LINGUIST List 12.615

Tue Mar 6 2001

Books: Sign Language, Textbook ESL/EFL

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  1. LINCOM EUROPA, Sign Lang: Typologische Aspekte der Deutschen Gebaerdensprache
  2. LINCOM EUROPA, Textbook ESL/EFL: The Finite English Verb Group by Omer & Mohamed

Message 1: Sign Lang: Typologische Aspekte der Deutschen Gebaerdensprache

Date: Mon, 05 Mar 2001 14:10:53 +0100
From: LINCOM EUROPA <LINCOM.EUROPAt-online.de>
Subject: Sign Lang: Typologische Aspekte der Deutschen Gebaerdensprache

Typologische Aspekte der Deutschen Gebaerdensprache

SONJA ERLENKAMP

Im Mittelpunkt dieser Arbeit steht die Beschreibung grundlegender
syntaktischer und morphologischer Strukturen der Deutschen
Gebaerdensprache. Zentraler Aspekt der Darstellung ist dabei die
Einteilung der Gebaerden der Deutschen Gebaerdensprache in Wortarten.
Darueber hinaus liefert die Arbeit aber auch einen erstmaligen
UEberblick ueber den Aufbau von Argument- und Praedikatstuktur, den
Aufbau einfacher Saetze sowie eine Beschreibung des
Klassifikationssystems der Deutschen Gebaerdensprache. Neben dieser
auf das Gebaerdensprachsystem gerichtenten Betrachtung behandelt die
Autorin, Sonja Erlenkamp, auch Methodenfragen und liefert eine
kritische Auseinandersetzung mit der traditionellen
Wortarteneinteilung. Als Aus-gangspunkt dient dabei die Frage nach der
Universalitaet der Nomen-Verb-Distinktion in Sprachen. So wird im
ersten Teil des Buches ein UEberblick ueber die Problematik von
Wortartentheorien aus typologischer Perspektive gegeben und ein Ansatz
zur Beschreibung verschiedener Klassentypen wie syntaktische
Kategorien und lexikalische Klassen diskutiert. Die Autorin zeigt, wie
sich Wortarten-beschreibungen bei Gebaerdensprachen durchfuehren
lassen, und dass die Ergebnisse nicht unbedingt der traditionellen
indoeuro-paeischen Auffassung von einer Nomen-Verb-Distinktion
entsprechen muessen. Vielmehr zeigt die Analyse, dass die Deutsche
Gebaerdensprache hinsichtlich ihrer morphosyntaktischen Struk-turen
AEhnlichkeiten zu einigen nichtindoeuropaeischen Lautsprachen
aufweist: die Deutsche Gebaerdensprache hat Verben, aber keine Nomen.



ISBN 3 89586 664 4. 
Linguistic Research Forum 05. 
Ca. 210 pp. USD 51 / DM 98 / � 34. 


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Message 2: Textbook ESL/EFL: The Finite English Verb Group by Omer & Mohamed

Date: Mon, 05 Mar 2001 13:54:46 +0100
From: LINCOM EUROPA <LINCOM.EUROPAt-online.de>
Subject: Textbook ESL/EFL: The Finite English Verb Group by Omer & Mohamed

The Finite English Verb Group
MAJZOUB R. OMER & AYISHA H. MOHAMED

The Finite English Verb Group is primarily intended for ESL/EFL
teachers of English as well as undergraduate university students of
English grammar. The text is unique in its approach, combining
detailed, comprehensive discussion of theoretical concepts with
practical applications. Its main defining features are:

* It identifies and defines the major categories and sub-categories of
 meanings/forms in the finite English verb group.
* It shows the different ways in which the meanings/forms can be
 combined in the finite English verb group.
* It contains hundreds of examples, tables, figures, and diagrams which
 serve to illustrate and explain the different theoretical concepts
 discussed.
* It contains a large number of exercises which are meant to provide
 intensive practice for the book user.
* It contains an answer key to the questions in the exercises whose
 purpose is to provide a reference point as needed. In this way, the book
 is useful for self-study undertaken by advanced students and teachers of
 English grammar.

Dr. Majzoub R. Omer is Assistant Professor of Applied Linguistics at the
College of Women Education, Tabuk, Saudi Arabia.

Dr. Ayisha H. Mohamed is Assistant Professor of Applied Linguistics at
the Police Training College, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Table of Contents:
Acknowledgement		
Abbreviations and Symbols		
List of Tables and Figures	
Introduction		

1 	Types and Positions of the Verb Group
1.0	Introduction	
1.1	Verb Group Types	
1.2	Positions of the Verb Group	
1.3	Exercises	

2	Meanings in the Verb Group	
2.0	Introduction	
2.1	Lexical Meaning	
2.2	Grammatical Meaning	
2.3	Modal Meaning	
2.4	Exercises	

3 	Forms in the Verb Group
3.0	Introduction	
3.1	Formal/Positional Classification of Verb Group Forms	
3.2	Functional Classification of Verb Group Forms	
3.3	Exercises	

4	Meanings and Forms of English Tenses
4.0	Introduction	
4.1	PresentTense	
4.2	Past Tense	
4.3	Future Tense	
4.4	Present Perfect	
4.5	Past Perfect	
4.6	Future Perfect	
4.7	Exercises	

5 	Modal Forms and Meanings		
5.0	Introduction	
5.1	The Meanings of Modal Forms	
5.2	The Forms of Modal Meanings	
5.3	Exercises	

6 	Tense, Aspect, and Voice Combinations
6.0	Introduction	
6.1	Tense, Aspect, and Voice	
6.2	Adding Continuous and Passive to Tense: Structural Changes
6.3	Exercises	

7 	Modal, Aspect, and Voice Combinations
7.0	Introduction	
7.1	Modal, Aspect, and Voice	
7.2	Modal and Aspect: Time Changes	
7.3	Adding Aspect and Voice to Modal: Structural Changes
7.4	Exercises	

8 	Tense Forms and Modals in Other Contexts
8.0	Introduction	
8.1	Tense Forms in Direct/Indirect Speech	
8.2	Modal Forms in Direct/Indirect Speech	
8.3	Tense Forms and Modals in Conditional Sentences	
8.4	The --ed and --� Inflections: Qther Uses	
8.5	Exercises	

9 	Verb Inflections and Auxiliaries: A Summary of Functions
9.0	Introduction	
9.1	Verb Inflections: Functions	
9.2	Non-Modal Auxiliaries: Functions	
9.3	Modals and Non-Modals: Syntactic 
	Functions	
9.4 	Exercises	

Answer Key		
Index

ISBN 3 89586 393 5.
LINCOM Language Textbooks 01. 
200pp. USD 25 / DM 52 / � 18. 
Course discounts available!



 

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available from LINCOM.EUROPAt-online.de.

LINCOM EUROPA, Freibadstr. 3, D-81543 Muenchen, Germany;
FAX +49 89 62269404;
http://www.lincom-europa.com
LINCOM.EUROPAt-online.de.
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