternative Linguistics: Descriptive and theoretical modes (Current Issues in Linguistic Theory) PDF

The papers during this quantity have been awarded on the 5th Biennial Symposium of the dep. of Linguistics, Rice collage, March 1993. The contributors have been requested to pay attention extensive and in a self-reflective means upon a few variety of knowledge. The reason used to be multifold. the 1st objective was once descriptive. It was once anticipated that the members may perform their activity in a retrospective manner, exemplifying and construction upon their earlier paintings, however it used to be additionally anticipated that they'd start to exhibit the configuration of a few sector in a extra finished photograph of language. the purpose used to be to take (at least) one great step within the depiction of what we predict language will finally be like. The contributions have been either particular and generalizing, with concentration as a lot upon technique as upon hypotheses approximately language. In interpreting descriptive perform, we endured to pay attention upon matters which involved us all, and whilst we attempted to increase the discourse through the result of such description. We was hoping that complicated and recalcitrant information might make our personal perform clearer to us and that it will probably additionally educate us within the refinement of our conceptions of language.

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Download E-books Perspectives on Topicalization: The Case of Japanese WA PDF

By John Hinds (Ed.), Shoichi Iwasaki (Ed.), Senko K. Maynard (Ed.)

In the box of eastern linguistics, few components have generated as a lot controversy because the morpheme wa; characteristically defined as a marker of previous or contrasted details, its functionality as a discourse marker has additionally been studied. This paintings goals to deepen the knowledge of wa via cautious exam of the particle at either sentence and discourse degrees in previous jap in addition to present-day jap. earlier stories have focused on syntactic analyses of wa. The individuals to this quantity problem the previous method and discover new houses of wa. The 4 issues mentioned are: 'WA' in Narrative and Expository Discourse; 'WA' and different Syntactic Phenomena; ancient views on 'WA' and Pragmatic views on 'WA'.

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Download E-books Word Order in Hungarian: The syntax of Ā-positions (Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today) PDF

By Genoveva Puskás

Hungarian word-order is characterised by means of huge scale preposing of materials to sentence-initial positions. This learn examines systematically the weather which take place within the left outer edge. Focal, wh- and destructive operators that have scope over the full sentence needs to look within the left outer edge brazenly; topicalized parts precede the scope operators and seem in an prepared process in addition. the writer proposes that the constitution of the Hungarian sentence includes a wealthy set of left-peripheral useful projections, prepared into sub-systems, just like the Scope field and the Topic field. at the foundation of the constitution of Hungarian, the research proposes to contemplate those sub-systems as being in flip break up, that's hierarchically geared up into particular useful projections.
The research additionally examines the well-formedness stipulations associated with a number of preposing. it truly is proven that a number of the well-formedness standards follow brazenly in Hungarian. this permits to make an instantaneous hyperlink among the scope houses of affective operators and the articulated constitution of the left outer edge.

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