The Languages and Linguistics of Europe

Author: Bernd Kortmann

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110220254

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 911

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The Languages and Linguistics of Europe: A Comprehensive Guideis part of the multi-volume reference work on the languages and linguistics of the continents of the world. The book supplies profiles of the language families of Europe, including the sign languages. It also discusses the the areal typology, paying attention to the Standard Average European, Balkan, Baltic and Mediterranean convergence areas. Separate chapters deal with the old and new minority languages and with non-standard varieties. A major focus is language politics and policies, including discussions of the special status of English, the relation between language and the church, language and the school, and standardization. The history of European linguistics is another focus as is the history of multilingual European empires and their dissolution. The volume is especially geared towards a graduate and advanced undergraduatereadership. It has been designed such that it can be used, as a whole or in parts, as a textbook, the first of its kind, for graduate programmes with a focus on the linguistic (and linguistics) landscape of Europe."
The Languages and Linguistics of Europe

Author: Bernd Kortmann

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110220261

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 929

View: 149

Open publicationThe Languages and Linguistics of Europe: A Comprehensive Guide is part of the multi-volume reference work on the languages and linguistics of the continents of the world. The book supplies profiles of the language families of Europe, including the sign languages. It also discusses the areal typology, paying attention to the Standard Average European, Balkan, Baltic and Mediterranean convergence areas. Separate chapters deal with the old and new minority languages and with non-standard varieties. A major focus is language politics and policies, including discussions of the special status of English, the relation between language and the church, language and the school, and standardization. The history of European linguistics is another focus as is the history of multilingual European 'empires' and their dissolution. The volume is especially geared towards a graduate and advanced undergraduate readership. It has been designed such that it can be used, as a whole or in parts, as a textbook, the first of its kind, for graduate programmes with a focus on the linguistic (and linguistics) landscape of Europe.
Languages in prehistoric Europe

Author: Alfred Bammesberger

Publisher: Universitaetsverlag Winter

ISBN: UOM:39015052646562

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 376

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Before the advent of writing and before the development of the Indo-European language, Europe enjoyed much greater linguistic diversity with a whole host of other languages (Hispanic, Baltic, Slavic, Germanic, to name but a few) which are now defunct. This collection of nineteen papers from a conference held at the Katholische Universitat Eichstatt in Germany in 1999, examine this diversity from archaeological (two papers) and linguistic perspectives. Contributors include: Robert S P Beekes, Ivo Hajnal, Petri Kallio, Thomas Lindner, Oswald Panagl, Colin Renfrew, Klaus Strunk and Juergen Untermann. Papers in English and German.
The Ancient Languages of Europe

Author: Roger D. Woodard

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139469326

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page:

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This book, derived from the acclaimed Cambridge Encyclopedia of the World's Ancient Languages, describes the ancient languages of Europe, for the convenience of students and specialists working in that area. Each chapter of the work focuses on an individual language or, in some instances, a set of closely related varieties of a language. Providing a full descriptive presentation, each of these chapters examines the writing system(s), phonology, morphology, syntax and lexicon of that language, and places the language within its proper linguistic and historical context. The volume brings together an international array of scholars, each a leading specialist in ancient language study. While designed primarily for scholars and students of linguistics, this work will prove invaluable to all whose studies take them into the realm of ancient language.
Sandhi Phenomena in the Languages of Europe

Author: Henning Andersen

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110858532

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 628

View: 111

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.
Adverbial Constructions in the Languages of Europe

Author: Johan van der Auwera

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110802610

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 870

View: 940

The series is a platform for contributions of all kinds to this rapidly developing field. General problems are studied from the perspective of individual languages, language families, language groups, or language samples. Conclusions are the result of a deepened study of empirical data. Special emphasis is given to little-known languages, whose analysis may shed new light on long-standing problems in general linguistics.
Noun Phrase Structure in the Languages of Europe

Author: Frans Plank

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110197075

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 872

View: 342

The result of over five years of close collaboration among an international group of leading typologists within the EUROTYP program, this volume is about the morphology and syntax of the noun phrase. Particular attention is being paid to nominal inflectional categories and inflectional systems and to the syntax of determination, modification, and conjunction. Its areal focus, like that of other EUROTYP volumes, is on the languages of Europe; but in order to appreciate what is peculiarly European about their noun phrases, a more comprehensive and genuinely typological view is being taken at the full range of cross-linguistic variation within this structural domain. There has been no shortage lately of contributions to the theory of noun phrase structure; the present volume is, however, unique in the extent to which its theorizing is empirically grounded.
The Changing Languages of Europe

Author: Bernd Heine

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199297337

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 356

View: 802

"The book is written in clear, non-technical language. It will appeal to scholars and students of language change and variation in Europe and elsewhere. It will also interest everyone concerned to understand the nature of language and language change."--Jacket.
Tense and Aspect in the Languages of Europe

Author: Östen Dahl

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110197099

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 859

View: 963

The series is a platform for contributions of all kinds to this rapidly developing field. General problems are studied from the perspective of individual languages, language families, language groups, or language samples. Conclusions are the result of a deepened study of empirical data. Special emphasis is given to little-known languages, whose analysis may shed new light on long-standing problems in general linguistics.
Language Planning and Policy in Europe

Author: Robert B. Kaplan

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 1853598119

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 332

View: 170

This volume covers the language situation in Hungary, Finland, and Sweden explaining the linguistic diversity, the historical and political contexts and the current language situation, including language-in-education planning, the role of the media, the role of religion, and the roles of minority and migrant languages. The authors have been participants in the language planning context in these polities.