Living with a Dead Language

Living with a Dead Language
Author: Ann Patty
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2016-06-14
ISBN: 1101980249
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Living with a Dead Language Book Excerpt:

“A delightful mix of grammar and growth, words and wonder.” – The Washington Post An entertaining exploration of the richness and relevance of the Latin language and literature, and an inspiring account of finding renewed purpose through learning something new and challenging After thirty-five years as a book editor in New York City, Ann Patty stopped working and moved to the country. Bored, aimless, and lost in the woods, she hoped to challenge her restless, word-loving brain by beginning a serious study of Latin at local colleges. As she begins to make sense of Latin grammar and syntax, her studies open unexpected windows into her own life. The louche poetry of Catullus calls up her early days in 1970s New York, Lucretius elucidates her intractable drivenness and her attraction to Buddhism, while Ovid’s verse conjures a delightful dimension to the flora and fauna that surround her. Women in Roman history, and an ancient tomb inscription give her new understanding and empathy for her tragic, long deceased mother. Finally, Virgil reconciles her to her new life—no longer an urban exile, but a rustic scholar, writer and teacher. Along the way, she meets an impassioned cast of characters: professors, students and classicists outside of academia who keep Latin very much alive. Written with humor, heart, and an infectious enthusiasm for words, Patty’s book is an object lesson in how learning and literature can transform the past and lead to an unexpected future.

Lectures on the Science of Language

Lectures on the Science of Language
Author: Max Muller
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2020-08-05
ISBN: 3752414162
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lectures on the Science of Language Book Excerpt:

Reproduction of the original: Lectures on the Science of Language by Max Muller

Multilingual Metal Music

Multilingual Metal Music
Author: Amanda DiGioia
Publsiher: Emerald Group Publishing
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2020-12-18
ISBN: 1839099488
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Multilingual Metal Music Book Excerpt:

This multi-disciplinary book explores the textual analysis of heavy metal lyrics written in languages other than English including Japanese, Yiddish, Latin, Russian, Hungarian, Austrian German, and Norwegian. Topics covered include national and minority identity, politics, wordplay, parody, local/global, intertextuality, and adaptation.

Linguistics and New Testament Greek

Linguistics and New Testament Greek
Author: David Alan Black,Benjamin L. Merkle
Publsiher: Baker Academic
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2020-10-27
ISBN: 1493426923
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Linguistics and New Testament Greek Book Excerpt:

This work offers students the most current discussion of the major issues in Greek and linguistics by leading authorities in the field. Featuring an all-star lineup of New Testament Greek scholars--including Stanley Porter, Constantine Campbell, Stephen Levinsohn, Jonathan Pennington, and Robert Plummer--it examines the latest advancements in New Testament Greek linguistics, making it an ideal intermediate supplemental Greek textbook. Chapters cover key topics such as verbal aspect, the perfect tense, deponency and the middle voice, discourse analysis, word order, and pronunciation.

The Living Age

The Living Age
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1874
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Literature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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We Are What We Mourn

We Are What We Mourn
Author: Priscila Uppal
Publsiher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2009
ISBN: 0773534563
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

We Are What We Mourn Book Excerpt:

In We Are What We Mourn Priscila Uppal examines why and how the work of mourning has drastically changed in the latter half of the twentieth century, focusing on the strong pattern in contemporary English-Canadian elegy that emphasizes connection rather than separation between the living and the dead. Uppal offers a penetrating reading of Canadian elegies that radically challenges English and American elegy traditions as well as long-standing psychological models for successful mourning. She sets up useful categories for elegy study - parental elegies, elegies for places, and elegies for cultural losses and displacements - and suggests where elegy and mourning studies might be headed post 9/11.

An Introduction to Language

An Introduction to Language
Author: Kirk Hazen
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 456
Release: 2014-08-25
ISBN: 0470658967
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Introduction to Language Book Excerpt:

"An Introduction to Language" helps shape readers' understanding of what language "is," how it "works," and why it is both elegantly complex and yet essential to who we are. Presenting a scientific approach to language-in-use - investigated through wide-ranging examples from Old English to contemporary pop culture - it invites students to consider what qualities of language comprise everyday communication skills, be they sounds, words, phrases, or conversation. Providing an introductory tour of language variation, Hazen deconstructs the idea of 'right' and 'wrong' English, and explores the narrow interpretations society places on language. Each chapter features exercises that help students engage with key concepts and directly observe the patterns that are part of all human language, its social nuances, and inherent variation. Ideal for those coming to the subject for the first time, "An Introduction to Language" offers an engaging tour through the rich texture of language, and the ways in which we use and understand it today.

General Linguistics and the Teaching of Dead Hamito Semitic Languages

General Linguistics and the Teaching of Dead Hamito Semitic Languages
Author: Hospers
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 124
Release: 1978-12-01
ISBN: 9004348212
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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On the Material Aids of Education being an inaugural Lecture on the occasion of the educational exhibition of 1854 etc

On the Material Aids of Education  being an inaugural Lecture on the occasion of the educational exhibition of 1854  etc
Author: William Whewell
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1854
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Episcopal See of Manchester The history of the Manchester school A history of the Chetham hospital and library with a genealogical account of the founder and the family of Chetham

The Episcopal See of Manchester  The history of the Manchester school  A history of the Chetham hospital and library  with a genealogical account of the founder and the family of Chetham
Author: Samuel Hibbert
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1848
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Episcopal See of Manchester The history of the Manchester school A history of the Chetham hospital and library with a genealogical account of the founder and the family of Chetham Book Excerpt:

History of the Foundations in Manchester of Chirst s College Chetham s Hospital and the Free Grammar School

History of the Foundations in Manchester of Chirst s College  Chetham s Hospital  and the Free Grammar School
Author: Samuel Hibbert
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1848
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Fichte s Addresses to the German Nation Reconsidered

Fichte s Addresses to the German Nation Reconsidered
Author: Daniel Breazeale,Tom Rockmore
Publsiher: SUNY Press
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2016-08-30
ISBN: 1438462557
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fichte s Addresses to the German Nation Reconsidered Book Excerpt:

Essays on one of J. G. Fichte’s best-known and most controversial works. One of J. G. Fichte’s best-known works, Addresses to the German Nation is based on a series of speeches he gave in Berlin when the city was under French occupation. They feature Fichte’s diagnosis of his own era in European history as well as his call for a new sense of German national identity, based upon a common language and culture rather than “blood and soil.” These speeches, often interpreted as key documents in the rise of modern nationalism, also contain Fichte’s most sustained reflections on pedagogical issues, including his ideas for a new egalitarian system of Prussian national education. The contributors’ reconsideration of the speeches deal not only with technical philosophical issues such as the relationship between language and identity, and the tensions between universal and particular motifs in the text, but also with issues of broader concern, including education, nationalism, and the connection between morality and politics.

The Prosthetic Tongue

The Prosthetic Tongue
Author: Katie Chenoweth
Publsiher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2019-10-04
ISBN: 0812296354
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Prosthetic Tongue Book Excerpt:

Of all the cultural "revolutions" brought about by the development of printing technology during the sixteenth century, perhaps the most remarkable but least understood is the purported rise of European vernacular languages. It is generally accepted that the invention of printing constitutes an event in the history of language that has profoundly shaped modernity, and yet the exact nature of this transformation—the mechanics of the event—has remained curiously unexamined. In The Prosthetic Tongue, Katie Chenoweth explores the relationship between printing and the vernacular as it took shape in sixteenth-century France and charts the technological reinvention of French across a range of domains, from typography, orthography, and grammar to politics, pedagogy, and poetics. Under François I, the king known in his own time as the "Father of Letters," both printing and vernacular language emerged as major cultural and political forces. Beginning in 1529, French underwent a remarkable transformation, as printers and writers began to reimagine their mother tongue as mechanically reproducible. The first accent marks appeared in French texts, the first French grammar books and dictionaries were published, phonetic spelling reforms were debated, modern Roman typefaces replaced gothic scripts, and French was codified as a legal idiom. This was, Chenoweth argues, a veritable "new media" moment, in which the print medium served as the underlying material apparatus and conceptual framework for a revolutionary reinvention of the vernacular. Rather than tell the story of the origin of the modern French language, however, she seeks to destabilize this very notion of "origin" by situating the cultural formation of French in a scene of media technology and reproducibility. No less than the paper book issuing from sixteenth-century printing presses, the modern French language is a product of the age of mechanical reproduction.

The End of the Poem

The End of the Poem
Author: Giorgio Agamben,Daniel Heller-Roazen
Publsiher: Stanford University Press
Total Pages: 148
Release: 1999
ISBN: 0804730229
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The End of the Poem Book Excerpt:

This book, by one of Italy's most important and original contemporary philosophers, represents a broad, general, and ambitious undertaking--nothing less than an attempt to rethink the nature of poetic language and to rearticulate relationships among theology, poetry, and philosophy in a tradition of literature initiated by Dante. The author presents "literature" as a set of formal or linguistic genres that discuss or develop theological issues at a certain distance from the discourse of theology. This distance begins to appear in Virgil and Ovid, but it becomes decisive in Dante and in his decision to write in the vernacular. His vernacular Italian reaches back through classical allusion to the Latin that was in his day the language of theology, but it does so with a difference. It is no accident that in the Commedia Virgil is Dante's guide. The book opens with a discussion of just how Dante's poem is a "comedy," and it concludes with a discussion of the "ends of poetry" in a variety of senses: enjambment at the ends of lines, the concluding lines of poems, and the end of poetry as a mode of writing this sort of literature. Of course, to have poetry "end" does not mean that people stop writing it, but that literature passes into a period in which it is concerned with its own ending, with its own bounds and limits, historical and otherwise. Though most of the essays make specific reference to various authors of the Italian literary tradition (including Dante, Polifilo, Pascoli, Delfini, and Caproni), they transcend the confines of Italian literature and engage several other literary and philosophical authors (Plato, Aristotle, the Stoics, Boethius, the Provençal poets, Mallarmé, and Hölderlin, among others).

Prophets Without Vision

Prophets Without Vision
Author: Hedda Ben-Bassat
Publsiher: Bucknell University Press
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2000
ISBN: 9780838754337
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Prophets Without Vision Book Excerpt:

Ben-Bassat (English, Tel Aviv U.) discusses crises of ideology and identity in the fiction of contemporary American authors. She contends that the fiction of John Updike, Flannery O'Connor, Grace Paley, James Baldwin, and Alice Walker has absorbed a diversity of prophetic modes from a diversity of

Britain and Scandinavia

Britain and Scandinavia
Author: Anthony P R Howatt,Anthony Howatt,Richard C Smith,Richard Smith
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 696
Release: 2013-10-08
ISBN: 1136404295
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Britain and Scandinavia Book Excerpt:

This volume forms part of a five volume set charting the progress of the nineteenth century movement, which was instrumental in establishing international guidelines for the teaching of modern languages. It was during this period that for the first time, co-operation between phoneticians and teachers culminated in the publication of works that were instrumental in establishing the 'applied linguistic' approach to language teaching in the twentieth century. For the first time, too, the new science of psychology influenced a scientific theory of second language acquisition. The Reform Movement attracted support across Europe, spurring the development of new professional associations and journals. In turn, the publication in these journals of reports of innovative practice contributed to a greater sense of autonomy and professionalism among modern language teachers, who had hitherto tended to live under the shadow of classical language teaching. The practical innovations and theoretical suggestions for the foreign language teaching, although rooted in the nineteenth century, still have relevance today.

The Philosophy of Agamben

The Philosophy of Agamben
Author: Catherine Mills
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2014-12-05
ISBN: 1317492803
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Philosophy of Agamben Book Excerpt:

Giorgio Agamben has gained widespread popularity in recent years for his rethinking of radical politics and his approach to metaphysics and language. However, the extraordinary breadth of historical, legal and philosophical sources which contribute to the complexity and depth of Agamben's thinking can also make his work intimidating. Covering the full range of Agamben's work, this critical introduction outlines Agamben's key concerns: metaphysics, language and potentiality, aesthetics and poetics, sovereignty, law and biopolitics, ethics and testimony, and his powerful vision of post-historical humanity. Highlighting the novelty of Agamben's approach while also situating it in relation to the work of other continental thinkers, "The Philosophy of Agamben" presents a clear and engaging introduction to the work of this original and influential thinker.

Reading Adrienne Rich

Reading Adrienne Rich
Author: Jane Roberta Cooper
Publsiher: University of Michigan Press
Total Pages: 367
Release: 1984
ISBN: 9780472063505
Category: Poetry
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reading Adrienne Rich Book Excerpt:

Gathers reviews and essays which examine Rich's poetry and prose and looks at how critical opinion about her works has changed

Beeton s Dictionary of universal information comprising a complete summary of the moral mathematical physical and natural sciences c ed by S O Beeton and J Sherer Wanting pt 13

Beeton s Dictionary of universal information  comprising a complete summary of the moral  mathematical  physical and natural sciences   c   ed  by S O  Beeton and J  Sherer  Wanting pt  13
Author: Samuel Orchart Beeton
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1861
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beeton s Dictionary of universal information comprising a complete summary of the moral mathematical physical and natural sciences c ed by S O Beeton and J Sherer Wanting pt 13 Book Excerpt:

Globalizing Literary Genres

Globalizing Literary Genres
Author: Jernej Habjan,Fabienne Imlinger
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2015-10-14
ISBN: 131748343X
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Globalizing Literary Genres Book Excerpt:

Focused on the relation between processes of globalization and literary genres, this volume intervenes in the prevalent notions of globalization, literary history, genre, and the novel. Using both close reading and world history, both literary criticism and political theory, the book is a timely intervention in the debates about world, postcolonial, and transnational literature as they have been intensified by critical globalization studies, world-systems analysis, Bourdieuan sociology, and cosmopolitanism studies. It contends that globalization, far from starting in recent decades, has a long and complex history, not unlike the history of literature itself, meaning that when we speak of globalization and literature, we in effect invoke the entire history of literature. Essays examine literary genres in relation to broader historical processes, connecting the present state of globalization to such key world-historic events as the early modern geographical and scientific explorations, the Enlightenment, the expansions of modernity in the long nineteenth and twentieth centuries, postmodernity and postcoloniality, and contemporary counter-hegemonic movements. The book offers innovative readings of the pastoral from Saint-Pierre to Carpentier; the novel in Kant and Wieland, and in Diderot and Marx; travel writing from Verne to Cortázar; sports writing in James and Kahn; entrelacement in Bolaño, Ghosh, and Soderbergh; and also the Mozambican ghost story, Indian genre fiction, "fake" autobiographies, Sephardic "language memoirs," the postcolonial Gothic, Irish "chick lit," and counter-hegemonic novels. Making important theoretical contributions to a renewed discussion about genre, especially genres of narrative fiction, this volume addresses global studies, the history of the novel, and debates over periodization and nationalism in literary history.