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Download The Captor's Image: Greek Culture in Roman Ecphrasis

The Captor's Image: Greek Culture in Roman Ecphrasis

Culture | 8 | 16-12-2017, 11:59

Author: Basil Dufallo  |  Isbn: 9780199735877  |  File size: 2.7MB  |  Year: 2013  |  Pages: 304  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Culture An influential view of ecphrasis--the literary description of art objects--chiefly treats it as a way for authors to write about their own texts without appearing to do so, and even insist upon the aesthetic dominance of the literary text over the visual image. However, when...

Download Transitivity & Valency Alternations: Studies on Japanese & Beyond

Transitivity & Valency Alternations: Studies on Japanese & Beyond

Culture | 10 | 16-12-2017, 11:37

Author: Taro Kageyama and Wesley M Jacobsen  |  Isbn: 9783110475241  |  File size: 3.8MB  |  Year: 2016  |  Pages: 505  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Culture This collection of papers is the first book ever published in English that presents detailed analyses of valency and transitivity alternations in Japanese from multifaceted standpoints: morphology, semantics, syntax, dialects, history, acquisition, and...

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Interpreting Chinese, Interpreting China

Culture | 20 | 16-12-2017, 10:59

Author: Robin Setton  |  Isbn: 9789027222596  |  File size: 3.5MB  |  Year: 2011  |  Pages: 196  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Culture China’s emergence has generated a wave of interest in interpreting and interpreter training. First published as a Special Issue of Interpreting (11:2, 2009) this collection of papers by six leading researchers from the Chinese Mainland, Hong Kong, Taiwan and overseas,...

Download Playing it Queer: Popular Music, Identity & Queer World-making

Playing it Queer: Popular Music, Identity & Queer World-making

Culture | 13 | 15-12-2017, 19:47

Author: Jodie Taylor  |  Isbn: 9783034305532  |  File size: 2MB  |  Year: 2012  |  Pages: 254  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Culture Popular music has always been a dynamic mediator of gender and sexuality, and a productive site of rebellion, oddity and queerness. The transformative capacity of music-making, performance and consumption helps us to make sense of identity and allows us to glimpse...

Download Re-Assessing the Present Perfect: Corpus Studies & Beyond

Re-Assessing the Present Perfect: Corpus Studies & Beyond

Culture | 11 | 15-12-2017, 19:12

Author: Cristina Suárez-gómez, Elena Seoane, and Valentin Werner  |  Isbn: 9783110443110  |  File size: 4MB  |  Year: 2016  |  Pages: 353  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Culture The area of the present perfect has always been a hotly contested ground amongst linguists, and recent corpus studies have shown that variation in this realm in English is far more pervasive than previously assumed. This volume features...

Download Ways of Structure Building

Ways of Structure Building

Culture | 15 | 15-12-2017, 18:39

Author: Myriam Uribe-Etxebarria and Vidal Valmala  |  Isbn: 0199644942  |  File size: 1.9MB  |  Year: 2012  |  Pages: 448  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Culture This volume addresses some of the most important approaches to the following key questions in contemporary generative syntactic theory: What are the operations available for (syntactic) structure-building in natural languages? What are the triggers...

Download The Changing Room: Sex, Drag & Theatre

The Changing Room: Sex, Drag & Theatre

Culture | 14 | 15-12-2017, 17:15

Author: Laurence Senelick  |  Isbn: 9780415100786  |  File size: 15.7MB  |  Year: 2000  |  Pages: 560  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Culture The answers to these questions - and much, much more - are to be found in The Changing Room , which traces the origins and variations of theatrical cross-dressing through the ages and across cultures. It examines: * tribal rituals and shamanic practices in the Balkans and...

Download The Handbook of Portuguese Linguistics

The Handbook of Portuguese Linguistics

Culture | 14 | 15-12-2017, 16:14

Author: Jo?o Costa, Sergio Menuzzi, and W. Leo Wetzels  |  Isbn: 9781118791950  |  File size: 7MB  |  Year: 2016  |  Pages: 616  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Culture The Handbook of Portuguese Linguistics presents a comprehensive overview of research within the Brazilian and European variants of the Portuguese language. It includes chapters focusing on the key areas of linguistic study, including phonetics,...

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Mapping the Acehnese Past

Culture | 8 | 15-12-2017, 12:06

Author: R Michael Feener  |  Isbn: 9789067183659  |  File size: 4.1MB  |  Year: 2011  |  Pages: 292  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Culture Aceh has become best known in our times for its twin disasters the worst earthquake and tsunami of modern times in December 2004, and a long-running separatist conflict that rent Indonesia for most of its independent history. Although this book emerged from the process of...

Download Representing Space in Cognition: Interrelations of behaviour, language, & formal models

Representing Space in Cognition: Interrelations of behaviour, language, & formal models

Culture | 10 | 15-12-2017, 11:41

Author: Christophe Claramunt, Jan M. Wiener, and Thora Tenbrink  |  Isbn: 9780199679911  |  File size: 5.2MB  |  Year: 2013  |  Pages: 352  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Culture This book considers how people talk about their environment, find their way in new surroundings, and plan routes. Part I explores the empirical insights gained from research in the cognitive underpinnings of spatial representation in...

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Spatial Turns: Space, Place, & Mobility in German Literary & Visual Culture

Culture | 13 | 15-12-2017, 11:06

Author: Jaimey Fisher  |  Isbn: 9789042030015  |  File size: 3.2MB  |  Year: 2010  |  Pages: 474  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Culture The phrase "spatial turns" signals the growing importance of space as an analytical as well as representational category for culture. The volume addresses such emerging modes of inquiry by bringing together, for the first time, essays that engage with spatial turns,...

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Simultaneous Structure in Phonology

Culture | 9 | 14-12-2017, 19:04

Author: D. Robert Ladd  |  Isbn: 9780199670970  |  File size: 1MB  |  Year: 2014  |  Pages: 208  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Culture In this book, D. Robert Ladd focuses on problems with the one-dimensional idealization of language on which much linguistic theory is based. Strings of sequentially-ordered elements play an important role as theoretical abstractions in both phonology and syntax. Yet many...

Download Origins of Sound Change: Approaches to Phonologization

Origins of Sound Change: Approaches to Phonologization

Culture | 9 | 14-12-2017, 18:56

Author: Alan C. L. Yu  |  Isbn: 9780199573745  |  File size: 20MB  |  Year: 2013  |  Pages: 448  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Culture Explanations for sound change have traditionally focused on identifying the inception of change, that is, the identification of perturbations of the speech signal, conditioned by physiological constraints on articulatory and/or auditory mechanisms, which affect the way speech...

Download Body Language: Corporeality, Subjectivity, & Language in Johann Georg Hamann

Body Language: Corporeality, Subjectivity, & Language in Johann Georg Hamann

Culture | 5 | 14-12-2017, 17:13

Author: Julia Goesser Assaiante  |  Isbn: 9781433115967  |  File size: 0.8MB  |  Year: 2011  |  Pages: 143  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Culture Body Language: Corporeality, Subjectivity, and Language in Johann Georg Hamann addresses the centrality of sensual perception to the constitution of subjectivity and the resulting relationship between subjectivity and language in the work of Johann Georg Hamann. In...

Download Seeds of Change: Critical Essays on Barbara Kingsolver

Seeds of Change: Critical Essays on Barbara Kingsolver

Culture | 12 | 14-12-2017, 16:16

Author: Priscilla Leder  |  Isbn: 1572339349  |  File size: 1.4MB  |  Year: 2010  |  Pages: 299  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Culture Barbara Kingsolver's books have sold millions of copies. "The Poisonwood Bible "was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize, and her work is studied in courses ranging from English-as-a-second-language classes to seminars in doctoral programs. Yet, until now, there has been relatively...

Download Fictive Interaction: The conversation frame in thought, language, & discourse

Fictive Interaction: The conversation frame in thought, language, & discourse

Culture | 8 | 14-12-2017, 15:40

Author: Esther Pascual  |  Isbn: 9789027246639  |  File size: 1.7MB  |  Year: 2014  |  Pages: 257  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Culture Language is intimately related to interaction. The question arises: Is the structure of interaction somehow mirrored in language structure and use? This book suggests a positive answer to this question by examining the ubiquitous phenomenon of fictive interaction, in which...

Download The Golden Thread: A History of Writing

The Golden Thread: A History of Writing

Culture | 13 | 14-12-2017, 14:09

Author: Ewan Clayton  |  Isbn: 9781619022423  |  File size: 4.4MB  |  Year: 2014  |  Pages: 400  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Culture From the simple representative shapes used to record transactions of goods and services in ancient Mesopotamia, to the sophisticated typographical resources available to the twenty-first-century users of desktop computers, the story of writing is the story of human civilization...

Download Multiactivity in Social Interaction: Beyond multitasking

Multiactivity in Social Interaction: Beyond multitasking

Culture | 18 | 14-12-2017, 13:40

Author: Pentti Haddington and Tiina Keisanen  |  Isbn: 9789027212146  |  File size: 4.6MB  |  Year: 2014  |  Pages: 296  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Culture Doing more than one thing at the same time – a phenomenon that is often called ‘multitasking’ – is characteristic to many situations in everyday and professional life. Although we all experience it, its real time features remain understudied....

Download Secret Manipulations: Language & Context in Africa

Secret Manipulations: Language & Context in Africa

Culture | 14 | 14-12-2017, 11:46

Author: Anne Storch  |  Isbn: 0199769028  |  File size: 1.7MB  |  Year: 2011  |  Pages: 262  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Culture Secret Manipulations is the first comprehensive study of African register variation, polylectality, and derived languages. Focusing on a specific form of language change-deliberate manipulations of a language by its speakers-it provides a new approach to local language ideologies...

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The Columbia History of American Television

Culture | 11 | 13-12-2017, 17:51

Author: Gary Edgerton  |  Isbn: 9780231121644  |  File size: 5.8mb  |  Year: 2007  |  Pages: 512  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Culture Television is a form of media without equal. It has revolutionized the way we learn about and communicate with the world and has reinvented the way we experience ourselves and others. More than just cheap entertainment, TV is an undeniable component of our culture and contains...

Download Collocations & other lexical combinations in Spanish

Collocations & other lexical combinations in Spanish

Culture | 7 | 13-12-2017, 17:22

Author: Elisenda Bernal Gallen and Sergi Torner Castells  |  Isbn: 9781138210448  |  File size: 3.5MB  |  Year: 2016  |  Pages: 390  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Culture This edited collection presents the state of the art in research related to lexical combinations and their restrictions in Spanish from a variety of theoretical approaches, ranging from Explanatory Combinatorial Lexicology to Distributed...

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Science Fiction & Philosophy

Culture | 10 | 13-12-2017, 17:19

Author: Susan Schneider  |  Isbn: 9781118922613  |  File size: 3MB  |  Year: 2016  |  Pages: 432  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Culture Featuring numerous updates and enhancements, Science Fiction and Philosophy, 2nd Edition, presents a collection of readings that utilize concepts developed from science fiction to explore a variety of classic and contemporary philosophical issues.Uses science fiction to...

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8th Grade Reading Comprehension Success

Culture | 7 | 13-12-2017, 17:18

Author: Elizabeth Chesla  |  Isbn: 9781576853917  |  File size: 1.3MB  |  Year: 2001  |  Pages: 224  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Culture This guide develops critical reading skills with material that is challenging, age-appropriate, and high-interest. Download book...

Download Rhetorical Grammar: Grammatical Choices, Rhetorical Effects

Rhetorical Grammar: Grammatical Choices, Rhetorical Effects

Culture | 13 | 13-12-2017, 15:17

Author: Loretta S. Gray and Martha J. Kolln  |  Isbn: 9780321846723  |  File size: 3MB  |  Year: 2012  |  Pages: 304  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Culture Rhetorical Grammar encourages writers to recognize and use the grammatical and stylistic choices available to them and to understand the rhetorical effects those choices can have on their readers. Download book...

Download Instant Tagalog: How to Express Over 1,000 Different Ideas with Just 100 Key Words & Phrases!

Instant Tagalog: How to Express Over 1,000 Different Ideas with Just 100 Key Words & Phrases!

Culture | 12 | 13-12-2017, 13:56

Author: Jan Tristan Gaspi and Sining Maria Rosa L. Marfori  |  Isbn: 9780804839419  |  File size: 2MB  |  Year: 2016  |  Pages: 160  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Culture It's amazing how 100 key words and phrases provide instant communication! Do you want to speak simple Tagalog but are too busy to study it? Are you visiting the Philippines for a short time and want a Tagalog phrase book to help you...

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