Maori: A Linguistic Introduction (Linguistic Introductions) by Ray Harlow

By Ray Harlow

Mäori, the indigenous language of recent Zealand, is an endangered, minority language, with a big position within the Mäori community's tradition and id. This accomplished evaluate seems to be in any respect points of the Mäori language: its heritage, its dialects, its sounds and grammar, and the efforts being made through its audio system to make sure its survival. A succinct survey of a language with a wealth of fascinating gains, it is going to curiosity a person wishing to check the constitution of a minority language, in addition to these drawn to endangered languages and their renovation.

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The Languages of the Andes by Willem F. H. Adelaar

By Willem F. H. Adelaar

The Andean and Pacific areas of South the US are domestic to a impressive number of languages and language households, with a number typological ameliorations. Documenting the indigenous languages of this sector, in addition to of adjoining parts, Willem Andelaar and Pieter Muysken offer old in addition to modern information regarding the languages of the Andes. Illustrated with distinct grammatical sketches, their ebook could be a worthwhile source for college kids and students of linguistics and anthropology.

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Modern Foreign Languages: Teaching School Subjects 11-19 by Norbert Pachler

By Norbert Pachler

Covering the educational criteria for NQTs and the Induction criteria and in addition totally exploring matters to do with topic wisdom in studying to educate, this is often the basic consultant for lecturers of international languages. Acknowledging that a vital component to a secondary teacher's id is tied up with their topic taught, the e-book is split into 3 sections:

  • framing the topic
  • teaching the topic
  • modern languages within the pro community.

This booklet goals to supply stimulating advice to topic experts by means of aiding them locate methods of considering their specialism, easy methods to educate with it, and the way to enagage with what scholars examine via it.

Written with academics of contemporary overseas languages within the years in their early specialist improvement in brain, this ebook can be compatible for these on PGCE classes, these of their induction yr, and people in years two and three in their educating profession.

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A Subgrouping of Nine Philippine Languages by Teodoro A. Llamzon S.J. (auth.)

By Teodoro A. Llamzon S.J. (auth.)

BY J. C. ANCEAUX because the visual appeal of Brugmann's recognized article at the relation­ ships of the Indo-European languages in 1884, the topic of sub­ grouping of languages as a methodological challenge has been raised in simple terms sometimes. To this obvious loss of curiosity in an incredible aspect in comparative linguistics numerous factors might be assigned. considered one of them is consensus has been reached in regards to the major outlines of the family-tree for the language-family which has bought extra cognizance than the other: the Indo-European. one other clarification is that for many of the branches of this kin old fabrics can be found that have proved very worthy for the reconstruction of the inter­ mediate phases among the proto-Ianguage ande the modem languages. For a number of branches in simple terms has the matter of subgrouping been an issue for dialogue (e.g. Germanic). specified realization, besides the fact that, will be anticipated from those that began to observe the comparative how you can different language-families. This cognizance did come ahead, although now not instantly, simply because linguists first needed to care for the issues of proving the lifestyles of the relatives in query and identifying which languages belonged to it. For the Austronesian languages severe attemps to reach at a lin­ guistic class began really past due. convinced situations of nearer relationships have been seen adequate to be famous very early ( e.g.

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The Hebrew Vowels and Consonants As Symbols of Ancient by Ernst Ettisch

By Ernst Ettisch

Philology regards Hebrew as one of the Semitic languages. in spite of the fact that, Hebrew writing as we come upon it within the Bible monitors a couple of features that set off us to concede a distinct place to Hebrew script. It comprises, for instance, an abundance of musical notations which ended in Hebrew being known as 'the such a lot musical language within the world'. an intensive learn of Hebrew exhibits that during its writing and grammar it symbolically represents the Pythagorean thought of the concord of the spheres, of the making a song of the celebs. the writer provides the cosmic notations which the ancients attached with vowels and letters and which have been embodied in Hebrew script. This ebook won't purely contribute to philology but in addition position right into a new context the Hebrew script and language, the language of the Bible, the main greatly learn booklet on the planet.

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Teaching Modern Languages by Ann Swarbrick

By Ann Swarbrick

This reader attracts jointly fresh and newly commissioned papers to teach the origins of communicative method, the way it has built, what its study justification is and the way it may possibly so much successfully be utilized in the study room. The textual content examines the actual demanding situations of differentiation, combined skill instructing and educating a overseas language to teenagers with exact academic wishes. the ultimate part discusses methods of renewing creativity within the sleek languages lecture room by utilizing drama, artistic writing and function play.

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