The Indigenous Languages of South America

Titre : The Indigenous Languages of South America
Auteur : Lyle Campbell
Éditeur : Walter de Gruyter
ISBN-13 : 9783110258035
Libération : 2012-01-27

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Excerpt Open publication The Indigenous Languages of South America: A Comprehensive Guide is a thorough guide to the indigenous languages of this part of the world. With more than a third of the linguistic diversity of the world (in terms of language families and isolates), South American languages contribute new findings in most areas of linguistics. Though formerly one of the linguistically least known areas of the world, extensive descriptive and historical linguistic research in recent years has expanded knowledge greatly. These advances are represented in this volume in indepth treatments by the foremost scholars in the field, with chapters on the history of investigation, language classification, language endangerment, language contact, typology, phonology and phonetics, and on major language families and regions of South America. Reduced series price (print) available! [email protected]

Discovery of the Past

Titre : Discovery of the Past
Auteur : Alain Schnapp
Éditeur : Harry N. Abrams
ISBN-13 : UOM:39015062420057
Libération : 1997-02-01

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Examines the development of archaeology as a science and the process by which humankind developed an understanding of its past

Angels

Titre : Angels
Auteur : George J. Marshall
Éditeur : McFarland
ISBN-13 : 9781476609584
Libération : 1999-03-01

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In the 1990s alone, more than 400 works on angels were published, adding to an already burgeoning genre. Throughout the centuries angels have been featured in, among others, theological works on scripture; studies in comparative religions; works on art, architecture and music; philological studies; philosophical, sociological, anthropological, archeological and psychological works; and even a psychoanalytical study of the implications that our understanding of angels has for our understanding of sexual differences. This bibliography lists 4,355 works alphabetically by author. Each entry contains a source for the reference, often a Library of Congress call number followed by the name of a university that holds the work. More than 750 of the entries are annotated. Extensive indexes to names, subjects and centuries provide further utility.

The Aurelian Legacy

Titre : The Aurelian Legacy
Auteur : Michael A. Salmon
Éditeur : Univ of California Press
ISBN-13 : 0520229630
Libération : 2000

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This entertaining and informative book traces the history of butterfly collection in Britain from the 17th century, when the study of natural history had its beginnings. Laced with anecdotes and quotations, the beautifully illustrated volume describes the equipment used and gives brief biographies of 101 deceased lepidopterists. 58 illustrations, 42 in color.

De L Esprit

Titre : De L Esprit
Auteur : Claude-Adrien Helvétius
Éditeur : Theclassics.Us
ISBN-13 : 1230200371
Libération : 2013-09

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1807 edition. Excerpt: ... call light by tfa mt their i Th? idoli of the of pawloo; and that it ii 1 from nloth, can alone impart to os that continued attention pro-dnctire of superior intellects. All that remains to confirm this troth is, to shew in the following chapter, that even they who are justly ranked among illustrious personages, when no longer sopported by the ardoar of passion, instantly sink into the class of the most ordinary men. CHAP. VIII. ON STI P1DITY, THE CONSEQUENCE OF THE CESSATION OF PASSIONS. This proposition is a necessary consequence of the former. In edict, if a man, animated with the most violent desire of esteem, and as such capable of the strongest passion, finds himself able to satisfy this desire, lie will soon cease to be animated with that passion, it being the nature of every desire to languish and die away, unless nourished by hope. Now, the sainecanse which extinguishes in him the passion for esteem will neccssarily kill in him the germ of superior intellects. Suppose persons no less ambitious of public esteem than the Turennci, live Coiules, the Descartes, the Corncilles, the Richlieun, wore made receivers of a tax, or the like; this statiou. depriving them of all hopes of glory, they would want even the common understanding necessary for such employments. Little adapted to the studies of edicts and tarifs, they would remain unqualified for a post odious to the public; they would be filled with aversion and disgust for a science, in which he who has, acquired the most profound and extensive knowledge, and who consequently retired to rest, in his own opinion, very learned and very respectable, may awake very ignorant and very useless, should the government have thought fit to suppress or incorporate these duties. Totally given...

Bilingualism and the Latin Language

Titre : Bilingualism and the Latin Language
Auteur : James Noel Adams
Éditeur : Cambridge University Press
ISBN-13 : 0521817714
Libération : 2003-01-09

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Surveys cultural, historical, and linguistic questions surrounding the development of bilingualism in the Roman world.

Egypt in Search of Political Community

Titre : Egypt in Search of Political Community
Auteur : Nadav Safran
Éditeur : Harvard University Press
ISBN-13 : 0674241509
Libération : 1961-01

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Nadav Safran A été écrit sous une forme ou une autre pendant la plus grande partie de sa vie. Vous pouvez trouver autant d'inspiration de Egypt in Search of Political Community Aussi informatif et amusant. Cliquez sur le bouton TÉLÉCHARGER ou Lire en ligne pour obtenir gratuitement le livre de titre $ gratuitement.

Loan Phonology and the Two Transfer Types in Language Contact

Titre : Loan Phonology and the Two Transfer Types in Language Contact
Auteur : Frans van Coetsem
Éditeur : Walter de Gruyter
ISBN-13 : 9067653004
Libération : 1988

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Frans van Coetsem A été écrit sous une forme ou une autre pendant la plus grande partie de sa vie. Vous pouvez trouver autant d'inspiration de Loan Phonology and the Two Transfer Types in Language Contact Aussi informatif et amusant. Cliquez sur le bouton TÉLÉCHARGER ou Lire en ligne pour obtenir gratuitement le livre de titre $ gratuitement.