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Contemporary Approaches to Baltic Linguistics

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Author: Axel Holvoet, Björn Wiemer, and Peter Arkadiev  |  Isbn: 9783110343762  |  File size: 6.4MB  |  Year: 2015  |  Pages: 554  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Culture Baltic languages have only marginally featured in the discourse of theoretical linguistics and linguistic typology. The book aims to reconnect Baltic linguistics and the current agenda of the theoretical and typological study of language. The...

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The Complete Guide to the Music of the "Beatles"

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Author: John Robertson  |  Isbn: 9780711935488  |  File size: 37MB  |  Year: 1994  |  Pages: 128  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Culture A consumers' guide to the music of The Beatles. An album by album, track by track, run-down of every song recorded by The Beatles, from "I Saw Her Standing There" to "Let It Be". It includes: full details of who wrote and sang which songs, when and where the songs where...

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Translating Humour in Audiovisual Texts

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Author: Antonella De Laurentiis, Francesca Bianchi, and Gian Luigi De Rosa  |  Isbn: 9783034315555  |  File size: 3MB  |  Year: 2015  |  Pages: 533  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Culture Humour found in audiovisual products is, of course, performative in nature. If we consider instances of humour – any droll moment occurring in today’s fare of mixed-genre products as a composite of cognition, emotion,...

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Pride: A Dictionary for the Vain

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Author: Adams Media  |  Isbn: 9781440527708  |  File size: 1MB  |  Year: 2011  |  Pages: 160  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Culture The Seven Deadly Sins have sliced up the dictionary and taken what's theirs. No one vice is too greedy as each volume prides itself on having more than 500 entries. Word lovers will lust after these richly packaged volumes--and once you've collected all seven, you'll be the envy...

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The Early National Period

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Author: Sarah J. Purcell  |  Isbn: 9780816047697  |  File size: 7MB  |  Year: 2003  |  Pages: 420  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Culture This volume in the acclaimed Eyewitness History series covers the period 1783 to 1828, picking up after the conclusion of the American Revolution and continuing up to the years when America was expanding westward. Download book...

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Like Beads on a String: A Culture History of the Seminole Indians in North Peninsular Florida

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Author: Brent Richards Weisman  |  Isbn: 9780817304119  |  File size: 11.8MB  |  Year: 1989  |  Pages: 216  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Culture Florida's Seminole Indians are exerting an ever increasing influence on crucial issues in state politics, economy, and law. From a position of near obscurity less than a century ago, these Native Americans have staged a remarkable comeback to take an active hand in...

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Explorations in the Sociology of Language & Religion

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Author: Joshua A. Fishman and Tope Omoniyi  |  Isbn: 9789027227102  |  File size: 3.6MB  |  Year: 2006  |  Pages: 347  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Culture The Sociology of Language and Religion (SLR) is still in its infancy as a sub-discipline in the macrosociolinguistic tradition. It is therefore no coincidence that the editorial collaboration to produce its first definitive text Explorations in the...

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Things Japanese: Being Notes on Various Subjects Connected with Japan

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Author: Basil Hall Chamberlain  |  Isbn: 9781933330273  |  File size: 20MB  |  Year: 2007  |  Pages: 540  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Culture An engaging collection about everything from the abacus to zoology in Japan, designed to preserve knowledge about a society that was modernizing beyond recognition. This book remains an erudite source of information about culture, history, art, religion, and daily...

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A People & a Nation: A History of the United States

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Author: David M. Katzman, David W. Blight, Howard Chudacoff, and Mary Beth Norton  |  Isbn: 9780618391776  |  File size: 81MB  |  Year: 2006  |  Pages: 532  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Culture This spirited narrative challenges students to think about the meaning of American history. Thoughtful inclusion of the lives of everyday people, cultural diversity, work, and popular culture preserves the text's basic...

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Language Documentation & Revitalization in Latin American Contexts

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Author: Chris Rogers Dr, Gabriela Perez Baez, and Jorge Emilio Roses Labrada  |  Isbn: 9783110438079  |  File size: 2+24MB  |  Year: 2016  |  Pages: 260  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Culture Up to now, the focus in the field of language documentation has been predominantly on North American and Australian languages. However, the greatest genetic diversity in languages is found in Latin America, home to over...

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Grammatik Des Samaritanischen Hebraisch

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Author: Rudolf Macuch  |  Isbn: 9783110001334  |  File size: 20.7MB  |  Year: 2012  |  Pages: 616  |  Language: German  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Culture Die Reihe Studia Samaritana versammelt Bande aus dem gesamten Gebiet wissenschaftlicher Untersuchungen zu den Samaritanern, von den antiken Befunden bis hin zur Erforschung der gegenwartigen samaritanischen Gemeinschaft und ihrer Traditionen. Besondere Schwerpunkte liegen in...

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Converging Grammars: Constructions in Singapore English

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Author: Debra Ziegeler  |  Isbn: 9781614515715  |  File size: 3.8MB  |  Year: 2015  |  Pages: 294  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Culture This volume provides a much-needed, critical overview of the field of constructions and construction grammar in the context of Singapore English, and poses the question of identifying a construction in contact when the lexicon is derived from one language and the syntax from...

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Jean Markale, "Contes et legendes des pays celtes"

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Author: Jean Markale  |  Isbn: 9782737360954  |  File size: 10.3MB  |  Year: 2013  |  Pages: 327  |  Language: French  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Culture Collectés depuis le XIXe siècle et aujourd'hui heureusement réhabilités, ces contes et récits, par leur authenticité, leur marginalité et leur actualité jamais démentie, nous font mieux comprendre notre civilisation et comment on peut huma­niser une société industrielle...

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The Japanese Haiku

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Author: Kenneth Yasuda and Robert B. Hall  |  Isbn: 9780804834605  |  File size: 4MB  |  Year: 2002  |  Pages: 296  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Culture This book describes the subtle nature and beauty of haiku, emphasising the form's unique place in the realm of poetry. Informative discussion and illuminating examples reveal the fascinating character of the Japanese poetic mind. Modern original haiku in...

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Masking Strategies: Unwrapping the French Paratext

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Author: Alistair Rolls and Maire-Laure Vuaille-Barcan  |  Isbn: 9783034307468  |  File size: 2MB  |  Year: 2012  |  Pages: 194  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Culture Gérard Genette’s seminal study of the paratext, Seuils (1987), is the starting point for this collection of essays, all of which seek not only to engage with Genette’s taxonomy and apply it, but also to interrogate it and to move...

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Defining the Modern Museum: A Case Study of the Challenges of Exchange

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Author: Lianne McTavish  |  Isbn: 9781442644434  |  File size: 3MB  |  Year: 2013  |  Pages: 240  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Culture Defining the Modern Museum is a fascinating exploration of the museum as a cultural institution. Emphasizing museums' relationship to schools, libraries, and government agencies, this interdisciplinary study challenges long-standing assumptions about museums – revealing their...

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Persistent Ruskin: Studies in Influence, Assimilation & Effect

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Author: Keith Hanley  |  Isbn: 9781409400769  |  File size: 2.7MB  |  Year: 2013  |  Pages: 232  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Culture Examining the wide-ranging implications of Ruskin's engagement with his contemporaries and followers, this collection is organized around three related themes: Ruskin's intellectual legacy and the extent to which its address to working men and women and children was realised in...

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Marriage in Turkish German Popular Culture

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Author: Heather Merle Benbow  |  Isbn: 9781498522625  |  File size: 1.41MB  |  Year: 2015  |  Pages: 182  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Culture During the first decade of this millennium Germany’s largest ethnic minority—Turkish Germans—began to enjoy a new cultural prominence in German literature, film, television and theater. While controversies around forced marriage and “honor” killings...

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Taking Stock: Cultures of Enumeration in Contemporary Jewish Life

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Author: Deborah Dash Moore and Michal Kravel-Tovi  |  Isbn: 0253020549  |  File size: 3MB  |  Year: 2016  |  Pages: 320  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Culture Taking Stock is a collection of lively, original essays that explore the cultures of enumeration that permeate contemporary and modern Jewish life. Speaking to the profound cultural investment in quantified forms of knowledge and representation-whether...

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Male & Female in the Epic of Gilgamesh

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Author: Tzvi Abusch  |  Isbn: 9781575063492  |  File size: 5MB  |  Year: 2015  |  Pages: 216  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Culture The deeds and struggles of Gilgamesh, legendary king of the city-state Uruk in the land of Sumer, have fascinated readers for millennia. They are preserved primarily in the Epic of Gilgamesh, one of the most well-known pieces of Mesopotamian literature. Studying the text draws us...

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The Facts on File Companion to American Drama

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Author: Jackson R Bryer and Mary C Hartig  |  Isbn: 9780816077489  |  File size: 23MB  |  Year: 2010  |  Pages: 642  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Culture The Facts On File Companion to American Drama, Second Edition is a comprehensive guide to American dramatic literature, from its origins in the early days of the nation to American classics such as Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman and Thornton Wilder's...

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Living Words: Meaning Underdetermination & the Dynamic Lexicon

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Author: Peter Ludlow  |  Isbn: 9780198712053  |  File size: 2MB  |  Year: 2014  |  Pages: 208  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Culture Peter Ludlow shows how word meanings are much more dynamic than we might have supposed, and explores how meanings are modulated (changed) even during the course of our everyday conversations. When we engage with communicative partners we build micro-languages on the...

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A Cognitive Grammar of Japanese Clause Structure

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Author: Toshiyuki Kumashiro  |  Isbn: 9789027246691  |  File size: 2MB  |  Year: 2016  |  Pages: 397  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Culture This volume represents the first comprehensive work on Japanese clause structure conducted within the framework of Cognitive Grammar. The author proposes schematic conceptual structures for the major constructions in the language and defines Japanese case marking and...

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Native American Storytelling: A Reader of Myths & Legends

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Author: Karl Kroeber  |  Isbn: 1405115416  |  File size: 1.5MB  |  Year: 1991  |  Pages: 144  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Culture The myths and legends in this collection have been selected both for their excellence as stories and because they illustrate the distinctive nature of Native American storytelling. They are drawn from oral traditions of the major culture areas of aboriginal North America, and...

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Popular Religious Movements & Heterodox Sects in Chinese History

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Author: Hubert Seiwert  |  Isbn: 9789004131460  |  File size: 2MB  |  Year: 2003  |  Pages: 552  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Culture This groundbreaking book surveys the entire history of popular religious sects in Chinese history. Publish this Book! is the unequivocal recommendation taken from the peer reviews. In part one the reader will find a thorough treatment of the formation of the notions of...

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Colloquial Arabic of the Gulf, 2nd Edition

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Author: Clive Holes  |  Isbn: 9781138958128  |  File size: 5MB  |  Year: 2015  |  Pages: 464  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Culture This new edition of Colloquial Arabic of the Gulf has been revised and updated to make learning this variety of Arabic easier and more enjoyable than ever before. Specially written by an expert for self-study and classroom use, the course offers you a step-by-step approach...

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Bulgaria - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture

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Author: Juliana Tzvetkova  |  Isbn: 9781857337136  |  File size: 4MB  |  Year: 2015  |  Pages: 168  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Culture Bulgaria, situated in southeastern Europe on the Black Sea, is one of Europe’s best-hidden secrets. A haven for nature and history buffs, this beautiful sunny country welcomes the traveler with bread and salt, a red rose, and ? wooden vessel full of sparkling wine....

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The Facts on File Dictionary of Cliches

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Author: Christine Ammer  |  Isbn: 0816043566  |  File size: 21MB  |  Year: 2001  |  Pages: 495  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Culture From "beware of Greeks bearing gifts" to "sink or swim", this dictionary of cliches explains the meanings and origins of more than 3000 cliches and common expressions. Drawing from a wide range of sources, including the Bible, Shakespeare, and other works of literature, this...

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Adolfo Bioy Casares: Borges, Fiction & Art

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Author: Karl Posso  |  Isbn: 9780708325377  |  File size: 3MB  |  Year: 2013  |  Pages: 223  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Culture Best known as Jorge Luis Borges’s right-hand man, Adolfo Bioy Casares (1914–99) was, in his own right, an inventive writer of considerable skill. His works, often dismissed summarily as fantastic fiction, are now ripe for reassessment. This volume looks at Bioy’s...

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Shakespeare's Comedies: A Guide to Criticism

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Author: Emma Smith  |  Isbn: 0631220127  |  File size: 1.4MB  |  Year: 2012  |  Pages: 320  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Culture This Guide introduces students to critical writing on Shakespeare’s comedies over the last four centuries.Guides students through four centuries of critical writing on Shakespeare’s history plays.Covers both significant early views and recent critical...

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