Invisible Languages In The Nineteenth Century

Author: Anna Havinga
Publisher: Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften
ISBN: 9783034319683
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Invisible Languages In The Nineteenth Century from the Author: Anna Havinga. The great linguistic diversity of spoken languages contrasts greatly with the much smaller number of languages used in written discourse. Many linguistic varieties - in particular, regional and minority languages - are not deemed suitable for writing because they do not possess the necessary lexical wealth or grammatical complexity. Such prejudices are commonplace amongst non-linguists and they have their origin in the sociolinguistic history of their speaker communities. This book focuses on the nineteenth century as the time when language became an important part of the cultural identity of speakers, communities and nations. It comprises fourteen chapters on a variety of languages and countries and seeks to explore why and how certain linguistic varieties were excluded from written discourse - in other words, why they remain invisible to contemporary readers and modern historians. The case studies in this book illustrate the factors involved in the invisibilisation of languages in the nineteenth century; the metalinguistic debates about the suppression or promotion of regional, minority and non-standard languages; and the ways in which a careful study of informal writing can visibilise the linguistic diversity of spoken languages.

Essay On The Freedom Of The Will

Author: Arthur Schopenhauer
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 048611306X
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Essay On The Freedom Of The Will from the Author: Arthur Schopenhauer. DIVBrilliant and elegant in its treatment, Schopenhauer's 1839 essay on free will and determinism still remains relevant to modern readers. A useful introduction to the philosopher's work for students of philosophy or religion. /div


Author: Augusto Soares da Silva
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
ISBN: 9783110303476
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Pluricentricity from the Author: Augusto Soares da Silva. The studies collected in this volume explore the sociocultural, conceptual and structural dimensions of variation and change within pluricentric languages, with specific emphasis on the relationship between national varieties. The volume describes patterns of phonetic, lexical and morphosyntactic variation, and language attitudes. It brings together Cognitive Linguistics and sociolinguistics and makes use of advanced empirical methods. The volume addresses a wider audience of scholars including linguists, sociologists, anthropologists, and language planners and teachers.


Author: Margreth Egidi
Publisher: Erich Schmidt Verlag GmbH & Co. KG
ISBN: 9783503137428
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Liebesgaben from the Author: Margreth Egidi.

An Introduction To Syntax

Author: Robert D. Van Valin
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521635660
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An Introduction To Syntax from the Author: Robert D. Van Valin. Clearly organized and accessible, this comprehensive new textbook provides students with a thorough grounding in the analysis of syntactic structure using data from a typologically wide variety of languages. The book guides students through the basic concepts involved in syntactic analysis and goes on to prepare them for further work in any syntactic theory, using examples from a range of phenomena in human languages. It also includes a chapter on theories of syntax. Each chapter includes generous exercises and recommendations for further study.

The Anticipation Of Catastrophe

Author: Sylvia Mayer
Publisher: Universitatsverlag Winter
ISBN: 9783825363345
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The Anticipation Of Catastrophe from the Author: Sylvia Mayer. Since the 1980s, "risk" has been one of the most productively employed categories of analysis in the social sciences. Risk theory and risk research in these disciplines have shown that pervasive risk awareness has increasingly reconfigured societies, politics, and cultures in our period of late modernity. The essays assembled in this volume extend risk research in the humanities to literary and cultural studies and analyze a wide range of literary and audiovisual texts that imagine human encounters with environmental risk in North America. They are grouped into three sections. The first section focuses on representations of the risk of global climate change in several climate change novels; the second section concentrates on the representation of the nuclear risk in non-fictional and fictional texts as well as in film; the third section draws particular attention to the relevance of genre in the representation of a variety of environmental risks, genres ranging from poetry to posthuman fiction to Hollywood disaster movies and video games.