Download E-books Ascent of the A-Word: Assholism, the First Sixty Years PDF

By Geoffrey Nunberg

It first surfaced within the gripes of GIs in the course of global warfare II and was once captured early on via the typewriter of a tender Norman Mailer. inside a iteration it had develop into a uncomplicated suggestion of our daily ethical existence, exchanging older reproaches like lout and heel with a unmarried inclusive category––a staple of kingdom outlaw songs, Neil Simon performs, and Woody Allen video clips. Feminists made it their inventory rebuke for male insensitivity, the est flow used it when you didn’t “get it,” and soiled Harry utilized it evenhandedly to either his officious superiors and the punks he manhandled.

The asshole has develop into a spotlight of collective fascination for us, simply because the phony was once for Holden Caulfield and the cad was once for Anthony Trollope. From Donald Trump to Ann Coulter, from Mel Gibson to Anthony Weiner, from the truth television prima donnas to the net trolls and flamers, assholism has turn into the attribute type of glossy incivility, which implicitly expresses our private values approximately category, relationships, authenticity, and equity. we have now conflicting attitudes concerning the A-word––when a presidential candidate unwittingly uttered it on a stay mic in 2000, it proven to a few that he was once a guy of the folks and to others that he used to be a boor. yet contemplating how a lot the be aware does for us, and to us, it hasn’t gotten approximately the eye it deserves––at least till now.

Show description

Download E-books Argument Realization (Research Surveys in Linguistics) PDF

By Beth Levin

The connection among verbs and their arguments is a largely debated subject in linguistics. This accomplished survey presents an outline of this significant examine zone, exploring theories of the way a verb's semantics can ensure the morphosyntactic cognizance of its arguments. Assuming a detailed connection among verb that means and syntactic constitution, the research constructs a bridge among lexical-semantic and syntactic learn. Synthesizing paintings effects from a number of linguistic subdisciplines and various theoretical frameworks, it is going to be worthwhile to analyze in syntax, semantics, and comparable fields.

Show description

Download E-books Personality in Speech: Assessment and Automatic Classification (T-Labs Series in Telecommunication Services) PDF

This paintings combines interdisciplinary wisdom and event from study fields of psychology, linguistics, audio-processing, computer studying, and laptop technology. The paintings systematically explores a singular learn subject dedicated to automatic modeling of character expression from speech. For this objective, it introduces a singular character evaluate questionnaire and offers the result of large labeling periods to annotate the speech info with character exams. It offers estimates of the massive five character qualities, i.e. openness, conscientiousness, extroversion, agreeableness, and
neuroticism. in line with a database outfitted at the questionnaire, the publication provides versions to differentiate diverse character varieties or sessions from speech automatically.

Show description

Download E-books Language & Thought PDF

By Noam Chomsky

As a linguist, Noam Chomsky goals not just at creating a technical contribution along with his generative conception of language but in addition at integrating his linguistic thought right into a wider view of the connection among among language and the human brain. The crux of this view is the speculation that humans are born with an innate wisdom of common rules underlying the constitution of human language.   Chomsky's rules have exerted a strong impact at the different disciplines by way of restoring language to a principal place in cognitive psychology and within the philosophy of the brain. the broader influence on his redefinition of the topic provides him an enduring position within the highbrow historical past of the 20 th century.

Show description

Download E-books Adorno: The Recovery of Experience (Suny Series in Contemporary Continental Philosophy) PDF

By Roger Foster

Examines the position of adventure inside Adorno’s philosophy of language and epistemology.

In Adorno, Roger Foster argues that there is a coherent severe undertaking on the middle of Adorno’s philosophy of language and epistemology, the most important to that is the restoration of a broader realizing of expertise. Foster claims, in Adorno’s writings, it's the suggestion of religious event that denotes this richer imaginative and prescient of expertise and indicates an wisdom of the experiential stipulations of recommendations. by way of elucidating Adorno’s view of philosophy as a serious perform that discloses the discomfort of the area, Foster exhibits that Adorno’s philosophy doesn't prove in a kind of resignation or futile pessimism. Foster additionally breaks new floor by way of putting Adorno’s thought of expertise relating to the paintings of different early twentieth-century thinkers, specifically Henri Bergson, Marcel Proust, Edmund Husserl, and early Wittgenstein.

“…this e-book is exceptional.” — CHOICE

“This publication argues its place essentially, engages incisively with the on hand secondary literature in either English and German, and establishes a brand new interpretive place that during many ways corrects and in others complements the scholarly literature.” — Max Pensky, editor of The reality of Adorno: severe Essays on Adorno and the Postmodern

“This is the main lucid presentation I’ve ever learn of Adorno’s paintings. this can be a certain fulfillment simply because Foster is facing essentially the most tough and nuanced features of Adorno: his notion of expertise in terms of language.” — Tom Huhn, editor of The Cambridge significant other to Adorno

Show description

Download E-books Syntax - Theory and Analysis: An International Handbook, Volume 1 PDF

Contents quantity 1
Preface............................................ vii
I. creation: Syntax in Linguistics
1. Syntax − The country of a debatable artwork · Tibor Kiss and Artemis
Alexiadou ....................................... 1
2. SyntacticConstructions·PeterSvenonius .................... 15
3. SyntaxanditsInterfaces:AnOverview·LouiseMycock . . . . . . . . . . . 24
II. The Syntactic Tradition
4. TheIndianGrammaticalTradition·PeterRaster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
5. ArabicSyntacticResearch·JonathanOwens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
6. Prestructuralist and Structuralist methods to Syntax · Pieter A. M. Seuren 134
III. Syntactic Phenomena
7. Syntactic different types and Subcategories · Hans-Jürgen Sasse . . . . . . . . . 158
8. GrammaticalRelations·BeatricePrimus ..................... 218
9. ArgumentsandAdjuncts·PeterAckema ..................... 246
10. The Morpho-Syntactic Realisation of Negation · Hedde Zeijlstra . . . . . . . 274
11. TheSyntacticRoleofAgreement·StephenWechsler . . . . . . . . . . . . . 309
12. VerbSecond·AndersHolmberg .......................... 342
13. DiscourseConfigurationality·KatalinÉ.Kiss . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 383
14. Control·BarbaraStiebels ............................. 412
15. PronominalAnaphora·SilkeFischer ....................... 446
16. Coordination·KatharinaHartmann ........................ 478
17. WordOrder·WernerFrey ............................. 514
18. Ellipsis·LobkeAelbrecht ............................. 562
19. Syntactic results of Cliticization · Anna Cardinaletti . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 595
20. Ergativity·AmyRoseDeal ............................ 654
21. RelativeClausesandCorrelatives·RajeshBhatt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 708
22. VoiceandValenceChange·EditDoron ..................... 749
23. Syntax and Grammar of Idioms and Collocations · Christiane Fellbaum . . . 777
xii Contents
Volume 2
IV. Syntactic Models
24. Minimalism·MarcRichards ............................ 803
25. Lexical-Functional Grammar · Miriam Butt and Tracy Holloway King . . . 839
26. Optimality-TheoreticSyntax·GereonMüller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 875
27. HPSG−ASynopsis·StefanMüller ....................... 937
28. ConstructionGrammar·MirjamFried ...................... 974
29. Foundations of Dependency and Valency conception · Michael Klotz . . . . . . 1004
30. DependencyGrammar·TimothyOsborne .................... 1027
31. Categorial Grammar · Jason Baldridge and Frederick Hoyt
. ......... 1045
. ......... 1088
. ......... 1128
. ......... 1154
. ......... 1198
. ......... 1256
V. Interfaces
32. Syntax and the Lexicon · Artemis Alexiadou . . .
33. The Syntax-Morphology Interface · Heidi Harley .
34. Phonological proof in Syntax · Michael Wagner
35. The Syntax-Semantics Interface · Winfried Lechner
36. The Syntax-Pragmatics Interface · George Tsoulas
. ... . . ... . ... . ... . . ... .
VI. Theoretical methods to chose Syntactic Phenomena
37. ArgumentsandAdjuncts·DanielHole ...................... 1284
38. ModelsofControl·TiborKiss .......................... 1321
39. TheoriesofBinding·SilkeFischer ........................ 1357
40. WordOrder·KlausAbels .........................
Volume 3
VII. Syntactic Sketches
41. German:AGrammaticalSketch·StefanMüller . . . . . . . . . . . .
42. Hindi-Urdu: crucial concerns in Syntax · Alice Davison . . . . . . . . .
43. Mandarin·LisaL.-S.ChengandRintSybesma . . . . . . . . . . . . .
44. Japanese·TakaoGunji ...........................
45. Georgian·AliceC.HarrisandNinoAmiridze . . . . . . . . . . . . .
46. TheBantuLanguages·LestonChandlerBuell . . . . . . . . . . . . .
47. Tagalog·PaulSchachter ..........................
48. Warlpiri · Kenneth L. Hale, Mary Laughren and Jane Simpson . . . .
49. CreoleLanguages·DerekBickerton ...................
50. Northern Straits Salish · Ewa Czaykowska-Higgins and Janet Leonard
51. SyntacticSketch:Bora·FrankSeifart ..................
. ... 1400
. ... 1447 . ... 1478 . ... 1518 . ... 1559 . ... 1588 . ... 1622 . ... 1658 . ... 1677 . ... 1710
... 1726 . ... 1764
Contents
xiii
VIII. The Cognitive Perspective
52. SyntaxandLanguageAcquisition·SonjaEisenbeiss . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
53. SyntaxandLanguageDisorders·MartinaPenke . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
54. SyntaxandLanguageProcessing·ClaudiaFelser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
IX. past Syntax
55. SyntaxandCorpora·HeikeZinsmeister .....................
56. SyntaxandStylistics·MonikaDoherty .....................
57. SyntaxandLexicography·RainerOsswald ...................
58. Computational Syntax · Emily M. Bender, Stephen Clark and Tracy
HollowayKing ....................................
59. ReferenceGrammars·IrinaNikolaeva ......................
60. LanguageDocumentation·EvaSchultze-Berndt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
61. Grammar within the lecture room · Anke Holler and Markus Steinbach . . . . . . .
Indexes
Languageindex ....................................... Subjectindex .......................................

Show description

Download E-books Hieroglyphs: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) PDF

By Penelope Wilson

Hieroglyphs have been way over a language. They have been an omnipresent and omnipotent strength in speaking the messages of historic Egyptian tradition for over 3 thousand years. This historical type of expression was once used as paintings, as a method of deciding on Egyptian-ness, even for communique with the gods. during this fascinating new learn, Penelope Wilson explores the cultural importance of hieroglyphs with an emphasis on formerly overlooked components corresponding to cryptography and the continued decoding of the script nowa days. She covers issues just like the origins of writing in Egypt, hieroglyphic script and the Egyptian language, hieroglyphs and paintings, scribes and daily writing. She additionally examines the strong fascination hieroglyphs nonetheless carry for us today.

This e-book is the precise reference for somebody with an curiosity within the attention-grabbing civilization of historical Egypt.

Show description

Download E-books The Phonology of Catalan (The Phonology of the World's Languages) PDF

This can be the main accomplished account of Catalan phonology ever released. Catalan is a Romance language, occupying a place someplace among French, Spanish, and Italian. it's the first language of six and a part million humans within the northeastern Spain and of the peoples of Andorra, French Catalonia, the Balearic Islands, and a small area of Sardinia. Dr Wheeler describes Barcelona pronunciation and the key types of western Catalonia, Valencia, and Majorca, and considers social and stylistic variation.

The author's process is thru a transparent, pragmatic model of orthodox Optimality idea and is proficient through shut recognition to articulatory phonetics. He encompasses a titanic account of post-lexical (phrasal) phonology and has designed his method of be of utmost use to these looking both to appreciate the phonology and morphology of Catalan and its forms or to set those inside a comparative or typological standpoint. After an creation to the kinds of Catalan the writer devotes chapters to phase inventories; syllable constitution; phrasal phonology; coda voicing; coda position; cluster relief; epenthesis; rigidity and prosody; be aware phonology and allomorphy; and the syllabification of pronominal clitics. The publication is totally referenced and incorporates a accomplished bibliography. it truly is prone to be the traditional account of its topic for plenty of years.

Show description

Download E-books Stories, Meaning, and Experience: Narrativity and Enaction (Routledge Studies in Rhetoric and Stylistics) PDF

This booklet provides an entire reconsideration of the character of narrative association constructed within the framework of a brand new and complete method of cognitive technological know-how: enaction. This new paradigm bargains an realizing of human cognition dependent within the notion and sensory motor dynamics of an agent and a global. It argues that narrative is yet one type of conceptual association for human minds, the opposite being express association. complicated literary narratives, in addition to visible paintings, are cases within which either varieties of association coexist, and in later chapters the version is elaborated when it comes to a few of these examples, particularly tales by means of Henry James and Gabriel García Márquez. the knowledge of narrative provided via Popova therefore cuts throughout a few of the center matters in fields resembling narratology, cognitive psychology, and standard tale grammars.

Show description