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Latin: A Linguistic Introduction

By Renato Oniga and Norma Shifano

Applies the principles of contemporary linguistics to the study of Latin and provides clear explanations of grammatical rules alongside diagrams to illustrate complex structures.

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The Ancient Language, and the Dialect of Cornwall, with an Enlarged Glossary of Cornish Provincial Words

By Frederick W.P. Jago

Containing around 3,700 dialect words from both Cornish and English,, this glossary was published in 1882 by Frederick W. P. Jago (1817–92) in an effort to describe and preserve the dialect as it too declined and it is an invaluable record of a disappearing dialect and way of life.

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Linguistic Bibliography for the Year 2013

The Linguistic Bibliography is by far the most comprehensive bibliographic reference work in the field. This volume contains up-to-date and extensive indexes of names, languages, and subjects.

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Title: Ideophones
Edited By: F. K. Erhard Voeltz
Christa Kilian-Hatz
Series Title: Typological Studies in Language 44

The present volume represents a selection of papers presented at the
International Symposium on Ideophones held in January 1999 in St. Augustin,
Germany. They center around the following hypotheses: Ideophones are
universal; and constitute a grammatical category in all languages of the
world; ideophones and similar words have a special dramaturgic function
that differs from all other word classes: they simulate an event, an
emotion, a perception through language. In addition to this unique
function, a good number of formal parallels can be observed. The languages
dealt with here display strikingly similar patterns of derivational
processes involving ideophones. An equally widespread common feature is the
introduction of ideophones via a verbum dicendi or complementizer. Another
observation concerns the sound-symbolic behavior of ideophones. Thus the
word formation of ideophones differs from other words in their tendency for
iconicity and sound-symbolism. Finally it is made clear that ideophones are
part of spoken language — the language register, where gestures are used —
rather than written language.

Publication Year: 2001
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Subject Language(s): Baka
Quechua, Southern Pastaza
Language Family(ies): Australian
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9027229465
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 436
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1588110192
ISBN-13: 9781588110190
Pages: 436
Prices: U.S. $ 182