Download Ergativity (Cambridge Studies in Linguistics) by R. M. W. Dixon PDF

By R. M. W. Dixon

even supposing there's just one ergative language in Europe (Basque), probably one-quarter of the world's languages exhibit ergative houses, and pose substantial problems for plenty of present linguistic theories. R. M. W. Dixon right here offers an entire survey of many of the sorts of ergativity, taking a look at the methods they interrelate, their semantic bases and their function within the employer of discourse. Ergativity stems from R. M. W. Dixon's long-standing curiosity within the subject, and specifically from his seminal 1979 paper in Language. It incorporates a wealthy number of information from loads of the world's languages. finished, transparent and insightful, it is going to be the traditional aspect of reference for all these drawn to the topic.

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Download A Critical Introduction to Phonology: Functional and by Daniel Silverman PDF

By Daniel Silverman

Taking an interdisciplinary method of phonological idea and research, A serious creation to Phonology introduces the foremost points of the self-discipline. Departing from the mainstream culture, Daniel Silverman argues that the character of linguistic sound structures can merely be understood within the context of the way they're utilized by audio system and listeners.

By presenting that linguistic sound structures are the manufactured from an interplay between sound (acoustics), brain (cognition), and physique (physiology), Silverman makes a speciality of the practical results in their interplay. Now with every one bankruptcy supplemented through a piece on "Doing Phonology†?, including phonological examples from a wide corpus of knowledge, this elevated moment variation bargains a provocative creation to phonological thought. This ebook is vital interpreting for all scholars and researchers of phonology who're already acquainted with the normal ways and offers either a brand new theoretical historical past and the mechanical instruments for really profitable phonological analyses.

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Download Columbia English Grammar for ACT by Richard Lee Ph.D. PDF

By Richard Lee Ph.D.

COLUMBIA ENGLISH GRAMMAR FOR ACT is written particularly for college kids who're getting ready to take the ACT try out. It has 32 score-raising classes overlaying the entire totally crucial grammar ideas, reminiscent of subject-verb contract, dangling modifier, parallel constitution, and others that are almost always established at the ACT.

To assist you comprehend higher and memorize those key grammar ideas extra simply, all of the classes are designed to stick with a similar structure with the next striking features:

1. errors EXAMPLES: exhibit you what forms of blunders customarily made at ACT and the way to right them;

2. GRAMMAR principles: educate you all of the grammar trying out issues you want to recognize that will help you ace the test;

3. perform assessments: Use pattern Sentence Correction and Sentence final touch inquiries to assist you memorize those grammar ideas via repetition;

4. resolution KEYS: offer solutions and causes that can assist you keep away from the errors forever.

COLUMBIA ENGLISH GRAMMAR FOR ACT can provide an English professor’s confirmed procedure, sure to assist you grasp the entire crucial grammar ideas for the try out. when you can spend approximately quarter-hour an afternoon on every one lesson, it eventually support elevate your ACT rating, and, for the time being, you'll develop into a stronger reader and writer.

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Download Une année de langue française aux toilettes: 365 leçons et by Paul Saegaert PDF

By Paul Saegaert

Ici, pas de leçons barbantes, juste une véritable méthode de fainéants diablement efficace qui vous permettra, à raison d’une leçon par jour, de briller dans tous les dîners en ville !

Découvrez dans ces 365 leçons pour enfin réussir à parler français correctement :

• Les règles de grammaire indispensables (petits malins, vous ne croyiez pas pouvoir y échapper ?)
• Les pièges à éviter et les astuces pour s’en souvenir
• Des mots qui font savant
• Des extraits de los angeles littérature pour faire croire que vous avez lu tous les classiques
• Les figures de variety pour impressionner votre purchaser, votre voisin ou votre belle-mère
• Un peu de conjugaison pour enfin comprendre l’usage du subjonctif imparfait


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Download Modern Mandarin Chinese Grammar: A Practical Guide: Volume 2 by Claudia Ross,Jing-heng Sheng Ma PDF

By Claudia Ross,Jing-heng Sheng Ma

Modern Mandarin chinese language Grammar presents an cutting edge reference advisor to Mandarin chinese language, combining conventional and function-based grammar in one volume.

The Grammar is split into components. half A covers conventional grammatical different types comparable to word order, nouns, verbs and specifiers. half B is punctiliously prepared round language services and notions resembling:

  • Communication strategies
  • Making comparisons
  • Giving and looking information
  • Expressing apologies, regrets and sympathies

The elements of the Grammar are heavily associated via large cross-references, supplying a grammatical and practical viewpoint on many styles. All grammar issues and features are richly illustrated with examples, with a robust specialise in modern usage.

Main positive aspects of the grammar contain:

  • Examples given in simplified characters, conventional characters and romanization (pinyin)
  • Clear factors and available descriptions
  • Particular realization to parts of specific hassle for newbies of Mandarin chinese language

Implementing suggestions from clients of the 1st version of the Grammar, this moment version has been revised all through to provide multiplied causes, examples, cross-referencing, and indexing and fresh chapters on point, resultative verbs, directional verbs and "ba" sentences.

This is the appropriate reference grammar for newcomers of Mandarin chinese language in any respect degrees, from undemanding to complicated. No previous wisdom of grammatical terminology is thought and a thesaurus of grammatical phrases is equipped. This Grammar is followed through the Modern Mandarin chinese language Grammar Workbook (978-0-415-83488-9; on hand for separate buy) which good points comparable routines and activities.

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Download Subjects and Universal Grammar: An Explanatory Theory by Yehuda N. Falk PDF

By Yehuda N. Falk

The 'subject' of a sentence is an idea that offers nice demanding situations to linguists. so much languages have whatever which seems like a topic, yet topics vary throughout languages of their nature and houses, making them a fascinating phenomenon for these looking linguistic universals. This pioneering quantity addresses 'subject' nature from a at the same time formal and typological viewpoint. Dividing the topic into special grammatical features, it indicates how the character of those services explains their respective homes, and argues that the break up in houses proven in 'ergative' languages (whereby the topic of intransitive verbs is marked as an item) effects from the features being assigned to diversified components of the clause. Drawing on information from a typologically good selection of languages, together with English, Hebrew, Tagalog, Inuit and Acehnese, it explains why, even with regards to very diversified languages, convinced middle homes may be found.

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Download Dutch: An Essential Grammar (Routledge Essential Grammars) by William Z. Shetter,Esther Ham PDF

By William Z. Shetter,Esther Ham

Now in its tenth variation, Dutch: an important Grammar is a reference advisor to an important elements of contemporary Dutch because it is utilized by local speakers.

Features include:

  • A fresh bankruptcy on negation;
  • A common type to make sure all parts of the language which are of specific trouble to English audio system are thoroughly defined;
  • ‘Let’s try out That’ sections in every one bankruptcy containing pattern exercises;
  • More examples and cross-referencing all through, and a finished word list and index behind the book;
  • Full use of examples given all through illustrating smooth usage.

Dutch: an important Grammar

is the fitting reference resource either for these learning Dutch independently and for college kids in faculties, universities and grownup classes.

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Download Changes in Complementation in British and American English: by J. Rudanko,Charles Jones PDF

By J. Rudanko,Charles Jones

The e-book exhibits how the procedure of English predicate complementation has been present process an grand quantity of edition and alter in contemporary centuries, and identifies explanatory ideas to account for this alteration and version, with proof from huge digital corpora of either British and American English.

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Download Aspects of the Syntax of Agreement (Routledge Leading by Cedric Boeckx PDF

By Cedric Boeckx

This quantity brings jointly numerous strands of analysis targeting features of the syntax of contract, and the position that contract performs in linguistic concept. The essays accumulated right here exhibit how and why contract has emerged lately because the relevant theoretical build in minimalism. even supposing the theoretical context of the quantity is minimalist in personality, Boeckx formulates formal and substantial universals within the area of agreement.

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Download Ruso para Dummies (Spanish Edition) by Andrew Kaufman,Serafima Gettys,Adela Padín PDF

By Andrew Kaufman,Serafima Gettys,Adela Padín

Tanto si tienes un lodge y quieres atender mejor a los turistas rusos, como si eres una character de negocios y quieres entrar en el mercado ruso o te has apuntado a un crucero de Moscú a San Petersburgo, en este libro encontrarás un montón de lecciones prácticas y referencias útiles. Con las rules de gramática imprescindibles, los principales tiempos verbales y las reglas básicas que necesita cualquier principiante, podrás mantener conversaciones sencillas con comodidad. Además, el libro incluye un práctico minidiccionario ruso-español, l. a. lista de verbos básicos y mucho más.

• Sin cimientos, no se construye — un poco de terapia de choque de gramática, el alfabeto cirílico y saludar y presentarse en ruso.
• Empezar con el К, Л, М, o sea, el A, B, C — frases y expresiones del día a día para preguntar por direcciones, pedir l. a. comida en un restaurante u orientarte por una ciudad.
• El cliente es lo primero — como informar sobre precios, transporte, disponibilidad de habitaciones libres, cambio de divisas o atención por teléfono.
• Un poco de práctica — ejercicios para que compruebes tú mismo si has aprendido lo básico de cada lección.

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