Speak Gaelic with Confidence with Three Audio CDs: A Teach by Boyd Robertson, Gordon Wells

By Boyd Robertson, Gordon Wells

An all-audio survival software for newcomers that might get them speaking very quickly! An audio-based direction for newcomers, requiring no interpreting. Twenty conversations, and following motives and directions, are easy and bite-sized, making this a truly obtainable application. contains 3 audio CDs. Boyd Robertson (Glasgow, Scotland) is a reader in Gaelic and head of language schooling on the collage of Strathclyde in Glasgow. Gordon Wells (Armadale, Scotland) teaches for Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, Scotland's Gaelic collage, at the award-winning on-line entry path "An Cùrsa Inntrigidh."

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Through the language glass : why the world looks different by Guy Deutscher

By Guy Deutscher

A masterpiece of linguistics scholarship, instantaneously erudite and unique, confronts the thorny query of how--and whether--culture shapes language and language, tradition. How languages care for colour is given specific emphasis. Language, tradition, and suggestion -- Naming the rainbow -- A long-wave herring -- The impolite populations inhabiting overseas lands -- those that acknowledged our issues earlier than us -- Plato and the Macedonian swineherd -- Crying Whorf -- the place the sunlight does not upward push within the East -- intercourse and syntax -- Russian blues -- Forgive us our ignorances

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Scandoromani: Remnants of a Mixed Language by Gerd Carling

By Gerd Carling

Scandoromani: Remnants of a combined Language is the 1st, entire, foreign description of the language of the Swedish and Norwegian Romano, additionally categorized resande/reisende. The language, an reputable minority language in Sweden and Norway, has a background in Scandinavia going again to the early sixteenth century. A combined language of Romani and Scandinavian, it really is spoken at the present time by way of a vanishingly small inhabitants of quite often aged humans. This e-book is predicated on in-depth linguistic interviews with local audio system of other households (one of whom is the co-author) in addition to experiences of previous resources on Scandoromani. The learn finds a few fascinating beneficial properties of the language, in addition to of combined languages more often than not. specifically, the learn supplies help to the version of autonomy of combined languages.

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Sengoidelc: Old Irish for Beginners (Irish Studies) by David Stifter

By David Stifter

An introductory textual content to the Irish language as spoken round the eighth-century c.e., masking all facets of the grammar in a transparent and intuitive layout. David Stifter's Sengo?delc (SHAN-goy-delth) presents a finished advent to previous Irish grammar and metrics. excellent to be used as a direction textual content and as a advisor for the autonomous learner, this exhaustive guide can be a useful reference paintings for college students of Indo-European philology and old linguistics. The author’s step by step presentation in an attractive kinds lead the beginner in the course of the idiosyncracies of the language, resembling preliminary mutations and the double inflection of verbs. full of translation workouts in accordance with decisions from previous Irish texts, the ebook presents a pragmatic creation to the language and its wealthy historical past. Sengo?delc opens the door to the interesting global of previous Irish literature, well-known not just for such gem stones because the T?in B? C?ailgne (The livestock Raid of C?ailgne) or lyrical nature poetry but in addition as an immense resource for the political and criminal historical past of eire.

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Anatomy of the Verb: The Gothic Verb as a Model for a by Albert L. Lloyd

By Albert L. Lloyd

The continued debate over the life or non-existence of formal verbal point in Gothic caused the writer to write down this monograph whose goal is to supply a totally new starting place for a idea of point and similar gains. Gothic, with its constrained corpus, representing a translation of the Greek, and displaying fascinating parallels with Slavic verbal buildings, serves and an illustrative version for the idea. partially I the writer argues unified concept of point, actional varieties, and verbal speed provided there possesses an inner common sense and isn't at variance with saw evidence in numerous Indo-European languages. partly II an research is gifted of the Gothic verb process which seeks to provide an explanation for the much-disputed functionality of ga- and to unravel the matter of Gothic point and actional forms which does no violence both to the Gothic textual content or the Greek unique.

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Hindi: A Complete Course for Beginners (Book & 6 Audio CDs) by Living Language

By Living Language

This straightforward and powerful advent to Hindi will educate you every thing you want to communicate, comprehend, learn, and write in Hindi. This application assumes no history within the language, and it explains each one new idea basically with lots of examples, making it excellent for newcomers or someone who desires a radical evaluate. residing Language Hindi includes:·A direction e-book and 6 audio CDs·Two designated units of recordings, one to be used with the e-book, and a moment to be used anyplace to check and reinforce·Natural dialogues, transparent grammar notes, vocabulary construction, and key expressions·Plenty of perform, either written and recorded·Notes on tradition, delicacies, historical past, geography, and more·Real lifestyles “discovery” actions and net resources·An broad two-way thesaurus

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The Arabic Lexicographical Tradition. From the 2nd/8th to by Ramzi Baalbaki

By Ramzi Baalbaki

Ramzi Baalbaki, American collage of Beirut (AUB)

A entire and methodologically subtle background of Arabic lexicography, this e-book fills a major hole in glossy scholarship. in addition to meticulously studying the standards that ended in the emergence of lexicographical writing as of the second/eighth century, the paintings contains targeted discussions of the goals, variety, and techniques of crucial writings and writers of lexica really expert in particular issues and multi thematic thesauri, and the lexica prepared in accordance with roots. The company of the ebook and the lists of works pointed out within the numerous genres make it effortless for the reader to discover his method via an immense quantity of fabric. From a broader viewpoint, the e-book highlights the connection among Arabic lexicography and different components of linguistic research, grammar particularly, and the centrality of Qurʾan and poetry to lexicographical writing.

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The Čakavian Dialect of Orbanići near Žminj in Istria by Janneke Kalsbeek

By Janneke Kalsbeek

Cakavian dialects, the westernmost dialects of the South Slavic language quarter, have lengthy attracted the eye of investigators, principally as a result of the complexity in their prosodic platforms. those prosodic structures are attention-grabbing not just from a typological perspective, but in addition comprise fabric of serious significance for the learn of Slavic historic accentology. the outline of a Cakavian dialect in Istria (Croatia) provided during this quantity contributes info for South Slavic historic dialectology, and for historic accentology.
The publication comprises an advent on Cakavian and different South Slavic dialects, quite these spoken in Istria, and chapters, in response to fieldwork through the writer, at the phonology, morphology and a few syntactic phenomena of the dialect of Orbanici. within the chapters on morphology, exact awareness is paid to accentuation forms. The publication additionally includes dialect texts (70 pp.) and a lexicon, within which all attested varieties are indexed.

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