Concise Encyclopedia of Languages of the World

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Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0080877753
Format: PDF
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Concise Encyclopedia of Languages of the World is an authoritative single-volume reference resource comprehensively describing the major languages and language families of the world. It will provide full descriptions of the phonology, semantics, morphology, and syntax of the world’s major languages, giving insights into their structure, history and development, sounds, meaning, structure, and language family, thereby both highlighting their diversity for comparative study, and contextualizing them according to their genetic relationships and regional distribution. Based on the highly acclaimed and award-winning Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics, this volume will provide an edited collection of almost 400 articles throughout which a representative subset of the world's major languages are unfolded and explained in up-to-date terminology and authoritative interpretation, by the leading scholars in linguistics. In highlighting the diversity of the world’s languages — from the thriving to the endangered and extinct — this work will be the first point of call to any language expert interested in this huge area. No other single volume will match the extent of language coverage or the authority of the contributors of Concise Encyclopedia of Languages of the World. * Extraordinary breadth of coverage: a comprehensive selection of just under 400 articles covering the world's major languages, language families, and classification structures, issues and disputes * Peerless quality: based on 20 years of academic development on two editions of the leading reference resource in linguistics, Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics * Unique authorship: 350 of the world's leading experts brought together for one purpose * Exceptional editorial selection, review and validation process: Keith Brown and Sarah Ogilvie act as first-tier guarantors for article quality and coverage * Compact and affordable: one-volume format makes this suitable for personal study at any institution interested in areal, descriptive, or comparative language study - and at a fraction of the cost of the full encyclopedia

Ancestral DNA Human Origins and Migrations

Author: Rene J. Herrera
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0128041285
Format: PDF, ePub
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Ancestral DNA, Human Origins, and Migrations describes the genesis of humans in Africa and the subsequent story of how our species migrated to every corner of the globe. Different phases of this journey are presented in an integrative format with information from a number of disciplines, including population genetics, evolution, anthropology, archaeology, climatology, linguistics, art, music, folklore and history. This unique approach weaves a story that has synergistic impact in the clarity and level of understanding that will appeal to those researching, studying, and interested in population genetics, evolutionary biology, human migrations, and the beginnings of our species. Integrates research and information from the fields of genetics, evolution, anthropology, archaeology, climatology, linguistics, art, music, folklore and history, among others Presents the content in an entertaining and synergistic style to facilitate a deep understanding of human population genetics Informs on the origins and recent evolution of our species in an approachable manner

Concise Encyclopedia of Semantics

Author: Keith Allan
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080959696
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Concise Encyclopedia of Semantics is a comprehensive new reference work aiming to systematically describe all aspects of the study of meaning in language. It synthesizes in one volume the latest scholarly positions on the construction, interpretation, clarification, obscurity, illustration, amplification, simplification, negotiation, contradiction, contraction and paraphrasing of meaning, and the various concepts, analyses, methodologies and technologies that underpin their study. It examines not only semantics but the impact of semantic study on related fields such as morphology, syntax, and typologically oriented studies such as ‘grammatical semantics’, where semantics has made a considerable contribution to our understanding of verbal categories like tense or aspect, nominal categories like case or possession, clausal categories like causatives, comparatives, or conditionals, and discourse phenomena like reference and anaphora. COSE also examines lexical semantics and its relation to syntax, pragmatics, and cognitive linguistics; and the study of how ‘logical semantics’ develops and thrives, often in interaction with computational linguistics. As a derivative volume from Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics, Second Edition, it comprises contributions from 150 of the foremost scholars of semantics in their various specializations and draws on 20+ years of development in the parent work in a compact and affordable format. Principally intended for tertiary level inquiry and research, this will be invaluable as a reference work for undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as academics inquiring into the study of meaning and meaning relations within languages. As semantics is a centrally important and inherently cross-cutting area within linguistics it will therefore be relevant not just for semantics specialists, but for most linguistic audiences. The first encyclopedia ever published in this fascinating and diverse field Combines the talents of the world’s leading semantics specialists The latest trends in the field authoritatively reviewed and interpreted in context of related disciplines Drawn from the richest, most authoritative, comprehensive and internationally acclaimed reference resource in the linguistics area Compact and affordable single volume reference format

Concise Encyclopedia of Philosophy of Language Peter V Lamarque 1992

Author: Elsevier Science, Ltd
Publisher: Bukupedia
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Format: PDF, Docs
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CONCISE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF PHILOSOPHY OF LANGUAGE Edited by PETER V. LAMARQUE University of Hull Consulting Editor R. E. ASHER University of Edinburgh PERGAMON UK Elsevier Science Ltd, The Boulevard, Langford Lane, Kidlington, Oxford OX5 1GB, UK USA Elsevier Science Inc, 655 Avenue of die Americas, New York, NY 10010, USA JAPAN Elsevier Science Japan, 9-15 Higashi-Azabu 1-chome, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106, Japan Copyright O 1997 Elsevier Science Ltd All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in any retrieval system or transmitted in any form or by any means: electronic, electrostatic, magnetic tape, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without permission in writing from the publishers. Library of Congress Cataloging ia P*blicatio* Data Concise encyclopedia of philosophy of language / edited by Peter V. Lamarque ; consulting editor, R. E. Asher. p. cm. ISBN 0-08-042991-2 (hardcover) 1. Language and languages—Philosophy— Encyclopedias. I. Lamarque, Peter. II. Asher, R. E. P106.C5946 1997 401—

Subject Encyclopedias User guide review citations

Author: Allan Mirwis
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781573562980
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This useful two-volume set will provide buyers of subject encyclopedias with a substantial amount of valuable information they can use in making their purchasing decisions. It will also provide all types of librarians and their patrons with a quick, one-stop method for locating the appropriate subject encyclopedias for their needs and for locating articles in the 100 encyclopedias. Librarians who specialize in bibliographic instruction will also find it to be a useful tool for teaching students how to locate needed information.

The Languages of the World

Author: Kenneth Katzner
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134532881
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This third edition of Kenneth Katzner's best-selling guide to languages is essential reading for language enthusiasts everywhere. Written with the non-specialist in mind, its user-friendly style and layout, delightful original passages, and exotic scripts, will continue to fascinate the reader. This new edition has been thoroughly revised to include more languages, more countries, and up-to-date data on populations. Features include: *information on nearly 600 languages *individual descriptions of 200 languages, with sample passages and English translations *concise notes on where each language is spoken, its history, alphabet and pronunciation *coverage of every country in the world, its main language and speaker numbers *an introduction to language families

Concise Encyclopedia of Grammatical Categories

Author: E. K. Brown
Publisher: Pergamon
ISBN:
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Complementing Brown & Miller's recent Concise Encyclopedia of Syntactic Theories (1996), to which this is a companion volume, this encyclopedia is a collection of articles drawn from the highly successful Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics. It presents a collection of 79 articles, all of which have been revised and updated. It also provides a number of newly commissioned articles, one of which has been substantially updated and extended. The volume is alphabetically organised and includes an introduction and a glossary. The Concise Encyclopedia of Grammatical Categories will provide a uniquely comprehensive and authoritative overview of the building blocks of syntax: word classes, sentence/clause types, functional categories of the noun and verb, anaphora and pronominalisation, transitivity, topicalisation and work order.

Concise Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics

Author: Margie Berns
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080965031
Format: PDF
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Concise Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics formalizes, organizes and analyzes the relation of knowledge about language to decision-making in practice. It synthesizes research in psycholinguistics, educational linguistics and sociolinguistics, freely crossing subject fields to establish innovative and expert responses to some of the key debates in the field. Authored and compiled by leaders in their various specialties and collated and extensively re-edited from the award-winning Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics, Second Edition, this collection will be an ideal one-stop desk reference solution for any linguistics professional and researcher interested in how language operates at the leading edge. Authoritative review of this dynamic field placed in an interdisciplinary context Over 100 articles by leaders in the field Compact and affordable single-volume format

Concise Encyclopaedia Of India

Author: Kulwant Rai Gupta
Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist
ISBN: 9788126906376
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The Present Book, Concise Encyclopaedia Of India, Is A Compendium Of Diverse Aspects Of India Which Is One Of The Oldest Civilisations With A Kaleidoscopic Variety, Rich Cultural Heritage And Multifaceted Socio-Economic Progress. The Idea Behind Bringing Out This Book Is To Help One And All In Understanding The Country And Its Unity In Diversity. In Its Three Volumes, The Encyclopaedia Encompasses A Remarkably Wide Range Of Topics Related To India Its History, Physiography, People, Population, National Symbols, National Leaders, Languages And Literatures, Art, Culture, Defence, Education, Economy, Polity, Foreign Policy And Relations, Scientific And Technological Developments, Law And Justice, Sports, Festivals, Transport, Communication And Related Activities. In Addition, A Profile Of All Its 28 States And 7 Union Territories Has Also Been Provided. Furthermore, It Provides An Accessible, Authoritative Account Of The Latest Developments Made In Varied Fields Alongwith The Data From The Central And State Governments, Their Establishments, Constitutional Bodies, Autonomous And Semi-Autonomous Bodies And The Like.The Book Is Comprehensive, Self-Contained And User-Friendly, As The Emphasis Throughout Is On Ensuring That Readers, Particularly Students, Receive Worthwhile, Authentic Information Instead Of Irrelevant And Outdated Details. It Will Definitely Prove An Invaluable Reference Book To Students Of Different Educational Levels And Candidates Preparing For Civil Services Examinations Or Other Competitive Exams And Interviews For Various Jobs. Besides Students, The Researchers, Executives In Government And Private Sector And Also The Common Man Will Find It Highly Informative.