Syllabic Writing on Cyprus and Its Context

Syllabic Writing on Cyprus and Its Context
Author: Philippa M. Steele
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 191
Release: 2013-03-28
ISBN: 1107026717
Category: Foreign Language Study
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Syllabic Writing on Cyprus and Its Context Book Excerpt:

Interdisciplinary treatment of syllabic writing in ancient Cyprus and an invaluable resource for anyone studying Cypriot epigraphy or archaeology.

Cognitive Psychology and Reading in the USSR

Cognitive Psychology and Reading in the USSR
Author: J. Downing
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 470
Release: 1988-01-01
ISBN: 9780080867038
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cognitive Psychology and Reading in the USSR Book Excerpt:

The ideas of Soviet specialists on the psychology and teaching of reading are here made available in English. The volume gives an overview of psychology and education in the U.S.S.R., and presents translations of the work of major Soviet authors, such as Elkonin and Luria. The contributions offer many valuable proposals for teaching literacy which are quite unique outside of the Soviet Union. A concluding chapter provides a commentary, tracing the links between these specialist contributions and the general cognitive theories of Vygotsky. The result of ten years of research, this book was completed by Professor Downing shortly before he passed away in June 1987.

Mother of Writing

Mother of Writing
Author: William A. Smalley,Chia Koua Vang,Gnia Yee Yang
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 252
Release: 1990-06-15
ISBN: 9780226762876
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mother of Writing Book Excerpt:

In February of 1971, in the Laotian village of Nam Chia, a forty-one year old farmer named Shong Lue Yang was assassinated by government soldiers. Shong Lue claimed to have been descended of God and given the mission of delivering the first true Hmong alphabet. Many believed him to be the Hmong people's long-awaited messiah, and his thousands of followers knew him as "Mother (Source) of Writing." An anthropological linguist who has worked among the Hmong, William A. Smalley joins Shong Lue's chief disciple, Chia Koua Vang, and one of his associates, to tell the fascinating story of how the previously unschooled farmer developed his remarkable writing system through four stages of increasing sophistication. The uniqueness of Shong Lue's achievement is highlighted by a comparison of Shong Lue's writing system to other known Hmong systems and to the history of writing as a whole. In addition to a nontechnical linguistic analysis of the script and a survey of its current use, Mother of Writing provides an intriguing cultural account of Shong Lue's life. The book traces the twenty-year-long struggle to disseminate the script after Shong Lue's death, first by handwriting, then by primitive moveable type, an abortive attempt to design a wooden typewriter, and finally by modern wordprocessing. In a moving concluding chapter, Smalley discusses his own complex feelings about his coauthors' story.

Writing Systems

Writing Systems
Author: Florian Coulmas
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 270
Release: 2003
ISBN: 9780521787376
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Writing Systems Book Excerpt:

This textbook introduces the major writing systems of the world - from cuneiform to English spelling.

History of Writing

History of Writing
Author: Steven Roger Fischer
Publsiher: Reaktion Books
Total Pages: 356
Release: 2003
ISBN: 9781861891679
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

History of Writing Book Excerpt:

We learn about it from our parents and teachers, we get better at it as we grow up, and in adult life we do it without a thought - writing.

In the Beginning

In the Beginning
Author: Joel Hoffman
Publsiher: NYU Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2004-08-01
ISBN: 0814737064
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In the Beginning Book Excerpt:

Hebrew as a language is just over 3,000 years old, and the story of its alphabet is unique among the languages of the world. Hebrew set the stage for almost every modern alphabet, and was arguably the first written language simple enough for everyone, not just scribes, to learn, making it possible to make a written record available to the masses for the first time. Written language has existed for so many years—since around 3500 BCE—that most of us take it for granted. But as Hoffman reveals in this entertaining and informative work, even the idea that speech can be divided into units called “words” and that these words can be represented with marks on a page, had to be discovered. As Hoffman points out, almost every modern system of writing descends from Hebrew; by studying the history of this language, we can learn a good deal about how we express ourselves today. Hoffman follows and decodes the adventure that is the history of Hebrew, illuminating how the written record has survived, the significance of the Dead Sea Scrolls and ancient translations, and attempts to determine how the language actually sounded. He places these developments into a historical context, and shows their continuing impact on the modern world. This sweeping history traces Hebrew's development as one of the first languages to make use of vowels. Hoffman also covers the dramatic story of the rebirth of Hebrew as a modern, spoken language. Packed with lively information about language and linguistics and history, In the Beginning is essential reading for both newcomers and scholars interested in learning more about Hebrew and languages in general.

The Idea of Writing

The Idea of Writing
Author: Alex de Voogt,Irving L. Finkel
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2009-12-14
ISBN: 9047427920
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Idea of Writing Book Excerpt:

This exploration of the versatility of writing systems highlights their complexity when they are used to represent loanwords, solve problems of polysemy or when they are adapted to be used for another language. The approaches from different academic traditions provide a varied but expert account.

Current Trends in Caucasian East European and Inner Asian Linguistics

Current Trends in Caucasian  East European  and Inner Asian Linguistics
Author: Dee Ann Holisky,Kevin Tuite
Publsiher: John Benjamins Publishing
Total Pages: 455
Release: 2003-01-01
ISBN: 9027247587
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Current Trends in Caucasian East European and Inner Asian Linguistics Book Excerpt:

This volume is a collection of seventeen papers, on languages of all three indigenous Caucasian families as well as other languages spoken in the territory of the former Soviet Union. Several papers are concerned with diachronic questions, either within individual families, or at deeper time depths. Some authors utilize their field data to address problems of general linguistic interest, such as reflexivization. A number of papers look at the evidence for contact-induced change in multilingual areas. Some of the most exciting contributions to the collection represent significant advances in the reconstruction of the prehistory of such understudied language families as Northeast Caucasian, Tungusic and the baffling isolate Ket. This book will be of interest not only to specialists in the indigenous languages of the former USSR, but also to historical and synchronic linguists seeking to familiarize themselves with the fascinating, typologically diverse languages from the interior of the Eurasian continent. Dee Ann Holisky is Professor of English and Linguistics, and Associate Dean for Academic Programs of the College of Arts & Sciences at George Mason University. She is the author of Aspect and Georgian Medial Verbs (Caravan Books, 1981) and of numerous articles on Georgian and Kartvelian linguistics. Kevin Tuite is Professor of Anthropology at the Université de Montréal. Among his books are An Anthology of Georgian Folk Poetry (Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1994) and Ethnolinguistics and Anthropological Theory (co-edited with Christine Jourdan; Montréal: Éditions Fides, 2003).

The Study of Language

The Study of Language
Author: George Yule
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 369
Release: 2016-10-27
ISBN: 1107152992
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Study of Language Book Excerpt:

Easy to follow, simple to understand, broad yet concise - this fundamental introduction to the study of language now includes new study questions and tasks.

Writing in Focus

Writing in Focus
Author: Florian Coulmas,Konrad Ehlich
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter
Total Pages: 411
Release: 1983-01-01
ISBN: 3110822830
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Writing in Focus Book Excerpt:

TRENDS IN LINGUISTICS is a series of books that open new perspectives in our understanding of language. The series publishes state-of-the-art work on core areas of linguistics across theoretical frameworks as well as studies that provide new insights by building bridges to neighbouring fields such as neuroscience and cognitive science. TRENDS IN LINGUISTICS considers itself a forum for cutting-edge research based on solid empirical data on language in its various manifestations, including sign languages. It regards linguistic variation in its synchronic and diachronic dimensions as well as in its social contexts as important sources of insight for a better understanding of the design of linguistic systems and the ecology and evolution of language. TRENDS IN LINGUISTICS publishes monographs and outstanding dissertations as well as edited volumes, which provide the opportunity to address controversial topics from different empirical and theoretical viewpoints. High quality standards are ensured through anonymous reviewing.

An Introduction to Language and Linguistics

An Introduction to Language and Linguistics
Author: Ralph Fasold,Jeffrey Connor-Linton
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 481
Release: 2006-03-09
ISBN: 0521847680
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Introduction to Language and Linguistics Book Excerpt:

This accessible textbook offers balanced and uniformly excellent coverage of modern linguistics.

United States Congressional Serial Set

United States Congressional Serial Set
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 916
Release: 1908
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

United States Congressional Serial Set Book Excerpt:

The Archaeology and Epigraphy of Indus Writing

The Archaeology and Epigraphy of Indus Writing
Author: Bryan K. Wells
Publsiher: Archaeopress Publishing Ltd
Total Pages: 153
Release: 2015-02-06
ISBN: 1784910473
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Archaeology and Epigraphy of Indus Writing Book Excerpt:

A detailed examination of the Indus script. It presents new analysis based on an expansive text corpus using revolutionary analytical techniques developed specifically for the purpose of deciphering the Indus script.

Writing and Cognition

Writing and Cognition
Author: Mark Torrance,Luuk van Waes,David Galbraith
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2007-01-01
ISBN: 1849508224
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Writing and Cognition Book Excerpt:

Writing and Cognition describes new and diverse work, both by field leaders and by newer researchers, exploring the complex relationships between language, the mind and the environments in which writers work. Chapters range in focus from a detailed analysis of single-word production to the writing of whole texts.

Sociolinguistics Soziolinguistik

Sociolinguistics   Soziolinguistik
Author: Ulrich Ammon
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter
Total Pages: 891
Release: 2006-01-01
ISBN: 3110199874
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sociolinguistics Soziolinguistik Book Excerpt:

The series Handbooks of Linguistics and Communication Science is designed to illuminate a field which not only includes general linguistics and the study of linguistics as applied to specific languages, but also covers those more recent areas which have developed from the increasing body of research into the manifold forms of communicative action and interaction.

The World Atlas of Language Structures

The World Atlas of Language Structures
Author: Martin Haspelmath,Matthew S. Dryer,David Gil,Bernard Comrie
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 712
Release: 2005-07-21
ISBN: 0191531243
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The World Atlas of Language Structures Book Excerpt:

The World Atlas of Language Structures is a book and CD combination displaying the structural properties of the world's languages. 142 world maps and numerous regional maps - all in colour - display the geographical distribution of features of pronunciation and grammar, such as number of vowels, tone systems, gender, plurals, tense, word order, and body part terminology. Each world map shows an average of 400 languages and is accompanied by a fully referenced description of the structural feature in question. The CD provides an interactive electronic version of the database which allows the reader to zoom in on or customize the maps, to display bibliographical sources, and to establish correlations between features. The book and the CD together provide an indispensable source of information for linguists and others seeking to understand human languages. The Atlas will be especially valuable for linguistic typologists, grammatical theorists, historical and comparative linguists, and for those studying a region such as Africa, Southeast Asia, North America, Australia, and Europe. It will also interest anthropologists and geographers. More than fifty authors from many different countries have collaborated to produce a work that sets new standards in comparative linguistics. No institution involved in language research can afford to be without it.

Beadle s Monthly

Beadle s Monthly
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 588
Release: 1867
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beadle s Monthly Book Excerpt:

Semiotik Semiotics 1 Teilband

Semiotik   Semiotics  1  Teilband
Author: Roland Posner
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter
Total Pages: 1232
Release: 1997-01-01
ISBN: 3110203251
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Semiotik Semiotics 1 Teilband Book Excerpt:

The series Handbooks of Linguistics and Communication Science is designed to illuminate a field which not only includes general linguistics and the study of linguistics as applied to specific languages, but also covers those more recent areas which have developed from the increasing body of research into the manifold forms of communicative action and interaction.

Rediscovered Self

Rediscovered Self
Author: Ronald Niezen
Publsiher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2009
ISBN: 0773535292
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rediscovered Self Book Excerpt:

In a series of thematically linked essays, Ronald Niezen discusses the ways new rights standards and networks of activist collaboration facilitate indigenous claims about culture, adding coherence to their histories, institutions, and group qualities. Drawing on historical, legal, and ethnographic material on aboriginal communities in northern Canada, Niezen illustrates the ways indigenous peoples worldwide are identifying and acting upon new opportunities to further their rights and identities. He shows how - within the constraints of state and international legal systems, activist lobbying strategies, and public ideas and expectations - indigenous leaders are working to overcome the injuries of imposed change, political exclusion, and loss of identity. Taken together, the essays provide a critical understanding of the ways in which people are seeking cultural justice while rearticulating and, at times, re-dignifying the collective self.The Rediscovered Self shows how, through the processes and aims of justice, distinct ways of life begin to be expressed through new media, formal procedures, and transnational collaborations.

Urban World History

Urban World History
Author: Luc-Normand Tellier
Publsiher: PUQ
Total Pages: 629
Release: 2009-01-01
ISBN: 9782760522091
Category: Cities and towns
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Urban World History Book Excerpt: